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June 21, 2013

Health Beat: Show off your creativity and help a good cause

Health Beat
Newburyport Daily News

---- — The second annual Mad Hatter Tea Party will be held Sunday at Glenn’s Restaurant & Cool Bar in Newburyport.

Hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. by Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness, the event will include tea sandwiches, scones and pastries along with a cash bar.

Attendees are encouraged to wear creatively decorated hats, and prizes will be awarded for the best ones.

Proceeds will benefit Ovations for the Cure, a nonprofit that supports ovarian cancer research and offers support and services to women in treatment and recovery.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Greetings by Design, 4A Winter St. They will also be available at the door.

Glenn’s is located at 44 Merrimac St. For more information, call 978-225-6700.

Artists featured at Anna Jaques

A multimedium exhibit will be showcased at Anna Jaques Hospital from June 27 through July 25.

Morton Gilbert and his daughter Sandy are displaying their photography, Margaret Del Tufo will show off works that use colored pencils and acrylic paints, and David McPhee is exhibiting local watercolor scenes.

A portion of sales will be donated to the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association to support the health needs of the community.

PMC Kids Ride to raise money for cancer research

More than 100 children are expected to take part in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Greater Newburyport Kids Ride on Sunday.

Children ages 4 to 13 will ride 2.2 miles on the Clipper City Rail Trail, and kids ages 2 to 3 will ride on an obstacle course at Cashman Park.

A party after the ride will feature a disc jockey, face-painting, bike decorating, light refreshments and a visit from the Mix 104.1 ice cream truck.

The goal is to raise $10,000 for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The ride will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is $15, and there is a $25 fundraising minimum. To register, visit http://kids.pmc.org. For more information, call 978-809-1241 or 800-WE-CYCLE.

Yoga classes to benefit charities

Anne Rundle, the owner of Asteya Yoga in Merrimac, 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.

During the 7 a.m. Power Yoga and 8:30 a.m. Gentle Flow sessions on June 29, the studio will be collecting donations for Towers of Gifts for Newborns in Need, which gives diapers and other items to new moms. On July 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28, classes will be free with a donation to the Massachusetts General Hospital pediatric cancer center.

Asteya Yoga is located at 9 School St. For more information, visit www.asteyayoga.net.

Free yoga classes for adults and kids

A free community weekly yoga class will be held at Waterfront Park, behind the Firehouse, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Friday through Aug. 24.

Led by Mike Houlihan of Roots to Wings, the classes will have a healing focus and include postures and breathing for strength, flexibility, balance and concentration. Bring a mat or towel.

Donations will be accepted for the Pettengill House in Salisbury.

Roots to Wings is also offering free KidsYoga classes for ages 5-11 on Thursday, June 27, and Saturday, June 29, at 4 p.m. at 1 Lunt St., Byfield. Reservations are requested.

Classes are also held at Perkins Playground off Water Street on Saturday mornings and on the beach on the Newbury side of Plum Island on Sunday mornings.

For more information, call 978-463-9642, email yoga@rootstowings.com or visit www.rootstowings.com.

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 and held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at 14 Cedar St.

Tonight, Restorative & Slow Flow Yoga with Jennifer Freeman, and June 28, Awesome Abs Yoga with Paula Wilson.

Pay-by-donation Yoga by the River classes are also planned for every Sunday in July and August from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Merrimack River in Amesbury.

For more information, call 508-333-4160 or visit www.peoplesyogacoop.com.

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