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July 3, 2014

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Registration for the YWCA’s Tween Summer Program is now open. Children from grades 5-7 will enjoy a variety of fitness challenges geared toward enhancing their cardiovascular and muscular systems while targeting core strength and balance. Instructors are certified personal trainers and fitness instructors. Each session is two weeks and meets twice a week. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 a.m., and registration is $50. For more information, call 978-465-9922.

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Amesbury Youth Recreation will be holding Prime Time Lacrosse Day Clinics this summer for players looking to improve their skills. Staff consisting of current and former college and professional lacrosse players will teach all aspects of both individual and team-based skills. Participants should bring their own sticks. The clinic will run from July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and is for kids ages 8-15. Registration is $195 and the clinic will take place at Woodsom Farm. For more information, visit www.primetimelacrosse.com.

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NFL Flag Football registration is now open. Seacoast Youth Flag Football’s Fall Registration is open for coed ages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15-17. Games are played every Saturday starting the first week of September and runs 10 weeks. NFL Flag Football is the premier Flag Football League emphasizing: Football fundamentals, fitness, teamwork & sportsmanship. All players get official NFL team jersey, socks and shorts. Registration is limited, you must register at www.syffl.com, any questions email info@syffl.com.

Yankee Homecoming Races

The 55th running of the Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile and 5K races will be held July 29 in Newburyport starting and ending at the Newburyport High School. The 5K race starts at 6 p.m. and the 10 mile race at 6:14 p.m. Team competition is with USATF Teams in the 10 mile race. Runners in the 5K may form a corporate team at their place of employment. Food and beverage will be served after the race. More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in celebrating Newburyport’s 250 year old history. To enter the race, visit www.yankeerace.com, and for more information, email yankeeseacoast@comcast.net.

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