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Healthy Choices: Narcan training course set this week, three farm markets close the season

Halloween fun, a talk on knee pain and the last this season of a trio of farm markets are among the Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar Picks of the Week when it comes to events that focus on health, fitness, nutrition and family.


Energy Bar grand openings: Juice and smoothie bars are under new ownership at all LA Fitness locations in Western New York for gym members and non-members alike. Samples available all day; nutritional supplement and food samples available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., 3701 McKinley Parkway location in Blasdell. Also same times on Tuesday at the Clarence location, 5089 Transit Road in the Walmart Plaza, and Wednesday at the 1893 Elmwood Ave. location.

Slow Roll: Riders gather for the second-last time this season at 5:30 p.m. and ride starts at 6 sharp on Monday outside Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St. Bikers up to age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit


Last weeks for these farm markets: MAP Mobile Market, 4 to 6 p.m., Massachusetts Avenue Project Farm Stand, 389 Massachusetts Ave.; also 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Ave.; 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Moot Community Center, 292 High St.; 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave.; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Salvation Army, 960 Main St. The last day this season for the Kenmore Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the Kenmore Municipal Green, Delaware Avenue at Delaware Road, Kenmore; and the Williamsville Farmers Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Island Park, Main Street, Williamsville.

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction: 5:30 p.m., Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Food and wine pairing extravaganza. Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. To register or for more info, visit

or contact the March of Dimes office at 583-9528.


Is Knee Pain Getting In Your Way?: 5:30 p.m., Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Catholic Health is sponsoring this free dinner program. To register, call 447-6205.


Good for the Neighborhood: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave. Free pumpkins for children who attend, while supplies last. Face painting will also be available, as well as healthy trick-or-treating and a farmers’ market. Participants will be able to receive a free health screening for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose level. Everyone who obtains a health screening at the event will receive a prize. There will also be an opportunity to earn an additional prize for having screening results in a healthy range. Participants also can bring any old or unwanted medication in the form of a pill, liquid or patches and it will be safely disposed of on site. You do not need to be an Independent Health member to attend.


Boo Bash Trick-or-Treating: 4 to 7 p.m., Macerich’s Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, 1900 Military Road, Town of Niagara.  Free indoor trick-or-treating at more than 30 vendor tables, plus additional family fun activities for $1 each, with proceeds to fund United Way of Greater Niagara. WYRK’s Wendy Lynn will broadcast live from 3 to 7 p.m.; for more info, visit


Those who register for and attend an opioid overdose treatment course Oct. 29 in the Town of Tonawanda will receive two free dosages. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Those who register for and attend an opioid overdose treatment course Oct. 29 in the Town of Tonawanda will receive two free Narcan dosages. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Spring Shoreline Sweep: 10 a.m. to noon, Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park and Hyde Park Lake in Hyde Park, Niagara Falls. For more info, visit or, email or call 852-7483, Ext. 26.

Taoist tai chi: Free open house 10 a.m., Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, 968 Kenmore Ave. Demonstrations, talk to instructors, learn about beginner class time. For info, visit, email or call 876-7218.

Opioid overdose reversal class: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, Brighton Fire Hall, 50 Jamaica Road, Town of Tonawanda. Erie County Health Department will show attendees to recognize and respond to an overdose, including how to address one using Narcan. Each person attending will receive a kit containing two doses of Narcan. All attendees must register with the Erie County Health Department website here. Hosted along with the 65th Emergency Response Regiment, New York Guard. Free.


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