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January 16, 2014

Free Community Skate to benefit Somebody Cares New England

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Author’s Night at the Vineyard: Pear Tree Publishing in Bradford will hold an “Author’s Night” on Jan. 31 at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, N.H. Many authors and illustrators are expected to attend. This event is free to the public and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Setup starts at 4 p.m. Early registration is suggested as author/illustrator space is limited. More information, including table fees and registration, is available online at peartreepublishing.net.

Annual Run to the Beach on tap: The Andover Striders in association with the Winners’ Circle Running Club will hold the annual Run to the Beach 30K, otherwise known as the “Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad” run March 16 at 10 a.m. The race starts at the North Andover VFW and finishes at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar in Salisbury.

Directed by Dave “Icky” LaBrode, what is essentially a Boston Marathon training run traces a portion of the old Lawrence-to-the-Sea Marathon, which was made famous by 1949 marathoners Johnny Kelly and Louis White. The course follows Route 125 from North Andover into Haverhill, where the course bears right onto Route 110 into Merrimac and through Amesbury. It finishes at the Winner’s Circle for a straight point-to-point course.

There are no official race directors, awards, numbers or T-shirts, but there are water stops. Post-run libations are at the Winner’s Circle, provided by the Andover Striders and the WCRC. For more information, contact LaBrode at 978-376-8289 or ickylabrode@verizon.net. Visit LaBrode on Facebook for updates.

Church plans craft fair: Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., will hold its fifth annual Craft Fair on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $35 for an 8-foot by 2 1/2 foot table, with chairs included. All proceeds support Riverside Memorial missions fund. For more information contact Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or by email to ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Space is limited so please call early.

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