Past Events

REGISTER TODAY! 2014 Moving Together Conference

Presented by: Moving Together 14
Dates: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Details: Are you part of the conversation that will determine the future of transportation in Massachusetts? Moving Together 2014 will bring together leaders in healthy transportation with individuals involved in the areas of planning, public health, bike and pedestrian safety, transit, advocacy, elected office, law enforcement and educationMake sure your voice is heard!

• Attend workshops and panels on topics that will include: Complete Streets, Expanding Transit, Innovations in Walking/Bicycling and many more!

• Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors.

• Participate in site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.

• Present your ideas during interactive scoping sessions for upcoming bicycle and pedestrian master plans

Check out the latest information related to this year’s Moving Together Conference and healthy transportation on our News page:
http://www.movingtogetherma.org/news.html
RSVP: Register on-line at www.MovingTogetherMA.org or call the
Baystate Roads Program at (413) 577-2762 for more information.
Website: www.MovingTogetherMA.org



RECREATION SUMMER CAMP!

Presented by: Northborough Recreation
Dates: Full Day camp is Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm. Extended Day Camp is available for an additional fee.

WEEK #1:  June 30th-July 3rd
WEEK #2:  July 7th-July 11th:  THIS IS OLYMPICS WEEK- A camp favorite!
WEEK #3:  July 14th-July 18th
WEEK #4:  July 21st-July 25th:  Introducing “LAUGH OLYMPICS”!
WEEK #5:  July 28th-Aug 1st
WEEK #6:  August 4th-August 8th
WEEK #7:  August 11th-August 15th
WEEK #8:  August 18th-August 22nd

Location:Sessions 1-6 will be held at Melican Middle School located @ 145 Lincoln St.
Sessions 7 & 8 will be held at Zeh School, 33 Howard St.
Details: Our enthusiastic and creative camp counselors will engage your kids in a variety of fun activities throughout the summer.  Everyday is a new adventure; sports, games, water play, crafts, science and cooking projects, playground fun, weekly field trips, and more!  Campers are placed in groups by grade and planned activities are safe and age appropriate.  Older kids enjoy separate fun from younger children.

What does a typical day at camp look like?  When your child arrives at camp, they will be greeted by the camp director and directed to their group leader to say hello to friends (or be introduced to new ones), discuss the day’s fun, and sign up for afternoon activities.  Each age group (K/1, 2/3, 4/5, & 6-8) will then participate in morning activities which will include snack time.  After lunch, the kids are separated into groups by the activity they have chosen (older kids have different choices than younger).  We also have weekly field trips and water fun days (including a water slide, and lots of water games to keep cool).

We pride ourselves on hiring the best staff:  All camp counselors are trained to work with children, are CPR/First Aid certified, and references and background checks have been obtained
Registration: Registration is now open online at https://www.northboroughrecreation.com/info/default.aspx and in the recreation office at 63 Main St. / 508-393-5034.
Website: https://www.northboroughrecreation.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=28455

KIDZFEST

Presented by: Marion E. Zeh School
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St, Northborough
Details: Spend time outdoors with Close Encounters Lazer Tag, Jurassic Park Slide, Field of Dreams Speed Pitch, bounce house and more. Indoors we will have a fabulous Project Adventure Climbing Wall and games of skill – basketball, skeeball, Hannah Montana Plink-O and iCarly Candy Pitch. Those who attend can walk the Cake Walk, win a raffle basket and can enter their for some very special prizes such as Red Sox tickets (playing the Mets!), Patriots tickets, a weekend away at a New Hampshire resort location, beauty items, entertainment items and more. Plenty of food and drink will be available for purchase so come early and stay all day!
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact the Zeh School PTO at 501-351-7048 or send an email to www.zehpto.org.

Get Your Garden Going

Presented by: Northborough Free Library
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 3:45pm
Location: Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Details: Start your garden. You can plant either vegetable seeds or flowers and then watch them grow all summer. For kids ages 6 – 8 years old.  Space is limited.
Registration: Please contact the Children’s Room Staff at 508-393-5025 ext: 4 to register. Registration is required.

