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February 13, 2013

Riverside-Bradford baseball registration slated for Saturday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Riverside-Bradford Baseball League will hold walk-in registrations for the 2013 season on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St.

Children ages 5 to 14 as of April 30 are eligible to participate. Registration will also be held Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Player evaluations for the Single A, Double A, Triple A, Major A and RB13 divisions will be held at the Consentino Middle School gymnasium on Feb. 24 and March 3. Registered players will be individually contacted with their scheduled day and time prior to the evaluation. For more information visit the league online at www.rbbaseball.org.

Haverhill Girls Softball registration set for Saturday

The Haverhill Girls Softball League will hold open registrations for girls ages 5 to 16 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge on Summer Street.

For more information visit the league online www.haverhillgirlssoftball.org.


annual auction on tap

You can bid on dinner for two in the Newburyport Light House, children’s items, trips, pro game tickets, restaurant gift certificates, rounds of golf and more when Opportunity Works holds its 29th annual Lend-a-Hand Auction.

The event is Feb. 23 from noon to 9 p.m. and will be televised live on local Comcast public access channels in the Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport communities, as well as streamed online at www.portmedia.org. More than 600 items will be offered during the live event.

A special preview and pre-bidding of all auction items will be open to the public Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nock Middle School in Newburyport. Online pre-bidding of certain items is available until Feb. 18 at www.biddingforgood.com/opportunityworks. High bids from the online auction will be transferred to Preview Night and those high bids will be transferred to the live televised auction. To sign up for a frequent bidder number for the live auction, call 978-499-9670 on Feb. 22. You must watch the live auction to make sure you are the highest bidder on your favorite items.

For more information contact Deborah Andrews at 978-462-6144, ext. 234, or deborah.andrews@opportunityworks.org. Opportunity Works supports 210 individuals from 19 communities in the Merrimack Valley through employment support, community-based day services, day habilitation and clinical and therapeutic services. Programs are offered in Newburyport and Haverhill.

Summer enrichment program for Latino high school seniors

Northern Essex Community College is recruiting students for the NECC Bridge Program, a two-week summer enrichment program for Latino students who plan to attend Northern Essex Community College in the fall.

Running Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 23, the free program is designed to help ease students’ adjustment to college life and build a foundation for academic success. Participants will work on improving math and English language skills and be introduced to the resources available at Northern Essex.

To be eligible for the program, students must be a 2013 Latino high school graduate with a 2.5 grade point average or better and enrolled at NECC for the fall. The program is funded in part by a grant that NECC received from the U.S. Department of Education under the Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program and a Massachusetts Performance Incentive Fund grant. Applications for the program are being accepted at the NECC Student Success Center, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence.

For more information contact Gisela Nash at 978 738-7413 or gnash@necc.mass.edu, or Niurka Aybar at 978 738-7451 or naybar@necc.mass.edu.

Boston artist exhibits at NECC ArtSpace

Boston artist Dana Clancy is exhibiting several of her paintings until Feb. 23 at the ArtSpace in the Harold Bentley Library on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

ArtSpace hours are Monday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Sunday. Clancy’s past exhibitions have included group shows in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as the solo show “Viewing Space” at the Danforth Museum of Art. Clancy has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and at University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. For more information contact pkidney@necc.mass.edu.

Library to host free concert on Feb. 23

The public library will present a free concert of “Kafka Fragments” by Gyorgy Kurtag Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium, 99 Main St.

Performers are soprano Aliana de la Guardia and violinist Gabriela Diaz. A brief discussion about this work by composer and scholar Christian Gentry precedes the concert and a reception will follow. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Reservations can be made online at www.DirtyPaloma.com or by calling the library 978-373-1586, ext. 621.

Kurtag’s “Kafka-Fragments” is one of his most virtuosic works not only due to its length, but also its technical difficulty. Completed in 1987, this work of contemporary chamber music for soprano and violin duo is composed of brief fragments from the diaries, notebooks and letters of short-story writer and novelist Franz Kafka. The concert is less than an hour long.