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March 8, 2013

Chamber's Winning Opportunities for Women event April 5

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will hold its 17th annual Winning Opportunities for Women (WOW) Conference April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This day-long event will be held at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury. Registrations are being accepted.

Special early-bird pricing for chamber members is $69 and includes breakfast, lunch, speakers, interactive sessions, gifts and more. To register or for more information, contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or jen@haverhillchamber.com. Visit online at www.haverhillchamber.com.

Riverside-Bradford Baseball registration Sunday

The Riverside-Bradford Baseball League will hold walk-in registrations for the 2013 season on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Consentino School gymnasium, 685 Washington St.

Children ages 5 to 14 as of April 30 are eligible to participate. Player evaluations for the Single A, Double A, Triple A, Major A and RB13 divisions will also be held at that time. For more information, visit the league online at www.rbbaseball.org.

Spay/neuter program available for a discount

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen is announcing a Spay-Neuter Assistance Program for animals in Haverhill, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition and Petco.

Haverhill residents can apply for a discounted rate for the surgery to spay or neuter their cat or dog, which will be performed by staff veterinarians at the MSPCA. You do not have to qualify for financial aid to participate in the program.

Cats owned by Haverhill residents are eligible for a spay or neuter package for $10, while dogs are eligible for a spay or neuter package for $75. Pit bulls and pit bull-type dogs are eligible at a discounted rate of $50 through the organization’s Pit Pals Program.

Normally, the cost of a canine spay-neuter package through the MSPCA at Nevins Farm is $150, which includes the surgery, rabies vaccination, a distemper vaccination and a microchip (a form of permanent identification). The coalition grant subsidizes half of the cost, making the package available to Haverhill residents for only $75.

A Petco grant offers a subsidized spay-neuter program for cats, including the surgery, rabies vaccination, distemper vaccination, nail trim and flea treatment for $10.

A microchip is available for an additional $10. Residents must complete an application and payment must be made in advance. Applications can be completed online at www.mspca.org/nevinsspayneuter or at the Noble Family Adoption Center, 400 Broadway, Methuen.

School plans spaghetti supper

A spaghetti dinner to support the TEACH program will be held April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. James School, 415 Primrose St.

This event was postponed from March 7 due to the weather. The dinner will include dessert and coffee. Tickets, $5 each, are available at the school and at the door.

The TEACH program (Therapeutic Educational Assessment Center of Haverhill) serves students with significant cognitive challenges. More information is available by calling 978-374-3482 or 978-374-7486.

First-time home-buyer training offered

Community Action Inc. is offering a first time home buyer education workshop for area residents beginning March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford.

Participants will receive comprehensive information offered by housing professionals including bank lenders, buyer/seller real estate brokers, housing attorneys, insurance agents home inspectors and credit counselors. A state approved certificate is awarded after completion of the three-night course. Classes are March 28 and April 2 and 4.

The cost is $60 per household. There are no income requirements to receive this training. For more information, contact Richard Lynch at 978-373-1971 or Susan Collins Hanley at 978-317-8998.