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November 7, 2011

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HAVERHILL — The first Rick Barry Haverhill Hero Award Breakfast honoring retired Haverhill police officer Osmond "Ozzie" Hardy will be held Nov. 18 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Keynote speaker ls legendary Boston Bruins goalie Gerry Cheevers. The breakfast is part of the Haverhill Salvation Army's annual Christmas kick-off fundraiser. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 each or $300 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Lori Luponi at 978-556-5423 or Mary O'Neil at 978-420-1157.

Treasures in the attic: Winter Sports

ANDOVER - Alan French, owner of Moor and Mountain and chairman of the Bay Circuit Alliance, will present "Treasures in the Attic: Winter Sports" at the Andover Historical Society on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Amos Blanchard House, 97 Main St.

French will present history and stories associated with objects all related to winter sports from Andover's past, 19th century skis, snowshoes, ice skates. Also learn about local resident, Bessie Goldsmith, and how she saved Woodlands in Andover as well as how sporting equipment has changed over time.

This event is free to members of the Andover Historical Society and $5 for non-members. Please call 978-475-2236 to make reservations.

Free Medicare, dementia sessions

METHUEN — Free Medicare D and Alzheimer's/Dementia information sessions are scheduled this month at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St.

Methuen Walgreens Community Leader Denise Quigley will speak Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. and Hal Pierce, SHINE Counselor of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., will speak Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m.

Alzheimer's/Dementia information sessions are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. They will be hosted by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and Home Health VNA/Merrimack Valley Hospice/Homecare Inc.

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