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February 14, 2013

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:Talk by local author K.D. Mason: Local author K.D. Mason will discuss his new book “Killer Run,’’ the latest in his Jack Beale mystery series, Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Village in Groveland. Readers will be familiar with the setting of Killer Run as he mentions Maudslay State Park and Ipswich, then travels to Leavitt, N.H. Mason will selling and sign copies of his book at the event. This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Langley-Adams Library and Nichols Village. For more information or to register call 978-372-1732 or register online at www.langleyadamslib.org.

:Hampton Inn hosts chamber networking event: During its soft opening period, Hampton Inn will host a Business After Hours networking event Feb. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Inn is at 106 Bank Road. The event will feature complimentary drink and food, as well as networking, raffles and tours of the Inn. Cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. To register or for more information contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or jen@haverhillchamber.com.

:Workshops on Alzheimer’s care: The Alzheimer’s Association will present a series of workshops on Essential Skills for Family Caregivers. The first workshop is Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Council on Aging, 1 Library St. Two additional workshops are March 5 and 12 at the same time and place. Family and caregiver programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease are free to attend and are open to public. This series provides education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia. Improved day-to-day living and overall quality of life for the person with dementia and the caregiver is the goal of this series, which covers communication techniques, strategies to manage difficult behaviors and safety in the home. The Alzheimer Association, with headquarters in Watertown, provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, research funding and education programs. For more information visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 1-800-272-3900.

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