Health Notes


Health expo set Saturday in Eldersburg

The Freedom Area Recreation Council's Health and Fitness Center will sponsor its second Health and Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.

The event was canceled yesterday because of inclement weather.

The event will include free fitness classes and workshops, demonstrations, performances by local groups, entertainment and free health screenings by more than 25 organizations.

Free fitness classes will include step, hi/lo, dance and metabolift. Free health screenings for blood pressure, cancer, vision, fitness and body composition will be offered.

Entertainment will be provided by the Belly Dance Performance Team, SRCS Dance Team, Stepping Stars, Seventies Steppers, Freedom Firestars and the Superfantastick Dancers.

The event will have a 1970s theme and flavor.

Information: 410-795-9101.

Fitness workshops scheduled in March

Freedom Area Recreation Council's adult fitness program, Health and Fitness, and NETA, a nonprofit fitness professional association, will co-sponsor two nationally recognized workshops in March.

The Group Exercise Workshop will be held at 8 a.m. March 5 for potential and current fitness instructors to learn basic academic and practical applications of teaching group exercise.

No college, science or teaching background is required. Registration includes a review, written exam, two-year certificate and NETA membership.

The Boot Camp Continuing Education Workshop for fitness instructors will be held at 8 a.m. March 6. This workshop is for fitness professionals to earn continuing education credits toward certification.

The workshop offers an exercise format that includes endurance games, intervals, circuits and obstacle courses to train the body for serious fitness results.

Both workshops will be held at Health and Fitness in Carrolltown Center, Eldersburg.

Registration: 800-AEROBIC, or

Relay for Life fund-raiser in June in Eldersburg

The American Cancer Society is organizing its first Relay for Life, a celebration of cancer survivors, in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area.

The overnight event features teams of eight to 15 people walking a high school track to raise money for cancer awareness and research.

Teams are given a campsite and encouraged to take tents, lawn chairs and coolers.

The event includes cancer survivors walking the first lap, and entertainment for participants.

The new event is scheduled for 5 p.m. June 4 to 7 a.m. June 5 at Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Road, west of Eldersburg.

In addition to relay participants, volunteers are needed to help with activities, setup and cleanup. School service hours are available for students.

Information: 410-781-4316 or 888-535-4555; to form a team: 410-549-2760.


Carroll County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee

will meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Room 007 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster. The agenda will include strategic planning for this year. Anyone interested in helping develop substance abuse prevention programs is welcome. 410-848-6100.

Carroll County Alzheimer's Support Group

will meet for discussion and support from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Senior Activities Center, 125 Stoner Ave. A film will be shown. 410-848-4049, Ext. 123.

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