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Aug. 30, 2017
Body Mind Wellness Hosts Community Resource Fair, Fall Events 

The College of the Canyons Body Mind Wellness Coalition will be hosting its annual Community Resource Fair to raise awareness about the many local services and resources that promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.

The festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia Campus. The fair will serve as a kick-off event for a series of wellness-related seminars and events being hosted by the BMW Coalition throughout the year.

“We are very excited to offer students and community members the knowledge, tools, and support services they need to be healthy and happy,” said Sheri Barke, sports and wellness dietitian at the COC Student Health Center and one of the event organizers.

Fair attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy free food, music, and the annual “Everybody is Beautiful” fashion show at 12:30 p.m., which aims to challenge superficial unrealistic beauty ideals and promote position body image.

The fair will also help inform students and community members about other body mind wellness seminars and events being presented on campus this semester. A full list of upcoming event dates/times is listed below:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7
University Center, Room 258 

Listening: The Bridge Between Suicide and Life
Presentation with Kevin Berthia and Kevin Briggs
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Domestic Violence Summit 
Patricia Wenskunas (keynote speaker)
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15
University Center

No Texting & Driving
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20
Student Center, Atrium 

Human Trafficking Conference: It Still Happens Right Here
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22
East PE Gym

Art with Impact
Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
East PE Gym

Healthy College Cooking Workshop Series
Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 & 24, and Nov. 7
Student Center, Room 128

Minute Mediation Series
Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 & 31, and Nov. 14
Student Center, Room 129

Building Your Immune System with Sunshine
12:30 to 1: 30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12
Boykin Hall, Room 105

Domestic Violence Center Purple Walk of Strength
7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21 (race begins at 9 a.m.)
Cougar Stadium Track

Breast Cancer Awareness
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
Student Center Atrium

Safe Zone Training
2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9
Mentry Hall, Room 343 

Autism Awareness Seminar
to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 
Mentry Hall, Room 343

Great American Smoke Out
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16
Student Center Atrium

Paws for a While with Therapy Dogs
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29
Flag Pole

Mental Health First Aid Training
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
University Center, Room 258

The Body Mind Wellness Community Resource Fair and all scheduled seminars are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

Many of these events are made possible under grant number SM061818 from the Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and presenters and do not necessarily express those of SAMHSA or HHS.

For more information, follow the link below or contact Sheri Barke at (661) 362-3244.

Body Mind Wellness