Join Your Health Matters at these September events!

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The Alliance’s Your Health Matters (YHM) outreach team will be attending community events in September! Come meet our staff in person and learn about Medi-Cal benefits, Alliance services and your local organizations.

Merced County

Mercado Night Market

When: September 1, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Merced on Main Street from M-K streets and Canal Street from 18th St. to Bob Hart Square.

  • Evening opening with Jesus “Chiquito” Haro, WBC Youth Minimum Weight World Champion sparring match.
  • Dance performances.
  • Live music.
  • Arts exhibition from local artist.

A Day in Culture/Un Dia En Cultura

When: September 18, 12-5 p.m.

Where: Merced Fairgrounds, Half-Dome Hall, 900 Martin Luther King, Merced, CA 95341

Join Merced County Department of Public Health, local community-based organizations and local businesses as we celebrate a day of culture, food and fun. COVID-19 vaccinations are available for everyone ages 6 months and older at no cost.

Health Fair

When: September 29, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Los Banos Migrant Center, 18926 W. Henry Miller Rd, Los Banos, CA 93635

Health screenings will be available:

  • Blood pressure checks.
  • Glucose checks.
  • COVID-19 vaccines (1st and 2nd doses).

Suicide Prevention Month

When: September 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: 301 E. 13th St., Merced, CA 95341

Visit resource tables to learn more about suicide prevention, community supports and how we can build protective factors in our community.

Monterey County

Seniors and Veterans Connect Resource Fair

When: September 1, 12-3 p.m.

Where: Seaside Room, Monterey County Fairgrounds

This event connects seniors and veterans with over 35 community services and programs! There will be giveaways, health screenings, live entertainment and complimentary snacks. Free admission for seniors (62 or over), military and veterans with ID. For more information, call 831-372-5863 or visit www.montereycountyfair.com.

End of Summer Celebration

When: September 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Sherwood Park, 920 N. Main St., Salinas, CA 93906

This outdoor event builds connections to support the mental health and well-being of children, adults and families. There will be more than 35 community resource booths, live music, activities and raffles!

Oaxaca by the Sea

When: September 18, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Laguna Grande Park, 1249 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Seaside, CA 93955

This free, family-friendly event celebrates Oaxacan culture! The city of Seaside will be signing its “sister city” agreement with Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico, during this event.

Salinas City Elementary School District Community Resource Fair

When: September 24, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Where: Los Padres Elementary School, 1130 John Street, Salinas, CA 93905

Fiesta Mexicana

When: September 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Natividad Park, 1395 Nogal Dr., Salinas, CA 93905

Santa Cruz County

El Mercado (Farmers’ Market)

When: September 13 and September 27, 2-6 p.m.

Where: Ramsay Park, 1301 Main St., Watsonville, CA 95076

This farmers’ market offers families easy access to healthy, locally grown produce and other community resources that encourage a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Community Health Trust Health Fair

When: September 30, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Watsonville City Plaza, 358 Main St., Watsonville, CA 95076

This event provides health information and other community resources. Free health screenings include blood sugar check, cholesterol check and blood pressure check.


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