Cooking up fun in the CHA Wellness Kitchen

On this week's CTW...

 
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Jan. 10, 2014 – Join us for a tour of the Cabarrus Health Alliance Health and Wellness Kitchen. The Alliance provides and manages general health services to the community, such as restaurant inspections, immunizations and WIC services. As an organization, they strive to go above and beyond in the quality of care they provide, as well as the scope of resources offered to residents. The Cabarrus Health Alliance is the only department of health in the state of North Carolina to have achieved both state and national accreditation. They provide our community with medical care, dental care and health education. They also provide general, pediatric and adolescent care, family planning, nutrition assistance and education.
 
Another unique opportunity open to the community is their dental health clinic. This program exists to provide oral health education, preventive and restorative dentistry services while promoting oral health throughout our community. With state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and multiple dentists on staff, they are sure to help you maintain a healthy smile. Billing at the dental clinic is a sliding fee scale based off the patient’s individual income.
 
The Health Alliance’s Wellness Kitchen is important to Cabarrus County because it is one of the few contemporary teaching and demonstration kitchens in our area. When designing the building, leadership envisioned a space oriented towards hands-on experience using the latest technology. Two fridges house delicious and healthy ingredients, while ample work and counter spaces fill the area. Two flat screen TV’s are strategically placed, one in the dining area and one displayed above the oven. This broadens the range of visual display, making larger classes a possibility, while the counter and barstools adjacent to the kitchen accommodate a more intimate crowd. The community cooking classes are extremely popular. You won’t want to miss the upcoming class freezer favorites, for cooks with an on-the-go lifestyle. The class will take place right here in the Wellness Kitchen, Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10-11:30 a.m. The cost is just $5 and is open to ages 5 and older.
 
For more information on the Cabarrus Health Alliance or future cooking classes, visit cabarrushealth.org or call 704-920-1000.

Watch this week's episode of CTW for details on the following programs and events
  • Creators of Cool: Snow Globes, Concord Library, Jan. 14
  • Exploring Ancestry.com, Concord Library, Jan. 21
  • Snowflake story time, Concord Library, Jan. 16
  • Wreath making workshop, Camp Spencer Park, Jan. 18
  • The Perfect Match dinner show, Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, Jan. 18
  • Concord Friends of the Library Volunteer Recognition with guest speaker Dannye Powell from the Charlotte
  • Observer, Concord Library, Jan. 18
  • Creative writing circle, Kannapolis Library, Jan.21
  • Lego my book craft event, Kannapolis Library, Jan. 22
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Apply through Jan. 31
  • Microsoft Word graphics, Concord Library, Jan. 23
  • Brand New Opry, Davis Theater, Jan. 23
  • DHS Community Forum, Kimball Lutheran in Kannapolis, Jan. 23
  • 10th Annual Charlotte Home and Landscape Show, Cabarrus Arena, Jan 24-26
  • Senior dances, Concord Senior Center, Jan. 17, 24 and 25