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August 5, 2013

NFL Flag Football is coming to Lawrence


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — This fall, Lawrence Flag Football League will be running an NFL FLAG League in Lawrence. The main site of the games will be the Mount Vernon Field in Lawrence.

This is a non-contact version of football where young players can develop their passing, catching and defending skills. The games will be played using the Official NFL FLAG Football rules. Each player who is placed on a team will receive a reversible jersey with NFL team colors and logos and a flag belt.

The League is for both boys and girls.

Currently, the Lawrence Flag Football League is accepting applications for its fall leagues for children who are currently school age from Kindergarten through 8th grade (meaning just completing the 8th grade).

Games will be played on Saturdays between 3-7 p.m. in September. The tentative start date for games is Saturday, Sept. 7.

There will be eight regular season games plus play-off games.

The 2013 player registration form can be found at: http://www.lawrenceflagfootball.com

If you are interested in having your child join the League, please send the completed registration form and check as soon as possible payable to: Lawrence Flag Football, PO Box 1803, Lawrence, MA 01841

Due to limitations, the number of participants in the league will be capped.

Registration Fee: $89 through Aug. 31. After Sept. 1, registration will be $99 per child until the capacity is reached.

For more information or if you can not download the registration form, please check out the website at http://www.lawrenceflagfootball.com

If you have any further questions or concerns, call 978-857-1526 and/or go to Lawrenceflagfootball@gmail.com.

City celebrates National Night Out with block parties

LAWRENCE — Neighborhood groups throughout the city will celebrate National Night Out tomorrow, from 8 to 5 p.m., with community block parties at 10 locations.

A 15-piece public safety motorcade will leave City Hall at 5 p.m. to visit each site.

Here are the neighborhood participants and their block party locations:

:Sacred Heart/Brookfield Street Neighborhood Association: Chester Street, between Dunstable and Davis streets.

Cronin Park Neighbors: Cronin Park, between Alder and Walnut streets.

Arlington Area-Loft Five50: Lawrence Training School & Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition, 550 Broadway.

Mount Vernon Neighborhood Association: Between Genessee and James streets.

:Arlington Community Trabajando: Rowell Park, between Hampshire and Cedar streets.

Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association: Cutler Street and Durso Avenue.

Lawrence Community Works with Groundwork Lawrence: Scarito Park at Brook Street.

Prospect Hill area: Storrow Park, between Pleasant and High streets.

General Donovan Neighborhood Association with YouthBuild Lawrence: Between Tremont and Franklin streets.

Manchester Street Park and Groundwork Lawrence: Manchester Street Park, near La Fruteria.

There will be a citywide celebration today, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Greater Lawrence Community Boathouse, 1 Eaton St.

There will be 25 organizations participating with information booths and various demonstrations.

Summer Concert series continues

HAMPSTEAD — The free Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series continues on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. with Lee Lewis & The Doo-Wop Review performing music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Picnic lunches are encouraged and leashed dogs on the perimeter of the field are welcome. The concerts are sponsored by Hampstead’s Cable TV Advisory Board. Meetinghouse Park is located at the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Main Street (Route 121). More information is available at meetinghousepark.org or by calling 603-329-6047.

Organist at Memorial Music Hall Aug. 7

METHUEN — Organist David Enlow will perform at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The program includes pieces by Strauss, Mozart, Franck, Schumann and Elgar. Enlow is Organist and Choir Master of the Church of the Resurrection in New York, where he directs a professional choir and is a member of the organ faculty of The Juilliard School in New York, where he is responsible for the service playing component of the curriculum. He is also Sub-Dean of the New York City Chapter, American Guild of Organists, and is a member of the Guild’s National Committee on Professional Certification, serving as an examiner of organists nationwide. He has also won several national performance competition first prizes, including those of the Arthur Poister Competition and the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival USA.

The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located at 192 Broadway (Route 28), Methuen. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Free off-street parking is available. The building is handicap accessible, but please use the rear entrance. Admission is $5 and is free for children under 12. The MMMH Summer Series 2013 Organ Recitals series continues on Aug. 14 with Martin Schmeding, Kirchzarten, Germany; Aug. 21, Yun Kyong Kim, Monroe, Ohio and Aug. 28, Michael S. Murray of Chestnut Hill. Enlow’s concert is sponsored by Campbell Steward. More information about the Methuen Memorial Music Hall or about this concert is available at mmmh.org.

St. Mary’s High School reunion

LAWRENCE - St. Mary’s High School Class of 1963 50-year reunion, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Atkinson Country Club. Dinner will be provided. Cost is $50 per person. The reunion committee is looking for missing classmates. Anyone with information on any former classmates is asked to call Sandra (Loffredo) Letizio at 978-462-7866 or Cynthia (Zappala) Knowles at 603-474-8755.

Sign up for AARP driving class

DERRY — Birch Heights Retirement Community, 7 Kendall Pond Road, will host an AARP driving class on Aug. 21 and 23. The two-session class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more. Other topics covered are antilock brakes, air bags and safety belts.The course is a combination of class discussion and videos.

The class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over age 50. The course fee is $14, $12 for AARP members. To register, call 425-7755.

Derry Rotarians seek auction donations

DERRY — The Derry Rotary club is presently asking for donations of good used furniture, sporting goods, household items, tools, lawn and garden items, and more for its annual fundraising auction. Rotarians will pick up any donated items at your convenience.

The proceeds from the auction and all Rotary fundraisers are returned to local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, The Upper Room, soup kitchens, Community Care Givers, and many more charitable groups in the area.

The Derry Rotary Club Auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 9 a.m. The auction and yard sale will be held in the parking lot of Fireye on Tsienneto Road in Derry.

To donate, call Dave Hatch at 548-2011.

Pelham hosts a family concert

PELHAM — Steve Blunt performs a concert for families and kids tomorrow at 6 p.m. on the side lawn at Pelham Library, 24 Village Green.

Families are invited to bring a dessert to share.

Call 635-7581 or visit pelhampubliclibrary.org for more information.