In case you have been hiding under a rock, this is Maplewood Loves Wellness week throughout the township. This new township-wide community awareness program has brought together more than 30 different local businesses, organizations and experts throughout Maplewood to present FREE events all week long.
The week culminates with a Wellness Fair in Memorial Park in Maplewood on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. , and a 5K run/walk to support the Maplewood Volunteer First Aid Squad.
Dates and times, and a complete list of events can be found here.
What is still going on? Here's just a sampling. No need to reserve a spot, just drop in:
Thursday, Oct. 11
Delicious for Life: Five Simple Steps to Quick , Healthy Meals, by Randy Rabney of The Conscious Plate. 1 - 1:45 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street.
Stress, Food and You, Risa Olinsky, Wellness Coach. Two sessions: 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 108 Baker St., Maplewood.
Martial Arts Enrichment Classes, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Boys and Girls ages 4-6; 6:00-6:45 p.m. Boys and Girls ages 7-17, 1809 Springfield Ave.
Wellness Options at The South Mountain YMCA, 13 Jefferson Ave. (check schedule)
Wellness Options at The South Orange/Maplewood Adult School (check schedule)
Kickboxing Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Maplewood Karate, 97 Baker St.
Friday, Oct. 12
Chair Yoga, 11-12 pm., Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St.
Recognizing Addictive Behaviors & How to Treat Them, 2-3:30 pm, Michelle Shubin, Clinical Social Worker, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St.