Health calendar

07/25/2013 12:00 AM

07/24/2013 10:08 PM

CONTINUES through Aug. 30

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


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


Fabio will promote Healthy Planet Protein Powder, offering autographs and posing for photos with customers. Whole Foods Market Davis, 500 First St., Davis. Noon- 3 p.m. (530) 750-2266.


Veterans Health Fair will provide veterans and their 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, a five- and 10-mile course to benefit regional high school cross country. The course will be through orchards and vineyards of the Delta. 8 a.m., with 7:30 a.m. Kids half-mile Fun Run. $25; $30 race day. Bates Elementary School, 180 Primasing Ave., Courtland. (916) 775-1013. Registration required at


The American Cancer Society Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Dual water slide with an 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.


Medicare and the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program; learn about the A, B, C, and D's of Medicare from HICAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free and unbiased counseling services to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their health insurance options. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sacramento Public Library, Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2700.


Relief from neck and shoulder tension workshop. Learn therapeutic movement, stretches, posture awareness, acupressure and massage for releasing tension in the body, with instructor Tara Stiles. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sacramento Natural Food Coop Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, $15 general, $10 for co-op members. (916) 455-2667.


Living with osteoarthritis: symptoms and treatments, presented by Dr. Ron James. 5:30 p.m. sign-in; 6 p.m. lecture. The Sacramento Bee, Third Floor Conference Room, 2100 Q St., Sacramento. (916) 368-5599.

Community cholesterol screening as part of Mercy General Hospital's Cardiac Conditioning Program. 8-10 a.m. by appointment only. Mercy General Hospital, 4001 J St., Sacramento. $30 for lipid panel and glucose; $25 lipid panel only. (916) 453-4521.

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

AUG. 10

Power Soul Stroll for Health, 5K walk/run that is part of the fourth annual Banana Festival. Proceeds benefit the National Academic Youth Corps. 9-11 a.m. William Land Park, 3800 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. $20; free for children ages 12 years and younger. (916) 320-9573. Registration required at

AUG. 24

Race for the Arts, 5K and fun runs to benefit a California nonprofit visual, performing, cultural, or literary arts organization or school of your choice. An arts festival with music and interactive booths will follow the race. Registration 7 a.m.; 5K run/walk 8:30 a.m.; Kids' Fun Runs 9:30 a.m. William Land Park, 3800 S. Land Park Drive, Sacramento. $15-$32. (916) 933-4056. Register at

Yoga for Kids, children ages 6-12 are invited. Bring a yoga or exercise mat to class. 2 p.m. Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920.

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