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July 11, 2013

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:Outdoor concert on tap: Hampstead’s free Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series continues with Bluegrass Gospel Project on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. New to Hampstead, this six-piece group will offer a mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel music performed on mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, banjo and dobro. The concerts are sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board and are held in the park behind the Town Office Building, 11 Main St. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Leashed dogs on the perimeter of the park are welcome. Concerts are held rain or shine. For more information visit online at meetinghousepark.org or call 603-329-6047.

TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday: Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program’s theme is “Wild, Wild West!” and is recommended for ages 2 and up. The cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required at www.winnekenni.com or www.imajinethat.com. Teachers from Little Sprouts & Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. The activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme of the week. Some activities will be outside so please dress your child appropriately. Upcoming themes are: July 23, Kids In Space!; July 30, Beach Luau!; Aug. 6, Peace, Love, and Tie Dye!; Aug. 13, Dino Dig!, and Aug. 20, Paint, Splatter & Mess! For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.

Bereavement program for children: Musical experiences, special keepsake crafts and a host of other fun activities will be enjoyed by children who have undergone a significant loss in their life at Merrimack Valley Hospice’s day-long “Summer Break” program on July 18 at Winnekenni Castle. This free and fun program is for children ages 6 to 13 who have experienced a loss. The day-long program, now in its fifth year, was created to give children who have suffered the loss of a loved one a chance to meet others that have similar experiences. The program is open to all children in the community. Children need not have any connection to Merrimack Valley Hospice to participate. The day is supervised and directed by Merrimack Valley Hospice trained professional social workers, nurses and grief counselors and expressive therapists. Registration is required. For more information, contact Jessica at 978-552-4904 or jsharpe@homehealthfoundation.org.

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