Items that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date.
Bone health and arthritis: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Alden North Shore Rehab Center, 5050 W. Touhy Ave., Skokie. "What Do I Need to Know About Bone Health & Arthritis?" will be presented by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matthew J. Jimenez. Attendees will learn about osteoporosis, arthritis and less invasive approaches to treating hip pain. The event includes a complimentary three-course meal starting at 6 p.m. Free, RSVP required to (847) 679-6100.
'Addiction and Recovery': 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4; Mundelein Seminary Conference Center, 1000 E. Maple Ave., Mundelein. Open to seminarians, parishioners, counselors, social workers and therapists. Includes sessions on "Spirituality and Recovery from Addictions," "Establishing a Parish Substance Abuse Ministry," "The Family and Addictions," "Resources for Addicted Persons" and "Medical Aspects of Addiction." Complimentary lunch included. (800) 626-6910, ext. 1200.
Flu Shots: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Faith Lutheran Church, 431 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. The vaccine is available to anyone 3 years of age and older, and is free to those who have Medicare part B as their primary insurer. The vaccine will be $20 cash/check to those not eligible for insurance coverage. No appointment necessary. Margie Mayfield, (847) 253-4919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pony Up For Health 5K run: Registration 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Arlington Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce's Health and Wellness Initiative committee hosts its second annual 5K run/walk in the parking lot of Arlington Racecourse, which will have runners finishing the last 100-feet on the horse track and into the winners circle. Advanced registration is $28 at ArlingtonHeightsChamber.com or $35 day of.
Essential tremor presentation: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. Diagnosis process, treatment options and updates on DaTscan, Focused Ultrasound and other ET research presented by Dr. Arif Dalvi, movement disorder specialist, University of Chicago. RSVP to (888) 387-3667 or essentialtremor.org/seminars. …