Things to Do: Health & Family

Posted March 09, 2011, at 10:48 p.m.

BAR HARBOR — “Chronic Pain: Why Do You Have It and What Can You Do About It?” free talk by Bonnie Lundquist, NP, 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at Mount Desert Island YMCA, 21 Park St. Call 288-3511.

BAR HARBOR — Women’s Health Center 3rd Annual Frock Swap, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at  Pleasant Street Pilates, 18 Pleasant  St. Clean out your closet and swap up to 10 gently used items for $10.  Items can include clothing, shoes, jewelry, outerwear or lingerie. Refreshments will be served. Leftover items will be donated to the Serendipity Thrift Shop, which benefits the Bar Harbor Food Pantry. Money raised will support educational programs for the community provided by the Health Center Advisory Committee. Call 288-8100.

BELFAST — “Acupressure for an Optimal Labor and Birth” free talk by Fang Cai, licensed Japanese acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, 5-6:30 p.m. March 17, at First Light Midwifery Office, 137 High St. Cai will discuss how acupressure, an accessibly, do-it-yourself form of Chinese medicine, can be used to increase the health and vitality of women during labor and birth. Call 525-7740.

LINCOLN — Dewey and the Decimals after-school program on library skills, 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, March 10-31, at Lincoln Memorial Library, 21 West Broadway. Free. Space is limited to 15 participants. To register, call 794-2765.

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ORONO — “Hearing Loss, The Americans With Disabilities Act, and You” presented by the Maine Chapter of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults and Dirigo Pines Retirement Community, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Dirigo Pines Retirement Community, 9 Alumni Drive. Guest speaker is Eric Dibner, Maine’s state accessibility coordinator. Call 866-4278.

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