Calendar

January 9, 2015: Winter Showshoe Hike, Fenner Nature Center (2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing), 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join naturalists for a lantern-guided walk through the snow at the monthly Winter Snowshoe Hike. Traverse the snowy trails while learning all about winter ecology. No experience necessary, and open for all ages. Maximum of 10 participants, so call 517-483-4224 to reserve your spot! Cost: $7.

January 10, 2015Choosing Health: Health Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Capital Area District Libraries - Downtown Lansing (401 S. Capitol Ave). Many health and wellness apps are available to help you track exercise, lose weight, give first-aid treatment and more. We will look at some popular apps and their uses. Bring your mobile device so you can try out apps during the program. Call 517-367-6327 with questions. FREE.

January 14, 2014Nature at Night: Snow Shoe Owl Prowl, 7:00-8:30 pm, Lincoln Brick Park (13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge). Program fee is $5/person with equipment rental ($2/person without rental). Advance registration required – call 517-627-7351 to reserve your spot.

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

January 16-17, 2015: Snow Fest, 6:00-9:00 pm, Fitzgerald Park (133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge, MI). Cross-country ski or showshoe under the stars on illuminated trails or to enjoy the sledding hill! $2-5 per person. Be sure to come early if you want to rent equipment. Call 517-627-7351 for more information.

January 18, 2015: Cross Country Ski Clinic, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Fitzgerald Park (133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge, MI). Come learn the basics of cross-county skiing. Clinic is $10-15 per person. Space is limited, so register today by calling 517-627-7351. 

January 18, 2015: Snow Shoe Clinic, 2:00-4:00 pm, Fitzgerald Park (133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge, MI). Learn to snowshoe and take a guided trip through the Park. Clinic is $10-15 per person. Space is limited, so register today by calling 517-627-7351.

January 21, 2015: Fairview STEM Health Fair, 5:30-7:00 pm, Fairview STEM (815 N. FAirview Ave., Lansing, MI). Learn about different health resources in your area, with samples, giveaways, games, activities, and food! Great event for the whole family. Stop by the CAHA table!

January 24, 2015: Winter Choosing Health!® Rally & Winter Warm Up Kickoff, hosted by CAHA and Community Partners in Health, 9:30 a.m. - noon, Lansing Mall - Macy's Wing (5330 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing). 

Discover how to become more physically active, develop healthy eating habits, and have fun doing both! Enjoy healthy living displays from over 25 community programs, food samples from area restaurants, children's activities, food demonstrations, a walk in the mall, health assessments, and door prizes. Also, learn about the Blues Community Challenge and sign up for the Winter Warm-Up! Learn more on the Rally Webpage.

 

January 24, 2015: Choosing Health: Hula Hoop Dance, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Capital Area District Libraries - Downtown Lansing (401 S. Capitol Ave). Hula hoop dance is so much fun you won't even know you're exercising! Hoop classes focus on a positive group and individual experience that encourages the fun in fitness and helps you stay active and healthy, while having a blast. Fun for the whole family! Call 517-367-6327 with questions. FREE.

January 28, 2015Nature at Night: Snow Shoe Owl Prowl, 7:00-8:30 pm, Lincoln Brick Park (13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge). Program fee is $5/person with equipment rental ($2/person without rental). Advance registration required – call 517-627-7351 to reserve your spot.

January 31, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at Westside YMCA, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Westside YMCA (3700 Old Lansing Road, Lansing) to meet, walk and talk with Dr. Hend Azhary while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. In collaboration with the 2015 Winter Warm Up. 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. 


February 6, 2015Winter Showshoe Hike, Fenner Nature Center (2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing), 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join naturalists for a lantern-guided walk through the snow at the monthly Winter Snowshoe Hike. Traverse the snowy trails while learning all about winter ecology. No experience necessary, and open for all ages. Maximum of 10 participants, so call 517-483-4224 to reserve your spot! Cost: $7.

February 6-7, 2015: Snow Fest, 6:00-9:00 pm, Fitzgerald Park (133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge, MI). Cross-country ski or showshoe under the stars on illuminated trails or to enjoy the sledding hill! $2-5 per person. Be sure to come early if you want to rent equipment. Call 517-627-7351 for more information.

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

February 11, 2015Nature at Night: Snow Shoe Owl Prowl, 7:00-8:30 pm, Lincoln Brick Park (13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge). Program fee is $5/person with equipment rental ($2/person without rental). Advance registration required – call 517-627-7351 to reserve your spot.

February 12, 2015: Cross Country Ski Clinic, 4:00-6:00 pm, Fitzgerald Park (133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge, MI). Come learn the basics of cross-county skiing. Clinic is $10-15 per person. Space is limited, so register today by calling 517-627-7351. 

February 21, 2015: Let's Walk & Talk with a Doctor at the Lansing Mall, presented by the Capital Area Health Alliance. Join us from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Lansing Mall - Macy's Wing (5330 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing) to meet, walk and talk with a local physician while learning about all of the great benefits of being physically active. In collaboration with the 2015 Winter Warm Up. 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. 

February 25, 2015Nature at Night: Snow Shoe Owl Prowl, 7:00-8:30 pm, Lincoln Brick Park (13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge). Program fee is $5/person with equipment rental ($2/person without rental). Advance registration required – call 517-627-7351 to reserve your spot.


March 6, 2014Winter Showshoe Hike, Fenner Nature Center (2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing), 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join naturalists for a lantern-guided walk through the snow at the monthly Winter Snowshoe Hike. Traverse the snowy trails while learning all about winter ecology. No experience necessary, and open for all ages. Maximum of 10 participants, so call 517-483-4224 to reserve your spot! Cost: $7.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 - Winter 2015. Free 12-week class for parents, friends, and caregivers of persons with mental disorders. Meets on Wednesday evenings, beginning on January 7. 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 2014 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.