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October 25, 2012

Local events


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and include food and a lecture titled “Is Your House Haunted,” followed by a paranormal investigation. Halloween costumes are optional. More info, Tom Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Halloween ghost walk Saturday

The Hilldale Cemetery Association and members of the Essex County Ghost Project will lead a Halloween paranormal walk through Hilldale Cemetery on Saturday.

Gates open at 8 p.m. the ghost hunt will start at 8:30 p.m. Participants are asked to dress in their Halloween costume. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds support Hilldale Cemetery maintenance and restoration. More information is available from Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Bloomfest plantings Saturday at DPW

Haverhill’s Brightside will celebrate Bloomfest 2012 on Saturday by planting 2,500 daffodil bulbs at the DPW, 500 Primrose St.

Volunteers are invited to help plant bulbs between 9 a.m. and noon as part of this Make a Difference Day beautification project. Free coffee, cider and doughnuts will be served. Participants are asked to bring work gloves and a shovel, if possible.

Haverhill’s Brightside has planted bulbs every year since 2002. Some of the plantings in the past have been along the boardwalk behind the Tap, in GAR Park, in front of Haverhill District Court, along Ginty and Bailey boulevards, at Trinity Stadium and at various Adopt-a-Park sites. More information is available from Elaine Barker at 978-372-3861.

Church to host clothing sale

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., will hold a sale of gently used clothing Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Reasonably priced items for the whole family will be featured. All proceeds benefit Ruth’s House. Donations of clean fall and winter clothing will be welcomed at the church Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047.

Library volunteers needed

The public library circulates nearly 500,000 items each year and needs help getting materials back onto the shelves.

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