Health Events Calendar: Week of February 1

Here's what's going on this week in the health world.


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Boston is such a hub for health and fitness events, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. So, each Sunday, we’re bringing you a health events calendar for the week ahead.

Monday, February 1

Family yoga: The Boston Children’s Museum is hosting a family yoga class for parents and kids alike.

Free, 11:15 a.m. 308 Congress St., Boston,

Tuesday, February 2

Smoking cessation class: Kick the habit at Mount Auburn Hospital’s free, six-week workshop.

Free, 6 p.m. 330 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge,

Wednesday, February 3

Rise and Shine Yoga: The Watertown Public Library is hosting a free morning yoga and meditation class open to all levels.

Free, 9:15 a.m. 123 Main St., Watertown,

Yoga, Beats & Bootcamp: Try this unique combo class to shake up your yoga routine. Go through yoga poses and bootcamp moves to your favorite hip hop and pop music.

$15, 6:30 p.m. 715 Boylston St., Boston,

Alexander Technique: Improving Posture and Relieving Pain: Have bad posture? Looking to relieve back pain? Learn how to ease tension with the studied and proven Alexander Technique at Newton Community Education.

$48 for both sessions, 7:30 p.m. 140 Brandeis Rd., Newton,

Thursday, February 4

Pause for Paws: Enjoy a fun and playful 75-minute yoga flow that benefits the Animal Rescue League. Suitable for all levels.

$16, 6:30 p.m. 300 Harrison Ave., Boston,

Lose Your Fat, Not Your Mind: This hour-long seminar is designed to help you achieve healthy weight loss with easy-to-follow nutrition advice, doable workouts, and a blueprint plan for positivity.

$27, 7 p.m. 33 Harrison Ave., Boston,

Bicycle Maintenance I: Learn to maintain your bicycle at Artisan’s Asylum. They’ll teach you how to change a flat tire, get an introduction to bearings systems, and better understand your bike.

$120 for four classes. 7 p.m. 10 Tyler St., Somerville,

Cupcakes at MGH: Yes, cupcakes aren’t the healthiest. But on Thursdays through the month of February, you can make a life-saving blood donation at Massachusetts General Hospital and receive a cupcake from Boston’s best bakeries.

Free, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 55 Fruit St., Boston,

Friday, February 5

BU FitRec Wonderland: Head over to Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation Center with the kids for winter crafts, scooter sledding, swimming, climbing, foam hockey, and more.

$15, 4 p.m. 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston,

Saturday, February 6

Yoga & Mandala Creative Release Workshop: Participants first take a vinyasa class, then make their own mandala.

$32, 1 p.m., 511 Medford St., Somerville,

Yoga for Runners with Lulu: Join runner Lulu Tsikitas for a yoga workshop that’ll help you prepare for your next race. All proceeds benefit Lynn Crisci, a marathon bombing survivor.

$25, 1:30 pm. 12 Temple St., Boston

Sunday, February 7

Super Sunday 2016: No, the Patriots won’t be playing on Sunday, but you can still enjoy Super Bowl Sunday by running a 5K for the Race Cancer Foundation. The game will also be on at the race after-party.

$38, 8:30 a.m. 500 Kendall St., Cambridge,

Swole Mates Competition: Paired teams of one man and one woman can compete in this CrossFit competition. Consider it the sweatiest date ever.

$43, 8 am. 70 Cross St., Winchester

Fitness and fashion: Athleta Newbury is hosting a “flex and flow” class followed by a styling session and print-making lesson.

Free, 9 a.m. 92 Newbury St., Boston,

Knitting is the New Yoga: Join The Third Piece and Lululemon Chestnut Hill for a morning vinyasa class followed by an introductory knitting class. No supplies needed.

$48. 9:30 a.m. 55 Boylston St., Newton,

Ride for HHT: Sweat your way through a 45-minute cycling class at The Handle Bar. Proceeds benefit Cure HHT, a foundation for the rare blood vessel disease.

$35. 1 p.m. 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge,