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January 10, 2013

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Annual Run to the Beach is March 17: The Andover Striders in association with the Winner’s Circle Running Club will present their annual Run to the Beach 30K, otherwise known as the “Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad” run, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) at 10 a.m. Be sure to wear your green. The race starts at the North Andover VFW, Route 125, and finishes at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar in Salisbury. This is a point-to-point course and runners must arrange for transportation. Post-run libations at the Circle provided by the WCRC and the AS. The records are 1:50 for male and 2:00 for female. For more information contact Dave LaBrode at 978-376-8289 or email ickylabrode@verizon.net.

Council on Aging offers Tai Chi class: The Council on Aging is offering weekly Tai Chi classes, which can help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as increase flexibility and balance. The class offers a self-paced system of gentle physical exercises and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. It is low impact and suitable for older adults. Class meets on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and the cost is $5 per one-hour session. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Council on Aging hosts Diabetes Support Group: A Diabetes Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 45 on the second floor of the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Karen DiPietro, RD, CDE of Home Health VNA leads the group. This group provides important information to assist seniors living with diabetes. Reservations are not required to attend this group. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Council on Aging plans new trip: The Council on Aging is planning a mid-winter trip to visit and tour the Boston Public Library. This historic treasure houses 8.9 million books and a wealth of rare books and manuscripts, maps, musical scores, and prints. Of significant importance is the Sargent Gallery, which includes spectacular murals painted by John Singer Sargent. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan at 978-374-2390, ext. 11.

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