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October 25, 2013

Library presents screening of film by Haverhill native

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The public library will present a free exclusive screening of “Black Marigolds,’’ a film by Haverhill native Lance Malbon on Dec. 30 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., in the auditorium.

Only 55 seats are available. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org by clicking on the link to “Calendar of Events’’ and searching by date. This event includes a question-and-answer session with Malbon. For more information, contact Sarah Moser at 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or smoser@mvlc.org. For more information about the film, visit http://blackmarigoldsfilm.com.

Life Long Learning plans Halloween party Thursday

Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program will host a Halloween party on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Costumes are optional, but there will be prizes for those who decide to march in a Horribles Parade in costume. Entertainment is a belly dance performance by IL’NARA, Hanna Yashmetsyeva of Haverhill.

Tickets are $15 and include lunch and entertainment. For tickets or more information, contact Charlene Boucher, Life Long Learning coordinator, at 978-659-1225 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu. You can also contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, or Darlene Sutton at Bethany Homes at 978-374-2165. Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.

School offers Thanksgiving cooking class

Whittier Regional High School is offering a Thanksgiving on the Farm enrichment cooking class lead by Carolyn Grieco on Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This hands-on adult cooking class will show you how to jazz up your Thanksgiving table with creative dishes featuring all the classics transformed into fun new family favorites. In addition to turkey tips, learn how to plan and prepare things in advance so that you can enjoy your holiday both in and out of the kitchen.

Class ends with a Thanksgiving meal. Cost is $60 and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register visit www.carolynsfarmkitchen.com or call 978-994-1692. The school is at 115 Amesbury Line Road.

NECC professor offers Poetry workshop Nov. 4

Northern Essex English professor and Haverhill resident Ginger Hurajt will teach a one night poetry workshop titled “A Moment in Time” on Nov. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Milhendler Room at the public library, 99 Main St.

This event is free and open to the public. There are 30 seats available.

Hurajt is a member of the NECC Poetry Group, a writing group that meets monthly and whose work was profiled in Parnassus, the college’s literary magazine. Her poetry workshop explores this medium using mindfulness and reflection. Participants should bring paper and a pen or pencil. This presentation is part of the college’s speakers’ bureau, which provides speakers free of charge to area nonprofits. For more information, contact Ernie Greenslade at 978-556-3862 or egreenslade@necc.mass.edu. For more information on the presentation at the library, contact Sarah Moser at 978-373-1586 or smoser@mvlc.org.

Circuit Breaker Program talk is Nov. 6

Brian Lynch from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue will discuss the Circuit Breaker Program on Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

This program is a state income tax credit for eligible Massachusetts residents age 65 and older who paid rent or real estate taxes during the year. Income restrictions are $53,000 for single and $80,000 for married taxpayers. Assets are not included in the calculation, however, a Massachusetts State Income Tax Form and a Circuit Breaker Schedule CB must be filed. To learn more about this program and to see if you qualify, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Nov. 16 fundraiser will help victimof Scleroderma

GROVELAND — A fundraiser for Scott Collin, a lifelong local resident and employee of the Georgetown Water Department, will be held on Nov. 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the VFW Post Hall, 435 Andover St., Georgetown.

Collin is battling Scleroderma, a group of diseases that affect connective tissue that supports skin and internal organs.

Scott and his wife, Lisa, will be putting their lives on hold this coming January when Scott travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to undergo a double lung transplant.

Scott’s family and friends are holding this fundraiser to help with the medical expenses related to his condition and his upcoming procedure. This event, titled “Lungs for Scott,” will include door prizes, music, silent auction items, raffles, food and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 at the door. Donations can be made to the “Lungs for Scott” account at the Georgetown Savings Bank, 2 East Main St.

If you would like to make donation of an item for the raffle table or silent auction, contact Kathy Collin before Nov. 10 at 978-352-2276. Learn more about Scott Collin at www.youcaring.com/lungsforscott. Learn about the effects of Scleroderma at www.scleroderma.org.