Health happenings - August 6, 2007

Area MS Society needs riders, volunteers

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National MS Society is looking for cyclists and volunteers from Rock Hill to participate or assist with the year's annual MS 150 Breakaway to the Beach Bike Ride to be Sept. 15 and 16 in Myrtle Beach.

The society is hoping to recruit more than 2,200 cyclists to pedal through Horry County on a two-day, 150-mile trek as part of a nationwide effort to fight multiple sclerosis.

Beginning at Broadway at the Beach, cyclists will ride between 35 and 100 miles each day, depending on the route they choose. Volunteers are also needed.

For details, contact Matt Honeycutt at 800-477-2955 or

YMCA to host Tuesday health screenings

A cholesterol screening will be offered at the Charlotte Avenue YMCA from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Cholesterol and PSA tests are $10 each, blood sugar is $3 and simple cholesterol is $3. The event is open to the community. For details, call 329-9622.

Yoga classes offered at local arts center

The Center for the Arts at 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, will offer a weekly mixed-level yoga class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $10 per visit. For information or to register, call 328-2787. Class registration is limited to 10 students.