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News & Events
County's own CrossFit champ
During last week's 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, California, County Parks employee and wellness guru Shawn Ramirez showcased his fitness skills, finishing first in the world in the 40-44 Masters Division for his performance over a series of workouts. Ramirez also finished first in the worldwide qualifier to reach the CrossFit Games. Congratulations to the County's wellness and fitness coordinator! Read some of his fitness advice on the 305fit website and get inspired to set records of your own.
Help take preventative action at the iSwim for Jenny Fundraiser, August 9-15
iSwim for Jenny will kick off at Norman & Jean Reach Pool on Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Donors can pledge a one-time flat donation fee, or donate a specific amount per lap per length completed. All donations must be submitted on Aug. 15.
FEE-FREE ''P.L.A.Y.'' DAY at the Deering Estate
Enjoy FREE admission to the Deering Estate at Cutler on August 16 and September 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on science activities and historic house tours.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
Cabaret concert at Deering Estate on Aug. 23 featuring Wendy Pedersen
Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Concert begins at 8 p.m.
It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.
Take a tour on Biscayne Bay in the Eco-History Boat
Learn about the beautiful ecosystems of our area, current conservation efforts and our place in the natural landscape of South Florida. Boat departs from Bayside Marketplace on August 31 at 9 a.m. Limited seating available, advanced reservations and payment required.
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The GreenLink, is an initiative to transform the land underneath Metrorail into a contiguous 10-mile walking/biking/exercise path and linear park, from Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station.
Heads Up: Concussion in youth sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.
The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. It's Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season!
Walkability in Miami-Dade County
The video focuses showing effects of health on creating a walkable neighborhood. It touches on the dangers of our city becoming car-centric.
In addition, the video shows how Miami already has neighborhoods based on walkable designs and community participation in the promotion of healthy neighborhoods. See this is a short public health video focused on Walkability in Miami-Dade County.
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