Health & Medicine

Health calendar

Continues through Aug. 30

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. Safetyville USA, 3909 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 438-3380.

Continues 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, Aug. 27-Nov. 12; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Nov. 13. Sutter Cancer Center, 2800 L St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 529-1079. Registration required.


Yoga + You

Led by certified yoga instructor Heera Kulkami Yoga Shiromani. Bring a yoga mat to class. 9 a.m. Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

15th annual Race for the Arts

A 5K with kids’ 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 to bring books to life through yoga poses and sequences. Bring a yoga or exercise mat to class. 2 p.m. Franklin Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 264-2920.

Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day

An event featuring health professionals, support groups, cancer survivors and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. El Dorado Nursery, 3931 Durock Road, Shingle Springs. Free. (916) 812-3548.

The 16th annual Granite Bay Triathlon Club Championship

9 a.m. Folsom Lake (8000 Douglas Blvd., Granite Beach), Granite Bay, $80-$130. (916) 202-3006.

The Capitol City Block Party

Health screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, gospel concert and more, hosted by the Capitol City Seventh-day Adventist Church. 6701 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 629-4358.


Hot Hula and Zumba for a Cure

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 3:30-5 p.m. Diversity World of Dance, 9015 Laguna Main St., Suite 130, Elk Grove. $20 suggested donation; children ages 12 and younger free with paying adult. (916) 895-8511. Reservation required.


Advance Health Care Directive Workshop

Nurse Chris Evans will share information about advance health care directives and physician orders for life-sustaining treatment. 2-3 p.m. Mercy General Hospital, Greenhouse Conference Room B, 4001 J St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 733-6964.


Dignity in caregiving

Frances Kakugawa, author and caregiver, will share her poetry and stories on how she became a caregiver by embracing dignity and compassion. 10-11:30 a.m. ACC Park City, 7375 Park City Drive, Sacramento. $5. (916) 393-9026, ext. 330. Reservations required.

AUG. 31

Aquatics leadership training

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program is a warm-water exercise program to improve overall health. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Arthritis Foundation, Greater Sacramento Valley Office, 1851 Heritage Lane No. 183, Sacramento. Call for fee information. (916) 368-5596.


Bear Valley Triathlon

A 600-yard swim, 10.5-mile bike ride and, 3.4-mile run. Awards ceremony and barbecue following the race. 8:30 a.m. race check-in and registration; 10 a.m. start time. Bear Valley Village, on Bear Valley Road, off Highway 4, Bear Valley. $65 individual advance; $75 individual race day; $185 advance team (three participants); $220 race day team (three participants). (209) 795-7832.


Recovery Happens

The California Association of Addiction Recovery will host a health-and-wellness fair with information about prevention and treatment of substance-use disorders and recovery programs. Pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.; rally on the west steps of the state Capitol at 11:30 a.m. Capitol Park, L and 13th streets, Sacramento. Free. (916) 338-9460.