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March 7, 2013

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:Chair massages at the Citizens Center: The Council on Aging announced that chair massages will be available at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on the first Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. Licensed massage therapist Susan Ploueffe offers senior citizen pricing of $5 per session. This service is provided on a walk-in basis.

School to hold spaghetti supper: A spaghetti dinner to support the TEACH program will be held March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. James School, 415 Primrose St. 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.

Poet to speak during White Fund Lecture: Mayda del Valle, acclaimed poet and spoken word artist, will present a White Fund Lecture titled “The Passion of Poetry and the Power of Artistic Expression” March 7 from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road, Lawrence. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in partnership with Northern Essex Community College. The White Fund is collaborating with Northern Essex on this series. For more information, call 978-738-7403 or visit www.necc.mass.edu/whitefund.

Comedy night fundraiser: The fifth annual Haverhill High School Comedy Night is March 8 at DiBurro’s function hall. Four professional comedians will perform. The event will feature a variety of raffle items, as well as silent and live auction items. All proceeds benefit Haverhill High School athletics. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the high school, 137 Monument St. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Athletic Director Tom O’Brien at 978-374-5732.

Electronic recycling event: The Riverside-Bradford 2013 Cooperstown Team will host an electronic recycling event March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Consentino Middle School, 685 Washington St. Allied Computer Brokers will accept your items for a fee and donate a portion of the proceeds to the team to help defray the cost of a trip to Cooperstown, N.Y., this summer to play at the Field of Dreams Park. Fees range from $5 for small electronic items to $15 for large items such as TVs and monitors. More information is available from Dan Archambault at 617-835-4955.

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