Health and wellness
Breast Cancer Support: “To You It’s All About Cancer (2U ABC),” education and support for and by breast cancer patients and survivors, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, HSBC Community Room, The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St. at Walnut Avenue, Niagara Falls. Call 957-8255 for information.
Alzheimer’s Support: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Peace Family Room, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Contact Phyllis Ham for information at 298-3735.
Grief Support: For parents who have lost infants. Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 723B, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. For information, call Anne at 282-3368.
dementia program: Nancy Cassick from The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville will host a free community seminar entitled “Activities for People at Home with Dementia” at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in the Newstead Senior Center, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron. The seminar is designed for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in their home. Volunteer Pat Cruikshank will talk about her experiences as a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. To reserve a spot, call 632-3700.
Prostate Cancer Support: US TOO! Niagara Region Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston. For information and registration, call Gene at 695-1736.
Soccer Shots: Summer soccer program for kids ages 2 to 8, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Delaware Park. Each session is 30 minutes long and costs $11. The program offers children a noncompetitive introduction to sports. Registration information is available www.soccershotsbuffalo.com, by calling 408-3071 or by email at email@example.com .
rut race: 7 p.m. Monday, Bond Lake Park, 2571 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston. To keep registration fee low, $15, there will be no T-shirts given away; To register and for more info, visit bondlakeac.com.
walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute and take a different route each week through September.
yoga class: Gentle Restorative Yoga, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through the summer at Body Glyphix Studio, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center; $10 drop-in, free for anyone with cancer. For more info, visit bodyglyphix.com.
outdoor yoga: Yoga at Porter-on-the-Lake, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at the park; from Lake Road, turn north on Dietz Road. Free. For more info, email instructor Monica Zucco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tai chi: With Bob White, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 River Road, next to Stella Niagara, Lewiston. Wear loose clothing. Sponsored by Town of Lewiston Recreation Department; email email@example.com for directions and information.
The Color Run: 5K run in which participants are blasted with color dust, 9 a.m. next Saturday, Canalside. For registration and more info, visit thecolorrun.com/buffalo.
Elmwood-Bidwell farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. For more info, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org.
healthy options: Cooking class presented by Independent Health Foundation, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Independent Health Family Branch YMCA in the Wegmans Demonstration Kitchen, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst; $10 for Independent Health members and YMCA members; $15 for nonmembers. To register, call 635-4959.
Postpartum Breastfeeding Class: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For registration and room location information, call 298-2618 or 298-2385.
food allergy walk: 9 a.m. to noon today, Delaware Park. People with food allergies, their family and friends and local community members will participate in the walk after a 10 a.m. opening ceremony. Bounce house, face painting and other activities are part of the fun. Adults who sign up for the walk and raise $100 receive a T-shirt, as do all children who participate in the walk. Walkers can register in person this morning. Participants can walk individually or as part of a team. Hosted by Food Allergy Research & Education.
Siege of Fort Erie: Canada’s largest battle re-enactment weekend takes place today and Sunday to mark the 199th anniversary of this important battle during the War of 1812, Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Road, near the Peace Bridge, Fort Erie, Ont. Highlights include battle re-enactments at 11 a.m. and 2 and 8 p.m. today and a lantern tour of the fort under attack at 9 p.m. today; a memorial service honoring all of those who fell in battle will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and the last battle re-enactment of the weekend, the American Sortie, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. Visit niagaraparksheritage.com for full schedule of events. Fort admission costs $12.25 for adults (13 and over), $7.95 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under.
touch a truck: 2 to 5 p.m. today, middle block of Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Children and families are invited to touch, and step inside, fire trucks, police cars and ambulances to see how they operate. Free and open to the public.
free school supplies: Will be available at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; items available while supplies last. Open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees need not be members of Independent Health, but a child must be present to receive the supplies. Participants must also complete a free registration process at the event to be eligible for the supplies. The supply giveaway is part of a back-to-school theme at the Good for the Neighborhood event, which also includes activities for children, a free farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables, a healthy cooking demonstration and free healthy food samples. In addition, this event features free health screenings. For more info, call 635-4959.
Incline railway: The Niagara Parks Commission on Friday will reopen a revamped Incline Railway which travels up and down Murray Hill near Table Rock, Niagara Falls, Ont.