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July 4, 2013

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Cycle for Shelter celebrates 25th anniversary: The 25th annual Cycle for Shelter will be held on July 28 on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College. Registration is $50 or $100 on the day of the event (if space is available) and includes a free raffle ticket for Red Sox tickets. This annual event raises money to support life-saving programs for homeless families and individuals. Choose from 21-, 50-, 62- or a 100-mile loop that travels along the scenic New Hampshire seacoast then joins the 62-mile route on the back roads of Northern Essex County. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. A barbecue will be provided by Emmaus staff, Longhorn Steakhouse, UNO and Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods Inc. Rejuvenating massages and shower facilities will be available. Urban Adventours in Boston is offering a 15 percent discount on bike rentals and a 50 percent discount on bike shipping. For more information, call 617-670-0637. Volunteers are needed, including massage therapists, EMTs and bicycle mechanics. This year’s Cycle for Shelter is presented by International Cars Ltd. and the Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union. Gold sponsor is TD Bank. For more information, visit www.emmausinc.org or contact Rachel at rachel@emmausinc.org.

Authors Expo planned: The next New England Authors Expo presented by Pear Tree Publishing in Bradford will be held on July 31 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers. This event is open to the public and is free to attend. Exhibitor set-up starts at 10 a.m. This expo is a grassroots event intended to promote local New England authors and illustrators. Many authors, illustrators, publishers, writer’s groups, schools and businesses regularly attend. The event also has a growing list of celebrities that attend and is an opportunity to network as well as buy and sell books. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For a list of authors, illustrators and publishers attending please visit online at http://peartreepublishing.net. For more information, contact Christopher Obert at 978-372-5825.

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