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Drop off old medications

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at several hospitals, senior centers and other public venues across the region.

Find a location nearest you online at deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback; click on “Locate collection sites” and search by ZIP code.

To prevent accidental ingestion and misuse of prescription drugs, properly dispose of your prescriptions when they expire. Carefully read your prescription’s label to see specific disposal directions and take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Event to focus on Alzheimer’s

Patients and families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions will have a chance to hear about and discuss new treatments and research next Saturday at the University at Buffalo’s second annual “Brains & Gains.”

The free, public event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus, Amherst. It will feature briefings on a broad range of neurological conditions and diseases, as well as breakout question-and-answer sessions with UB’s leading national experts.

Seating is limited, and registration is required. For more info, and to register, visit alumni.buffalo.edu/brainsandgains, call 881-7482 or email js433@buffalo.edu.

Topics include: “Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory,” “Multiple Sclerosis and Neurocognition” and “Neuro-Ophthalmology.”

The event is sponsored by the Department of Neurology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

Quince to speak at health expo

Dolvett Quince, trainer with NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will be keynote speaker Monday during “Conversations for a Healthier YOU” health and wellness expo at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

The free event, which is open to the public, will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Quince’s presentation, “Changing Lives One Rep at a Time,” will begin about 6:30.

Before that, a fitness sampler zone and health food stations will be featured.

The expo is hosted by Independent Health, in partnership with the Biggest Loser Resort Niagara.

Wear costume to Turkey Trot

Those participating in the YMCA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day are encouraged to bring a little something extra along.

A costume.

For the second year, the Y will include a costume contest during the race, which starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 28 in front of the Delaware Family YMCA, 2564 Delaware Ave.

This contest is open only to race participants.

For more information on the contest, email YMCA Communications Director Kathy Romanowski at kromanowski@ymcabuffaloniagara.org; register for the race online at ymcabuffaloniagara.org.

S. Buffalo library celebrates 110 years

The J.P. Dudley Branch Library, at 2010 South Park Ave., celebrated 110 years of service earlier this month.

Several local leaders and a children’s entertainer helped mark the celebration Oct. 17.

The Dudley Branch became the second library in the city when it opened in 1903 at 503 South Park Ave.; the opening was a direct result of a petition circulated by citizens in South Buffalo, who claimed that they wanted library privileges even though they were far removed from the main library downtown. It was named for Joseph Pillsbury Dudley, president of the Buffalo Public Library from 1902 to 1906.

For more info, visit BuffaloLib.org.