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 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.
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.
Walk With a Doc. The walk will be led by Dr. Ivan Anderson clinical fellow with the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, UC Davis Health System. Presented by Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. 8:30-10 a.m. Gibbons Park, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. Free. (916) 453-0254.
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 relatives, 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.
Breast Cancer Open Door Educational Meeting. Liz Applegate, Ph.D., will discuss how to stay healthy during the cold season with foods that boost the immune system. 7 p.m. University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd., Davis. (530) 304-2746.
Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases. Dr. Don Forrester will discuss how to use food to reverse and prevent cancer, dementia and osteoporosis. 7-8:30 p.m. Sun River Church, 11223 Trinity River Drive, Rancho Cordova. Free; register online at www.sunriverchurch.com. (916) 635-9000.
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.
Autism lecture. Researcher Catherine Lord will discuss her study of children from North Carolina and Chicago; they have been followed from age 2 and are in their 20s. Her study is aimed at finding predictors of adolescent outcome as measured by adaptive skills, quality of life, behavior problems and other focuses. 4:30-6 p.m. MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. (916) 703-0280.
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.
"The Health Care Law and You What Older Adults Need to Know," a discussion by Joe Rodrigues about how the Affordable Care Act provisions affect adults age 60 and over. 11 a.m. South Natomas Branch Library, 2901 Truxel Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.
Heart Health and Cholesterol Class, a discussion about how diet, nutrition and other factors can impact high blood pressure and cholesterol, led by Dr. Suzette Lanzarotta, offered by the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Bring current blood test, and personal results will be addressed. 6:30-8 p.m. 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $5, benefits One Farm at a Time. (916) 455-2667.
Twenty-fifth Annual Winter Wine and Food Fest Benefiting Make-A-Wish, features a live and silent auction and live music to raise funds to grant wishes for children ages 2 to 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. 5 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J. St., Sacramento. $85, $125 VIP. (916) 808-5921.
FEB. 25Advanced Health Care Directives Talk. Nurse Susan Lynch will share information about Advance Directives, including the new POLST form. 2-3 p.m. Mercy General Hospital, Greenhouse Room B, 4001 J St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 733-6330.
Hand Conditions Prevention and Treatment Options, Robert Slater, MD, discusses treatments and procedures available for pain-related injuries and arthritis. 6:30-8 p.m. Granite Bay Country Club, 9600 Gold Club Dr., Granite Bay. Free. (916) 851-2511 (register online at mercyorthopedics.org).
MARCH 2, 11, 13
11th Annual St. Baldrick's Foundation Head Shaving. A benefit to raise funds to support childhood cancer research by recruiting individuals to shave their heads in front of thousands. Noon, March 2, Westfield Galleria, 1173 Galleria Blvd., Roseville; 4 p.m., March 11, de Vere's Irish Pub, 1521 L St., Sacramento; 5 p.m., March 13, de Vere's Irish Pub, Davis. Shavees must pre-register at www.getbald.com. (888) 899-2253.