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September 12, 2013

Ladies in Jazz concert is Sunday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Winnekenni Castle will host its 13th annual Ladies in Jazz Concert on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. The event, which is free to the public, is a celebration of women in music and brings together a collaborative of five female musicians for an afternoon concert.

This year’s roster includes renowned vocalist and artistic director Candida Rose, bass player Tal Shalom-Kobi, drummer Gillian DeLear, sax player Ririka Masuda and guitarist Laurie Goldsmith, who is new to this signature Castle event. This concert will take place inside the Castle with seating provided. Refreshments will be available.

Winnekenni Castle is located on Castle Road at 347 Kenoza Ave. For more information, send email to winnekenni@yahoo.com, call 978-521-1686 or visit online at www.winnekenni.com. The Winnekenni Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization which maintains and operates Winnekenni Castle as a cultural center for public and private events.

African Team Ministries Jewelry and Gifts Sale

GROVELAND — St. James Episcopal Church will hold its annual African Team Ministries Jewelry and Gifts Sale on Sunday, Sept. 15 and on Sunday, Sept. 22 after Sunday services. The gift sale will take place at St. James Parish Hall, 119 Washington St..

The African Team Ministries is a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. They provide funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa. Money raised from the sale of jewelry and other handcrafted items is used to provide tuition, books, uniforms and other fees associated with sponsoring the education of children located in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. For more information about this event and other events at St. James Episcopal Church, visit online at www.saintjamesgroveland.org.

Annual parish picnic is Sunday

The annual Sacred Hearts Parish picnic will be held at Sacred Hearts Church on Sunday, Sept. 15 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass. The event will be held on the lawn outside the rectory and will feature hay rides, popcorn, hamburgers and hot-dogs, chips and potato salad as well as a presentation by police, an antique fire truck and door prizes. Cost is $5 per person or $15 family maximum. Free for children age 5 and under. Kona Ice will be available for a cost of between $2 and $4. To purchase tickets, call the pastoral center at 978-373-1281. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items for the food pantry.

Learn about the city’s shoe industry at the Buttonwoods

The Buttonwoods Museum will present a family program on Haverhill’s shoe industry on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. This presentation is bring held in tandem with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked.” The program includes a tour of the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop, designing your own 3D paper shoes to take home, a scavenger hunt and more. Cost is $5 for kids and $2 for adults. To register please email programs@haverhillhistory.org by tomorrow. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626. The Haverhill Historical Society/Buttonwoods Museum is at 240 Water St.

44th annual Gazette Santa Fund Hole-in-One Contest on tap

The 44th annual Haverhill Gazette Santa Fund Hole-in-One Contest will be held Oct. 9 through 12 at the Garrison Golf Center on Hilldale Avenue.

The contest will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event raises money for local families who otherwise would go without gifts for their children during the holiday season.

In its previous 43 years, the contest has raised nearly $200,000 — more than $5,000 last year alone. The money goes to organizations such as the Salvation Army for distribution to needy families. The contest raises money through participants paying $8 for a bucket of balls, which they drive toward a hole 125 yards away. Those landing closest to the pin win prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. The prizes include golf equipment and gift certificates for local restaurants and services.

Garrison Golf owners Ted and Mary Murphy and their family have been running the contest for decades.

“Every bit of money raised goes directly to The Gazette Santa Fund and is distributed directly to children and adults in need,” Mary Murphy said. “It’s our responsibility to help others who have less.” Volunteers helping with this year’s event include members of the Haverhill High Golf Team, which is coached by the Murphys’ son Kevin Murphy; and members of the Key Clubs at Haverhill High and Whittier Vo-Tech. Garrison Golf Center is at 654 Hilldale Ave.