On July 26, Sage Orthopedic Physical Therapy will celebrate one year in Urbana with an open house to thank its clients. The open house will run from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring light refreshments and free giveaways and live music by Kim Perseghin. The event includes a meet and greet for past and present clients, as well as the entire Urbana community.
5K Run/Walk for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The second annual St. Jude 5K Run/Walk for the Cure will take place on Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. in Baker Park to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“The race, a scenic 5K loop around Baker Park, is perfect for a first-time race runner and is also great for our more competitive runners. We will have music to help get you pumped up, a professional photographer to capture you crossing the finish line and some delicious refreshments for everyone to enjoy. Plus every runner and walker will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win some exciting prizes,” said program organizer and Urbana resident Rachel Cuesta.
Cuesta, 24, started the program in 2010 after a new year’s resolution to raise money for a worthy charity. More than 300 runners and walkers participated in the first race, plus dozens of sponsors and a dozens of volunteers.
“I have a great team of family and friends,” said Cuesta. “They are helping me to spread the word about the race through networking, meeting with sponsors, and even posting flyers. I am very grateful for my support system.” The 2010 race collected $10,000 for the charity.
After a year’s break, Cuesta said, “We are back in action and hoping for an even bigger turnout this year.” The goal for this year’s event is 500 participants and to raise $15,000 for St. Jude, she said.
Registration fees are $20 per participant until Aug. 1, and then $25 up until race day. Children 10-year-old and under can race for free. Those who register on or before Aug. 1 will receive a commemorative race day T-shirt. Race Day registration will be available from 6:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
For more information, visit www.stjude5k.yolasite.com.
Go-Go Amy Workshop
Urbana’s Capitol Bombshell Studio features retro pin-up makeovers and photo shoots, as well as a special event this month. From 1 to 7 p.m. on July 22, the studio will hold a “How to be a Pin-up Girl Class,” offering opportunities for participants to learn how to do vintage hair styles, makeup, tips on how to pose like a pin-up as well as a photo shoot. The event will feature a New York Times-acclaimed celebrity pin-up model. Online registration required at www.capitolbombshell.com.
Summer Chicken Dinner
On July 28 from noon to 7 p.m., the 137th Chicken Dinner is being hosted by St. Mary’s Church & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Barnesville, Md. The day’s event is dubbed: “Food & Fun in the Country.”
Participants should arrive early to enjoy a jousting tournament (held at noon), children’s games, cake wheel, white elephant sale, craft table, country store and more.
The dinner is $14 per person (ages 10 and under are free) for both dine-in and carryout. For more information, call 301.972.8660 or visit www.stmarysonline.com.