A Parent's Guide to Injury Prevention for Your Youth/Teen Athlete

Presented by: UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00pm
Location: Boroughs YMCA, 4 Valente Drive, Westborough, MA 01581
Details: Come to a free health seminar to hear Glen Gaebe, MD, UMASS Memorial Medical Center pediatric orthopedic surgeon, discuss injury prevention for both child and teen athletes. Parents have many questions to their children adn sports, and our medical experts are here to provide the answers. All guests will receive a free pass to any Central Massachusetts particpating YMCA and be entered to win a grand prize!
Registration: Registration is required. Visit our website or call 888-358-6277.

Celebrate Bike to School Day on May 7th

Presented by: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Date: Wednesday, May 7th
Location: Check with your local school to see if they are participating this year.
Details: The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.

Ways To Participate

1. Bicycle from Home

Great for: Students and families who live close enough to bicycle to school on a route that’s appropriate for these modes.
How it’s done: Encourage students and their families to bicycle to school. They might join other families and form groups in their neighborhoods to travel to school together.  This is the essence of Bike to School Days.

2. Designated Starting Points

Great for:  Families who live too far to bicycle, families with limited routes for bicycling, bus riders and children with disabilities.
How it’s done: Identify one or more locations where students and their families will gather to bike to school together or where families can park and make their way to school when they’re ready.  Have a parade, park and ride and stride…the sky’s the limit!

3. Bike At School

Great for: Families who live too far to bicycle, families with limited routes for bicycling, bus riders, children with disabilities and times when few parents can participate.
How it’s done:  Bike at school during an assembly, recess or as part of a class activity. Sometimes student aftercare providers will get involved by bicycling from school to the after-school facility. These events can foster a lifelong appreciation for bicycling and develop important safety skills.  They’re also the easiest way to include every student.



Northborough Gets Active – 5K Race and Walk

Presented by: Rotary Club or Northborough and Northborough Recreation
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Details: The Rotary Club of Northborough and Northborough Recreation present its second 5K road race and walk

More Information

  • Moved to Melican Middle School.
  • This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club and Northborough Recreation.
  • Prices before race day: $20/participant ages 15+, $10/participant ages 14 and under
  • Prices on race day: $25/participant ages 15+, $15/participant ages 14 and under

Registration: Please register online, in the office, or upon check-in on the day of the race.
Website:
http://www.northboroughrecreation.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=28423

Mass in Motion Action Institute 2014

Presented by: Mass in Motion
Date: Monday, April 28th, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: DCU Convention Center, Level 3 Ballroom
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Details: This statewide conference brings together all 52 Mass in Motion communities and other communities and stakeholders from across the commonwealth who are implementing policy, systems, and environmental approaches that support healthy eating and active living to listen, learn, participate, and share best practices.
Registration: Please RSVP by April 18th online at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=g8u5fnnab&oeidk=a07e8w3dqase995067c or contact Aleya Martin at amartin@hria.org.
Website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8w3dqase995067c&llr=g8u5fnnab

American Winter Film Screening

Presented by: United Way of Tri County
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:00pm (Opening Reception at 6:00pm; Film begins at 7:00pm)
Location: Bose Corporation, 100 The Mountain Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Details: We would like to invite you to the East Coast Premier of “American Winter”, an intimate portrait of real American families struggling to make ends meet.  American Winter could change everything we think about America’s poor.  With the stimulus spending behind us, with more $80 billion in federal sequester cuts before us, the human consequences of cuts to social services, the decline of the middle class, and the fracturing of the American Dream have only just begun to show.
Category: Framingham
Click here to reserve your seat: http://www.uwotc.org/americanwinter

Pedal Against Cancer

Presented by: Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club
Date: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club, 9 Tennis Drive, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Details: Join us in a three hour long indoor cycling spin ride! Members and Non-Members welcome.
Website: 
http://www.shrewsburyclub.com/http://northborough.patch.com/groups/events/p/pedal-against-cancer_c5cf9d62

Qigong Tai Chi for Health and Vitality @ Northborough Senior Center

Presented by: Northborough Senior Center
Date: Fridays, 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA 01532
Cost: $3
Description: Qigong is an ancient Chinese energy healing system that deals with the vital life force. Qi means “breath, or vital life force” and gong means “to cultivate or work”. Qigong is a lifestyle, living in harmony with nature; a way of exercise, meditation, and practices of the body, mind, and spirit. So when you have good Qi you have good life. Tai Chi is a sequence of fluid movements using the principles of Qigong movements to help reduce stress and high blood pressure, improve balance and flexibility to reduce the risk of falling, and increase endurance and mobility, Qigong Tai Chi is also a great exercise for relieving arthritis pain. In this class we will begin with Qigong warm ups and then progress into Tai Chi movements. Qigong Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages, standing or sitting.

Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes when doing this exercise.

Instructor: Rose Lee has been teaching Chinese martial arts for more than 20 years in fitness clubs, retirement communities and senior centers. She is an inspiring enthusiastic instructor.
Website:  http://bit.ly/1fgLz2X


Drink For Your Health Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Friday, January 31, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Drink For Your Health Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, January 27, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Eating Healthy on a Budget Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2013, 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Eating Healthy on a Budget Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Friday, January 24, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Snacks to Help Keep You on Track for Weight Loss Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Friday, January 17, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Soups and Stews the “Lighter” Way @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:30 pm – 7:30pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: Call the store 508-480-9670 or sign up at the customer service desk.
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Snacks to Help Keep You on Track for Weight Loss Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, January 13, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Fill Your Plate for Weight Loss: Eat Less with More Food Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Fill Your Plate for Weight Loss: Eat Less with More Food Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, January 6, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by the floor table to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food facts!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Healthy Winter Recipe Contest (submit by Jan. 1st!)

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Submit recipes to either kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com by January 1st, 2014
Details: Submit your favorite healthy winter recipe to Marlborough Moves! The recipe is needs to be simple, represent the season, and be healthy. Be it in a pan, a crock pot, or a braiser, Marlborough Moves welcomes your recipes. After the new year, Marlborough Moves will award the top 3 recipes with great prizes from local businesses. All of the recipes received that fit the criteria will be posted on the Marlborough Moves Facebook page for all to enjoy! They even welcome votes and feedback on the FB page about the recipes. So go on and start cooking! SEND IN YOUR HEALTHY RECIPES!
Category: Marlborough
Website: www.facebook.com/MarlboroughMoves

Maintain your Weight through the Holidays Demo @ Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 11:00 am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register. Stop by to receive nutritious samples, recipe ideas, coupons, and fun food fats!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Grocery Store Tour: Make Your Cart a Healthy One

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: Call the store 508-480-9670 or sign up at the customer service desk.
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

MA Small Business Wellness Tax Credit Webinar

Hosted by: Advancing Wellness
Date: Friday, December 13th, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:00PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/364588082
Details:
Don’t miss the opportunity to let the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pay 25% of your wellness program. Small businesses can qualify for up to $10,000 in tax credits. The webinar will review the details of the wellness tax credit and cover who qualifies, how to apply, what program has to be in place in 2014 to receive the tax credit, and what expenses will qualify for the credit.

Healthy Haitian Recipe Contest “Big Night” Celebration

Hosted by:  The Center for Community Health Education and Research (CCHER)
Sponsored by: National Reach Council
Date: Friday, December 6th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: CCHER, 420 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
Details: The Center for Community Health Education and Research (CCHER) has been sponsored by the National Reach Council to conduct a variety of events and activities to promote active living and healthy eating in the Haitian Community in Boston, MA.

The activities included educational trainings, television shows with cooking demonstrations, and a healthy recipe competition.  The competition was to motivate members of the community to submit their recipes for traditional Haitian dishes.

A panel of judges will be picking out the three recipes that demonstrate the best examples of how a traditional Haitian meal can be a part of a healthy diet as well as recipes that can best overcome barriers to eating healthfully (time, cost, convenience) as well as taste!  All the recipes have been reviewed by a nutritionist from the Boston Public Health Commission.  On the night of the celebration, refreshments will be served including the top 3 entrees selected to receive prizes.  The Healthy Haitian Booklet will be made available to all attendees as well.  This booklet will contain all the submissions that met the requirement set by the committee.

