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February 25, 2014

Veterans invited to jobs sessions

Veteran’s Northeast Outreach Center at 10 Reed St. will host free employment assistance information sessions on March 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The sessions will provide an overview of a new grant-funded employment assistance training provided by Career Resources Corp., which is open to disabled veterans in Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, Amesbury, Groveland, Merrimac, Andover, North Andover, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, Boxford, Newbury and West Newbury.

These sessions are also open to all community members. Each session will last about 30 minutes. Meet with the program coordinator, veteran’s representative, vocational director and job developer, and learn about what steps you can take to change your prospective career and life. Refreshments will be provided.

This new program is funded by a grant through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.

Council on Aging program to recall past times

The Council on Aging will present a free three-week workshop program titled “Remembering Home.” The first of three workshops will be held on March 5 at 1 a.m., at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Remaining workshops will be held on March 12 and 19 at 1 p.m.

The program, offered by Ken Turino of Historic New England, uses a teaching collection of 20th century objects and images — from Depression glass to Jell-O — to evoke memories of the way we lived. The workshop is designed to stir up conversations about homes and housework, food and consumers, entertainment and communication. For one man, a meat-grinder brought back the smells in the kitchen when his mother cooked hamburgers. For another, a pair of ice tongs produced visions of summer days when the delivery man doled out ice chips to the neighborhood kids. At the end of the workshop some of these memories are preserved in personalized “I Am From” poems — a creative writing activity that yields vivid imagery. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

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