Health and wellness

Healing Spirituality: Service of Healing, 4 p.m. today, St. John’s-Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle (Lafayette at Richmond), For all who feel a need for healing in body, mind or spirit, this informal service features singing of simple Taize songs of prayer and scriptural texts about healing. For more info, call 885-1112 or visit

Colon Cancer Screening Kits: Available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, main lobby, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; and same time Tuesday at the Neighborhood Health Center, 3101 Ninth St., Niagara Falls.

Smoking Cessation Class: Learn the keys to kicking the habit, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and March 10, Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. For information or to register, call 278-4604.

Chiropractic talk: 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dobbertean Chiropractic, 5637 Harris Hill Road, near Roll Road, Clarence. Free; visit to register and for more info.

Brain injury support: For individuals who have sustained a mild to moderate brain injury, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Headway of WNY, 2635 Delaware Ave (enter at Suite B); Women’s Peer Support. 1 to 2:30 p.m. same day and location.

Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Room 301 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. This informal information meeting is free to the public and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. For more info, call 834-9200, Ext. 5169 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday or the group’s hotline at 743-7595.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT: Group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Study Group Room, Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. All those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome, as are family or friends. For more info, contact the Arthritis Foundation at (800) 870-1771.

Memory program: “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Includes basic information everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Free; public welcome.

Kidney screening: The Northeast Kidney Foundation will hold a free kidney screening, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday, Elm Fellowship Christian Church, 70 Chalmers Ave.; registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 512-7918 or email for more information and to register.


tai chi for better balance: Six-week series starts at 10:15 a.m. Monday and runs Mondays through April 7, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $58 for the series. To register and for more information, call 882-0772 or email

Be Active mall walk: For older adults, 9:15 a.m. Friday, Boulevard Mall, Amherst. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.; walk will be cancelled if Amherst area schools are closed. Free.


Winter Market at Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; variety of products includes wines.


Mini Maker Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. The fair will celebrate creativity, invention, and the do-it-yourself spirit of 50 craftspeople who will demonstrate computer making, 3-D printing, knitting, bot making, jewelry making and more. Museum admission charged.

Support Group: GriefShare, for adults coping with grief caused by the death of a loved one, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Room S-353, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Call 278-4604 or 433-3780 to register. Free.

Expectant Parent Classes: 7 p.m. Wednesday, and March 12 and 26, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. These classes cover changes of pregnancy and fitness, labor, birth and relaxation techniques. Cesarean birth and recovery period, your newborn infant and breast-feeding. To register and for more info, call 298-2618.