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November 21, 2013

Enjoy a good meal while helping needy children

It’s that time of year again, when we turn our attention toward the holidays — buying gifts for loved ones, anticipating the family gathering around the table for filling dinners and good cheer.

It’s also the time of year when a local organization works to make sure children from needy families get at least some joy out of Christmas.

The Ozzie’s Kids organization, run for nearly 30 years by longtime Haverhill police officer Osmond Hardy, works to raise money to buy gifts for those children. Each holiday season, the organization provides gifts for hundreds of children who might otherwise get nothing for Christmas.

To boost the effort, Ozzie’s Kids will have a pasta dinner on Nov. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for senior citizens and children.

IF YOU GO

What: Pasta dinner to benefit the Ozzie’s Kids organization

When: Nov. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St.

Cost: $8 general admission, $4 for senior citizens and children

Here are activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Library activities for children: The public library is offering a variety of activities for children in November.

Make a Dream Catcher children’s activity for Native American Heritage month is Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to weave a dream catcher and what it means. This program is for ages 7 to 12. Registration is required.

Plymouth Thanksgiving will be Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Learn something about the history of Thanksgiving. Design paper dolls and create your own version of the first Thanksgiving. This program is for ages 5 and older. Registration is required. Visit online at www.haverhillpl.org.

Trip planned: An overnight trip to the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway, N.H. is planned for Nov. 21 and 22.

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