, Newburyport, MA


November 8, 2013

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Learn how to shift your mood

A free program on Thursday, Nov. 21, will teach you how to “Choose Your Mood, Change Your Life.”

Newburyport author, speaker and leadership coach Don Arnoudse will give a 90-minute talk and interactive discussion at 7 p.m. in the Newburyport City Hall auditorium, 60 Pleasant St. Refreshments will be served started at 6:30.

Arnoudse is committed to shifting the primary mood of our times from fear to exuberance. He will share stories about the surprising power of mood in all aspects of life.

Recognizing the signs of dyslexia

A free, informational seminar on dyslexia will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. in Amesbury.

Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for and solutions that help. Difficulties with reading, decoding, phonemic awareness, writing, spelling, math or attention deficits can all be caused by dyslexia.

The seminar is presented by New England Dyslexia Solutions and will be held in the Boston North Technology Park Building A conference room, 110 Haverhill Road.

Seating is limited, and registration is required. Call 978-337-7753 or visit to sign up.

Support group for adoptive parents

The Adoptive Parent Support & Education Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Plum Island Coffee Roasters.

At the Nov. 12 meeting, the documentary “Stuck” will be presented. The film explores the international adoption system through the stories of Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti.

Meetings are free and open to those who have created a family through adoption or are considering adoption, as well as birth parents and anyone who is adopted. The group is hosted by the Center for Child Health & Development and the Greater Newburyport Adoption Group.

Because seating is limited, advance registration is requested. Call 978-518-0264 or visit

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