HealthQuest, a local volunteer organization dedicated to inspiring and educating the community to thrive and live healthy, happy, balanced, and energetic lives, has announced their 2018 schedule of events. All of the events listed are open to the entire community and most are free of charge. For more details concerning each event, visit the HealthQuest website ( or follow them on Facebook (

March (all month) – Healthy Cookbook Challenge: submit healthy recipes for an opportunity to be included in our Local Healthy Cookbook.

March 20 -26 – A Week of Happiness Challenge: in conjunction with the International Day of Happiness, this is an online event (see Facebook page)

April 7 @10:00 a.m. – Peace at the Pier: in conjunction with National Stress Awareness Month, meet at the Oscoda Beach Bandshell for a mindful walking silent meditation, light stretching on the pier, and finishing with a peace meditation.

April 16-22 – Earth Day Rocks! – A rock-painting project with an environmental twist. Paint two rocks…take the smaller one and leave the bigger one to be part of a community environmental rock garden.

April 22 @ 9:00 a.m. – Earth Day Beach and Roadside Clean-up. Meet at the Oscoda Beach Park, then continue on to the Air Force base.

May (all month) – Fitness Challenge: in conjunction with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, this is an online event (see Facebook page)

May 29 @ 8:30 p.m. – Moonrise Celebration: Meet at Oscoda Beach Bandshell for gentle yoga, moonrise meditation, and moonrise viewing.

June 23 @10:00 a.m. – 2nd Annual Shore Fun Beach Run: 5K run/walk and 1-mile kids run beginning at the Oscoda pier and following the coastline. Registration now available by visiting the HealthQuest website.

August 11, @9:00-4:00 – Yogafest . An entire day of free yoga classes and meditations at the Oscoda Beach Park.

September 22/23 – Peace Pole Project: in conjunction with the International Day of Peace, peace poles will be painted with the assistance of Truly Yours and displayed for judging at Vinnie’s AuSable Hardware. Start yours today!

October 6 @ 7:30 p.m. – Stand-Up Comedy / HealthQuest Fundraiser: National touring comedian Jason Douglas, an Iosco Co. native, returns to headline a hilarious night of comedy at the Oscoda VFW Hall.