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A week’s worth of free health & wellness events kicks off at Twirl on Monday

February 17th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Twirl Café is hosting a week of free health and wellness events, with special guests from Swedish Queen Anne, Little Pearls Kids Dentistry, and more. Twirl “offers a place for families to connect while providing valuable resources” – and to live up to this mantra, Twirl is hosting a series of events – “Healthy Bodies, Happy Minds” – to help parents and kids take advantage of wellness tips, tricks, and activities.

The week-long celebration starts on Monday, February 18th and runs through Monday, February 25th. The events range from educational events to targeted workouts to meditation for busy parents. All events are FREE and will take place at Twirl Café, 2111 Queen Anne Ave N:

Monday, Feb 18
All Day: Raffle Kick-Off

Tuesday, Feb 19
10-10:45am: Healthy Snack Demo with Mikki Kingrey

Wednesday, Feb 20
9:30-10:30am: Body Back Workout for Moms

Thursday, Feb 21
3-3:45pm: Parent-Tot Creative Dance (1.5-2 years)
6:45-7:15pm: 30 Minute Breathing and Meditation

Friday, Feb 22
noon-1pm: Beat the Flu, Doctor Talk with Swedish Queen Anne
5:30-8:00pm: Family Movie Night

Saturday, Feb 23
9:30-11:30am: Family Book Swap and Waffle Feed

Monday, Feb 25
10-10:45am: Dental Storytime and Activity with Dr. Dan, Little Pearls Dentistry

More information can be found on Twirl’s Facebook events page.

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Farmers market today: wellness and preservation

August 27th, 2009 by Thea

With only six weeks of the Queen Anne Farmers Market left, don’t miss tonight’s event, centered around wellness and preservation.

Stop by the Info Tent every half hour from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and enjoy a tour of the market with Wellness Coach Jenelle Strine. Enjoy live music by American folk/rock/country guitarist and singer songwriter Stephen Bucklew (from 3-5 p.m.), and traditional blues/Americana tunes by JD Hobson (from 5-7 p.m.).

Catch a cooking demo and book signing with Poppy chef Jerry Traunfeld, author of The Herbfarm Cookbook and The Herbal Kitchen (both will be available for purchase through Queen Anne Books).

Also, in the spirit of preservation, don’t miss a canning demo with Sonja Skalbania (5:45-6:45 p.m.), and canning information and ideas by Kim O’Donnel, cofounder of Canning Across America and writer at True/Slant.

Also special to the market this week: Anita’s Crepes (yum!).

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It’s Wellness Day at the Farmers Market

August 13th, 2009 by Thea

This week at the Farmers Market it’s everything wellness. “Superfood” tours will be offered by Wellness Coach Jenelle Strine every half hour, starting at the Info Tent. Stop by for the French market basket raffle drawing at 7 p.m., or a chair massage from new Queen Anne spa Earthly Rituals. Events include live music by Murphy & Middaugh, a demo with chef Becky Selengut (of Cornucopia Cuisine, and blogger at Chef Reinvented) and an “Ask the Chef” Q&A with caterer Olaiya Land.

The Queen Anne Farmers Market takes place every Thursday, from 3-7 p.m. at W. Crockett St. at Queen Anne Ave. N. For more information, see the QAFM website.

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