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Merrimack Valley

June 4, 2014

Annual art show at Mann Orchards this weekend

METHUEN — The Arts Institute Group of Merrimack Valley, a non-profit art group based out of Methuen is hosting its annual art show at Mann Orchards this weekend.

This yearly event exhibits art from local artists of the Merrimack Valley. It is free and open to the public. The show not only features affordable art by our local artists, but also a raffle, art demos, and poetry reading from the Methuen-based poetry group, The Grey Court Poets.

Money raised for this event on Saturday and Sunday contributes to a $1,000 scholarship given to one high school senior of the Merrimack Valley who will be attending college for an art-related field in the fall. It also contributes to free art demos offered at the group’s our monthly meetings, and other community-driven art events.

Learn how to wail with a harmonica

ANDOVER — Dave Cook, an experienced harmonica teacher, will give lessons on how to play the instruments on Fridays June 6, 13, and 20 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court. The cost is $15. Expand your lungs, stretch your musical mind, pucker up and have fun. For more information call 978-623-8321.

City seeks completed census forms

LAWRENCE — The city’s Election Division has mailed the 2014 annual census forms to residents. Confirmation Notice postcards will be mailed within the next couple of days to registered voters from whom the Election Division has yet to receive a completed census form.

If you receive a Confirmation Notice postcard, please complete the information requested and correct any information if necessary.

Once completed the form needs to be signed and returned to the Election Division either in person or through the mail. The return postcard has pre-paid postage.

Returning the Confirmation Notice postcard to the Election Division Office will update and confirm your status as an “active” registered voter.

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