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March 8, 2013

Asperger's support group meets Monday

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To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Couch to 5K program

The Couch to 5K Program, designed for people who want to begin a running program, will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the track at Fuller Field on Low Street, Newburyport. The nine-week program will train participants for the first annual Green Strides Mother’s Day 5K in Amesbury.

A second Couch to 5K program will be offered beginning April 6, also at the Fuller Field on Saturday mornings at 8. It will also be offered on Wednesday evenings. This program will train participants to run in the second annual Derek Hines Flag Day Race in June.

There is no charge for the Couch to 5K programs.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

Every Friday in March at 6:30 p.m., People’s Yoga Co-op in Amesbury will hold a community karma yoga class with a different teacher and different theme. Each class is a pay-by-donation.

The schedule includes: March 8, Awesome Abs Yoga with Paula Wilson; March 15, Yin Yoga with Kristin Sauve; March 22, Happy Hour Yoga with Jennifer Freeman and March 29, Full Moon Yoga with Nancy MacDougal.

On Sunday, an Early Spring Awakening Yoga class is scheduled with senior yoga teacher Julia Tirabassi from noon to 2 p.m. There is a $25 fee. Registration is required.

People’s Yoga Co-op is located at 14 Cedar St, 101, Amesbury.

Free yoga classes with donation

Anne Rundle, the owner of Merrimac’s new yoga studio, Asteya Yoga, is giving back to the community as she teaches.

Asteya Yoga promotes affordable classes, and on the last Saturday of the month, in lieu of paying for classes, participants may make a donation to the charity of the month.

On March 30, the studio will be collecting donations for the Our Neighbors’ Table food pantry during the 7 a.m. Power Yoga and 8:30 a.m. Gentle flow Yoga sessions. On April 27, classes will be free with a donation to the Fresh Air Fund; on May 25, the recipient will be Opportunity Works in Newburyport.

Asteya Yoga is located at 9 School St., Merrimac.

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