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May 30, 2013

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:Nominate Garden of the Month: The city’s Garden Club is seeking nominations for its Garden of the Month program. If you have a friend or neighbor who has an outstanding garden in your neighborhood that could be the Garden of the Month for June, call 978-521-0872.

Student car wash Friday: The Nettle Middle School Life Skills Program will hold its fifth annual faculty car wash on May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school’s rear parking lot. The school is at 150 Boardman St. About 20 students in the Life Skills Program will be washing cars and selling homemade snacks. There will also be raffles of gift baskets throughout the day. Car washes are $5 each. This event is being held to raise money for the purchase of pre-vocational curriculum and materials for the program. More information is available by contacting Kevin Beaudoin at 978-374-5792.

Craft fair seeking vendors: Vendors, artisans and local crafters are invited to participate in a craft fair to be held on June 8 at the Walmart in Plaistow. The event is rain or shine. Cost is $20 per vendor space, and all space rental fees will be donated to Children’s Hospital in Boston. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 603-556-3049.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop offered: Home Health VNA will offer a six-week diabetes education workshop from June 11 to July 30. Sessions are from 11 a.m. to noon at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Karen DiPietro, a certified diabetes educator, will lead the workshop. The program will be provided for groups, but each person will receive an individual session. All sessions are covered by Medicare. Topics include healthy eating, being active, blood sugar monitoring, medications, problem solving, reducing complications and health coping with diabetes. To register or for more information, contact Mary Connolly, RN, at 979-374-2390, ext. 15.

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