Calendar

Calendar

April 4, 2014: CATA Annual Community Health Fair, 9:00 a.m. to noon, CATA Transportation Center, 420 S Grand Ave, Downtown Lansing. FREE and open to the public. Lots of free screenings, resources and services provided. Door prizes, too! 

April 4, 2014: Free Family Fun Friday at Schmidt Community Center, 6:00-8:00 p.m.., 5815 Wise Road in Lansing Join us for a night of fun, play and fitness! Try some of the classes Lansing Parks and Recreation has to offer for FREE. Free Family Fun Fridays, offered the first Friday of each month at a local community center, is brought to you by Rec-Connect: getting families in touch with free and low cost physically active opportunities in your community. For more information, please visit the Lansing Parks & Recreation website at www.lansingmi.gov/event/view/04/04/2014/2541 or the Lansing First Fridays website at http://lansingfirstfridays.com/content/free-family-fun-friday.

April 6, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society BACKWOODS TRAIL/OBSERVATORY WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Fox Park in Potterville. Open house at Fox Park Observatory, including a peek at the heavens from the new Solar Telescopt. 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 John Greenslit at (517) 627-7351.

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

April 12, 2014: Walking In Our Community Series #1, 9:00 a.m., Jaycee Community Park, (525 E. River Street, Grand Ledge). Music and walking warm-ups plus two guided walks: a Historical Walk and Fit Walk. For questions, please Alicia Armstrong, Playmakers Fitness Foundation, at 517-282-5035 or visit www.cphlansing.com.

April 12, 2014Free Health Screenings at your local Sam's Club from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Glucose, Total Cholesterol, Dental Tablets, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, and Vision). Visit Sam's Club Healthy Living website for more details. You do not have to be a member to participate!

April 19, 2014: The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items at Lansing Catholic Central High School, 501 Marshall Street, Lansing, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Who can participate? The 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. 


May 2, 2014: The Capital Area Health Alliance is partnering with Gier Community Center to host a FREE Spring/Summer Choosing Health!® Rally from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. New this year, the Rally will take place at the Gier Community Center Free Family Fun Night at 2400 Hall Street, Lansing. FREE transportation to and from the Rally is being provided by Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA).

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. Contact the Alliance at 517-347-3377 or CAHealthAlliance@aol.com for more information.

 

May 4, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society TRAIL WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Thornapple Trail in Vermontville. This event will feature the Thronapple Trail Twin Cities Connector between Vermontville and Nashville. 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 John Greenslit at (517) 627-7351.

May 14, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

May 14, 2014: Walk a Mile in My Shoes 10th Anniversary Rally at the State Capitol Building in Lansing. Advocacy walk begins at 10:30 a.m., with the Rally at 1:15 p.m. Join us for a walk around the Capitol, map signing, photo booths, and more. Help enhance public awareness that mental health matters!

May 17, 2014: 4th Annual Youth Sports Summit & 4th Annual WE Kids Health Wellness & Fitness Expo at The Summit Sports & Ice Complex, Dimondale, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and free for kids. Enjoy live fitness demos, interactive sports activities, fitness resources, and sports seminars facilitated by professional athletes. Help keep our kids healthy, well, & fit! 

May 17, 2014Fresh Air Fit class at Sleepy Hollow State Park (7835 E Price Rd, Laingsburg) at 10:30 a.m. EcoTrek Fitness will lead an outdoor group workout session incorporating hiking, flexibility stretches, and strength training. Cost is $10/person. For more information, visit the DNR Events Calendar.

May 31, 2014: Hawk Island Kids Triathlon at Hawk Island Park, Lansing. Get the whole family involved in the 2014 Hawk Island Triathlon. On May 31, there will be a Kids Triathlon for young athletes (age 14 and under) who aren't yet ready for sprint distances. Distances vary according to age categories - Goldfish (6 and under), Dolphins (7-10), and Sharks (11-14). Registration fees apply. For more information and to register, visit www.Hawk-I-Tri.com.


June 1, 2014Choosing Health!® Walking Society RIVER TRAIL WALK at 9:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Walk down the famous Grand River Trail to Island Park with naturalist Jackie Blanc, who will point out sites used in teh filming of RED DAWN. 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 John Greenslit at (517) 627-7351.

June 1, 2014: Hawk Island Triathlon at Hawk Island Park, Lansing. Michigan's Largest Sprint Triathlon is back for its 8th year and is designed to welcome and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities as they venture into the world of triathlon. Swim 400m • Bike 16k • Run 5k. Registration fees apply. For more details and registration information, visit www.Hawk-I-Tri.com. 

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


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 John Greenslit at (517) 627-7351.

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


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 John Greenslit at (517) 627-7351.

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


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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


Ongoing Resources

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. No charge.

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!

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)

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.

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.

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.