Baptist Club Get Fit: May 27-July 29

Club Get Fit is Baptist Memorial Health Care's new family-based weight management program that will teach both parents and kids how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Club Get Fit is a 10-week program for kids in grades 1-5 and their parents. It is free and open to the public, but families must reside in Tennessee. The program will take place every Tuesday from May 27 to July 29 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Collierville YMCA. Call 757-3428 to register.

Heart Smart Sisters Kick Off Event: July 22

Join United Healthcare Community Plan and Healthy Kids and Teens for Heart Smart Sisters Kick Off Event on Tuesday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Douglas Community Center located at 1616 Ash Street Memphis, TN 38108. This empowering 12 week program will help women reduce their risk for heart disease. Guest speakers are Dr. Ken Robinson, public health policy advisor and CTHA CEO Renee' Frazier.

Parenting with Hope: August 11

The Church Health Center has developed Parenting with Hope to provide parents a spiritual and faith-filled foundation for how to care for and teach their children. This workshop equips individuals to teach this series to a group. If you are interested in challenging and supporting parents, then join us to learn how to share a faith-based approach to parenting. The workshop will take place in Community Room A & B at Church Health Center Wellness located at 1115 Union Ave. It is free and open to the community. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by August 4 to ortizt@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2301.

Bring It, Cook It, Taking It Cooking Classes: July 10-Aug. 14

Join Church Health Center Wellness and Bring It Food Hub at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday from July 10 through Bring It, Cook It, Take It Cooking Class at 1115 Union Ave. This class includes cooking demonstrations using fresh produce, tastings, and recipes. You'll even get to take home a bag of produce! Cost is $5.

With Hope in Mind Classes: July 16-Sept. 3

The Church Health Center and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will offer weekly With Hope in Mind classes 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., every Wednesday from July 16 through Sept. 3 at Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Contact NAMI Memphis at 901-725-0305 to register. Preregistration is required.

10th Annual Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery: Oct. 17-19

The 10th Annual Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery will take place in Memphis from Oct. 17-19. This year's forum will focus on the issues of the delivery of assistance to areas of conflict and regions of profound poverty. For more information or to register for the forum, please click here.

Church Health Center/MIFA Farmer's Market: Ongoing

The Church Health Center and MIFA will host a Farmer's Market Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. starting June 3 and running through October at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The Market accepts credit, debit, cash and EBT. For more information, call Jimmy Hoxie at (901) 259-4673, ext. 2228 or visit ChurchHealthCenter.org.


The Way, A Service of Recovery: Ongoing

Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Ave. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement and hope. Music will be a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s and the Church Health Center is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104 or visit st.johnsmidtown.org.

Cooking Demonstrations at Church Health Center: Ongoing

Free cooking kitchen demonstrations are offered at 1115 Union Avenue, every Thursday at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 pm. For more information, call 901-259-4673 or visit ChurchHealthCenter.org.

Smoking Cessation Classes: Ongoing

Church Health Center Wellness is offering a 4-week smoking cessation series, Commit to Quit. To sign up, call 901-259-4673, ext. 2222. Free to Wellness members and clinic patients. $60.00 fee for other community participants. They are located at 1115 Union Avenue. Pre-registration is required.

Support the Green Machine: Ongoing

The Green Machine Mobile Food Market brings high-quality, competitively-priced fruits, vegetables, and dried goods to those living in neighborhoods without access to a full-service supermarket. We encourage you to patronize them. Visit their Facebook page or call the office at 901-678-4787 for more information and the route.

Download the Baby2Sleep App

Healthy Shelby and the Shelby County Health Department have launched Safe Sleep, a new program designed to help reduce infant mortality. Download the free mobile app for smart phones to make sure you know the proper way to put babies to sleep. For more info, click here. 

Free Diabetes Education Classes: Ongoing

The Church Health Center is offering a free, six-week course on diabetes education, helping people to take control of their diabetes. Classes are Mondays at 11 a.m. or Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Avenue. For more information, call 901-259-4673. No reservation required.