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October 28, 2013

Sci-fi dinner planned for Friday

PELHAM — The John H. Hargreaves VFW Post 10722 is holding a science-fiction theme dinner Friday at 6 p.m.

People can dress as characters from their favorite science fiction adventures, such as “Star Wars’’ and “Star Trek.’’

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids under 12.

The VFW is encouraging people to purchase tickets in advance. Call 603-635-7863 for more information.

Drop-In Center celebrates 25 years

HAVERHILL — Community Action, Inc. will celebrate its Drop-In Center’s 25 years of service to the homeless tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

A meal will be provided, and guests, staff, and supporters will be honored. The public is invited.

For 25 years, the Drop-In Center has been helping Haverhill’s neediest people. Founded in 1988, the DIC provides a safe haven for people in the Haverhill area who live on the streets, in emergency overnight shelter, and in overcrowded, unsafe living environments – one step away from homelessness. It is a place where guests can be protected from the elements and receive a meal, free clothing, basic medical services, referral to HIV testing and counseling, linkage to public benefits, housing search assistance, comprehensive case management, companionship and support.

Community Action Inc., nearing its 50th year of existence, has striven from its beginnings to help the poor and to assist them in climbing out of poverty. The Drop-In Center is one of many departments working towards those goals. More information is available from Robert Gould at 978-373-1971, ext. 286.

Volunteers needed for Relay For Life Committees

METHUEN — The Relay For Life of Methuen/Merrimack Valley is looking for high school students in the Merrimack Valley area to be part of this year’s planning committee. Any and all high school students are welcome. If you have any questions regarding joining the planning committee, please contact meagan.spencer@cancer.org.

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