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February 5, 2014

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Democrats in Hamilton will hold a caucus at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, to elect delegates and alternates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in June. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Hamilton. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. The library is handicapped-accessible. For more information, contact Tom Lawnsby at 978-468-1257.

Marblehead Recreation and Parks hosts a Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St., Marblehead. The dance is open to dads, grandfathers, uncles, close family friends or guardians. A DJ will provide family-friendly music with interactive dance-style games. Light refreshments will be served. Dress up for the event and bring a camera. Recreation staff will be on site to take photos of guests. Tickets cost $10 per adult, $5 per child, and $20 maximum per family. Space is limited and all participants must preregister at the Marblehead Recreation and Parks office, 10 Humphrey St. For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Tim Short at or 781-631-3350.

The Teen Department at the Peabody Institute Library presents a five-week Harry Potter Club program beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Main Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. All witches, wizards, and muggles in middle school (grades six to eight) are invited to join. The program includes arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities inspired by the book series. To sign up, visit and click on “Teen Events Calendar,” or call 978-531-0100, ext. 14.

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