No studying is necessary for testing at the Dublin Community Recreation Center Aug. 25.

No studying is necessary for testing at the Dublin Community Recreation Center Aug. 25.

The Healthy Dublin Community Health Fair will feature health tests and screening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 in addition to food samples, prizes and other activities.

"I think we have increased our effort this year in getting programs like mobile mammography and sun-damage screening," said Megan Canavan, Dublin public information officer . "It's really just to increase overall awareness for a healthy Dublin."

Health tests at the event include allergy testing, sun-damage scans, mobile mammography and bone density screenings.

Appointments must be made in advance for mobile mammography and bone density and can be completed by calling 614-566-1111 or 1-877-566-1112.

Dublin Methodist Hospital will also offer biometric screenings for blood pressure, body-mass index and cholesterol to the first 400 attendees.

"A lot of the things are interactive so people can take that information back to their homes and figure out with their families what the next step will be," Canavan said.

Also on tap for the fair are more than 20 health and wellness vendors and chair massages.

"We'll have the American Cancer Society, Dublin Farmers Market, Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine," Canavan said.

"We'll also have our partners in Healthy Dublin: the chamber (of commerce), Dublin Counseling Center, Dublin Methodist Hospital will do bone density testing.

"We'll also have groups like the Dublin police as well," she said.

"There's quite a wide range of health and wellness vendors."

The community health fair aims to get residents and workers to focus on a healthy lifestyle, but also offers an online tool to keep track of health goals.

"We started it at the health fair last year in October so it's a pretty new program," Canavan said.

"The 411 fit program is a free program we offer to people. It's a great tracking tool.

"You can put in your weight, workouts (and) meals," she said.

"It's a great component people can take advantage of to keep track and make sure they're meeting goals."

Canavan said about 300 people had signed up for the online feature; anyone who signs up online at until Aug. 31 will be entered into a drawing to win a 32-inch HDTV and Wii Fit Plus package, membership to the recreation center and other prizes.

The event will also offer people a change to get reacquainted with Healthy Dublin before more events begin.

"We have speakers and seminars in the fall and even into the winter that they can come back to and be involved with overall through Healthy Dublin," Canavan said.

The Healthy Dublin Community Health Fair is free. For more information, look online at