Dunktober Fest to benefit Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

Dunktober Fest raises funds for foundation

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation will host a Dunktober Fest from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Lovelady Brewery on Water Street in Henderson. Guests 21 and older can enjoy beer tasting, Dunkin’ Donut munchkin pairings, raffles and prizes. Tickets for $25 include a souvenir tasting glass. Guests can bring food or buy from onsite vendor Meats Gone Wild. Proceeds will go to the foundation. nvccf.org

Lunch & Learn series meets Wednesdays

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., hosts the Lunch & Learn Educational Series from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday in September. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. This week’s program is “Healthier Living for Family, Caregivers and Individuals with Chronic Diseases.”

Health, wellness fair at resort in Mesquite

Mesquite Gaming, owner of CasaBlanca and Virgin River resorts, will host its second annual Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the CasaBlanca Grand Ballroom. Screenings including cardiovascular evaluations, lung capacity, cholesterol and glucose will be available. The event is open to the public. Some services require appointments. mesquitegaming.com/health-fair

8-week class designed for girls ages 11-18

The Standing Strong, an eight-week health and wellness class for girls ages 11-18, begins Oct. 1 at SpiritUs Reiki Center 4170 S. Decatur Boulevard. The class will meet from 4-5 p.m. Sundays. Standing Strong is designed to help girls develop the skills and mindset to overcome challenges of confidence, resilience and self-belief. It’s $8 per class or $60 for eight weeks. To register, email Regina Bailey at rbaileya@dreamthis.org.

Two hospitals will offer flat-fee mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Valley Health Systems hospitals are offering mammograms for $60 on weekdays all month. Screenings will be available at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 North Durango Drive, and Summerlin Hospital, 657 N. Town Center Drive. A physician order is required and should be brought to the appointment. Insurance will not be billed. Call 702-369-7710 to schedule an appointment.

Vickie Lawrence among speakers at 50+ Expo

The Las Vegas Review-Journal will present the fourth annual AgeWell Active 50+ Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. The free event will include entertainment and guest speakers including Emmy Award winner Vickie Lawrence of “Carol Burnett Show” and “Mama’s Family” fame. Other guest speakers will address topics including travel, career, fitness, financial planning, health and retirement.

Submit event information at health@reviewjournal.com.

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