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April 4, 2013

Trivia Night to support education


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education will hold its semi-annual Trivia Night on May 1 in the Galleria at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St.

Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. The competition starts at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $25 per person. Teams of two to eight members are required to register and pay the entry fee in advance at www.HaverhillEducationFoundation.org or by calling 978-697-5620 for a registration form. First prize is $300, second prize is $100 and third prize is $50. A special Haverhill round offers a prize of $50.

At the last Trivia Night, teams responded to four rounds of general trivia questions and a special Haverhill Trivia bonus round, which included questions as “What business today sits in the original location of RH Macy’s first store?” (A1 Deli), and “What were the names of the three movie theaters in downtown Haverhill in the late ‘50s/early ‘60s?” (Paramount, Colonial, Strand).

The Last Trivia Night event raised nearly $4,000 to help support education in the Haverhill public schools. The foundation is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization which supports programs and projects in the city’s public schools, the Haverhill High Model U.N. team, the Discovery Club after-school and summer program, and the Robotics program have received support from the foundation. This event is sponsored by Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank and the Haverhill Firefighters Union.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the foundation at hfee@comcast.net or 978-697-5620.

Pottery studio fundraiser scheduled for this weekend

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

You can show up anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Please let them know you are there for this school fundraiser.

Bring friends, family, neighbors and anyone else that is looking to spend a few hours tapping into their inner artist. You’re Fired is located at 264 North Broadway, Salem, N.H., behind the Colosseum Restaurant.

For more information visit www.yourefirednh.com or call 603-894-5456.

Women’s City Club to hold annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Women’s City Club of Haverhill is April 16 at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St.

Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. The program featuring Bill Graham begins at 2:15 p.m.

Graham skillfully weaves many fashion ideas and interesting information about styles and color while creating beautiful floral arrangements, the envy of every observer and listener. The arrangements are raffled off at the end of the meeting.

Health Care is focus of open house

Northern Essex Community College will hold an open house for its medical laboratory technology degree program and ophthalmic assistant certificate program on April 11 at 6 p.m. in the iHealth Room, 52 Franklin St., Lawrence.

Individuals interested in a career in health care should consider attending this event, which is free and open to the public. NECC began offering an associate of science degree in medical laboratory technology last fall.

Medical laboratory technicians perform and report laboratory testing and work in hospitals, physician’s offices, and clinical laboratories.

The nine-month ophthalmic certificate was created after conferring with local ophthalmologists and surgeons who specialize in eye care. It will begin to be offered this fall.

Ophthalmic assistants gather medical histories, conduct vision tests, coordinate patient schedules, and assist eye doctors with various procedural and clerical duties.

They work in a variety of health care settings including ophthalmologist’s offices, hospitals and clinics.

Both programs are offered as hybrid programs – with courses both online and in the classroom.

For more information contact Linda Comeau at lcomeau@necc.mass.edu or 978-738-7408, or visit www.necc.mass.edu.

Fire association plans bingo event

GEORGETOWN — The Erie Fire Association No. 4 Inc. will host its next bingo night on April 18 at 474 North St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. and includes 16 “regular” games. Minimum admission is $4 for six cards. Additional cards are three for $1.

Four “special” games include two 50/50 games. Door prizes will be drawn. Refreshments include hot dogs and free coffee.