Event set Oct. 26 to promote breast health

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Mark Twain Health Care District will host a “Mammo-Glam” event on Tuesday and Oct. 26.

The event will offer women of all ages the opportunity to overcome mammogram fears and learn more about healthy lifestyle choices and overall well-being.

The event is part of the district’s A Plan 4 Me workshop series, which offers resources to help shape a healthy future.

Mammogram appointments will be available during the event. Those wanting a mammogram should secure a doctor’s order, then call (209) 754-2517 to reserve a screening time.

The event also will feature a glam photo booth, healthy refreshments and lifestyle resources, and zumba.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. both days in the lobby at Mark Twain Medical Center, 768 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

ACA support
group meets

A support group called Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families meets twice a week in Sonora.

The group provides support to a diverse group of recovering people that includes adult children of alcoholics, codependents and addicts of various sorts.

The term “adult child” is used to describe adults who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes and who exhibit identifiable traits that reveal past abuse or neglect, stated a press release. The group includes adults raised in homes without the presence of alcohol or drugs.

The group meets at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Alano Club, 19421 Village Drive in East Sonora.

For more information, call 604-8816.

Al-Anon Family
Groups offered

Several Al-Anon Family Groups are offered throughout the Mother Lode.

The groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength, and hope to help solve common problems, stated a press release.

Meeting locations, days and times include:


• Sonora Alateen, 5:30 p.m., Starbucks, 13761 Mono Way, East Sonora (in The Junction shopping center)


• Noon AFG, 12:30 p.m., Sonora Hills Foursquare Church, 20415 Jamestown Road, Sonora


• Sonora AFG, 7 p.m., Alano Club, 19421 Village Drive, Sonora


• Willow Springs AFG, 12:30 p.m., Willow Springs Clubhouse, 20522 Willow Springs Drive, Soulsbyville

• Women’s Meeting AFG, 5:30 p.m., Sonora Hills Foursquare Church, 20415 Jamestown Road, Sonora