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November 8, 2012

Family activities scheduled at The Shops@90Wash

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Wednesday through Saturday nights at The Shops@90Wash are busy with workshops, demonstrations, concerts, book signings, trunk sales, and even a fashion show.

The Creative Haverhill organization has programmed a range of activities to encourage residents to shop locally at its “pop-up” shop, which opened last week at 90 Washington St.

Creative Haverhill is collaborating with local nonprofit groups, such as Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, as well as providing a downtown presence for creative enterprises that operate outside that area. Haverhill businesses including Cottage Gardens, Paper Potpourri and Kimball Farms are selling products and services in the downtown store. Origamido founders Richard Alexander and Michael LaFosse are there every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. teaching the classic art of paper folding.

Evening activities, which are free to attend unless otherwise noted, are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A premiere local showing tonight of the award-winning documentary Por Dinero by filmmaker twins Brendan and Jeremy Smyth is tonight. A student art exhibit featuring photography by members of Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club is tomorrow. Visit online at creativehaverhil.org.

Share the Warmth Clothing Drive

The New Moon Coffeehouse is participating in the UMass Boston’s Golden Key society’s “Share the Warmth” clothing drive.

During each winter concert from November to February, the New Moon will collect winter outerwear, including coats, hats, mittens, sweaters and boots. The items are donated to various nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area that serve the homeless and those in need.

Last year, the New Moon participated in the program along with more than a dozen other area coffeehouses. Together, the venues collected more than 2,400 pounds of clothing that were shared with five nonprofit organizations.

Haverhill Bank names officer

John Patriakeas of Groveland recently joined Haverhill Bank as vice president, compliance officer and BSA officer.

Patriakeas is responsible for ensuring the bank conforms to the federal and state banking rules and regulations. Prior to joining Haverhill Bank, Patriakeas spent nearly 18 years at Eastern Bank, where he held various management positions. Most recently, he served as the vice president of compliance and operational risk. Patriakeas lives in Groveland with his wife and two daughters.

NECC names new foundation member

Local business leader Robert Rivers of Needham, president and chief operating officer for Eastern Bank, was recently appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Foundation Board.

The NECC Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to provide support and expanded opportunities for the college. Incorporated in 1972, the foundation assists the college by making connections with the business community, foundations, and other potential revenue sources and by hosting a variety of fundraising events.

Live fashion show next week

The Creative Haverhill organization will host a live fashion show featuring 50 local models who will strut the runway in clothing designs from Reach Fashion on Wingate Street and Sophia Barone Jewelry Designs.

The event is Nov. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with a pre-show party. The runway presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15 in advance, are available at Reach Fashion, 61 Wingate St., and also at Creative Haverhill’s “pop-up” shop, The Shops@90Wash (90 Washington St.). Proceeds benefit Creative Haverhill.

Author to talk on memoir of Mother Teresa Nov. 16

Author Mary Johnson will discuss her memoir “An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life” Nov. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Sponsored by The NECC Women’s Book Group, this event will take place in the Library ArtSpace. Johnson’s book is a memoir of one woman’s experience in Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity. At age 19, Johnson joined the Missionaries of Charity, also known as the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She spent 15 of her 20 years as a sister stationed in Rome, where she lived and worked with Mother Teresa. After leaving the sisters in 1997, she received a bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Johnson now serves as creative director of retreats at A Room of Her Own Foundation.

Books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served. More information is available from Ann Grandmaison at agrandmaison@necc.mass.edu or Maggie Lucey at mlucey@necc.mass.edu.

Les Sampou concert Nov. 17 at New Moon

Singer-songwriter Les Sampou performs at the New Moon Coffeehouse Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Oen Kennedy opens the show. The coffeehouse is located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St. Admission is $20 and $10 for those 18 and younger. Tickets are available at the door starting about 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets may be reserved prior to the show by visiting newmooncoffeehouse.org or calling 978-459-5134. The New Moon Coffeehouse is a nonprofit, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enjoying the creative talents of acoustic performers. Bring your own mug and coffee is only $1 for the evening.