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March 18, 2013

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For more information, call the center at 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

Salvation Army seeking volunteer hairdressers

The Salvation Army in Newburyport is seeking two more volunteers to provide free haircuts for adults and children on Friday, April 19, from noon to 4 p.m. The service will be provided to all area families at the agency’s Care Fair and Open House. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Donna at 978-465-0883, ext. 12.

Donate children’s clothing, baby gear

Community Giving Tree’s blue minivan will be collecting gently used children’s clothing and baby goods at Cushing Playground on Kent Street on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Future dates include April 20 and May 18.

The public is encouraged to bring clean, high-quality used clothing, crib bedding, bouncy seats, safety gates, baby monitors and anything else needed to raise a child. Toys are not being collected at this time.

Community Giving Tree partners with social service agencies throughout Essex County to distribute donations to local children in need. For more information about Community Giving Tree, a complete list of items being collected and local collection dates, visit www.communitygivingtree.org.

Bingo Night for NHS class of 2013

A Bingo Night will be held Saturday, April 6, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Nicholson Hall, 9 Harrison St., to benefit the Newburyport High School Senior Class Safe Night Celebration. Tickets are on sale now at Amesbury Skate & Sport Shop, 77 Macy St, Amesbury. The $20 donation includes 16 Bingo game cards. Wine, beer and hors d’oeurves will be served, and prizes from local restaurants and stores will be awarded.

Make Way for Molly fundraiser May 18

The fifth annual Make Way for Molly Pan Massachusetts Challenge fundraiser featuring dinner, dancing, silent auction and raffles will be held Saturday, May 18, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodge on Low Street in Newburyport. This is the seventh year the Make Way for Molly team has ridden in the Pan-Mass Challenge and the fourth year the Barlow family of Newburyport’s niece, Molly Callahan, has been cancer free. Callahan, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 10, will be graduating from high school this year and will be going on to college to study nursing, hoping to someday work on the same floor at Children’s Hospital in Boston where she herself was treated.

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