Health and wellness vendors in Birmingham will showcase products and offer a variety of free services, including health screenings, at the 10th annual Step Up to Wellness Fair to be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21 in the UAB Campus Recreation Center, 1501 University Blvd.
Mayor William Bell, Miss UAB Chassidy Sumler and former “Biggest Loser” winner Roger Shultz will make appearances. This event is free and open to the public.
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- Event Date July 14