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September 17, 2013

Annual Ozzie's Kids Motorcycle Run and Fundraiser is Saturday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The second annual Motorcycle Run & Fundraiser for Ozzie’s Kids will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion, 1314 Main St. Registration for the Motorcycle Run begins at 9 a.m. The run, hosted by the Haverhill Fire Department, starts at 11 a.m. at the American Legion and goes through Plaistow, Exeter and Hampstead, N.H. Cost is $20 per rider and $10 for passengers and includes food ticket. Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle, admission to this event is free. Food from the Chicken Connection will be available for purchase. A raffle will be held for signed sports memorabilia, a laptop computer and gift certificates to local restaurants, hair salons and other businesses. Face painting and tattoos for kids are 50 cents. Bake sale items range from 50 cents to $1. Craft table items are 50 cents. Children’s games are 50 cents. A visit from the Ghostbusters is from 11 a.m. to noon. Santa Claus visits from noon to 1 p.m. A presentation by Zoo Creatures is from 1 to 2 p.m. DJ Brittany Buzzell and Kids Karaoke is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Times and special events are subject to change. All money raised goes to support Ozzie’s Kids for this Christmas season.

Meet the city’s new Special Education director

Haverhill Special Education Parents Advisory Council (Haverhill SEPAC) will host a meet and greet with new Special Education Director, Theresa Senio tomorrow, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Burnham School, 45 Fountain St. Haverhill SEPAC is looking for ways to educate the community about special education, what it is and what it is not. For more information about Haverhill SEPAC, or to sign up for email notices, visit online at www.haverhillsepac.org. You can also contact Catherine Waldron at cathwaldron@gmail.com.

Bella Buildings Walk is Friday

Join local Historian Thomas Spitalere for a stroll down memory lane when he leads a Bella Buildings Walk on Friday, part of this weekend’s Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails events. The tour begins at 3 p.m. at the Sons of Italy, 124 Washington St., with a discussion of local Italian history. Stroll through the streets of historic downtown Haverhill and explore its rich Italian culture and architectural history. After the great fire of 1882, Italian immigrants who settled in and around Washington Street helped rebuild the city’s decimated shoe industry. Master Italian masons laid the intricate brickwork that is so distinctive of the Queen Ann style buildings.

The walk will allow you to explore areas that made up the Italian district, including River Street, Washington Street and the lower part of the Mount Washington area. Participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. If it rains, the event will move indoors for a lecture about Italian heritage. For more information, contact Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807. More information about Trails & Sails events is available online at www.essexheritage.org.

Ghost Hunt is Friday

Members of the Essex County Ghost Project will lead a tour through one of New England’s most “haunted” graveyards on Friday at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Local psychic Kristen Kuri Morita will assist in leading the tour and will use her psychic abilities to help locate spirits. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring cameras and recording devices if you wish. For more information, contact Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

“Peter and the Wolf” production is Saturday

METHUEN — The Methuen Memorial Music Hall will present “Peter and the Wolf” on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to attend this free, bilingual event. Organist Joyce Painter Rice will play the music from “Peter and the Wolf,” composed as an orchestral score by Sergei Prokofiev. Kathy Moran-Wallace and Gladys Linares Medina, staff members at Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, will read the accompanying story in both English and Spanish respectively. The many colorful sounds on the Music Hall’s Great Organ are ideal for imitating the characters and instruments in this famous musical story.

Moran-Wallace is head of children’s services at the library. Beverly Winn and Phyllis Lungo, also staff members at the Nevins library, assisted with arrangements for this event. Rice, Winn and Lungo all are trustees at the Music Hall. The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located at 192 Broadway (Route 28), Methuen. Free off-street parking is available. The building is handicap accessible, but please use the rear entrance. More information about the Music Hall is available at mmmh.org.