“Shake the Sugar Blues” Store Tour:
Do you want to break free of your addiction to sugar and simple carbohydrates? Join personal health coach Robin Ives for a tour of the foods that help crowd out the sugar blues. 6:30 p.m. Free. Home Economist Market SouthEnd, 2707 South Blvd. 704-522-8123.
CMC-Mercy Patient-Centered Care Awareness Day:
Visitors can learn more about Mercy's philosophy of healing and how it can transform the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff. Event includes free flu shots to the first 100 participants only; plus blood pressure screenings, info sessions, live entertainment and giveaways. Booths feature information on integrative medicine, spirituality, arts and entertainment, healing environments, and details about the Department of Family Medicine, LiveWell Carolinas and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. CMC-Mercy Auditorium, 2001 Vail Ave. www.cmc-mercy.org.
"Living with Cancer During the Holidays: Create What You Want This Year":
Workshop to help people with cancer set realistic goals and develop a timeline for making the holiday season less stressful. Presented by Susan Ehrman, professional organizer and owner of StartFresh. 10 a.m. Free. Buddy Kemp Caring House, 242 Colonial Ave. 704-384-2273.
Natural Solutions for Women's Issues:
Licensed acupuncturist Stephanie Hall will discuss natural remedies for menstrual irregularities, fertility, and menopausal symptoms. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations requested: 704-342-1100. Earth Fare, 721 Governor Morrison St. www.earthfare.com.