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January 29, 2014

Annual Valentine Road Race coming up


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The 23rd Annual Bradford Valentine Road Race, hosted by the First Church of Christ in Bradford, will be held on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

In addition to long sleeve T-shirts to the first 400 entrants, all finishers will receive a carnation from Flowers by Steve, as well as candy, homemade soup, fresh fruit, yogurt, water and raffle prize opportunities.

All category winners will receive custom commemorative medals plus a $25 gift certificate to Whirlaway Sports Center. A post race gathering with additional raffles prizes will be held at Archie’s Little River Ale House in Lafayette Square. More information is available online at www.bsrs-timing.com/valentinerace.

Talk on Prescription Advantage program

Kathy Devine of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Massachusetts will be at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the Massachusetts Prescription Advantage Program.

Prescription Advantage is a prescription drug insurance plan that is available to Massachusetts residents 65 and older as well as younger people with disabilities who meet income and employment guidelines. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Church seeks crafters for annual fair

Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., will hold its fifth annual craft fair on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $35 for an 8-by-21/2-foot table, with chairs included. All proceeds support Riverside Memorial missions fund. For more information, contact Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Space is limited so please call early.

Council on Aging plans new trips

The city’s Council on Aging is offering several new upcoming trips.

They include a trip to Venus de Milo in Swansea on March 12 for an Irish celebration with Ronan Tynan.

The cost is $79 per person. A trip to Mohegan Sun to see the legendary actress and singer Debbie Reynolds is planned for April 15. Cost is $79 including gaming package. A trip to Newport to the Doris Duke Mansion is planned for April 26 and includes lunch at the White House Tavern and a tour of the Thomas Tew Distillery. Cost is $96. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Polito to attend GOP meeting

Karyn Polito, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, will be at the Haverhill Republican City Committee meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m (doors open at 6:30) at the Haverhill Public Library, upstairs in the Johnson Auditorium, 2nd floor, 99 Main St.

She is the running mate of GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker. Baker will not attend the meeting as reported yesterday. Incorrect information was provided on a press release announcing the event.

This is a general meeting and caucus and it is open to the public. Delegates will be elected for the March 22 state party convention in Boston. Refreshments will be served. Questions can be addressed to Bill Ryan at Roundpond@comcast.net or Dot Early at HotDotEarly@aol.com.

Haverhill woman artist of the month

METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni named Sharon Morley as Methuen’s Artist of the Month for February.

“I strive to show others the incredible world of beauty of people, places and things through my work,” said Morley, a resident of Haverhill. She has been teaching art in the New England area for nine years. She also has worked at Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen for 19 years.

She is a Signature Member of the Alabama Pastel Society, a Juried Member of the Oil Painters of America, a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Pastel Painters of Maine, the New Hampshire Plein Air Society, and The Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley. Her work has received both national and international awards of recognition.