This post is paid advertising by Mondays Market, CLA, Downtown Lebanon, and Penn State REACH.

Beginning June 3, First Fridays will be bigger and better than ever. With support from WellSpan Health, a new collaboration will bring health and wellness, community projects and more fresh fruits and vegetables to First Fridays. In collaboration with Monday’s Market, Downtown Lebanon, Penn State REACH, Community of Lebanon Association and the Lebanon Musicians, First Friday will offer an array for fresh food, music, health activities, food trucks and more. These festivities will be held at the YMCA Train Depot from 4-7 p.m.

June kicks off with Summer Fun & Safety as well as Healthy Kids Day! WellSpan Health will provide monthly screenings such as Stroke Risk, Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk in addition to health education such as hands-only CPR and fall prevention. There will be information about Lifeguard Training and water safety from the YMCA and make and take your own herb container from Penn State Extension.

Risser Marvel, a local favorite, will provide access to fresh locally grown produce and accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers. Penn State Extension and the Mobile Kitchen will provide tasting samples and demonstrations and Little Swatara Creek Flowers will be selling freshly cut single stem flowers and bouquets.

Come out and enjoy the music from Matt Miskie, grab a bite to eat at Ponchos Backyard Grubbin or burn off some energy at the bike rodeo and carnival games. Lebanon Bicycle Recycle’s trailer will be on-site for minor repairs and helmet distribution. Ride your bike to First Friday and enjoy all the exciting things going on this summer!

Mark your calendars for Beach Bash and Stuff the Bus highlighting a sand castle competition on July 1 and the annual Back to School Festival on August 5.