Health calendar events

04/11/2013 12:00 AM

04/10/2013 3:33 PM

TODAY

California Citizens for Health Freedom lecture, "Death Begins in the Colon," presented by Michael J. Kwiker, D.O. 7-9 p.m. SMUD Auditorium, 6201 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 635-6724.

NCAC Info Night, get questions answered about what to expect from the four-day, 330-mile bicycle ride to benefit HIV/AIDs service organizations in Northern California. 6-8 p.m. Kaiser Point West, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento. Free. Race is May 16-19. (916) 212-9110.

Weight Loss for Life seminar, learn about a clinical weight-management program for people who wish to reverse pre-diabetes, lower cholesterol or control blood pressure. 7-8:30 p.m. 4112 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks. Free. Registration required. (916) 962-0222.


FRIDAY

ARTS museum tours, designed for people with dementia and their care partners. 10:30 a.m. California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. Free. Registration required. (916) 792-3281.


SATURDAY

Making Connections, autism resource fair for teens and young adults, and their families. Resource information from agencies, organizations, colleges and businesses will be available. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Liberty Towers, 5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 410-9770.

Fundraising Walk for breast cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters. Proceeds to benefit Save Ourselves Breast Cancer Organization (SOS). 9 a.m. American River Parkway, Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail Loop, start at Watt Avenue Access Park, Sacramento. $35 through April 12; $40 day of event. (916) 786-4673. Registration required at www.save-ourselves.org.

Sutter Children's Wellness Festival, enjoy games, gardening and nutrition workshops, health screenings and more. Physicians will be available to answer questions and provide childhood health information. Live theater performances in the Children's Theater for an additional cost. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-7462.

Yoga and You, led by Heera Kulkarni Yoga Shiromani. Stretch your body and learn controlled breathing and asanas sitting positions. 9 a.m. Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

2013 Passport to a Cure Gala, a benefit for type 1 diabetes research. Rob Lynch, president and CEO of VSP Global, will be honored for efforts on behalf of children and others with type 1 diabetes. 6-10 p.m. Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J St., Sacramento. $195. (916) 920-0790. Reservations required.

Energy for Life Walkathon, presented by the California Chapter of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Registration 8 a.m.; 1-mile or 5K walk. Golden Gate Park, between Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive and Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco. Free. (888) 317-8633.

Walk with a Doc, 1.3 mile walk loop around the state Capitol with Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, who is a doctor. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. walk. Meet at Sacramento Convention Center, 13th and K streets, Sacramento. Free. (916) 453-0254.


SUNDAY

33rd annual Zoo Zoom, a 5K walk/run, 10K run and kid's fun run. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Zoological Society. 7 a.m.-noon. William Land Park, 15th Avenue and Land Park Drive, Sacramento. $15-$32. (916) 442-3338. Register at www.sacramentozoozoom.com.


MONDAY

Jump Sky High for Special Olympics, fundraising event to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sky High Sports, 11327 Folsom Blvd. No. 160, Rancho Cordova. $10 for first hour, $6 additional hours. (916) 853-5867.


TUESDAY

Sacramento Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group Meeting. Stephanie Harris, Health Education major at California State University, Sacramento, will discuss diabetes. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 485-7723.


WEDNESDAY

Autism – From the Teen Years to Young Adulthood, The Minds Behind the MIND presentation. A panel of experts and community members will discuss research, interventions and experiences for teens with autism aging into adulthood. 5:30-7 p.m. The MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 703-0280.

Your Picky Eater Seminar. Learn solutions to behavior issues commonly associated with kids and teens on the autism spectrum. 4-5:30 p.m. 4112 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks. Free. Registration required. (916) 962-0222.

Health and Wellness Fair, immunizations provided by a certified immunizing pharmacist and information about men's health, infertility, allergies and more will be provided. Rite Aid, 5712 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Noon-4 p.m. Free. (916) 710-6823.


APRIL 19

Crabby about Cancer, a night of music, food and wine to benefit Wellness Within. Wellness Within provides mind-body-medicine in the form of yoga, nutrition, meditation and writing programs for cancer patients. 6-10 p.m. The Flower Farm, 4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Loomis. $50. (Space is limited, register at http://wellnesswithin.org). (916) 788-0333.

ARTS museum tours, designed for people with dementia and their care partners. 10:30 a.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. Free. Registration required. (916) 792-3281.

Student Nursing Conference, hosted by the Learning Oasis. Learn ways to succeed in the classroom and pass the NCLEX nursing license examination in workshops and through educational materials. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A. Jones Career and Educational Center, 5451 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento. Free. Registration required. (888) 766-1770.


APRIL 20

Electric Run, a 5K run, show, and participation art. Artists and lighting technicians create 5-10 lighting experiences. Stay and dance to music provided by a DJ. 8 p.m. Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. $50; free for children ages 7 and younger. (855) 353-2786. Registration required.


APRIL 21

ArtSpark: A Festival for Children with Special Needs, presented by the Crocker Art Museum's Access Committee, Short Center South and the MIND Institute. The visual and performing arts celebration will feature the El Dorado Dance Academy, AIM Higher, Afia Walking Tree and more. There will be hands-on fun stations for visitors. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-7000.

Walk MS: National MS Society 1 mile/5K walk. Benefits the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter. Participants raise donations prior to walk. 8 a.m. State Capitol, west steps (10th Street, between L and N Streets), Sacramento. Register at http://walkmsnorcal.org. (800) 344-4867.

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