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May 9, 2013

Community calendar

:Vendors sought for flea market: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., invites vendors to participate in its 36th annual Spring Festival and Flea Market on June 8. Each 12-by-12-foot space is offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $20. Rain date is June 15. To reserve a space, call 603-382-7587.

First-time home buyer training offered: Community Action Inc. is offering a first-time home buyer education workshop for area residents beginning May 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford. Participants will receive comprehensive information offered by housing professionals including bank lenders, buyer/seller real estate brokers, housing attorneys, insurance agents home inspectors and credit counselors. A state-approved certificate is awarded after completion of the three-night course. Classes are May 23, 28 and 30. The cost is $60 per household. There are no income requirements to take this training. For more information, contact Richard Lynch at 978-373-1971 or Susan Collins at 978-317-8998.

Council on Aging plans trip to Baltimore: The Council on Aging is planning a trip to Baltimore to see the Boston Red Sox play the Orioles in Camden Yards. A visit to Gettysburg National Park for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is included. Trip departs on July 26 and returns on july 28. This trip includes three Red Sox games at Camden Yards and two nights in the Crown Plaza in Timonium, Maryland, with full American breakfasts. Cost is $449 per person, double occupancy. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Woodcarving class resumes at Council on Aging: The city’s Council on Aging will resume the wood carving class on Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning May 10. Students will be taught by master carver Fred Arakelian. A carving kit of supplies will be provided at a one-time-per-project charge of $18. Carving knives will be loaned to you for free. Course cost is $5 per class for an eight-week session. Registration is required for new students by calling Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.

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