Calendar

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

 

August 1, 2015: Choosing Health!® Walking Society - Habitats & History, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Lincoln Brick Park (13991 Tallman Rd, Grand Ledge). Take a guided tour of Lincoln Brick Park, a historical former site of a limestone brick factory ruins. 

Explore a pathway to health in Eaton County Parks throughout the year with the Choosing Health!® Walking Society and its monthly walks showcasing the beauty and fun activities that parks have to offer. Plus, participate in the 2015 Walking Challenge website at www.eatoncountyparks.org.

August 9, 2015: Lake Lansing Team Marathon, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Lake Lansing South. The Lake Lansing Team Marathon provides a great way for you and your friends to celebrate fitness through a 26.2 mile, 5 person relay. Celebrate teamwork, fitness, and fun. Part of the Playmakers Premier Events series. Registration fees apply. 

August 9, 2015: Soccer & Yard Games at Hope Sports Complex, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (5801 N Aurelius Rd, Lansing). Join the Metro Lansing Celebrity Challenge crew for an afternoon of fun activities, concessions, and a local DJ. Sponsored by Lettuce Live Well. FREE.

August 13, 2015: 15th Annual Mayor’s Senior Activities Fair, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Gardner Middle School (333 Dahlia Drive, Lansing). This free educational, interactive fair for Lansing-area seniors will feature a free breakfast and lunch, vendors covering senior health to senior living, and a live band. Sponsored by The Pines Rehabilitation Center, AccuQuest Hearing and C2AE. FREE. 

August 17-21, 2015: 7th Annual Back to School Health Fair at the Ingham County Health Department (5303 S. Cedar, Lansing). Immunizations (by appointment), vision & hearing screenings, lead screenings, and fun activities! Learn about medical coverage, preschool sign-up, and other community resources. Mon, Tue, Thr 9-4. Wed 9-6. Fri 9-12. Call 517-887-4322 for questions or to schedule your child’s immunizations. FREE.

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. 

August 20, 2015: Subway Summer Trail Series Fun Run, Falling Waters Trail (1992 Warren Ave, Jackson). This free 5K series is a way to explore local parks and great locations to stay fit and healthy. Plus, Subway is providing healthy and family-friendly subs. Sign up online. Part of the Playmakers Premier Events series. FREE.

August 25, 2015: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Class, 6:00-7:00 p.m., AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte). Offered by HGB’s Breast Care Center to help women and men understand risks for breast cancer. If you have a high risk for breast cancer, have a family history of breast cancer or have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, this class helps answer questions about breast health, genetics, breast cancer screenings and diagnostic testing. Pre-registration required; call (517) 543-9575. FREE.

August 29, 2015: The Super Run, 8:00-11:00 a.m., Hawk Island County Park (1601 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing). Superhero themed 5k and fun run to raise funds and awareness for local charities. Registration fees $15-35.

August 29, 2015: Danae’s Race, Potter Park (1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing). Scenic 5K walk/run along the Lansing River Trail and Potter Park. You can also sign up for a team race. $20 race fee; proceeds benefit The Glass House, which helps women overcome substance abuse problems. 


September 3, 2015: Good Form Walking, 2:00-3:00 pm, Wimbledon Room at the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing). This free one-hour seminar is presented as part of the Senior Fall Prevention Series. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org and click on "events". FREE. 

September 6, 2015: Kellie Sebrell XC Classic 5K, DeWitt High School (13601 Panther Dr., DeWitt). This friendly trail run/walk is a unique 5K along the DeWitt Cross Country course. There is also a Kids Fun Run and a 100 Meter Butterfly Dash. Part of the Playmakers 2015 Greater Lansing Race Series. Registration fees of $10-25 apply.

September 7, 2015: Choosing Health!® Walking Society - Labor Day Bridge Walk, 9:00- noon, Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Join this 5th annual celebration! This walk has become a local tradition, with participants coming from surrounding communities. 

Explore a pathway to health in Eaton County Parks throughout the year with the Choosing Health!® Walking Society and its monthly walks showcasing the beauty and fun activities that parks have to offer. Plus, participate in the 2015 Walking Challenge website at www.eatoncountyparks.org.

