Health and wellness
agent orange talk: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Kittinger Building, Room K-100, Erie Community College North Campus, Main Street and Youngs Road, Williamsville. Educational meeting for Vietnam veterans and their families. National reps from Vietnam Veterans of America will attend the meeting.
health talk: Dr. Paul Farmer, medical anthropologist and co-founding director of Partners in Health, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Canisius College Montante Cultural Center. His lecture, “To Repair the World,” is free and open to the public.
health fair: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, River Road Primary Care Center, Wellness Park, 624 River Road, North Tonawanda. Free health screenings, music and car seat safety checks. Sponsored by the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary.
Chiropractic workshop: Review of Chadras and relationship to the spine, health and well-being, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Michelle Dobbertean Chiropractic, 5637 Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Free. Call 239-5735 email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
ALS support: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, First Floor Boardroom Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For info, call 860-1947 or email email@example.com.
holistic health: “A Shamanic Approach to Health and Wellness,” by Paula and Andrew Schenk 7 p.m. Wednesday, Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway Amherst. Free. Register in person at the library or by phone 689-4922.
memory care support: Alzheimer’s support group at 3 p.m. Wednesday and daughter’s support group to follow at 5 p.m., Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Clarence. For more info, contact Sarah Pietrowski at 632-3700 or visitmcguiregroup.com.
ostomy support: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2311 George Urban Blvd., Depew. For info, call 741-3853.
manage cancer anxiety: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Research and Information Commons (new library) Room 120, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. Free. To register contact the Cancer Wellness Center at 694-1395.
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.
pituitary conference: 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, fifth floor, Gates Vascular Institute; hosted by UB Neurosurgery. All interested physicians and health care personnel are welcome.
Fall into Wellness: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Buffalo City Hall Lobby, Niagara Square. Free blood pressure checkups, BMI measurements, and health information. Flu shots will be free for those covered under most insurers; an insurance card must be presented. Sponsored by the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.
Kidney Disease Education: 3 p.m. Thursday, Niagara Falls Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls. To register, call 523-9604 or go online to kidneysmart.org/class. Free.
Be Active Walk series: On-site registration starts at 9 a.m. and walks start at 9:45 a.m. today at Ellicott Creek Casino, Town of Tonawanda and next Saturday at Sprague Brook Casino, Glenwood. Walk and health screenings are free. For more info, visit CreatingHealthyCommunities.org.
Body sculpting: 22-session class schedule starts 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Ohio Street Elementary School gym, 625 Ohio St., North Tonawanda. Register at the city recreation office at 500 Wheatfield St.; cost is $66 for city residents, $77 for those outside the city. Child care available for a small donation. For more info, call 695-8520, Ext. 5508.
yoga class: Led by Patrick Moltane, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and Sept. 23, Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St., near Michigan Avenue. Bring your own mat. For more info, visit thevalleycenter.com or call 823-4707, Ext. 2.
walking on Wednesdays: Noon Wednesday, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Walks start in Kaminski Park outside Roswell Park Cancer Institute and take a different route each week through September.
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.
Niagara Celtic Festival 5K run: 10 a.m. Sunday, Krull Park, Olcott. Registration costs $25 in advance and $30 day of race, and it includes two Sunday passes to the festival (a $20 value), two beverage tickets, a T-shirt and awards for various age groups. For info, visit niagaraceltic.com
spinning for survivors: 1:30 p.m. next Saturday, BikeorBar, 904 Elmwood Ave., at West Delevan; $20 suggested donation. Sign up at bikeorbar.com.
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.
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.
heart walk: Non-competitive, 3-mile walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St.; to benefit the American Heart Association. Health and wellness expo opens at 8 a.m. To register or for more info, visit buffaloniagaraheartwalk.org or call 614-1980.
green program: Sustainable Earth Solutions is offering a free Introductory session through its Small Business GREEN Initiative for local businesses seeking to explore ways to help green their organizations and save money; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Ashker’s Juice Bar and Café, 1002 Elmwood Ave.
INK’d Culture: Adults-only happy hour Science Café lecture series, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Includes presentation at 6 p.m. on body art and at 7 p.m. on “Artistic Mistakes,” as well as a cash bar and admission to the Body Worlds Vital exhibition. $10 for non-members and $5 for BMS Members and includes admission to BODY WORLDS Vital. Entry is payable at the door or online at sciencebuff.org.
downsizing talk: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Info for those overwhelmed by the thought of moving from their family home. Free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by calling 995-3851 or online at schofieldcare.org .
grief support: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Road, Wheatfield. Free bereavement support session; topic will be “Understanding Finances and Benefits,” with guest speaker Pat George, attorney. Those interested in attending can call 694-7700.
Homegrown book series: Anthone Antek talks about his book, “Bipolar Buffalo: A Mosaic of Minds Journey, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Free.
night of rhythm: “Noche de Ritmo” salsa concert and health festival aimed at raising awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Latino communities, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Evergreen Commons, 262 Georgia St. on the Lower West Side. Free. Refreshments provided, as well a performance by Ritmo Seis and health information and screenings.
walk to end alzheimer’s: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. next Saturday outside the Buffalo Zoo in Delaware Park; walk starts at 10 a.m. To register online and for more info, visit alz.org/wny. Kick-off party to learn more about the walk is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Bar Louie at the Galleria Mall, Cheektowaga.
donate to kids: Annual donation day for Potter’s Hands and Every Child Ministry, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next Saturday, The Potter’s Hands Donation Center, 464 Creekside Drive, Amherst. Kid’s furniture, clothes needed.