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October 18, 2013

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The event honors Janice Sheehy, who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year. She was an art teacher in Lawrence and the mother of Brian Sheehy, president of the Essex Base Ball Organization, and Chris Sheehy, captain of the Lowell Base Ball Club.

Proceeds will be split between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Janice Sheehy Art Fund, established to help Arlington Middle School in Lawrence hold an art show and provide scholarships for art lessons.

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Get in the holiday spirit at hospital fundraiser

Reservations are being accepted now for a new event that will help attendees get in the mood for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hosted by the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association, “Holidays in Bloom” will feature Steve Janavicus of Flowers by Steve in Haverhill as he demonstrates how to create memorable and festive floral arrangements, which will then be raffled off.

The evening will also feature unique gifts from local merchants, food from Salisbury’s Seaglass Restaurant and a cash bar.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North, Salisbury. Tickets are $45 per person, with tables for six or eight also available. Checks made out to AJH Aid Association may be sent to Amanda LaPlante, Volunteer Office, Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport, MA 01950.

All proceeds will benefit the hospital. For more information, call 978-463-1150.

Run/walk to benefit Melanoma Foundation

The seventh annual Mike Donohoe Run/Walk for Melanoma is scheduled for Sunday in Georgetown.

In honor of the former Georgetown school facilities manager who died in 2006, the 5K raises money for a college scholarship fund for Georgetown students and the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

The event starts with a Kid’s K at 11:30 a.m., followed by the run/walk at noon, at Perley School, 51 North St. There are cash prizes for the top runners, and the day will also include refreshments, raffles, giveaways and free skin cancer screenings.

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