Health and wellness
Parkinson Disease Caregiver Support: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, fifth-floor UBNS Administrative Offices, Dent Towers, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more info, call Mary Ellen at 833-5389.
medication advice: Talk entitled, “Medication Adherence & Proper Medication Disposal,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 995-3851 or visiting schofieldcare.org .
flu shot clinic: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Flu and pneumonia shots available for adults 18 and older. Patients with health insurance, including Medicare, should be prepared to present their insurance cards. No co-pay will be required. Individuals who do not have insurance will be charged $20 for a flu shot.
Nar-Anon: Family support for those affected by someone else’s addiction, 1 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Community of Faith, 187 Southside Parkway, across from South Park High School. Use side door from the parking lot. For more info, call the Rev. Barbara Hulsing at 655-3463 or 574-0164.
cancer film: Special screening of “Decoding Annie Parker,” on Thursday evening, with partial proceeds benefitting the Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The film’s director, Steven Bernstein, is a Buffalo native who will return to Western New York for the film’s screening prior to its nationwide release. Funds from the event will also support BRCA Gene Awareness Inc. VIP tickets are $100 and tickets are $50 for the show and Q&A afterward; to order them, visit www.roswellpark.org and click on “Roswell in the News.”
kidney disease education: 6 p.m. Thursday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free and public welcome. Learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease, as well as how medications, diet and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy. To register, call 871-8103 or visit kidneysmart.org/class.
Be Active Walk series: On-site registration starts at 9 a.m. and walks start at 9:45 a.m. today at Sprague Brook Casino, Glenwood and next Saturday at Akron Cummings Lodge, Akron. Walk and health screenings are free. For more info, visit CreatingHealthyCommunities.org.
spinning for survivors: 1:30 p.m. today, BikeorBar, 904 Elmwood Ave., at West Delevan; $20 suggested donation. Sign up at bikeorbar.com.
walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
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.
5K run: Heroes 5K Run, Chase and Health, dedicated to those in the health and public safety communities, next Saturday morning on the Delaware Park Ring Road. Register online at www.ecmc.edu by clicking on the “Lifeline Foundation Heroes” logo or at 8 a.m. the day of the event in Delaware Park.
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.
obesity talk: Internationally-known childhood obesity expert, Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY distinguished professor at the University at Buffalo, will give a free talk, “Lead Foot and Worn Breaks: Navigating the Roads to Repair Childhood Obesity,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, on the UB South Campus, Main Street and Bailey Avenue. The public and health care providers are welcome.
healthy tailgating: Learn to cook healthy dishes that will be hits before big games across the season, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, YWCA Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Cost is $15 for members, $17 for non-members, with $8 for supplies given to instructor. Limited space. Call 692-5580 to sign up.
wellness wednesday: Monthly support group focusing on whole foods and healthy eating for weight control, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 27, First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Cost of $20 for each class includes handouts, recipes, samples, giveaways and online support.
yard sale: Amberleigh Retirement Community hosts its annual Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, rain or shine, 2330 Maple Road, Amherst, near Transit Road.
meet, greet and treats: To benefit Chase Brittion and Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, parking lot of Pet Supplies Plus, 9630 Transit Road, near North French Road, East Amherst. Children’s Bounce House, silent auction, prize wheel and more.
The Kiddieland Testing Park: Noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. Children can “test” the helicopter, wet boat ride, buggy ride and cars and fire trucks and tell the museum which they like best. Admission charged. Visit carrouselmuseum.org for more info.
donate to kids: Annual donation day for Potter’s Hands and Every Child Ministry, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, The Potter’s Hands Donation Center, 464 Creekside Drive, Amherst. Beds, mattresses, frames, couches, recliners, large appliances for immediate use, children’s fall and winter clothing, baby items (besides car seats).
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 for more info.
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 the Rev. John Pingel at 824-2787.
grief share: Support for those who’ve lost a loved one, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, 36 Pine St., Lockport.
homegrown book series: Noon Thursday, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. This week’s book is “Against the Grain: The History of Buffalo’s First Ward,” by Timothy Bohen.
music on the shores: noon to 11 p.m., next Saturday, Dunkirk Camp & Conference Center, 3602 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk. Fundraiser helps send children from across the region to summer camp for free or reduced prices. Visit dunkirkcc.com for more info.