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March 15, 2013

Veasey Memorial Park flea market set for tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — GROVELAND — The friends of Veasey Memorial Park will present their eighth annual indoor flea market tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park, 201 Washington St.

The public is invited and admission is free. The event will feature crafters, antique vendors and people doing cleaning. For more information, call 978-521-9345 or email events@veaseypark.org.

Irish fiddler to perform tomorrow

BYFIELD — Irish fiddler and guitarist Patsy Whelan will perform tomorrow at the Byfield Community Arts Center.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $15. The cafe will be serving Guiness as well as other beverages and snacks throughout the evening. The Byfield Community Arts Center is at 7 Central St. and is sponsored in part by Newburyport Bank and Eastern Bank.

Seminar on raising chickens on March 21

The Bradford Grange will present a free seminar on raising back yard chickens March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Veasey Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland.

John Dodge of Agway will lead the presentation and will answer questions such as what types of structures are needed to raise chickens, what to feed them and how to keep them healthy. This presentation is open to the public and is free to attend. More information is available from Marlene Stasinos at 978-994-4315.

Free workshopson chronic pain

Chronic Pain, a free six-week workshop, will be held at Merrimack Valley Hospital on Tuesdays from April 9 to May 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Participants will learn to control pain, deal with depression, frustration, isolation and poor sleep patterns, how to eat well, begin an exercise program, handle stress, relax, and increase energy levels. Workshops are run by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. For more information or to register call Sheila Hewitt at 978-946-1260.

Friends of Council on Aging plan social event

GROVELAND — The Friends of the Groveland Council on Aging will hold an evening social in the Central Fire Station meeting room on March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

All members of the public from Groveland and other communities who are interested in the goals of the Friends are invited to attend this free event. Friends’ goals are to raise money for programs and services for Groveland elders and to support the Council on Aging. A special presentation will illustrate the “Joys and Benefits of Volunteering.”

A discussion will follow and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Friends’ President JoAnna Donnelly at 978-374-6225. The Central Fire Station meeting room is in the Public Safety Building, 181 Main St.

Library plans workshop on Native American crafts

GROVELAND — The Langley-Adams Library will host a workshop on Native American zipper pull crafts for children in grades six to 12 on March 22 at 3:30 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. More information is available from Susie Lord, youth services librarian, at 978-372-1732.

City Republicans plan breakfast/straw poll

The Haverhill Republican City Committee will hold a breakfast and straw poll on April 20 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St.

The nonbinding poll, which will cost each voter $10 a ballot, is intended to generate excitement for the upcoming campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate race. All Republican candidates and their teams are invited. Ballots will be counted in public at 11:01 a.m.