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MetroFest 2016

Presented by: The MetroWest Visitors Bureau
Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2016, 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex, 475 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Website: http://www.metrowestvisitors.org/explore/MetroFest.cfm

Ounce of Prevention Conference

Presented by: The MA Department of Public Health
Date: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 
Location: DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Register: Ounce of Prevention
Details: The annual conference continues to be a great opportunity to bring together stakeholders from across the Commonwealth working to create healthier and more equitable communities.

Taste of MetroWest

Date: March 22, 2016, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, USA
Details: The 6th Annual Taste of MetroWest features more than 200 restaurants, food and beverages purveyors, and other specialty dishes. More than 1000 people are expected to attend! Unlimited plates, tastings, and samplings.
Website: www.metrowest.org

Food for Good: Cultivating Sustainable Solutions to Hunger in Massachusetts Conference

Presented by: UMASS Amherst
Date: Friday, October 30, 2015, 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003
Website: https://umass.irisregistration.com/Home/Site?code=FoodForGood

Safe Routes to School “Developing your Annual School Plan” Workshop

Please join us for the first in the series of MA SRTS Workshops.The MA SRTS Workshop Series will provide regular training and networking opportunities throughout the year for partner schools and members of the SRTS community. The goal of the series is to provide participants with information and tools for starting and maintaining a successful SRTS program. The free, interactive series will consist of five 2-hour workshops over the coming year and will rotate locations to better accommodate participants.

The first workshop, “Developing your annual school plan,” will focus on the process of planning SRTS activities for your upcoming academic year, with tips for starting and expanding a walking school bus program and ideas for conducting the MassDOT SRTS survey.

 

Workshop #1: Developing your annual school plan

Date: Wednesday, May 27th, 2:00 pm-4:00pm

Location: Boyden Public Library, Foxborough, MA

Register: nfink@tooledesign.com?subject=MA SRTS Workshop

For more information: http://www.commute.com/sate-routes-to-school/workshops

Please contact nfink@tooledesign.com if you have questions about this workshop or need assistance with transportation to the workshop.

Please also complete this short survey to provide feedback about times and locations of SRTS workshops that would be helpful to you. www.surveymonkey.com/s/8GM8RFX

Active Streets, Healthy Families, Equitable Communities

Date: Monday, May 11, 2015
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: State House, Room 222
Description: Learn how improving access to safe and affordable transportation choices, including public transit, walking, and biking can help combat health inequities and expand access to opportunity. Discuss how the new Complete Streets Funding Program and the Mass in Motion initiative can support these goals.
Sponsored by: Senator Jason Lewis, Senator Harriette Chandler, Representative Antonio Cabral
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/ActiveStreets

MA Transportation Summit

T4MAsummitComing May 1st
Get ready for an inspiring, first-ever statewide summit (presented by T4MA) for exploring and exchanging ideas and actions to improve transportation in every corner of the Commonwealth!

Featuring Keynotes by:
Stephanie Pollack

Secretary of Transportation
Robin Chase
ZipCar founder

…and a great lineup of presenters and visionaries sharing ideas on next generation transportation solutions.

When:
Friday, May 1, 2015
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Where:
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Register: www.t4ma.org/summit

Culture InSight/Partnering for Healthy Communities Celebration

Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 – 11:00am- 2:00pm
Location: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA, Conference Room 1038-1039
Register: RSVP

Please join us for a celebration of the successful completion of Culture InSight’s three-yeaPartnering for Healthy Communities program. At this event, we will come together to share, celebrate, and learn about the accomplishments and lessons experienced along the way.

Who will be there:

  • Advocates, Inc: Improving Access to Mental Health Care for Latino & Brazilian Communities of Framingham
  • Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership: Health Disparities Ambassadors Project
  • Health Resources in Action: Infusing Health Equity into Mass in Motion
  • Neighborhood Health Plan: Improving Postnatal and Well Child Visit Rates for Latina Mothers in Lawrence
  • NH Health & Equity Partnership: Addressing Health Disparities through Diversifying & Training the Health Professions Workforce

 

Ounce of Prevention Conference

Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 – 10:00am- 4:00pm
Location: DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Register: Ounce of Prevention

Ounce of Prevention, Working Together for Healthier Communities, is a statewide conference designed to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in support of healthier and more equitable communities in Massachusetts.

Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2015 – 8:00am- 5:00pm
Location: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street #200, Boston, MA 02210
Register: http://www.apbp.org/event/WERC

Join us at the first-ever conference in the Boston area focused on walkability! Held in conjunction with WalkBoston’s 25th anniversary, the conference is produced by the APBP Boston Chapter, WalkBoston and Project for Public Spaces (PPS), and hosted by BSA Space. Connect with the field’s leading active transportation professionals to explore the freshest thinking about walkability and place-making. Plan to attend WalkBoston’s 25th Anniversary celebration the evening before the conference.

The Walking Evolution and Revolution Conference features:

  • Welcome from WalkBoston’s Wendy Landman and One Minute Pitches before the classroom sessions begin
  • Four 90-minute break-out sessions in the morning (you choose two of four)
  • Afternoon walking tours (you choose 1 of 3)
  • Lunch plenary featuring Boston’s newly appointed Transportation Commissioner, Gina Fiandaca (your registration includes a box lunch)
  • A social hour at Lucky’s Lounge to wrap up the day, starting at 5:00 p.m.

The 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

2014 MetroFest!

Presented by: MetroWest Visitors Bureau
Dates: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11am-5pm
Location: Bowditch Athletic & Cultural Complex, Framingham
Details: Sell your work * Display your craftsmanship * Show off your organization’s services or products! at the first-ever regional festival. This is an event designed to showcase our region’s rich arts, culture, and community offerings to thousands of attendees! 
Registration:  VENDORS and EXHIBITORS: Sign up here for your booth!
http://www.metrowestvisitors.org/metrofest-vendor/?utm_source=metrofest+vendor+announcement&utm_campaign=metrofest+vendor&utm_medium=email

Marlborough’s C25K to start again Tuesday, June 17th!

Presented by: ConnectingPoint Church
Dates: Beginning Tuesday, June 17th at 6pm; the program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-6:45pm and Sundays from 8am-8:45am.
Location: Municipal parking lot to the left of 72 Jefferson Street, Marlborough, MA
Details: The Marlborough Couch to 5K is a free 10-week program to get you from the couch to jogging a 5K (3.1 miles). It is sponsored by ConnectingPoint Church in Marlborough. The 10-week program helps people gradually progress from walking at your own pace to jogging at your own pace.

This free community activity starts Tuesday, June 17th at 6pm in the municipal parking lot to the left of 72 Jefferson Street, Marlborough, MA. We walk/jog on the beautiful Assabet River Rail Trail with a goal of finishing a 5K in August.

We have 2 groups. A walking group will exercise and encourage one another towards walking a 5K. Meanwhile, the jogging group has a goal of jogging a 5K. Anyone from the community can participate and it is led by experienced runners.

Encourage those you love to get “off the couch” and join you in the great sport of running. Come have some fun! Bring a water bottle and join the group. Please park in the municipal unpaved parking lot to the left of 72 Jefferson Street, Marlborough.

(Please consult your doctor if you have a health or medical condition that prevents you from exercising.)
Website: http://www.connectingpointchurch.org/couchto5k/

Wayside’s Annual 5K Race

Presented by: Wayside Racquet & Swim Club
Dates: Wednesday, June 18th, 6:30pm
Location: Wayside Racquet & Swim Club
Details: In 1995, Wayside hosted their first 5k road race. The “Wayside/401 Run For Fun” benefited the Marlborough D.A.R.E. program, raising over $20,000.00 in its first ten years. In 2004, the race began benefiting the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Fund. In the five years since, the race has raised nearly $30,000.00 for scholarships for students from our surrounding communities. Come join fellow runners at on Wednesday, June 18th, for Wayside Racquet and Swim Club’s Annual Run for Fun 5k.
Registration:  https://sites.google.com/a/firm-racing.com/home/wayside-racquet-and-swim-club-5k-run-walk-start-6-30-p-m
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/firm-racing.com/home/wayside-racquet-and-swim-club-5k-run-walk-start-6-30-p-m

Spring Weekly Walks at Ghiloni Park

Presented by: Personal Best Personal Training
Dates: Friday, June 6th – Friday, June 27th
Location: Ghiloni Park
Details: Join Kathy Ekdahl, of Personal Best Personal Training, for a month of morning walks at Ghiloni Park, (located on Concord Rd. in Marlborough). Walks are from 7:00am- 7:50am every Friday starting June 6th and running through June 27th. Meet at the stretching area, rain or shine! (in case of severe weather, cancel will be posted on our Facebook page). What a way to start your day!
RSVP: RSVP is requested please to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com
Website: http://www.personalbestpersonaltraining.com/

National Trails Day

Presented by: Sudbury Valley Trustees
Date: Saturday, June 7th
Location: Framingham Friends Meetinghouse, 841 Edmands Road, Framingham, MA
Details: Join SVT alongside lead sponsor Whole Foods Market in Framingham on Saturday June 7, from Noon-5:00. This 3rd installment of SVT’s Trail-a-Thon is hosted by the Framingham Friends Meetinghouse, 841 Edmands Road. Register now.

