Winter Outdoor Skills Class

Join Lowell Wellness and the Fortune Bay Expedition Team for one of the best courses in the midwest one winter outdoor skills.

This course is for beginners and intermediate adventurers who want to learn about camping and thriving in the winter conditions.   The course is based on the National Ski Patrol Curriculum for their Ski Patrollers.  Additional information about keeping warm, properly setting up shelter, sleeping, travel and much more.   The course has two parts – first a lecture at the Englehart Library.   Students can sign up for the lecture only and learn all about winter skills.   For those wishing for more of a challenge, the course continues with a practical exercise in Northern Michigan on the shore of Lake Michigan.   Learn all about the basics, tricks, tips and advanced skills from the best instructors in the state.


Lecture is held on January 8th, 2017 at the Englehart Library from 1 pm to 5 pm.
The practical starts the afternoon of January 20th until January 22nd in Wilderness State Park.

For more information and to register, click here.

First Triple Crown 5K is a BIG Success! Still need Volunteers for the Harvest Hustle!!

The Pink Arrow Quiver had 174 runners registered and all joined in the rainy fun on Saturday, September 17.

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Please join Lowell Community Wellness for the 2nd 5K in the Triple Crown Series, on Saturday, October 8, 2016.  Register for the Harvest Hustle and sign up to volunteer using this link:

Several volunteers are still needed for this event, help out if you can! If you have any questions, please contact Kenda Haines at


Thanks for some great summer activities!

Summer Programming with Lowell Community Wellness

A big shout out for Dr. John Mogor and Kerry Foley for their contributions to a healthy, active summer in the form of Tai Chi and Yoga classes.  These weekly classes were part of the summer activity series offered by Lowell Community Wellness. Thank you to all who attended the Tai Chi classes and Yoga practice held on the Riverwalk.

Tobacco Free For Good

The Tobacco Free For Good (TFFG) class is a seven-session, group smoking cessation / treatment program designed for adults using a curriculum that meets the nationally established Clinical Practice Guidelines for nicotine dependence. The facilitator is Mayo Clinic trained and certified. Lowell Family Medical Center (LFMC) provides the meeting room. This class is offered at no charge to Lowell area residents.

The purpose of this class is to help smokers develop a personalized quit plan. Those attending will learn about nicotine addiction, medications & nicotine replacement therapy, stress management, weight control, relapse prevention and support during and after class.

These classes represent the only free, locally funded community smoking cessation program in the state of Michigan. Since 2006 over 220 people have been helped through this program.

We use a rolling registration format. Anyone interested in a class calls the facilitator to put their name on a waiting list. Once 6-8 people are on the list, we contact them about the next offering.   This allows us accommodate more people as we schedule the class based on what times and days/evenings work best for those on the list.   It is usually a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, however sometimes a Saturday morning class is the best solution; that tends to be the case during the winter months.

These classes are sponsored by Lowell Community Wellness using funds from the Pink Arrow Project with donations earmarked for education and community support.

If you have any questions or want to be put on the waiting list for the next class, contact the facilitator at 616-446-7058.