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June 13, 2012

Community events

FAMILIES AND KIDS

Fish Themed Storytime: The Library hosts a fish-themed storytime for children Thursday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. There will be stories, games and crafts. All ages, no RSVP required.

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

Police Summer Camp: Applications for the Haverhill Police Department's GREAT/DARE Days summer camp will be available beginning June 6 and can be picked up in the lobby of the Police Station, 40 Bailey Blvd. The camp, held at Consentino Middle School, is free to Haverhill children ages 8 to 11 old and runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 9 through Aug. 17. The camp consists of scheduled recreational activities, guest speakers and field trips. Parents/guardians of children planning to participate in this program will be asked to fill out a permission slip, including medical information, and return it to the Haverhill Police Department no later than June 29. Parents/Guardians will need to provide a snack and lunch for their child. Police ask that parents arrange for their children's transportation and inform them of those arrangements so that campers are not left stranded at the end of the day. Campers who actively participate in all activities on a daily basis and attend camp on a regular basis will be considered for field trips throughout the summer.

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