Contact: Archange Polynice, Project Coordinator, 617-265-0628
Register here: http://www.evite.com/l/cQ2S7dRH2s  

Triathalon Basics

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, MRCC Conference Room, 11 Florence Street, Marlborough, MA
RSVP: RSVP is required to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com
Details: Are you looking to try something new for your workout routine? Are you interested in a fun new challenge? Have you ever thought about trying a triathalon? It is not as far fetched as it sounds! There are many local triathalon races that cater to new or beginner racers. Join USA Level 1 Certified Triathalon Coach Diane Stokes and Barbara Casaceli, Marlborough Hospital Nutritionist and USA Level 1 Certified Triathalon Coach on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, from 5:30-7pm at the MRCC conference room to learn the basics of training for a triathalon. Topics covered will be equipment needed, training schedules, nutrition, and more.
Category: Marlborough
Website: www.facebook.com/MarlboroughMoves

Employer Wellness Café Best Practices in Worksite Wellness Discussion

Hosted by: Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 7:30am-10:30am
Location: 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA, 02451
Details: So, what is a Wellness Café? It’s a less formal, discussion-based learning environment that allows for free conversation around wellness to foster new ideas, insights, and relationships that can address real life issues impacting health and wellness. Join your peers in this interactive, group discussion hosted by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) and facilitated by Aon Hewitt’s national clinical solutions and health improvement team. Participate in this “Wellness Cafe” to learn award-winning strategies and best practices on the following topics:

1. The business case for improving employee health and well-being.
2. Workplace wellness program critical success factors.
3. New research on the use of wellness incentives and behavioral economics to drive employee engagement and motivate behavior change.
4. Local employer wellness challenges and success stories.

Cost: $20
Registration: Click here to register.

Halloween Candy Buy Back!

Presented by: Dental Associates of Marlborough
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 222 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA
Website: www.marlboroughdentistry.com
Details: Dr. Sanjiv Nehra and Dental Associates of Marlborough will pay $1.00 per pound (up to 5 pounds) for your unopened Halloween candy!! Candy will be collected at Dental Associates of Marlborough the day after Halloween from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult and the candy must be unopened.  It will then be shipped to troops overseas as part of care packages sent to troops by Operation Gratitude.  A letter or card from the child would also be appreciated to thank troops for their service. We will include a toothbrushes and toothpaste for the packages. Call 508-485-1800 for more information.

MetroWest Healthy Dining Week

Hosted by: Building a Healthy Northborough and MetroWest Moves
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013 – Sunday, November 10, 2013
Details: Building a Healthy Northborough and MetroWest Moves are co-hosting “MetroWest Healthy Dining Week” November 1st – 10th, 2013. The purpose of MetroWest Healthy Dining Week is to promote healthy dining approved restaurants and encourage patrons to visit these restaurants and order approved healthier meals during MetroWest Healthy Dining Week. *Only meals that have been approved by the dietitian will be promoted as part of MetroWest Healthy Dining Week* To participate, restaurants/food establishments must be located within Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough, or Northborough and be an approved MetroWest Moves or Building a Healthy Northborough healthy restaurant/food establishment. Click here to view a list of participating restaurants.
Gift card raffle/photo submission: Any customer who orders a healthy dining approved meal during MetroWest Healthy Dining Week will have the option to take a photo of themselves with their approved meal and submit it to be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to a participating restaurant. Healthy dining approved meals will be clearly displayed in each participating restaurant. Click here to submit a photo.
Questions? Visit www.metrowestmoves.org/metrowesthealthydiningweek
Category: All Communities

Fall Cooking – Boost Your Health with Abundant Seasonal Produce

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013, 6:30 pm – 7:30pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: Call the store 508-480-9670 or sign up at the customer service desk.
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Food Day MA @ Hannaford's

Coordinated By: Hannaford’s
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Details: Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Hannaford’s in Marlborough will have food samplings, coupons, and raffles (one raffle will be a fruit basket and another for a $50.00 gift card to the store with a free consultation with the dietitian). Visitors will receive a ticket for each item donated to the Worcester County Food Bank.

Moving Together 2013

Presented by: MassDOT
Date:October 23, 2013, 7:45AM – 4:00PM
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Website: baystateroads.eot.state.ma.us/movingtogether/
Details: Moving Together 2013, MassDOT’s annual statewide Healthy Transportation conference, adds a prominent new partner: transit. As the conference theme states, Transit + Walking + Bicycling = Mobility.Participants will include: local, state, regional and national officials, community leaders, planners, engineers, landscape architects, public health experts, environmental professionals, walking and bicycling advocates, educators, and consultants from across the state. Among the scheduled speakers are:

•    Richard A. Davey, Secretary & CEO, MassDOT
•    Thomas P. Glynn,
CEO & Executive Director, Massport
•    Gregory Bialecki,
Secretary, Housing and Economic Development
•    Richard K. Sullivan Jr.,
Secretary, Energy & Environmental Affairs
Register: Register on-line at mass.gov/baystateroads or call the Baystate Roads Program at (413) 577-2762.



