Health calendar of coming events

06/27/2013 12:00 AM

06/26/2013 1:42 PM


through July 31

Donate toys for Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Girl Scout Troop 1155 will be collecting toys, school supplies and craft supply donations at the following locations: Bel Air, 5100 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove; Bel Air, 1301 Florin Road, Sacramento; Bel Air, 7465 Rush River Drive, Sacramento; Bel Air, 9435 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove; Raley's, 4900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.


Dementia workshop, to provide education for caregivers and individuals who want to learn more about memory loss and dementia-related conditions. Behavior management for persons with dementia will be discussed. 6-7:30 p.m. Oakwood Village, 3388 Bell Road, Auburn. Free. (800) 272-3900.


Women's Recreational Fastpitch Softball, sign-ups for summer league. Ages 18 to 99. Season includes eight games Friday nights at the Sacramento Softball Complex. $60 per player. (916) 541-2729.


Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run, a 5K obstacle course mud run and finish line party for women and girls ages 14 and older. 8 a.m. Granite Park, 8181 Cucamonga Ave., Sacramento. $69.50. Register online at

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk/run, 5K and 10K runs, two-mile walk. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. There will be a silent auction, music and kids zone. 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. race. William Land Park, Village Green Area, Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville Road, Sacramento. $15-$40. (916) 832-1102. Registration required at

Meet the Author: Coy Cross II, author of "The Dhance: A Caregiver's Search for Meaning." Cross will discuss becoming a caregiver for someone in crisis and his experience caring for his wife as she battles ovarian cancer. 3-4:30 p.m. Carmichael Library, 5605 Marconi Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 264-2770.


USAT International Triathlon and Aqua Bike, 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. The Aqua Bike is the same distance, but without the run portion. 8 a.m. Discovery Park, 1600 Garden Highway, Sacramento. $75-$110 triathlon; $120-$140 relay teams; $60-$80 aqua bike. (916) 202-3006. Registration required at

Yoga in the Park, all-levels class, all are welcome. Extra yoga mats available for those without. 9 a.m. Patwin Park, 3080 Catalina Island Road, West Sacramento. Free.

Fitness Fest! Davis fitness leaders will provide vitamin and nutritional supplement samples, with activities for the whole family. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 500 First St., Davis. Free. (530) 750-2266.

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