Spring Events from Live Well Watertown: Walks, Gluten-Free Eating, Qigong

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The City of Watertown’s Live Well Watertown program has plenty going on this spring, from walk and talks, to cooking demonstrations, to exercises that will also keep you emotionally grounded.

Live Well Watertown provided the following information:

Happy Spring! Live Well offers a variety of free programs aimed at enhancing well-being, an active lifestyle, and strengthening community connections.  We are committed to providing all residents with opportunities that support, promote, and encourage physical, social, and emotional wellness.*

Check out what’s happening in the coming weeks and months ~ details below.

3 Body Qigong

Tuesdays, April 2 – April 23, 2024 1:00 – 2:00pm 
Watertown Free Public Library, Savings Bank Room

NO registration required. The first 20 people to arrive are guaranteed a spot.
~ In collaboration with the Watertown Free Public Library  

At this time of year, nature awakens from winter’s slumber and begins to expand and grow. We feel this powerful earth energy and can support ourselves by staying grounded, physically and emotionally. This class series will include gentle movements, meditation, and basic information about body energy practices. Bring a mat or towel for floor practices. 

~Facilitated by 3 Body Healing Arts

Watertown Walks

Mark your calendar for these weekly programs focused on city happenings, health and wellbeing, arts & culture, and local business/community features. Join us for movement, conversation, and connection! April programs are listed below. Meetup locations vary.

SIGN UP HERE for reminders and check our website calendar for updates. Walks will not take place if it’s raining or below 32 degrees. 

Sustainabilty Walk with Laurel Schwab and Katie Swan
April 4, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Meetup in 
Saltonstall Park’s red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street
Take a walk with Watertown’s sustainability staff! Laurel Schwab, Senior Environmental Planner, and Katie Swan, Environmental Planner/Conservation Agent, are focused on programs that help us mitigate and adapt to climate change. Bring your ideas and questions about sustainability projects and how to get involved to make Watertown more a more sustainable community.

Walk with a Doc/Just Walk 
April 11, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Meetup in Saltonstall Park’s red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Walk with Linda Corinne, NP, and Live Well members and learn about the numerous health benefits of spending time in nature.

Take a tour of this year’s Yard Art led by Liz Helfer, Public Arts & Culture Planner
April 18, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Meetup in Saltonstall Park’s red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

YardArt is a community-wide celebration of creativity and fun in front yards, porches and windows all over Watertown. All residents, families, organizations, clubs, classes, artists, and businesses are invited to create something to be viewed from the street or sidewalk. This walk will visit some of this year’s creations around town.Pollinator Walk with Pam Phillips, Head of Friends of Bees 

April 25 1:00 – 2:00pm
Meetup in Saltonstall Park’s red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Join Pam from Friends of Bees and the Watertown Pollinator Pathways group to  learn about our native pollinators, what they look like, and where you might find them.

Upcoming walks will feature East End Businesses, exploring the Cultural District, the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway, Mount Auburn Cemetery and more. 

Eat Well Watertown

Are you trying to reduce or eliminate your gluten intake? Looking for fresh ideas on how to incorporate more fiber and protein into your diet? It is possible to have vibrant and exciting meals while avoiding gluten! The world of gluten free is way more than swapping out flours, cereals, and pastas. A gluten-free diet can be followed whether it is a medical necessity of just a personal preference.  Come join our Eat Well community chefs and try some samples of ancient (and gluten free) whole grains!

Register here for Eat Well Watertown’s Gluten-Free Extravaganza on April 10, 2024. This event is held in collaboration with the Watertown Free Public Library.

~Stay tuned for next our program “Eating to Enhance Wellness” a four-part wellness seminar, coming in May~

Connect with the Community

Community Connect is a new initiative aimed at cultivating social connectedness, meaningful collaborations, and a shared sense of belonging. Join us in creating a resilient community that supports social wellbeing, values diversity, and collective growth. Community connections have been noted to increase both individual well-being as well as community well-being.*

Visit Live Well Watertown’s Community Connect website or The City of Watertown’s event website to explore additional ways to get involved, meet new people, support your community and improve your social wellbeing! 

Save the dates for these upcoming events!

YardArt Watertown ~ throughout April
Space Week Events ~ Watertown Public Library April 1-8; Eclipse Viewing (April 8th)
Watertown Square Area Plan Community Meeting~April 4th; 66 Galen Street
Earth Day Charles River Cleanup ~ April 20th
40th Run of the Charles Event ~April 27th
Get Out Your Bike Annual Event ~ May 4th (details coming)
Porch Fest ~ May 18th
Farmers’ Market opens on June 12th 

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