EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 16, 2012

Tomorrow last day to register to vote@headDrop24_bhf:

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Tomorrow is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 state and presidential election.

The city clerk’s office in City Hall, 4 Summer St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to register voters. Anyone who is a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of Massachusetts and 18 years old on or before election day is eligible to register. Those registering to vote using mail-in registration forms must have their forms postmarked no later than tomorrow. More information is available from the city clerk’s office at 978-374-2312.

NECC to hold Transfer College

Day tomorrow

Students interested in transferring are invited to attend Transfer College Days on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill and Lawrence campuses this month.

Free and open to the public, the events will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, and Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence.

Participating schools include state universities from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as many private institutions such as Simmons College, Brandeis University, Bentley University, Johnson & Wales, Merrimack College and Boston University. Transfer College Day will highlight transfer opportunities for both full-time and part-time students. More information is available by calling 978-556-3440 or emailing advising@necc.mass.edu.

Halloween fun at

the YMCA Saturday

The Haverhill YMCA will hold its third annual “Halloween at the YMCA” on Saturday.

There will be spooky fun for the entire family, including Halloween-themed games, activities and treats. Activities for children 5 and younger start at 4 p.m. Activities for older chilldren are from 5 to 7 p.m. Each participant will receive a trick-or-treat bag, refreshments, open gymnasium and rock climbing time tickets.

This year’s event features a bring-in-your Jack O’ Lantern and costume contest for children and adults. More information is available from Ryan Allen at 978-374-0506, ext. 1660, or allenr@northshoreymca.org.

Municipal training workshops begin

The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and Citizen Planner Training Collaborative will host two municipal training workshops.

“Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards — Part 2” is Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. and “Special Permits & Variances” is Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Both workshops will be held at the MVPC offices, 160 Main St.

Attorney Pamela Brown of Brown & Brown, PC, will be the instructor. Cost is $30 per workshop and attendees will earn MIIA credits. Register online at umass.edu/masscptc or by calling 413-545-2188. The two workshops are part of a series of municipal training sessions offered each year by the MVPC, CPTC, and their partner organizations. More information is available by emailing nlavallee@mvpc.org.

Symposium on Bread & Roses Strike

A symposium exploring the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence will be held Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College’s Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St.

This event is free and open to the public. The symposium, a centennial observance of the of the Great Lawrence Strike of 1912, better known as the Bread and Roses Strike, will look at the impact of the strike and its relevance today. Speakers will include Bill Fletcher from the AFL-CIO, a national trade union center and largest federation of unions in the United States, and Ethan Snow of UNITE HERE, a labor union in the United States and Canada with more than 265,000 active members who work predominantly in the hotel, food service, laundry, warehouse, and casino gaming industries. In addition, storyteller Sharon Kennedy will reenact the Bread and Roses Strike from the point of view of some of the strikers.

This centennial symposium is sponsored by NECC’s Department of Global Studies. More information is available from Professor Stephen Slaner at sslaner@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3528.