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February 2018

16th Annual Good Works Walk

February 24 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 2 S. College St.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Good Works Inc. will sponsor the 16th Annual Good Works WALK on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. The WALK begins and ends at First United Methodist Church on College St. in uptown Athens, and is for adults and children of all ages. This year, five different interactive experiences have been developed, including a “mini-walk” for people who want to participate but find it difficult to physically walk. All WALK experiences have been developed to creatively…

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Tree Pruning Workshop

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Highland Park, Highland, Ave.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$5.00

Come learn about fruit tree care with Community Food Initiatives! This workshop will be led by Weston Lombard, owner of Solid Ground Farm. Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning and training to increase the productivity and health of your trees. Topics covered include: reasons for pruning, shaping young trees, rehabbing older trees, timing, tools and safety, types of cuts, and the response of trees to various cuts. No experience necessary! Workshops are free for CFI members and $5 for…

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Dwight Icenhower

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square
Nelsonville, OH 45764 United States
$28 - $38

We welcome back nationally recognized, Elvis Tribute Artist, Dwight Icenhower to Stuart’s Opera House! Dwight is fresh off a 2016 win for Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist awarded by Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises.

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Free Health Screening Clinic

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings offered by the OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Health Programs for those aged 18 and up regardless of insurance status. Fasting 9-12 hours prior to testing is recommended and preferred.

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Community Gathering Art Group

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Passion Works Studio, 20 East State Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Free

Join Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program and Passion Works Studio as we partner to provide a 6-week, open meeting group for survivors and co-survivors of interpersonal violence and allies, interested in standing together against violence in our community, to come together and create! Providing a safe space to come together as community, to learn to express yourself through artwork, to learn self care techniques and to learn the healing power of art and art expression for self and community. All individuals…

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Wellness Wednesday: Heart Health

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Dr.
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Free

Join OhioHealth cardiologist Vipin Koshal, DO, on Wednesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. in O’Bleness’ WillowView Café to learn about heart health myths, cardiovascular disease prevention strategies, and to have your heart health questions answered. A free healthy meal will be provided. Please RSVP by February 21 by calling (740) 566.4539 or emailing Wellness-OBleness@ohiohealth.com.

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March 2018

My First 5K

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, 55 Hospital Drive
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Free

Sign up for My First 5K today! My First 5K is Live Healthy Appalachia’s free annual 5K training program designed for beginners, although runners of all levels are welcomed. If you are looking to jumpstart a more active lifestyle, join us on Mondays at 6pm beginning March 5th at the Willowview Café inside OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. This 6-week training leads up to Race for a Reason on April 21, 2018. Registration for the My First 5K training program is now…

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May 2018

The 2018 Appalachian Health Summit

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, 331 Richland Ave
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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$65

The 2018 Appalachian Health Summit, joint-sponsored by Live Healthy Appalachia and the Ohio University Area Health Education Center, will address Health Inequity in Southeast Ohio. Speakers from various health fields will deliver lectures that offer strategies for improving the health and well-being of our region through community engagement, data-driven research and education. Scheduled speakers include: Reem Aly, Health Policy Institute of Ohio; Dr. Melissa Thomas, OU-HCOM; Dr. David Drozek, OU-HCOM, Muntean Health; Mark Bridenbaugh, Hopewell Health Centers; and Amy Riegel,…

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