Health calendar events

09/20/2012 12:00 AM

09/19/2012 1:47 PM

SATURDAY

The second annual Health and Wellness Family Festival. Includes demonstrations, health screenings, and several professionals on hand to answer questions. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lodi Lake Park, 1101 W. Turner Road, Lodi. Free. (209) 969-3440

Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk. Benefiting Mercy Ministries, a residential program for young women ages 13-28 dealing with eating disorders, self-harm, depression, and more. 8 a.m. registration. 9 a.m. race start. Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. $30. (916) 644-9600, ext. 4024.

Shred Event and Fundraiser at Palm Gardens Assisted Living. Shred your old documents to help benefit the Alzheimer's Association. 9 a.m.-noon. Palm Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care, 240 Palm Ave., Woodland. (530) 661-0574.

Conquer Chiari Walk Across America. Walk any distance and duration you want to help fight Chiari malformation. 9 a.m. registration. 10 a.m. walk start. Swainson's Hawk Park, 150 Lentini Way, Sacramento. (916) 217-9567.


SUNDAY

"Nutrition: Preventing and Stopping Cancer in its Tracks." Presented by Dr. Don Forrester. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Ancient Future/24K Cafe, 24th and K streets, Sacramento. $10. (916) 704-1868.


WEDNESDAY

Poles for Balance, Mobility, and Basic Walking. Use poles in this class to improve gait, posture, endurance, and more. 3:45-5:15 p.m. REI Sacramento, 1790 Expo Parkway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 924-8900.

"Journaling Through Grief" workshop. Explore thoughts, feelings, and reactions to loss through the written word. 6 p.m. Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis. Registration required three days prior. (530) 601-5756.

Blood pressure screenings held every Wednesday. 10 a.m.-noon. Lobby of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place. Free. (530) 756-6440.


NEXT THURSDAY

Better Balance. Learn how to improve your balance with a few simple exercises. 2-3 p.m. Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Community Learning Center and Cooking School, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $7. (916) 868-6399.

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