---- — The Victor Emanuel Lodge, Sons of Italy, will hold its annual Pasta Fagioli contest on Saturday and the public is invited to be the judges.
The contest is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 for all the Pasta Fagioli you can eat. First, second and third place winners will be determined by popular vote. You can vote for the most creative and delicious Pasta e Fagioli, which in English means “Pasta and Beans.”
This culinary dish, often referred to as “pasta fazool,” was popular with many local Italian families, providing a healthy yet low-cost meal.
Contestants are asked to bring their Pasta Fagioli to the lodge at 124 Washington St. by 10 a.m. For more information contact Carmine LoConte at 978-373-1447 or Michael Schroth at 978-376-5492.
Bella Buildings Walk is tomorrow
As part of this weekend’s Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails events, local Historian Thomas Spitalere will lead a Bella Buildings Walk tomorrow, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Sons of Italy, 124 Washington St.
The walk will allow you to explore areas that made up the Italian district, including River Street, Washington Street and the lower part of the Mount Washington area.
Participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. If it rains, the event will move indoors for a lecture about Italian heritage. For more information, contact Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.
More information about Trails & Sails events is available online at www.essexheritage.org.
Ghost Hunt tomorrow
As part of this weekend’s Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails events, members of the Essex County Ghost Project will lead a tour through one of New England’s most “haunted” graveyards, tomorrow at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Local psychic Kristen Kuri Morita will assist in leading the tour and will use her psychic abilities to help locate spirits.
Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. Bring cameras and recording devices. For more information, contact Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.
Landlords Guild to meet Tuesday
The Haverhill Landlords Guild will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Victor Emanuel Lodge, Sons of Italy, 124 Washington St.
All landlords, property managers or those who would like to own income-producing property are invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the guild to attend. More information is available from Michael Schroth at 978-372-0023, or Dean Huston at 508-641-5410.
Disability access training offered
The Massachusetts Office of Disability will hold a two day Community Access Monitor Training session on Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. Pre-registration and costs apply. Please RSVP by Oct. 1.
Topics include regulations of the Mass. Architectural Access Board and the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design.
Community Access Monitor Training is designed for both the individual that seeks to advocate for increased access in their community as well as for the individual who wants to better understand their obligations to provide access to the disability community.
Materials and lunch are included in the cost of registration for both days. This is a scent free event: Please no perfume, after-shave, cologne, or other scents.
To register and/or make accommodation requests, or for more information, contact Chris Becker at 617-727-7440 or 1-800-322-2020.
This training is co-sponsored by DBTAC New England ADA Center, the Haverhill Commission on Disability Issues and Northeast Independent Living Program.
Seminar on breast cancer is Oct. 1
New Horizons in Women’s Health, a medical Meet the Expert seminar in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held on Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.
Speakers and topics include Introduction to the da Vinci Robot with award-winning Gynecologist Melinda Birdsall, MD; Genomics and Genetics in Regard to Breast Cancer with General Surgeon Kathryn Hughes, MD, and Advances in Breast Reconstruction with Reconstructive Surgeon Michael Kutka, MD.
Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Two free contact hours in nursing. Merrimack Valley Hospital is located at 140 Lincoln Ave. More information is available from Jean at 978-420-1168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.