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January 30, 2014

City opens outdoor ice rink at Riverside Park

Mayor James Fiorentini said the city has opened an outdoor ice rink at Riverside Park.

The rink is at the lighted softball field. It is free to skate there and the rink is open every day until 8 p.m., weather permitting. The lights are turned on at 4 p.m. City officials said this is the second year the city has opened this outdoor rink for the public.

Hay bales are available for sitting and watching or lacing up your skates, but the public is welcome to bring folding or pop-up chairs. Skating is also available at Plug Pond and at the basin at Winnekenni Park.

Annual ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ is Saturday

First Church of Christ in Bradford will hold its ninth annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Saturday at 5 p.m.

This year, the event will be held in place of the February ham-and-bean supper. All proceeds go directly to fighting hunger in the community. Sample from a smorgasbord of home-made soups, stews and chowders. Included with the meal are bread and butter, dessert and beverages.

Visitors can fill their bowls as many times as they want and try as many soups as they want. The cost of $10 per person includes a ceramic bowl to take home, or $5 for a disposable bowl. Children 12 and under pay $5. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Sacred Hearts Food Pantry will be accepted. The church is next to Bradford Common. More information is available by calling 978-374-1114 or visiting online at www.fccbradford.org.

Take Your Child to the Library day is Saturday

The public library will celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library” day on Saturday.

Children’s author and illustrator David Hyde Costello will present a program about kindness and community titled “I Can Help,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Please register for this event online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events, Kids, and searching by date.

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