The Coast News Group

Start the new year healthy

ENCINITAS — Start your new year with events and special offers that teach and show how to improve physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA) will host its third annual Wellness Week with a large indoor/outdoor festival at the Encinitas Library, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19.This event will feature dozens of exhibitors offering free mini-treatments of acupuncture, massage and reflexology, free product samples, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, performances by Aikido, Kids’ Yoga, Zumba and more, plus special activities for youngsters.

During the week that follows (through Jan. 26), the public is invited to take advantage of numerous other free classes, treatments, consultations and presentations, held at the library and at other participating organizations, that are all part of the week-long Wellness Week. Most will be held at the Encinitas Branch of the San Diego County Library.

Tri-City Medical Center is the lead sponsor of this year’s program. The center will offer a variety of free screenings and treatments at the opening day festival and will demonstrate its innovative Robotic Spine Surgery and Vitamin E Knee Replacement.