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March 28, 2014

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Pause Yoga hosting open house

Amesbury’s Pause Yoga is planning a gala weekend to celebrate its official unveiling.

Previously known as People Yoga’s Co-Op, the business changed its name and operational model earlier this month.

On Sunday, the public is invited to attend an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Michael Bernier and Ed Justen will play live music, Webster Saintpreux of Web Wellness will give chair massages, and snacks and drinks will be served. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and enter raffles for products and classes.

Additionally, a private ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held today with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. Tonight at 6:30, participants of all yoga levels, ages 10 and older, are welcome to attend the Community Karma Yoga Class and pay by donation.

Pause Yoga is located on the second floor of 36 Main St. For more information, call 508-333-4160 or visit www.pauseyogastudio.com.

‘Couch to 5K’ training in Newburyport

A free beginner camp will help train runners for the Lt. Derek Hines Flag Day 5K race on June 14.

Starting April 12, the nine-week “Couch to 5K” program will meet Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings at the Fuller Field track on Low Street in Newburyport. It will be led by Nancy McCarthy and Sue Hines.

“Everyone is welcome, from people who have never run a step before in their lives to seasoned runners who may have become unseasoned,” McCarthy said.

To register, visit www.naturalhighfitness.com or call 978-499-0993.

Blood drives in local communities

There are several upcoming blood drives in the Greater Newburyport region:

Rowley: Monday, March 31, 2 to 7 p.m., Rowley Veterans Association, 19 Bradford St.

Newburyport: Tuesday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newburyport City Hall, 60 Pleasant St.; Monday, April 14, 2 to 7 p.m., Elks Lodge, 25 Low St.

Amesbury: Thursday, April 10, noon to 6 p.m., Holy Family Parish Hall, 9 Sparhawk St. Sponsored by the Amesbury Lions Club.

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