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March 12, 2013

Catwalk 4 Cancer show set for Central on Saturday

LAWRENCE – Central Catholic High School is hosting its annual Catwalk 4 Cancer Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school, 300 Hampshire St.

The fashion show started five years ago when Central Catholic students wanted to raise money for cancer research and patient care.

So far over the years, the event has raised more than $125,000. Money raised is donated to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support pediatric cancer research and patient care.

The fashion models will include Central Catholic students, faculty, and staff members and cancer survivors. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are $18 and doors open at 6 p.m.

The 2013 Catwalk Committee is made up of seniors Delaney Bradley, Jakie Graham, Owen O’Leary, Natalia Andela, Zach Canto; juniors, Madison Arndt, Julie Desjardin, Tara Conklin, Olivia Imprescia and Brooke Patterson; and Joel Parro, sophomore. Theresa Homewood is faculty advisor.

Office hours Saturday for O’Connor Ives

State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives will be hosting office hours Friday in Methuen and Haverhill for constituents.

Haverhill hours will be 1-2 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, Milhendler Room.

The Methuen hours will be 3-4 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, Trustee’s Room.

Appointments are not required. For any questions, please call (617) 722-1604 or email Christopher.Power@masenate.gov.

Library to talk ‘Curveball’

ANDOVER — Memorial Hall Library will feature Martha Ackmann, author of “Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League” tonight at 7.

Baseball historians call Stone the “female Jackie Robinson” and the “best baseball player you’ve never heard of.” Stone was the first of three woman to play in the old Negro baseball league. She played against Satchel Paige, Willie Mays and Ernie Banks.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact the library’s reference desk at 623-8401, extension 31.

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