Health Events in Maine October 26 to November 3. You Just Might Find Your Zen.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

Zen and the Art of Woodworking

1. FIND YOUR ZEN + MAKE AN ASIAN TEA TRAY OUT OF WOOD.

ZEN + THE ART OF WOODWORKING

Katahdin Studio Furniture
41 Chestnut Street
Lewiston

Saturday, October 26
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please come join us and discover the linkage between Zen and Craft. We will take you through a proper introduction to the fundamentals of Zen Meditation. You will learn simple techniques that unlock pathways to relaxation, mindfulness and reduced daily stress. As you practice these beneficial techniques in the workshop, you will also apply them to the craft of woodworking.

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AARP Driver Safety logo

2. MAKE SURE YOU’RE STILL A SAFE DRIVER

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS — DAMARISCOTTA

Spectrum Generations
521 Main Street
Damariscotta

Saturday, October 26
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

$12 for AARP members, $14 for others.

Class size is limited. Call Spectrum Generations at 563-1365 to register.

Check the Catching Health Calendar for more AARP Driver Safety Classes throughout the state.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Julie White, MD

3. GET A FREE CAROTID ARTERY SCREENING

ULTRASOUND SCREENING FOR CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE

Picker Family Resource Center
Glen Cove Drive
Rockport

Wednesday, October 30
9:00 am to 11:30 am

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call today to schedule your pain-free screening at 593-5737.

The screening will be administered by Pen Bay Vascular Lab under the direction of Dr. Julie White, who is chief of surgery at Pen Bay Surgery. She is also the director of the Wound Healing Center and the Vascular Services Lab at Ben Bay.

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Woman clutching her abdomen

4. FIGURE OUT IF AN IRRITABLE BOWEL IS WHAT’S BEEN AILING YOU. 

THE ROAD TO HEALTH IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTESTINES

Healthy Living Health Care
19 Northbrook Drive #2
Falmouth

Wednesday, October 30
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

If you suffer from chronic bloating, abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea or constipation, you may have irritable bowel syndrome. Naturopathic Doctor Peter Knight is presenting a free talk about common underlying causes.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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5. CHECK OUT THE HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Presented by Portland Press Herald and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Marriott at Sable Oaks
200 Sable Oaks Drive
South Portland

Sunday, November 3
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free screenings, demonstrations, fitness tips and healthy food!

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Catching Health Calendar

SEE MORE UPCOMING HEALTH EVENTS ON THE CATCHING HEALTH CALENDAR AND BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN EVENTS.

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane Atwood was the health reporter on News Center 6. She's now a regular guest on the Morning Report. Before she became a health reporter, Diane was a radiation therapist/dosimetrist at Maine Medical Center. In 2000, she left the world of reporting to manage marketing and public relations for Mercy Hospital. In 2011, she decided to pursue a longtime dream of being a freelance writer and launched her award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.