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Bath groups to host 'self-care fair'

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Bath groups to host 'self-care fair'

BATH — A "self-care fair" will be held throughout the city Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The first ANCHOR (Activity, Nutrition, Community, Health, Outdoor, Relaxation) event is offered by the Bath business community, Main Street Bath, the Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, and Access Health.

The fair is part of a new Healthy Maine Streets initiative that promotes self-care and healthy habits as a path to improving productivity and overall well-being.

The Bath Freight Shed at 27 Commercial St. will show displays by self-care and wellness-focused businesses, offer door prizes and raffles, and have a schedule of activities including free yoga and massage, hikes and bicycle trips, relaxation techniques, healthy food demonstrations, open houses, and a downtown "wellness" scavenger hunt.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will lead two guided one-hour hikes at the city's Thorne Head nature preserve. A bus will transport hikers from the Freight Shed at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Bath Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee members will lead five- and 10-mile bicycle rides from the Freight Shed at 11 a.m.; participants are asked to bring their own bikes.

The Main Street Bath Wellness Committee will distribute a new walking/biking map and wellness brochure for the city, and lead a one-mile downtown walk of a "Shipbuilders" route at 11:30 a.m.

Log onto www.visitbath.com for more information.