The last farmers' markets of the season take place in several locations this week, the second-last Slow Roll Buffalo of the traditional bike season hits the road on Genesee Street, and Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. They are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here.
Slow Roll Buffalo: 6 p.m., Genesee Gateway, 111 Genesee St. Roughly 10-mile guided ride for all ages and abilities. First-time riders should register at slowrollbuffalo.org. Free.
Ask Us Anything About Your Health: 5:30 p.m., Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave. Catholic Health event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Registration is required by calling 447-6205.
Walktober: Last 30-minute guided downtown walk of the season through the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, noon, Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center, 403 Main St., at Lafayette Square. Free.
Halloween movie showing: Of the classic silent film, “Phantom of the Opera,” 8 p.m., with live organ music, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. Organist and Choirmaster Garrett Martin will accompany the film with an improvised score. Guests are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this family-friendly event. Free.
Farmers' markets: Last of the season, Hamburg Farmers’ Market. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., village municipal parking lot, Main and Buffalo streets, Hamburg; also Williamsville Farmer's Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; also Uptown Fresh Healthy Lifestyles Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3248 Bailey Ave. (next to fire station).
Healthy Minds Empowerment Conference: For teens in grades 7 to 12, and their parents or guardians, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle. Conference features keynote speaker Keith O’Neil, an NFL Super Bowl Champion, along with breakout sessions and panel discussions. Teens and adults will participate in separate workshops exploring issues around the emotional and mental well-being of Saturday’s youth, and empower youth and adults who care for them. Continental breakfast and lunch will provided. Participant prizes and giveaways. Topics will include Social Media & Mental Health, Stress Management Skills, Empowerment Skills, Suicide Prevention and Substance Abuse. Preregistration is required, and recommended by Sunday at healthymindsempowermentconference.eventbrite.com. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 226-6264. Free.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions (including controlled substances) and over-the-counter medications at the following Catholic Health drop-off sites: Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore; Mercy Ambulatory Care Center, 3669 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park; Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston; Sisters of Charity Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.
Spooky Library Party: 1 to 3 p.m., Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Trick or Treating, a mad scientist lab, stories and crafts. Costumes welcome. For families with children age 12 and under. Free.
Addictions support: Church services next weekend will focus on “Reclaimed Hope: The church’s role in addiction and recovery,” 5:30 p.m., as well as 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Clarence. Services will include the showing of “Blink of an Eye, a short film about addiction, testimonies from those who have walked through addiction, and information that can help families address substance abuse.
Yoga on the Green: Last of the season, 9 a.m., Kenmore Farmers Market, Village Green at 2919 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit vedayogaspace.com. Suggested donation $5 to $15. This is also the last Kenmore Farmers' Market of the season from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the same location.
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