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March 29, 2013

Health Beat: Free cancer screenings in Port

Health Beat
Newburyport Daily News

---- — Colden & Seymour Ear Nose Throat & Allergy will hold several oral, head and neck cancer screenings next month.

Held during the annual screening week, these free screenings will be offered at the Newburyport Medical Center, 1 Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way, Suite 3002.

Appointments are available Tuesday, April 16: 4 to 6 p.m. with Dr. Elizabeth Davis; Wednesday, April 17: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Daryl Colden, and Thursday, April 18: 8 a.m. to noon with Dr. Peter Seymour.

To schedule your screening, call Colden & Seymour Ear Nose Throat and Allergy at 978-997-1550.

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 Saturday, 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.

Dyslexia seminar set for next month

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 Thursday, April 4 , that will offer in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for and solutions that help. The seminar will begin at 1 p.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.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

The following community karma yoga classes will be offered at The People’s Yoga Co-Op in Amesbury on a pay-by-donation basis. All classes are drop-in.

March 29: Full Moon Yoga with Nancy MacDougall, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; April 5: Warm Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Kristin Sauve, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; April 12: Happy Hour Yoga with Jennifer Freeman; 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; April 19: Feel Good Friday Night Flow Yoga, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; April 26: Partner Yoga with Paula Wilson; come with a friend, family member of significant other and enjoy practicing together, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Make Way for Molly fundraiser May 18

The fifth annual Make Way for Molly Pan Massachusetts Challenge fundraiser featuring dinner, dancing, silent auction and raffles will be held Saturday, May 18, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodge on Low Street in Newburyport. This is the seventh year the Make Way for Molly team has ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge and the fourth year the Barlow family of Newburyport’s niece, Molly Callahan, has been cancer free. Callahan, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 10, will be graduating from high school this year and will be going on to college to study nursing, hoping to someday work on the same floor at Children’s Hospital in Boston where she herself was treated.

All the money raised by the Make Way for Molly team is given to a pediatric fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to assist children afflicted with cancer and their families.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 for adults. They are available in advance or at the door. For more, email Barlowcarpentry@msn.com or call 978-465-6928.

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