Spaces Available in Winter Wellness Classes That Start This Week

A pair of classes being hosted by Live Well Watertown start this week, and there are still spaces available. Beginning Wednesday is a new eight-week class called Circle Walking, a Chinese martial arts and meditation in motion program. It is also a good way to keep moving during the cold months. On Friday, the two-part Beat the Winter Blues program begins. During the class you will learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder, and learn strategies to cope with it.

Walk, Snowshoe & Beat the Winter Blues with Live Well Watertown

Live Well Watertown announced a slate of winter activities, including a walking group, snowshoeing, beating the winter blues and the annual Soup Fest. The group sent out the following details:

Get a jumpstart on your 2020 goals & enroll in one of our FREE Winter Wellness Programs, in collaboration with the Watertown Free Public Library! 

Circle Walking

(new class series)

January 8 through February 26Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Watertown Public Library, Savings Bank Room

The Wednesday Walks are moving indoors for the winter months! Circle Walking is a Chinese martial art and meditation in motion that can help reduce stress and improve balance. It is easy to learn and focuses on movement changes while walking around the edge of a circle in various stances. This class is suitable for all ages and a great way to get moving during the colder months!NOTE: By registering for this event, you are committing to attend eight (8) Wednesday sessions of this class. Register  HERE. Email address required to register online.If you do not have an email address, visit or call the WFPL Reference Desk to register (617-972-6436).

Watertown Residents Invited to Bicycle Event Along the Charles River

The Charles River from Watertown Square

Watertown residents are invited to come out to the Watertown Moves: Get Out Your Bike event on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. at the Watertown Square Dock, Charles River Road at Galen Street Bridge. The rain date is May 19. Live Well Watertown provided the following information:

Dig your bike out of the basement, garage, or shed and bring it down for a free check-up! Meet representatives from Watertown’s Bike & Pedestrian Committee, Live Well Watertown, Watertown’s Transportation Management Association (TMA), and Lime, whose bike share program now has all electric-assist. Learn about Watertown’s active and healthy transportation programs & initiatives!

Space Available for Eat Well Watertown’s Dress Your Salad for Success Demonstration

Learn to dress your salad for success at the next Eat Well Watertown event. The following information was provided by Live Well Watertown:

There are still spots available in Eat Well Watertown’s next event, Dress Your Salad For Success: Healthy, Homemade Dressings & Vinaigrettes. The dressing you put on top of your salad is just as important as what you put in it. Homemade dressings can be healthier, less expensive, and pack in more flavor than store-bought options. Join Community Chefs Carabeth Connolly, Gaia Sciaranghella, & Ilana Hardesty in learning how to whip up a variety of fresh homemade dressings that are easy to make and full of flavor.

Cooking Demonstration, Peaches & Compost Program at Watertown Farmers’ Market

The Watertown Farmers’ Market has cooking demonstrations, summer peaches and a chance to compost. The Watertown Farmers’ Market sent out the following information:

This week at the Watertown Farmers’ Market from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., community chef Gaia Sciaranghella will be preparing Mushroom Bruschetta with ingredients from our farmers and vendors. In honor of the event, Spring Brook Farm will be selling cheese to top off this delicious and healthy meal! More information can be found below. Peaches made their appearance at the market last week.

Updated: Tune Up Your Bike, Ride Around Watertown During ‘Get Out Your Bike’ Event

Note: Due to a wet weather forecast for Saturday, the Watertown Get Out Your Bike Event is re-scheduled to Sunday, May 20, 2018

Spring is here. Find your bike, get it tuned up and take a ride during Watertown Moves’ Get Out Your Bike Event. The following information was provided by Live Well Watertown:

WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 2018, 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. (rain date, May 20)

WHERE: Watertown Square Dock, Charles River Road at Galen Street Bridge

Dig your bike out of the basement, garage, or shed and bring it down for a free check-up. Talk with representatives from Watertown’s Bike & Pedestrian Committee, Watertown’s new Transportation Management Association (TMA), Live Well Watertown, and the new Bike Share Program, to learn about current and upcoming programs and initiatives. Pick up information on bike safety & commuting and a cycling map for exploring Watertown and beyond, along the Charles River.

Join Live Well Watertown Walks, Enter to Win in the Weekly Walking Challenge

Watertown residents are invited to join walks around town each Thursday through May 16, and enter to win a gift certificate to the Watertown Farmers Market. The following information was provided by Live Well Watertown:
Live Well Watertown Walking Series
Lunchtime Walks

Wednesdays, April 25th – May 16, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Explore Watertown’s neighborhoods on foot! Walkers will meet at Saltonstall Park and walk a different route each week. Walks led by Live Well Committee Members – the pace will be moderate. Walk-ins welcome!

First Event in Spring Walking Series Moved to This Week

Watertown Moves, a program of Live Well Watertown, postponed the kick off its spring walking series to this week. Join Live Well Members & our Partners in Celebrating National Walking Day for a Walk along the Charles River Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. starting at Saltonstall Park (Main Street, next to Town Hall)

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

The days are getting longer and warmer! Members from Trees for Watertown will be pointing out budding trees and signs of Spring along the way. WALK-INS WELCOME

Participants will walk at a moderate pace for 30 or 60 minutes. Sneakers or walking shoes and comfortable, clothing recommended.