, Newburyport, MA

May 17, 2013

Health Beat: Spin on the waterfront for a good cause

Health Beat
Newburyport Daily News

---- — 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

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 or

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

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.

All presenting donors will receive a coupon for Sullivan Tire and Auto Repair and can enter a drawing for two Red Sox tickets.

To make an appointment, call 800-REDCROSS or visit

Talk on alternative approaches to ADHD

A free talk on “Effective Drug-Free and Evidence-Based Approaches to ADHD” will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in West Newbury.

Neurotherapist and author Rebecca Shafir, an expert on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, will present.

Registration is required. Call 978-255-1817.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

People’s Yoga Co-Op will hold the following community karma yoga sessions this month. The classes run each Friday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. They are open to the public for all levels and pay-by-donation.

Tonight, Vinyasa Yoga Benefit for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with Paula Wilson; May 24, Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Kristin Sauve; and May 31, Yoga for Everyone with Marie Zappala-Stewart.


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