Calendar

Calendar

July 6, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society GREAT LAKE CIRCLE TOUR at 9:00 a.m. at Crandell Lake Park in Charlotte. County Commissioner Daryl Baker will lead walkers around the new County Park Trail. The Society's monthly walks, held the first Sunday of the month, showcase the beauty, fun, and physical activity opportunities that Eaton County Parks have to offer. For more information contact Eaton County Parks at (517) 627-7351. FREE.

July 9, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

July 15, 2014"From Recycling Bin to Salad": Creative Reuse + Access to Healthy Foods: Learn how to take your recycling, add some dirt and seeds, and make a container garden on from 6-7pm at the Bailey Neighborhood Orchard Street Pump House (368 Orchard, East Lansing). Led by Power of We AmeriCorps member Alex Buchanan, you'll learn how to grow a salad or maybe a pizza garden in a container that will fit on your balcony or front porch. To register, contact Alex Buchanan at midmeac@gmail.com or by phone at (248) 497-0758. FREE.

July 17, 2014The Garden Project’s annual Community Garden Tour is a walking, biking, or bus-ridimg tour through the network of gardens in the Lansing area. Start at the Foster Park Resource Center with a potluck and snacks at 5:30 p.m. Unlimited space available for the bike and walk, but limited spots for the bus, so please RSVP by calling (517) 853-7809, or by e-mail at carolinne@greaterlansingfoodbank.org. FREE.

July 19, 2014Adaptive Cycling Clinic at the 2014 Ability Tour at Peckham (3510 Capital City Blvd, Lansing). Personalized bike fittings & 40-minute lessons, plus lunch and a t-shirt, are still available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost is $12.50 (with code PEACRIDER). For more information, or to sign up, please contact Alexis Schneider from CACIL at 517-999-7514 or aschneider@cacil.org.

July 19, 2014: The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Trinity A.M.E. Church in Lansing (3500 W. Holmes Rd.). Open to individuals who are disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low-income jobs. Valid state ID or driver’s license required. Participants should bring a box or bag to carry food. For more information, call the City of Lansing Human Relations & Community Services Department at (517) 483-4477.

July 23: Walking in Our Community Event #4: St. Johns City Park Walk, 5:30 p.m. This Wednesday evening, enjoy a guided walk through the park, shop at the Farmers Market, and enjoy a summer concert.  For questions, please contact Alicia Armstrong, Playmakers Fitness Foundation, at 517-282-5035 or visit www.cphlansing.com. FREE.

July 24TCOA’s Abuse in Later Life Program is sponsoring a talk to empower and support Ingham County residents over the age of 50. Speakers from Health for Life Consulting, the Tri-County Office on Aging nutrition program, and Ingham Pathways to Better Health will show how these programs can help you stay healthy and connected. 10:30 a.m. at the Tri-County Office on Aging (5303 S. Cedar St, Bldg 1, Lansing). FREE.

July 25Annual ADA Celebration & Picnic from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 2812 N. MLK Jr. Blvd in Lansing. Help the Capital Area Center for Independent Living (CACIL) raise awareness and celebrate the passing of the American’s with Disabilities Act with an afternoon of display booths, music, outdoor games, box lunches, and speakers. For more information, visit www.cacil.org. FREE.

July 25-27: 3-Day Life-Balancing Women's Wellness Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors at Grass Lake Sanctuary in Manchester, Michigan. Release, relax, and rejuvenate. FREE to low income, uninsured, or underinsured women. Call 734-408-1552 for more information.

July 26Back to School Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to noon at South Side Community Coalition (2101 W Holmes Road, Lansing). Free youth sports physicals (call Ms. Yolanda at 517-394-3138 for an appointment), blood pressure checks, Ingham Health Plan enrollment, a Zumba class, and giveaways. Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Theta Rho Zeta Chapter) and South Side Community Coalition. FREE.


August 3, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society ALONG THE EDGE WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Lincoln Brick Park in Grand Ledge. Special history presentation at this history former site of a limestone brick factory ruins. The Society's monthly walks, held the first Sunday of the month, showcase the beauty, fun, and physical activity opportunities that Eaton County Parks have to offer. For more information contact Eaton County Parks at (517) 627-7351. FREE.

August 8-10: 3-Day Life-Balancing Women's Wellness Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors at Grass Lake Sanctuary in Manchester, Michigan. Release, relax, and rejuvenate. FREE to low income, uninsured, or underinsured women. Call 734-408-1552 for more information.

August 13, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

August 27, 2014: Walking In Our Community Event #5: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us at 6:30 p.m. at Hawk Island! FREE.


September 1, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Join this 4th annual celebration. The Society's monthly walks, held the first Sunday of the month, showcase the beauty, fun, and physical activity opportunities that Eaton County Parks have to offer. For more information contact Eaton County Parks at (517) 627-7351. FREE.

