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United Way Extreme Health Weekend

Saturday, October 1, 2011 United Way’s Extreme Health Weekend will occur along the Lake Redding Park, Caldwell Park, Sacramento River Trail, Elks Club complex, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Sun-dial Bridge, and Shasta and Keswick Dam areas.

It will provide an opportunity for people of all ages to be educated and to participate in walking, running, biking, dancing and many other physical fitness and health and wellness activities and events. Here are highlights:

  • ZUMBA®, ZUMBA®, ZUMBA® – A World Record attempt will take place on the lawn behind the Carter House Museum at 4PM.
  • Sports Clinics – These Mini-Sports Clinics are intended to provide you or your child with the fundamentals of the sport or help you improve your game and have a blast doing it.

LaCrosse – the Redding LaCrosse Association will be providing a 2- hour clinic for boys and girls ages 9 – 18.  This clinic will be held at the K3 ballpark from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

Disc Golf – Northern Flights Disc Golf Club will provide a mini 3-hole disc golf course at Caldwell Park.  They will have experts there to either introduce you to this upcoming new sport or help you improve on your current technique.  This will be open to all ages and all day from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Tennis – a 30-minute tennis clinic offered for boys & girls ages 5 – 11 by the U.S. Tennis Association and Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness.  Time: 2:00 PM, Location is the lawn area in the back of Carter House Art
Gallery.

Hardball – Come out and get tips on batting and fielding from semi-professional baseball players and put on by the California Knickerbockers Baseball Club. This 30-minute clinic held at the K3 ballpark will be given by age categories of 6 – 9, 10 – 15 & 16 – 18.  Times will be for ages 6-9, 10 – 15 at noon, 16 – 18 at 12:30.

Softball – Come out and get tips on batting and fielding from semi-professional baseball players and put on by the California Knickerbockers Baseball Club. This 30-minute clinic held at the K3 ballpark will be given by age categories of 6 – 9, 10 – 15 & 16 – 18.  Times will be for ages 6-9, 10 – 15 at 1:15, 16 – 18 at 1:45.

Golf – Judy Szody, a LPGA golf professional, will be holding three golf clinics at Lake Redding Golf Course.   The start times are 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM & 2:00 PM. Participants 11 & under at 1:00pm,  12 to 16 at 1:30 and 16 & older
2:00pm.

Fly Fishing – Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers will be offering fly casting lessons for age groups 9 and older throughout the day starting at 9:00 am until 2:30 pm.

Fencing – The Redding-Anderson Duellists Fencing Club will be offering a 45-minute fencing demonstration for ages 14 and older at Caldwell Park at 9:00 AM.

Yoga – a 90-minute, yoga class offered by Wellness One of Redding, located at Caldwell Park, on the lawn area near the Aquatic Center and the Sacramento River Trail.  Class starts at 1:00 PM and is for all ages.

  • Weight Lifting Competitions – Competitions will be held on the lawn area of Lake Redding Park off of Court St.  Remember to check in first at the check-in area in front of the United Way building. Check in opens at 6:30 am.
  • Bike Rides – Three major rides will start and finish at Thompson Field behind Shasta High School.

2 Dam Fun Century – a 100 mile Bicycle Ride over Keswick Dam and Shasta Dam with a couple of good hills in between.

2 Dam Metric – a 100 kilometer, 60 mile ride which follows the same course as the 2 Dam Fun Century.

One Dam Short Ride – 32 miles.  Your ride is a great combination of views, miles of isolated bike trails and tours of rural roads.

  • Pasta Bash by Mary’s Pizza Shack – Located outdoors at the Redding Elk’s Lodge, enjoy an authentic Italian style dinner featuring a green salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, and french bread.  Dinner starts at 5:00 PM and ends by 7:00 PM. Cost is $7.00 per person and children 4 & under eat free.  Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early!
  •  Public Dance – After dinner, stroll on into the Redding Elk’s Lodge for a 50’s theme dance starting at 6:00 PM with swing dance lessons by Gary Bower.  Then the open dancing begins at 7:00 PM with time for a children’s limbo contest and a dance contest for all ages.  The dance ends at 10:00 PM.   Cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for 12 & older, free for 11 & under.

I like what United Way of Northern California says about themselves: They are a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization located in the community it supports. UWNC is not a one-issue organization but addresses the root causes of key human needs within the community—those which are most likely to improve overall quality of life and “advance the common good.”

Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 8 AM the Lions are having their Turtle Bay Run – Three Bridges Half Marathon on the Sacramento River Trail.

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