The Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury $3,000 for its upcoming summer program, “Exercise Your Mind,” as part of its Healthy Communities initiative.

Teaming up with the Roxbury Senior Center, the Roxbury Recreation Commission and the Roxbury Road Race, the library will present programs, activities and events for all ages for six weeks this summer.

From an understanding of basic neuroscience to experiential practice in a number of different kinds of activities, Roxbury residents of all ages will have an opportunity to explore and understand different ways of developing and maintaining good brain health.

Among the activities planned are a community walk/run co-sponsored with the Roxbury Recreation Commission and the Roxbury Road Race, lectures about topics such as brain function, the connection between hiking and happiness, and using nature to reduce stress. Family activities will include making air-dried ceramic sculptures and introductions to Tai Chi, sound meditation, and Reiki.

Children will be introduced to karate.

Collaborating with the Roxbury Senior Center, weekly yoga, Zumba and aerobics classes will be made available to adults of all ages.

A healing through art workshop will be offered, and the PBS television series “Arts and the Mind with Lisa Kudrow” will be screened.

Library board officials and staff said they are “grateful” to the foundation for the support its programs.

For more information, call 860-350-2181 or visit