Family Fun Day - Rocky Mount

Monday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Rocky Mount Farmers Market - 435 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Family Fun Day is sponsored by the FRESH Coalition of Franklin County.  The event will include a free meal and activities for families as supplies last.  

Registration not required.  Carilion Clinic and other community organizations will sponsor a family activity.

We look forward to seeing you and your family there!

Pink Ribbon Challenge Kick Off!

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Rocky Mount Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

What is Pink Ribbon Challenge?

During Breast Health Awareness Month in October, we will be scheduling wellness opportunities throughout the entire month.  Pre-registered participants can choose from several different activities that promote health and wellness, such as: 

  • Using a free pass to the YMCA;
  • Scheduled walking events;
  • Health themed movie's at the Library;
  • Suggested health readings;
  • Getting your Mammogram scheduled, etc.

Participants will be given a tracking calendar, as well.  At the end of October, participants who have completed at least four (4) different scheduled activities will qualify to win a Kendall reader.

For more information and/or to register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

Pre Diabetes Prevention Program (Franklin County)

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Franklin County Public Library - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes / Read To Wellness

Are you at risk for type 2 Diabetes? Or maybe you've been told by a physician that you are Pre-Diabetic? If you answered yes, please plan to attend the four (4) week Type 2 Diabetes Prevention program from October 6 - November 3, 2016.

The Diabetes Prevention program includes a library issued study guidebook on Diabetes prevention, wellness coach support, optional nutrition and exercise opportunities and more! Read To Wellness is a different type of book club, where members read from one resource book, instead of from several books. 

The kick-off event will be held on Thursday, October 6th in Rocky Mount!  Pre - Registration is required.  You MUST register by Monday, October 3rd.  To register, please call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.  Participants must have a valid Franklin County Library card in order to be loaned the study guide.  Library card can be obtained on the evening of the first (1st) class.

* Healthy Resources:
               The Everything Guide to Managing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes by Gretchen Scalpi, RD, CDN, CDE will be one of
               the resources used during this program.  This book can be checked out at the library.  Carilion Clinic Community
              Outreach Coordinator, Gail Nordhaus and other health enthusiasts will help lead those in the club to find healthy
              habits and live more active lifestyles.

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please call (540) 484-8569.

History Walk and Picnic

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Waid Park - 701 Waid Park Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Come and enjoy this free and easy guided hike in Waid Park (Franklin County) with stops along the trail to reveal the local history of the area.  Pack your lunch box to enjoy a group lunch at one of the park's shaded community picnic sites.  

Pre-Registration is required.  To register please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

All participants are responsible for providing their own mean and picnic needs.

We hope to see you there!

Grocery Store Tour: Cart Smarts

Thursday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Bassett Food Lion - 5835 Virginia Ave, Bassett, VA 24055

Feeling lost or overwhelmed in the Supermarket? Do you have an interest in learning how to eat healthier? If you answered yes, please join Carilion Clinic's Dietician for a grocery store tour to become a health wise shopper.  Healthy eating starts with what you put in your grocery cart.

Pre-Registration is Required.  You may register by calling Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

Participants must be 18 years or older.


Car Seat Safety Check - Franklin County

Saturday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Callaway Fire & Rescue - 8380 Callaway Rd, Callaway, VA 24067

"Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children and seven (7) out of ten (10) Car Seats installed by parents and caregivers are not installed properly. Make sure yours is not one of them by attending a car seat safety check today! Come have your car seat checked by a Certified Technician to ensure the safety of your child.  

For more information and/or any questions you may have, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

Come and join us and have one of our Certified Technicians educate you on how to keep your child or someone you love safe!

Let's Build Healthy Kids

Tuesday 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Trinity Ecumenical Parish - 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta, VA 24121

An activity for kids to learn about Heart, Lungs, Hair, Ears, Vision, Stomach and Teeth.  Activities and Build a cut out person will help children learn about these body parts and how to keep them healthy!

This event is for children ages 6 - 12 and is limited to (20) children, not including adults.  

Registration is required.  You must register with Tami by calling (540) 721-4330, (540) 297-5530 or via email at 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Carilion Clinic Family Day at Bridgewater Plaza

Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bridgewater Plaza - 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Moneta VA 24121

Do you enjoy outdoor recreation activities like Putt-Putt, Rock wall climbing and Boat rides? 

If so, come and join Carilion Clinic at Bridgewater Plaza for a fun-filled family day. We will also have information on sun, boat, and water safety to ensure a fun summer.
You will also have the chance to win raffle prizes!!
Food and drink will be available for purchase.  This Event is Rain or Shine.

For any questions you may have, please contact Eric Altizer at (540) 266-6496.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Body Basics

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
The Essig Recreation Center l 295 Technology Dr, Rocky Mt, VA 24151
Body Basics is a beginner level strengthening training session for adults.  An exercise class for individuals new to exercise who need guidance or who have a health related physical limitation to work around. These strength training classes involves standing and sitting exercises. We use hand weights and participants can stand and/or sit to perform theses exercises.
Weights are provided. 
For more information, please contact the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Center at (540) 483-9293 and/or at
*** NO class on May 30th or July 4th. ***


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