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January 10, 2013

Community calendar


:YMCA floor hockey leagues forming: The Haverhill YMCA is offering a variety of floor hockey programs this year. The Youth Floor Hockey League will run for 10 weeks and is open to children in grades one to 8. Teams are managed by volunteer coaches. The Pee Wee Floor Hockey League will run for eight weeks and is for children ages 3 to those in kindergarten. Teams are managed by volunteer coaches. A Women’s 30 and Over Floor Hockey League will run for eight weeks. Register with a team or individually. The season begins Feb. 19 and all games will be played on Sunday evenings. More information is available from Clint Clay at 978-374-0506 or clayc@northshoreymca.org.

Haverhill Girls Softball registration: The Haverhill Girls Softball League will hold open registrations for girls age 5 to 16 on Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 and 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge on Summer Street. For more information, visit online at www.haverhillgirlssoftball.org.

Auditions for ‘Annie’ to be held: Auditions for the Spotlight Playhouse spring production of “Annie” will be held Jan. 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Spotlight rehearsal space, 24 Essex St., second floor. Callbacks (if needed) are Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Performances are April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and April 28 at 3 p.m. Children and adults are encouraged to audition on either Jan. 13 or 14, and should prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show (but not a song from the show). Spotlight will provide a piano player, but those auditioning are asked to bring sheet music for their chosen song, and also be ready to show their ability to move. For more information visit online at spotlightplayhouse.org, call 978-380-8509 or send email to info@spotlightplayhouse.org.

Library offers winter programs: The Langley-Adams Library in Groveland is offering a variety of programs this winter. Local author Andre Dubus will discuss his latest book “Townie: A Memoir” on Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and question-and-answer session. A community pie-making and tasting contest is Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Pies will be judged by librarians, members of the Council on Aging and several well-known members of the community. Northern Essex Community College professor Kevin Comtois will present “From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Music” Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Diana Cummings at 978-372-1732 or dcummings@mvlc.org.

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