, Newburyport, MA


April 11, 2014

Health Beat: Walk MS: Newburyport to raise money, awareness


No yoga experience is necessary, but space is limited.

The new studio focuses on the entire practice of yoga, including the history and philosophy. For more information, visit

Musical journey to benefit cancer center

Voices of Hope is raising money for cancer therapies with its annual spring show on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Music Theatre.

“Once on This Island” is a tropical island fairy tale filled with nonstop dance, vibrant singing and exuberant music. Follow the journey of a young orphan girl named Ti Moune, who sets out to prove that love will always win in the end.

Voices of Hope is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research through music and song. Everyone in the group, which counts Newburyport, Amesbury and Seabrook residents among its 100-plus members, has been affected by cancer.

Tickets cost $35 to $75 and are available online at; by calling 978-232-7200; or at the theater, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Proceeds will benefit the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Group for Alzheimer’s caregivers to meet

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet tomorrow at SeaView Retreat in Rowley.

Those caring for a loved one with diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairment diseases are encouraged to attend. Led by trained facilitators Suzanne Carpentier and Dawn Edwards, meetings offer a safe place for sharing and educational resources.

The group meets twice a month, on the second Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and on the fourth Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

SeaView is located at 50 Mansion Drive. For more information, call 978-500-2523 or 781-720-9046.


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