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October 26, 2012

Transition to Adulthood seminar Tuesday

Learn about the benefits, resources and best practices for successful transitions for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities ages 14-25 in a “Transition to Adulthood.... Moving Forward” seminar on Tuesday.

Led by the Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport, the roundtable discussion will explore what occurs when a child turns 18 and how to successfully make the transition from school into adult services.

The program will run from 7 to 9 p.m. The group meets at the Greater Newburyport YWCA, 13 Market Square, Newburyport. For more information and to RSVP contact Kerry.Mahoney@TheArcofGHN.org or call 978 373-0552 ext. 201.

Volunteers needed to work with homeless kids

Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters. A commitment of just two hours a week will make a significant difference in the lives of these children.

A training session will be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peabody library’s west branch. Call 978-557-2182 or go to northeast@horizonsforhomelesschildren.org for more information.

‘Introduction to Insight Meditation’ begins next week

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer a five-week introductory class on Insight Meditation beginning on Thursday. The class is designed for anyone interested in learning Insight Meditation (Vipassana), which is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment. It originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago.

The class will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each week and will last for 5 weeks. There is a $85 fee for the program. The center is located at 443 Middle St., West Newbury.

The Insight Meditation Center is a non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.imcnewburyport.org.

Adaptive Dance program begins on Nov. 10

Agnes Strecker Dance Studio in Groveland is launching a new Adaptive Dance program this season.

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