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September 26, 2013

Firefighting Museum to heat up with annual Chili Cook-Off


Light refreshments will be served. Two free contact hours in nursing will be awarded. Merrimack Valley Hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. More information is available at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org

Library to host Trivia Night: A Trivia Night hosted by Geeks who Drink will be held Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the public library, 99 Main St.

Geeks who Drink host trivia events across the country and will bring their unique brand of humor and knowledge of all things trivial. You can attend as a team or on your own. There will be snacks, prizes and friendly competition. Alcohol will not be allowed. For more information or to register for this event, visit www.haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586 with questions.

Forum on Money in Politics planned: The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill will host a public forum titled “Money in Politics” on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Spurk Building at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, 100 Elliott St.

The topic of discussion is the influence of the campaign finance system in the electoral process and the threat to the vitality of democracy. The forum will be lead by Harvard Law Professor Dr. Lawrence Lessig, founder of Rootstrikers, a nonpartisan organization fighting the corrupting influence of money in politics as the root of America’s problems, and Jeffrey Clements, president and co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national, nonpartisan campaign to challenge the creation of constitutional rights for corporations. Former State Sen. Susan Tucker of Andover is moderator.

This forum is being held in cooperation with the Contemporary Affairs Club of Northern Essex Community College and the Haverhill Democratic and Republican city committees. More information is available from League President Carole Pelchat at 978-702-4502. Visit online at www.lwv-gh.org.

Hospital to hold Harvest Spaghetti Supper: Merrimack Valley Hospital will hold a Harvest Spaghetti Supper fundraiser on Oct. 4, with all proceeds going to the Boston One Fund.

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