Wellness Week Kickoff Brings Hundreds to Library

Participants had a day of free mini-treatments, free product samples, free health screenings, cooking demos, performances, and special activities for kids.

The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association announced that Saturday’s Wellness Festival, the opening day of Wellness Week, saw hundreds of people visiting the Encinitas Library to enjoy a day of free mini-treatments, free product samples, free health screenings, cooking demos, performances, and special activities for kids.

On January 19, an estimated 700 attendees visited dozens of exhibitors, under canopies in the parking lot and in multiple locations inside the library, and enjoyed scheduled demos and performances throughout the day. The activities were many and varied.  Lead sponsor Tri-City Medical Center brought one of its top surgeons to demonstrate the latest in computer-assisted surgery.   A group of kindergarteners and first-graders from the Encinitas Union School District enthralled the crowd with a yoga demonstration.  The Conscious Cook and Whole Foods gave free cooking classes every hour.  Free massages and acupuncture treatments provided relaxing breaks from the action, while the Encinitas Station Farmers Market and Peace Pies provided healthy snacks.

Saturday’s festival was just the first of many activities that comprise Wellness Week, a week-long program of events and special offers that help people learn about and experience ways to improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.   All events are open to the public and free of charge.  Most are held at the Encinitas Branch of the San Diego County Library.

For more information and updates, visit the DEMA website: www.encinitas101.com.

—Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association


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