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May 2, 2012

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Legion Baseball Tryouts: Haverhill Senior Legion, JR Legion and Senior Babe Ruth will hold tryouts on May 6 at 1 p.m. at Haverhill Stadium. Anyone between the ages of 15 to 19 and lives in Haverhill or goes to school in Haverhill is eligible to tryout. The leagues will begin play in early June and continue until early August in very competitive leagues. These teams will play between 20 to 30 games plus playoffs. Please contact Larry O'Brien 978-373-6982 or Dan Francescone 978-807-5068 with any questions.

Relay for Life Kickoff: Relay For Life of Haverhill will kick off its Paint The Town Purple week with a special team challenge fundraiser on May 6 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Uno Chicago Grill in Haverhill. Acoustic artist Matt Jackson (mattjacksonlive.com) will make a special appearance. Twenty percent of your purchase, with coupon, will be donated to The American Cancer Society. More information is available from Jillian McKinney-Scuito at 978-476-4205. Paint The Town Purple runs from May 5 to May 12.

Walking Club: The Council on Aging will host a free information session for its new Keep Moving walking club program May 8 at 11 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Currently, there are 161 Keep Moving walking clubs in Massachusetts. This information session is free and open to the public. More information is available by calling 978-374-2390 and speaking with Kathy Bresnahan at ext. 11 or Rita LaBella at ext. 16.

Disabled American Veterans Meeting: Disabled American Veterans Hannah Dustin Chapter 20 will hold its commemoration meeting and installation of new officers May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Members can bring one guest each. Food will be served following the installation. More information is available from Secretary/Adjutant Russ Chaput at 978-374-6980 or newly elected Commander and Veterans Service Officer Michael Ingham at 978-374-2351, ext. 32.

Stroke Prevention Discussion: A representative from Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital will lead a discussion on stroke education and prevention on Wednesday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Participants will gain increased awareness of the signs and risk factors of strokes and learn the appropriate course of action to take if one is experiencing a stroke. This group is open to the public and free of charge. If you are interested in attending, please call COA 978-374-2390 ext 11 or 16 for reservation.

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