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November 5, 2013

Pink Flamingos on the way

Haverhill High School’s Hockey Boosters are holding their fourth annual pink flamingo fundraiser now through Nov. 17. Flamingos might appear anywhere on front lawns. Residents are asked not to harm the birds, which will roost for 24 hours. If you would like to specify the next person’s (or victim’s) lawn, follow instructions attached to the bird. You can purchase a single flamingo for $10 or a flock of flamingos to send to anyone within the city. If you purchase a flock of three or more you will be entered into a drawing to win $100. More information is available from Marlynmom@Comcast.net or Hockeybooster35@hotmail.com.

Library to host author talk tomorrow

The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library will present an evening with authors Michael and Patrick Emerton tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the library’s auditorium, 99 Main St.

Michael and Patrick Emerton, authors of “Luke 17:2, A Memoir of Abuse, Recovery, and Triumph,” grew up in the city’s Riverside area during the 1980s and 1990s, a time when a priest in their local parish was accused of sexually abusing young boys.

The Emertons hope their narrative will shed light where darkness exists, reveal the consequences of power unchecked, and inspire anyone trapped under the weight of secrets to be freed.

Buttonwoods to offer home schooling program on shoes

The Buttonwoods Museum will hold an educational program for home schooled children focusing on the city’s shoe industry on Nov. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration deadline is Nov. 7.

Participants in this program, titled “Queen Slipper City,” will visit the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop on the grounds of the Buttonwoods and examine various shoemaking tools from the collection. Children will try their hand at designing their own shoes and piecing together a paper shoe pattern.

Cost is $5 per child. Free to adult caregivers. For more information or to register, call 978-374-4626 or email programs@haverhillhistory.org. The Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society is located at 240 Water St. Visit online at www.haverhillhistory.org.

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