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August 26, 2013

Pow-wow returns to Plug Pond

HAVERHILL — The 25th annual Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow is coming to the city’s Plug Pond Recreational Area on Sept. 7 and 8.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness and the city’s Recreation Department, this event is an opportunity for residents to experience Native American culture while experiencing foods, music, dance, arts and crafts, storytelling and other traditions that are part of the culture. Gates open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

New this year is an appearance by seven-time Native American Music Awards winner and recording artist Joseph Fire Crow. One of the top three Native American flute players in the world, Fire Crow will hold a special performance on Sept. 7 only. Friends from Gedakina Inc. will launch a 30-foot war canoe and some North Shore Native Americans will bring their smaller canoe and kayaks. Rides in the canoes and kayaks will be offered to the public.

A special lakeside ceremony will be held on both days. The event will feature traditional food, including a meal of a salmon fillet, succotash and cranberries, shrimp succotash, sausage fry bread, buffalo burgers, rez steak, corn soup, tacos and other traditional favorites as well as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and soda.

Admission for adults is $5, $4 for seniors citizens and Native American Awareness members, and $3 for children ages 4 to 14. Children 3 and younger enter free. Parking is free. For more information, visit mcnaa.org, email mcnaa@aol.com or call (617) 642-1683.

Theater classes scheduled in Pelham

PELHAM — Production for a youth theater production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” starts Sept. 10. The play will be staged Nov. 8 and 9. The play is for children ages 6 and up.

The advanced group is putting on “A Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.” Production starts Sept. 18. The play will be staged Nov. 15 and 16. The cast is for ages 10 and up.

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