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December 20, 2012

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:Final indoor Winter Market: The Haverhill Farmers Market will hold its last indoor Winter Market of the season on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Ave. This event will include live music and is sponsored by the UU Green Sanctuary Committee. Vendors will be selling winter produce, jams/jellies, maple syrup, honey, grass-fed meat, eggs, baked goods, hand-made holiday gift items, greens and more. Visit online at haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

:Cinderella ballet auditions: The New England Civic Ballet will hold open auditions Sunday, Jan. 6, for all dancers ages 10 and up from any dance studio for its spring production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet. Audition times are by age and will begin at 10 a.m. at NECB studios, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence. There is a $15 audition fee, but no performance fees. For more information visit online at newenglandcivicballet.org or call the studio at 978-975-0289.

:Holiday pop-up shop offers unique gift items: The Shops@90Wash, Creative Haverhill’s holiday “pop-up” shop, will close for the season Dec. 23. David Zoffoli, executive director of Creative Haverhill, said the shop offers a unique inventory that supports the local creative economy. “When it’s gone, it’s gone” Zoffoli said. The temporary retail store opened Nov. 1, doubling the hours of operation of last year. Zoffoli has programmed family-friendly activities daily to entice customers. Origamido Inc.’s founders, Richard Alexander and Michael LaFosse, are in residence on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and teach the classic art of paper folding. The Shops@90Wash are open Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 8 .m., Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., until Dec. 23. Creative Haverhill’s projects are sponsored by the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Haverhill Bank, the Hayes at Railroad Square, Lowell Five, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Pentucket Bank, Pentucket Medical, and Trinity EMS.

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