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Today

Dialysis Options:

Fresenius Medical Care's Charlotte Dialysis clinic hosts this program to educate new and potential dialysis patients on kidney disease and the different forms of dialysis services available. 10:30 a.m. Free. Fresenius Medical Care's Charlotte Dialysis, 928 Baxter St. 704-348-2952; www.ultracare-dialysis.com.

Vascular Education and Screenings:

Dare to C.A.R.E. Carolinas and Sanger Clinic offers vascular education and screenings at Carolinas Medical Center during a free, two-night event. The seminar held on the first night focuses on risk factors for vascular disease. Ultrasound vascular testing is held by appointment on the second night. Screening only available to those who attend the seminar, register and meet criteria. Space is limited. RSVP required: 704-355-8600. Free. Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Blvd. www.carolinahealthcare.org.

Relationship Recovery:

A series of meetings on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for those seeking support and encouragement after a committed relationship has ended. For men and women, gay or straight. Starts today and runs through October. Each week a focus question will be addressed through a brief presentation and group discussion. Questions include: How can I forgive what I can't forget? Am I ready for a new relationship? $30 registration fee for the series. Register at 704-377-5439 or nkraft@htlcchar lotte.org. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1900 The Plaza. 704-377-5439; www.htlccharlotte .org.

Wednesday

Treating ADHD and Autism with Homeopathy:

Learn about homeopathy, a natural alternative to stimulants. 6:30 p.m. Free. Home Economist Market SouthEnd, 2707 South Blvd. 704-522-8123.

Thursday

Nutrition and Brain Power:

Discover how poor nutrition affects your child's academic performance in school. Plus, get tips on how to make power breakfasts and pack healthy lunches so your children will be at their best during school. 5 p.m. Free. Earth Fare, 12235 N. Community House Road. 704-926-1201; www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com.

Saturday

Start! Charlotte Heart Walk:

People can walk as part of a company or organization team, or can register and walk as individuals. Each person receives a sponsor envelope prior to the walk and is encouraged to raise funds for the American Heart Association. 7:30 a.m. Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. 704-374-0632; www.startcharlotte nc.org.

Kids Health Link:

A festival where children and their families can learn more about health-related topics. 10 a.m. Merry Oaks Elementary, 3508 Draper Ave. Free. 704-375-5993; www.jlcharlotte .org.

Sunday

Levine Jewish Community Center Community Health Fair:

A day devoted to health and wellness. Many health-related screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body fat and more will be offered. Free and open to the public. 1 p.m. Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road. Sept. 21. Free. 704-366-5007; www.char lottejcc.org.

Monday

Get Creative with Sea Vegetables:

Personal Health Coach Robin Ives will offer a talk and store tour of sea vegetables, considered to be one reason why the Japanese diet is so healthy. Ives' talk will be followed by a free tasting of sea vegetable dishes. RSVP required: 704-749-5042.

6 p.m. Free. Earth Fare, 721 Governor Morrison St. 704-749-5042; www.earthfare.com.

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