Exercise your brain, legs and more at these healthy events
BRAIN FITNESS IN MEDIA
When: Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Media-Upper Providence Library, 1 E. Front St.
More Details: The library will host an informational fair with resources to help keep the brain healthy as you age. The event will include brain healthy food and training games and more. The program is free but pre-registration is required to get lunch. For more information and to register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/brainfitness-for-healthy-aging-fairby-surrey-services-tickets28244846095?aff=ebapi.
OPEN SPACE RUNS IN COATESVILLE
When: Saturday at 11 a.m. Where: ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road
More Details: Participants can run for nature with the 3rd Annual ChesLen Chase for Open Space. The event includes a 10K, 5K and 2-mile fun run or walk. The course includes open fields, hills, woodlands and more. For more information and registration prices, visit natlands.org/ event/cheslenchase2016.
ZUMBA CLASSES IN NORTH COVENTRY
When: Various days and times Where: Coventry Mall, 351 W. Schuylkill Road More Details: The Beyond Fun Fitness studio offers several varieties of the fitness dance craze Zumba including classes for kids and seniors. Zumba Gold classes for those with limited mobility are $2 at 9 a.m. Mondays and at 11:30 a.m. Fridays. For more information about the studio and upcoming classes, visit the website www.beyondfunfitness.com.
PUMPKIN RUN IN OAKS
When: Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, 101 New Mill Road More Details: The 5K and 1-mile fun run is organized by the Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Alliance. All 5K participants will receive an attractions pass for the Shocktoberfest. The cost for the 5K is $20 and the 1-mile run is $10. For more information, visit www.patsainc.org/Newsand-Events/ Pumpkinrun.aspx.
DINING WITH DIABETES IN LEESPORT
When: Class begins Nov. 2 Where: Berks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road More Details: This six-week program is for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes as well as their families. The classes will include meal planning, recipes, physical activity and more. The session will begin Nov. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. but the registration deadline is Oct. 28. The cost is $15 per individual. To find out more, call 610-3781327 or visit extension.psu.edu/ health/diabetes.