22 Healthy Things to Do This Week

Run for doughnuts, learn about healthcare, practice cannabis yoga, and more.


AbilityFest 2016/Photo provided

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Footwear Prescriptions: Injured and injury-prone runners, this is for you. Physical therapist Ithamar Jotkowitz will offer one-on-one video analysis of your gait, then Marathon Sports staff will use it to match you with the right shoes.

Free, 5 p.m. Marathon Sports, 1654 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Cider Doughnut Run: Fall into fitness with a three-mile run led by Marathon Sports. New Balance will sponsor a doughnut-on-a-string-eating contest, and all runners will be treated to doughnuts, beer, and cider.

Free, 6:30 p.m. Marathon Sports, 1654 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, facebook.com.

The Future of the Affordable Care Act: What Happens Next? With healthcare at the center of a lingering national debate, future policy is unclear. Reuters and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will host experts from diverse perspectives for a one-hour conversation on what to expect.

Free, 12 p.m. The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, harvard.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Health, Wellness, and Fitness Fair: Flu shots, a CPR and defibrillation class, health checks, and mini spa treatments are all on the books at Medford High School. Join health experts across disciplines for this family-friendly event.

Free, 5 p.m. Medford High School Gym, 489 Winthrop St., Medford, facebook.com.

Partners In Health Volunteer Night: Drop in to support global health and social justice by making phone calls and talking to PIH staff. Programmatic officer Joel Curtain will discuss the organization’s work in Lesotho.

Free, 6 p.m. Partners in Health, 800 Boylston St., Boston, pih.org.


KidsJam/Photo provided

Friday, September 29

KidsJam: The Boston Children’s Museum will host a family-friendly dance party, featuring a live DJ, games, and dance lessons. Parents are welcome to bust some moves, too.

$1, 6:30 p.m. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston, facebook.com.

Coolidge Corner Yoga

Coolidge Corner Yoga photo by Kadri Kurgan

Saturday, September 30

Marijuasana: Bring your own cannabis to this intimate yoga class in the Back Bay. After sipping on Hemp Kettle Tea Company tea, you’ll learn instructor Stacey Mulvey’s somatic approach, focusing on the quality of your bodily experience. Mulvey offers two sessions on Saturday and three on Sunday.

$20, multiple sessions. Back Bay, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Free Flu Shot Weekend: Flu season is just around the corner. Partners Urgent Care will offer free flu shots to patients older than one at its Cambridge, Newton, and Watertown locations on Saturday and Sunday.

Free, 9 a.m. Partners Urgent Care, 76 Prospect St., Cambridge; 11 Mount Auburn St., Watertown; 71 Needham St., Newton, partnersurgentcare.org.

Cycle, Sip, and Shop: Join B/Spoke Studio for cycling classes at Charlestown’s Pier 6, followed by a Lululemon trunk show, brunch, and mimosas. You can customize your bubbles with fresh juices from Mother Juice.

$35, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. Pier 6, One 8th St., Charlestown, eventbrite.com.

Flash Foxy Girl Crew Ramble: Shelma Jun, founder of women’s climbing group Flash Foxy, will cohost a full day of clinics, workshops, and climbing at Brooklyn Boulders. Although the day is designed for women, everyone is welcome.

$45, 10:30 a.m. Brooklyn Boulders, 12 Tyler St., Somerville, brooklynboulders.com.

Oktoberfest Yoga BrewHa: Start Oktoberfest by taking a moment to find your flow at Aeronaut Brewery. After class, kick off your beer-filled celebrations with some concoctions from the Aeronaut team.

$30, 10:45 a.m. Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Brunch Fit Virtual Rowing: Test your rowing skills at Community Rowing’s indoor fitness center, then head down the street to Lincoln Bar and Grill. An hour of sweat gets you an all-you can-eat patio brunch buffet and mimosa.

$39, 11 a.m. Community Rowing, 20 Nonantum Road, Brighton, eventbrite.com.

2K and IPA: Race 2,000 meters on a rowing machine, then cool off and reward yourself with an IPA or wine. Get ready to sweat—organizers describe this event as “seriously hard.”

$25, 12 p.m. Power Rowing, 62 Harvard St., Brookline, powerrowing.com.

Courage of the Verb: This half-day conference aims to promote health and wellness for artists of color in the Boston area. Choose from five workshops on topics such as time management, nutrition, and personal finance.

$25, 1 p.m. Lena Park Community Development Center, 150 American Legion Highway, Dorchester, eventbrite.com.

Ingestible Essential Oils Workshop: Some oils are safe to eat, while you might want to limit others to your diffuser. Learn which is which with herbalist Heather Irvine in this hands-on workshop. Take home a couple of your creations after class.

$20, 2 p.m. The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Coolidge Corner Yoga’s Fourth Birthday: Celebrate the fourth anniversary of Coolidge Corner Yoga with an outdoor yoga class set to live music. Your $25 admission fee will be donated to a charity selected by the community, and the studio will match all contributions.

$25, 4 p.m. Larz Anderson Park, 350 Goddard Ave., Brookline, coolidgeyoga.com.

Sweet Release: Enter the fall season with a two-part detox. Listen to a talk about nutrition and cleansing foods, then partake in a yoga session meant to increase mindfulness and release stressors.

Free, 4 p.m. Copley Square, 560 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, October 1

Cambridge 5K Oktoberfest: Run through Kendall Square in a German-themed 5K, then stick around for food and beer from Jacob Wirth, Swissbäkers, Cambridge Brewing Co., Notch, Slumbrew, and Bantam Cider. Prost!

$45, 9:30 a.m. CambridgeSide, 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Growing Food: Mushrooms in the Garden: In a three-hour workshop, learn how to grow your own mushrooms from Boston Food Forest codirector Dan Schenk. Come with nothing but your curiosity; leave with a fungus-inoculated log or bag.

Free, 1 p.m. Mass Audubon Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan, facebook.com

AbilityFest: Join health and human services organization Seven Hills for a family-friendly celebration. Run a 5K road race or walk the “Murphy Mile” in between arts and music activities.

$0-25, 10 a.m. Institute Park, 100 Salisbury St., Worcester, sevenhills.org.

IDF Walk For Primary Immunodeficiency: Walk for a cause. The Immune Deficiency Foundation will collect donations to fund grants that support clinical research of primary immunodeficiency.

Free, 10 a.m. Millennium Park, 300 Gardner St., West Roxbury, primaryimmune.org.

Urban Stride 5K Run/Walk: Make your way through Olmsted Park in a family-friendly 5K. All race proceeds will go toward Urban Improv’s youth empowerment programs.

$32, 10 a.m. Daisy Field at Olmsted Park, 217 Jamaicaway, Boston, racewire.com.