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February 18, 2013

Essex Goings On

Story hour

Children, ages 3-5 with a caregiver, can enjoy songs, stories, crafts and fun Thursdays, 10 a.m., at the TOHP Burnham Library, 30 Martin St. Call 978-768-7410 or email dfrench@mvlc.org.

Democratic caucus

A caucus to elect two delegates and three alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Platform Convention to be held July 13 in Lowell will take place Saturday, March 2, 9:45 a.m., at the Senior Center, 17 Pickering St. All registered Democrats in Essex are eligible to participate. Call Lysa Leland at 978-768-7006.

Yankee Networkers

The Yankee Networkers Chapter of BNI, a business referral organization, meets every Wednesday at the Farm Bar & Grill, 233 Western Ave. Business breakfasts are served from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Visitors are invited.

Don White performance

Don White will perform at the One World Coffee House on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., at First Universalist Church, 57 Main St. Tickets are $15. Visit www.oneworldcoffeehouse.org or call 978-768-3690.

Achievement award

Donations are being accepted for the Neil G. Ramsden Academic Achievement Award — a memorial award given by the teachers of Essex Elementary School to Essex high school seniors who graduated from EES, and are enrolling in at least a two-year program of study. The award is based on academic achievement, citizenship and service. Donations may be made to Essex Elementary School with “Achievement Award” on the memo line, c/o Susan Hardy, Essex Elementary School, 12 Story St., Essex, MA 01929.

Rain barrel program

The town of Essex, in partnership with the Great American Rain Barrel Company, is offering rain barrels to residents at a discount ($69 vs. $119 retail) to help conserve water and save money. Each UV protected polyethylene barrel is made in the USA from a 39x24-inch recycled shipping drum weighing 20 pounds empty with a wall thickness of 3⁄16 inch, resulting in a rigid, heavy duty, long-lasting rain barrel, complete with overflow fittings, drain plug, screw-on cover, a threaded spigot with a choice of two ports to use with either a watering or gardening can, and instructions for easy installation. Visit www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com.

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