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January 17, 2013

Merrimack Valley in a Minute: Film featuring Thelma Todd to be shown Feb. 2

LAWRENCE — “Horse Feathers”, a Marx Brothers comedy classic featuring Lawrence’s own Hollywood star, Thelma Todd will be shown Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Lawrence Heritage State Park, 1 Jackson St.

The film focuses on college football and a game between the fictional Darwin and Huxley Colleges.

The movie is peppered with jokes about the amateur status of collegiate football players and how eligibility rules are stretched by collegiate athletic departments. “Horse Feathers” is best known for having the greatest football related scenes in the history of film. At the end of the movie, the four stars win the game by taking the ball into the end zone in a horse-drawn garbage wagon that Pinky rides like a chariot.

Snow date is Feb. 10.

AmeriCorps fellows to help Neighbors

in Need in Lawrence

LAWRENCE — On Monday, five AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows and three Community Day Charter Public School Teaching Fellows will participate in a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

The teaching fellows will donate their time in support of the Neighbors in Need program working at their Andover warehouse (17-18 Dundee Park Drive) sorting donated food items, filling bins, and stocking shelves. Neighbors in Need feeds more than 500 families each week at 11 neighborhood food pantries providing food to most Lawrence residents within walking distance of their homes.

AmeriCorps Community Day Teaching Fellows have committed a year of service as apprentice teachers. The AmeriCorps program helps to maintain and improve a high level of student achievement while allowing more students to be served and increases the level of engagement in the community.

The annual event honors Dr. King’s legacy and is an opportunity for Americans to renew their own personal vows of citizenship through service to others. The MLK Day of Service coincides with the 57th Presidential Inauguration, which also includes a National Day of Service during the same weekend.

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