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September 26, 2013

Firefighting Museum to heat up with annual Chili Cook-Off

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For tickets at $35 each, call 978-556-3870 or visit www.mvarts.info. Discounts are available for students and groups.

Neighborhood group plans Harvest Festival: A Harvest Festival hosted by the neighborhood improvement group Urban Kindness will be Sept. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Urban Kindness is a branch of The Vine, a new spiritual community in Haverhill. This event will feature food, music and games, and is being held in an effort to engage residents in the Mount Washington neighborhood and to build community pride and involvement using the success of The Vine Community Garden on Washington Street, the success of the Fantini Flower Garden, the ongoing creation of DJs Dream Garden (in front of DJs Variety at the corner of High and Washington streets) and efforts to have cleaner streets.

Please contact Keith Boucher at zoomblaster@yahoo.com to let him know you would like to attend this event or to get more information. Visit The Vine online at http://thevinehaverhill.com.

Autumn harvest cooking class offered: A cooking class that celebrates the flavors of autumn will be held on Sept. 30 and again on Oct. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Participants will be taught professional cooking tips and techniques, while creating unique seasonal dishes using fresh foods from local farms. This adult cooking class includes instruction, recipes and a dinner at the end of the evening. There is a $60 class fee. For more information or to register, visit www.carolynsfarmkitchen.com, or call Carolyn at 978-994-1692.

Seminar on breast cancer: New Horizons in Women’s Health, a medical Meet the Expert seminar in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will happen Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

Speakers and topics include Introduction to the daVinci Robot with award-winning Gynecologist Melinda Birdsall, MD; Genomics and Genetics in Regard to Breast Cancer with General Surgeon Kathryn Hughes, MD; and Advances in Breast Reconstruction with Reconstructive Surgeon Michael Kutka, MD. The event is free. Registration is required.

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