On Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, is hosting a variety of free activities focused on physical, mental, emotional and community wellness. Join a healthy cooking class using local ingredients by Eastern Market chef Jonathan Bardzik. Enjoy face-painting; a community coloring project by local artist Alanna Reeves. Discover yoga for nature lovers. Also, there will be a class on herbs and nutrition; story time; double Dutch jump rope; an outdoor performance by the East of the River Steel Band; essential oils and aromatherapy; a chess workshop; car seat fittings and checks; bicycle repairs from Gearin’ Up Bicycles; free food and groceries; screenings for diabetes and prediabetes from Flexcare pharmacy; blood pressure checks from Unity Health; raffles and giveaways. Free and open to the public. dclibrary.org/francis.