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March 11, 2014

Craft Fair at Whittier Tech to benefit charity

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The second annual Craft Fair at Whittier Tech is March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 25 vendors will offer a variety of items including jewelry, doll clothes, blankets, lamps, aprons and much more. Refreshments will also be sold. All profits will be donated to local charities supported by the school’s Key Club. Whittier Tech is located at 115 Amesbury Line Road.

Women’s City Club to meet

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill will meet on Tuesday, March 18, at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St. Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting a 2 p.m. The program featuring Kate Chadbourne will begin at 2:15 p.m. Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller and poet. She has a Ph.D. in Celtic languages from Harvard, where she is a teacher of Irish language and folklore. Chadbourne will share a festive program of songs and stories in honor of St. Patrick”s Day. Members are invited to come ready to sing, laugh and speak a little Irish.

College for Older Learners showcase

Adults 50 and older who are interested in learning for the fun of learning are invited to attend Northern Essex Community College’s College of Older Learners (CoOL) seminar showcase today (March 11) from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 103B of the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

CoOL is designed for individuals 50 and over who are interested in attending educational seminars for the joy of learning. At this showcase event, attendees will learn more about the seminars and meet seminar leaders. This event is free and open to the public.

Spring seminar topics include Fun Films, Touring Local Parks and Trails, Middlemarch: A Glimpse of Glory, In Search of Common Ground (comparative religion), Aging as a Spiritual Practice, Robert Frost in Lawrence and in Derry, N.H., From 42nd Street to Avenue Q, The Captivating Culture of China, Music Maestro Please, Personal Essay Writing, A Journey Through Ethnic Music and Dance, Science of the Times, The Golden Age of Television, The Hispanic Caribbean: Between Culture Dictators, and Colonies and Revolutions.

All of the seminars meet on a designated weekday for six consecutive weeks, unless otherwise noted, at the Haverhill campus, NECC Riverwalk, or off-campus. The cost is $30 for each seminar. Guests without parking stickers must park in the lot furthest from the entrance; park in the Tech Center lot on the other side of the road. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu/cool, email coolnecc@gmail.com or call 978-556-3110 and leave a voicemail message. You can also contact Ted Coughlin at tedcoughlin@verizon.net.

Library offers Internet classes

The Haverhill Public Library is offering free beginner Internet classes. The classes are small, with lots of individual attention and hands-on practice. Each class is two hours long. You do not have to own a computer to take these classes, but you are welcome to come with your own wireless enabled laptop. Classes require advance sign-up. For dates, times and to reserve a spot, please stop by the Reference and Information desk at the library or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

The library will begin taking reservations March 18 for classes in April.