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February 18, 2014

AARP driver course offered

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PELHAM — Police will host the AARP Smart Driver Course on March 12 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The two-day course for drivers 50 and older includes defensive driving techniques and discusses the effects of aging on driver vision, hearing and reaction time.

The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers.

To register, call Lt. Brian McCarthy at 603-635-2411.

Get help preparing for the ACT

HAMPSTEAD — More and more colleges are taking ACT scores into account when considering applicants.

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject tests in English, mathematics, reading and science.

High school students should consider familiarizing themselves with this standardized test. Hampstead Public Library is teaming up with Sylvan to offer a free practice ACT at the library on March 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Advance registration is required by calling the library at 603-329-6411. You do not have to be a Hampstead resident to participate. Results will be available by March 12.

Sanborn hosts student faculty-game

KINGSTON — Sanborn Regional Middle School will have a student-faculty basketball game March 7 to benefit the Boosters Club.

The game begins at 6:30 p.m. at Swasey Gymnasium. The boys and girls teams will combine to play the faculty.

There will also be a three-point shooting contest. The cost is $2 for students, $3 for adults. There is free admission for children 5 and younger.

Learn about osteoporosis and hypothyroidism

HAVERHILL — Controversies in Endocrinology: Should we treat patient over 60 with osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and low testosterone differently?

This senior citizens lunch presentation with Endocrinologist Neil Ravin, MD, is March 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium. The cost of $5 includes a dinner of corned beef with boiled cabbage, potatoes, baby carrots, mixed green salad, dinner rolls, coffee, tea and dessert. The hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 978-521-8140.

Community Free Market planned

HAVERHILL — Good Shepherd United Methodist Chuch and The Vine/Urban Kindness will hold a Community Free Market on April 12 from 10 a.m. to p.m. at Good Shepherd UMC, 471 Main St.

The event will include a free bread-and-soup lunch. This event is similar to a flea market where customers shop and are given tickets to pay for their purchases, but everything is free. The two organizations are looking for donations of household goods and clothing to make available for free to the community. No TVs, computers or large furniture will be accepted.

Items can be dropped off April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, at 471 Main St., April 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., April 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and April 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. More information is available from Keith Boucher at 603-203-4917 or zoomblaster@yahoo.com.