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Health fair to include focus on minority wellness

A free Active & Healthy Fair, with a focus on minority health, will take place at the downtown Central Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.

The family event during spring break week features activities including the “Hustle for Health” line dance to R&B favorites and the art of the hula hoop in an effort to help families discover new ways to be healthy. There also will be demonstrations, free health screenings and information from more than 50 area health-related organizations.

The Rev. George Nicholas, leader of the African-American Health Disparities Task Force, will kick off the event. The fair comes as the library observes National Minority Health Month, which seeks to shine a light on the social and environmental barriers to wellness faced by minority communities.