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Don't Miss the Health Fair and the Art Fair in Samara Dec.10th

By Arianna McKinney

Can you put a price on your health? How about free! That's right, on Saturday, December 10th the Blue Zone Community Foundation (FCZA) will host a health fair to celebrate community health in the Natural Center Gym & Spa next to the school in Samara. The fair will start at 7 AM until 4 PM.

Participation in the fair is absolutely free, including all medical and dental services, seminars and interactive activities to promote healthy life styles, according to Patsy Scott, founder of FCZA. Free services will include arterial pressure and glucose testing; consultations with a psychologist, a doctor, a pharmacist and a nutrition; therapeutic massages, yoga and zumba classes, exercises for older adults with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis; and health-related seminars and discussions.

On the same date, an art fair will also be held nearby from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Costa Rican hand-crafted art, jewelry, and food products for sale. Participants will include a painter, artisans who work with glass and wood, a couple of jewelry makers and even the young artists of Samara Pacific School.

Connie Gardner, who is organizing the art fair, explained her motivation: "Knowing that there are many talented artisans in this area, some native and some not, I thought to try this event with the hopes that it will provide better opportunities for the artisans and tourists alike."

Various communities have been invited to participate in the health fair, including Samara, Nosara, Garza, Barco Quebrado, San Fernando, Maquenco, Buena Vista, Santo Domingo and Puerto Carrillo.

The FCZA aims to protect the environment, promote cultural identity and awareness and promote development projects that help the different communities of the Blue Zone of Nicoya Peninsula to prosper.


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