BY STEPHANIE ECKELKAMP
Happy Monday, Lehigh Valley! We hope you had an amazing weekend chock-full of awesomeness and had time to stop by the West End World of Food Festival, a Barre3 community class, the organic apple festival, or one of the other kick-ass happenings we highlighted in last week's post.
But if not, no worries! We've curated another killer lineup of just-as-awesome, wellness-oriented events this week that you don't want to miss. Enjoy:
SUP Yoga at Spruce Run Reservoir with Miss Melanie Yoga (6:30 pm - 8 pm/ Cost: $40)
Summer's coming to a close, so there are only a handful of options left to get out on the water with Miss Melanie Yoga and try out stand up paddle board yoga. No experience or board necessary! What better way to spice up an otherwise mundane Monday? Sign up here.
Doggie "Yappy" Hour for Charity at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Animal lovers, you can now justify tipping back a few on a Tuesday! Every week, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works hosts a “yappy” hour with proceeds from select drinks benefitting a different dog charity (this week: Powell House, which provides hospice/long-term care for aging or sickly dogs). And yes, there will be pups in attendance. More info here.
Painting at Wild Fox Farm (7pm - 9 pm/ Cost: $18)
Everyone needs a creative release to feel their happiest. And we've got just the thing: Wild Fox Farm has partnered with Paintsome Pottery for a mason jar painting night so you can create some cute seasonal decor on the cheap. Price includes all your supplies. Sign up here.
This is the first night of a weekly open mic offered in Hardball's awesome spot on Main Street in Bethlehem. Come try their ciders, new food, enjoy some local talent, and maybe even get yourself on stage and perform a bit. More info here.
Massage Happy Hour at Triple Sun Spirits (6 pm – 8 pm/ Cost: Free)
Not to play favorites, but we're really, really excited about this. I mean, what could be better than sipping on a cocktail made from locally distilled spirits and then getting a free chair massage? Might just be the official recipe for happiness. Bonus: YergFest 2017 is taking place the next door down, so you can hit up both events at once. More info here.
South Mountain Equinox Night Hike (7 pm – 8 pm/ Cost: $5)
What better way to close out a hectic week than with a gorgeous sunset hike through South Mountain Preserve to celebrate the equinox and changing of the seasons? At the very least, it's a way to burn some calories before you hit the bar. Because life's all about balance, right? Sign up here.
Sweat 'n Sip Happy Hour at ND Wheelhouse (6 pm – 7 pm/ Cost: $10)
Want something a little more invigorating to get your weekend started? How about a killer nightclub-inspired spin class (yes, we've taken one and there are indeed strobe lights) followed by some fabulous wine and healthy nibbles to recharge. And believe us, you will freakin' earn those nibbles. Reserve your spot here.
SUP Yoga at Spruce Run Reservoir with Miss Melanie Yoga (2:30 pm - 4 pm/ Cost: $40)
If you missed the Monday class, this is really one of your last chances to challenge your balance and step out of your comfort zone with SUP yoga. And if it's a hot day, you can "accidentally" fall in. Sign up here.
Barre3 in the Park (9am -10am/ Cost: Free)
Another free outdoor Barre3 community class? Yes, this is real life! Bonus: This one's located in the gorgeous Rose Garden at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, sunscreen, and a friend who wants to SWEAT. Arrive around 8:30 am to register. More info here.
Yoga on the Patio at CoreLife Eatery (9:30 am - 10:30 am)
Got the pre-Monday blues? Counter that shit with a calming outdoor yoga class led by a Steel Fitness Premier instructor followed by some nutritious eats. All registered participants will receive 50% off their meal at CoreLife Eatery after the class, a 7-day pass to Steel Fitness (score! we love this place), and be entered in the drawing for a basket of goodies. Register here.
*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!