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March 20, 2013

Community calendar

:Mass held to honor public safety personnel: A Blue Mass honoring all public safety personnel in Greater Haverhill will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Church. A banquet will follow in the lower level of the church. Awards and prizes will be offered in recognition of service. Family and friends are invited. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 202 in Haverhill. Please RSVP by April 5 to Deacon Tom Anthony at 978-973-0437 or razorsedge1970@aol.com.

First time home buyer workshop: Community Action Inc. is offering a first time home buyer education workshop for area residents beginning March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford. Participants will receive comprehensive information offered by housing professionals including bank lenders, buyer/seller real estate brokers, housing attorneys, insurance agents home inspectors and credit counselors. A state approved certificate is awarded after completion of the three-night course. Classes are March 28 and April 2 and 4. The cost is $60 per household. There are no income requirements to take this training. For more information, contact Richard Lynch at 978-373-1971 or Susan Collins Hanley at 978-317-8998.

Chair massages at 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.

League of Women Voters to show free movie: In honor of National Women’s Month, the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill will present a free showing of “Norma Rae” March 14 in Room 45 of the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The movie begins at 7 p.m. Discussion and refreshments will follow. Norma Rae is the story of a southern female mill worker who fought for union and equal rights for women. More information is available by calling 978-702-4502.

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