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February 25, 2014

Veterans invited to jobs sessions

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — 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.

Cedric Maxwell to speak at annual Boys/Girls Club celebration

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will hold their annual celebration on Saturday, March 8, at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill. Special guest is Cedric Maxwell, former Boston Celtic great. Cocktail hour and silent auction is from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner and guest speaker is from 7 to 8 p.m. The program and live auction is from 8 to 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person or $900 for a table of 10. Premier sponsor is Lowell Five.

Major sponsors are Market Basket, Align Credit Union, Pentucket Medical, Insurance Solutions Corporation, Haverhill Bank, and DL Technology LLC. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kathleen Pruett at 978-374-6171, ext. 102 or kpruett@haverhillbgc.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Party for seniors

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Council on Aging Patrick’s Day Party and Taffe award presentation. This event will be held on Friday, March 14, at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10 for Haverhill seniors and $15 for others. This year’s award recipient is Russell Chaput of the Disabled American Veterans, Hannah Dustin Chapter 20. Chaput was instrumental in erecting the Korean War Veterans Memorial at GAR Park, and he is dedicated to assisting disabled veterans. At 86 years of age, Chaput is still giving of himself to his peers and others. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Red Sox trip planned

The Council on Aging is offering a new Red Sox trip with Fox Tours to see the Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees at the new Yankee Stadium on Thursday, April 10. This trip includes the Statue of Liberty cruise and a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and a tour of the 9/11 Monument.

Cost is $319 per person double occupancy and $409 for single occupancy and includes one night at the Luxury Homewood Suite Hotel, one dinner, and one breakfast. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.