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January 18, 2013

Health Beat: Running series begins Sunday

Fitness instructor Nancy McCarthy will begin her Snowflake Series running camp Sunday.

Created to motivate runners and walkers to continue their fitness programs outdoors all through the winter, increase their speed and endurance, and have some fun, the Snowflake Series meets at the Plum Island Coffee Roasters at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings for five weeks.

For more information, contact McCarthy at 978-499-0993 or by e-mail at Nancy@getrealfitness.com.

Dyslexia seminar to be held Jan. 28

If you, your child, or your students have difficulties with reading, decoding, phonemic awareness, writing, spelling, math, or attention deficits, dyslexia could be the cause. Join New England Dyslexia Solutions for a free informational seminar on Monday, Jan. 28 that will offer in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for, and solutions that help.

The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. in Amesbury at Boston North Technology Park on Haverhill Road, building A, conference room, 110.

Registration is required. Call 978-337-7753 or register online at http://ne-dyslexia.com/calendar.html.

Blood drive

at Elks Hall

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Newburyport Elks Lodge on Jan. 28 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Donors will receive a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. The lodge is at 25 Low St., Newburyport. To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org/make-a-donation.

OA meets in Port, Amesbury

Overeaters Anonymous meets weekly at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport. The meetings run from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at 166 High St., Newburyport.

Overeaters Anonymous also holds weekly sessions in Amesbury. On Tuesdays, from 3:45 to 4:50 p.m., meetings are held in the Carriage Room of the Amesbury Health Center on Highland Street. It is the first door on left after entering.

A 12-step program of recovery, OA is meant to assist people with food disorders and food addictions. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. To learn more about OA, visit www.oaambi.org.

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