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October 17, 2013

Walk for Youth will benefit Boys & Girls Club


Halloween dance in child’s memory: A Halloween dance in memory of Kaden Lafontaine will be Oct. 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Amvets hall, 576 Primrose St.

The event is for ages 18 and over and will feature a disc jockey, raffles, costume contest with prizes, door prizes and snacks.

This event is being held in memory of Heather Lafontaine’s infant son, Kaden, and for all infants who lost their lives to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Those who plan to attend the event are invited to share photos and a short story of a good memory they have of their child to be included on a memory board at the event.

Send photos and stories as well as ticket requests to HNL1973@comcast.net and include “Fundraiser” in the subject line. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $15 each or two for $25. All proceeds benefit the Kaden Lafontaine Memorial Fund and the First Candle organization.

First Candle is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Kaden Lafontaine would have been 10 on Oct. 8.

Pancake breakfast planned: The Anchor of Hope Diaper Bank based in Haverhill will hold its second annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St.

The meal will include pancakes, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, juice and a pancake toppings bar. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Admission is free to children ages 2 and under.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 978-372-0335. The Haverhill-based organization collects donations of diapers for partnering agencies that in turn distribute them to low income families they work with. For more information, visit online at www.aohdiaperbank.org.

Acclaimed music group coming to city: The Jammin’ Divis will perform their unique blend of traditional and contemporary original folk music on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Newmoon Coffeehouse, located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St.

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