2017 Health & Wellness Events at a Glance

Now that the new calendars are on the wall, take a look at some of the events you won’t want to miss in 2017!

This event list comes from our new eBook, which is free to our email subscribers. I sent an email to subscribers on December 20 announcing it and we emailed it to those who requested a copy. If you weren’t on the email list then, sign up here and email jessica (at) mindfulhealthylife (dot) com to request the eBook.

The eBook is continuing to be updated and will be widely available soon in early January with a survey link for feedback and a planned revision release in April around the site’s third anniversary.

Mindful Healthy Life also has a free calendar. Practitioners and businesses that serve families are encouraged to list their events there! When we see them come through the site, we often share them on Facebook and can add them to the next version of this list.

Here’s a glance at some of what 2017 has to offer!


2017 Scheduled Events


Events to watch for

Maple Sugaring Days every Saturday and Sunday in February at Brookside Gardens – http://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/maple-sugaring-days-59/

March Retreat with Workout Around My Day – https://workoutaroundmyday.com/


Winter Activities

  • See a maple-tree tapping demo
  • Sign up for a CSA shares
  • Hike into T.R. Island for strategic snowball fights
  • Go ice-skating or skiing
  • Get crafty at Upcycle in Del Ray, Alexandria



2017 Scheduled Events


Spring events to watch for


Spring Activities

  • See the cherry blossoms in full bloom (late March to mid-April depending on weather)
  • Check out May Revels at the National Cathedral – http://revelsdc.org/shows-events/may-revels/
  • Stock up on sunscreen, after-pool vitamin C spray, tick removers and essential oils to ward off bugs
  • Get on the water in a canoe or kayak
  • Celebrate May Day and the summer solstice
  • Honor yourself, parents & partner: Mother’s/Father’s Day
  • Plant spring crops like peas and lettuce, summer vegetables, and pumpkins and squash for fall



2017 Scheduled Events


Summer events to watch for


Summer Activities

  • Pick lavender and berries, then peaches later in the season
  • Stroll through acres of blooming lotus at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (July)
  • Make pesto & tomato sauce
  • Freeze, ferment or preserve veggies
  • Attend outdoor concerts including Saturday mornings at Mason District Park and Friday evenings at some museums



2017 Scheduled Events


Fall events to watch for


Fall Activities

  • Pick apples & pumpkins
  • Go on a hayride & visit the Ticonderoga Farm Fall Festival where pumpkins aren’t sprayed
  • Visit a nature center
  • Plant bulbs for spring
  • Hear Christmas Revels with the Washington Revels – http://revelsdc.org/
  • Choose a charity or service project
  • Order seed catalogs
  • Make an advent garden spiral
  • Celebrate the winter solstice
  • See the Season’s Greenings train exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden – https://www.usbg.gov/plan-your-holiday-visit


Details about National Parks Free Days:



Be sure to also check out the monthly meetings of Holistic Moms Network, which has several chapters in the area. Listing of local chapters and their websites at http://bit.ly/HMN-MetroDC

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Jessica Claire Haney is the founder, publisher and editor of Mindful Healthy Life. She is a writer, editor, emerging novelist, and the founder of the Arlington/Alexandria chapter of Holistic Moms Network. Her personal blog is Crunchy-Chewy Mama and her writer’s site is JessicaClaireHaney.com. See the Contributors page and Jessica’s Mindful Healthy Life Q&A for more on Jessica.


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