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Healthy Choices Top 10: Health fairs, nutrition talks, important actor in town this week

Health fairs, healthy eating talks and a visit by an actor who helped shine a meaningful light on the lives of those with Down Syndrome highlight the Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar Picks of the week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and parenting events in the region.

Read the complete Refresh Calendar here.


Slow Roll: Riders gather at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6 sharp at Riverside Park, 2607 Niagara St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Holistic Health Series: “Past Life Exploration,” 7 p.m., Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free.


Food for Thought – Nutritional Strategies for Brain Health: 6 p.m., Schofield’s Mondello Wellness & Family Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Free.


Freedom from Smoking: Smoking cessation group, 11:30 a.m., Niagara Wellness Connection Center, sixth floor, Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Free.

Museum of disABILITY fall fundraiser: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St.; includes wine, beer and desserts, auction and an awards presentation. Chris Burke, an actor with Down syndrome who played Corky on the TV show “Life Goes On,” will receive an award. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40. RSVP by phone at 629-3626 or email

Good for the Neighborhood: 6 to 7:30 p.m., West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St. Free health screenings, free pumpkins for children, face-painting, healthy trick-or-treating and a farmers market.

Plant-Based Nutrition: Talk at 6:30 p.m., Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. Learn how plant-based diets can help prevent and reverse disease. Reservations required; visit


Fire, Health and Safety Fair: 4 p.m., Good Shepherd Community of Faith Church, 187 Southside Parkway. Crafts, games, snacks and an opportunity to receive a flu shot. Free.

Holistic Alliance of WNY: 7 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Talk about homeopathic and holistic remedies for PTSD by Timothy Zack. Free.

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Making Strides Walk of Buffalo: 10 a.m., Canalside. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s work with breast cancer. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., a 5K run at 9; click here to register online.


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