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June 27, 2012

Community events


Jungle Book Auditions: The Spotlight Playhouse is holding auditions for youths aged 10 to 18 for their rendition of the "Jungle Book." Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. on June 28 at 24 Essex St and will include readings from the play.. The cost is $50 for the first youth and $25 for each additional youth from the same family. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information please call 978-380-8509 or e-mail info@spotlightplayhouse.org. Rehearsals are three evenings a week starting July 7 and performances will be held on August 3 and 4.

Yard Sale: The Community Christian Fellowship will be having a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 358 Washington St. New or like new items can be donated for the yard sale between June 25 and 29. Call 978-912-7616 to schedule the drop-off. More information is available by calling 978-912-7616. Visit online at ccfhaverhill.com.

17th Century Saturdays: Whittier's Birthplace is participating in "17th Century Saturdays," part of the Escapes North program, a cultural tourism initiative led by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Peabody Essex Museum. The program offers free admission to the general public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 1, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Oct. 6. These special Saturdays celebrate Essex County's extraordinary collection of homes, buildings and artifacts from America's First Period (1625-1725) of European settlement. The Trustees of the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead are responsible for managing the farmhouse museum and more than 70 acres of property associated with the birthplace of the famed poet, abolitionist, editor and politician. The house, constructed in 1688 by Thomas Whittier, is substantially the same as when the poet lived there between 1807 and 1836. For more information visit johngreenleafwhittier.com.

Open house: The East Parish Meeting House Association will hold an open house for viewing the historic property July 7 and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call Marion Bergman at 978-372-2652.

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