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March 7, 2014

Health Beat: Registration open for triathlon designed for all abilities

The YWCA Greater Newburyport is teaming up with Tough Warrior Princesses to host a triathlon on Sunday, March 23.

The race, which is for everyone from the first-time athlete to the seasoned competitor, includes a 10-minute lap swim in the indoor pool, a 25-minute spin ride poolside and a 1.5-mile run on the rail trail.

For those interested in participating in the triathlon who are not members, the Y is offering $5 drop-in rates leading up to the event.

The Tough Warrior Princesses raise money for cancer research and provide support to local women and their families affected by cancer.

For more information or to register for the race, call 978-465-9922, ext. 13, or visit www.active.com/newburyport-ma/triathlon/races/tri-for-the-ywca-2014. Registration is $45.

Learn how to be a smarter driver

Brush up on your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course, being held locally at Nichols Village in Groveland on Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Adjustments to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time will also be addressed.

Those completing the course, which is not connected with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, will receive a certificate and may be eligible for insurance discounts afterward.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers and includes lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. Stop by Nichols Village, 1 Nichols Way, to sign up. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 12.

Earn free CEU at pain presentation

A free presentation on chronic pain and its psychological impact will be held Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. in Amesbury.

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