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September 26, 2013

Firefighting Museum to heat up with annual Chili Cook-Off


The supper, sponsored by the Employee Activities Committee, will be held at Amvets Post 147, 576 Primrose St., from 6 p.m. to midnight. Seating is limited so please purchase tickets early as this event has sold out every year it has been held. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, cash bar and assorted desserts.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. There will be a disc jockey and a 50/50 raffle. For tickets, please call Jude from 2:30 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 978 374-2000, or Ralph at 978 521-8184.

Suicide prevention walk planned: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its first Merrimack Valley/Haverhill Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Oct. 5 at Winnekenni Park.

Check-in time is from 8 to 9 a.m. and the walk is from 9 to 11 a.m. These 3- to 5-mile walks take place in hundreds of communities across the country this year, with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More information is available from Mary Beth Traynor at 978-764-8525.

Disability access training offered: The Massachusetts Office of Disability will hold a two-day Community Access Monitor Training session on Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

Pre-registration and costs apply. Please RSVP by Oct. 1.

Topics include regulations of the Mass. Architectural Access Board and the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design.

Community Access Monitor Training is designed for both the individual that seeks to advocate for increased access in their community, as well as for the individual who wants to better understand their obligations to provide access to the disability community.

Materials and lunch are included in the cost of registration for both days. This is a scent free event: Please no perfume, after-shave, cologne, or other scents.

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