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January 25, 2013

Youth baseball clinic offered March 2 at stadium

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Haverhill High School will hold a Hillie Youth Baseball Clinic March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Stadium.

In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be held at Haverhill High, 137 Monument St. The clinic is for children ages 5 to 13 and will be led by Haverhill High coaches and student athletes. Cost is $25 or $20 if you sign up by Feb. 20. Checks, payable to HHS Baseball Boosters, can be sent to Haverhill Baseball, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01832. For more information contact Athletic Director Tom O’Brien at 978-374-5732 or tobrien@haverhill-ps.org.

Pedal to end cancer set for March 3

A three-hour indoor cycling fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society is March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Choice Fitness club, 2 Water St.

Participants register for $25 in advance and can participate for one, two or three hours as an individual or as part of the team. Fundraising is easy online using setup tools and connections on Facebook. More information is available by contacting Amy Beard at 508-298-8397 or amy.beard@cancer.org, by calling 800-227-2345 or by emailing nepedaltoendcancer@cancer.org. Visit online at www.pedaltoendcancer.org.

Crafters sought

for craft fair

Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., will hold its fourth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $30 for a 3-by 6-foot table with chairs. All proceeds support Riverside Memorial missions fund. For more information, contact Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or email to ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Applications can be submitted online at http://thebusychickadees.com. Space is limited and the church ran out of tables last year so interested people are encouraged to call early.

Organizations awarded grants

Two local organizations have been awarded grants from the Merrimack Valley General Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation.

Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc. will use its grant funds to repair homes of low-income homeowners. The Salvation Army in Haverhill, which was awarded a $1,500 grant, will use its money to support its Bridging the Gap program. The Merrimack Valley General Fund is a field of interest fund at ECCF serving agencies in the Eastern Merrimack Valley. The fund was established when the Merrimack Valley Community Foundation merged with ECCF in 2004. The MVGF funds programs serving the community in the areas of arts and culture, education, social and community Services, and youth service.

Council on Aging announces new trips

The Council on Aging is planning a mid-winter trip to visit and tour the Boston Public Library on Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.

The library houses 8.9 million books as well as manuscripts, maps, musical scores and prints. Of significant importance is the Sargent Gallery, which includes murals painted by John Singer Sargent. Cost is $35 per person for transportation and tour.

The Council on Aging will also visit The Museum of Fine Arts Art in Bloom exhibit on April 29 at 10 a.m. This is an exceptional opportunity to see some of the museum’s famous art and the creativity of floral artists as they interpret the artwork through the use of beautiful flowers and vegetation. Cost of this trip is $45 per person for transportation and admission to the museum. Cost for museum members is $20 for transportation. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.