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June 13, 2014

Health Beat: Hit the trails tomorrow to help horses

New England Equine Rescue North is hosting a Flag Day Trail Ride tomorrow in West Newbury.

The six-mile ride on some of the town’s lesser-known trails will support the group’s mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses and donkeys in need.

Registration for riders and horses will start at 9 a.m. tomorrow, with rides departing between 10 and 11 a.m., at Long Hill Farm on Route 113. A light lunch will be served after the ride.

The cost is $30, with all proceeds benefiting NEER North horses. The ride will also include a loop around the NEER North barn and paddocks.

For more information, call 978-688-1092 or email

Hat party to raise cancer awareness

Get ready to show off your creativity at the Mad Hatter Tea Party, set for Sunday, June 22, at Glenn’s Restaurant & Cool Bar in Newburyport.

Hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. by Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness, the event will include specialty teas, sandwiches and sweets from local businesses, along with a cash bar.

Attendees are encouraged to wear decorated hats, and prizes will be awarded in categories such as most elegant, most mad and most “Downton Abbey.”

Tomorrow, a hat-decorating party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Emma Andrews Library & Community Center, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport. Participants are asked to bring their own hats and trimmings. To reserve a spot, call Arlene Lauro at 978-255-1396.

Proceeds from the tea party will benefit Ovations for the Cure, a nonprofit that supports ovarian cancer research and offers support and services to women in treatment and recovery.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Greetings by Design, 4A Winter St, or by calling 978-225-6700. They will also be available at the door.

Glenn’s is located at 44 Merrimac St. For more information, call 978-225-6700.

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