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January 14, 2014

Winter Festival postponed to Jan. 21


MLK day of service on Monday

HAVERHILL — Emmaus House is hosting a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participants can sign up for one of four service projects to help the homeless and feed the hungry in Haverhill. For more information or to register, call 978-241-3444, send an email to volunteer@emmausinc.org or register by logging on to http://tinyurl.com/emmausmlkday.

Fundraiser set for Catholic Academy

LAWRENCE — A zumba-a-thon to raise funds for Lawrence Catholic Academy will be held Jan. 31 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Patrick Memorial Center, 11 E. Kingston St. Francisco Gonzalez will provide the music. The event also includes raffles, 50/50 raffle. Tickets are$10 children and $15 adults. To purchase tickets or for more details contact John Licciardi at 978-683-5822 ext. 19 or visit the school website at www.lawrencecatholicacademy.net.

‘Hava Nagila’ to be screened Saturday

ANDOVER — The movie, “Hava Nagila” will be shown Saturday Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel 501 S. Main St.

The film looks at the history of the song from Eastern Europe, Palestine and America. It features interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy and Regina Spektor. The film spotlights Italian-American crooner Connie Francis, who made the song the first track on her famous album of Jewish favorites, and Glen Campbell, who released an instrumental version of Hava on the B-side of his theme song from True Grit.

It also dissects the proliferation of pop culture references to Hava Nagila in film and TV and brings the song up to the present, where it’s a rallying tune at sports games, dance number in nightclubs and a global hit online. The movie is sponsored by the Sisterhood at Congregation Beth Israel.

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