4th Annual Healthy Harford Day on September 27th Offers Extended Hours, Two Stages and More Vendors Than Ever Before

Visitors to last year’s Healthy Harford Day try a group exercise class.
Visitors to last year’s Healthy Harford Day try a group exercise class.


Healthy Harford Day announces the event schedule for the day, which features free classes in Zumba, kick-boxing, stand-up paddleboard yoga and more.


[Bel Air, Maryland] September 10, 2014Healthy Harford, a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non-profits and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents, will once again host Healthy Harford Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at  119 South Hays Street, next to the Bel Air Farmers’ Market. The annual event is designed to raise awareness about Healthy Harford and its mission to help make Harford County the healthiest community in Maryland.


Due to the increasing popularity of the event, this year’s Healthy Harford Day has extended it hours from 9:00 a.m. until 1 p.m, and will be in a new, larger location (just down the road from the Bel Air Farmers’ Market. Also this year, Harford County families will have the opportunity to meet staff from the Harford County Public Schools Nutrition Department, who will be on hand to talk about school lunches and other meals available to students and their families. Other additions are an array of on-hand professionals including Pediatric Partners Pediatricians, Gold Metal Physical Therapy, Advance Eye Care, Diabetes Pharmacist from Klein’s Shoprite, UM Upper Chesapeake Health Children’s Center, Harford County Health Department Behavioral Health, WIC, the Kaufman Cancer Center and more who will be on hand to answer your questions.


Healthy Harford encourages residents to come dress to move and try a selection of great exercise classes at one of our two performance venues.


The schedule for the main performance stage is:

9:00         Zumba with Karin Lawson, Y of Central Maryland

9:30         Kick Boxing with Candi Carr-Smith, Y of Central Maryland

10:00         Zumba with Juan Alzamora, Bel Air Zumba

11:00         Plant-based Cooking Demonstration with Jim Gerity

11:30         CPR Party, UM Upper Chesapeake Health and Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps

12:00         Irish Dancing with Ryan’s School of Irish Dancing


And the schedule for the second demonstration area, where attendees can try classes in a smaller, more intimate setting, is:

9:00        Stroller Strides – Mommy and Me workout

9:30        Bootcamps by Kelly

10:00        Streetwise Self Defense

11:00        Beachbee Yoga and Stand Up Paddleboard

11:30        Fitness Craze-Boxing Condition

12:00        Xtend Barre – Ballet-based workout

12:30        Holy Harford Yoga


This year’s event also boasts 75 vendors—up from 45 last year—available to provide information and resources about getting and staying healthy. For a complete list of this year’s vendors, visit http://www.healthyharford.org/healthy-harford-day-2014-exhibitors.


In addition to perusing the informational booths and resources, attendees can take advantage of free bike helmets and professional fittings from the Gregg Krause Foundation and Bike Shop of Bel Air, free massages, free health screenings, and children’s activities including a moon bounce, face painting, Kids ID’s, and information on how to grow and make your own baby food.


“We are very excited about the way this event has come together. Healthy Harford Day continues to attract more and more vendors and attendees each year,” says Health Promotion Specialist Bari Klein. “Healthy Harford Day will truly be a reflection of the healthy resources available right here in our County. We hope that everyone will come out for a fun, family-friendly day full of activity.”


For more information and tips on healthy living in Harford County, follow Healthy Harford on Facebook  and Twitter and instagram.




About Healthy Harford

Healthy Harford is the Healthy Communities Initiative of Harford County. A non-profit 501c3, Healthy Harford is a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non profits, and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents.


Founded in 1993 by community leaders from the Harford County Health Department, Harford County Government, and UM  Upper Chesapeake Health, Healthy Harford’s sole vision is to make Harford County the healthiest community in Maryland.

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