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Lansdowne High to hold 8th annual health fair

Lansdowne High School will hold its eighth annual Community Health and Safety Information Fair between 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the school cafeteria.

The event is free and open to the public and is planned for those of all ages.

In addition to entertainment and health demonstrations, the event will offers an opportunity to learn about different health programs offered by the state, said Wendy Happel, a family and consumer science teacher at Lansdowne High, who is organizing the event.

Happel said the health fair, "provides current health information to the community in one space, in a more relaxed environment."

A number of health related organizations are expected to be represented at the event including Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, Lansdowne High School AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Program, University of Maryland Department of Pediatrics, the Living Legacy Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Lansdowne High School Chapter and the Mental Health Association of Maryland.

Those who attend will also have the opportunity to learn about fire safety, financial planning and drug and alcohol abuse support.

Free blood pressure screenings and oral screenings will be provided and the school's PTSA will provide free healthy snacks and water.

Dance, music and drama entertainment will be provided by Lansdowne High students.

United Health Care will offer two free 30-minute Zumba workout classes from 4:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Door prizes will be awarded as well.

Celebrating 15 years by awarding 15 vehicles

Vehicles for Change celebrates 15 years of fulfilling its mission to empower families with financial challenges to achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training. The organization at 4111 Washington Blvd. will kick off its celebration by hosting an anniversary luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on April 1 and award 15 refurbished vehicles to families in need.

Vehicles for Change takes cars donated by the public, repairs them and provides them to families who need a car in order to gain or maintain employment.

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