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Ken’s Ride, Ride of Hope (May 11th)

You’re invited to Ken’s Ride, Ride of Hope!

Date: Saturday, May 11th , 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail – St Albans to Sheldon Jct VT

The Ride of Hope Bikeathon if organized to celebrate the life of Ken Appel, Vermont attorney and passionate cyclist, who passed away from Prime of Life neurodegenerative diseases, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). The proceeds of the event will be shared between CurePSP, a national organization that helps support research efforts to find a cure and treatment for Prime of Life Brain Diseases (PSP, FTD, MSA, ALS,CBD) and a local agency, Franklin County Home Health Agency that offers comprehensive health care within the home setting.

More details and registration can be found online:  http://cpsp.convio.net/kensride2019

Mindfulness Basic Class with Laura Wilkinson and Barbara McCall

4-week series Thursdays (5/2-5/23) 8:30am – 9:45am in Proctor Basement 
Free – space is limited and
Registration is required here.

Developed at Duke University, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum found to have significant benefits on sleep, perceived stress, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Koru Basic in an introductory 4 class series designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind. Participants will receive a copy of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation by Sharon Salzberg as a tool to read throughout the series. We will also be using the Koru app to track practice and give participants access to skills tutorials, meditation tracks, and more. Preference will be given to those participants who can make all four sessions.

The Eat Well, Be Well Challenge has begun but there is still time to join the fun.

National Nutrition Month® is celebrated in March, but making smart diet choices year-round is key to eating well – and being well!  In addition to encouraging you to stay physically active, this challenge will boost your ability to navigate nutrition and provide resources to help you make healthy food choices now and in the future.  The challenge, sponsored by the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, starts on April 15th and ends on May 25th. You will earn Wellable Points for tracking physical activity, logging meals and snacks, and participating in weekly nutrition quizzes.   

Weekly $50 gift cards to your local food coop will be raffled off each week and at the end of the challenge three grand prize winners will be drawn at random to win one of three $100 gift cards to your local food coop.  Don’t miss out. Please join us.

This challenge is for faculty and staff.  To register, new Wellable users can click here.  If you have participated in a Wellable challenge (i.e. Mind Body Challenge) in the past you have been automatically registered to participate. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Schubert, GMHEC Employee Well-being Program Coordinator at rebecca.schubert@gmhec.org.

Stargazing at Mittelman Observatory – Spring 2019

Mittelman Observatory and Middlebury Physics will again host stargazing open house nights this spring. These Observatory events are scheduled for Friday evenings, April 26 and May 3, from 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM, weather permitting.

Mars will be in the evening sky on these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. The Observatory includes a 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof.

Observatory open house nights are free and open to the public. However, these events will take place only if the sky is expected to be mostly clear. Please check the Observatory web site at go/observatory or call the Observatory at 443-2266 after 7:00 PM on the evening of the event for weather status.