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February 26, 2014

Temple hosts talk on inequality in America

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Dr. Ira Silver, professor of sociology at Framingham State University, will speak on the issue of increasing inequality in this country on Sunday at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St.

This free presentation is from 10 a.m. to noon and is preceded by breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

In his latest book, “Giving Hope,” Silver says “We hear a lot these days about the growing rich-poor gap and how it is undermining the American dream. A telling indicator is that hard work is no longer the sure-bet ticket to getting ahead it once was.”

Silver will discuss how second chances can be offered to Americans who have dim prospects for moving their lives forward without outside help. His dramatic stories of personal transformation illustrate that so many of us have the power to enable people experiencing hard times to embark on paths toward success. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated by calling 978-373-3861 or by email to nancy@templeemanu-el.org. Co-sponsor of this event is the temple’s Adult Education Committee.

Auction helps orphans in Africa

Kulea Childcare Villages will hold a fundraiser auction on March 7 from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Haverhill Country Club.

The event will feature live music, a full dinner, dancing and updates. It will also feature new photos of children the program serves, the ongoing construction and land development.

The mission of this nonprofit organization based in Atkinson is to care for orphans in Kenya and orphans in Tanzania so that they grow into leaders who can provide new vision and integrity in their communities. The devastation of AIDS, civil conflict and poverty has impacted the lives of thousands of children, leaving many homeless and without parents. Tickets are available online at www.kuleavillages.org or by visiting West Church on Sunday.

Women’s City Club to meet

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill will meet Tuesday at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St.

Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. The program of entertainment begins at 2:15 p.m. and features Brian Corcoran, who has been entertaining for more than 30 years and has traveled through the United States, Canada and Ireland. Corcoran will play a variety of old songs from the 1940’s and ’50s. He will also play his guitar for a sing-a-long.

Library to hold book sale

The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library will hold their March book sale beginning with preview day on March 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Admission to the preview event is $20. Opening day of the sale is March 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and admission is free. Books are $3 per bag on March 21 and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library. More information is available by calling 978-373-1586 or by visiting online at www.haverhillpl.org.

Police host disaster readiness program

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown and Groveland police departments will host a free Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Education program for adults tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Middle/High School, 18 Winter St.

The public is invited. Learn how to prepare your family, pets and property for a disaster and about volunteer opportunities. More information is available from Georgetown Police Chief Donald Cudmore at 978-352-5700 or dcudmore@georgetownma.gov, or Groveland Deputy Chief Jeffrey Gillen at 978-521-1212 or jgillen@grovelandpolice.com.