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May 23, 2013

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Zumbathon for diabetes research: Cedardale Health and Fitness will host a “Zumbathon to Stop Diabetes” on May 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is the grand finale of a string of Fab Fitness Fridays events around the area, all to support Team Ben’s Buds, a New England Classic Tour de Cure team led by Benjamin Goodwin of Plaistow. Goodwin has Type 1 Diabetes and rides to support the American Diabetes Association. The Zumbathon is being run by team captain Meagan Campbell and local Zumba instructors who are passionate about raising money for diabetes research, education and a local diabetes camp. Along with Zumba, there will also be raffle prizes, various events and a fun photo booth. Tickets are $15 and the event is open to the public. All proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. More information is available from Meagan Campbell at megcampbell87@gmail.com or 603-275-2898.

Annual school yard sale planned: St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish will have its annual yard sale on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower schoolyard, 56 Oak Terrace. Donations of items are being accepted, with the exception of major electronic items such as computers, monitors and appliances.

Free workshop on downloading eBooks: The public library will host a free workshop on how to download library eBooks to your eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App on June 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This class is open to people with eReaders that have App capability. For patrons with other eReaders, the library is offering one-on-one instruction. Classes are limited to eight people and registration will open on May 20 at 9 a.m. For more information or to sign-up, call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Police to host summer camp program: The Police Department will be accepting applications for this year’s GREAT/DARE summer camp program beginning June 3. Applications will be available in the lobby of the police station at 40 Bailey Blvd. This camp is free to Haverhill children ages 8 to 11 and runs from July 8 through Aug. 9. The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Consentino School, 685 Washington St., and consists of scheduled activities, guest speakers and field trips. Parents and guardians must fill out a permission slip, complete with medical information, and return it to the Police Department no later than June 28. Lunch and snack will be provided by the Haverhill public schools summer meal program but parents or guardians will need to provide drinks for their children. Soda is not allowed during camp. Parents are asked to arrange for transportation and inform the camp so that no one is left stranded at the end of the day. Children who actively participate in all activities on a daily basis and attend camp regularly will be considered for field trips throughout the summer.

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