EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 11, 2013

Atkinson firefighters host turkey raffle

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ATKINSON — The town Firefighter’s Association is holding its annual turkey raffle on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Atkinson Fire Department.

There will be 25 raffles with prizes, including a turkey. Previous year’s prizes have included a iPod, a seven-night stay in Florida and a television.

The Fire Department is at 1 Academy Ave.

Be aware of carbon monoxide

WINDHAM — The Windham Fire Department is joining with the State Fire Marshal’s Office to encourage carbon monoxide safety this month.

The department is recommending people install carbon monoxide detectors, test alarms frequently, refrain from idling vehicles in garages and keep gas appliances properly adjusted.

For more information, visit firesafety.gov or call Deputy fire Chief William Martineau at 434-4907 ext. 2003 or email him at fireinspector@windhamnewhampshire.com.

'Evening of Style' is Nov. 14

HAVERHILL — The "Evening of Style" event will be Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St.

Wardrobe stylist Susan Kanoff will offer shopping tips and strategies to save money and time and outfit ideas, and ways to determine the best styles and colors. Hair and makeup tips will be offered by Grace Moschetto of Grace Professional Cosmetics and by stylists from the Robert Jason Salon.

This event is being hosted by the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis. Cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit various charities. There will also be a buffet and raffles. For tickets, call 978-373-3311 or visit agreatnewlook.com, graceprocosmetics.com, robertjasonsalon.com.

Free program for non-native English speakers

LAWRENCE — Advanced non-native English speakers who are looking to raise their reading and writing skills to the college level are invited to attend a Career Pathways Bridge Program Information Session on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Entry K, Room 310.

This program is offered by Northern Essex Community College and begins this winter. In this free, two-semester program, students will explore business and technology careers; improve their English reading and writing skills; learn business communication, computer applications, and workplace skills; and earn six college credits. This program is open to advanced English speakers with a high school diploma, GED, or college degree from another country. Admission to this program is based on a placement test.

For more information contact Sheila Corsaro at scorsaro@necc.mass.edu.

Continuing education for accountants offered

LAWRENCE — The Sidney G. Kotzen Institute of Continuing Professional Education for Accountants at Northern Essex Community College will offer several late-fall 2013 and winter 2014 Continuing Professional Education courses for tax professionals at NECC’s Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Entry K (third floor).

The courses include: Massachusetts and New Hampshire Tax Update on Nov 12; QuickBooks Tips and Tricks for Tax Professionals on Nov. 15; The Affordable Care Act Info and Tax Implications for 2013 and Beyond on Dec. 4; More Excel Advanced Tips and Tricks for Financial Professionals on Dec. 6; Ever Changing Estate Planning Techniques and 2013 Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes on Dec. 10; Massachusetts DOR Current Events on Dec. 11; and the 27th annual Federal and State Tax Forum for the 2013 Tax Filing Season for Professionals on Jan 11 for Federal, and on Jan 18 for MA state.

The institute offers courses designed to meet mandatory CPE requirements for Certified Public Accounts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire; tax courses meet requirements for Enrolled Agents. More information is available from Dianne Lahaye at dlahaye@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1222, or Diane Zold-Gross at dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1221. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu\noncredit.