Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 27, 2012


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.

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