5 Healthy Communities Read Kick-Off!

Have you picked up a copy of In Defense of Food yet? Copies have been distributed around town at The Coffee Mill, the Manchester Market, and Linda’s Diner. We’ve also been passing them out at events. If you’ve got a copy, read it and pass it on! Our goal is to get everyone in the Wellness Coalition area (Manchester, Dexter, Chelsea, Stockbridge and Grass Lake) to take a look at the book and take part in one or more of the related programs.

The big Read Kick-Off event will be on Saturday, Sept.15 from 12–2pm at Chelsea District Library, 221 South Main St. in Chelsea.

The kick-off is going to be a party celebrating the art of eating well! All ages are welcome, with lots of fun for kids and adults from food art to live music. If you haven’t picked up the book yet, GREAT – I’ll be there with copies to give away!

The goal of the 5H Community Read is to bring communities together in dialogue on the topic of wellness. This year we’re reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. Read the book, share your thoughts by writing and signing the book and then pass the book to a friend. Look for a series of programs to encourage community interaction through healthy activities. Our kickoff will feature live music, a visit from food luminary Kim Bayer, and food events for kids. Pick up your copy of In Defense of Food, sample delicious food, and join members from all five healthy communities to promote health and wellness.


About Heather Sturm

Director at Manchester District Library
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