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An eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course will be offered in Northampton beginning June 10.

The course will be taught by David Spound, certified MBSR teacher and staff member of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. The course is open to all; program is especially helpful to those coping with stress, chronic pain and illness. Introductory sessions are free and required for anyone who would like to participate. The next orientation session is June 3. Space is limited. Register online at valleymindfulness.com. Please visit the web site or call David at 413-570-0312 for more information.


The public is invited to “Ticks, Lyme Disease, and Your Family’s Health” Thursday at 7 p.m. at Goshen Town Hall.

Speakers include entomologist Craig Hollingsworth, of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; veterinarian Dwight Baghdoyan, Williamsburg Animal Clinic; and forester Lincoln Fish, Bay State Forestry Service.

Tick identification cards will be available. Topics to be covered are tick biology and identification; diseases carried by deer ticks; personal protection methods and control of ticks in the landscape, and more.


A program on healthy eating, and how it improves body and brain health and may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, will be held today at noon at the Northampton Council on Aging and Senior Center on Conz Street. Call Michele Dihlmann/ for more information: 587-1226.


The Elaine Center at Hadley invites you to attend an Alzheimer’s/Dementia support group for emotional support and

education June 6 at 6 p.m. at the center.

Caregivers are invited to attend. Reserve seats by calling Cathy Dionne, program director, at 584-5057, ext. 255, or e-mail her at catherine.dionne@sunh.com.

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