Saturday, May 7, 2022

Play in May: 4 Excellent Things To Do This Month

Lately, it feels like May is the sprint finish on the homestretch of a rat race to summer. Which is why it feels important to intentionally carve out time for active, meaningful things to do between all the obligations. Here are a few I've added to our family calendar for the coming weeks. Join us! 

Early voting is open now through May 14 for the Primary Elections on May 17. Whether you vote ahead of time or day-of, make this civic responsibility a priority. As you do your research on candidates, consider where they stand on key sustainability issues, like transportation, land use and air quality. Click here for details on voting, like sample ballots and polling locations, dates and times. 

Pet Palooza Fundraising Walk & Community Festival
On Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Humane Society of Charlotte is celebrating their annual Pet Palooza Walk and Festival in person for the first time in two years. Bonus: It will be held at their new Animal Resource Center (1348 Parker Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208), which opens soon. This event features live music, food trucks, pet-loving vendors, and fun for the whole family, Consider participating in the Pet Palooza Fundraising Walk, kicking off at 11 a.m., to raise money to help people and pets in our community.  

Mason Wallace Park Revitalization Celebration
Help celebrate Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation's ribbon cutting for the revitalized Mason Wallace Park (7301 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212) on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The newly renovated park now features hiking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, a new picnic shelter and new fitness equipment. The grand re-opening celebration will include free food, fitness demonstrations, tours and a mobile library. 

Move Your Age
One of my favorite organizations to follow these days is Human Powered Movement. They are doing great things in the name of keeping people active, engaged and motivated, with an emphasis on environmental consciousness. 

One of their latest upcoming events is Move Your Age, a free virtual challenge. Set an age-related goal (ex. if you're 35, do 35 push-ups a day or run/bike/hike 35 miles over the course of the challenge) to complete between Friday, May 27 and Sunday, June 5. Sign up, be active, then submit your accomplishments (here are details on how) for chances to win prizes. 

Hope to see you out and about! 

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