The Beachwood Franklin Committee for Improvement, in conjunction with Building Healthy Communities, will hold a BHC Community Circle event on Saturday called Art in the Park in Merced.
Art in the Park will be a showcase for residents to exhibit talents such as dancing, singing, poetry, sculpture, drawing, quilting and crocheting. Art in the Park is scheduled to be held at Lobo and Drake avenues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a Building Healthy Communities press release.
BHC Community Circles are quarterly meetings that create opportunities for the BHC grantees-partners and residents to learn and collaborate in a family-oriented environment. At Saturday’s event, residents will also have a chance to learn more about how health-care reform will affect them and their families.
Scheduled performers include Jeff Freitas (who will lead a drum circle), Belly Fusion Merced, singer Joy Widmark and singer-songwriter Alison Rush.
Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion project of the California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including southwest Merced-eastern Merced County, are taking action to improve where they live, according to the press release. The goal is to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
For more information, visit www.calendow.org/healthycommunities.