AUTISM WALK: The annual walk for the National Alliance for Autism Research begins with registration at 11 a.m. today at the West Seneca Soccer Complex, 3747 Seneca St., West Seneca. Visit www.autismwalk.org/buffalo.
LINDA YALEM RUN: The 16th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run will start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the University at Buffalo North Campus. The race is held in memory of Linda Yalem, a UB student raped and murdered while running in 1990. The race starts near Alumni Arena. For more information or to preregister, visit: www.lindayalemrun.buffalo.edu.
OKTOBERFEST: The Sisters of St. Joseph and Our Lady of Peace Parish, will sponsor an Oktoberfest from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday in Monsignor Hammerl Hall, 10950 Main St., Clarence. There will be music, dancing, German food and door prizes. Cost is $6. For details, call 759-6454, Ext. 20.
VILLA MARIA ACADEMY BENEFIT: Villa Maria Academy, 600 Doat St., Cheektowaga, will hold a chicken barbecue and raffle from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the school. Tickets are $8. Call 894-0398.
SHOW AND SALE: The 25th annual miniatures show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hearthstone Manor. Proceeds benefit Hospice. Call 773-3147.