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May 9, 2012

Community events

Fishing Derby: The Plaistow Fish & Game Club of Plaistow, N.H., will host its annual free kids fishing derby on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ray Ely Memorial Pond located behind the Fish and Game clubhouse on May Ray Avenue. Kids 12 years of age and younger will compete for various trout prize categories. A refreshment stand will be available with coffee, soda, donuts and hamburgers/ Hot Dogs for sale. Great prizes will be awarded and grab bags for all kids attending. All kids must bring their own bait.

Soap Box Derby: The Pentucket Kiwanis Club is looking for students ages 8 to 13 to participate in its annual Soap Box Derby, to be held June 2 at Bradford Elementary School, 116 Montvale St. Check in is at 9 a.m., and parents or guardians must accompany each team member. Practice runs are from 10 to 11 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 2 p.m. There is a $5 refundable registration fee per team member and one member of each team must weigh under 85 pounds. There will be food, prizes and raffles. Money raised supports local programs such as the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, Community Action Inc. and scholarships. More information is available by contacting Nathan Webster at 978-204-4692.

Powderpuff Game: On May 12, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the Haverhill High Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams will play a Powderpuff game at Haverhill Stadium. Event proceeds will support the Hillies Boys and Girls Lacrosse Booster program.

Cheerleading tryouts: Haverhill High School cheerleading tryouts for the new school year are May 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school's gymnasium at 137 Monument St. Medical and parent permission forms, which you must bring to the tryouts, are available at http://hhs.haverhill-ps.org. Click on "Sports," which is at the top right of the page, then "Participation," which is on the left side of the page. Parent permission slips (form A) and medical history forms (form B) are available. More information is available from amieedion@hotmail.com or maria@gleasonlawoffices.com.

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