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Today

FIBROMYALGIA:

Dr. Charles Lapp will talk about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelopathy at a meeting of Hopekeepers Support Group of Charlotte. The meeting is 7:10-8:30 p.m. at Pineville Church of the Nazarene, Room 430 of the Family Life Center, 8614 Pineville-Matthews Road. Details: Carolyn Young, 704-545-7657.

Thursday

PARKINSON'S DISEASE:

Canadian author Gord Carley will talk at a seminar sponsored by The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas. It's based on his book, “Surviving Adversity: Living with Parkinson's Disease,” which includes profiles of 28 people with Parkinson's. The program, including dinner, will be 6 to 8:00 p.m. at The Ivey Adult Day Care, 6030 Park South Drive. The cost for dinner is $10. Registration required: Cindy Greer, 704-248-3717.

SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA

Dr. Darrell Klotz, an otolaryngologist at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, will talk about spasmodic dysphonia at a meeting of the Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group of Charlotte; 7-9 p.m. in the CEENTA fourth floor conference room, 6035 Fairview Road. Details: Mary Bifaro, 704-846-3519.

Saturday

YOGA:

Ranjit Deora, who teaches yoga for children and teens at Alexander Youth Network in Charlotte, will lead free classes on “laughter yoga,” which combines physical movements with breathing techniques to encourage laughter, Saturday and June 14. Classes are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. East, Matthews. Reservations: 704-277-6049 or www.yogahealth solutions.com.

Sunday-Monday

CANCER SURVIVOR :

Denise DeSimone, a Massachusetts singer-songwriter who was told she had three months to live when she was diagnosed with advanced neck and throat cancer in 2006, will tell her story of survival, “Self Love – The All Time Healer,” Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Unity of Charlotte, 401 E. Arrowood Road. She will also lead a workshop on “Sound Healing” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and will speak on “Sound as Spiritual Practice” on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Details: Nancy Ennis, 704-523-0062, www.denise desimone.com.

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