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October 11, 2012

Haverhill in a Minute


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Haverhill YMCA’s annual Recognition Event/Educator of the Year celebration will be October 24 at 5 p.m. at DiBurros function hall.

Organizers are still accepting nominations for Educator of the Year. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 14th by sending them to Tracy Fuller, Haverhill YMCA executive director, at fullert@northshoreymca.org.

The event will also honor Pentucket Bank and state Rep. Brian Dempsey as Commitment to Community award recipients.

Tickets and more information are available by contacting Tracy Fuller at 978-374-0506 or fullert@northshoreymca.org.

Meet the Candidates Night is Monday

The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night on Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.

Every candidate for state representative or state Senate running in the Nov. 6 election to represent a district which includes Haverhill has been invited to participate.

The moderator will be from the North Andover chapter of the League of Women voters. The format will include an introductory 2-minute presentation by each candidate, followed by written questions submitted by the audience at the beginning of the evening.

A committee of league members will select a wide-ranging group of questions from those submitted.

More information is available from league President Carole Pelchat (978) 702-4502.

Restaurant

donates proceeds

The Breakfast Cafe, 695 S Main St., will donate a portion of its proceeds from sales through Oct. 13 to the Haverhill Clubhouse.

The clubhouse, located on Locust Street, provides programs for residents with emotional challenges.

Church invites public

to meditation service

GROVELAND — The Groveland Congregational Church invites the community to a candlelight meditation service modeled on the services held at the Taizé community in France.

The service will be Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the church, 4 King St., the corner of King and Main streets.

Taizé prayer is a simple form of ecumenical Christian prayer centered on scripture, silence and song. It involves singing and listening to the word of God in an atmosphere of peace. The worship space will be illuminated with a multitude of candles. The music will consist of simple repeated refrains, enabling the worshipers to enter into prayer. There will be readings from scripture, petitions and a time of silent prayer. In this type of service, the community gathers to listen to God.

At this harvest season, the church will offer prayers of gratitude for the bounty of the earth as well as petitions for the care and protection of the planet. More information is available from Groveland Congregational Church at 978-372-3463 or at www.grovelanducc.org.