Brookline celebrates National Public Health Week 2016 – Highlights

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    Harold Price

    Youth Climate Adaptation Challenge, Saturday, April 2, 11 AM -2 PM, Pierce School, 50 School St. Brookline students with a passion for science invited to create and present new ideas that address current climate change challenges. Participants with the most innovative ideas will receive a certificate.

    Walk a Mile in her Shoes, Sunday, April 3, 1PM – 3PM, begins at Garden of Remembrance, 11 Pierce Street. Men and boys of all ages are encouraged to don a pair of red high heels and walk 1 mile to show their commitment to end gender-based violence. Women, families, and the entire Brookline community are welcome to join in the walk and support the walkers.


    Girls’ Night Out! for Brookline women. Monday evening, April 4, 7PM – 9PM. Come unplug and unwind. Talented Brookline women (including some current/former K-8 parents) Elaine Shannon and her tap dancing partner, Rose Giovanetti; Dr. Susan Linn, faculty at Harvard Medical School and an award-winning ventriloquist; local writer and co-author of Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas, Michelle Ephraim; Brookline Police Officer and storyteller, Casey Hatchett; Jenna Lea Scott, musical theatre performer and Brookline Music School teacher; and Natalie Miller, staff at the Department of Public Health and a professionally trained opera singer, will perform. 7PM – 9PM Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Station St., Brookline. RSVP:

    Critter Proofing Your Home, Wednesday, April 6, 6PM, Denny Room, 11 Pierce St. Pat Maloney, Assistant Director of Public Health, will discuss steps to keep bats, raccoons and other critters out of your home and your yard. 617-730-2300.

    Wildcrafting: Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Plants, Thursday, April 7, 3:30PM-4:30PM, Brookline Main Library, Hunneman Hall. Join herbalist Danielle Laberge as she discusses the benefits of wildcrafting, with a focus on nutritious food plants and medicinal weeds to be made into teas, tinctures and salves for personal health.

    Teens and Opiates, Thursday, April 7, 7PM-9PM, Lincoln School Auditorium, 19 Kennard Rd. Learn more about the opioid crisis currently affecting Massachusetts. Dr. Ruth Potee, addiction specialist, Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA, is featured speaker.

    All events are free and open to the public. For further information: 617-730-2336,

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