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March 21, 2013

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Scottish worship service: Clan MacKenzie of the Northeast invites the public to The Kirkin of The Tartan Service and Celebration on April 7 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Episcopal Church, 120 Main St., Amesbury. There will be several Scottish Clans in attendance to have their Tartan Clan Flags blessed. You do not need to be Scottish to attend or enjoy the service. There will also be a meet-and-greet with the clans in the church hall after the service. For more information, call 978-702-4402 or email mackenzie2tobyne@yahoo.com.

Free workshop on chronic pain: Chronic Pain, a free six-week workshop, will be held at Merrimack Valley Hospital on Tuesdays from April 9 to May 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave. Participants will learn to control pain, deal with depression, frustration, isolation and poor sleep patterns, how to eat well, begin an exercise program, handle stress, relax, and increase energy levels. Workshops are run by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. For more information or to register call Sheila Hewitt at 978-946-1260.

Essex National Heritage Commission to meet: The Essex National Heritage Commission will hold its annual meeting and networking event April 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Winnekenni Castle. The public is welcome to attend this free networking opportunity that will further connect people with the work of Essex Heritage and its partners. Essex Heritage’s semi-annual meetings provide a unique opportunity for Essex Heritage trustees, commissioners, members, supporters and partners to network with the public on a wide range of ongoing initiatives in the Essex National Heritage Area. For more information or to register, call 978-740-0444 or visit www.EssexHeritage.org.

School plans spaghetti supper: A spaghetti dinner to support the TEACH program will be held April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. James School, 415 Primrose St. This event was postponed from March 7 due to the weather. The dinner will include dessert and coffee. Tickets, $5 each, are available at the school and at the door. The TEACH program (Therapeutic Educational Assessment Center of Haverhill) serves students with significant cognitive challenges. More information is available by calling 978-374-3482 or 978-374-7486.

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