Health and wellness

healing service: 2 to 4 p.m. today, St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 200 Cazenovia St. Features Linda M. Malia, author of “Healing Touch and Saving Word,” and Alyn Syms, a local composer and guitarist.

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); Rural Communities group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.

Parkinson’s Disease Support: Group meets 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls, Call 478-5569 for information.

Diabetes Support: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information, call Marie at 745-7149.

Prenatal Class: Three-session class to prepare expectant parents for childbearing and parenting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 278-4433.

medicare info: The Delaware Family YMCA, 2564 Delaware Ave., will host a Medicare information event from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Individuals can speak one-on-one with representatives from various Medicare providers, including Independent Health, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and Univera. Free and open to the public. For more info or to register, call the YMCA at 875-1283.

Kidney Disease Education: 3 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls, and 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free. To register, call 871-8103 or visit

US TOO!: Niagara Region prostate cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Health Center, Lewiston. For information and registration, call Gene at 695-1736.

pituitary conference: UB Neurosurgery hosts “Multidisciplinary Pituitary Conference: Cysts of the Sellar Region,” 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Room 5019A, Gates Vascular Institute, 875 Ellicott St. All interested physicians and health care personnel are welcome to attend.

relay for life: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday, Iroquois High School cafeteria, Girdle Road, Elma. Food and drinks, basket raffle, bake sale and relay information available. Come vote for your favorite Crock-Pot masterpiece and get a head start on holiday shopping while supporting a great cause. Contact Nicole at 601-7867 or for more information.


tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. and restorative yoga at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required. Visit or email for more info.

Tai Chi: With Bob White in North Tonawanda. 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St.; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase your flexibility, tone your muscles, improve your posture and make you feel better. Cost is $8 per class. For more info, email or call 574-5503.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

PILATES: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Karyn Kelly Dance Studio, Main Street at Transit Road, in the Transitown Plaza, behind T.J. Maxx, Clarence. Cost $6 per drop-in class. For more info, visit or call 866-3735.

Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position creating to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 861 Brighton Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per class; bring own mat. For more info, email, call 604-7536 or visit

Yoga: Family yoga, open to families with children ages 5 to 11, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Hatha yoga, all levels, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Stevenson Elementary School, 3745 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. These are free classes sponsored by the Town of Porter. Email for further information.


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

Winter Market at Horsefeathers: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 346 Connecticut St.; wide variety of local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, wine, biscotti, cookies, homemade dog treats, jams, soaps, chocolates and pasta.

Breast-feeding support: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Sponsored by the Community Health Worker Program. For information, call 278-4623.

Gluten-Free Diet Support Meeting: 10 a.m. next Saturday, dining hall of Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway. Gathering will feature Ann Marie Smokowski, speaking on autism and the gluten-free diet. Special diet counseling session follows. For more info, call 636-6021.

science of food: Education staff will lead themed activities exploring the science of food from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday and Nov. 24 at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. For more information and admission cost, visit


grief share: Support for those who have lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.

Life changes: “Life Changes” group for helping people through a time of loss, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Peace House, Salem Lutheran Church, 271 Whitfield Ave. For more info, call 824-2787.

Natural Family Planning: Learn how contemporary methods of natural family planning work, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Preregistration is required by calling 298-2385.

homegrown book series: “Roycroft Campus” (Arcadia history series), talk by Robert Charles Rust, noon Thursday, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.

Siblings Class: “Let’s Celebrate Big Brother/Big Sister,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Designed for children 3 to 8 years old to help them prepare for the arrival of your new baby. Preregistration required by calling 298-2145.

best sellers: Fundraiser for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Hotel @ the Lafayette, Lafayette Square. Cost, $75. To register, visit and click on “Best Sellers Party.” Proceeds benefit children’s programing and materials costs for each of the library system’s 37 branches.