• October / November 2021 Calendar of Events


    While the weather is turning cooler, October and November are busy with outdoor events. As you make your fall plans, consider some of the outdoor and virtual health and wellness events on our calendar.


    mobile market.

    Massachusetts Avenue Project: Mobile Market Tuck

    MAP’s Mobile Market operates year-round, stopping in communities across Buffalo. See mass-ave.org/find-our-truck for schedule.

    • Ongoing


    good for the neighborhood.

    Good for the Neighborhood: West Side Community Center, Westminster Charter School, Doris Jones Family Resource Center, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and Akron/Newstead Senior Center

    Free fruits, vegetables, and health resources will be handed out while supplies last at these community events. Find more information, including location addresses, here.

    • West Side Community Center: October 14: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Westminster Charter School: October 23: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Doris Jones Family Resource Center: October 28: 5-6:30 p.m.
    • Mt. Olive Baptist Church: November 13: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Akron/Newstead Senior Center: November 18: 5:30-6:30 p.m.


    breast cancer awareness.

    American Cancer Society: Making Strides of Buffalo

    Registration is free for the annual 2 ½-mile walk at the Outer Harbor (825 Fuhrmann Blvd.), but participants are encouraged to raise money to support breast cancer research, patients, and education and prevention initiatives. Sign up or donate here.

    • October 16: Rolling start between 9:30-10:30 a.m.


    erie walks.

    Erie County Parks: Walks in the Park 2021

    The last of three guided walks is geared toward families and children. The location is shelter 13 at Ellicott Creek Park, 1 Ellicott Creek Dr., Tonawanda. Learn more here.

    • October 18: 3-6 p.m.


    Parent network of western NY.

    Parent Network of Western New York: What Makes Education Special?

    Learn more about being a participant in your child’s special education, including how teachers use specially designed instruction to meet the needs of children with disabilities in the classroom. Register here, and find information about other Parent Network events at parentnetworkwny.org.  

    • October 20: 6-7:30 p.m.


    mental health advocates.

    Mental Health Advocates of WNY: Wednesday Wellness With the Experts

    Joshua Russell, MD, presents “Understanding Attachment and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders.” Register here, and find information about other events and support groups at mhawny.org/events.

    • October 20: 6:30-8 p.m.



    NAMI Buffalo & Erie County: Family-to-Family Online Class

    This eight-week class is free for family and caregivers of a loved one who has mental illness. Pre-registration is required; to request to register, write to online@namibuffalony.org with “Register for Family-to-Family” in the subject. Include your name and phone number. Learn more here.

    • Wednesdays, October 20-December 15



    Explore & More — The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum: Welloween

    A Halloween-themed family health fair focused on disability awareness and providing family resources at the museum (130 Main St., Buffalo). Speak with local organizations providing advice and answering questions for caregivers, receive resource bags and trick-or-treat bags, and participate in fun activities. This special event, presented by WellNow Urgent Care, is a "pay what you can," meaning attendees can pay $2, $5, $7, or $11 per person; members can participate at no charge. Learn more here.

    • October 23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


    UB logo.

    University at Buffalo: Intuitive Eating Introduction

    This virtual workshop will explore how to establish self-trust when it comes to food. Learn more and register here.

    • October 27: 1-2 p.m.