#HealthyHappyHour Block Party!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Join TruckBeat and The Central Collective for a family-friendly afternoon block party 

The #‎healthyhappyhour‬ block party will have fun and healthy activities for adults and kids, face-painting, a photo-booth, low-cost yoga and children's movement classes – and more! 

This event is FREE and open to everyone.

And make sure to bring your health questions – we’ve lined up a fantastic roster of public health experts from the Knox County Health Department who will be available to answer your health and wellness questions one-on-one. They’ll also provide information and resources for eating healthy on a tight budget, helping your baby grow up strong, and the latest on the Zika virus. 

You can share your health and wellness stories and questions in the TruckBeat story truck, enjoy a delicious summer pie from the Dale's Fried Pies stand – Dale is cooking up some special vegan and baked pies just for the event. Holly's Gourmet's Market and the fabulous Chef Holly Hambright will also be bringing some delicious, healthy goodies.

This shindig will also feature: Good Golly TamaleCruze Farm and Yogini is a Dancer:

‍Soaringoak Photography

Yoga and children's movement classes

Registered yoga teacher Leslie Ann Ellingburg will be leading Kids’ Yoga and Beginner Basics:

Kids Yoga, 4:30-5:15: Get your kids to shake off the built-up energy they've stored during the day! This class will blend kid friendly yoga poses, creative movement, and a fun playlist to get them moving. Kids benefit from yoga just as much as adults. Yoga helps kids to focus, stay calm, and provides physical activity to keep them healthy. Ages 6-9, donation-based, $5 minimum

Beginner Basics, 5:45-6:30: Have you always wanted to try yoga or just need a good after-work stretch? Beginner Basics will introduce you to basic yoga postures, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and how to use props in your yoga practice. Leslie will also be available to answer any yoga or physical activity related questions you may have after class. Limited mats are available. Donation-based, $5 minimum.

Leslie Ann Ellingburg is a registered yoga teacher who holds a degree in exercise science/physical education from East Tennessee State University. She teaches yoga at a variety of places in Knoxville and Morristown. Leslie also teaches dance at Studio 180 Dance in Morristown and has a blog called AUM in the Arts. For more information on Leslie you can visit her website or follow her on Facebook at Yogini is a Dancer.

The Knox County Health Department lineup includes:

Martha Buchanan, M.D. and director of the Knox County Health Department (general public health information)

Dena Mashburn, N.P. and clinical services manager (general clinical information)

Connie Cronley, R.N. and epidemiology nurse (Zika)

Andrea Woodard, Vector Control Supervisor (mosquitoes)

Amber Ford, registered dietitian and public health educator (nutrition)

Katie Larsen, program manager (Strong Baby project)

Matt Shafer Powell

Matt Shafer Powell manages the news department at WUOT in Knoxville, Tennessee. A two­-time national Murrow Award winner, Powell is an audio junkie who has spent time as a disc jockey, news reporter, writer/producer of commercials and sound ­recording engineer. He created TruckBeat's sister project at WUOT, Tenn Words

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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