EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 30, 2013

Church plans old-fashioned ham and bean supper

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NORTH ANDOVER — The First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., will hold an old-fashioned ham and bean supper Oct. 26. from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

It will feature clove-studded glazed ham, hot dogs, slow-cooked baked beans, homemade potato salad, cole slaw and baked desserts.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Children 3 and younger are admitted free. Proceeds will fund the “Thanksgiving for All” ministry, feeding needy families in the Merrimack Valley.

Annual Hole-in-One Contest coming up

HAVERHILL — The 44th annual Haverhill Gazette Santa Fund Hole-in-One Contest will be held Oct. 9 through 12 at the Garrison Golf Center at 654 Hilldale Ave.

The event raises money for local families who otherwise would go without gifts for their children during the holiday season.

The contest will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. In its previous 43 years, the contest has raised nearly $200,000 — more than $5,000 last year alone. The money goes to organizations such as the Salvation Army for distribution to needy families.

The contest raises money through participants paying $8 for a bucket of balls, which they drive toward a hole 125 yards away. Those landing closest to the pin win prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. The prizes include golf equipment and gift certificates for local restaurants and services.

CNA info session offered at NECC Riverwalk

LAWRENCE — An information session for people interested in becoming a certified nurse’s aide or home health aide will be held Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9.

Community Action of Haverhill will offer this six-week nurse aid training program in partnership with Northern Essex Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education.

This 150-hour daytime program prepares students to take the state licensing test to become certified nurse’s aides and also to become a home health aide. It includes theory, clinical skills, and clinical practice at a long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.

For more information, contact Nancy Tariot at 978-373-1971, ext. 263, or Ntariot@comunityactioninc.org or Diane Zold-Gross at 978-659-1221 or dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu.

Scott Brown is in Hampstead tonight

HAMPSTEAD — The town Republican Committee will host an evening with former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown tonight at 7 at The Granite Rose.

For more information, contact Regina Birdsall at 489-1537. The Granite Rose is located at 22 Garland Drive.

Get ready to shop in Sandown

SANDOWN — The 10th annual Townwide Yard Sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Sponsored by Sandown Recreation, this annual event promises something for everyone, from antiques and jewelry to sporting goods, toys, housewares, furniture and electronics.

Maps and directories will be available online on Wednesday at sandown.us and then navigate to the Parks and Recreation page. You can pick up a hard copy on Thursday at the Sandown Public Library and Town Hall during regular hours and the Ed Garvey Recreation Facility, 26 Pheasant Run Drive, from noon to 6 p.m.

Maps will also be available on Saturday at the library beginning at 8 a.m. and at the recreation facility from 6:30 to 11 a.m. A $2-per-map donation is suggested. Money raised helps support community programs.

Charter school seeks board member

SALEM, N.H. — The Birches Academy of Academics and Art is seeking someone to fill an open position on its governing board.

The board has 13 members, including parents and community members, who oversee the operations and long-term sustainability of the school.

The Birches is a tuition-free public charter school that provides arts-integrated education to students in grades one to eight. It is located in Salem, but draws students from many surrounding towns, including Windham, Derry, Londonderry, Manchester, Nashua, Pelham, Bedford and Atkinson.

Members are required to participate in monthly board meetings and to sit on a committee. Committees include finance, personnel, curriculum and outreach. Most committees meet monthly. The time commitment can vary, but can be eight to 10 hours a month.

This is a three-year term, renewable in one-year increments. Interested candidates must provide a resume, letter of intent, and references by Friday. For more information or to submit your intent, contact the Birches Board of Trustees at trustees@birchesacademy.org. To learn more about the school, visit birchesacademy.org.

Walk for Youth planned

HAVERHILL — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will hold its ninth annual Walk for Youth on Oct. 19 starting at 10 a.m.

Rain date is Oct. 20. The walk will begin and end at the club, 55 Emerson St. The family-friendly 2-mile route through Haverhill’s downtown is designed for people of all ages and walking abilities. Bottled water and light refreshments will be provided. The first 300 people to register will receive Walk for Youth T-shirts.

“This year’s walk is critical to the operation of the club,” said club director Brian Theirrien.

Money raised directly impacts and enhances the club’s after-school programs, including homework help, daily nutritious snacks, computer center, fine arts program, floor hockey and basketball leagues, cheerleading, dance, martial arts, volleyball, teen programs and game room activities.

Each person who registers will be given a pledge form for individual or corporate sponsorship. Entry forms are available by calling Kathleen Pruett at 978-374-6171, ext. 102. In lieu of walking, donations can be sent to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, 55 Emerson St., Haverhill, MA 01830.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill serves an average of 275 girls and boys daily and has an annual membership of more than 800.

Library to host Trivia Night

HAVERHILL — A Trivia Night hosted by Geeks who Drink will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the public library, 99 Main St.

Geeks who Drink host trivia events across the country and will be bringing their unique brand of humor and knowledge of all things trivial. Participants can attend as teams or individuals. There will be snacks, prizes and friendly competition. Alcohol will not be allowed.

For more information or to register for the event, visit www.haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586.

Library forming new book club

HAVERHILL — The public library will host the first meeting of its new book club, Get Lit, on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.

Get Lit is a social book group aimed at 20- and 30-somethings, and those who act those ages. The group will meet monthly at the Barking Dog Ale House in downtown. October’s book is “The Fallback Plan” by Leigh Stein. Visit www.getlit.blogspot.com or www.haverhillpl.org. Follow on twitter @getlithpl.