Health Notes: April 2023

Holistic health insights and resources at Community Wellness Celebration

April is National Minority Health Month, and Urban Wholistics will present a NMHM Community Wellness Celebration on Friday, April 7 from 5-9pm at the Glass Pavilion at Glass City Metropark. 

This evening of education, wellness and healthy foods includes physicians speaking on their areas of practice (including vascular surgery, dermatology, otolaryngology, and obstetrics and gynecology) and on ways to improve communication between patients and doctors in the greater Toledo area. Other topics include holistic insights on influencing mind, body and soul wellness.

The event also includes vendor tables offering products, services and resources focused on health, wellness and holistic living. Find tools, coaching and resources to improve your health. 

The food truck Island Soul will be available during the event offering delicious and nutritious foods and beverages available for purchase. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended, at the Urban Wholistics website. 983 Front St.,Toledo. 419-742-2585.

Like running a marathon

The Glass City Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 23 beginning at 6:30 am. The program includes a marathon, a half-marathon, five-person relay marathon, a 5K run/walk and a kids’ marathon. Over a third of the marathon finishers will likely qualify for the Boston Marathon, based on their performance in this race. The races begin on Bancroft St., near the University of Toledo. The marathon’s course winds through Ottawa Hills, west Toledo, Wildwood Metropark, along the University Parks Trail and around the Bancroft Hills neighborhood. The kids’ marathon takes place on Saturday, April 22. Registration at the website is required. Cheering for runners as they pass by is encouraged. $40-115.

Choosing to Run with Des Linden

2018 Boston Marathon winner Des Linden will appear at the Way Library in Perrysburg on Thursday, April 23 at 7pm to discuss her new memoir Choosing to Run. This event is produced by Gathering Volumes, Dave’s Running and the Way Library. Tickets are $29 per person and include a signed copy of the book. Purchase your tickets at Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary St., by calling 567-336-6188 or online at Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.

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