Health and wellness
diabetes talk: 7 p.m. Monday, North Tonawanda Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda, with diabetes educator Sophia Kruly. No registration required. Free.
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., and Caregiver’s Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., also Tuesday in the same location.
Prostate support: The US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in Room 301 at the Veterans Affairs 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. weekdays.
Nar-Anon: 7 p.m. every Wednesday, St. John Grace Episcopal Church, 496 Lafayette Ave., and at 1 and 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, Good Shepherd Community of Faith, 187 Southside Parkway, across from South Park High School.
Tinnitus talk: For those suffering from ringing in the ears, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 995-3851.
Alzheimer’s CARE Training: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free for those who have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Learn how to help manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for yourself while caring for your loved one. RSVP by calling 630-0657.
free mammograms: For women over 40 who do not have health insurance and meet eligibility guidelines, 8 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Windsong Radiology Group, 55 Spindrift Drive, Williamsville. Appointments are required. Call 886-9201. Supported by Windsong, the Neighborhood Health Center and Cancer Services Program of Erie County.
rotary health fair: 9 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Windermere Boulevard School, 291 Windermere Blvd., Eggertsville. Includes flu shots and free check-ups and screenings.
survivor luncheon: For Susan G. Komen Western New York, 11 a.m. next Saturday, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St.; complimentary for all breast cancer survivors, $25 for others. Register online at komenwny.org or call 332-2481.
Be Active Walk series: On-site registration starts at 9 a.m. and walks start at 9:45 a.m. today at Akron Cummings Lodge, Akron, and next Saturday at Como Lake Park Casino, Cheektowaga. Walk and health screenings are free. For more info, visit CreatingHealthyCommunities.org.
linda yalem safety run: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo North Campus. Register in person at the arena from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Sunday, prior to the start of the race. Cost is $25 for the general public, $20 for UB students. Proceeds support safety awareness and rape prevention programing at UB.
zumbathon: To benefit Vanessa Haynie, diagnosed last year with lupus, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1451 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 946-1929 or 335-1276.
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 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.
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.
EAT WELL LIVE WELL CHALLENGE: Employers interested in learning more about the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo’s healthy weight loss program for employees may attend a training session from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Wegmans, 5275 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. Advance registration is required by calling 851-4052 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
gluten-free diet support: WNY group meets 10 a.m. next Saturday, Mount Mercy Academy, 88 Red Jacket Parkway, South Buffalo. Dr. Daniel Gelfond, with Women & Children’s Hospital Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, will speak. Meeting is open to all; for more info, call 636-6021.
Paws in the park: Healthy Walking Challenge where walkers are encouraged to walk with their pets, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island. Register this morning before the event starts; for more info, visit www.bcbswny.com/HWC. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
Lewiston Harvest Festival: and “Earth Voices of the Great Spirit,” which celebrates traditional Native American Culture, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Village of Lewiston.
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.
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.
homegrown book series: Noon Thursday, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. This week’s book is on WNY Wares talk by Brian Meyer and Mark Ciemcioch, both of whom write for The Buffalo News.