EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 5, 2013

Dolly 'n' Me Princess Tea is Sunday

Haverhill in a Minute
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Winnekenni Castle will host its annual Dolly ‘n’ Me Princess Tea on Sunday at 1 p.m. This signature castle event is an opportunity for young girls to wear their frilly finest and have a special grown-up day. The event will feature fancy finger food and treats, tea from fancy pots and a visit with the Princess of Winnekenni Castle. A Genuine American Girl Doll will be raffled. The event also includes photo opportunities and fun activities. Doll clothes and other favorite items will be available for sale. This event is recommended for children ages 3 and up. With advance online purchase, tickets are $20 per child and $25 per adult. If space is available, tickets at the door will be $25 per child and $30 per adult. Seating will be limited. To purchase tickets visit www.winnekenni.com.

Music Masters to perform

GROVELAND — The Music Masters will perform at St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland on Sunday at 3 p.m. This entertaining concert will feature show tunes, barbershop music and classic oldies. A reception will follow the show. The concert is a free, although free-will donations will be used to benefit the St. James’ Organ Fund and the escalating production costs of the Music Masters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing entertainment to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities and rehabilitation centers.

St. James Episcopal Church is at 119 Washington St. Worship services are at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

For more information call the church office at 978-373-1270.

Council on Aging plans trips

The Council on Aging is planning a trip to the Ogunquit Playhouse to see “West Side Story” on Sunday, Sept. 15. This trip includes motorcoach transportation, free time in Perkins Cove, Maine, and matinee tickets. Cost is $93 per person. A “Little Italy” trip to Providence, Rhode Island is July 11. This unique trip includes a sit-down luncheon at Cassarino’s, located in Little Italy’s Federal Hill.

Following lunch, dessert will be served at one of Providence’s favorite bakeries, The LaSalle Bakery, where coffee and treats await travelers. A step-on tour guide will provide a historical look at Providence which includes the State House, University Heights, Brown University, and Prospect Park.

Tickets are $72 per person. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Local companies eligible for state training funds

Local businesses interested in state grants to train their current employees are invited to attend a Workforce Training Fund Information Session at Zampell Companies, 3 Stanley Tucker Drive, Newburyport, on Thursday, June 20.

The session will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and coffee and pastries.

Sponsored by Northern Essex Community College and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the session will provide an overview of the funding, including who is eligible, what kinds of programs can be funded, and how to apply. Grants of up to $250,000 are available to fund programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages, ISO 9001-2008 Certification Preparation, Lean Manufacturing Leadership and Team Building, Cross-Training of the Workforce, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, Supervisory and Leadership Skills Training, and Enhanced Customer Relationship Training.

Since the Workforce Training Fund was created over 20 years ago, Northern Essex has worked with over 50 local businesses, helping them to apply for the funds and deliver the training.

To register for this information session, contact Michael Corcoran at mcorcoran@detma.org, 617-626-6426 or 857-753-3494.