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March 17, 2014

Elijah's Table serves free dinner

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — DERRY — Elijah’s Table will host a free community dinner March 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1-1/2 Hood Road.

The menu includes eggplant, lasagna, salad, eggs and dessert.

Everyone is welcome.

Church offers free movie tickets

On Saturday, Rock Church Ministries, a multi-site church with locations in Sandown, Plaistow and Amesbury, will be giving away free movie tickets to the opening of the new Hollywood release “God’s Not Dead.”

The church has bought out the entire Vision Max Cinema in Salisbury for a 10:30 a.m. showing of this film.

To make it possible for the church to give away tickets, church members are purchasing their own tickets, and donating extra to purchase tickets for guests.

Anyone who wants to be added to the guest list for this free showing can email guestlist@rock-church.org. For more information about the church, visit rock-church.org.

Get tips on fighting fraud

LONDONDERRY — Learn how to recognize fraud, outsmart scammers, prevent fraud and be wary of scare tactics Wednesday at the Londonderry Elder Affairs Committee’s rescheduled winter educational program.

The presentation by AARP New Hampshire’s Volunteer Fraud Fighters will start at p.m. at Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road. Everyone is welcome.

Violinist and Pianist to perform at NECC

HAVERHILL — Virtuoso violinist Andrew Kohji Taylor of Brookline will join Essex Chamber Music Players pianist David Allan Pihl of Worcester in a concert of violin and piano music on March 30 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

The chamber’s artistic director and flutist Michael Finegold of Andover and guest cellist Priscilla Bellairs of Newburyport, professor emerita of English at NECC, will join Taylor and Pihl for the Quantz. The music is of the Romantic and Baroque periods with a contemporary element and includes pieces by Arvo Pärt, Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and Quantz.

“The Brahms Sonata for Piano & Violin in A Major is the major work featuring the violin and piano equally rather than the traditional single instrument,” Finegold said. “The beautiful, mystical and emotionally wrenching contemporary music of Arvo Pärt, though less familiar to the general public, is a must to hear and will win you over. Pärt’s works are influenced by Gregorian chant, and his Fratres is a virtuosic violin gem.”

Pihl will perform Liszt’s Two Concert Etudes for Piano and Chopin’s Barcarolle in F sharp Major, Op. 60.

The nonprofit Essex Chamber Music Players, under the artistic direction of Michael Finegold, has been in residence at NECC since 1999.

General admission tickets are $15; $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Free for NECC students with college ID.

Visit online at www.ecmp.org or contact Finegold at ECMP314@comcast.net.