Health calendar for the week

Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3D

TODAY

Seminar on bioidentical hormone replacement in men and women, with speaker Nyna Nelson. 7-9 p.m. Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy, 1701 Professional Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 483-3455.

FRIDAY

10th annual National Wear Red Day. Wear red to raise awareness of heart disease; Go Red Strut around the mall with a stroller-decorating station and free health screenings from Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Arden Fair mall, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento. Free. (916) 920-1167.

SATURDAY

Dirty Duathlon. Run two miles, mountain bike 6.5 miles, then run two more miles. 7-10 a.m. packet pickup, 10 a.m. race start time. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay, off Douglas Boulevard. $50-$60 general; $40-$50 ages 18 and younger; $80-$90 relay teams. (916) 202-3006.

Gumby 5K, 10K and free one-mile kids race, awards presented in each division and raffle prizes. 8 a.m. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay, off of Douglas Blvd. $45-$55. (916) 202-3006.

SUNDAY

MTB Classic cross-country mountain bike race. Challenging, scenic, fast single-track trails up and down the foothills surrounding Folsom Lake. Divisions for juniors, novices and experts. 7 a.m. packet pickup; 9 a.m. start time. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay, off of Douglas Blvd. $50-$55 general, $40-$45 ages 18 and younger. (916) 202-3006.

TUESDAY

Healthy Heart class. A registered dietitian will discuss healthful and unhealthful fats, cooking tips and grocery shopping guidelines. 10- 11:30 a.m. 6555 Coyle Ave., Room 150, Carmichael. Free. (916) 537-5296.

WEDNESDAY

The UC Davis School of Medicine's 2013 Nelson Scientific Lecturer, Sir Andrew McMichael of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford, titled "T-cell Immune Responses Against HIV-1: Can They Be Harnessed by Vaccines?" Noon in the auditorium of the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, 451 Health Sciences Drive, UC Davis; and 5 p.m. in the Matsui Lecture Hall of the Education Building, 4610 X St., UC Davis Health System, Sacramento. Free. To reserve a seat, email specialevents@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu, or call (916) 734-9101.

NEXT THURSDAY

Community cholesterol screenings. Receive results within 10 minutes for liquid panels and glucose. Cholesterol counselors will be available to explain results and offer suggestions on how to improve values. 8-10 a.m. Mercy General Hospital, 4001 J St., Sacramento. $25-$30. (916) 453-4521.

Dignity Health health seminar. Discover treatments for ankle conditions and procedures performed by Dr. George Lian, orthopedic surgeon. 6:30-8 p.m. Arden Hills Country Club, 1220 Arden Hills Lane, Sacramento. Free. Registration required. (916) 851-2511.

FEB. 9

The 10th annual Valentine Run will benefit the Legal Services of Northern California. All ages welcome. Stroller and dog friendly. Live music and prizes. 7 a.m.-noon. Country Club Plaza Mall, 2310 Watt Ave., Sacramento. $25-35 general. $16-20 for children's races. Registration required. 916-551-2164.

FEB. 10

Girls on the Go Run for Women and Girls. Join more than 1,000 mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers and friends in a 5K or 10K walk/run. All fitness levels and strollers welcome. The finish line includes a Girlicious medal, T-shirt and festival. 8 a.m. Crocker Park, Third and O streets, Sacramento. $30-$50. Register at girlsonthegorun.com. (619) 491-0677.

• Polar Plunge. Gather your brave friends and family, and dive into 50-degree water to raise money for patients with spinal cord injuries. 8 a.m. Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento. $20. (916) 599-0873.

FEB. 13

Demystifying Fat. Learn about healthy fats and their benefit in total body wellness, led by Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, ND, offered by the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. 6:30- 8 p.m. 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $15, $10 Co-op owners. (916) 455-2667.

FEB. 16-17

West Roseville Volkswalk, a walk sponsored by the Placer Pacers, will be on bike paths and city streets. Strollers and wheelchairs are OK. Registration 8:30 a.m. to noon; complete walk by 3 p.m. Roseville Aquatic Complex, 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville. Free; $3 for AVA/IVV event and distance programs. (916) 733-9371.

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