Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida County Health Department  is encouraging kids and their parents to turn off  their televisions and video games and lace up their walking shoes during "Screen Free Week."

It's happening next week, April 18th through the 24th

Residents are invited to take part in one of several community walks planned for next Tuesday night, April 19th, from 6:00 to 7:00

Walkers will meet at the Sherman Drive parking lot at Mohawk Valley Community College for a walk around the MVCC Campus.

Walks will also be held on the paved trail behind the Vernon Town Hall and at the Philip Rayhill Trail on Clark Mills Road and Route 840.

There will be prize drawings at each of the venues.