Healthy Halloween: No Tricks, Just Treats!

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, October 21, 2013, 11:00am – 2:00pm and Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register for the demonstrations – just stop by the floor table located inside the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Wallyball with Marlborough Moves

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: New Life Health and Wellness, Courtyard Marriott, 75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA
RSVP: FREE; RSVP yourself/your team to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com
Details: Have you ever heard of or played WallyBall?? It’s a volleyball game that is played on an enclosed raquetball court so that teams can use the walls to bounce the ball off of in order to score against the opposing teams. Come join us by yourself or with a team on Thursday, October 17th, from 5-7pm, for the game of Wallyball then afterwards, for networking up in the lounge and the rehashing of the games! This is a great opportunity for employees to bond or for a new business owner to introduce themselves to the business community. Wear comfortable workout clothes and non-marking tennis shoes. Showers and changing areas are available.
Category: Marlborough
Website: www.facebook.com/MarlboroughMoves

Food Hubs and Farm to School – a National Good Food Network webinar

Presented by: National Good Food Network
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM EDT
Location: Online webinar
Register for the webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/747966202
Details: Farm to school programs have been very successful at getting good, healthy, local, whole foods to our nation’s students. Food hubs hold great promise for filling a gap some programs have found. It is difficult to add aggregation logistics on top of already-taxed school food service professionals. Food hubs hold great promise for bridging that gap. Join us for some inspiring examples of successful food hub-assisted farm to school programs.

Marlborough's Heritage Festival and Annual Main Street Mile Race

Sponsored by: The City of Marlborough,TD Bank, The Main Street Journal, and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2013, 10am – 3pm
Location: Main Street in Marlborough, MA
Details: The Marlborough Heritage Festival is held each year on Main Street in Downtown Marlborough. Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic on the day of the Festival between Rt. 85 and Florence Street. The Festival is kicked off with a road race, the Main Street Mile, produced by the Highland City Striders and sponsored by the Marlborough Recreation Department and the Heritage Festival. Click here for race application. General admission and parking are free.
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.marlboroughheritagefestival.com

“Sandwich Makeover” Demonstration at Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Rte 20, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register for the demonstrations – just stop by the floor table located inside the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

“Fall Favorites: Crockpot Ideas” Demonstration at Hannaford's

Hosted by: Hannaford’s
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Hannaford’s, 193 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Karen White M.Ed., RD, LD, started her education in nutrition at the University of Maine in Farmington. She earned both her BS and M.Ed. degrees from Framingham State University where she now teaches as adjunct faculty. Karen has worked years in the clinical setting but her greatest love is in the community, helping people to eat better…one bite at a time. Karen hosts weekly nutrition demonstrations, classes, and store tours. She can also help with special dietary needs, reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, recommend healthy eating tips and recipe ideas, and does community/group presentations upon request. She also has her own TV show, “Healthy Bites” and is hosting a variety of free classes and demonstrations at the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Registration: No need to register for the demonstrations – just stop by the floor table located inside the Marlborough Hannaford’s location!
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.hannaford.com/assets/hf/assets/pdf/cms/healthnutrition/MA_HL_Classes.pdf

Fall Family Festival

Hosted by: Employment Options of Marlboro
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2012, 12pm – 6pm
Location: Hudson Elks Pavilion, 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA
Details: The annual Fall Festival is an event meant to raise funds for the programs of Employment Options and to raise awareness of the vital programs offered by the organization. The event will also include a Kid’s Health Pavilion from noon to 4pm that will focus on health and wellness for children of all ages. The pavilion will feature fun activities about healthy eating, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Cost: Adults ($10); Kids 5-12 ($5); Under 5 (Free) – Admission price includes lunch (hamburger or hotdog with chips)
Category: Hudson
Website: www.employmentoptions.org/fall_festival13.htm

