Health and wellness
Earth-Spirit Expo: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Best Western (Formerly Holiday Inn), 515 S. Transit St., Lockport. Whole-life expo includes info on green living, alternative healing, massage, spirituality and organic products. $5 admission. For more info, visit Earth-SpiritExpo.com
disabilities film festival: And speaker series, today; 2 and 7 p.m. screenings of “The Joy of Drumming,” Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., and panel discussion from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., led by University at Buffalo historian and disability studies scholar Mike Rembis.
grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls.
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.
Diabetes Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For info, call 745-7149.
Uniform Sale: “Buffalo Scrubs,” top name-brand scrubs, lab coats, shoes and more, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium B, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Sponsored by the Medical Center Auxiliary.
Ladies Night Out: A women’s health and wellness expo featuring some of the area’s best chefs and restaurateurs in a healthy chef competition, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Tickets $5. Call 278-4570.
Free medical clinic: For children and adults, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Wimbledon Walk-In Care, 260 Center Road, West Seneca. Will treat minor illnesses and injuries. No insurance or appointment needed. For more, call 674-4546 or visit wimbledonwalkincare.com.
Fertility Care: “Natural Family Planning” sessions teach how contemporary methods work, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room 249, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. Preregistration is required by calling 298-2385.
spirituality and healing: “Can The Mind Heal?” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Daemen College Library Research and Information Commons, Room 120, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Free. Join Charles Sabatino and Cheryl Nosek from Daemen as they help you find your way toward peace, inner strength and wisdom. To register, call the Cancer Wellness Center at 694-1395.
Nar-Anon: Family support for those affected by someone else’s addiction. Hope Begins Here group meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at St. John Grace Episcopal Church, 496 Lafayette Ave., on Colonial Circle; and another group meets at 1 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Community of Faith, 187 Southside Parkway, across from South Park High School.
Breastfeeding Class: For moms and babies, 1 p.m. Thursday, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For registration and room location info, call 298-2618 or 298-2385.
Kidney Disease Education: Learn how kidneys function and the causes and treatment of chronic kidney disease, 3 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 523-9604 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
health care proxy: Niagara Hospice hosts an Advance Care Planning seminar to help ensure health care wishes are followed, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Hospice Administrative Building, 4675 Sunset Drive, Town of Lockport. Light refreshments will be served; free forms and handouts will also be available. Register for the free seminar by leaving a message at 280-0742.
Prostate support: US TOO! Niagara Region Prostate Cancer Support Group, meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Room 723A, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston. For information and registration, call Gene at 695-1736.
health care fair: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. Features info on various services available to area residents, including Medicare and Medicaid, senior living and nursing services. Flu shots and health checks also will be available. Free.
health and wellness expo: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., next Saturday, Amberleigh Retirement Community, 2330 Maple Road; includes flu shots by Walgreen’s and free check-ups and screenings. Call 689-4195 to register.
Be Active Walk series: On-site registration starts at 9 a.m. and walks start at 9:45 a.m. today at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, Orchard Park. For more info, visit creatinghealthycommunities.org.
tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca. 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 www.shaktibuffalo.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 604-7536 or visit yourfitguru.com/joykelley.
Six Steps to Better Balance: Created by octogenarian Betty Perkins-Carpenter, begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; six-week series costs $58. Preregistration required by emailing email@example.com or calling 882-0772.
tai chi: The Taoist Tai Chi Society will host an open house with demonstrations and refreshments, 10 to 1:30 a.m., next Saturday, 968 Kenmore Ave. Call 867-6689 or see buffalo.taoist.org for more info.
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 elmwoodmarket.org.
healthy eating talk: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Dr. Sanford Levy will speak about the new wisdom versus the old wisdom with regard to carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested by calling 995-3851 or online at schofieldcare.org.
haunted history tours: Take an hourlong tour of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, and learn about the history of the library and all things haunted, spooky and downright creepy there, 2 p.m. today, 4 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. next Saturday, 4 p.m. Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
BUG works: The latest interactive science studio at the Buffalo Science Museum, opens Monday at the museum, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, and hosts family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on opening day. Developed by Buffalo-based Hadley Exhibits, the gallery features bugs that creep, crawl and fly, and their place and purpose in our ecosystem. For admission cost and more information, visit sciencebuff.org.
HELPMATES: Support group for those who have lost a significant other through separation, divorce or death, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle, (McKinley Parkway at Whitfield Avenue), South Buffalo. For more info, call 824-2787.
health and wellness fair: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Child Care Resource Network, 1000 Hertel Ave. Free health screenings, education, healthy recipes and information on family, finances and employment.
good for the neighborhood: Free horse-drawn hay rides will be offered at the Independent Health Foundation’s program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Participants also will learn about the importance of building a relationship with their primary doctor and how to do so. They are also encouraged to bring a list of their medications to talk with a pharmacist and ask any questions they may have. This free event also will include a farmers’ market, healthy cooking demonstration and healthy food samples, as well as health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index.
Book sale: The Friends of the Lockport Public Library will hold its “Fabulous Fall” Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Saturday, 23 East Ave., Lockport. A presale for members of the Friends will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday; anyone is welcome to join the group and shop during the presale. Individual memberships are $5. Proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the library and sponsor community programs. For more info, visit lockportlibrary.org.
Soccer anniversary: Soccer Shots celebrates the 100th birthday of the U.S. Soccer Federation with a one-hour clinic, 10:30 a.m. next Saturday, Delaware Park along Nottingham Terrace; suggested donation of $10 to take part in the clinic, and anyone interested can register online at soccershotsbuffalo.com. The program works with children ages 2 to 8; members of the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team will be on hand.