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Free Friday Night Music Series Draws a Crowd

July 15, 2008

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.

Jul. 15–What kind of crowd can you expect if you attend this Friday night’s Bradford Common Music Series Festival? If last Friday’s first in a series of three free concerts was any indication, the common might just fill up, so get there early to hear this week’s classic rock band, John Schiavoni and the Coupe DeVille Band.

The show starts at 6 p.m. with a warmup by blues guitarist and vocalist Paul Prue and friends. In the event of rain, the show will be held in the fellowship hall of the First Church of Christ, Bradford, which is opposite the common.

During the first concert on July 11, the common was three-quarters filled with parents and their baby carriages, children on bicycles, community police officers on bicycles, and seniors who wanted to hear some modern blues music.

Estimates are that as many as 300 people showed up to hear Peter Chase and the Still Breathin’ Blues Band. They brought blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs, and set them all down on the common’s cushy lawn. Items for sale at this Friday’s concert include soft drinks, Biggarts slush, bottled water, and ice cream by England’s MicroCreamery.

Castle event on Saturday

Winnekenni Castle will host a family cookout and members appreciation day, Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Admission is only $10 per carload. Season 2008 Winnekenni Foundation current members will be admitted free.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, or you can bring along your own picnic.

Live blues music will be provided by the Jimmy Mack Band.

Children will be entertained by Janine Rogers and her award-winning magic and puppet show at 2 p.m. This event also features a Bouncy World Jumper, lawn toys, activities and fun for the kids and the whole family.

You can help support Winnekenni Castle by joining the Foundation and becoming a season 2008 member. While at this event, your admission will be applicable toward a 2008 season membership. Please visit the membership table.

Visit online at www.winnekenni.com, e-mail winnekenni@yahoo.com or call 978-521-1686.

Credit Union turns 75 years old

The Haverhill Fire Department Credit Union will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an open house featuring refreshments and door prizes, Aug. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Door prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, gift cards to local businesses, and larger prizes include a 32-inch flat screen LCD television, a brand new desktop computer and other prizes. For more information, call 978-372-8833.

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