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June 13, 2013

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:Republican City Committee to meet: The Haverhill Republican City Committee will host a regional meeting on June 13 at 7 p.m. in the public library to introduce its new Massachusetts Republican national committeewoman Chanel Prunier to area Republicans. Committee chairman William Ryan will also speak regarding the Gabriel Gomez campaign for U.S. Senate. All area residents are invited. The library is at 99 Main St. and the meeting will be on the second floor.

:Students to perform play: Students at Whittier Middle School will present “Apostrophe’s” on June 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. The play is directed by Whittier musical specialist Gail Pellegrino and is open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Written by Bradley Hayward and produced in special arrangement with Theatrefolk (Theatrefolk.com), this one-act comedy that takes place in a school building asks if you are amazed at “how many apostrophe’s s’ome people manage to fi’t into s’entence’s?” That’s just the problem that needs to be solved. Whittier Middle School is at 256 Concord St.

:Volunteers needed for SHINE program: The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) program is looking for Haverhill residents to help Medicare beneficiaries in the community understand the Medicare system. You can become a SHINE counselor and help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare benefits and options. Learn how to simply explain Medicare and compare the costs and benefits of Medicare options. You will volunteer at the Citizens Center while providing an urgently needed and appreciated service to Haverhill residents. For more information, contact Susan Cripps at 978-946-1374.

:Applications available for summer camp: The Haverhill Police Department is accepting applications for this year’s GREAT/DARE summer camp program. Applications are available at the police station, 40 Bailey Blvd. This camp is free to Haverhill children ages 8 to 11 and runs from July 8 through Aug. 9. The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Consentino School, 685 Washington St. Parents and guardians must fill out a permission slip, complete with medical information, and return it to the Police Department no later than June 28. Lunch and snack will be provided by the Haverhill Public Schools summer meal program. Parents or guardians must provide drinks for their children. Soda is now allowed during camp. Parents are asked to arrange for their children’s transportation and inform the camp so that no one is left stranded at the end of the day. Children 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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