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May 16, 2013

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Zumbathon for diabetes research: Cedardale Health and Fitness will host a “Zumbathon to Stop Diabetes” on May 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is the grand finale of a string of Fab Fitness Fridays events around the area, all to support Team Ben’s Buds, a New England Classic Tour de Cure team led by Benjamin Goodwin of Plaistow. Goodwin has Type 1 Diabetes and rides to support the American Diabetes Association. The Zumbathon is being run by team captain Meagan Campbell and local Zumba instructors who are passionate about raising money for diabetes research, education and a local diabetes camp. Along with Zumba, there will also be raffle prizes, event swag, and a fun photo booth. Tickets are $15 and the event is open to the public. All proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. More information is available from Meagan Campbell at megcampbell87@gmail.com or 603-275-2898.

Osteoporosis is topic of senior lunch program: Osteoporosis – What You Should Know, a senior lunch presentation with Orthopedic surgeon Eugene Brady, MD, will be held on June 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium. The menu includes garden salad, roast pork loin with applesauce, mashed potatoes with gravy, whole green beans, tapioca pudding or apple pie, coffee and tea. The cost of $5 includes a full lunch and the presentation. Merrimack Valley Hospital is located at 140 Lincoln Ave. For more information or to register, please call 978-521-8140.

Trip to the Boston Pops: The Council on Aging will host a trip to the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 7. John Williams will conduct a program titled “Film Night,” which includes much of his cinematic music. Scores from “Star Wars,’’ “Jaws,’’ “Indiana Jones,’’ “ET,’’ “Harry Potter’’ and more will be included in the program. This trip will include a stop at the Prudential Center for shopping or food your own prior to the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $89 per person and include motor coach transportation and a first-balcony Pops ticket. For more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

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