Marlborough Moves Wednesday Morning Walks at Ghiloni Park

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Wednesdays, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Ghiloni Park (meet at the playground), 239 Concord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: FREE; RSVP required to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com
The Wednesday morning Mall Walks moved outside as the spring weather warmed up! They will continue to happen every Wednesday from 7-8am with Suzanne LaForge of Advantage Small Business leading the group. Every Wednesday, meet us at the playground at Ghiloni Park and we’ll breathe in the fresh spring air together! Bring your pedometer and rack up the steps towards a healthier you.
Category: Marlborough
Website: www.facebook.com/MarlboroughMoves

Introductory Yoga Class

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013,  7:30-8:30am
Location: Ghiloni Park (at the stretching area), 239 Concord Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Kathy Ekdahl, of Personal Best Personal Training, will hold an introductory class in the beautiful outdoors with simple yoga poses for general stretching and core stability. Basic meditation techniques and proper breathing will also be covered. Meet Kathy at the stretching area at Ghiloni Park and wear comfortable loose clothes for any type of temperature. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. RSVP is required to Kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com

Meet the Marlborough Moves Coordinators at “Business After Hours”

Hosted by: Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce
Date: Wednesday, August 28th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Fore Kicks, 219 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Join local health and wellness professionals at the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’ “Business After Hours” and “be our guest”. Yes, we’ll pay your entry fee and you can finally meet the coordinators of Marlborough Moves! The event will feature wellness businesses such as personal training, acupuncture, life coaching, fitness and martial arts, nutrition products, and more. RSVP to Kathy Ekdahl at Kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie Dalbec at Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com.
Category: Marlborough

Introductory Yoga Class

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date:Monday, August 26th, 2013,  5:30-6:30pm
Location: Ghiloni Park (at the stretching area), 239 Concord Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: Kathy Ekdahl, of Personal Best Personal Training, will hold an introductory class in the beautiful outdoors with simple yoga poses for general stretching and core stability. Basic meditation techniques and proper breathing will also be covered. Meet Kathy at the stretching area at Ghiloni Park and wear comfortable loose clothes for any type of temperature. Bring a yoga mat or large towel. RSVP is required to Kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com

Gates Pond Walk

Hosted by: Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network
Date: Friday, August 16th, 2013, 11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Gates Pond, 95 Taylor Road, Berlin, MA
Details: Women’s Business Network hosts a Gates Pond Walk. Network and exercise together! Meet between 11:45 am. and noon at the chained gate, depart at noon. GPS Address: 95 Taylor Rd., Berlin. This moderate walk is 2.37 miles long, and will take approximately 50 minutes. The path is dog-friendly, 90% tree covered (so shady), but has no restroom facilities. The event is free, but reservations are appreciated. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and water.

Community Yoga Class

Hosted by: Earthsong Yoga
Date: Monday, July 29, 2013, from 7:00-8:15pm
Location: Earthsong Yoga, 186 Main Street, Floor 2, Marlborough, MA
Details: The class will consist of guided yoga positions for all abilities and ages. Classes will be led by Gail Cannon and charitable donations for the MS society are welcomed but are not mandatory. For more information and/or to attend the class, contact Gail at Earthsong Yoga.
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.earthsongyoga.com

Gates Pond Walk

Hosted by: Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network
Date: Friday, July 19th, 2013, 11:45am-1:00pm
Location: Gates Pond, 95 Taylor Road, Berlin, MA
Details: Women’s Business Network hosts a Gates Pond Walk. Network and exercise together! Meet between 11:45 am. and noon at the chained gate, depart at noon. GPS Address: 95 Taylor Rd., Berlin. This moderate walk is 2.37 miles long, and will take approximately 50 minutes. The path is dog-friendly, 90% tree covered (so shady), but has no restroom facilities. The event is free, but reservations are appreciated. We recommend comfortable walking shoes and water.

