Health calendar

07/18/2013 12:00 AM

07/17/2013 5:55 PM


Donate toys for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Girl Scout Troop 1155 will collect toys, school supplies and craft supply donations at: 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; Raleys, 4900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.


Family Bike Nights. Bring your bike, skates or scooters and ride on 3 1/2 acres. There is a special area for new riders. Bike vendors on hand Thursdays. 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 6:30 p.m. bike-safety clinic. Safety- ville USA, 3909 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 438-3380.


Eppie's Great Race, 5.82-mile run, 12.5-mile bike ride, 6.35-mile paddle boat. Benefits Sacramento County Therapeutic Recreation Services. 8 a.m. William Pond Recreation Area, 5700 Arden Way, Sacramento. $105-$190 individual; $210-$420 teams. (916) 480-0270. Registration required at

US Bank Kids Duathlon, during Eppie's Great Race. Two-mile run, 5.75-mile bike ride. 10 a.m. Start near Guy West Bridge, CSUS Campus, 6000 J St., Sacramento. $5-$10. (916) 480-0270. Registration required at

Walk With a Doc. Register 8:15 a.m.; walk 8:45. Almond Park, 5901 Almond Ave., Orangevale. Free. (916) 453-0254.


The Great Exchange, a ministry of healing of hearts and minds for victims of abuse with Joy Gartman, author of "White Trash Redeemed." 6 p.m., the Rock of Roseville, 725 Vernon St., Roseville. (916) 789-7625. Mental Freedom Yoga Workshop, learn yoga therapy topics, applications and tools for beginners and accessible to all levels. 5-7 p.m. Yoga Seed Collective, 1400 E St., Suite B, Sacramento. $25. (916) 978-1367.


Research advances in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and treatment, with Dr. Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunrise Assisted Living, 5451 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael. Free. (916) 485-4500. Reservations required.


Addiction interruption. Learn about addiction-interruptor medication, Ibogaine, with researcher Chris Jenkins, Ph.D., and Anwar Jeewa, director of Minds Alive addiction treatment center in South Africa. 6:30 p.m. The Yoga Practice, 1818 29th St., Sacramento. $10 suggested donation. (916) 833-9444.

JULY 26-28

Introduction to yoga therapy, Yoga Seed directors provide introduction to somatic and trauma healing through yoga. For teachers and students. Training will focus on trauma, disability and systems of oppression that are in play when teaching vulnerable and underserved populations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 26; 1-7 p.m. July 27-28. Yoga Seed Collective, 1400 E St., Suite B, Sacramento. $108. (916) 978-1367. Registration required.

JULY 27-28

American Cancer Society Relay for Life, join 21 teams and 300 participants to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Dual water slide with all-day $10 ticket; 9 a.m. Survivors Lap; 9 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Stonehouse Park, Escuela Street and Stonehouse Road, Rancho Murieta. Free. (800) 227-2345.


Veterans Health Fair, will provide vets and families information on improving health, managing medical problems, identifying resources and more. Hands-on kids activities and interactive exhibits. 9 a.m.-noon. Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive, Roseville. Free. (916) 843-9247.


Pear Fair Fun Run, 5- and 10-mile courses to benefit regional high school cross country. Run through the orchards and vineyards of the Delta. 8 a.m.; 7:30 p.m. Kid's half-mile fun run. $25; $30 race day. Bates Elementary School, 180 Primasing Ave., Courtland. (916) 775-1013. Registration required at

AUG. 1

Assistive Technology Support for the Student with an IEP. Jillian King, coordinator, Placer County Special Education Local Plan Area, and Jennifer Wright, Assistive Technology Program, Placer County Office of Education will present. 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. $50. (916) 703-0268. Registration required by Friday.

Living with Osteoarthritis: Symptoms and Treatments, presented by Dr. Ron James. Learn about the most common form of arthritis. 5:30 p.m. sign-in; 6 p.m. lecture. Sacramento Bee, Third Floor Conference Room, 2100 Q St., Sacramento. (916) 368-5599.

AUG. 2

Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Learn about research and practices in nine interactive seminars with some of the world's leading experts. 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis. Call for fees. (916) 703-0268. Register online at–pages/MIND/mind–pagelink.html

AUG. 3

The Color Run. Runners and walkers are splashed with color through the 5K course. White-shirt dress code required. All fitness levels welcome. 9 a.m. Seventh Street and Capitol Mall, Sacramento. $35- $45. (855) 662-6567. Registration required at

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