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February 6, 2014

A sweetheart of a race

You can take your sweetheart to the race.

The 23rd annual Bradford Valentine’s Road Race, called “a great race in the heart of winter,” is this week.

The race will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m.

The First Church of Christ in Bradford will host the race, which also involves a social gathering afterward.

IF YOU GO

When: Feb. 8, 10 a.m.

Where: First Church of Christ, next to Bradford Common.

Race details: 5 -mile (USATF Certified) and 3.7-mile (6K). Both are loop courses and runners can choose between races.

Registration fee: $20 before Feb. 8 and $25 the day of the race.

Online registration: Visit www.bsrs-timing.com/valentinerace.

Post race gathering: Archie’s Little River Ale House in Lafayette Square.

Other details: In addition to long-sleeve T-shirts to the first 400 entrants, all finishers will receive a carnation from Flowers by Steve, as well as candy, homemade soup, fresh fruit, yogurt, water and raffle prize opportunities. All category winners will receive custom commemorative medals, plus a $25 gift certificate to Whirlaway Sports Center.

Here are activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Coffeehouse performances on tap: Folk music artist Chelsea Berry will perform at the New Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.

Opening act is Kangaralien, the Boston-based acoustic guitar duo of Eric Clemenzi and Steve Belleville. Admission is $20 and $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be reserved prior to the show by visiting www.newmooncoffeehouse.org, or by calling 978-459-5134.

The New Moon is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enjoying the creative talents of acoustic performers. The coffeehouse offers a relaxing, friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment where you can enjoy a great show, fair trade coffee, and desserts. Bring your own mug and the coffee is only $1 for the evening.

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