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.
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