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June 17, 2013

Lawrence to host fitness day at city park

LAWRENCE — A Family Fun & Fitness Day will be held Saturday, June 22 at the South O’Connell Common at South Union and Market streets.

The event is sponsored by the city of Lawrence, the Mayor’s Health task Force and the Healthy Active Living Working and Men’s and Women’s Health Working Groups.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature walks around the park, cardio and Zumba sessions, sack races and other games, cooking demonstrations, an obstacle course, a mini farmers market and healthy snacks to the first 150 participants.

The rain date is July 13.

Churches agree to merge

HAVERHILL — After months of discussion between leaders of the First Baptist Church of Haverhill and Haverhill Community Church, the two congregations voted to become one church.

Their first joint worship service was on June 2 at First Baptist Church, 217 Main St. First established in 1994, Haverhill Community Church agreed to become part of First Baptist Church, which has a rich history in Haverhill going back to 1765.

First Baptist Church hopes to lease the Haverhill Community Church building at 17-19 Newcomb St. to a church or organization.

The merged churches are virtually next door neighbors and are trying to reach the same community. First Baptist Church extends its welcome to all in the community to join in worship and celebration for this merger. For more information, visit fbchaverhill.org or call 978-374-7491.

Talk on thyroid cancer is Tuesday

METHUEN — Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Gentry Thatcher, MD, will be held tomorrow in Holy Family Hospital’s ground-floor auditorium, 70 East St.

Thatcher, an otolaryngologist with New England ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, will discuss the evaluation of discovered thyroid nodules, guidelines and controversies of the initial management of thyroid cancer and capabilities, challenges and the future of thyroid cancer management. The event is free. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing will be awarded at the end of the presentation.

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