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Haverhill

October 30, 2013

Wine tasting and auction planned

The Pentucket Kiwanis Club of Haverhill will hold its fifth annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction on Nov. 8 in the Galleria Room at Maria’s Restaurant, 81 Essex St.

The cost of $35 per person includes wine and beer tasting, carving and pasta station, and silent and live auctions for items such as trips, golf packages, restaurant certificates, hotel stays and sports items.

Entertainment is by the Pentucket Jazz Band.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the night for a major prize in excess of $600.

All proceeds benefit community programs, projects and local charities, including Haverhill High School and Pentucket Regional High School scholarships, Community Action, Emmaus House, Community Meals and Adopt-A-Park.

For tickets or more information, contact Nancy McKenna-Roberts at 978-521-0445 or Nate Webster at 978-204-4692. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Haverhill playground renovations discussed

Team Haverhill will host a neighborhood meeting to discuss renovation plans for the Portland Street Playground on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Please use the William Street entrance.

People who live near the playground are encouraged to attend this event, which will include a complimentary dinner and an alternate activity for children.

Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure sufficient food and child care.

The agenda includes a review of the basic layout for the renovated site, which is expected to include a playground area for children and a basketball court.

The planning team will present various options for play equipment and seek feedback from potential playground users about which they would like to see included.

For almost two years, Team Haverhill has been working in partnership with the city and the neighborhood to develop plans and build support to renovate the playground, which is located between 4th and 5th avenues.

Team Haverhill is providing volunteer leadership for the project and is currently raising funds to match the city’s $25,000 financial commitment dollar-for-dollar. Business sponsors and private donors are being sought for the project.

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