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May 8, 2014

Hockey game in memory of late Hillie player coming up

Friends of former Haverhill High School hockey player Michael Gray will hold their first Mike Gray Memorial Hockey Game at the Haverhill Valley Forum rink in Bradford on Mother’s Day, May 11.

Many of Gray’s former Hillie teammates will take to the ice in a tribute to their friend, who died of complications related to drug abuse.

Proceeds from the event will go to Chris Herren’s Project Purple, which encourages people of all ages to stand up to drug and alcohol abuse.

The memorial hockey game is free to attend, but organizers are asking for donations in lieu of an admission charge. The event will include raffles, T-shirts for sale, and a bake sale, in addition to the hockey game. The forum is located at 7 Park Ridge Road.

IF YOU GO

What: Mike Gray Memorial Hockey Game

When: May 11, 4 p.m.

Where: Haverhill Valley Forum rink, 7 Park Ridge Road, Bradford

Here are other events and activities happening in Greater Haverhill:

Annual plant sale on tap: The Country Gardeners of Georgetown will hold their annual plant sale on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn at the corner of Park Street and Main Street (Route 133).

This is the club’s only fundraiser. Money raised is used for educational opportunities, an annual scholarship and planting and maintaining nine gardens around Georgetown. They are: The Town Hall and traffic island, the Center Street wall, Harry Murch Park, Mary Nichols Memorial Mini-Park, John C. Perley monument and flag pole, the window boxes at the Masonic building, the “Welcome to Georgetown” sign planter and the newly planted Children’s Garden at the Library performance patio.

The sale will feature hundreds of plants, including perennials, sun and shade annuals, herbs and hanging baskets.

Bean supper planned: St. James Episcopal church will hold a bean supper on May 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 119 Washington St.

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