EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 28, 2013

Craft fair is Saturday at Whittier Tech

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Key Club at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School will hold its first Craft Fair on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

Items for sale include handcrafted jewelry, tote bags, blankets, scarves, aprons, pillow cases, embroidered items, hats, food and more.

Raffles will be held throughout the day. Suggested admission is $2 or a non-perishable food item. All proceeds benefit Whittier’s Key Club, which makes local charitable donations throughout the year.

Space for crafters is available by calling Rich Porcelli at 978-373-4101, ext. 280. Whittier Tech is located at 115 Amesbury Line Road.

Spaghetti dinner is Saturday

The Hilldale Cemetery Association will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday to support building a new Veterans burial ground at the Hilldale cemetery.

The dinner, open to the public, is from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Advent Christian Church of Haverhill, 160 Carleton St. Cost is $7 per person. Free for children ages 4 and under.

This event was postponed from Feb. 16 due to the weather. The buffet-style meal will include spaghetti and tomato sauce, meatballs, salad, soda, cookies and a surprise treat.

The association has received in-kind donations of fill to begin the project. The final phase will cost about $3,000, including layout of the graves and seeding of the lawn.

The Association hopes to have the new Veterans lot completed by Memorial Day. More information is available from Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Indoor flea market is Saturday

The Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis will hold an indoor flea market on Saturday at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St. Doors open at 9 a.m and close at 3 p.m.

Items available for purchase include furniture, clothing, glassware, books, jewelry, knick-knacks and other bargains. Greek pastry will be for sale along with refreshments.

Tables are available for rent and can be reserved by calling 978-374-8887 or 978-373-3311. The Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis is a nonprofit organization of the church. Proceeds from this event support various charities.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus to perform Saturday

The Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill will host a performance by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus on Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

The church is at 15 Kenoza Ave. in Monument Square. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses.

Now in its 31st season, the chorus is celebrated for its outstanding musicianship, creative programming and groundbreaking community outreach. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Reuben M. Reynolds III, the BGMC sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music with excellence and builds bridges to all people by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community.

The UU Church of Haverhill embraces diversity with a generosity of spirit and is committed to being inclusive and welcoming of all people in every aspect of the church’s life, from worship and rites of passage to education, music and social justice programs.

Tickets are available for purchase every Sunday after worship during coffee hour and online at www.uuhaverhill.org.

Haverhill Senior Baseball sign-ups are Saturday

Haverhill Senior Baseball will hold sign ups for anyone in the Haverhill area on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St.

The league has divisions for players age 13 and players ages 14 to 15. All home games will be played on a regulation 90-foot diamond on the JV Field behind Trinity Stadium.

Applications are available online at haverhillseniorbaseball.com or by calling Larry O’Brien at 978-373-6982 or Dan Francescone at 978-807-5068.

Chronic pain workshop offered

The Council on Aging will host a six-week Chronic Pain Workshop on Tuesdays, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. beginning March 5. Anyone who has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Crohn’s Disease, or other illnesses or conditions that include ongoing pain will benefit from this workshop.

Start to live again as you learn to control your pain, deal with frustration, eat well, and start an exercise program. To register or for more information contact Rita or Nancy at 978-552-4674.

This workshop is sponsored by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, HomeCare Inc. and Hebrew Senior Life.