Health & Medicine

Health calendar: Events around the Sacramento region


Community Flu Vaccination Clinics

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency will conduct low-cost flu vaccination clinics. No one will be turned away because of cost. 12:30 p.m. El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. $10. (530) 621-6188.


Fabric Extravaganza

The Sacramento chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) will hold a fundraiser to raise awareness and promote education. Fabric of all kinds will be available for purchase at $2 per yard. 10 a.m. Carmichael Presbyterian Church, 5645 Marconi Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 497-1420.


Lifeguard re-certification

Only current lifeguards can renew certification with this class. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll review patron rescue and surveillance skills, land- and water-rescue skills, as wells as first aid and CPR/AED for professional rescuers. Must meet swim requirements. Two year Lifeguard & First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers certificate. 8 a.m. Glen Oaks Swim & Tennis Club, 4301 Paradise Drive, Carmichael. $149. (916) 538-6447.

Northern California Walk of Hope

A 1-mile walk to recognize how infertility affects families nationwide. 8 a.m. Crocker Park, Third and O streets, Sacramento. Free. (650) 678-9090.

Run for Mercy

A 5K run and family walk to benefit Mercy Ministries. Check in and registration at 8 a.m., start time at 9 a.m. Maidu Regional Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville. $30 advance, $35 race day. (916) 644-9600.

Sacramento Heart Walk

To benefit the American Heart Association. 8 a.m. William Land Park, Village Green Area. Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 446-6505.

Spare Time Team Challenge Triathlon Relay

Swim .75 miles; bike 13 miles; run five miles. Relay Team Triathlon offers a challenging and fun race course with raffle prizes, tech T shirt, goody bag, hot post-race food, and free massage. The first 50 police/firefighter relay teams to sign up will race for free. 9 a.m. Granite Beach, 8000 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay. $130 advance; $150 on race day. (916) 202-3006.

Suicide Awareness for Everyone

“Suicide safeTALK, Suicide Alertness for Everyone,” an educational workshop to learn to recognize signs that someone is thinking about suicide; how to keep the person safe, and how to connect them with people who can help. 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m.. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax. Free. (916) 346-7862.


Rock the ’80s

The themed ’80s event features 5K, 8-mile and 8-mile relay divisions with a post-race bash including vendors, a costume contest and ’80s music. 8 a.m.Cosumnes Oaks High School, 8350 Lotz Pkwy., Elk Grove. $12-$45. (530) 757-2012.