Health calendar events

02/21/2013 12:00 AM

02/20/2013 3:06 PM

TODAY

Dementia workshop, a Dementia Education Series designed to provide education and encouragement for caregivers and individuals who would like to learn more about memory loss. 6:30-7:30 p.m. today, April 18, and May 16. Divine Savior Catholic Church, 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. (800) 272-3900.

FRIDAY

Legal and financial planning program to learn about legal issues for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Loomis Public Library, 6050 Library Drive, Loomis. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (800) 272-3900.

SATURDAY

Twenty-fifth annual Winter Wine and Food Fest Benefiting Make-A-Wish, features live and silent auctions 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.

Free children's dental health clinic, in celebration of Children's Dental Health Month, offering free oral health examinations for children and demonstrations for parents on procedures such as bleaching and veneer implants. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Anthem College, 9738 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento. (Reservations recommended.) (916) 929-9700.

MONDAY

Advanced health care directives talk, with nurse Susan Lynch, who 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.

TUESDAY

Bully awareness event featuring Lisa Ford-Berry, founder of the B.R.A.V.E Society and author of "Be B.R.A.V.E. – Say Something; Do Something," her new publication on bullying awareness and victim advocacy. Patrick Salimi, member of the board the B.R.A.V.E Society, will moderate the event, and Ford-Berry will sign books afterward. 7-9 p.m. Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacramento. (916) 447-5696.

WEDNESDAY

Ultra-running class, a free REI presentation led by Julie Fingar, an ultra-runner who will share her experiences and knowledge of the sport. 7-8:30 p.m. Sacramento REI, 1790 Expo Parkway, Sacramento. Register at rei.com/sacramento.

Healing chronic pain, a seminar offered by the Health Psychology Sacramento on how to treat chronic pain and insurance that will help pay for it. Noon-1:30 p.m. 4112 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 962-0222 (seating limited, registration suggested).

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