Health & Medicine

Health calendar


Flu Vaccination Clinic

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. 1 p.m. El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. $10. (530) 621-6188.

St. Joseph’s Caring for Me

The evening includes a buffet dinner by Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar, health and fashion expo and forum, fashion show and more. 5 p.m. ; Lincoln Center. 374 Lincoln Center, Stockton. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (209) 467-6348.


Capital Region Women’s Conference

A daylong adventure focused on connecting women with resources to transform their fiscal and physical fitness and achieve their goals. Packed with speakers, panels, activities and opportunities. 8 a.m. Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento. $50-$150. (916) 808-5921.

Healthy Aging Workshop & Health Fair

Presented by Assemblyman Dr. Richard Pan, Script Your Future and the Asian Community Center. Learn about health care reform. Bring your over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins and supplements for a review with health care professionals. There will be health screenings, medication consultations, medication logs, immunizations, free resources and a healthy-food demonstration. 10 a.m. ACC Greenhaven Terrace, 1180 Corporate Way, Sacramento. Free. (916) 395-0210.

PCOE Children’s Health and Safety Faire

Activities for children including emergency vehicle tours, personal safety, nutrition and health information, face painting, arts and crafts, community resource booths and free train rides on the “Choo-Choo Express.” 10 a.m. Loomis Basin Community Park-South Side, 3550 Winters Road, Loomis. Free. (530) 745-1380.


Explore historic Walnut Grove and Locke on foot

The Sacramento Walking Sticks will explore history in Walnut Grove and Locke. Register between 9 a.m. and noon. Choose between a 3- or 6-mile route (difficult for strollers and wheelchairs, which are not recommended; bring own water). 9 a.m. Dr. Paul Barnes Community Park, Grove and Theater streets, Walnut Grove. Free. (916) 283-4650.

Movement As Medicine

A free-form dance, gentle yoga, live drumming and expressive art program. Proceeds will help movement classes offered by the Sutter Cancer Center Dance Movement Therapy Program and Sacramento’s 5 Rhythms Dance Scholarship Program. 4 p.m. Clunie Hall at McKinley Park, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $25 at the door, $20 online, $5 for children. (916) 267-5478.

Salmon Splash N Dash

A 3K fun walk and run in which participants are blasted with water from squirt guns, hoses and water balloons. Proceeds to benefit Oroville Hospital. 9:30 a.m. Oroville Municipal Auditorium, 1200 Myers St., Oroville. $25 general; $15 children ages 12 and younger. (530) 533-8500. Registration required at

Walk to Heal Children

Walk-a-thon at the Miner’s Ravine Train to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Center in North Highlands. Start at Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park. 9 a.m. 336 N. Sunrise Ave., Roseville. $5. Space is limited. Register at


Mustard Seed Spin — Kids Ride for Kids!

Kids can cycle for fun, fitness and philanthropy at the ninth annual Mustard Seed Spin. The event includes 5-, 13- and 25-mile routes, bike and helmet check, safety booth, lunch by Dos Coyotes and Hagen’s Freeze, rest stops, T-shirts, silent auction and bike raffle. Park opens at 9:30 a.m., riders start from 10:15 to 11 a.m.William Pond Park, 5699 Arden Way, Carmichael. $25(916) 955-5065.

Sunday Funday in the Garden

In celebration of Farm-to-Fork week, kids learn about the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in the garden. Kids should dress appropriately (tennis shoes required) to learn more about where food comes from and why fresh is best. 10 a.m. Arden Hills Resort Club, 1220 Arden Hills Lane, Sacramento. $30 per child; free for parents . (916) 482-6111.


‘Try Vegan’ 21- or 30-day challenge informational meeting

Learn about plant-based nutrition to improve health and wellness,basic nutrition information, guidelines and menu ideas. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. 6:30 p.m. Evan’s Kitchen & Catering, 855 57th St., Sacramento. $10 participant; $6 sponsor. (916) 704-1868.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Group medical appointments for cancer patients

The Sutter Center for Integrative Holistic Health is offering a six-week group medical appointment for cancer patients. Learn about healthy nutrition for cancer recovery, appropriate supplements and mind-body interventions. Registration required. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Sutter Medical Library, 2801 K St., Suite 115, Sacramento. $20. (916) 454-7080.


Understanding memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: The basics

The program will cover topics such as warning signs of dementia, differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis and risk reduction, research, principles of “person-centered care,” six steps to successful caregiving, maintaining optimal health and accessing community resources. 1 p.m. Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills. (800) 272-3900. Registration requested.