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May 15, 2014

Seventh annual Walk for Peace is Saturday

The seventh annual Walk for Peace will be held on Saturday, rain or shine, beginning at the Salvation Army, 395 Main St.

The walk is open to all ages and begins at 11 a.m., then proceeds to the Citizens Center at 10 Welcome St. and GAR Park for the remainder of the celebration.

This year’s walk is sponsored by the Haverhill High School VIP Team (Violence Intervention & Prevention) and Haverhill public schools.

This event brings the community together to raise awareness, offer education and celebrate the commitment of efforts within the community that address and prevent the impact of violence. The event will feature a Walk For Peace, the White Ribbon Campaign, youth speak-out, poetry, open mic, cooperative games, Zumba, music, dance and community resource information.

In existence since 2005, the Haverhill High School VIP Team strives to prevent violence and promote peace and respect throughout our schools and community.

Student art show on tap

The citywide Student Art Show will be held at Haverhill High School from May 16 to 23 in the front entrance and hallway.

Viewing is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., when school is in session. An opening reception is May 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited.

The show will feature shoe designs created by Kerri Alves’ second-grade students at Tilton School, who worked with art teacher Liz Kilday.

Because they were familiar with the giant painted shoes installed around the city during the “Shoe-la-bration” in 2009, these 7- and 8-year-old students were eager to decorate their small cardboard replicas — called maquettes — which are the very same forms used by professional artists involved in the project to submit their proposed designs. The learning experience went far beyond the art dimension, however, as the teachers helped the students to understand the role of shoes in Haverhill’s history, and the importance of community involvement in their lives.

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