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May 17, 2013

Health Beat: Spin on the waterfront for a good cause

Take a spinning class and help out the Jimmy Fund at the Waterfront Spin-a-thon in Newburyport on Saturday, June 1.

Hosted by Team Paul & Eve, the event will feature six classes, 25 bikes and a live disc jockey from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Pan-Mass Challenge team is named for two survivors of pediatric cancer and has raised more than $120,000 for research since 2007.

All donations are tax-deductible. To sign up, visit www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2090042.

Fun Run to help marathon victims

A 2.62-mile Charity Fun Run has been planned in Newburyport to support victims of the Boston Marathon.

Starting at Cashman Park on Sally Snyder Way on Sunday, June 2, at 10 a.m., the run will benefit The One Fund Boston.

The event, planned by a group of local mothers in partnership with The Winner’s Circle Running Club, will feature food, music, entertainment and raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

For more information, visit www.runthecircle.org or www.facebook.com/Greaternbptbostonstrongfunrun.

Summer fun at the YWCA

Registration is underway for summer programs at the YWCA. Sessions start July 1.

“Scamper” offers themed weeks for children ages 3-5. Activities will explore the ocean, dinosaurs, animals, cooking, outer space and their own senses.

“School’s Out Summer” gets kids in kindergarten to third grade outside exploring the world. A new program, “YWKids Summer,” is for children entering third through sixth grades. Participants will take bike rides, play games and learn how to make healthy treats.

“Splash ’n More” is an afternoon program offering pool and activity time for youths entering first through fifth grades.

To register for a program, visit the YWCA at 13 Market St., Newburyport. For more information, call 978-465-YWCA or visit www.ywcanewburyport.org.

Donate blood in Salisbury

A blood drive will be held Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Latitude Sports Club, 191 Elm St., Salisbury.

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