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July 2, 2014

Methuen summer movie series is revived

METHUEN — After a three-year hiatus, the Methuen Summer Movie Series is returning on Thursday nights this month.

Admission will be free. This year the series is moving from Riverside Drive to Nicholson Stadium.

Due to support from the Castle Fund, the city was able to invest in a new 16-foot screen and speaker system. The movies will be set up against the bleachers, spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on the grass and enjoy the show.

“I think it is so important to promote family and community events throughout Methuen. This is a great opportunity for people to get together and enjoy the summer weather,” said Mayor Stephen Zanni. The Savings Bank and Doctor’s Express were willing to co-sponsor this series” said Mayor Zanni.

This year’s screenings are: July 10: Disney’s Frozen; July 17: Wizard of Oz; July 24: Remember the Titans and July 31: Lego Movie.

Spend ‘An Evening with Walt Whitman’

WINDHAM — Actor Stephen Collins will perform his one-man show, “Unlaunch’d Voices, an Evening with Walt Whitman” at Nesmith Library.

Collins portrays an elderly Whitman and, as he reminisces about his youth, the audience is taken back in time to trace his experiences through poetry and readings of his letters.

The two-part performance will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.

Attendees can call the library at 432-7154 or visit Collins’s website at unlaunchedvoices.com for more information about the show.

Hospital to host farmers market

HAVERHILL — For the second year, Merrimack Valley Hospital will host a farmers market on its Haverhill campus featuring fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm.

The farm stand will be open on Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. from July 8 through Oct. 28. Visitors to the hospital campus, hospital staff, physicians and the general public are all welcome. EBT cards are accepted.

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