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May 29, 2012

Shawsheen River Watershed Association schedules events

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Salem Senior Services is open to residents 60 and older Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet's Way. People can stop in for coffee and conversation or to enjoy any of the activities. It's free for Salem residents and $25 per year for nonresidents.

For more information or a detailed daily calendar, go to townofsalemnh.org, visit the center or call 603-890-2190.

Newton library offers book sale

NEWTON, N.H. — The Friends of the Gale Public Library will hold its spring book sale June 9, at Estabrook's Garage on Main Street.

The sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books, movies and music will be available.

There will also be a quilt raffle. The quilt was made by local artist and library trustee Carol Szot. The winning ticket will be drawn in August.

To donate items for the sale, drop them off at the library during regular business hours.

For more information about joining The Friends, visit the library or call 603-382-4691.

Relay for Life has 60 teams so far

HAVERHILL — Sixty teams are signed up so far for the Relay for Life event to fight cancer June 8 and 9 at the track of Northern Essex Community College.

The event will go from 3 p.m. on June 8 to 3 p.m. the next day. The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. June 8. The event will go 24 straight hours. Members of each team will take turns walking the NECC track, so each team has at least one member walking during the entire event. Teams raise money by signing up people and businesses to make donations.

The Relay for Life has been a big money-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Last year, $387 million was raised nationwide through Relay for Life events, including $11 million in Massachusetts.

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