PowerUp for a week of fun!

4/20/2017


A week-long celebration of fun, activity and delicious healthy eating events is coming.

PowerUp Week is May 5-13 and a whole host of activities is planned across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin. It’s a time to have fun, get inspired and take part in activities to help the community eat better and move more.

Locations hosting events include Amery, Hudson, Somerset in Wisconsin, and Stillwater, Mahtomedi and Lake Elmo in Minnesota. Additional events later in the month will be held in New Richmond, Wisconsin, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

There’s also a chance to become the next Power Chef Recipe Contest winner. Enter your most delicious, kid-approved fruit- and veggie-inspired recipes to take the 2017 title. Full details and rules at powerup4kids.org/powerrecipecontest.

Check out the Wisconsin schedule of events below and get your groove on!

 Event

 Date

 Time

 Location

 Description

 Notes

Chomp's Birthday Party Saturday, May 6 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Amery Library, Amery, WI Celebrate with lots of fun games, prizes and Chomp, the larger-than-life superhero carrot.  FREE
PowerUp Family 2K Saturday, May 6  8:45 a.m. (race start 9:15 a.m.) Soo Line Park, Amery, WI  Get your sneakers ready and PowerUp with this fun family run/walk.  Registration is required.

FREE
National Bike to School Day Wednesday,
May 10
 All day  Everywhere! Join the celebration and bike to school today.  Find out more.

FREE
Open Gym with Kids Dance and Veggie Giveaway  Wednesday,
May 10
6 to 8 p.m.  Somerset Middle School, Somerset, WI  Families can come to show off their moves and join the fun! Kids Dance and Chomp, the larger-than-life superhero carrot, will be there to celebrate. Free veggies for all attendees.  FREE
 Veggie Giveaway Thursday,
May 11
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Amery Hospital & Clinic, Amery, WI  Free veggies for all attendees.  FREE
Open Gym with Kids Dance Friday, May 12 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Lien Elementary, Amery, WI Families can come to show off their moves and join the fun! PowerUp and Kids Dance will give away prizes.   FREE
Open Gym with Kids Dance Friday, May 12 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. E.P. Rock Elementary, Hudson, WI Families can come to show off their moves and join the fun! Kids Dance and Chomp, the larger-than-life superhero carrot, will be there to celebrate and give away prizes.   FREE
 Kids Animal Hike Saturday,
May 13 
10 to 11:30 a.m. Willow River State Park (Nature Center), Hudson, WI Kids 3-12 are welcome to come on this half-mile loop hike (Hidden Ponds Trail). We will learn about animals, meet some live creatures and everyone will win a PowerUp Prize.  Registration required. Call 715-386-9340 or email to register.

FREE

(vehicle admission to park is required).
Chomp's Birthday Party Saturday,
May 13
10 to 11 a.m.  Somerset Library, Somerset, WI Celebrate with lots of fun games, prizes and Chomp, the larger-than-life superhero carrot.  FREE
Geocaching for PowerUp Prizes  Sunday, May 14 Noon to 4 p.m. Willow River State Park (Nature Center), Hudson, WI  Join us for a fun treasure hunt in the park. Everyone that completes a geocaching activity sheet will win a PowerUp prize. Registration required. Call 715-386-9340 or email to register.

FREE
(vehicle admission to park is required).

Another special event in May includes:

Family health and safety event held on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Westfields Hospital & Clinic in New Richmond. Kids and families can dance, participate in the bike safety rodeo, visit the smoke house, jump in a bounce house, navigate through an obstacle course, play games, win prizes and more! 


About PowerUp

PowerUp is a community-wide youth health initiative to make better eating and active living easy, fun and popular, so that youth can reach their full potential. PowerUp is a long-term commitment to create change over 10 years in partnership with schools, businesses, health care, civic groups, families, kids, and the entire community. It is supported by a designated fund of the Lakeview Health Foundation in partnership with HealthPartners. It operates across the St. Croix Valley in the region served by the area HealthPartners hospitals and clinics (Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group and Westfields Hospital & Clinic). Partner programs in the Twin Cities (YumPower) and White Bear Lake (BearPower) make a similar difference in their communities.

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