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Merrimack Valley

June 26, 2009

Yard sales galore in North Andover

ANDOVER — A summer hiking series covering the entire 18-mile Andover section of the Bay Circuit Trail begins Sunday afternoon.

The hikes start at 1 p.m. and will be led by experienced hikers on the Andover Trails Committee.

Hike dates are: June 28, July 26, August 23 and Sept 27.

The Bay Circuit Trail is a 200-mile trail that stretches from Plum Island on the North Shore to Duxbury Bay on the South Shore.

Each leg of the hiking series will consist of approximately 4.5 miles. For details, go to www.andovertrails.org/events.html or email event coordinator Jeff LaFountain at jefflaf@comcast.net.

Yard sales galore in North Andover

NORTH ANDOVER — This weekend more than 60 homes in town will hold yard sales as part of an annual town-wide yard sale weekend.

Hosted by the town's Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the town posts the addresses of the participating homes on its Web site, www.townofnorthandover.com.

The hours the sellers will operate and the kinds of items they have to offer will be included on the site.

The point of the yard sale is to promote reuse of items over disposal.

This is the fourth year for the event.

Cowboy Up for YMCA barbecue

ANDOVER — Cowboys and cowgirls are invited to the 14th annual Dallas Night celebration and family barbecue taking place on July 23 at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St.

The event will start at 5:30 p.m., and run until dusk.

Children of all ages can enjoy western line dancing, games and prizes, pony rides, water balloon toss, family challenges and country music. Don a western outfit or come as you are, it makes no difference.

Cost in advance is $10 per person and $35 per family; and $12 per person and $40 per family on the night of the event.

Seating times are: 5:45 p.m.; 6:15 p.m; and 6:45 p.m. For information, call the Andover/North Andover YMCA at 978-685-3541.

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