As the kick-off to a semester-long series of events focused on healthy lifestyle topics, College of the Canyons will host its annual Body Mind Wellness Healthy Lifestyle Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 2.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
More than 20 campus groups and local businesses will have information booths featured at the event, with a DJ from 97.1 KAMP-FM radio also scheduled to provide live entertainment.
Attendees who are able to visit 10 resource tables will receive free sandwiches provided by Subway.
In the weeks that follow the Healthy Lifestyle Resource Fair, the college will host a series of informational seminar sessions focused on a wide range of health-related topics.
“Our expert-led seminars provide practical information to motivate and empower all of us to eat well, be physically active, think positively, live mindfully, take the time for leisure, and build safe, supportive relationships, all so we can be healthy, happy and successful in school, work, sport, and life,” said Sheri Barke, COC Sports and Wellness Dietician.
Included in the lineup of upcoming seminars is a two-day “Play to Reduce Stress” event on April 19 and 21, in which attendees will be able to partake in a number of relaxing activities including coloring, dancing and using hula hoops. The event will focus on how to manage life and school stress by taking time to “play like a kid” again.
Barke will also be presenting the seminar “Nutrition 101: Separating Fact From Fiction” on March 2, during which attendees will receive practical advice on how to eat in order to look, feel and perform at their best.
All BMW seminars are free and open to the public. A full list of events is included below:
Nutrition 101 Seminar “Separating Fact From Fiction”
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 2
SNAC Fuel Stations
2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 10, WPEK 108
2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 17, WPEK 108
10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Mar. 18, In front of tennis courts
2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 24, WPEK 108
Mindfulness 101 Seminar
4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 7, CHCS 201
This is a free introduction to the power of mindfulness meditation to reduce stress and enhance health and happiness. Participants who want to learn more, can register for a six-week mindfulness course hosted by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at COC beginning Friday, Mar. 18.
Drug & Alcohol Seminar
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 16
UCEN, Room 258
Sex 101 Seminar ‘Things Mom Forgot To Mention’
12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 17
Mentry Hall, Room 343
Mindfulness Awareness Practice 101 (6 Week Course)
4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, Mar. 18-April 29
CHSC, Room 201
Registration fee $185. Contact Galeen.Roe@canyons.edu for more info.
CCC Student Success Walk
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 30
Canyon Country Campus, Rasmussen Amphitheater/Cougar Way
Sports Psychology Seminar
1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 13
Mentry Hall, Room 343
Play to Reduce Stress — Two-Day Dance & Coloring Event
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 19 — Play with Dance, Honor Grove
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 21 — Play with Coloring, Honor Grove|
Happiness 101 Seminar
12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 26
Boykin Hall, Room 105
Shine a Light on Suicide Awareness & Prevention—2 Day Event
May 10 and 11, Lantern Display in Honor Grove
2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Mentry Hall, Room 343, Suicide Prevention 101 Seminar
Safe Zone Trainings
6:30 to 8:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, UCEN, Room 307 (Please email Sondra.Duenez@canyons.edu or call 661-362-3504 to register).
12 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, Student Center, Room 128. Open to all COC students and staff.
For more info about the College of the Canyons Body Mind Wellness (BMW) events please visit www.canyons.edu/BMW or call Daniel Lara at (661) 362-3259.