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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Health PAGE C5 pirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE Students, parents, teachers and others will run in Race 4 Recess at Jefferson Memorial Park on Saturday. For more information or to register, go to www.race4recess.com. 5K ,)I' fun at Saturaay's Kids to Pa'ks Bay event CHARLES TOWN -- The grand reopening of a newly remodeled play- ground is just one of the events fea- tured this weekend for the City of Charles Town's Board of Parks & Recreation. The second-annual National Kids to Parks on Saturday will feature events at four of the city's parks, beginning at Jefferson Memorial Park at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and re-opening of its recently remodeled playground. The event will honor members of the Jefferson Memorial Park Board who have run the park for more than 60 years as well as the Morrison fam- !ly who donated land for the park in 1952. "We are grateful to the many vol- unteers who managed the park for so many years," said parks board Presi- dent Michael Siover, who will cut the ribbon. "We believe this isan excellent way to honor their service and dedi- cation to the park." Also at Jefferson Memorial Satur- day: Race 4 Recess, an annual 5K run that begins and ends at Jefferson' Me- modal Park. Race 4 Recess is sponsored by the parent-teacher volunteer organiza- tions at Page Jackson and Wright Den- ny elementary schools to raise money for indoor recess equipment. For reg- istration information, go to www.rac- e4recess.com. The fun continues with a Skate and Bike Exposition at the Charles Town Skate Park at noon. Local boarders and cyclists are invited to sign up in advance for a slot at Cantrell Unlim- ited Skate Shop at 306 W. Washing- ton St. in Charles Town. Once the advanced registrants have skated, the park will be open to anyone with skateboards and bikes. At 2 p.m. the parks board will host a kite fly at Willingham Knolls Park on Old Cave Road. Willingham Knolls is a passive recreational park that features a walking trail and foot- bridges over Evitts Run. The park is named for former Councilwoman Geraldine Willingham, who served on City Council for 22 years. Parks Manager Marybeth Ander- son calls Willingham Knolls a hid- den gem. "Willingham Knolls is a beautiful, peaceful place that most people don't know about," she said. "We're excited to host the kite fly here to highlight the beauty of the terrain." Kids to Parks Day will end with a weenie roast at Evitts Run Park. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be avail- able at no cost for as long as they last. Evitts Run Park is about to under- go major renovations, including the addition of a walking trail and a new playground. The public is invited to hear about the planned improvements for the park. National Kids to Parks is a nation- wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with a host of national partners in- cluding American Academy of Pediat- tics, National Education Association, Children's National Medical Center, Boy Scouts of America, the U.S. De- partment of the Interior Youth in the Great Outdoors, Children & Nature Network, America's State Parks and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "National Kids to Parks Day encour- ages children across America to get outand play," said Grace Lee, execu- tive director of National Park Trust. "This simple idea of playing in a park can potentially give millions of kids the reason to get active and get outside just as families prepare for sulnnler. "In one year, participation has tri- pled with children, families, educa- tors, and politicians jumping in to sup- port parks and come together in joyful and active outdoor fun. We hope that by playing in parks the next genera- tion will be empowered to protect ahd preserve our parks." Coveting more than 11 acres near Jefferson Avenue, the park boasts a public pool, a walking trail, basket- ball and tennis courts, pavilions, play- ground areas. For more on the park, go to www.jmpark.org. iiihe Way America Cares 9._iiipmmumty by Commumty TM Discount mammograms: West Virginia University Hospitals- East will offer special discount mammogram clinics Saturday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital's Women's Imaging Center and at City Hospital's Breast Care Cen- ter. The clinics happen from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Jeffer- son Memorial in Ranson and from 7:30 a.m. to noon at City in Martinsburg. 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Diabetes forum: The Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Them Sorority will host a diabetes forum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fish- ermen Hall, 312 S. West St., Charles Town. A physician, nurse and physi- cal therapist will discuss how to prevent Type II Diabetes, how to recognize the symptoms, and how to manage the illness With exercise and healthy food. The public is invited to come and sample some healthy food while learning about Type II Diabetes. For details, call 304- 724-1413. Continuing education: Hos- pice of the Panhandle is offer- ing a two-hour nursing con- tinuing education class, "Over- coming Objections to Hospice Care" on May 23. The class will be held at the main office of Hospice of the Panhandle at 122 Waverly Court in Martins- burg from 6 to 8 p.m. The $20 registration fee in- cludes dinner. Those interest- ed may register by calling 304- 267-1870, Ext. 208 or e-mail ktroppman@hospiceotp.org. 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