This year’s Trail-a-Thon promises to be a day of fun for all. Walk or run a 10K trail or enjoy a family-friendly 3K loop. Explore the trails of Framingham’s scenic northwest corner where SVT’s properties intertwine with Callahan State Park. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you. Upon completion, enjoy a BBQ prepared by Whole Foods Market, live music by The Pennies, and fun and games for kids. Yoga stretching sessions are available before and after the walk.

SVT Members:
  $5 for an individual, $10 for a family
Non-Members:  $25 for an individual, $35 for a family. Non-members receive a membership with payment.
Website: http://marlborough.patch.com/groups/events/p/sudbury-valley-trustees-trailathon_03308f3a

Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day! Woodland Trail Search

Presented by: The Discovery Museums
Date: Saturday, May 24th
Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
Details: I spy with my little eyes…Strange things have been popping up on the Woodland Trail at The Discovery Museums. Head to the path to see if you can spot what is out of place. Are some things harder to find than others? Put your skills of observation to the test and find out!
Website: http://discoverymuseums.org/upcoming-events-calendar/2014-05-24

Framingham Garden Club Plant Sale

Hosted by: Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Publich School
Dates: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Cushing Memorial Park, Maintenance Building, Winter Street entrance (near Keefe Tech), Dudley Rd, Framingham, MA 01702
Details: A variety of  plants from member’s gardens and more…Mother’s Day specialties and quality reproductions of water color originals by FGC member, Barbara P. Bird.

Members will also be available for consultation.
Category: All Communities
Website: http://framinghamgardenclub.com/events/events/

McAuliffe Charter School 5K for Fieldwork

Hosted by: Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Publich School
Dates: Saturday, May 10, 2014, Registration opens at 8:30am, Race starts at 10:00am
Location: 25 Clinton St, Framingham, MA
Details: Join us on Saturday, May 10th for McAuliffe’s 5th annual 5K Fun Run for Fieldwork!

Run, Walk, Skip, Jog your way to celebrate health & wellness and to support McAuliffe’s Fieldwork Fund!

2014 Event Highlights:

  • All race proceeds will support McAuliffe’s fieldwork program!
  • Student DJ’s and Emcees will keep us entertained!
  • Prizes for student and adult winners
  • Prizes for the McAuliffe CREW with highest participation in each grade level
  • Students earn 1 school service point just for participating & 0.5 points for each family member, neighbor, or non-McAuliffe friend that participates!
  • Student-designed 5K t-shirts for the first 400 to sign up!

Reservation: RVSP is required to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com. You may also register online at www.mcaulifferegional.org/5k
Category: All Communities
Website: www.mcaulifferegional.org/5k

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.
Website: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/

Free Hatha Yoga Class

Hosted by: Earthsong Yoga and Marlborough Moves
Dates: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:45 – 9:00am
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:45 – 9:00am
Location: Center Stage Dance, 43 Broad St, Hudson, MA 01749
Details: Yoga is a wonderful way to start your day! Join Kathy Ekdahl for this free yoga class. The class is strength oriented, but has basic poses for strength and flexibility. The finish of the class will have relaxation and breathing techniques for calmness and quietness. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (mats are also available at the studio).
Reservation: RVSP is required to kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com.
Category: All Communities
Website: http://centerstagedancehudson.com/

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

Outdoor RX

Hosted by: Appalachian Mountain Club and Mass General Hospital
Date: Events occur every weekend
Location: TBD
Details: Outdoors RX is outdoor fun for families with kids 13 years old and younger. Funded by the Appalachian Mountain Club and Mass General Hospital, Outdoors RX offers outdoor excursions throughout our area, with over 10 free events each weekend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Get yourself and your kids off the couch and outside to the great outdoors!
Registration: Please visit http://kids.outdoors.org/index.cfm?event=home or contact David Beck, a local volunteer, at compounder@comcast.net.
Category: All Communities
Website: http://kids.outdoors.org/index.cfm?event=home

MetroWest YMCA’s Community Impact & Annual Campaign Kick-Off

Presented by: MetroWest YMCA
Date: Wednesday, March 19th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Danforth Art, 123 Union Avenue, Hudson, Framingham, MA
Details: Come join the MetroWest YMCA with its annual community impact campaign kick-off. This is a free event!
Registration: Please RSVP by March 12th to Miriam Kimball at 508-879-4420 ext. 53 or mkimball@metrowestymca.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413102942276026/?ref=22

