Weekend run will benefit Mind Matters

The seventh annual Off the Beaten Path Run/Walk, a fundraiser for Mind Matters, will be held Saturday in Murphys.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Murphys Community Park on Algiers Street. Medals will be awarded for the top three spots in a 10K race, and a 5K run (or walk) will be held for fun.

Cost to register is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and younger. A free T-shirt will be given to those who register by April 12.

Registration can be done online at www.mindmattersclinic.com. Click on “welcome” then “news and events” the “calendar.”

Mind Matters is a nonprofit clinic in Murphys whose mission is to help individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD), and learning disabilities.

Police chief to speak at NAMI meeting

Sonora’s active Police Chief Turu VanderWeil will the relationships between law enforcement and the mentally ill at a meeting May 3 of NAMI Tuolumne County.

A potluck and the presentation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room at St. James Episcopal Church, The Red Church, on Washington Street in Sonora. Support groups will meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information about NAMI Tuolumne County, go online to www.facebookcom/NAMITuolumneCounty.

Reiki topic of cancer support group meeting

Donica Lynn will discuss the healing energies of Reiki at a meeting May 3 of the Calaveras Cancer Support Group.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Camps Restaurant in the Greenhorn Creek subdivision, 676 McCauley Ranch Road in Angels Camp.

Reiki is a practice that helps change and balance the energy center and fields in and around the body to help on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level, stated a press release.

The meetings are free and open to the public, cancer survivors, patients and caregivers.

Hospital challenges people to ‘Get Moving’

The Tuolumne County Health Department is sponsoring the Get Moving Challenge during April.

The contest encourages people to step up their healthy habits for a chance to win a Fitbit.

To enter, participants must doing something healthy, take a picture of a selfie of the healthy activity, post and share it on social media with the hashtag #HealthySelfieTC, then go to Facebook.com/TuolumneCountyPublicHealth to post.

Health goals suggested by the department include drinking more water, reducing sugar intake, walking more, quitting smoking, hiking a local trail or getting a doctor’s checkup.

For more information, call (209) 533-7401.

Adventist Health offers CPR class

Adventist Health Sonora will offer the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR course, a two-hour class that teaches adult, child and infant CPR and mild and severe airway block as well as adult and child AED use.

The course is ideal for community groups, teachers, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life. Participants will receive a certificate but will not receive a CPR course completion card to meet certain job requirements.

The class will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 in Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at Adventist Health Sonora on Greenley Road. A $10 fee covers course instruction, supplies and a copy of the “Family and Friends CPR Student Manual.”

For more information, call (209) 536-3284. To register for the class, go online to www.AdventistHealthSonora.org/classes, find the listing for Family & Friends CPR, and click “register.”

Space is limited to the first 20 people.