During the summer, Growing Up Healthy hosts weekly neighborhood programming designed to offer residents of our target neighborhoods the opportunity to spend time outside in a semi-structured but informal setting, creating opportunities for residents to get to know or deepen relationships with one another and with community organizations and resources.
These events will be 6:30-8pm every Monday (Faribault) and Tuesday (Northfield) throughout the summer.
- Mondays in the Park: Gathering with Somali women and children at the playground behind Faribault Middle School (June 2 – June 23).
- Lunes en el Vecindario: Gathering with families from the Evergreen Estates Mobile Home Park in Faribault at the community garden in the lawn behind the manager’s office (July 14 – August 25).
- Martes en el Parque: Gathering with families from the Viking Terrace neighborhood at Dresden Hill Park in Northfield (June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 19).
- Tuesdays in the Park: Gathering with families from the Jefferson Square neighborhood at Jefferson Park in Northfield (June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26).
We’ll provide snacks, games and activities for kids, and each week we’ll have a visitor from a community group or organization with activities or resources for families. These include: a Rice County Public Health nurse (with wellness activities and nutrition info), a dental hygienist (with toothbrushes and demonstrations), Booker (the Northfield Public Library book-mobile), a mobile farmers market stand (with cooking demonstrations and healthy eating tips), and much, much more!
Would you like to volunteer to run games or activities for kids? Contact Leah at email@example.com or 507-664-3527.
We hope to see you this summer!