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Health and wellness

fight like a girl: Breast cancer awareness event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Delevan Firefighters Training Center,1006 N. Main St., Delevan. Find out how you can help the cause; related vendors and exhibits.

kidney education: Learn how kidneys function and the causes of chronic kidney disease, how medications, diet and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy, and how to manage related health condition, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. To register, call 871-8103 or visit

Free medical clinic: For children and adults, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Wimbledon Walk-In Care, 260 Center Road, West Seneca. Will treat minor illnesses and injuries. No insurance or appointment needed. For more, call 674-4546 or visit


Be Active Walk series: On-site registration starts at 9 a.m. and walks start at 9:45 a.m. today at Forestry Visitors Center, Sardinia. Walk and health screenings are free. For more info, visit

tai chi: Exercise for seniors, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Monday and Friday, West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca, one mile east of Union Road. For more info, call 675-9288. Free for Erie County residents.

Yoga: Slow (foundational) Vinyasa yoga at 6 p.m. Monday and restorative yoga at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Shakti Yoga, 133 Grant St.; one-hour classes cost $10 each, no registration required. Visit or email for more info.

Tai Chi: With Bob White in North Tonawanda, 11 a.m. Monday, DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St.; wear loose comfortable clothes, beginners welcome. Cost is $5 per class.

Dance Moves: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Grace Church, 51 Colonial Circle. Inspired therapeutic group classes increase flexibility, tone muscles and improve posture. Cost is $8 per class. For more info, email or call 574-5503.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Tosh Collins Senior Center, 35 Cazenovia St.; free. Call 828-1093 or email for more info.

Essentrics: Strengthens the muscles in an elongated position to help increase agility, speed of movement, relief of pain and prevention of injuries, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 861 Brighton Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Cost is $10 per class; bring mat. For more info, email, call 604-7536 or visit

Yoga: Family yoga, open to families with children ages 5 to 11, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Hatha yoga, all levels, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Stevenson Elementary School, 3745 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. These are free classes sponsored by the Town of Porter. Email for further information.


Elmwood-Bidwell farmers’ market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and every Saturday through mid-December, Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. Students from D’Youville’s School of Pharmacy will hold a flu shot clinic today. Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings, along with medication counseling, also will be available. For more info, visit

Green cuisine: “Food preservation: Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables,” 6 p.m. Monday, Epiphany United Church of Christ, 9365 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center. Erin Blabac, of Root Down Farm in Clarence, will attend. Free and open to the public. For more info, call 741-8815.


Halloween Spooktacular: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Children up to age 16 will be able participate in a costume contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., plus enjoy games provided by the Niagara Police Athletic League, crafts from the State Parks’ Interpretive Center, visits to the haunted house by the Lockport YMCA’s Teen Leaders Group, and free hay rides around the Power Vista traffic circle. In addition, New York State Parks will also provide free rides on its Niagara Scenic Trolley between the Gorge Discovery Center in Niagara Falls State Park and Power Vista during the free event.

Halloween event: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls. You might see a bat, a witch’s hat or big black cat arching its back, or even better, a shark with sharp teeth, an octopus with eight tentacles or maybe a starfish with five arms. Any child dressed as one of these sea creatures or any other marine animal will be admitted free. Adults and all other children will get a discounted admission of $5. For more info, call 285-3575, Ext. 206, or visit

chess open house: noon to 4:30 p.m., Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square.

Basketball: The second annual Reason to Believe Basketball Tournament to benefit Niagara Hospice and programs for children, 1 p.m. Sunday, Wilson High School Gymnasium, 374 Lake St., Wilson. For more info, visit

End homelessness: “Singing for a Promise,” annual choral fundraiser for Family Promise of WNY, which rescues homeless families, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave. at West Ferry Street. Performing are the Unitarian Universalist Choir, Friends of Harmony and Amherst Central High School’s Sweet Sixteens and Varsity Singers. Tickets are $15 and will be available in advance or at the door. For more info, call 821-9100, email or visit

grief share: For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, North Buffalo Community Church, 350 Kenmore Ave.; this is the first of 13 weekly sessions. Cost $20 for the entire course. Call 833-6598 weekdays for more info.

homegrown book series: “Paranormal Almanac,” by Mason Winfield (talk by Gerry Halligan), noon Thursday, Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Watch, compete or learn to play. Register by email at