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June 7, 2012

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YMCA hosting recycling day

METHUEN — The Methuen YMCA will host a recycling event on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 129 Haverhill St.

Items accepted include: clothing, shoes and purses, washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, microwaves, gas grills and various types of scrap metal. Also, books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, records and textbooks, newspaper, magazines and catalogs. No cardboard.

For more information, contact Heidi Gebhardt at hgebhardt@mvymca.org or (978) 683-5266.

City of Haverhill Tennis Tournament

The annual Haverhill City Tennis Tournament is accepting entries for this year's event. Play will begin June 16 with men's and women's singles. Men's and women's doubles begin June 23.

The registration deadline for singles is June 14, and June 21 for doubles. Play will be held at the John J. Lynch Courts at Winnekenni Park.

Entry fee is $15 and $30 per doubles team.

All players will receive a free tournament T-shirt. Haverhill's Tournament is one of the oldest city championships in Massachusetts and dates back to the 1930s.

The tournament anticipates a strong field again this year. To register or for more information contact tournament director Peter Lynch at 978-373-3083 or llynch3693@msn.com.

Let's Go Fishing this weekend

NEWBURYPORT — The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will host a free Let's Go Fishing event on Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p,m. The purpose of this hands-on event is to introduce kids and their families to the world of fish and recreational fishing.

The event will have morning and afternoon elements. After learning and practicing fishing-related skills at the refuge visitor center in the morning, kids will have an opportunity to try their luck at fishing on the refuge beach during the afternoon.

Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. The event will go on rain or shine and preregistration is not required.

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