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January 25, 2013

Health Beat: Dyslexia info session Monday

If you or your child have difficulties with reading, decoding, phonemic awareness, writing, spelling, math, or attention deficits, dyslexia could be the cause.

New England Dyslexia Solutions is holding a free informational seminar on Monday that will offer in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for, and solutions that help. The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. in Amesbury at Boston North Technology Park on Haverhill Road, building A, conference room, 110.

Registration is required. Call 978-337-7753 or register online at http://ne-dyslexia.com/calendar.html.

Blood drive

at Elks Hall

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Newburyport Elks Lodge on Monday from 2 to 7 p.m.

Donors will receive a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. The lodge is at 25 Low St., Newburyport. To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-a-donation.

Registration starting soon for spring swim lessons

Open registration for the spring session swim lessons at the YWCA Greater Newburyport begins on Feb. 11 at 8 a.m.

The classes will run from Feb. 25 to April 13. Swim lessons will be offered for all levels, beginning at 6 months of age. Sessions will be held Monday through Saturday with morning and afternoon options.

Adult group swim lessons will also be offered: beginners on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Intermediate classes will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. or Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Class registrations must be made in person at the YWCA membership desk at 13 Market St., Newburyport. Both members and nonmembers can register. For more information and registration forms, visit the website www.ywcanewburyport.org or call 978-465-9922.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

Tonight from 6:30 to 7:45. a community karma yoga class will be held at People’s Yoga Co-op in Amesbury. It is a heated vinyasa flow yoga that is pay-by-donation.

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