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Where we live: Erie County

Erie County

It isn’t all fun and games at the Erie County Fair, which runs through Aug. 17 in Hamburg.

A variety of educational and informative activities are being offered by the Erie County Department of Health, which will be housed inside the Marketplace Building on 42nd Street.

Free screenings for colorectal cancer and blood pressure are offered daily. There also will be screenings for stress and depression on Tuesday through Friday; cholesterol, Monday through Wednesday; and bone density today, then Thursday through next Sunday.

In addition, members of the Division of Environmental Health will be present to explain their programs.

This week:

• Free yoga and cardio kickboxing classes are being held weekly, through Aug. 26, in parks at opposite ends of the county.

Yoga classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays outside the casino at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. Cardio kickboxing is offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Shelter 14 in Ellicott Creek Park in the Town of Tonawanda.

Fitness in the Parks is offered by YMCA Buffalo Niagara.