MetroWest Moves Kick-off

Presented by: MetroWest Moves
Date: June 7, 2012
Location: Marlborough Hospital
Contact: metrowestmoves@jsi.com
Details: Leaders of the MetroWest Moves initiative from Framingham, Hudson, and Marlborough hosted a kickoff event on June 7, 2012, with keynote speaker Mark Fenton, former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS television, to bring together community leaders to establish new partnerships. Mark Fenton — a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant — spoke about how health, transportation, environment, land-use, and economic development advocates can influence policies and investments to encourage communities to support active living and healthy eating.
Category:
All Communities

1st Annual YMCA Spooktacular 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Benefiting: Annual Fund Campaign at the YMCA of Central Massachusetts
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:00am
(Same day registration from 7:15am-8:30am; 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:00am; Kids Fun Run begins at 10:00am)
Location: Boroughs Family Branch YMCA, 4 Valente Drive, Westboro, MA 01581
Course: The 5K begins and ends behind Boroughs YMCA Building (Hilly course). Rain or shine. Halloween Costumes are encouraged!
Entry Fee:
$25.00 5K Run/Walk on or before October 10, 2012
$30.00 5K Run/Walk on or after October 11, 2012
$8.00 Kids Fun Run (12 & under)
Category:  All Communities
Website: http://www.ymcaofcm.org/featured/spooktacular-5k-runwalk/

Ashland Half Marathon & 5K Race/Walk

Hosted by: Ashland Redevelopment Authority
Produced by: Squanto Productions
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 10:30am
Location:  Marathon Park, 375 Pleasant Street, Ashland, MA (across the street from the MBTA Ashland Commuter Rail Station)
Course: The Ashland Half-Marathon and 5K Race & Walk will begin and end at Marathon Park. The route travels along a picturesque 13.1-mile figure-8 course.
Entry Fee: See registration site for fees http://www.ashlandhalfmarathon.com/register.html
Category:  All Communities
Website: http://www.ashlandhalfmarathon.com/

Stay Active Stay Healthy Sporting Sale

Presented by: Northborough Recreation Department
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012, 6pm – 7:30pm
Location: Northborough Town Hall Gym
Website: http://www.communityadvocate.com/2012/10/05/northborough-rec-announces-stay-active-stay-healthy-sporting-sale/
Details: Purchase all kinds of gently used sporting goods and sporting clothes for a low price.
Category: Northborough

Feed-A-Family for Fifty Holiday Drive

Presented by: United Way of Tri-County
Donate by: November 21, 2012
Details: During the holiday season, the United Way of Tri-County is also holding a fundraiser, “Feed-a-Family for Fifty Holiday Drive,” as part of their food security initiative. A donation of $50 will help feed a family of four over the holidays.  A tradition of a hot meal with family and friends, for some, is a luxury. The goal is to feed 3,000 families in the Metrowest/495 Corridor.

MetroWest Moves New Year Kickoff Meeting

Hosted by: Bose Corporation
Presented by: MetroWest Moves
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2012, 8:00-10:15AM
Location: Bose Corporation, 1 New York Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701
Details:Leaders of the MetroWest Moves initiative from Framingham, Hudson, and Marlborough will host a New Year Kickoff Meeting. Come join the discussion and learn about…

  • Progress on MetroWest Moves’ strategies: Community Design/Complete Streets, Tobacco Control, Healthy Dining & Healthy Vending Initiatives
  • Local action highlights
  • Ways to get involved

Click here to RSVP by January 3rd: http://metrowestmoves.org/newyearkickoff
Questions? Contact: metrowestmoves@jsi.com
Category: All Communities

USDA’s Smart Snacks in School Rule: What You Need to Know Webinar

Hosted by: Food Research and Action Center and USDA
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST
Location: Online webinar
Register here: bit.ly/XOhTig
Details: USDA’s proposed nutrition standards for snack foods, beverages, and a la carte items have been released. During this webinar, representatives from teh Food Research and Action Center and USDA will discuss the proposed “Smart Snacks in School” rule.

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.”

Weekly Walking Group – Natick Mall (ongoing)

Hosted by: Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
Date: Fridays (8:30-9:30am)
Location: Natick Mall, 1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
Details: FREE, no RSVP necessary; call 508-877-3646 for more details. Includes stretching and balance exercises with a professional trainer.
Category: Natick
Website: http://www.jfsmw.org/

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/#

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

MetroWest Moves 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
Category: All Communities

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.

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.

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.

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
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