Sometimes we need to gather all the great health and wellness event information in one place to make sure we keep track of it all! We have lots of great events and classes listed in the Mindful Healthy Life calendar, and we post new things as we learn about them on the Mindful Healthy Life Facebook page and on our Twitter feed @MindfulHealthy. But here is a quick and handy list of some of the bigger not-to-be-missed events coming up this winter and spring.
Sunday, February 21: HealthFest 2106: A Celebration of Integrative Health Day, 12:30-8:30 p.m., Unity of DC
Saturday, February 27, 2016: Rooting DC forum, 9:00-4:30, Wilson High School, DC
- Rooting DC is hosted by DC Greens. The event, which includes a large exhibit hall and many workshops and instructional sessions throughout the day, is collaboratively designed with representatives from Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, City Blossoms, Common Good City Farm, FRESHFARM Markets, Love & Carrots, and Three Part Harmony Farm. $10 donation suggested.
Saturday, March 5: Grow Your Health Gardening, Local Food & Wellness Festival, 9:00-5:30, Fairfax High School
- Grow Your Health is hosted by the Northern Virginia Whole Food Nutrition Meetup group. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door for adults, and event proceeds will be donated to the Weston A. Price Foundation and Seed Savers Exchange.
Saturday, March 12: Real Food For Kids Culinary Challenge & Wellness Expo, 10:00-2:00, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax
March 15-26: DC Environmental Film Festival
Sunday, April 3: Pathways Natural Living Expo, College Park Marriott, Hyattsville
- SEAS is organized by NoVA Outside, a coalition of environmental educators. Check out our recap from last year’s event and this FCPS video about the Showcase with kids sharing what they learned about energy, sustainability, and the environment!
Friday, April 22: Earth Day! And Mindful Healthy Life two-year anniversary!
April 28-May 1: Mindful Life Conference, Doubletree Arlington
Saturday, April 30: Alexandria Earth Day, 10:00-2:00, Braddock Park
Saturday, April 30: Go Gaga for Green, 5:00-8:00 p.m., GMU Arlington
Sunday, May 1: Listen to Your Mother show, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Spectrum Theatre Arlington
Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day!
Sunday, June 12: Love Your Body Yoga Festival, 10:00-5:00, Reston Town Center
Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day!
What are we missing?
Post in the comments and let us know! We’ll add large-scale events here as we can and also share events on on our Facebook page.
Also be sure to add your own events to our calendar. It’s free!
Jessica Claire Haney is the founder, publisher and editor of Mindful Healthy Life. She is a writer and editor and a co-leader for 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.