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March 4, 2014

Folk singer to perform at coffeehouse

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Folk legend Richard Shindell will perform on March 15 at 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, located in the Universalist Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland St. Opening act is Heather Maloney. An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, his songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society’s fringes.

Admission to the show is $25; half price for ages 18 and under. Tickets are available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be reserved prior to the show by visiting www.newmooncoffeehouse.org, or by calling 978-459-5134.

The New Moon Coffeehouse is a nonprofit, an all-volunteer organization that strives to present the best performers in a relaxing, friendly, smoke and alcohol free environment, where you can enjoy a great show, fair trade coffee, and desserts. Bring your own mug and the coffee is only $1 for the evening. There are two parking lots available behind the church, on both sides of Ashland Street. The coffeehouse entrance is also there, at the back of the church.

Craft vendors wanted

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School will hold its second annual Craft Fair on March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The school is seeking craft vendors to participate in this event. Vendors who have signed up so far will be offering a variety of items including jewelry, doll clothes, blankets, lamps, aprons and more. Refreshments will also be sold. Vendors interested in participating are asked to contact the organizers by emailing whittiercraftfair@comcast.net.

Library offers drop-in workshop

The public library will hold two drop-in workshops on March 17, at 3 and 7 p.m. Learn how to search for books, movies, music and more. Reservations are not required. For more information call 978-373-1586, ext. 608. Visit online at www.haverhillpl.org.

Soap-making demonstration on tap

The Bradford Grange will meet on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at 121 Washington St., Groveland. This meeting is free and open to the public and will feature a soap making demonstration. Learn about the ingredients, tools and process from someone who’s figured it all out. The Bradford Grange is a nonprofit organization focused on keeping the region’s agricultural heritage alive. Find the Bradford Grange on Facebook and Meetup.com, or send email to bradfordgrange@verizon.net.

St. Patrick’s Day Party for seniors

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Council on Aging St. 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 Taffe 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. Chaput, 86, 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.