HAVERHILL —The nation’s newest celebrity chef, Kristen Kish of Boston, will be the featured guest at the inaugural Spring Celebrity Series event to benefit Emmaus Inc. in Haverhill.
The event is May 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts on the campus of Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover.
In February, Kish won the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series, Top Chef, Seattle: Season 10, on the Bravo network. Kish will prepare a dish, discuss her technique and take questions from the audience. Kish plans and prepares the dining experience each day at Stir, which is located in Boston’s South End. The store is one in a series of kitchens and restaurants that are the brainchild of Chef Barbara Lynch, whom Kish credits with expanding her culinary horizons. Proceeds from this event will benefit Emmaus’ operating budget and support programs such as emergency shelter, adult education and meals.
General admission tickets are $25 and include the presentation, audience question and answer session and post-presentation reception. VIP tickets are $75 each and include a private reception with the chef before the presentation. A silent auction offering entertaining and culinary gifts takes place throughout the evening. For more information about Emmaus visit online at emmausinc.org. To order tickets, visit http://conta.cc/WHm2sK.
AARP, Small Business Association host free event
METHUEN — The AARP and the Small Business Association are hosting an event for older residents with a business idea to help them take the first steps.
The event is targeted at individuals over the age of 50 who want to start or grow their own business. It will be April 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Days Hotel And Conference Center, 159 Pelham St.
This event will help connect entrepreneurs, and individuals interested in becoming one, with mentors from SBA and other resources. The event is free, but registration is required. To reserve your seat, call 877-926-8300 or reserve online at aarp.cvent.com/MASBAMethuen.