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 5, 2014: Celebrate National Healthy Eating Day! Take the first step in making healthier food choices by visiting the American Heart Association’s website for a Toolkit for tips on how to celebrate in your family, workplace, school, or community.

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

November 15, 2014: CMHA invites you to an Afternoon in the Park at Potter Park Zoo! Free to all recipients of Community Mental Health Services, employees, family, and friends. From 1:00-4:00pm, enjoy zoo tours, face painting, dancing with the turkey, goodie bags, storytime, free books, soup, cookies, and more! Free admission and parking. 

November 19, 2014“Never Give Up. Never Quit.” U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills is just one of five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who survived injuries as a result of an IED in 2012. Travis will share his inspirational and hopeful story of the daily challenges of our wounded veterans and the rehabilitation process. Presented by Peckham Community Partnership Foundation Speaker Series. To reserve complimentary seats, please email Morning and afternoon sessions available.

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 FREE.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 (106 Island Avenue, Lansing). FREE.

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

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

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

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 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.