Join us for this free, community-wide celebration event to kick-off Blue Zones Project from 10:00AM - 1:00PM.
Discover how you can get involved in transforming Brevard into a community where healthy choices are easier for everyone! You’ll learn how following Blue Zones principles can lead to a LONGER, BETTER LIFE.
Giveaways include: Blue Zones Books, T-shirts, water bottles, bike helmets, fall plants and seeds and much more. In partnership with the Brevard Police Department, there will also be a drawing for two kid’s bikes. Enter to win a two-hour self-guided paddle board trip (for four people) or three-hour self-guided pontoon rental (for up to eight people) courtesy of Lake Toxaway Marine.
Sign up for Blue Zones programs like Purpose Workshops, Walking Moais, and Cooking Demos and enjoy drawings and giveaways!
Outdoor event for physical distancing. Please wear a mask.
Learn about the five blue zones longevity hotspots that inspired Blue Zones Project programs. Meet fellow Brevard residents who will share information about each location: Loma Linda, California; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; and Nicoya, Costa Rica.
Learn about free activities and programs offered by Blue Zones Project Brevard. Register for future cooking demonstrations, potlucks, purpose workshops, and walking groups and enter to win Blue Zones Project-inspired prizes.
Grab a goodie bag, enter to win prizes including bike helmets and a new bike, learn about gardening and take home fall seeds and starter plants, play games, and learn about children's activities available through Blue Zones Project. Gulo Composites will have a drawing for two Youth full-access day passess to the RideKanuga bike park, Youth Gulo t-shirts and stickers.
Find out more about how Blue Zones Project works with local stakeholders to effect healthy changes through tobacco and food policy initiatives and built environment improvements. Get tips on how to quit smoking and diabetes support from local experts.
Learn more about healthy choices made easier at Worksites, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Schools with Blue Zones Project. Find out about volunteering with our Walking School Bus program, helping local schoolchildren fit more physical activity into their days.
Experience the unveiling of an original new mural by local artist, Billy Smith. Smith teaches local art classes and is involved in civic and philanthropic work across Transylvania County.
Pisgah Health Foundation, Friends of Ecusta Trail, AARP, Edwards Jones Investments, recovery information, gardening features, MAHEC, Elk Haven Wellness Center, Elements Spa, and Food Matters Market
We hope to see you there!
Thank you to Pisgah Health Foundation, Brevard Police Department, City of Brevard, Brevard Fire Department, Transylvania County, Gaia Herbs, Elements Spa, Path of Massage & Wellness, Subtle Energy Healing Therapies, Brevard Seventh-Day Adventist, Care Coalition, Blue Ridge Bakery, Comporium, Elk Haven Wellness Center, Broad Street Wines, Food Matters Market, Friends of Ecusta Trail, AARP, Transylvania Heritage Museum, Transylvania Farmers Market, Edward Jones Investments, MAHEC Lifestyle Medicine, and many more for helping to make this event possible.