Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360BETS - — Pam Le­Blanc

Satur­day events. We have two big fit­ness fairs on tap this week­end.

Obe­sity and di­a­betes rates are es­pe­cially high in the His­panic com­mu­nity. With that in mind, an Austin or­ga­ni­za­tion is plan­ning a Fit­ness Fe­ria to help Span­ish-speak­ing fam­i­lies learn how to get their chil­dren in­volved in sports pro­grams.

The event, which is free and open to the pub­lic, is sched­uled for 8 a.m. un­til noon Satur­day at Burger Cen­ter, 3200 Jones Road, and specif­i­cally tar­gets a Span­ish-speak­ing au­di­ence.

‘It’s not be­cause par­ents don’t care about them but be­cause they are largely uni­formed about what to do to help their kids,’ says or­ga­nizer Oné Musel-Gil­ley.

Fam­i­lies will fol­low an ‘Olympic path­way’ that leads them through hands-on sports demon­stra­tions and ex­hibits that ex­plain what it takes to get in­volved in lo­cal sports pro­grams. Par­ents can learn about free sports camps, train­ing and fit­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and more.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.Fit­nessFe­

An­other event is at the Texas School for the Deaf.

The 2010 Na­tional Health & Fit­ness Expo is 8 a.m. un­til 1 p.m. and 5 un­til 10 p.m. Satur­day in the au­di­to­rium at the school, 1102 S. Congress Ave. Do­na­tions for the School for the Deaf Foun­da­tion will be ac­cepted.

Vis­i­tors can get free sam­ples, free demon­stra­tions, dis­counts and glimpses of the new­est prod­ucts.

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