Marlborough Moves Wednesday Morning Walks

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Wednesdays, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Ghiloni Park (meet at the playground), 239 Concord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752
Details: FREE; RSVP required to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com
The Wednesday morning Mall Walks moved outside as the spring weather warmed up! They will continue to happen every Wednesday from 7-8am with Suzanne LaForge of Advantage Small Business leading the group. Every Wednesday, meet us at the playground at Ghiloni Park and we’ll breathe in the fresh spring air together! Bring your pedometer and rack up the steps towards a healthier you.
Category: Marlborough
Website: www.facebook.com/MarlboroughMoves

Community Yoga Class

Hosted by: Earthsong Yoga
Date: Friday, June 14th and Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 7:00-8:15pm
Location: Earthsong Yoga, 186 Main Street, Floor 2, Marlborough, MA
Details: The class will consist of guided yoga positions for all abilities and ages. Classes will be led by Gail Cannon and charitable donations for the MS society are welcomed but are not mandatory. For more information and/or to attend the class, contact Gail at Earthsong Yoga.
Category: Marlborough
Website: http://www.earthsongyoga.com

“EASY And Healthy Cooking for Yourself and the Family”

Hosted by: Marlborough Moves
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, 11 Florence Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
RSVP: FREE; RSVP by June 20th to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com or Julie@marlboroughwellnesscenter.com
Details: Join Sandy Campo, personal chef and personal trainer, as we learn how easy and affordable it is to feed your whole family a delicious and nutritious meal in only 30 minutes. Join us for some fun food facts and a cooking demonstration creating a healthy and delicious meal with some of your favorite ingredients. We will discuss what’s in season that we can buy locally, farm fresh, and incorporate it into a quick and easy meal that even the kids can help to make. You will get to choose the ingredients that go into the pot and will be able to taste the results of your choices! We will even have time to make dessert!
Category: Marlborough
Website: www.facebook.com/MarlboroughMoves

2013 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

Presented by: MassDOT, the Baystate Roads Program, Federal Highway Administration, and the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center
Date: June 12, 2013, 8:00AM – 3:15PM
Location: Marriott Courtyard, 75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Website: mass.gov/baystateroads
Who should attend: All personnel responsible for the efficient and effective management, rehabilitation, and maintenance of roadways should attend this workshop.
Details: Join MassDOT and the Baystate Roads Program for the 2013 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase. We are bringing together industry experts and municipal public works professionals to discuss the technical merits of pavement preservation maintenance treatments and to hear about how municipalities in Massachusetts are putting them to work. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Ultrathin Overlays, Stress Absorbing Interlayers (SAMI), Micro-surfacing, Hot-in-place recycling, Cold-in-Place recycling, Polymer Additives, and more.
Questions? Contact the Baystate Roads Program for additional information at: cindy@baystateroads.org or call 413-577-2762.

MetroWest Moves Small Business Worksite Wellness Tax Credit Seminar

Hosted by: MetroWest Moves
Sponsored by: Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Economic Development Commission, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, and MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Date: Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:00-10:15AM
Location: Hudson Town Hall Auditorium, 78 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Click here to RSVP:
http://metrowestmoves.org/worksite-wellness-tax-credit-seminar/
Questions? Contact: metrowestmoves@jsi.com

Nutrition Presentation at Zeh School – Open to Public

Presented by: Nutritionist Diana Pruzinsky (http://www.dianapruzinsky.com/about/)
Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Zeh School Cafeteria, 33 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Details: Diana Pruzinsky will be coming to Zeh School on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30pm to give a presentation to parents about the importance of nutrition in the home including suggestions for healthy snacks and sample weekly menus. Parents from other schools welcome! Please join us for this free and informative event!



Finnegan’s Fantastic Five Road Race (Hudson)

Sponsored by: Highland City Striders
Proceeds benefit: Proceeds of the race will benefit the Elks Scholarship Fund, which provides educational stipends for college bound seniors at local area high schools here in Hudson and Marlborough. Since 2009, Highland City Strider road races have raise over $17,000 in scholarship money.
Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 9:15am (registration opens at 7:00am)
Location: Finnegan’s Pub, 25 South Street, Hudson, MA, 10749
Details: A 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) walk and a Mighty Mite Marathon (26.2 yards or so!) for children ages 2 to 6 that will take place on South Street in front of Finnegan’s Pub at 10:45am. Both the 5K run and the 2K walk start and end at Finnegan’s Pub following along the beautiful Assabet River Rail Trail. When the race is over, you can participate in Hudson Fest, which features a wide variety of sidewalk sales and family entertainment from local vendors.
Cost: $20.00 pre-register; $25.00 on race day; Mighty Mite Marathon is free.
Category: Hudson
Register here: http://www.highlandcitystriders.org/Finnegans_Five.html

