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August 29, 2013

Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow returns to city

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There will be a program with a guest speaker followed by dinner. Tickets are $20 per person. Troop One was first chartered in 1913 by Grace United Methodist Episcopal Church, now called Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. The charter came less than three years after the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop One has the honor of having the first Eagle Scout in Haverhill. Florimond A. Delforge earned the award in November of 1928.

Sixty-two scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout over the years. The troop is presently lead by George Plouffe Jr., scoutmaster, and Brian P. Kirkham, troop committee chairman. The Troop meets every Friday night from September to mid-June at the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 471 Main St. For more information about this event, contact David Nichols at pavid@msn.com or 978-373-4310.

Girl Scout registration: Haverhill Girl Scouts fall signup will be held Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St.

Membership fee is $25 for 2013-2014. For more information, visit www.hergirlscouts.org.

Dance ensemble to perform: A performance by the Siroun Dance Ensemble will highlight the list of festivities during a picnic sponsored by St. Gregory Church of the Merrimack Valley.

The festival will be held on Sept. 8 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the church grounds at 158 Main St., North Andover. Also featured will be an Armenian band featuring Joe Kouyoumjian on oud, John Arzigian on accordion and vocals, Jason Naroian on dumbeg and vocals, and Leon Janikian on clarinet.

The Siroun dancers will be dressed in traditional Armenian clothing and hail from central Massachusetts, performing various folk tunes. The menu will include shish, losh and chicken kebab dinners, rice pilaf, salad, vegetarian entrees and Armenian pastries. There will be games and activities for the entire family. The picnic will also present an opportunity to introduce the church’s new pastor, the Rev. Stephan Baljian, who recently transferred here from Illinois.

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