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October 3, 2013

Annual Bobby Bell run, walk coming up


Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the ghost hunt begins at 7 p.m. Bring cameras, voice recorders or other paranormal investigation equipment. Cost is $10 at the gate for adults and $3 for children age 7 and under. Proceeds benefit the Hilldale Cemetery restoration fund. More information is available from Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Blessing of the Animals planned: St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland will hold a special service that includes a Blessing of the Animals and a celebration of service dogs (with their human partners) on Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Members of the public are invited to bring restrained dogs, cats, and other critters to be blessed during the worship service. Stuffed animals are welcome too. The service is at St. James Episcopal Church, 119 Washington St., Groveland, and will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 978-373-1270 or visit online at www.saintjamesgroveland.org.

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.

To register and/or make accommodation requests, or for more information, contact Chris Becker at 617-727-7440 or 1-800-322-2020.

Talk on safety concerns for elders: Michael Springman, protective services supervisor for Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, will lead an informational presentation on the role of protective services in your community and what steps to take if you have concerns about someone you know.

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