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September 26, 2013

Firefighting Museum to heat up with annual Chili Cook-Off

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Check-in is at 6 p.m. and play begins at dusk. Cost of $50 per golfer includes nine holes of golf, prizes, raffles, an auction and a cookout. Glow balls will be provided.

Mary and Ted Murphy have been hosting this event for the past 11 years with help from Rebuilding Together board members and volunteers. Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill in assisting eligible homeowners with no-cost repairs and modifications ensuring safety, warmth and independence. Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill serves Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, West Newbury, Merrimac, and Plaistow, N.H. Participating homeowners are low-income elderly, disabled, veterans, and families with young children.

Applications are being received for Rebuilding Day, which takes place annually throughout the country on the last Saturday in April. The next Rebuilding Day is April 26. Tee and Green sponsorships are available at $50. Call 978-469-0800 or email rtogether@verizon.net for more information.

City to hold electronics recycling day: The city will hold an electronics recycling day on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Highway Department yard, 500 Primrose St.

This event is sponsored by Allied Computer Brokers. Items accepted for free include VCR and DVD players, printers, fax machines and copiers, stereos, clock radios, treadmills and grills. Computer monitors are $10 and television sets are $15. Fees vary for items such as air conditioners and microwave ovens.

Lockhart returns to Merrimack Valley: There is still time to buy tickets to see Keith Lockhart and Friends on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School in Andover.

The event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation Inc., the Women of NECC and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.

Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. The 1918 theatrical Russian parable meant to be “read, played, and danced” tells the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.

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