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Health'Questions about Pancreatitis'
Stanford University gastroenterologist Dr. Walter Park will lead a free education event on pancreatitis for patients, family, friends and medical professionals. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Health'Breast Cancer Facts That Everyone Should Know'
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Erika Bell, Ph.D., will give a talk called "Breast Cancer Facts That Everyone Should Know" to increase awareness of the most common cancer among women in the U.S., other than skin cancers. Oct. 6, noon-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Health'Wireless Technology and Public Health'
UC Berkeley Professor of Public Health Joel Moskowitz and other scientists will discuss the recent call by international scientists for safer wireless radiation standards. Links to autism, cancer and infertility; effects on wildlife; cellphone safety; and Wi-Fi precautions will also be discussed. Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $12. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
HealthCoping with Memory Problems
The Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Research Center will hold an educational seminar discussing strategies that can help individuals and families better cope with memory issues. Topics to be covered will include technology that can improve family-centered dementia care and relaxation methods to reduce stress and anxiety. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP is requested. Oct. 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Palo Alto VA Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave., Building 4, 2nd Floor, Palo Alto.
HealthSpotlight on Mindfulness
At this weekly class, community members can try out different meditation and mindfulness activities in a supportive environment. Studies suggest these activities may help reduce stress, enable better pain management, and improve awareness and handling of difficult emotions. Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $52 member; $60 nonmember; $12 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
HealthFree YMCA fitness course
This weekly course led by YMCA instructors, called Healthy Happens Here, leads participants in strength training to develop balance, flexibility, posture, coordination and fall prevention. Classes are appropriate for all levels and backgrounds. Attendees should bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration is required. Wednesdays, Aug. 5-Nov. 25, noon-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
HealthStanford Cancer Clinical Trials Class
During this monthly class at the Stanford Cancer Center, the clinical trial research staff will describe the trials, their importance in improving cancer care, the types of studies available and what to expect from participation. Second Wednesday of the month, June 10-Dec. 9, 2-3 p.m. Free. Stanford Cancer Center, 2nd Floor, Room CC2105, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Palo Alto.
HealthMoving out of Aches and Pain class
Taught by Deborah Dutton, this Feldenkrais class series for those dealing with discomfort from aches and pains will help students use focused attention and movement sequences to begin moving more comfortably and freely. It will also cover posture and body mechanics. Mondays, Sept. 28-Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m. $183 resident; $245 nonresident; $20 drop in. Arrillaga Gymnastics Center, 501 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Deborah Dutton, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, leads weekly classes that seek to alleviate tension, aches and pains while improving body mechanics and posture. Movements are done lying on the floor. Participants should bring a mat or towel. Wednesdays, May 6-Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Series prices vary; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
HealthJacki's Aerobic Dancing
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing classes guide participants in abdominal work, strength training and aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is provided by staff. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 9-Dec. 18, 9 a.m. $36 month; $6 single class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
HealthYoga with Surfer MIke
Surfer Mike, an yoga and meditation instructor since 1997, will teach a 13-week course for all ages and levels. Those interested are asked to register prior to the first class at Lucie Stern Community Center. Mondays, Sept. 14-Dec. 21, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $130 13-week course. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
HealthLittle House Walking Group
Little House Activity Center will organize walking groups three times each week, where friends can enjoy the outdoors and become more active. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Oct. 5-Dec. 29, 10-11 a.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.