So much is happening in our schools, we have to blog about it!
So cross your fingers the weather holds up. The first one: the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula is hosting Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Jewell Park in Pacific Grove during Good Old Days.
Healthy Kids Day is the Ys national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families and is the largest event of its kind in the nation. At nearly 1,600 events across the country, the Y will provide fun activities and educational demonstrations on how to be more active and incorporate healthier habits at home.
In this day and age of childhood obesity and abundant, cheap food, it’s not always easy to make the choices that will keep children healthy and fit. So come by to get some tips from the pros. As the Y says, by helping families get on track to healthier living, we can significantly improve the health and well-being of kids.
Also celebrating kids and healthy habits is the Marina Farmer’s Market, which is hosting a Kid’s Day Celebration Sunday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. With guest appearance of My Museum’s Wheelie Mobliee and its family fun activity carts and tables, families can dig into 50 pounds of Moon Sand, experiment with magnetism, and solar energy. And here comes the healthy part: cooking demonstrations run by CSUMB students and local Marina youth. Also: inter-active drum workshops, and creative painting for kids. All event activities are free. For more info call 384-6961. At the Marina Village Shopping Center, 215 Reservation Rd.
Sixteen remarkable youth were recognized for their leadership in the first ever Building Healthy Communities/LULAC leadership award. It was a huge party where nearly 300 people gathered at the renovated Hartnell College Center to fete the 16 youth – and their scholarships. The youth were recognized for their participation in the planning and implementing process of Building Healthy Communities, an initiative to transform the Alisal.
The awardees were: Hector Isaiah Sandoval, Cesar Guadalupe Galvan, Arturo Ramirez, Cristian Andre Trujillo, Yajaira Medrano, Fernanda Estefania Ocana, Jorge Quiroz, Karla Guillen, Ivan Sandoval, Omar Mendoza, Araceli Arementa Salazar, Yesenia Duran, Jose Guadalupe Nolasco, Elizabeth Ruvalcaba, Josue David Rubio, Bryan Perez.
Also at the event were recognized grassroots organizations that provide services to young people, including: Dan Lujan and the Salinas Boxing Club, Jose Gil and the Gil Basketball Academy, Kymm Navarette and the Salinas American Little League, Chad Parker and the Salinas National Little League, Javier Tamayo & Omar Murillo and the Alisal Percussion, and Jim Pia & Ivan Sandoval for the Breadbox Recreation Center & Alisal Skate Club.