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Healthy Living Festival 2014

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
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The Healthy Living Festival is a month-long event hosted by Hornsby Shire Council that includes over 150 activities throughout the local suburbs. The festival aims to get people living life to the fullest and offers recreational, social and educational activities for all ages.

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Kicking off the event on Sunday March 16 will be a carnival to show off what it's all about. This event will take place at Roselea Community Centre from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with international food, performances, demonstrations, workshops and markets. Activities running include circus skills, rock climbing, a CrossFit competition and trampolines. A free shuttle bus will offer transport from Epping Station.

The Healthy Living Festival will then run until Sunday April 13 with a range of classes and activities taking place each day. There are four focuses: education, fitness and wellbeing, social, and health and wellbeing, with the first two offering the widest selection of events.

Examples of some of the activities that will make up the Healthy Living Festival are listed below:

Education: A series of seminars, workshops, talks and other events will educate participants on topics like nutrition, health, shopping, home safety, gardening, first aid and technology.

Fitness and Wellbeing: There will be a selection of free 'Come & Try' classes allowing residents to have a go at forms of exercise like Pilates, strength training and yoga, while those who already know what they like can join in tai chi, aquaerobics and other sessions. There are special classes for kids, the elderly and people with disabilities, while the Go4Fun Family Fun Day will run at Ruddock Park in Westleigh on Sunday April 13.

Social: A huge range of classes will allows residents get involved in fun activities and learn new skills while also meeting new people. There's Zumba, bush-tucker, art, music and dance, just to name a few.

Health and Wellbeing: Classes and workshops on things like cooking, sewing, knitting, weiqi, ukulele and skate boarding will allow people of various ages to connect with others. Special events also include the Shorefest Music Festival and Berowra Community Day.

You can learn the ukulele in one class

To download the entire schedule of events, visit the Hornsby Shire Council website here.
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Why? Take a step towards living life to the fullest
When: March 16 to April 13
Phone: 9847 6666
Where: Throughout Hornsby Shire and a few surrounding suburbs
Cost: Varies, but many events are free
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