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June 2, 2014

Visit a blue heron rookery

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAMPSTEAD — Linda Ross will be hosting a hike to the blue heron rookery Thursday.

Hikers will pass the covered bridge featured on the cover of Hampstead’s 2014 town report, then on to the rookery. Bring waterproof boots, bug/tick spray, hiking stick, binoculars, and a camera if you like.

The hike will begin at 1 p.m. and take about an hour and a half, leaving from the Golden Meadow cul-de-sac in Hampstead. For more information, contact Linda at LMGRoss49@yahoo.com.

Asian Center offering children’s summer program

LAWRENCE – The Asian Center of Merrimack Valley Inc., 1 Ballard Way, is accepting enrollments for a summer enrichment program for children ages 4 through 12, those entering preschool through grade 7 in the fall. The program runs from July 7 through Aug. 1. All are welcome to apply for either a morning program 9 a.m. to noon or an afternoon program from noon to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $290 for mornings; $420 for afternoons only and $680 for full day. The afternoon program is run in conjunction with the Chinese School of Andover. For more information call Betsyat 978-683-7316.

Increase your car IQ at Plaistow library

PLAISTOW — A higher car IQ can help an owner save hundreds of dollars now and throughout the life of an auto loan.

Come to Plaistow Public Library on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for an event that will help attendees become more skilled in a number of car buying-related areas. Those areas include negotiating the purchase and trade-in prices, getting the right financing and understanding the “extras” in a purchase.

The event is hosted by the library, in partnership with Merrimack Valley Credit Union. It is tailored to young and first-time car buyers and parents, and anyone wishing to sharpen their car-buying skills.

Early registration is requested. Contact the library at 382-6011 for more information.

Swap old books for new in Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library will host a Book Swap Party Tuesday, June 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This event is for adults. Enjoy good conversation, peruse the swap table and take home a book. Bring one or more gently used books to exchange.

Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a dessert to share. The librarian will also reveal news about new and upcoming book releases. Sign up at the library’s front desk or email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Organist to performin Methuen

METHUEN — Organist Erik Wm. Suter will perform on Wednesday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall as part of the 2014 Organ Recital Series.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Suter will perform works by Hakim, Duruflé, Bolcom and Reger.

This concert is sponsored by Randy Steere.

Suter served as Organist at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and also held positions at Trinity Church, Copley Square, the Parish of All Saints, both in Boston, and at Trinity Church-on-the-Green in New Haven, Conn.

The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located at 192 Broadway (Route 28), Methuen. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Free off-street parking is available. The building is handicap accessible, but please use the rear entrance. More information is available at www.mmmh.org.

District Parent Council meeting set for June 4

HAVERHILL — The District Parent Council invites parents and guardians of Haverhill school children to its last meeting of the school year on June 4 from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. in central office at City Hall, 4 Summer St.

The agenda includes an update from the superintendent, a review of the Write Away contest and other topics. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 3. More information is available from Trisha Manjounes at President@haverhilldpc.org.

Library offers program on traveling to Italy

HAVERHILL — The public library will host an encore presentation of “Italy: The Destination’’ on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn more about travel to Italy, what to see and how to get the most for your money. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 641.