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February 8, 2013

Bradford Valentine Road Race postponed


Kevin Comtois, who teaches in the Global Studies Department at Northern Essex, will lead a presentation titled “From Slave Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music." Comtois' talk will be held at the Langley Adams Library in Groveland on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and at the Memorial Library, 2 Main St., Andover, on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The library presentations are part of the college’s speakers bureau, which provides speakers free of charge to area nonprofits. For more information on the workshops or read-in, contact Chelsea Fullerton at cfullerton@necc.mass.edu. For more information on the presentations on African American Music, contact Ernie Greenslade, marketing communications, 978 556-3862 or egreenslade@necc.mass.edu.

Local author discusses book

GROVELAND — Local author K.D. Mason will discuss his new book "Killer Run,'' the latest in his Jack Beale mystery series on Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Village.

Those who attend may be familiar with the setting of "Killer Run'' as he mentions Maudslay State Park and Ipswich, then travels to Leavitt, N.H. Mason will be selling and signing copies of his book. This event is presented by the Langley-Adams Library and Nichols Village and is free. For more information or to register, call 978-372-1732 or register online at www.langleyadamslib.org.

Workshops offered for Alzheimer's patients caregivers

GEORGETOWN — The Alzheimer’s Association will present a series of workshops on Essential Skills for Family Caregivers.

The first workshop is Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Council on Aging, 1 Library St. Two additional workshops are March 5 and 12, at the same time and place. Family and caregiver programs for people with Alzheimer's disease are free to attend. This series provides education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia.

Improved day-to-day living and overall quality of life for the person with dementia and the caregiver are the goals of this series, which covers communication techniques, strategies to manage difficult behaviors and safety in the home. The Alzheimer Association, with headquarters in Watertown, provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, research funding and education programs. For more information visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 1-800-272-3900.

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