Step into Spring with Fresh Starts
Spring starts this month, and the season of fresh starts and renewal will come along with it. Here are some ideas for how you can step into spring on the right foot.
- Spring Cleaning – Many people take the start of this season as a chance to spring clean. It is a great opportunity to clean out your unwanted items or make room for something new. But don’t automatically trash all your items; consider donating old clothes or housewares to a local charity or to the White Elephant or see if a local school or childcare facility can use your gently-used family-friendly books. The Spring Community Yard Sale, in Rancho Sahuarita, will also take place in April, (on Saturday, April 7th from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.), so that is a great option as well.
- Get Active Outdoors – Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather that Sahuarita often boasts and get outside. Take a relaxing walk or jog on the community’s trails, go for a hike in nearby Madera Canyon, or play a game on the community’s basketball, tennis or volleyball courts. Consider a class like Ultimate Boot Camp or Water Aerobics at Club Rancho Sahuarita, or register your children for outdoor functions focused on activity and play. However you decide to do it, getting moving and enjoying nature this season is the way to go.
- Learn New Recipes – Spring also ushers in the season for lots of delicious fruits and veggies. Trade in your soups and cold-weather go-to’s for refreshing salads and fun sandwiches. There are lots of books and blogs that offer creative suggestions for how to spruce up recipes, and bring out the ‘at-home professional chef’ in all of us. Still needing some inspiration? Visit the monthly Healthy Living Cooking Series with our staff nutritionist, Sarah Marrs, where she will give you tips and tricks for how to make 3 delicious seasonally-relevant recipes. Plus, you get to try the recipes and take home directions so you can recreate it yourself! This month’s event will take place on March 10th at 10:00 a.m., and will explore the benefits of “Whole Grain Goodness”.