Learn how to save a life, play cornhole for a good cause and go for picturesque beach run this weekend.
1. HOW TO STOP AN OVERDOSE: More than 300 people died of opioid overdoses in Palm Beach County in 2018. Luis Garcia, a retired firefighter from Boynton Beach, is trying to do something about it. Garcia will hold a class Saturday at The ZOO Health Club on 538 East Woolbright Road, Suite 200, in which he will provide free training in the use of Narcan, a nasal spray that can help reverse an opioid overdose. Garcia travels around the country teaching classes and giving out free, 4 mg high-dosage Narcan spray. As of Oct. 21, Garcia has taught nearly 150 classes and handed out 39,000 spray bottles which he purchased using his own money and funds raised by a GoFundMe account. The two-hour class is open to the general public, but you must preregister by calling 954-859-4696. No walk-ins accepted. You do not a need medical background to participate. For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/402240860727648/
2. COASTAL CARDIO AT OCEANFRONT PARK: For those exercise buffs among us, or even those just starting a workout routine, head over to Oceanfront Park at 6415 N. Ocean Boulevard this weekend for a quiet, early-morning jog amongst some of the nicest shore views in Palm Beach County. The park opens at sunrise, a good time to get in that morning run. After you’re done, cool down with a smoothie or recharge with breakfast at Turtle Cafe, which is inside the park. The cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feel like hanging around? Then rent a cabana for two at Oceanside Beach Service for $50 a day. The park closes at 9 p.m. daily and parking is $10 a day.
3. CORNHOLING FOR A CAUSE: The Renegades 12-and-under travel baseball team is raising funds for a trip to Cooperstown, New York, and is holding a cornhole tournament at Due South Brewing at 2900 High Ridge Road on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Not familiar with the game of cornhole? It’s a lawn game in which players take turns throwing 16-ounce bags of corn kernels at a raised board with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the board scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches or exceeds the score of 21. The entry fee is $50 per team with $250 going to the first-place winner and $50 to the runner-up.