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August 9, 2013

Health Beat: Give blood Monday in Newburyport or Georgetown

Blood drives are scheduled from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Elks Lodge, 25 Low St., Newburyport, and the Georgetown VFW, 435 Andover St.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

In August, all presenting donors will receive a free 24-pack of spring water and a coupon for up to 20 percent off from participating Walgreens.

Donors will also have the chance to win two Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

To make an appointment, call 800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Amesbury healing center marks 20 years

The Way to Balance Center for Advanced Healing and Training in Amesbury is celebrating its 20th anniversary with three community events.

A Neck & Back Pain Relief Clinic will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can register for a private 20-minute session with a practitioner offering holistic treatments including acupressure and hands-on healing techniques.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, a Headache & Migraine Pain Relief Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private 20-minute sessions will teach people how to prevent headaches and methods for relieving them naturally.

The public is invited to meet therapists, vendors and support staff during an open house on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20. Features include a mini expo, talks, demonstrations, raffles and refreshments.

Admission to all three events is free, but a portion of donations received at the clinics will benefit Our Neighbors’ Table. Donations and raffle proceeds during the open house will benefit Our Neighbors’ Table and other local charities.

The Way to Balance, located at 21 Water St., is owned by Sue Hanks Singleton and her husband, Aaron Singleton. Sue is a medical intuitive and master healer/teacher who recently released a new book, “Nine Simple Laws to Create Joy and Grace: A Comprehensive Guide to Manifestation.” Aaron is a licensed massage therapist, master healer/teacher and founder of the Energy of Life healing process.

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