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May 23, 2012

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American Lebanese Awareness Association will be celebrating its 29th Annual Scholarship/ Installation of Officers Banquet on Saturday June 9, at Michael's Function Hall 12 Alpha St., Haverhill. All members, future members, friends, and guests are welcomed for a time to reunite with friends and support the future of the organization. Tickets are $45 and available by contacting: Barbara Zraket 978-683-6271 or Shaker Asmar 978-258-2120

Refuge offers 1-week photo camp for teens

NEWBURYPORT — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge will offer a digital nature photography day camp for high school-age youth the week of July 16 - 20, 2012 at the refuge.

Provided with a loaner digital single lens reflex camera, each camp participant will spend the week learning and practicing the fundamentals of photographic exposure and composition.

Each participant will be required to provide and use their own laptop computer (either Windows or Mac). By week's end each camper will have assembled a portfolio of their favorite images — one of which will be selected for printing and framing as part of a public display in the refuge visitor center.

Applicants to the day camp must be entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 next fall (or be of equivalent age, if home-schooled). Using a lottery process, a total of 10t youths will be selected to participate. Tuition for the camp is $75.

Those interested can download a photo camp application form at the refuge web site or by sending an email to matt_poole@fws.gov. Application deadline is Wednesday, June 6th.

YMCA offers special summer rates

Enjoy YMCA 3-month Summer Memberships at special rates. Swim, play and workout close to home.

Senior and Young Adult Summer memberships — $70 for 3 months. (Young Adult memberships began on May 1.) Adult Summer memberships — $75 for 3 months.

Family Summer memberships — $99 for 3 months. These membership also available: Preschool ($27), Youth ($40) and Teen ($65) summer memberships.

Merrimack Valley YMCA Summer memberships will be available June 1 through Aug. 31. There is no joiner fee for this special summer promotion and is only available for new Merrimack Valley YMCA members. Membership at the Y allows people use of the three swimming pools (Two in Andover and one in Lawrence); use of basketball courts and gymnasiums, over 50 group exercise classes each week, family nights, and more.

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