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August 16, 2013

St. Augustine's holds Shawl Tea

ANDOVER — Communities Together Inc., formerly The Greater Lawrence Council of Churches, and St. Augustine Parish in Andover will sponsor the 10th Annual Interfaith Prayer Shawl Tea at St. Augustine Parish, Center for Education and Ministry, 35 Essex St., Andover on Tuesday, Sept. 17, From 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the Prayer Shawl Ministry and offer shawls for a blessing by clergy.

Speaker, Colette Crowley, Chaplain at Lowell General Hospital, has titled her remarks, “Wrapped in Love.” Anne Daly, LICSW, Social Worker at Edgewood Retirement Community, will share “Reflections on the Prayer Shawl Tea and Ministry.”

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 12 to Klara at the St. Augustine Parish office 978-475-0050 x37 or klarapvajda@gmail.com.

Pentucket Players to hold auditions

LAWRENCE — Pentucket Players Inc., celebrating its 20th anniversary season, will hold open auditions for Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical play, “The King & I” on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 6 to 12, including the role of Louis Leonowens and the King’s children, and on Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for teenagers and adults, including the role of Prince Chulalongkorn.

Both auditions will be held at the Lawrence Heritage Museum, second floor, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence. The play is being directed by John Buzzell of Haverhill and produced by Marie Bliven of Methuen. The Pentucket Players are hoping for a cast of 50, including 20 children.

This production will be presented at the Rogers Center for the Arts in November. For more information, visit www.pentucketplayers.org or call 978-521-9259.

Food, Wine and Beer Pairing event on tap

GEORGETOWN — Off to the Races, a Food, Wine and Beer Pairing to benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice will be held on Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown.

Guests will experience some of the world’s most famous places and races from the Alaskan Iditarod to the Monaco Grand Prix, along with accompanying cuisine and beverages and entertainment by the George Farrell Group and NuImage Entertainment. A signature silent auction will feature nearly 100 items including a well-stocked wine refrigerator, premium tickets to New England sporting events, unique dining experiences and more.

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