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Newsletter September – October 2017: Community Events

Community Events

Olivewood Garden and Learning Center’s Day of Play

On Saturday, July 15, Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center hosted a fun, family-friendly Day of Play festival in National City. This free community event offered hands-on gardening, healthy foods and nutrition activities, physical fitness activities, take-home crafts and free tastings from a selection of Olivewood recipes for the whole family. First 5 San Diego sponsored the event, along with other community organizations such as UnitedHealthcare, Wells Fargo, and Point Loma Credit Union.

Live Well San Diego 5K

More than 2,600 runners and walkers came together on July 30th to enjoy some physical activity and family fun in the sun at the fourth annual Live Well San Diego 5K! The Live Well San Diego 5K is an annual event that brings thousands of San Diegans together for a run/walk and an interactive, family-friendly Discovery Expo in support of a healthy, safe and thriving San Diego County. In partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, this year’s event was an opportunity for participants to be physically active, enjoy quality time with their neighbors and community members and connect with dozens of participating partners sharing information and resources. Benefitting the life-saving work of the San Diego Blood Bank, this event also supports the County’s Live Well San Diego vision of a San Diego region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving.

Upcoming Community Events

Event Date Time Location Produced By What is the event?
Nine Months Matter Walkfest for Healthy, Alcohol-Free Pregnancy 9/23/2017 10AM -2PM North Promenade at Liberty Station UC San Diego’s Center for Better Beginnings Are you aware of the powerful impact that healthy choices have on a developing baby? Help spread the word that all nine months of pregnancy matter by joining in this special free community event and awareness walk celebrating healthy, alcohol-free pregnancy. Event includes resource booths, live music, free food, a kid zone and more!
Solana Beach Sunset 5K Run/Walk 10/7/2017 3:00PM 111 S Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075 Champions for Health The 5K benefits the Champions for Health diabetes prevention program, Jump Start for Health! Before the race, pick up your complimentary t-shirt and fill your goodie bag with samples from healthy vendors from around the County and children’s activities. Then, as the sun sets, soak in the gorgeous views as you run along the sand.
JACK-O-SMASH Family Fun Festival 10/29/2017 7:30AM – 12PM Sportsplex USA
12349 McIvers Court, Poway 92064
Kiwanis club of Poway The Family Fun Festival and 1, 5, 10, and 15k runs benefit the PUSD Special Needs Foundation, the Abraxas High School’s “Transitions Program” and the Poway Kiwanis Club.

 

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