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Asperger support group meets Monday

Asperger Syndrome Support Group will meet on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Higgins Conference of Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Ave, Newburyport.

The guest speaker will be Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf, associate director of the Asperger Association of New England. She will talk about sibling relationships in families of children with Asperger syndrome.

This support group to the concerns of parents of school-age children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism or related problems.

The meetings are free and open to the public and serve the families of all neighboring communities. The group is sponsored by the Asperger’s Association of New England.

If you have questions, call Carol Keating, 978-372-2799, or carolkeating@verizon.net Suzanne Phillips, 978-356-1775. Your e-mail address is suzannemphillips47@gmail.com.

Yoga classes in Amesbury

Popular Yoga Co-op at 14 Cedar St. in Amesbury is offering community classes. All classes are drop-in “and paid for by donations. Classes begin tonight 5:30 to 18:45 A different teacher will instruct the classes per week.

The schedule is: May 6, Swaran Kaur, Kundalini Yoga, May 13, Jennifer Freeman, all levels of yoga, May 20, Barbara Galarza, Metamorphosis / Hatha Yoga open to all levels, May 27, Marie Claire Paulis, Yoga for everyone else. Adolescents, adolescents and children are welcome to this class for all levels.

Breast cancer fundraiser next week

As he celebrates five years of cancer free, Amesbury resident and mother of three daughters Dana Fagerquist is to raise funds for breast cancer research walk in the Susan G Kommen three days standing in Boston in July. The Itsy Bitsy Zone business Amesbury will hold a fun and fundraiser to help Fagerquist in this important mission.

On Friday, May 13, 4-6, Itsy Bitsy Zone will hold a fundraiser from 4-6 pm, which will include a music and movement class with a bouncy house and a pizza party.

Itsy Bitsy zone is located in Amesbury Plaza and offers music and art programs for children under 5 years, with parents and carers.

There is a suggested donation of $ 10 per child. All funds raised will support Dana and mission of ending world Komen breast cancer.

The Red Cross CPR classes

American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts will conduct an adult CPR / AED class exam on Tuesday 6-8 pm at the training center in Beverly, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 210-E.

In addition, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer Review Class is scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 10:30 pm

For pricing, more information and registration, call 978-922-2224 or visit northeastmassredcross.org.

McCarter deployed with the Red Cross

American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, recently deployed Odile McCarter, of Amesbury, in northern Alabama to help families displaced by the recent tornados.

If you are also interested in helping others in their hour of need? Looking for more involved with their neighbors and community? If so, northeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross is interested in you.

Serving the communities from Beverly to Gloucester to Salisbury, the chapter is seeking volunteers to help in the 15 communities. Volunteers are needed in various capacities including disaster relief, fundraising and office work.

Before deploying volunteers to national disasters, which take the basic training for disaster relief housing and casework. Often, the volunteer will assist clients in the local area with fires, floods and storms before being sent to other parts of the country. Some volunteers may prefer to help only in state or local communities.

No experience necessary, training will be provided at no cost to the volunteer. It is a disaster services general meeting scheduled for Monday, May 23 from 6-9 pm, 100 Cummings Center, Building 100, Room 210-E, Beverly. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register, cvose@northeastmassredcross.org email or call 978-922-2224.

“Thousands of miracles” fundraiser May 15

There will be a fundraiser at the Elks hall in Newburyport on Sunday, May 15th 1-6 pm to raise money for thousands of Miracles, a 7-mile pledge walk to benefit Children’s Hospital in Boston.

“Jocelyn Team” is asking for a donation of $ 10 for an admission fee. The evening will include raffles and entertainment.

YWCA talk set for this month

The YWCA will hold the next installment of the Mother-Daughter Program Seminar on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm in the YWCA of Greater Newburyport, 13 Market St.

Rebecca Chase, a pediatric nurse, will give a briefing on the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the vaccine Gardasil, which helps protect against HPV. The vaccine Gardasil can protect adolescents from various diseases caused by HPV.

Chase is a nurse at Riverside Pediatrics in Newburyport. Advanced registration is required call 978-465-9922.

Diabetes walk in the ‘Tour de Cure’ May 22

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to participate at the 17th Annual North Shore Tour de Cure cycling event on Sunday, May 22 at the Pingree School in South Hamilton.

The event will help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease. Four different routes wind through 17 cities and towns along the northern coast, including Newburyport.

Cyclists from across the region will gather to ride one of the four routes, joining more than 40,000 cyclists and other volunteers around the country in the 20 th anniversary of this national program. The routes will have rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to encourage runners.

The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by riders. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association toll-free at 1-888-DIABETES, ext. 3487 or visit http://main.diabetes.org/northshoretour.

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