Body Worlds 2, Chicago, IL, January 17-April 29, 2007
Gunther von Hagen's BODY WORLDS 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, will soon appear at the Museum of Science and Industry. Using a preservation process called plastination, BODY WORLDS 2 displays healthy and diseased organ specimens, which underscore the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The exhibit also features full body plastinates posed in athletic positions, which help one to understand how we respond to movement.
A member of each organization and up to four guests can receive discount tickets to the event at www.msichicago.org.
For more information, go to http://www.msichicago.org.
Wheelchair Tennis Debuts in Lawrence, Kansas
First Serve in Lawrence, Kansas has recently added Wheelchair Tennis to their list of programs. The successful debut of this program was Saturday, February 10, 2007, and is designed for persons in wheelchairs who are interested in learning to play tennis. Two divisions are offered: (1) for active sports participants, and (2) for beginner sports participants.
For more information, or to find out about the next clinic, please go to http://www.jayhawktennis.com/Home.html or contact Pat Lomshek or Dick Wedel at 785-749-3200.
2007 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, Baltimore, MD, March 13-17, 2007
This conference, sponsored by AAHPERD, features a comprehensive program including programming and events targeted to the distinct populations of the health and physical activity industry; world-renowned keynote speakers; a Job Fair and Placement Center; and a multi-faceted Exposition Hall with demonstrations, products, and services.
For more information go to: http://www.aahperd.org.
National Health and Livability Summit, Atlanta, GA, April 17-19, 2007
The National Recreation and Park Association includes local, state, and national officials and citizen advocates who work together to examine new management practices, and investigate the vital contributions park and recreation agencies make to increase the quality of life, health, and livability of the individuals they serve.
For more information go to: http://www.nrpa.org.
Abilities Expo, New York Metro, Edison, NJ, April 27-29, 2007
Abilities Expo provides information on independent and assisted living products for persons with disabilities. For a list of upcoming expos, go to http://www.abilitiesexpo.com.
Annual Midwest Symposiums on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity, St. Louis, Missouri, April 2007
From April 21-24, 2007, the 36th Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity will take place at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis, Missouri, and from April 27-30, 2008, the 37th Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity will take place at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
For more information or to register, go to http://muconf.missouri.edu/midwest_symposium or contact by T: 573-
882-4038, F: 573-882-1953, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Hike for Discovery, The Grand Canyon, May 17-20, 2007
"Hike For Discovery" is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's new adventure fundraising program that prepares people, from beginners to seasoned hikers, to experience a natural wonder in a special way. The Society will provide 14-18 weeks of professional training. Each individual will train in honor of an individual with blood cancer. The Society will also provide transportation to and from the event, lodging, and social events during the stay. Hike For Discovery is currently offered in 27 locations.
For more information on this event, please contact Anne Reaven at 312-651-7350, ext. 260 or Anne.Reaven@LLS.org or visit http://www.hikefordiscovery.org.