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Area nutritional therapist Craig Fear offers a 12-week program designed to address the underlying causes of weight gain and poor health beginning Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clinic: Alternative Medicines, 98 Main St., Northampton.

A free informational session about the program, “Get at the Roots,” will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the clinic.

For more information, contact (413) 559-7770.


Dragonfly Integrated Care at the Atkinson Family Practice in Amherst is offering a six-week program for people diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Participants will learn about medical testing and treatment, bone strengthening and balance exercises, bone building foods and tasty ways to prepare them, yoga for flexibility and joint protection, and movement exercises for better postural awareness.

For more details, call Debra Ellis at (413) 695-6069.


Kids ages 11 and older can take a course that will help them learn babysitting basics.

The next Supersitters course will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s education classroom This one-session course is taught by a certified instructor. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

To register, visit www.cooley-dickinson.org or call (888) 554-4CDH (234).


Community Resources for People with Autism holds its fourth annual Stepping Out for Autism fundraising gala Jan. 26 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.

The event is 6 to 11 p.m., and features food, live music, a silent auction and other activities. Tickets are $50, or $450 for a table of 10. For more details, visit www.communityresourcesforautism.org.


A four-week stress reduction program with Jessica Berger using the RelaxAbility method will be held Feb. 4, 3 to 4 p.m., at the Easthampton Council on Aging Enrichment Center. Berger is a registered nurse and certified yoga instructor. The class is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The fee is $28. Call 527-6151.

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