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October 10, 2013

Bobby Bell 5-mile Road Race and Walk set for Sunday

HAVERHILL — The 27th annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk kicks off on Sunday at the Lasting Room Grille, 122 Washington St.

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the race at 11 a.m. The fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 the day of the event. Free T-shirts go to the first 70 walker entries and first 260 runner entries. There will be awards in various age, weight, and specialty categories. There will also be gender-graded scoring. A buffet will follow, along with raffle prizes and music from a disc jockey.

The event benefits local scholarships as well as the Haverhill Police Auxiliaries, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders.

Fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 the day of the event. More information is available from David LaBrode at 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289 or ickylabrode@verizon.net. Visit online at www.yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

Black Cat Benefit Bash is tomorrow

METHUEN — Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley (ARMV) will hold its annual Black Cat Benefit Bash tomorrow from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. This silent auction/fundraiser benefits the area’s homeless animals and will feature psychic readings, entertainment, food prepared by local chefs, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Proceeds help ARMV purchase food, provide medical care and fund sterilization clinics for the many feral, stray, and foster cats in its care. ARMV donation boxes are located at the Market Basket in RiversEdge and Westgate plazas in Haverhill, at Market Basket and Shaw’s in Plaistow, N.H., at Market Basket in North Andover and Lawrence and at Stop & Shop in Methuen. Donations can also be dropped off at adoption events being held weekly at the Petco store in Plaistow, N.H. For tickets or information call 978-374-7233 or visit online at armv.org.

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