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December 13, 2012

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:School to perform winter play: Haverhill High School’s chorus and drama club will present their version of “A Christmas Carol” Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 137 Monument St. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, this year’s show has close to 100 participants, including technicians, stage hands, painters and chorus members. Seventh grade students from across the city will be attending dress rehearsal performances, as it is a part of their curriculum. This year’s production is being directed by student director Marty Miller and student co-director Rosemary Kann. Tickets, at the door, are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.

:Planning Commission to meet: The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission will meet at the MVPC Offices Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. for a Holiday Social, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. The agenda includes updates on the Regional Comprehensive Plan, Environmental and Transportation Projects for the Merrimack Valley. For more information call Nancy Lavallee at 978-374-0519 or email nlavallee@mvpc.org.

:Winter music series: The Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series in Hampstead will present its first winter concert Thursday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Hampstead Middle School. The Don Campbell Band – a summertime favorite – will present a blend of holiday and country crossover music. The five-piece band is based in New England and performs more than 200 concerts a year between Maine and Nashville, Tennessee. The performance is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Committee. Suggested admission is a donation of a food item for the St. Anne food pantry or an item for the Military Support Club at Hampstead Middle School, to be sent to the troops. Suggestions include puzzle books, M&Ms, hard candy and phone cards. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047.

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