Health fair offered Saturday in Council Bluffs - Omaha.com
Published Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 10:23 am
Health fair offered Saturday in Council Bluffs
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Family fun and fitness at wellness fair

LiveWell Pottawattamie County will sponsor a Family Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. The event will feature fun and fitness activities, cooking classes, workshops and health screenings.

Jennie Edmundson Hospital is one of the event's sponsors and will provide body mass index calculations, blood pressure checks and educational information on heart attacks, smoking cessation, exercise classes, pre-diabetes and diabetes.


Track and field event fine for beginners, too

Kids ages 9 to 14 can compete at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hershey's Track and Field Games at the track at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St. This free competition is designed to introduce youths to physical fitness through track and field.

Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions. Participants can register that morning; a parent or guardian must sign the registration form.

For more information, call Orentheian Everett at 402-444-5164.

First- and second-place finishers will be eligible for the state finals June 8 in Grand Island. Winners of the state meet will be eligible for a regional team that will travel, at no cost to the participants, to Hershey, Pa., for the Aug. 3 national finals.


Old computer gear taken free to recycle

A Drive for Drives computer recycling event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 84th Street and West Center Road in the former Cinema Center parking lot.

All computer equipment, working or not, will be accepted free. Individuals are responsible for removing all personal data before donation. Household items and gently used clothing also will be accepted during the drive.

Goodwill Industries' staff will disassemble the computer hardware and sort the components for recycling. Some refurbished computers will be sold in Goodwill's GoodBytes Computer Store at 72nd and F Streets, with proceeds used to support the agency's mission of helping people find jobs.


College Possible party to celebrate graduation

More than 400 low-income students will celebrate their achievements Monday at the College Possible Omaha graduation celebration. It will run from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. Nebraska first lady Sally Ganem will be the keynote speaker.

This is the first class of graduating seniors to successfully complete College Possible's free two-year college access program — with more than 320 hours of intensive curriculum from ACT prep to campus visits. The programs's goal is to help students earn college admission, get financial aid and choose a school that is a good fit.

Of the 69 seniors in the program, 90 percent already have earned admission to at least one college, and more than $255,000 in scholarships has been secured.

Besides celebrating seniors' college-going plans, the event will feature student performances, welcome more than 350 newly admitted sophomores and recognize more than 200 juniors' accomplishments.


Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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