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


October 2, 2015: MSURx via LiveStream, 12:00 – 4:30 p.m., Pasant Theater (Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing). MSURx is a series of short talks hosted by MSU College of Human Medicine are meant to inspire you personally and professionally. The TED-like event showcases MSU CHM alumni, students, faculty, researchers and community supporters. See the full list of speakers at

October 4, 2015: MSUFCU Dinosaur Dash 5K Walk/Run, 10:00 a.m. – noon, MSU Museum (409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing). Featuring a fast, flat 5K Run/Walk and three special runs for kids: the Museum Mile, the Mini Dash, and the Diaper Dash. There’s also a full line-up of activities, which make for dinosaur-size fun and fitness for the whole family. Part of the Playmakers 2015 Greater Lansing Race Series. Registration fees of $20-30 apply.

October 4, 2015: Family Fun Fitness, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Court 1 Athletic Club (1609 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing). A day of fun, music, fitness, nutrition, plus watching the local Metro Million Celebrity Challengers battle it out for points in team fitness events. All Challenge events are family friendly and encourage public participation. Free water and snacks at each event. FREE.

October 10, 2015: 2015 Greater Lansing Heart Walk, 9:30 a.m., Cooley Law School Stadium (505 E Michigan Ave, Lansing). Bring your family and friends to celebrate those who have made lifestyles changes and encourage others to take the pledge to live healthier lives. Gates open at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m., and walk at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Rodney Parkkonen at 517-349-3102 ext. 7356 or register online. FREE.

October 10, 2015: 2015 Teddy Bear Picnic, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Michigan 4H Children’s Garden at MSU (1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing). This family-friendly event helps kids overcome the fear of going to the doctor with a Teddy Bear Hospital (which provides check-ups for your kids’ favorite stuffed animals) and also includes face painting, balloon animals, relay races, helmet fittings, shooting baskets and a visit from Sparty. Presented by Network for Healthy Kids and sponsored by MSUFCU. More information at MSU CHM website.

October 12, 2015: NAMI Peer-to-Peer (10-week course), 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sparrow – St. Lawrence Campus (1210 West Saginaw Street, Lansing). This is a safe and supportive mental health education class for those living with mental illness, to learn about diagnosis, coping skills, relapse prevention, and more. This class meets 2 hours/week for 10 weeks. Registration required. FREE. 

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

October 15, 2015: Free, Anonymous HIV Testing (National Latino AIDS Awareness Day), 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., ICHD Human Services Building (5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing). Free HIV testing for all Ingham County residents, regardless of ethnicity. Free gift card and consultation. For more information, call 517-887-4424.

October 17, 2015: Mobile Food Pantry, 9:00-11:00 a.m., St. Casmir (800 W. Barnes, Lansing). Distributing fresh, non-perishable food items. Open to individuals who are disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low-income jobs. State ID or driver’s license required. FREE.

October 28, 2015: Basics of Yoga and Eating, 6:15 - 7:45 p.m., Lotus Voice Integrative Therapies (4994 Park Lake Road, East Lansing). Trained yoga teacher Monice Pino and registered dietitian Moushumi Mukherjee offer a combined class on yoga basics and how to eat mindfully and from scratch. Register to $20 class fee.

November 7, 2015: Metro Million Holiday Party & Celebrity Health Challenge Finale, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Westside YMCA (3700 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing). Learn about new recipes with a healthy twist for your holiday season and find out the winner of Metro Lansing’s Celebrity Health Challenge. This familyi-friendly event will also have Zumba, dancing, kids' games, other fitness events, snacks, giveaways, and music. FREE.

November 7, 2015: Three Ways Hospice Can Help, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Friendship Baptist Church (2912 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing). Learn about hospice care, comfort, and support and dispel the myths about hospice. Featuring speaker Dr. Beth Alexander. Presented by Hospice of Lansing.

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

November 17, 2015: Grow It, Cook It, Eat It! Pumpkins and their Kin, 6:00-8:00 p.m., MSU Extension Office (5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing). Grow it! Cook it! Eat it! is an informative, fun‐filled series of MSU Extension workshops designed to guide you from garden to table. Learn to grow your own vegetables, get tips for storage and preparation, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste a variety of delectable vegetables and herbs. $20 registration fee; register at the MSU Extension events website.

November 21, 2015: Women’s Health Experience, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte). Learn about and experience the five dimensions of health and well-being: do, eat, think, breathe, and support. Visit for updates. FREE.

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

Ongoing Resources

AL!VE: Summer 2015 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 (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 FREE.

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 FREE.

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 FREE.

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.

Lansing Parks & Recreation Summer 2015 Activity Guide: The guide has offerings June - August. Programming includes art, dancing, swimming courses, special events, classes, league sports and so much more! Learn more and register now at

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/Market Moves (Allen Neighborhood Center): Join us every Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Allen Market Place (1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing) and Tuesdays (5:30-7:30 p.m.), Thursdays (5:30-7:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (10:00 a.m. - noon) at Hunter Park 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. Starting October 13, 2015, the walks will all be inside and will also incorporate other movement activities, like yoga and streaching. Please email Denise at for more information. FREE.

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.

Metro Lansing Celebrity Health Challenge: Free monthly activities from April to November to help Metro Lansing lose a million pounds. The team with the most points at the end of the challenge gets prizes and $2,500 for their favorite charity. 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 FREE.

NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group is for family members and friends of those who are coping with the stressors of serious and persistent brain disorders. Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. CAll 517-484-3404 or visit - Support Groups.

NAMI Family Support Group is for those living with mental illness, any diagnosis. Every Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus. CAll 517-484-3404 or visit - Support Groups.

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.

Strength Class at Move-It Move-It Fitness: Free strength classes every Monday, 7:00 p.m., at Move It Move It Fitness in East Lansing (4980 Northwind Drive). Fun fitness class for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

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 or call 517-346-8238.