Community Cookout & Back to School Health Fair Tomorrow at Park View Recreation Center

Here’s a great way to unofficially bring the summer to a close, especially if you have children and need to start getting ready for school.

From the area listservs:

Back To School Community Health Fair
Park View Recreation Center

(Warder and Princeton, a few blocks SE from the Petworth/GA Ave Metro)
11am – 5pm, Saturday, August 18th

Join the Park View community for a Back-to-School Health Fair at the Park View Rec Center. Play carnival games, enjoy a cookout with neighbors, and get ready to go back to school with free school supplies, a school uniform swap, free flu shots, a healthy snack cooking class, and lots of other fun activities to help get ready for a safe and healthy school year!

Free School Supplies. Home Depot has donated over 100 backpacks full of school supplies to Park View families. Coupons for these free backpacks will be available for families at the Back to School Health Fair. First come, first served!

School Uniform Swap! Bring your cleaned and pressed gently used school uniforms to give, and browse the collection for a uniform to take home for your little student(s). Uniforms from any school in DC are welcome!
Health Screenings and Flu Shots will be provided to kids and adults free of charge by CVS.

Safety demonstrations by the DC Fire department (including the firehouse dog!) and DC Police.
11:30am – 12pm: Healthy snack class for kids and adults, with recipes to take home!

12:30pm – 3pm: Community Cookout!

12:30pm: Capoeira Performance Troup. Watch local Capoeria students demonstrate this dynamic Brazilian martial art combining music, dance, and martial arts techniques!

Event sponsored by the Ward 1 Drug Free Community Coalition, New Commandment Baptist Church, Latin American Youth Center’s Prevention Center, and Friends of Park View Recreation Center.

Special Thanks to Councilmember Jim Graham and New Commandment Baptist Church for generous contributions towards the purchase of food. Thanks also to local businesses K & Son Auto Repairs, International Hair Salon, Bill’s Fish in The Neighborhood, Yes Market, CVS Pharmacy, and Safeway.

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