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March 31, 2014

Annual Andover Youth Foundation Telethon this Thursday, Friday

ANDOVER — Prepare to be entertained. The annual Andover Youth Foundation Telethon is coming this Thursday and Friday.

Local youths have been pulling out all the stops, polishing up their performances and producing videos to promote what they hope will be one of the last major fundraising drives for the center.

With any luck, the event will coincide with the long-awaited ground-breaking for the telethon’s main cause — the Cormier Youth Center. Weather-permitting, construction of the youth center behind Doherty Middle School on Bartlet Street could begin this week.

The theme of this year’s fundraiser is “Together We Rise” — a nod to the community effort that has been behind the hard-fought campaign to create a youth center in town. Proceeds will support the second and final phase of the project; as much as $800,000 is still needed to complete that work.

The telethon will be broadcast live from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 7 to 11 p.m. Friday on Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 47. A phone bank run by volunteers will take pledges, which can be called into 978-623-8241 during the event.

Meditation group to start

HAVERHILL — The Council on Aging will host a meditation group with the Rev. John LaLumiere beginning April 4 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Sessions are at 10:30 a.m. and include gentle Yoga and Quigong exercises, breathing exercise, Buddhist philosophy, and Pure Land style meditation. LaLumiere is a Pure Land Buddhist and is a lifelong resident of Haverhill. Attendance is free and open to all. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Heritage Commission members needed

KINGSTON — The Heritage Commission is seeking two alternates.

Anyone interested in serving as an alternate is asked to send a letter of interest to Kingston selectmen at P.O. Box 716, Kingston, 03848.

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