Health and Fitness Calendar

Staff - - 09/19/2011

Yoga in Overton Park: 6:15-7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 13 in Overton Park near the doughboy statue. Free. Families welcome; kids need to be age 10 and older. Bring your own yoga mats.

Tennessee Trails Association: Saturday, hike Village Creek State Park in Wynne, Ark. A 4- to 6-mile easy to moderate hike. Carpoolers meet at 8:15 a.m. at Memphis Welcome Center on Riverside Drive, or meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Village Creek Park Visitor Center. For carpool info: (901) 527-4308. Questions about trail, e-mail: e_kelm at, or call (901) 873-3221.

Rotary Club of Covington 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Saturday at Shelton Park in Covington, Tenn. Call (901) 359-0126 for details.

Edwin Hill Memorial Golf Scramble: Saturday at Wedgewood Golfers Club, 5206 Tournament Drive in Olive Branch. Fourth annual event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and youth of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Check-in at 11:45 a.m. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner follows scramble. $80 for the individual golfer or $320 for a foursome. Register via e-mail: ehmgolfscramble at

Mem phis Walk for PKD: 1 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Farms Park. "Penny Kids Dash" 12:30 p.m. Benefiting the PKD Foundation for polycystic kidney disease. (901) 491-4799. Register at

Father Leonard Oglesby Memorial Golf Tournament: 8 a.m. Sept. 26. Quail Ridge Golf Course, 4055 Altruria in Bartlett. $200 per player, $800 per team. Proceeds benefit Ave Maria Home. (901) 386-3211.

Shoot for a Cure: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30. The Willows Sporting Clays & Hunting Center, Tunica. Registration/breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Shells provided. Ear and eye protection mandatory. Registration limited to first 25 teams or sponsors. Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Call (901) 759-1095.

The 24-Hour Tour d'Esprit: 3 p.m. Sept. 30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at Church of the Holy Spirit, 2300 Hickory Crest Drive. Individual entries $25; team entries vary. Benefits Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis and the citizens of Haiti. Individuals or teams encouraged to walk/run as long (or short) as they like during the 24-hour time frame. Call (901) 755-8809.

Health events

Jones Clinic-facilitated Men's Cancer Education & Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. today at Carriage Court, 1645 West Massey. Call (901) 202-7639.

Jones Clinic-facilitated Women Living with Cancer: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Carriage Court, 1645 West Massey. Call (901) 202-7639.

St. Francis Hospital-Memphis hosts "Play Hard... Live Well" Men's Prostate Health Event: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Francis Hospital. Free PSA screenings. Guest speaker: University of Memphis Tigers football coach Larry Potter. A panel of urologists available to answer questions. To register: (901) 765-1849.

"ADHD Community Workshop: Ritalin, are there alternatives?": 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Memphis Chiropractic Neurology, 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy. Suite 5. (901) 752-4300 to register.

Donors needed for blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Remington College-Memphis, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Blood drive to recruit more minority blood donors. Call (800) 448-6405.

Methodist North Hospital hosts stroke support group: 5 p.m. Thursday at Methodist (in meeting room 1, basement level), 3960 New Covington Pike. For stroke survivors and caregivers. This month's topic, "Your diet needs and changes post stroke." (901) 516-5646.

American Cancer Society's Look Good ... Feel Better Program: Free service teaching female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore self-image. Call (901) 278-2000 or (800) 227-2345. Thursday: 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Jones Clinic, 7710 Wolf River Circle, Germantown. Sept. 26: 1-3 p.m. Saint Francis Hospital, 5959 Park.

Methodist South Hospital Fall Health Fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive, Whitehaven. A health walk 8:30 a.m.; health screenings, games, giveaways and a free health lunch served 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. (901) 516-3580.

Weigh Less, Feel Great: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, 5740 Getwell (Grove Office Park Suite 4-A), Southaven. Workshop conducted by registered certified reflexologist Mia Earl and certified health coach Kandi Tippit. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. (901) 734-2114 or (901) 240-0980. E-mail: Kandi at

Garage Band Reunion: 7 p.m. Saturday (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at The Warehouse, 36 E. G. E. Patterson. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Eighth annual benefit for Ricky Huddleston Memorial Scholarship Fund, Alzheimer's Day Services of Memphis Inc. Tickets $50.

Flying Colors Cancer Network at UT Cancer Institute: Sept 26 at 7945 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown. (901) 682-3916.

Baptist Women's Hospital hosts the RENEW program: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in hospital's educational classrooms. RENEW is a 12-week healthy lifestyle program involving psychological group sessions, exercise, nutritional guidance. Participants must be residents of Tennessee, at least 50 pounds overweight, willing and able to exercise and open to learning and making lifestyle changes. Call (901) 227-9133.

Surgical Weight Loss Seminar: 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Saint Francis Hospital. Free. Learn more about bariatric surgery. Seating is limited. (901) 765-1849 to register and reserve your seat.

Methodist North Hip and Knee Replacement Class: 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 28. The Total Joint Center at Methodist North Hospital, 3960 New Covington Pike. Learn about the procedure and what to expect during recovery. Call (901) 516-5639.

Methodist South to host free seminar on Knee and Shoulder Pain: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28 at 1300 Wesley Drive, Whitehaven (basement level meeting rooms A & B). "Causes and Treatment of Knee and Shoulder Pain" will be discussed during lunch and learn. Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Seating is limited. Call (888) 777-5959.

Benefit Art Show: 4-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union. Longtime Church Health Center friend and supporter Rose Klimek hosts a benefit art show featuring her own work, much of which is inspired by her beating breast cancer. Event is free and open to the public. Call (901) 272-7170, or visit

Retreat/Refresh Stroke Camp: Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Natchez Trace State Park in Wildersville, Tenn. Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, along with Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation. Camp provides stroke survivors and caregivers an informal and comfortable weekend for education, relaxation, socialization and support. Call (901) 226-5919.

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