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August 23, 2013

Health Beat: Locals gear up for Jimmy Fund Walk

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For more information, call 978-465-9922, ext. 27.

Give blood Monday in Merrimac

A blood drive will be held Monday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Merrimac Public Library, 86 W. Main St.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

In August, all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free 24-pack of spring water and a coupon for up to 20 percent off from participating Walgreens.

Donors will also have the chance to win two Red Sox tickets and to be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

For more information, call 800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Kripalu yoga offeredon Plum Island

Angelena Craig will lead a Kripalu yoga class Wednesday and Saturday at 8 a.m. on Plum Island.

The one-hour classes are a gentle slow flow to open, stretch and balance the mind and the body and are appropriate for experienced yoga students, as well as beginners.

To find the class, come onto the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Park in the first large parking lot, and walk onto the beach, turning to the left. You will see the class meeting by the big wood sign. Bring a large towel, water and sunglasses.

There is no fee, but a suggested donation of $5 or $10 is appreciated. If the weather is inclement, or you have questions, call 508-472-7251 or visit www.thenewagingmovement.com.

Community yoga classes in Amesbury

The following community karma yoga classes will be offered this month 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, Move & Groove Yoga with Jennifer Freeman, and Aug. 30, Gentle Flow Yoga with Nancy MacDougall.

A pay-by-donation Yoga by the River class will also take place Sunday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Merrimack River in Amesbury.

Bring your own mat, water and a towel for the damp grass. Park along the grass between the houses at 391 and 417 Main St.

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

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