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March 6, 2013

Club plans annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — That pesky green rabbit is back with his basket of Irish blarney for the 12th annual Rick Barry Haverhill Exchange Club St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast.

The event is March 14 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at DiBurro’s function hall in Ward Hill. Breakfast will be served promptly at 7:45 a.m. The event will also feature music by the Square Riggers, a 50/50 raffle and Irish humor. Proceeds support child abuse prevention programs and will go to the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center in Lawrence. Organizers have arranged for a surprise greeting at the door.

The Exchange Club has raised more than $100,000 for child abuse prevention programs through this annual breakfast. The club also sponsors a variety of programs, including Junior Police and Fire Prevention education; Youth of the Year & ACE Award; So Proudly We Hail, which honors citizens and businesses for displaying the American flag; a Book of Golden Deeds program; and Freedom Shrines at local schools and libraries. Tickets, $25 each if purchased by March 8 and $30 after that date, may be purchased online at www.haverhillexchangeclub.com by clicking on the PayPal button. More information is available from Pam Nolin at 978-771-8122.

Students to perform ‘High School Musical 2’

Students at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School will perform “High School Musical 2” on March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. The humorous dialogue and high-energy music like “You’re the Music in Me,” “Fabulous” and “Work This Out” have encouraged the young actors to put their often tumultuous lives in perspective, they said, and garner some appreciation that may not have otherwise come until later in life. More information is available by calling 978-373-4101. The school is at 115 Amesbury Line Road.

Pottery studio fundraiser

From April 5 to April 7, You’re Fired, a pottery and mosaics studio in Salem, N.H., will donate their sitting fee of $8 per adult and $6 per child to St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish in Haverhill.

Visitors to the studio are asked to let them know you are there for this school fundraiser. Bring friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who is looking to spend a few hours tapping into their inner artist. You’re Fired is at 264 North Broadway, Salem, N.H., behind the Colosseum Restaurant. For more information visit www.yourefirednh.com or call 603-894-5456.

Art exhibit explores NECC campus history

Liz Nofzinger, a Boston-based video and installation artist, interprets the history of Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus in an exhibit titled “Resource,” which runs through April 6.

An opening reception is March 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the ArtSpace in the Harold Bentley Library on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. This event is free and open to the public. Nofzinger has exhibited widely, including in Boston, Washington and Colorado. In 2010 she participated in the DeCordova Biennial at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln. Her inspiration for the NECC installation began the first time she visited the campus last summer.

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. More information is available from Marc Mannheimer at mmannheimer@necc.mass.edu.

‘Building Caring Bridges’ discussion March 15

The Somebody Cares New England organization will host a roundtable discussion titled “Building Caring Bridges’’ March 15 from noon to 2 p.m. at 358 Washington St.

This event is for mental health providers, community-based organizations, churches and law enforcement. Register for free online at www.somebodycaresne.org or call 978-912-7626. This event is sponsored by Merrimack Valley Hospital and Holy Family Hospital.

Free showing of ‘Norma Rae’ March 14

In honor of National Women’s Month, the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill will present a free showing of the movie “Norma Rae” March 14 in Room 45 of the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The movie begins at 7 p.m. Discussion and refreshments will follow. “Norma Rae’’ is the story of a female southern mill worker who fought for union rights and equal rights for women. More information is available by calling 978-702-4502.

Crafters needed for Spring Fling Craft Fair

Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., is seeking crafters to participate in its fourth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fee is $30 for a 3-by 6-foot table with chairs. All proceeds support Riverside Memorial missions fund. For more information, contact Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or email ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Applications can be submitted online at http://thebusychickadees.com. Space is limited and the church ran out of tables last year, so interested people are asked to call early.