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May 2014

In This Issue
Spring Events
Support Our Restaurant Fundraiser May 15
Bay State Bike Week
Take a Walk!
Healthy Transportation Forums
Free Workshop on Financial Capability
Waltham Riverfest

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Happy Spring!

Spring is finally here, and it's a busy time for events in Waltham. We enjoyed participating in events such as the Waltham Food & Wine Festival, YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Moody St. 5K, and Waltham High School Health Fair. For photos of some of our activities be sure to check out our photo gallery on Flikr.

Intern Reem Al-Sukait talks about healthy hydration at the Waltham High School Health Fair

Spring also means saying goodbye to four Healthy Waltham interns who are completing their internships and moving on to other opportunities. It has been a pleasure this year to work with our two graduate interns. Reem Al-Sukait, MPH student from Tufts University, worked on a project to help improve communication in the high school cafeteria. Kaveri Roy RN, who has now completed her Doctorate of Nursing practice, nursing leadership and public health from UMass, worked with us all year on a cancer prevention program and is now becoming a new member of our Board of Directors! Our Brandeis University undergraduate interns this spring were Clay Williams and Jae Jung who worked on gardening and nutrition programs. Thank you and we will miss you!

Support Healthy Waltham on May 15
Enjoy a meal at one of our favorite restaurants and help support Healthy Waltham at the same time!
The Chateau, located at 195 School St., Waltham, will donate 20% of your check to Healthy Waltham when you present them with our flyer. This offer is good from opening till closing, 11:15 AM-9:30 PM, and may also be used for takeout. 
Just print out a copy of the flyer here. Lower calorie menu options are available, see more about the "Healthy Dining Options" here. Thanks for your support!
It's Bay State Bike Week and National Bike Month! 
May 10-18 is Bay State Bike Week and also Waltham Bike Week. Join the Mass Commute Bicycle Challenge and track how much you biked this week. Prizes will be given out for individuals, schools, businesses and communities that log the most miles. But best of all, know you are getting exercise and supporting healthy transportation. 
May is also Waltham's official bike month, read more including the Mayor's proclamation on our website here.
Take a Walk in Waltham       

The Waltham Land Trust and the Appalachian Mountain Club offer regular walks to help you enjoy Waltham's green spaces while getting some exercise too! Check out these upcoming walks:


  • May 15, 6:00-7:15 PM-Wildflower Walk at Cedar Hill. Join "Cornelia Warren" and amble through the fields and forests of the Girl Scout property in search of wildflowers. Meet on the steps of UMASS Field Station, 240 Beaver St. See Waltham Land Trust for details.
  • May 17, 10:00 - 11:00 AM-Family Forest Hike at Prospect Hill Park. Meet at the playground near the Totten Pond Entrance. This walk is is held on the first and third Saturday of every month. Led by the AMC and OutdoorsRX.org
  • May 17, 4:00 - 7:00 PM-Greenbelt Walk (Waltham Section). Take part in the Greenbelt Walk, a 30-mile trek that stretches from Middlesex Fells to Newton. The Waltham section will leave from the Our Lady's parking lot 920 Trapelo Rd., at 4PM. See more details on the Waltham Land Trust website.
  • May 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM-Family Nature Walk along the Charles River. Paved path, strollers welcome. Meet near the footbridge behind the Shaw's parking lot on River St. Led by AMC and OutdoorsRX.org.
Healthy Transportation Working Forums 
The Waltham Planning Department will host their third public working forum focused on advancing healthy transportation in Waltham. This forum is your chance to learn more about healthy transportation in Waltham. 
Thursday, June 5
6:30-8:00 PM
Government Center Auditorium, 
119 School St., 
Waltham, MA  02451
TOPIC: Healthy Transportation Advisory Group
To learn more, please see the City of Waltham Website.
Waltham Interagency Council Meeting
Come to the next meeting of the Waltham Interagency Council! This meeting will be a free workshop on Financial Capability. What is financial capability and why is it important? What are the federal core competencies? What resources are available in the community and online? Find out the answers to these questions and more. This workshop is FREE and open to to the public. Come and bring a friend! Refreshments served! 
Financial Capability Workshop
Wednesday, May 21
9:30-11:30 AM
Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall
 735 Main St., Waltham
Sponsored by the Waltham Interagency Council and the Charles River Public Internet Center
Please feel free to print and distribute the flyer, which also includes the list of panelists; please click here.
Waltham Riverfest 
Waltham Riverfest is coming! Mark your calendar for one of Waltham's favorite annual events. This year, enjoy more musical and kids' events than ever before. There'll be boating on the Charles, painters, the pet parade, and so much more! This event is June 13-14 at the Moody Street Bridge and surrounding area. Please see the flyer for a schedule of events. 
Charles River and Moody St. Bridge in Waltham

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