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"A Taste of Energy Medicine: Exploring the Basics of Holistic Health Options" will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. Chandra Swanson Lebediker, a Reiki master and holistic practitioner, will talk about how energy medicine and holistic approaches differ from conventional approaches, sound healing, Bach flower remedies and the Emotional Freedom Technique. For information, call 689-4922.

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Martha Gesegnet, a registered nurse and clinical Ayurvedic specialist, will present "Spring Cleaning with Ayurveda," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway. She will talk about the techniques and benefits of Ayurvedic healing, lifestyle, detox and rejuvenation principles. For information, call 689-4922.

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Schofield Adult Wellness Center at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will present a free program titled "Aging Gracefully with Tai Chi" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program will be presented by a member of the Buffalo branch of the Toaist Tai Chi Society. Call 995-3851 or visit www.schofieldcare.org or register.

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Motherless Daughters, a support group for women whose mothers have died, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Circle of Daughters, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg. The cost is $10. For information, call Day Cummings at 627-4934.

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Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in aging and brain health, will present "Save Your Brain" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Getzville. He will provide information on the basics of the brain's mechanics, and will teach techniques to ward off memory loss, improve brain performance and how to increase mental fitness by implementing a brain-healthy lifestyle. For required reservations, call 512-0925.

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"Living With Diabetes," a four-session program of self-management classes, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday and April 11, 16 and 18 in the Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Preregistration is required; call 278-4102.

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Breast Cancer Network of Western New York will hold an educational meeting at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in its Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. Psychologist Jennifer Hydeman will speak about "The Emotional Aspects of Breast Cancer." A support group will follow at 8. For reservations, call Daria at 894-8135 or email bellabcndaria@aol.com. For information, call Sharon Feraci at 861-3038.

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Support groups and phone numbers to call for information include: Co-Dependents, fellowship of men and women whose purpose it is to develop healthy relationships, 7:30 p.m. today, Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Eggertsville, 864-0746 or 609-3022; anxiety self-help, 11 a.m. today, participants must be chem-free and refrain from using scented items while in the building, WNYIL, 3108 Main St., 836-0822, Ext. 118; Gam-Anon, for family and friends of gamblers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Weinberg Campus, 2700 N. Forest Road, Amherst, 254-4941; Reformers Unanimous faith-based addictions program, 7 p.m. Friday, Hedstrom Baptist Church, 55 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 818-1012; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, auditorium, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 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; Southtowns Osteoporosis, "Nutrition Goals for Managing Osteoporosis," 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Westwood Village/ElderWood Home, 580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, 862-2663.