Calendar

Calendar

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. FREE.

September 8, 2014: 50th Anniversary Celebration: Community Mental Health Authority, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. Open house, free picnic food & celebration cake, bounce house & clown, resource table displays, walking path & Playmakers walking clinic, resource table displays, 50-year time capsule, and giveaways. Program at 4:00 p.m. with guest speakers and dignitaries. For more information, contact Judy Hazle at 517-346-8238. FREE.

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

September 13, 2014: 2014 Greater Lansing Heart Walk, Delta Dental Campus in Okemos. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring your family and friends to celebrate those who have made lifestyles changes and encourage others to take the pledge to live healthier lives. Mascots, games, music, and more! For more information, contact Rodney Parkkonen at 517-349-3102 ext. 7356 or register online. FREE.

September 14, 2014CATA Come Clean Duathlon at Hawk Island Park, 1601 E Cavanaugh Road, Lansing. 9:00 a.m. Run on the River Trail and bike through south Lansing and MSU historic farms. The race promotes clean air and lowered emissions and benefits the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition and South Lansing Community Development Association. Online registration through September 10. Registration fees apply.

September 15, 2014: Lansing Roots Incubator Farm Open House, 4:00-7:00 p.m., 1084 S. Hagadorn Rd., Mason. Celebrate and support developing farmers in Michigan. Lansing Roots helps beginning area farmers start successful market gardening and farming enterprises, focusing on refugee, immigrant, minority, low-income, and women farmers. Participants get a space to grow at the Lansing Roots farm, as well as support in learning farming techniques and business strategies.

September 17, 2014: Health Apps for Smart Phones and Tablets, 6:00-7:30pm, Capital Area District Library-South Lansing Branch (3500 South Cedar St.). Learn about some popular health apps and their uses. FREE.

September 18, 2014: Garden Project Annual Harvest Potluck, 6-8pm, Hunter Park Pavilion (1400 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing). The Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project hosts its final monthly potluck of the season. Bring a dish to pass if you are able, plus pen and paper to write some of the recipes down. Games, awards, and more! 

September 20, 2014: Healthy & Fit Magazine Expo, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing). This family-focused event includes a demo stage/public workout area with free classes, inflated Tiki-Head climbing wall and obstacle course, races, activity areas, kids games, Olympic Weight Lifting Competition, and cutting-edge health & fitness information. Come visit the CAHA booth! FREE. 

September 20, 2014: The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute FREE, fresh, non-perishable food items from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir Church in Lansing (800 W. Barnes). Open to individuals who are 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.

September 27, 2014: Family Health & Fitness Day, 9:00 a.m., AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte). Celebrate National Family Health & Fitness Day with activities for the whole family, including exercise classes, family games, an indoor/outdoor walk, and more! Be sure to dress comfortably! Activities provided by Hayes Green Beach, MOVE (the fitness center at AL!VE), and Community Partners in Health. FREE!

This event is part of Walking In Our Community Event #6: Family Health & Fitness Day. For questions, please contact Alicia Armstrong, Playmakers Fitness Foundation, at 517-282-5035, or visit www.cphlansing.com.

September 28, 2014: Playmakers Autumn Classic, 9:00 a.m., Lake Lansing Park North in Haslett. Perfect for all ages and all runners, this 8-kilometer run/walk takes you through Lake Lansing Parks and its friendly neighborhoods. Part of the 2014 Playmakers Premier Events Series. Registration fees apply; proceeds benefit the Area 8 Special Olympics. To register, visit www.playmakers.com.

September 28, 2014AIDS Walk Lansing/East Lansing 2014, Valley Court Park, East Lansing. This family- and dog-friendly event is FREE, with gifts for walk walkers, trophies, kids’ booth, prizes, doggie station, music, games, and lunch. Sign up as a team or individual, and any pledge dollars raised will benefit the Lansing Area AIDS Network. Visit www.laanonline.org to register.


October 4, 2014: A Woman's Health Experience 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at AL!VE (800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte). This annual event focuses on five dimensions of women’s health: DO, BREATHE, EAT, THINK and SUPPORT, especially on breast health, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With guest speaker Cathy George, MSU women’s volleyball coach; a physician panel; education & interactive booths; healthy cooking demos; wine tasting; group exercise demos; free childcare; and more! Co-hosted by the General Federation of Women's Clubs – Charlotte. FREE. 

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. FREE.

October 8, 2014Healthy Lifestyles Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Michigan Osteopathic Association (2445 Woodlake Circle, Okemos, MI 48864).

October 11, 20146th Annual Green Space Trail Race at the Ingham Conservation District. Enjoy a challenging trail race of 5K or 10K while supporting local conservation. Run or walk through 200 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and prairie. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Early Bird Registration (until September 13) is $25. After September 13: $35. Register online.

October 20, 2014: Food Systems Work Group Fall Potluck Dinner & Annual Meeting, Allen Market Place, 5:00-6:45 p.m. This is a great opportunity for interested community members (and their guests) to come learn about the latest and greatest in the local food system with short snippets from people doing work in the community! There will be a guest speaker and door prizes! Please contact Melissa Lott, lottmeli@yahoo.com for additional information.


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 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. 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 www.cphlansing.com. 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 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.goodformrunning.com/playmakers.

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 http://justbyoga.com/classes/schedule/. (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 mcgarryj@anr.msu.edu.FREE.

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.

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.