KINGSTON — There is still time to register for the Kingston Triathlon Inaugural Race taking place on Sunday at the YMCA Camp Lincoln, 67 Ball Road, Kingston.
This multi-sport endurance event is also open to Haverhill residents and consists of swimming, cycling, and running in succession over various distances. There is a one-quarter mile swim, 15-mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. The race is USAT sanctioned and features CHIP timing. The race starts at 8 a.m.
Participants will receive shirts. Awards and prizes will be given out following the race with a post-race barbeque. Racers should arrive at 6 a.m. The public is invited and may start arriving after 6 a.m. There is a playground for children. The race is being organized by the Atkinson Lions Club.
Proceeds from this event will benefit neuroblastoma research (a pediatric cancer) and local Lions Club charities. For more information or to register, visit www.kingstontriathlon.com or call 508-944-5138.
Flag football announced
Havoc flag football invites all NFL Play 60 flag football teams and their commissioners to a round robin at Trinity Stadium on Lincoln Avenue.
Events will be held on Sundays at 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 8 and will run for eights weeks. Cost of $89 per player includes NFL game jersey, belt, flag and insurance, or $69 with insurance but no game jersey, belt or flag. Register online at www.havocflagfootball.com or call 978-400-6058.
VFW Christmas in July winners announced
The Lorraine Post 29 VFW Santa Parade Committee announced the winners of last month’s Christmas in July calendar fundraiser.
This year’s winners are as follows: Maureen Bly, Heather Johns, Gary Stack, Robert Rivers, Ron Cowles, Milt Taylor, Dave Church, Steve and Terry Franklin, Caroline Chaplick, Bill Conroy, Donna Mitchell, Richard West, Dick Pearl, Bruce Christie, Denice Lugo, John and Lisa Guerin, Kim Pendergast, Stan Ward, Nick Sullivan, Tim Comeau, Betty Bastarache, Jacqueline Bologna, Caroline Chaplick, Jim Reaney, Steve LaRoche, Jayson Petrou, Barry and Andrea Kittredge, Jim Reaney, Barbara Rivers, Dan Hoyt, and Julie Haley. The next parade fundraisers are the annual Family and Business Boosters Clubs that will launch in September.
Parade Chairman Roland Plourde said this year’s parade will cost between $40,000 and 45,000, including more than $30,000 for marching band contracts.
“We are facing a monumental task raising the funds required to put on the best holiday parade in the Merrimack Valley and north of Boston,” Plourde said.
Anyone interested in supporting this year’s 49th annual VFW Santa Parade can contact Plourde at 978 373-3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council on Aging to host craft fair
The Council on Aging will host its second annual craft fair on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.
Crafters must be 60 or older and all items must be handmade. There is no table fee for qualified participants. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Still time to register for Girls Basketball Camp
There is still time to register for a Girls Basketball Camp the Haverhill YMCA is running from Aug. 14 through Aug. 16.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon and is an option for girls who love basketball or who are interested in getting involved in the game. Local girls basketball coaches Michelle Joubert, Beth Eddy, Shawna Mottram and Elizabeth Briggs will instruct participants in the fundaments of basketball — dribbling, shooting and passing — along with a solid understanding of the game.
This camp is a way to get ready for the Haverhill YMCA’s Girls Basketball League this fall as well as develop your skills for your school team. More information is available from Clint Clay at email@example.com or 978-478-5008.
Geriatric psychiatry conference Sept. 13
Geriatric Neuropsychiatry 2013, Merrimack Valley Hospital third annual geriatric psychiatry conference will be held Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.
Speakers and topics are as follows: Shabbir Abbasi, MD- Parkinson’s Disease: Etiology, Pathology, Clinical Features and Neuropsychiatric Treatment. Nicole Absar, MD – The Syndrome of the 3 Ms associated with Frontal Subcortical Cognitive Impairment; Nicole Fagone, MSW, LCSW, program director for New England Geriatrics – Personality Disorders and the older adult; Tracey D’Amico, OTR/L and Margaret Pfeiffer, MSN, RN, CS from St. Anne’s Hospital – Approach, Environment and Alternative Treatment Modalities: Keys to Successful Management of Behaviors in the older adult; Buck Woo, PhD – Neuropsychology and Retraining of Memory and Functional Cognition.
Cost of $25 includes breakfast coffee, beverages, a full lunch and five continuing education credits for nurses, social workers and physicians. The conference is open to the public. Deadline for registration is Aug. 30. Checks must be made payable to Merrimack Valley Hospital and mailed to Jean MacDougall-Tattan, Marketing Department, C/O Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. For more information or to register, call 978-420-1168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors needed for craft fair
Vendors are needed for a craft fair that will be held in the Plaistow Walmart parking lot on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event is being held as a benefit for Children’s Hospital Dartmouth. Cost is $20 per vendor space. More information is available by calling 603-555-6309.
Library offers free Beginner Internet Classes
The public library is offering free Beginner Internet Classes.
The classes are small, with lots of individual attention and practice. Each class is two hours long. You do not have to own a computer to take these classes but you are welcome to come with your own wireless enabled laptop. Classes require advance sign-up.
For dates, times and to reserve a spot, please come to the reference and information desk at the library or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608. For September classes, the library will begin taking reservations Aug. 27.