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August 16, 2013

Pentucket Players to hold auditions

Pentucket Players Inc., celebrating its 20th anniversary season, will hold open auditions for Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic musical play, “The King & I” on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12, including the role of Louis Leonowens and the King’s children, and on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for teenagers and adults, including the role of Prince Chulalongkorn.

Both auditions will be held at the Lawrence Heritage Museum, second floor, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence. The play is being directed by John Buzzell of Haverhill and produced by Marie Bliven of Methuen. The Pentucket Players are hoping for a cast of 50, including 20 children.

This production will be presented at the Rogers Center for the Arts in November. For more information, visit www.pentucketplayers.org or call 978-521-9259.

Food, Wine and Beer Pairing event on tap

Off to the Races, a Food, Wine and Beer Pairing to benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice will be held on Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown.

Guests will experience some of the world’s most famous places and races from the Alaskan Iditarod to the Monaco Grand Prix, along with accompanying cuisine and beverages and entertainment by the George Farrell Group and NuImage Entertainment. A signature silent auction will feature nearly 100 items including a well-stocked wine refrigerator, premium tickets to New England sporting events, unique dining experiences and more.

“Each year our annual Food, Wine and Beer Pairing raises the critical funds needed to provide medical and supportive care to those patients and families who are either under-insured or uninsured,” said John Albert, president and CEO of Home Health Foundation, which is comprised of Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health VNA and HomeCare Inc. “We are grateful for the continued support of our generous sponsors who have continued to make this event a success each year.”

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