September 10, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

September 13, 2014: 2014 Greater Lansing Heart Walk, Delta Dental Campus in Okemos. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring your family and friends to celebrate those who have made lifestyles changes and encourage others to take the pledge to live healthier lives. Mascots, games, music, and more! For more information, contact Rodney Parkkonen at 517-349-3102 ext. 7356 or register online. FREE.

September 27, 2014: Walking In Our Community Event #6: Family Health & Fitness Day, 9:00 a.m., AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave, Charlotte). Activities for the whole family, including exercise classes, family games, an indoor/outdoor walk, and more! For questions, please contact Alicia Armstrong, Playmakers Fitness Foundation, at 517-282-5035, or visit www.cphlansing.com. FREE.


October 5, 2014: Choosing Health!® Walking Society COLOR TOUR WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Thornapple Trail in Vermontville. Enjoy the vivid colors of the season! Hosted by the Thornapple Trail Association. The Society's monthly walks, held the first Sunday of the month, showcase the beauty, fun, and physical activity opportunities that Eaton County Parks have to offer. For more information contact Eaton County Parks at (517) 627-7351. FREE.

October 8, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).


November 2, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society HALLOWEEN/PET PARADE WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Fitgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Come in costume and bring a pet (on a leash)! The Society's monthly walks, held the first Sunday of the month, showcase the beauty, fun, and physical activity opportunities that Eaton County Parks have to offer. For more information contact Eaton County Parks at (517) 627-7351. FREE.

November 12, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).


December 7, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society CELEBRATION FINALE FOR 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Location TBD. Fun, prizes, and recognition for those who participated in all Society monthly walks.  For more information contact Eaton County Parks at (517) 627-7351. FREE.

December 10, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

December 14, 2014Walking In Our Community Event #9: Holiday Walk, Nancy Moore Park (5151 Marsh Road, Okemos). Greg Grothous from Meridian Parks and Recreation will guide us through paved parkways to the Meridian Historical Village, to enjoy Christmas in the Village. For questions, please contact Alicia Armstrong, Playmakers Fitness Foundation, at 517-282-5035 or visit www.cphlansing.com. FREE.


Ongoing Resources

Good Form Walking Clinics: Learn to walk light and easy. Free clinics the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30-7:30p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.goodformrunning.com/playmakers.

Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid Training Classes (CEI Community Mental Health): FREE to anyone who has an interest, thanks to a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Community Health through the end of September. One day for 8 hours, multiple classes available. Lunch provided. To register, contact Julie Barron at 517-346-9600 or go to www.eventbrite.com. FREE.

YMCA Turning Point Program for Breast Cancer Survivors: Supportive breast cancer fitness and yoga classes for patients and survivors. 

Tai Chi in Hunter Park (Allen Neighborhood Center) Tai Chi in the Park is taught by Bob Teachout every Saturday morning from 9:00 – 9:50 am. All levels of skill welcome. FREE.

Friday Noon Stroll Join us every Friday at noon for a Walk on the Hunter Park Path (Allen Neighborhood Center). Bring friends, dogs, children, stories and become a part of this Friday noon tradition! FREE.

Community Yoga at Just B Yoga Studio Free weekly power yoga class for all levels! Get rid of stress, increase muscle tone, and meet new friends. Yoga mats provided. For more information, please call (517) 488-5260 or visit http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/. (106 Island Avenue, Lansing). FREE.

Fenner Winter WalkWednesdays 5-6pm, Saturdays 8-9am, Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave. Meet outside the visitor center for this guided hike. For more information, contact: stewardship@mynaturecenter.org. FREE.

Lansing Community College Spring 2013 Community Education: Recreation and Wellness. Get active! Get healthy! Bike, dance, bowl and kick yourself into shape.

Lansing Parks and Recreation: Fall 2013 Activities Guide From after school programs, art, dancing, and swimming classes to special events, this guide has it all!

Laughter Yoga with Kiran Gupta, First Monday of the month, 5:30-6 pm, Campus Village Center, 1151 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI, 517‐332‐9579

MSU Extension Workshops on Stretching Your Food Dollar: These days it is hard for families and individuals to make food purchases stretch throughout the month. Learn techniques and tips in planning meals, preparing easy recipes at home and smart shopping. Michigan State University Extension offers classes on stretching your food dollar, meal planning and smart shopping workshops. For more information please call 517-887-4588 or contact Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator at mcgarryj@anr.msu.edu.FREE.

Parenting Education Classes 2014 through the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency, serving Eaton, Ingham, and Clinton Counties.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Classes through Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI). This class is designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Training is FREE for the first 600 people, under a State of Michigan grant. Lunch is provided, and you will receive a certificate that is good for 3 years. For questions or to register, email hazle@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8238.

Lansing City Market Family Education Days. Each week (on Thursdays at 5 p.m.), the Lansing City Market Family Education Days program features different topics for adults and children. All programing is free. Families with young kids might enjoy features scheduled for 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (such as food sample, a nutrition lesson and games). Live music is also scheduled at noon every Friday and every Saturday at 11 a.m. FREE.