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Eat, hike to get healthy in the new year

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Austin 360
Baby Greens is hosting a 28-day healthy living challenge starting Jan. 9. Contributed by Baby Greens

Baby Greens to launch healthy living challenge

A drive-through salad and wrap restaurant in Austin is launching a 28-day healthy living challenge.

The 28-day challenge begins Jan. 9. A kickoff party is set for noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Baby Greens, which opened last month at 1508 West Anderson Lane. The party will feature food tastings, a yoga class by Black Swan Yoga and more.

Those who participate in the 28-day challenge will get healthy tips, recipes, workouts, facts, Baby Greens specials, and more through the restaurant’s Instagram account. They’re also encouraged to post photos about their own experience using the hashtag #28daysofbabygreens. If they post a lot, they’ll have a chance to win a grand prize, which includes lots of food from the restaurant.

— Pam LeBlanc

Take a hike with Fit City

Want to explore some of the best hiking trails in Central Texas? Join me at one of the upcoming Best Hill Country Hikes with Fit City.

REI Outdoor School instructors lead the monthly guided walks. I tag along because I like to hike and want to meet other people who like outdoor adventure. Plus, I’d rather be out in the woods on a Monday morning than sitting at my desk working on a computer.

The two-hour hikes begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up by 11 a.m. Depending on the destination, a shuttle departs the downtown REI store at 601 N. Lamar between 30 minutes and an hour ahead of time.

Cost is $20 for REI members; $25 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, go to

Here are upcoming dates:

Jan. 23: McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Feb. 13: Balcones Canyonlands – Doeskin Ranch Unit

March 13: St. Edwards Park

April 17: Pedernales Falls State Park

May 15: Wild Basin

— Pam LeBlanc

Chicago, Doobie Brothers to play Austin360 Amphitheater

The first booking of the 2017 season at the Austin360 Amphitheater is set: Classic rock acts Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will team up for a June 17 show in the concert venue at Circuit of the Americas.

Tickets, $25-$129.50, go on sale Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. via or 800-745-3000.

— Peter Blackstock

Next week in Austin360: Our guide to the year in Austin festivals.