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Womanfocus will have a Walk and Talk Session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. Participants will enjoy a walk in the park with other women while discussing "Self Esteem." No fee. Other topics and dates for Walk and Talk include: "Understanding Anger" on July 23 at Chestnut Ridge; "Healthy Relationships" on July 26 at Delaware Park; and "Bold and Balanced" on Aug. 23 at Ellicott Creek Park. For details and to register, call 884-3256.


A health fair to showcase its services and other health services in the community will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Pulse Health & Fitness, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga. The event will feature food, drink, door prizes, silent auction, chair massages and displays. For kids, there will be face painting, a meet-and-greet with Avengers star Captain America, and a visit from Bellevue Fire Department. J-Fitness and Weight Watchers will also be present. For information, call 681-9455 or visit


Gilda's Club of WNY will offer "Navigating Your Cancer Experience" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the club, 1140 Delaware Ave. at West Ferry Street. Designed to help those who have recently received a diagnosis of cancer, participants will meet and talk with an American Cancer Society patient navigator, learn about resources available to you such as transportation, financial assistance, wigs and more. Open to the public. To register, call 332-5900.


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, 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 addictions program, 7 p.m. Friday, Hedstrom Baptist Church, 55 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, 818-1012; Alcoholics Anonymous First Step, 8 p.m. Friday, 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.