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July 17, 2013

Pink Angels ride to fight breast cancer

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Pink Angels will host their fourth annual ride to fight breast cancer on Aug. 11 at the American Legion Post 227, 69 River St., Middleton.

This ride is rain or shine. Cost is $20 per rider, and you decide on the cost for your passenger. Staging is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The ride starts promptly at 11 a.m. Riders will be traveling a scenic two-hour, 60-mile back road tour through Essex County. This is a fully escorted non-stop ride. A celebration following the ride will include food and numerous raffles. All riders, passengers, and their bikes are encouraged to wear pink to help raise awareness for this cause.

Net proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure 3-Day 60-Mile Breast Cancer Walks. The Pink Angels, together since 2005, is a group of women and men who are committed to eliminating breast cancer. More information is available from Wayne Masse at wmasse@comcast.net or 508-641-8943.

YMCA offers girls basketball camp

The Haverhill YMCA will hold a girls basketball camp Aug. 14 to 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.

This camp is an option for girls who love basketball or 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 skills for school teams. More information is available from Clint Clay at clayc@northshoreymca.org or 978-478-5008.

Vendors neededfor craft fair Sept. 7

Vendors are needed for a craft fair to be held Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart in Plaistow.

This event is being held to benefit Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. Cost is $20 per space. Participants must bring their own tables. More information is available by calling 603-556-3049.

Ice cream social planned for seniors on July 29

The Council on Aging, Senior Helpers, Griswald Home Care and Methuen Health and Rehabilitation will hold an ice cream social at the Citizens Center on July 29 at 11:30 a.m.

There will be prizes and fun. Tickets, $1 per person are available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Bobby Bell walk/race set for Oct. 13

The 27th annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk will be held on Oct. 13 starting at the Lasting Room Grille, 122 Washington St.

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. following by the race at 11 a.m. Fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 post entry. Free t-shirts will go to the first 70 walker entries and first 260 runner entries. There will be numerous awards in various age, weight and specialty categories. The event has gender graded scoring.

A buffet will follow the race, along with music from a disc jockey, raffle prizes and fun. There are no gender divisions; women and men compete against. The event benefits two local scholarships, the Haverhill police auxiliaries, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. More information is available from David LaBrode at 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289 or ickylabrode@verizon.net. You can also visit online at www.yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

Council on Aging trip offered on Sept. 5

The Council on Aging will host a trip to Venus de Milo in Swansea for lunch and The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue on Thursday, Sept. 5. Cost of this trip is $59 person and includes transportation, the show and your choice of baked scrod or boneless breast of chicken. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390, ext. 11.

Life Long Learning to present an afternoon of music on July 25

Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning program will present Dolores Bourque, Marty Kriegsman, and Dan Harvey, all of Haverhill, in an afternoon of music on Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Admission is $2. The talented Dolores on the fiddle, Marty on the guitar, and Don on bass will provide a fun afternoon of entertainment to beat the summer heat. Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public. For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming events, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Nominate a Garden of the Month

The Haverhill Garden Club is seeking nominations for its Garden of the Month program. If you know someone who has an outstanding garden that could be the Garden of the Month for August, call 978-521-0872. The Haverhill Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc., New England Region, and the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Northern District.