Calendar

Find healthy living activities and community events from CAHA and our partners! 

April 8, 2015: Gardening 101 (Adults), 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Capital Area District Library – Haslett. Learn the basics of gardening and where to find local resources, presented by Greater Lansing Food Bank's Garden Project. Part of CADL's Spring Gardening Series. FREE.

April 10, 2015: CATA Community Health Fair, 9:00 a.m. – noon, CATA Transportation Center (CTC) (420 S. Grand Ave., Lansing). Over 25 organizations will provide free screenings and services that include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, BMI, oral cancer, bone density, vision, women’s health, newborn health, substance abuse, nutrition counseling, and much more! To learn more about the Health Fair and how to use the bus to get there, call 517-394-1000, email info@cata.org, or visit cata.org. FREE. 

April 12, 2015: 21st Annual Race for the Place 5K, 1:00 p.m., Jenison Field House (MSU Campus). This fun-filled family event features a 5K Run/Walk, FREE Kids 100-Yard Dash, and a Kids One-Mile Fun Run as well as a visit from Sparty! All race participants also receive free admission to MSU baseball and softball games on Sunday. Registration fee for 5K is $25-30; Kids One-Mile Fun Run entry fee is $15. Funds raised go to support MSU Safe Place, which provides services to those experiencing relationship violence and stalking. Part of the 2015 Greater Lansing Race Series

April 15, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

April 16, 2015“Physical Therapy for the Brain”, 6:00 p.m.,  Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health (812 E. Jolly Rd., The Atrium, Lansing). Free dinner and presentation for anyone living with a mental illness or interested family members, friends, or professionals. Learn about CET – a therapy that significantly reduces cognitive deficits and improves social cognition for individuals recovering from mental illness. RSVP required to Judy Hazle at hazle@ceicmh.org. Sponsored by Community Mental Health and the MSU School of Social Work. FREE.

April 18, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at Valhalla Park, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Valhalla Park (4000 Keller Road, Holt) to meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. FREE!

This walk is part of the 2015 Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor series, featuring FREE monthly walks in various parks throughout the tri-county area. For a full schedule of 2015 events, click HERE. To sign up for monthly email reminders of the walks, please contact the Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. 

April 26, 2015Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure, 2:00 p.m., State Capitol (Capitol & Michigan Avenues, Lansing). Registration fees apply. Register online or at area organizations.


May 2, 2015: Spring Choosing Health!® Rally and Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us at 2:00 p.m. at the Fenner Nature Center (202 E. Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing). FREE!

Discover community resources that are available during the spring and summer to help your pursuit of healthy lifestyles. Enjoy Children's Activities, Cooking Demonstrations, Fitness Classes, Taste of Health, Healthy Lifestyle Resources, and Door Prizes. PLUS, meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active.  

This walk is part of the 2015 Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor series, featuring FREE monthly walks in various parks throughout the tri-county area. For a full schedule of 2015 events, click HERE. To sign up for monthly email reminders of the walks, please contact the Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. 

May 13, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

May 16, 2015: 9th Annual Miles for Smiles 5K, 9:00 a.m. (registration), Granger Meadows Park (1275 Granger Meadows Lane, Lansing). Walk on a paved path around Granger Meadows Park with festivities, refreshments, entertainment and prizes. There’s also a kid-friendly “Dental Dash”! Rain or shine! Registration fee: $20-25. Funds raise money to help Head Start families who need dental care. Visit www.cacsheadstart.org/Help-Out/Miles-for-Smiles for more information. 


June 6, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at the River Trail, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Brenke Fish Ladder & Lansing River Trail (on the Grand River, south of E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing) to meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. In partnership with NorthWest Initiative. FREE!

This walk is part of the 2015 Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor series, featuring FREE monthly walks in various parks throughout the tri-county area. For a full schedule of 2015 events, click HERE. To sign up for monthly email reminders of the walks, please contact the Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. 

June 10, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

June 14, 2015: 2015 Greater Lansing Kidney Walk, 12:00 p.m., Hawk Island Park (1601 E Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing). Enjoy a scenic walk through Hawk Island Park as well as a Champion’s Tent for patients and their caregivers, DJ and live music, free food & parking, and kids activities! Walk begins at 1:00 p.m. Registration Fee: $10-20 (funds go to support the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan). For more information contact Kiel Porter at 734-222-9800 or kporter@nkfm.org.


