EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 18, 2013

Ex-Patriots player to speak at Whittier Tech tonight


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Former New England Patriots star running back Tony Collins will be the guest speaker at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High’s Fall Informational Sports Meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Collins, a motivational speaker, will discuss the impact of choices on one’s life. Collins will be available after the event for autographs and photographs.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Whittier is located at 115 Amesbury Line Road.

Psychic readingsare tomorrow

Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings tomorrow from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Readers will be on hand inside the castle for appointments. The castle’s regular readers, Judith-Anne, Valeria and Kuri will be joined by special guest reader of the month, Terri Bessette, a specialist reader of cards and runes.

Cost is $20 per 15-minute reading. Multiple appointments may be purchased to create longer blocks of time with the readers.

Appointments are booked at the door only. Doors open at approximately 5:55 p.m.

Guests are permitted to purchase later hour appointments, leave the castle and then return in time for their session. Socializing before and after appointments in the castle’s main hall is welcomed. Refreshments will be available. For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.

Electronics recycling event is Saturday

The First Church of Christ in Bradford will hold an electronics recycling fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fees range from $1 for items such as keyboards, coffee grinders and video games; $2 for items such as toasters and toaster ovens; $5 for items such as cell phones, vacuums, space heaters and humidifiers; $10 items such as for pool pump motors, copiers and television sets smaller than 19 inches; $15 computer monitors and air conditioners, $20 for treadmills; and $25 for television sets larger than 19 inches.

There is no charge for items such as computer CPUs, electrical panels, test equipment, modems, cables, record players and floppy drives. First Church of Christ is at 10 Church St., opposite Bradford Common. For more information, call 978-374-1114 or email office@fccbradford.org.

Bean supper is Saturday at church

St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland will hold its next monthly bean supper on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 119 Washington St.

The meal will include baked beans, hot-dogs, potato salad, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. For more information about this and other events please visit online at www.saintjamesgroveland.org.

Parents invited to Curriculum Night

Haverhill’s Public Schools will hold a curriculum night on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Haverhill High School library, 137 Monument St. All parents of Haverhill school children are invited to attend this event and meet Mary Malone, assistant superintendent of curriculum. Topics of discussion include the new curriculum frameworks as well as courses, programs of study and MCAS results. Light refreshments will be served.

Life Long Learning to host music program

Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning program will present a concert featuring vocalist Kasia Sokalla and Jim Seger on the keyboard on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Sokalla will perform songs such as “Hey Look Me Over” (Leigh/Coleman) and “Sound of Music” medly (Rogers/Hammerstein). A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Sokalla’s performances have earned a variety of awards including Berklee’s Outstanding Performer Award.

Sokalla has held the prestigious position of Soloist at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston and has been active in musical theater. Currently, she sings with Kairos, an early music/chant performing group. She trains students in vocal technique and styles, and performs in jazz clubs.

Admission is $2. Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public. For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming events, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu. Visit the artist online at KasiaMusic.com.

Glow Ball Golf Tournament on tap

Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc. will hold its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 27 at Murphy’s Garrison Golf Center on Hilldale Avenue. Check in is at 6 p.m. and play begins at dusk.

Cost of $50 per golfer includes nine holes of golf, prizes, raffles, an auction, a cookout and more. Glow balls will be provided. Mary and Ted Murphy have been hosting this event for the past 11 years with help from Rebuilding Together board members and volunteers.

Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill in assisting eligible homeowners with no-cost repairs and modifications ensuring safety, warmth and independence. Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill serves Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, West Newbury, Merrimac, and Plaistow, N.H.

Participating homeowners are low-income elderly, disabled, veterans, and families with young children. Applications are now being received for Rebuilding Day which takes place annually throughout the country on the last Saturday in April. The next Rebuilding Day is April 26, 2014. Tee and Green sponsorship opportunities are available at $50. For more information call 978-469-0800 or email rtogether@verizon.net.

Chili Cook-Offon tap on Sept. 28

The Haverhill Firefighting Museum will hold its seventh annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. The museum is at 75 Kenoza Ave., just outside of Monument Square.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Individual, Best Fire House and Best Restaurant entry. Download entry forms at www.haverhillfirefightingmuseum.org or call 978-994-1854 or 978-835-1565.

This event will also feature door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.