Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 27, 2012


The Andover Townsman

---- — Merrimack Valley Hadassah dinner at Andover temple Oct. 4

The Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah will hold its Fall Kickoff dinner on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. at Andover’s Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road.

Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen, from the Harvard Happiness Project will present “What Makes Us Happy?” which the group calls “an exciting interactive presentation featuring tools for becoming more motivated, refreshing your life and increasing your well being.”

Cohen, the winner of Miss Fitness Israel 2011, is a model, actress, producer and educator.

The evening will continue the celebration of Hadassah’s Centennial, with a send off for members attending the October convention in Israel.

Hadassah was founded 100 years ago by Henrietta Szold and is now the largest women’s organization in the U.S. The organization raises money for programs in both the U.S. and in Israel, including the Hadassah Medical Organization, according to a release.

The cost for the dinner is $36 and reservations must be made by tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 28. For information about reservations or how to join Hadassah, e-mail the chapter at

West Parish Church Chocolate Fair

Homemade chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cake pops, whoopee pies, Oreo balls and many more treats are the star attractions of the West Parish Annual Chocolate Fair Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.

Gift certificates and gift baskets will be available for raffles.

All proceeds from the Chocolate Fair will go to local food and fuel charities that West Parish supports, according to a release.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 8.

For tickets, call 978-475-3902 or email Tickets will also be available at the door.

Rolling Ridge reunion


North Andover retreat is calling all “classes” of people who came to Rolling Ridge in North Andover during the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s for summer camp to attend a special Alumni Reunion and Reception on Friday, Sept. 28, from 11a.m. to 2 pm.

In addition to reuniting campers, the day is also meant for all retired United Methodist Clergy and anyone who has a special history with Rolling Ridge, according to organizers.

Reservations can be made online at, or by calling 978-682-8815. The cost for the event is $18 per person. Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center is located at 660 Great Pond Road in North Andover, and is a not-for-profit charitable organization.

Special memorial service at Beverly Hospital

The Beverly Hospital will

conduct a special memorial service in loving memory of infants who have passed away.

The non-denominational service will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at The Herrick House Assisted Living, located on the upper campus of Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick St., Beverly.

Those wishing to attend are asked to call the Community Relations Department at 978-283-4000, ext. 585.


of Remembrance for miscarried, still born children


Mass of Remembrance for all babies who have died through miscarriage,stillbirth or in early childhood will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at

9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St., Andover.


are welcome— especially mothers, fathers and families who want to

honor their children and heal from the tremendous pain of their

passing, according to organizers.