Fun activities for families during Healthy Anne Arundel Month

Healthy Anne Arundel WGet the family involved in Healthy Anne Arundel Month with fun events for all ages.

Healthy Anne Arundel Month is held to help raise awareness of wellness activities in the county and encourage residents to take steps toward improved physical and behavioral health. The Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition will kick off the month with a celebration including free health information, giveaways, face painting and fun activities Saturday, April 1 at the Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market.

"Healthy Anne Arundel Month is a great way for everyone in the county to get involved,” says Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition Chair and Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Jinlene Chan. “There will be fun, informative and motivational events promoting health and wellness all month long throughout Anne Arundel County."

Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition events include:


April 1 - 7 a.m. - noon, Kick-Off for Healthy Anne Arundel Month. Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market 275 Truman Parkway, Annapolis
9 a.m. (8 a.m. registration) Rec Deeds Challenge Run 5K and Family Fun Walk. Downs Memorial Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena

April 8 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. North County Health and Resource Fair. Lindale Middle School 415 Andover Road, Linthicum

April 10 - 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. NAACCC Health and Wellness Fair. The Y in Pasadena, 26 Magothy Beach Road, Pasadena

April 11 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Total Health Care Block Party. Odenton Health Center, 1215 Annapolis Road, Odenton

April 12 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community College Annual Health Fair. Anne Arundel Community College, Student Union Dining Hall, 101 College Parkway, Arnold

April 22 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Annapolis Police Department Public Safety Fair. Weems-Whalen Field, 935 Spa Road, Annapolis

April 23 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Third Annual Health and Safety Fair for Individuals with Special Needs. Ruth Parker Eason School, 648 Old Mill Road, Millersville

April 29 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spring Into Wellness Fair and Healthy Anne Arundel Month Grand Finale. Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie

For details, visit healthyannearundel.org or call 410-222-3501.

HealthySelfie contest

HealthySelfieDaveAbrams WTake the #HealthySelfie challenge and enter a social media contest to inspire citizens to make healthy improvements in their physical and mental well-being.

Using the hashtag #HealthySelfie, those18 and older who live, work or attend school in Anne Arundel County are encourage to take a selfie of any healthy activity and post it on Facebook. The entries with the most creative and popular photos will be eligible to win $50 Visa gift cards or a grand prize, Fitbit Charge 2.

“This promotion is a fun way to get everyone active,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “Studies show that small changes in our daily routines can lead to positive changes in our overall health. Snap a selfie and join the celebration!”

Any entries with the #HealthySelfie hashtag posted from April 1 through April 30 will be considered. For more information about the #HealthySelfie Contest and Healthy Anne Arundel Month, “like” www.facebook.com/healthyaa, visit www.healthyannearundel.org or email healthyannearundel@aacounty.org.

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