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‘Unplugged’ registration is March 13

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013

EVANSTON — Think your kids spend too much time playing video games or watching TV? Uinta County Public Health and the Evanston Parks and Recreation Department are hoping to help address the problem of childhood obesity with the “Unplugged and Active” program.

All children from kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to join the event. Unplugged registration is March 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Evanston Recreation Center. A free admission coupon will be available for those who register and pledge to be “Unplugged and Active” for three hours per week for 16 weeks, March 13 though June 26.

They will be asked to pledge to “unplug” from all electronics, and track three hours of activity per week.

The rec center is sponsoring free activities to kick off registration for the event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Activities include yoga, dodgeball, basketball, wallyball, scooter games and crafts. Swimming, from 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., and Zumbatomics, from 2 to 3 p.m., will be available with general admission or a pass.

Completed pledges can be turned in at the Safe Kids Fair June 26 for a rewarding incentive.

For more information, call Uinta County Public Health at (307) 789-9203, or the Evanston rec center at (307) 789-1770.

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