Health & Fitness

Health and fitness classes and events in the Sacramento region

Through Nov. 13

Expressive-movement therapy classes

For cancer patients and survivors. Taught by Nandi Szabo, a registered dance-movement therapist and expressive-arts therapist. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 12; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 13. Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 529-1079. Registration required.


Reduce the risk of falling

In the workshop, Wayne Shimizu will help create a personal plan for reducing risk of falling and help identify possible risks in your home. Practice walking with a good stride and posture, learn techniques for improving balance, along with home exercises to safely strengthen your body. Pre-registration required. 1 p.m. ACC Park City, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. Free. (916) 393-9026, ext. 339.


Purple party

Local wines and brews, and food, live music and silent auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Limited ticket availability. 7 p.m. . Beatnik Studios. 2421 17th St., Sacramento. $30. (916)443-5808. To purchase tickets please visit

Wound-care symposium

Advanced Home Health and Hospice hosts a series of workshops with health professionals on wound care. 7:30 a.m. Red Lion Hotel, Woodlake Conference Center, 500 Leisure Ln., Sacramento. $75. (916)978-0744.


Second Saturday with a Cause

Silent auction, raffle and live music as part of the 16th annual benefit. Proceeds will be donated to lymphoma research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. 5 p.m.. Return to the Secret Garden, 10119 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 734-2357.


Healthy Taste of Sacramento

An event to learn about a plant-based lifestyle. Learn about plant-based fitness from John Pierre; lectures from Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Alan Goldhamer, who are leaders in the field of nutrition; food and demos by Chef A.J. and Jill Nussinow, RD. 9 a.m. . Woodside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3300 Eastern Ave. Sacramento. $75. (916)482-6444.

Let’s ROC!!

The sixth annual Let’s ROC! 5K Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research and Education. The event starts and finishes at 45th and X streets, behind the Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Afterward, a post-race party with a pancake breakfast, expo booths and children’s bounce houses. 8 a.m. , 45th and X Streets, Sacramento. $15-$37. (916) 800-2012.


Sacramento Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group

Brittany Santos, a dietitian with Sutter Health, will speak about nutrition and neuropathy. 1:30 p.m. . Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Ave. Sacramento. Free. (916)485-7723.


Flexibility for Life

Health and wellness expert Alex Lara of Thrive Total Body Fitness will demonstrate tips and techniques for maintaining flexibility, and provide group training for participants in this interactive class. Wear athletic or casual attire for in-class instruction and practice. 6:30 p.m. . Sacramento Natural Food Coop Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento. $5. (916) 455-2667.