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August 7, 2013

Nevins Library book sale coming soon, donations needed

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN — Now is the time to make some room on your shelves for the bargain books you will find at the Annual Book Sale of the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library, coming up in September.

You can donate your used books to help stock the sale, which will be held Sept. 27-30. Books in good condition — no musty or moldy volumes, please — will be accepted up until the evening of Sept. 26.

DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles and gently used, clean Halloween costumes for all ages will also be accepted.

The Friends of the Nevins Library are also seeking volunteers to help sort and organize before, and clean up after the sale.

To find out more about what types of material the Library can accept for the sale, or to volunteer, please call Beverly Winn at 978-686-4080 ext 31.


LAWRENCE — A phone number to call about questions regarding the start of an NFL Flag Football League in Lawrence was incorrect in Monday’s edition of The Eagle-Tribune. The correct number is 857-998-1526.

Annual senior picnic set for Aug. 22

METHUEN — The Methuen Senior Activity Center will host the Annual Senior Picnic on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 12:30-3 p.m. at 77 Lowell St.

There will be a fried chicken dinner by The Chicken Connection and music for dancing by Dick Arsenault.

As a city-sponsored event, tickets will be available to the general public, subject to availability at $15 each and can be purchased between up to Friday Aug. 9 only.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards $75K grant

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in new funding to 34 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its first cycle of funding for 2013.

Included in the grants is Boston-based Jumpstart, which received a $75,000 for the nonprofit’s Community Corps program. Jumpstart pairs older adult volunteers, called Community Corps members, with up to three children at a Jumpstart partner preschool to work one-on-one and in groups to build the child’s language, literacy and social skills.

The grant will support expansion of a preschool mentoring program to older adult volunteers in the Merrimack Valley.

August events at The Center at Punchard

ANDOVER — Events this month at the Center at Punchard include the following:

The Talking Book: Reading is for Everyone: Friday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Free. See how easy it is to keep reading your favorite books and magazine delivered at no cost to your home.

Trip to Kimball Farm in Westford: Monday, Aug.12 starting at 10 a.m. $8 transportation. Join us for a summer treat of homemade ice cream & a visit to the scenic country store. Driver will pick you up at your house, or meet at the Center. Please call Debbie to arrange transportation. Ice cream or lunch your own cost.

Last Wishes: Monday, Aug. 12; 1:30 p.m. Free. Information and ideas to help Catholics prepare for their funeral mass.

Historic Main Street Bus Tour: Thursday, Aug. 15; 9:30 a.m. to noon. $5. Local historian, Jim Batchelder, tells the history of buildings, businesses, and people who lived in Andover and along Main Street.

State Programs to keep you healthy and home: Friday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Home Modification low-to-no cost home loans, Prescription Advantage, Pharmacy Out-reach medication, and SHINE, health insurance counseling will be among the topics.

High Tea and History, Pomps Pond: Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. Please call (978) 475-2236. Held at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street. Vicky Robb tells the history of Pomp’s Pond.

The Center at 30 Whittier Court is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration required for all events and space is limited. Open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org for our complete listings.

Also, registration runs Aug. 12-16 for all fall programs.