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May 23, 2013

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Woodcarving class resumes: The city’s Council on Aging has resumed the wood carving class on Fridays at 10 a.m. Students will be taught by master carver Fred Arakelian. A carving kit of supplies will be provided at a one-time-per-project charge of $18. Carving knives will be loaned to participants for free. Course cost is $5 per class for an eight-week session. Registration is required for new students by calling Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.

Seniors tap dancing class offered: The Council on Aging will offer a new tap dancing class for area senior citizens. The class will meet on Mondays at 11 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., and the cost is $5 per class. Instructor Susan Tibbets will lead the class. For more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Methuen Sons of Italy annual road race: The Methuen Sons of Italy, formerly the Lawrence Sons of Italy, will hold its 24th annual 5K Road Race, Health Walk and 1K Youth Run on May 25. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk and youth run begin at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. at the new lodge, 459 Merrimack St., (Route 110) Methuen. The race supports the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill and Merrimack Valley Hospice. Runners and walkers may designate a person or persons to honor on their application form. Certificates will be presented with the honorees’ names. A ceremony will honor the armed forces, our veterans, and especially Vietnam veterans. Those finishing both the Sons of Italy Race and the Baldi 5-Mile River Run and Fitness Walk (May 26 in Haverhill) will receive a free commemorative cup. There is a reduced fee for those entering both races. A homemade pasta meal will be served after the races. More information and registration is available at www.coolrunning.com. Visit online at www.sonsofitalymethuenroadrace.com.

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