EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 7, 2013

Job fair for veterans, public is Tuesday


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ValleyWorks Career Center will host a Job fair for all job seekers, with an emphasis on veterans, on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

More than 25 employers are expected to participate. Joanne Goldstein, secretary of labor and workforce development, will speak about the governor’s proclamation in observance of Veterans Day and will meet with veterans and other job seekers and employers.

All job seekers are welcome. Employers would also like to speak with veterans about the strong background developed and strengthened in demanding environments and conditions that their civilian counterparts rarely encounter.

Event organizers said first impressions matter, and suggest attendees practice their 30-second introductions, dress neatly and have a clean appearance, bring multiple copies of their resumes and come prepared to complete job applications. Membership or pre-registration is not required.

Career Center members are asked to bring their membership information for quicker entrance. The site is accessible by MVRTA Bus. For a bus schedule visit www.mvrta.com. Watch for updated employer listing and event details at www.valleyworks.cc. Employers interested in participating in this event are asked to call 978-722-7000.

Run to Overcome is Sunday

The St. James 5K Run/Walk, the “Run to Overcome,” will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. starting at St. James School, 415 Primrose St.

This event benefits the Haverhill Alternative School and TEACH programs at St. James. Students in both programs have had to overcome various learning and emotional challenges. Their success will be celebrated through this 5K fundraising event by supporting the academic and social activities that happen at the school.

Participants are asked to come dressed in red, white and blue to honor veterans and raise money for students. Both the Haverhill Alternative School and the TEACH Program have supported hundreds of at-risk students for more than 12 years. The event will include food and beverages. The race will be officially timed and medals will be given to the top three place winners in various age categories.

Free T-shirts will be given to the first 200 people to register.

Registration from now through race day is $30. More information is available from John DePolo at 978-374-3482 or Jdepolo@haverhill-ps.org.

‘Evening of Style’ is Nov. 14

The “Evening of Style” event will be Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St.

Wardrobe stylist Susan Kanoff will offer shopping tips and strategies to save money and time and outfit ideas, and ways to determine the best styles and colors. Hair and makeup tips will be offered by Grace Moschetto of Grace Professional Cosmetics and by stylists from the Robert Jason Salon.

This event is being hosted by the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis. Cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit various charities. There will also be a buffet and raffles. For tickets, call 978-373-3311 or visit agreatnewlook.com, graceprocosmetics.com, robertjasonsalon.com.

Women of NECC plan annual Tea

The Women of NECC’s annual Membership Tea will be Nov. 19 at noon in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

Florist Steve Janavicus of Flowers by Steve in Bradford will demonstrate how he creates unique floral arrangements. His arrangements will then be raffled off. The event will feature floral creations designed for the holidays, along with an assortment of teas, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts.

This fundraising event is open to the public. Seating is reserved. Tickets are $45 per person. Proceeds benefit the Women of NECC Scholarship Fund. More information is available by calling 978-556-3789. Visit online at www.necc.mass.ecu.

Volunteers needed for ‘Blankets for Kids’ group

The Council on Aging is looking for volunteers to join its “Blankets for Kids” group, which meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

The group provides fleece blankets to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families for distribution to local at-risk children who are entering foster care.

The blankets are very much appreciated by the children, and helpers are needed. Polartec of Lawrence donates fleece for the blankets and local senior citizens s make the blankets. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.