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Elementary school community garden project kicks off at AL!VE

Washington Elementary and Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, with the assistance of several local supporters, are collaborating to kick off a community garden project June 3 at AL!VE.

The project is funded by a grant through Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.

Free Sparrow and HGB community event promotes heart health

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital and Sparrow Hospital are hosting an interactive heart health event featuring free blood pressure and BMI (body mass index) checks as part of American Heart Month.

The free event is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte.

The heart health program features a presentation by a panel of local physician experts, as well as education on stress management, healthy eating, and the importance of knowing your health numbers.

Save the date for HealthFest 2014

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is getting ready for HealthFest, its free annual community event offered this year in partnership with the Capital Area Health Alliance, based on the theme of “Choosing Health.”

HealthFest 2014 will be 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place in Charlotte. It will feature special exhibits and demonstrations from a variety of health-related organizations and specialists.

AL!VE’s grilling challenge showcases local chefs of all levels

AL!VE is hosting its second Bring Your A Game chef’s competition. This year’s grilling challenge will bring local home and professional chefs together to compete for a chance to win a $250 cash prize.

The Chef’s Grilling Challenge is 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m., and admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. There will be door prizes, kids’ games and hors d’oeuvres for attendees.

HGB plans to celebrate its history with community

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital celebrates 80 years, just as Charlotte’s Sesquicentennial year is being recognized in many ways.  Milestones inspire us to look around and ask when some of our wonderful assets appeared on the scene and who are the people behind the names we see. For example, the four founders of our community can easily be recalled with a simple walk around the Courthouse Square museum block, reading the four street signs of Cochran, Lawrence, Bostwick, and Harris.

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