September 10, 2015: Tai Chi and other Exercises for Balance, 2:00-3:00 pm, Wimbledon Room at the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing). This free one-hour seminar is presented as part of the Senior Fall Prevention Series. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org and click on "events". FREE.

September 10, 2015: NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program (11-week course), 6:30-9:00 p.m., McLaren Education Building (2709 South Washington Ave, Lansing). This free program helps family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. This class meets weekly for 11 weeks. FREE.

September 12, 2015: 2015 Live Life. Nspired. 5K Run & Family Walk, 9:45 a.m., Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (321 E. Harris Street, Charlotte). The Family Walk is a FREE event for the whole family and features a stroll through downtown Charlotte. The 5K Run is a flat, fast course through Charlotte, with awards for the top finishers (registration fees apply; proceeds support The Power of ONE Fund). Music, snacks, and drinks at the finish line! 

September 15, 2015: Grow It, Cook It, Eat It! Go for the Greens, 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.

September 17, 2015: Nutrition and Bone Density, 2:00-3:00 pm, Spartan Room at the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (2900 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing). This free one-hour seminar is presented as part of the Senior Fall Prevention Series. To register, call 1.800.Sparrow or visit Sparrow.org and click on "events". FREE.

September 19, 2015: Take Steps Lansing Walk, 3:00 p.m., Hawk Island County Park (1601 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing). Take steps to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and colitis. Registration fees apply; proceeds support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. 

September 20, 2015: Capital City River Run 5K Walk/Run, Lansing Community College (200 Museum Drive, Lansing). The Capital City River Run Weekend of Races features a 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, and Relay ending in Adado Park. It’s an entire weekend of family friendly events including food, refreshments, entertainment and activities.Special awards for top finishers; all runners and walkers receive a finishers medal. Registration fee $30-35. Register online at www.ccriverrun.com or through RunSignUp. Part of the Playmakers Premier Events series.

The Metro Lansing Celebrity Health Challenge will be competing at the River Run. Come cheer on the celebrities or participate in the River Run 5K run/walk yourself! All Challenge events are family friendly and encourage public participation. 

September 20, 2015: Walk ‘n Roll for ALS, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Hawk Island County Park (1601 E Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing). Take a 3-mile walk or bike ride along Hawk Island’s beautiful paved and accessible pathways to support patients with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Participants will be treated to music, food, and fun activities. 

September 21, 2015: NAMI Basics Education Program (6-week course), 6:30-8:30 p.m., NAMI Lansing. This free program is for any parent or caregiver of a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The program is taught by trained parents who have had similar experiences with their own children. This class meets 2 hours/week for 6 weeks. Registration required. FREE.

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. 

September 27, 2015: Playmakers Autumn Classic, Lake Lansing Park North (6260 East Lake Drive, Haslett). This mid-Michigan fall tradition is now in its 23rd year and it is open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Includes an 8K run/walk, 2-mile walk, 1-mile walk and FREE kids’ runs and activities. Registration fees apply for the adult courses. Part of the Playmakers Premier Events series.

September 27, 2015: 2nd Annual Walk for Recovery 2015, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Lansing River Trail – Old Town (meet at Clark Hill Patio, 212 E. Grand River, Lansing). Walk along the River Trail and end at the Capitol for a speaker, presentation, and memorial service. FREE.

September 29, 2015: Grow It, Cook It, Eat It! Root for the Root Vegetables, 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.


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 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).


November 7, 2015: Metro Million 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. There will also be fitness events, snacks, and music. FREE.

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 hgbhealth.com 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 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. 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 www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx. 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 www.playmakers.com/GoodForm/Classes.aspx. 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 www.lansingmi.gov/parks.

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 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. Please email Denise at denisep@allenneighborhoodcenter.org 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 mcgarryj@anr.msu.edu. 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 www.namilansing.org - 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 www.namilansing.org - 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 hazle@ceicmh.org or call 517-346-8238.