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August 1, 2013

NECC club to host gaming marathon


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Northern Essex Community College’s Bacon Board Gamers, a student club, will host its semiannual all-day gaming marathon on Friday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St. This event is free and open to the public and everyone who enjoys board games is invited to attend. The college has a large selection of board games, according to Mike Cross, faculty adviser to the club, and those attending are also invited to bring their own games.

“We’ll have tables set up for tournaments as well as cooperative board games,” said Cross, who calls the event “the largest and most exciting bacon-themed board gaming event in the history of the world.”

The Board Game Convention will be held in Room 260 in the E Building on the college’s Haverhill Campus. The NECC Bacon Board Gamers Club was founded two years ago in response to a growing student interest in playing board games. The club meets every third Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Haverhill campus.

Talk on asthmaon tap

Update on Asthma: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Medical Group primary care physician Maysabel Aponte, MD will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave. Learn to recognize the symptoms of asthma, understand new guidelines for maintenance and rescue therapy, and understand keys to prevention of acute and chronic symptoms. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. For more information or to register, please contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Annual Armenian picnic planned

The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe will hold its annual picnic on Aug. 25 from noon to 5 p.m at the American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St. The event will feature music by the Jason Naroian Ensemble featuring Jason Naroian on dumbeg/vocals, John Arzigian on accordion and vocals, Leon Janikian on clarinet, Greg Takvorian on oud and vocals, Michael Naroian on dumbeg and Paul Mooradian on tambourine. The menu will feature shish, losh and chicken kebab dinners; kheyma, pilaf, pastries and beverages. Raffles for cash prizes and gift certificates will be held. The function hall is air conditioned. Bring your lawn chairs and tavloo boards. For more information visit the church’s new website at www.hyepointearmenianchurch.org or call 978-372-9227.

TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday is Aug. 6

Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program’s theme is “Peace, Love and Tie Dye!” and is recommended for ages 2 and up. The cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required at www.winnekenni.com or www.imajinethat.com. Teachers from Little Sprouts & Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. The activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme of the week. Some activities will be outside so please dress your child appropriately. Upcoming dates and themes are: Aug. 13, “Dino Dig!” and Aug. 20, “Paint, Splatter & Mess!” For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.