Hudson Fest

Presented by: Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by: Boyd Coatings Research Co., NETCO, Law Offices of Paul Giannetti & Richard Hastings, and Levine & Piro, Attorneys at Law
Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: South Street in downtown Hudson
Parking: Available in South Street Municipal and St. Michael School lots
Details: Sidewalk sales, free family entertainment, and dozens of vendors. The event includes children’s activities, both free and for a small fee, and the Hudson Rotary Club’s Annual Duck Race.
Website: http://www.assabetvalleychamber.org/hudsonfest.shtm

National Bike to School Day

Coordinated By: National Center for Safe Routes to School
Date: May 8, 2013
Website: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/
Details: “National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.” Learn more about ways to participate here: http://bit.ly/PIm77z

Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Details: Governor Deval Patrick has proclaimed the first Wednesday in May to be Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day, an annual statewide event dedicated to getting children making healthy choices and exercising more.
Website: www.facebook.com/SafeRoutes.MA

Northborough Gets Active! 5K Race and Walk

Presented by: Rotary Club of Northborough and Northborough Recreation
Sponsored by: GPS Financial, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Boroughs YMCA, Umass Memorial-Marlboro and Michelle Gillespie, Prudential Realty
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Zeh Elementary School, 33 Howard Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Route: The route is the same as the Applefest Road Race.
Entry Fee:This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club and Northborough Recreation.

-Prices before race day: $20/participant ages 16+, $10/participant ages 15 and under
-Prices on race day: $25/participant ages 16+, $15/participant ages 15 and under

Registration: Click here to register online or register in the office or upon check-in on the day of the race.

Webinar: Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School

Hosted by: Safe Routes to School
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Location: Online webinar
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8254374984698118144
Details:
Join the Safe Routes to Schools coalition for this hour long webinar where we’ll explore strategies that district transportation departmetns currently are employing to include walking and bicycling to school in their day to day work.

2013 Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit

Coordinated By: Mass in Motion and WalkBoston
Date: Thursday, April 11th, 10:00am-1:00pm
Register here: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?WalkBoston/cf475ff047/7e89292a58/b10ce0ba55
Details: Educate your elected officials to make walking and biking safer by attending the 2013 Massachusetts Bike/Walk Summit in Nurses Hall at the State House. Community members from around the state gather in the State House to network and educate legislators about making biking and walking safer.

WalkBoston Annual Celebration

Presented by: walkBoston
Date: March 20th, 2013, 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: 4pm at North Station/Subway Head House;
5:30pm at Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Website: http://walkboston.org/what-we-do/event/annual-celebration
Details: Meet at 4pm at North Station/Subway Head House for a “New Connections to the Charles” walk. The group will walk from “North Station to Charlestown and Cambridge over the dam and locks separating the Charles River from the Harbor, to the hill where Paul Revere waited for a signal, past 21st-century sculpture and skatepark, over the North Bank Bridge, the rail tracks and Millers’ River, and into Cambridge’s sparkling North Point district.” The walk will end at the Microsoft NERD Center at 5:30pm for a reception and Golden Shoe Award Presentation. City of Gloucester, Madison Park Dev. Corp. and Barr Foundation will be recognized and the event speaker will be Beverly Scott, PhD, MBTA GM.
Reception Cost: non-members=$25; members=free
RSVP by March 18th: 617.367.9255 or www.WBcelebration.eventbrite.com/#

Children and Nature Initiative: Rx for Outdoor Activity Training Webinar

Hosted by: Health & Environment’s Children & Nature Initiative, National Environmental Education Foundation
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Register here: conta.cc/12qM7xu
Details: The webinar “addresses two important issues—preventing serious health conditions like obesity and diabetes and connecting children to nature. The initiative educates pediatric health care providers about prescribing outdoor activities to children. The program also connects health care providers with local nature sites, so that they can refer families to safe and easily accessible outdoor areas such as parks and nature preserves.”

“The training webinar will feature presentations from Dr. James Roberts, MD, MPH, Medical University of South Carolina and Leyla Erk McCurdy, NEEF’s Senior Director of Health & Environment. Participants will learn about the link between childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyle, be able to articulate the scientific basis for the physical and mental health benefits of nature, and learn how to connect children and families to nature sites for outdoor activity.”