Health & Medicine

September 20, 2012

Health calendar events

SATURDAY: The second annual Health and Wellness Family Festival, Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk


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.


"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.


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.


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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