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Delaware Park Fitness Camp, a group exercise program for those ages 18 and over, will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Dec. 17 under the direction and supervision of certified personal trainers. Participants should bring comfortable workout clothes, sneakers, heart rate monitor (optional), sunscreen, towel and water bottle. The camp is held near the intersection of Parkside Avenue and Route 198 (Agassiz entrance of Delaware Park). The cost is $85 for five-session package, $150 for 10-session package, $240 for 20-session package, or $20 for individual sessions. For information or to register, call 838-1249, Ext. 11.

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Gilda's Club, 1140 Delaware Ave., offers support groups, workshops and social activities for anyone touched by cancer. Call 332-5900 for information or visit www.gildasclubwny.org.

The club also will offer Kid Support, a free, curriculum-based, peer-focused support group designed to address the psychological and social needs of children who have a family member or friend with cancer, as well as the children with cancer. The program will run Monday through Nov. 23 and is open to children ages 5 to 11. For information, call Kathy Kurtz at 332-5900, Ext. 206.

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The Amherst Secular Organizations for Sobriety will hold a support group meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. There is no fee for the meeting. For information, call 636-4869, Ext. 318.

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A flu shot clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 2222 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Nurses from Maxim Healthcare services will give the immunizations that are covered by Medicare Part B, Independent Health and several private insurance carriers. Without insurance, the cost is $30. Pneumonia vaccines are also available. Call 995-3851 for information on insurance coverage and appointments. Drop-ins will be accommodated.

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Lisa Cove, certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, will speak at Family Education Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Lancaster. Her topic will include an overview of Alzheimer's disease. A complimentary dinner will be served. Call Sarah Pietrowski at 632-6096, Ext. 287, for reservations.

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"The Many Faces of Breast Cancer," a national program that educates women about the risks of breast cancer and provides support to breast cancer survivors, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Marinaccio's, 5877 Main St., Williamsville. Three Buffalo Medical Group physicians and a breast cancer survivor will speak. The free program is sponsored by AstraZeneca. Registration/refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, phone (800) 977-4089 or e-mail: ManyFacesBuffalo@zenogjroupevents.com.

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Empty Leash sponsors a weekly pet-loss self-help support group at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in Life Transitions Center, 150 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga. Attendees must register before attending first meeting; call Kym at 668-2446 or Sue at 656-0871.

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US Too!, a support group of prostate cancer survivors, has free speakers available for organizational meetings. The speakers provide current information on prostate cancer and stress the importance of being checked for the disease that affects one in six men in the United States. For information, contact Howard Henry at 836-0413 or laghh@roadrunner.com.

The prostate support group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. next Tuesday in Room 803C, Veterans Affairs Medical Center. For information, call 743-7595 or 834-9200, Ext. 5169.

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A Yoga Nidra meditation class will be offered at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in the Body Glyphix, 12377 Big Tree Road, Wales Center. The fee is $10. For necessary registration, call 652-7805.

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Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, 278-4569; Alcoholics Anonymous International Group, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 278-4569; Narcotics Anonymous, 5 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 278-4569.

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