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June 7, 2012

Join a discussion of McClellan's 'grand campaign'

SALEM — The American College of History and Legal Studies and the Massachusetts School of Law will host a free seminar, "McClellan Takes Richmond! Really?" on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the seminar at will take place at the Massachusetts School of Law at 500 Federal St., in Andover,.

The free seminar will be led by professor Michael B. Chesson, founding professor and dean at the American College of History and Legal Studies. Chesson is the author of four books about the Civil War.

This event, featuring a roundtable discussion, marks the 150th anniversary of "the grand campaign," Gen. George McClellan's mammoth offensive to capture Richmond in the spring of 1862.

A quarter-million men took part, more than in any other Civil War operation. One-quarter were dead, wounded or missing when it ended.

To RSVP for the free seminar by June 13, or for further information, contact Maureen Mooney at 458-5145, Ext. 11, or email info@achls.org. Guests can also reserve a seat online at achls.org. Seating is limited.

Hampstead celebrates strawberries

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Congregational Church will hold its annual Strawberry Festival Saturday from 9 a.m. to 23 p.m. at 61 Main St.

There will be crafters, children's games, baked goods, entertainment, lunch and strawberry shortcake.

Sign up Boys and Girls Club camp

SALEM — There's still time to sign up for the Summer Camp Programs at the Boys and Girls Club. Club camps include field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor and gym games, and a games room.

Camp runs June 18 through Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (drop-off and pick-up times from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Full day camp for students in kindergarten through 12th grade is $180 a week.

There are four camps available this summer for children ages 3 through high school.

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