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Passport to Wellness: Your Guide to Free Events in West Humboldt Park

Let's get healthy together! Join us this spring for the Passport to Wellness Program. Passport to Wellness is a free 6 week program where we help you reach your health goals. This free program starts on March 13 and runs until April 23rd.

Get Healthy, Get Fit, Get Involved!

The West Humboldt Park Development Council just released the Fall calendar of FREE events.

The events are held all throughout West Humboldt Park and are completely free. There are healthy activities for all ages!

Annual Compassion Parade to End Violence

The Fourth Annual Compassion Parade will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM and all volunteers/participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 AM for the parade line-up. The parade will start at Chicago Avenue and Pulaski at Orr Academy High School, 730 N. Pulaski. The parade will end at Chicago Avenue and Kedzie Avenue at Kells Park, 3201 W. Chicago Avenue.

Hillshire Brands Foundation Supports the Healthy Community Initiative

In November 2014, The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) received a grant award from Hillshire Brands Foundation to support the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy You Program as part of the West Humboldt Park Healthy Community Initiative (HCI). The grant award of $50,000 will provide financial support for the WHPDC to sustain Humboldt Park's Free Healthy Cooking and Exercise Program.

West Side Slow Roll Into Spring: Exploring Our Communities

Fun for the whole family! Spring is here and it is a perfect time to explore our community on a Slow Roll Bike ride through Humboldt Park.

 

FREE Spring Events for the Whole Family

Spring is here! It's time to forget about winter and enjoy this beautiful weather. The West Humboldt Park Development Council and our wonderful partners have free events for the whole family! Whether you are looking to jump start your health, learn new cooking skills, join your block club, or volunteer. We have something for you! 

Summer PlayStreets Events & Block Club Parties in West Humboldt Park

The West Humboldt Park Development Council organized three PlayStreets events in partnership with Gads Hill Center and Block Club Network members for the West Humboldt Park community during the summer of 2014. Also, over the course of the summer, over 40 block club parties took place in WHP.

FREE Health and Wellness Events

Cooking Classes for Adults and Families. Wellness Parties to celebrate health. Fitness Classes. Farmer's Markets.Hot Meals. Support Groups. And they are all absolutely FREE! Find out how you can get involved and take control of your health.

Free Summer Events!

Be active this summer. Come out to these free health and wellness events. We have everything from cooking classes to fitness classes and they are all free! 

Spring Into Health!

The weather is breaking and it is time to shake those winter blues! Come join us for healthy and fun Spring events. We have something for everyone, whether you're looking to brush up on your cooking skills, get into fitness, volunteer in your community, or just celebrate healthy living. 

West Humboldt Park Free Winter Wellness Events

Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up! The West Humboldt Park Development Council and partners have plenty of winter wellness events to keep you and your family entertained this winter. We have events for everyone. Whether you are looking to kick start your physical fitness by taking an exercise class, hone your cooking skills in a cooking class, or just learn about your overall wellness inside and out.

Free Healthy Halloween Event in West Humboldt Park

Are you looking for a FUN, SAFE, and FREE Halloween Event? Well, look no further! The West Humboldt Park Development Council presents Healthy Halloween 2013. The event is October 31st from 3:30 to 6:30pm at the Richard M Daley Library and the Chicago Kedzie Shopping Plaza.

Shelf Talkers Make Healthy Shoppers

Did you know that bell peppers have disease preventing and health promoting properties? Or, that eating cucumbers helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering the effects of sodium?

WHP Healthy Corner Store gets National Attention

West Humboldt Park Development Council has been engaging with store owners on Chicago Avenue in West Humboldt Park to bring healthy foods into neighborhood corner stores.