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Community - June 12, 2013

Briefs: Walk with a doc in San Mateo County

The San Mateo County Medical Association is sponsoring Saturday morning walks, when physicians walk with members of the public and chat about general health topics. The one-hour walks begin with a free blood-pressure check, followed by a brief talk about the importance of staying active.

All walks are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday mornings on these dates and at these locations: June 22, Central Recreation Center and Park, 50 E. 5th Ave., San Mateo; July 6, Red Morton Community Park, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City; July 20, Orange Memorial Park, 781 Tennis Drive, S. San Francisco; Aug. 3, Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park, E. Hillsdale Blvd. near Shell Blvd., Foster City; Aug. 17, Red Morton Community Park, Redwood City; Sept. 7, Central Recreation Center and Park, San Mateo; Sept. 21, Foster City.

Walkers may sign up by contacting Karen Stone at kstone@smcma.org or 312-1663.

County fair

The 79th annual San Mateo County Fair continues through June 16 at the San Mateo Event Center, 2495 South Delaware St. in San Mateo.

The fair includes such old-fashioned family entertainment as a pie-eating contest (June 14), extreme apple-bobbing (June 15), and donuts-on-a-string (June 16). There are daily free concerts, agriculture, horticulture and sustainable living exhibits, as well as carnival rides, strolling acts, and favorite fair foods.

General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. A one-day unlimited carnival ride wristband is $30 for all ages.

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