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June 27, 2012

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FAMILIES AND KIDS

Free Puppet Show: The Haverhill Public Library hosts a free puppet show for families with toddlers through students entering grade three on Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Auditorium. Diane Kordas, puppeteer and one-woman show, presents "The Hungry Caterpillar and Forest Folktales," a performance with live music and audience participation. For more information contact Kathy Alexander at 978-373-1586, ext. 626 or kalexander@mvlc.org. To register online go to http://www.haverhillpl.org.

Past Finders Summer Program: The Past Finders summer program at the Buttonwoods Museum begins July 10. Now in its 22nd season, Past Finders is a day program for children in grades 1 to 7 and is designed to teach children about history in a fun and imaginative way. Morning drop off begins at 9 a.m. and pick up is at 4 p.m. Session 1, Come Sail Away, is July 10 to 13. Activities include fishing, exploring the Buttonwoods Trail, sailor crafts, cooking, and a sail on the gundalow Piscataqua. Session 2, Fun on the Farm, is Aug. 7 to 10. Participants will garden, cook with seasonal fruits and vegetables, learn homespun crafts and visit a farm museum. Cost for each session is $160. Children may sign up for one or both sessions. More information is available at http://haverhillhistory.org/Programs/summer or by contacting the program coordinator at 978-374-4626 or programs@haverhillhistory.org.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

High School Class Registration: Students may register for summer school classes at Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., from June 25 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main office. Classes begin July 2 and meet in the M wing from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Course fee is $200 for Haverhill residents or students accepted to the Haverhill district, and $250 for out-of-district students. Course fees must be paid by cash, money order or bank check and be paid in full at the time of registration.

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