July 8, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

July 11, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at the CIS Trail, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the CIS Trail/Clinton County Courthouse (100 E. State Street, St. Johns) to meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. In partnership with the City of St. Johns. FREE!

This walk is part of the 2015 Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor series, featuring FREE monthly walks in various parks throughout the tri-county area. For a full schedule of 2015 events, click HERE. To sign up for monthly email reminders of the walks, please contact the Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. 


August 12, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

August 18, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at Benjamin Davis Park, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Benjamin Davis Park/South Lansing Pathway (5614 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing) to meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. In partnership with the South Lansing Community Development Association. FREE!

This walk is part of the 2015 Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor series, featuring FREE monthly walks in various parks throughout the tri-county area. For a full schedule of 2015 events, click HERE. To sign up for monthly email reminders of the walks, please contact the Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. 


September 9, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

September 26, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at AL!VE, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at AL!VE (800 Lawrence Ave., Charlotte) to meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. In partnership with Family Health & Fitness Day. FREE!

This walk is part of the 2015 Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor series, featuring FREE monthly walks in various parks throughout the tri-county area. For a full schedule of 2015 events, click HERE. To sign up for monthly email reminders of the walks, please contact the Alliance at CAHealthAlliance@aol.com. 


October 10, 2015: 2015 Greater Lansing Heart Walk, Delta Dental Campus in Okemos. Bring your family and friends to celebrate those who have made lifestyles changes and encourage others to take the pledge to live healthier lives. For more information, contact Rodney Parkkonen at 517-349-3102 ext. 7356 or register online. FREE.

October 14, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).


November 11, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).


December 9, 2015: Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).


Ongoing Resources

AL!VE: Fall 2014 Program Guide: Get active and get healthy! From special events, fitness classes, women's health programs, dancing, cooking, yoga, and support groups, this guide has it all.

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.

Cooking Matters: Free classes in nutrition and cooking taught by MSU Extension (5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing). Learn secrets from the pros and receive groceries and a cookbook to replicate recipes at home. Tuesday evenings at 1:30 pm, beginning on March 3, 2015. Call 517-887-4588 to register. FREE.

Good Form Movement Clinics: Free clinics the second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx.

Good Form Running Clinics: Learn to run easier, healthier, and faster. Free clinics every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Playmakers in Okemos. Sign up online at www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx.

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.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx.

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.

Laughter Yoga with Kiran Gupta: Free laughter yoga the second Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:00 pm, Campus Village Center, 1151 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI, 517‐332‐9579. FREE.

Let's Garden Lansing. Local listing of educational classes & events on gardening, food, and nutrition.

Market Walk (Allen Neighborhood Center): Join us every Wednesday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. (starting Jan. 7) and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Allen Market Place (1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing) to walk and accumulate mileage to exchange for vouchers to the weekly Allen Street Farmers Market. Walkers earn $10 after walking their first 5 miles and then $5 for each additional 5 miles. Please email Denise at denisep@allenneighborhoodcenter.org for more information.

Meditation with Kiran Gupta: Free meditation classes the second Wednesday of the month, 4:00-5:00 pm, Campus Village Center, 1151 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI, 517‐332‐9579. Learn the fundamentals of meditation and healing meditation using guided imagery. FREE.

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.

NAMI Family to Family Education Program - Spring 2015. Free 12-week class for parents, friends, and caregivers of persons with mental disorders. Meets on Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m., beginning on March 26. Coursework includes learning about feelings, diagnoses, biology of the brain, problem solving, medications, empathy, recovery services available, fighting stigma, and communication techniques. Registration required: Call 517-484-3404 or email info@namilansing.org. FREE.

Parenting Education Classes 2015 through the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency, serving Eaton, Ingham, and Clinton Counties.

Playmakers Injury Clinics: If you have sore feet, heels, knees or back or some other injury, come to Playmakers in Okemos from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday and talk things over with a sports medicine professional.

Tai Chi in the Park: Tai Chi in the Park is taught by Bob Teachout of Full Circle Tai Chi every Saturday morning from 9:00 – 9:50 am at Hunter Park in Lansing. All levels of skill welcome. FREE.

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

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Classes through Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) are available through the end of December 2014. 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 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.