April – Healthy Hobbies for Harbin Families

This month’s activities and programs are designed for the entire family.  Kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews are all welcome.  Take advantage of the opportunity to explore, learn, be active and have fun together.

 Thursday, April 5

Cartersville Wellness Expo

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Diabetes Education Center

Local vendors including Parks and Recreation, gym partners and Weight Watchers, will provide information about local activities and services related to wellness.  Come by to talk with vendors, register to win a wellness basket and enjoy healthy snacks.

Fuel Session: Raising Healthy Active Children presented by Todd Kelley, M.D., Harbin Clinic Pediatrician*

Noon – Education Center; Main Clinic

Dr. Kelley is a pediatrician, father of three and an endurance athlete.  He will lead an engaging discussion about teaching children the value of leading an active lifestyle and encouraging healthy eating habits.

Thursday, April 12

Introduction to Kid’s Triathlons*

5:30 p.m. – Administration Boardroom; Main Clinic

For kids, a triathlon is just another day to do the three things they love most – swim, bike, and run.  Beth Smith, founder of Rome’s Tri for the Kids event, will share insight about introducing your child to the fun challenge of completing a Youth Triathlon.  She will have training tips for the Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon in Rome on Sunday, May 6.  Children are welcome!

Friday, April 13

Floyd County Relay for Life

5 p.m. – Ridge Ferry Park

Bring your family and enjoy the camaraderie of this popular annual event.  Harbin Clinic will be providing information to cancer patients, survivors and their families about wellness programs.  “When we are together, we are HarbinSTRONG.”

Saturday, April 14

Guided hike at Pine Mountain in Cartersville*

9 a.m. – Pine Mountain Trailhead West (just north of I-75 off of Main Street)

Greg Anderson with the Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department will lead a 2 mile hike along the scenic Pine Mountain Trail.  Bring the entire family and have fun exploring this beautiful area.  No hiking experience required.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Family Day at Tucker Farms in Armuchee*

Come dig in the dirt at Tucker Farms.  Learn the basics of farming and the value of fresh locally grown produce.  Plant herbs to take home and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  This promises to be an educational yet fun afternoon for “aspiring farmers” of all ages.  Space is limited so please sign up today!

Monday, April 16

Evening Bike Ride on the Berry College Campus

5:30 p.m. – Vickery Lake at Berry

Dust off your helmet, oil the chains and come out to enjoy a casual bike ride on the beautiful Berry College campus.  Rhonda Eichenberger will lead an easy 3-6 mile ride. She will provide tips for braking, gearing and bike fitness.  For additional information, directions and to RSVP, please email Rhonda at rhonda.eichenberger@harbinclinic.com.

Wednesday, April 18

Fuel Session: Get Your Kid’s Plate in Shape*

Noon – Administration Boardroom; Main Clinic

Harbin Clinic Dietician Marcy Pugliese will talk about the new plate recommendations from the USDA.  Learn great tips for ensuring your child receives a balanced diet and learn about portion sizes.  Ask questions and be inspired to get your kid’s plate in shape!

Saturday, April 21

Bike Rodeo presented by SafeKids and Cycle Therapy*

10 a.m. –Specialty Center parking lot

Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to the back parking lot of the Specialty Center for a super fun morning!  Learn about bike safety, how to fit a helmet properly and navigate a bike obstacle course.  Bike decorating for the little tikes and we will conclude with a bike parade.

Sunday, April 29 – Explore the Etowah River*             

2 p.m. – Grizzard Park

Enjoy an afternoon on the Etowah River with your family.  In partnership with CRBI, take a 6 mile float trip from Grizzard Park to Heritage Park in Downtown Rome.  Canoe rentals are $25 and kayaks are available for $20 (rental includes paddles and life jackets).  CRBI will provide maps of the river’s course that include information about points of interest along the way.  There will be a short safety briefing before heading down the river.  Shuttle service is provided back to Grizzard Park.

Space is very limited.  Canoes seat two adults and two smaller children under 8 years old. Kayaks seat one adult or child over the age of 13.  Register via the HarbinSTRONG calendar on the Intranet and send checks payable to CRBI to Sarah King, Administration, to confirm your reservation.  More details will be provided.

*Please sign up in advance via the HarbinSTRONG calendar on the Intranet.

Ongoing programs:

Mondays at 5:30 p.m. – Group Walks at Ridge Ferry Park
Join Linda Sandberg, Internal Medicine – Main Clinic, for a walk along the riverfront after work. If possible, email Linda at lsandberg@harbinclinic.com to let her know you will be coming. Meet at the main pavilion at Ridge Ferry Park.

Tuesdays at 12 noon – Weight Watchers At Work
Weekly meeting is held in the Administration Boardroom at the Main Clinic. Employees are welcome to join at anytime. Email sking@harbinclinic.com for more information.

Thursdays at 12:05 p.m. (note time change) – Lunch Walk in Summerville Park
Meet at the back door/employee entrance to the Main Clinic

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