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October 2, 2012

Fire station to host open house on Saturday

Residents can learn about fire prevention and safety tips and enjoy free pizza when the Fire Department holds a free open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Water Street Fire Station.

October is National Fire Prevention Month and Papa Gino’s restaurants are teaming up with local fire departments, including Haverhill’s, to help educate the community on fire safety and prevention. During the open house, firefighters will demonstrate how to “stop, drop and roll,” how to plan an escape route, and how to crawl to safety through a smoke-filled room. Firefighters will also give cooking safety and fire prevention tips, and show off Sparky the fire safety mascot.

Papa Gino’s on River Street will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets. Fire safety open houses are held to educate the community and help better prepare families in the event of a fire. More information is available from Fire Inspector Steven Trocki at 978-373-8460.

Classic car show

at Amvets Sunday

Amvets Post 147 and the Sons of Amvets will hold their third annual car show and craft fair on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is at 576 Primrose St. and will feature dozens of classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars and other vehicles. The event will include doors prizes, give-aways, raffles, music and a food court. Rain date is Oct. 14.

Admission is free. Coffee and cocoa and flags will be free while they last. Proceeds benefit veterans charities sponsored by the Sons of Amvets. For more information or for the rain postponement hotline call 978-374-9807. Tables for the craft fair that will be held in the upstairs hall are $25 each. For table rentals call Pat Dean at 978-914-4817.

Church hosts Blessing of the Animals Sunday

GROVELAND — The Rev. Marya DeCarlen, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, will preside over the eighth annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 121 Washington St.

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