---- — “Night Words – A Midrash on the Holocaust” written by David Roskies will be presented by Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill as a special Yom HaShoah Commemoration.
The program is Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Cascia Hall on the campus of Merrimack College in North Andover. This event is free and open to the public.
“Night Words” is a dramatic reading by 36 participants which takes about 90 minutes. It brings together the boldest writings from rabbinic, medieval and modern literary sources, dialogue, voices, questioning, and even orchestrated rage at the calamity of the Shoah, or Holocaust.
For the reading, as the participants of the reading enter, they line up in a row and relinquish their shoes to the ushers. They then proceed to the “Place of Meeting” (within Cascia Hall) and are seated. A quorum for this service is 36 people, men, and young adults.
Roles are distributed in advance and require no prior preparation. Each participant receives a text of the service from which they read. Non-reading attendees are seated around the hall. The play is oriented toward adults and older children.
The Adult Education Committee of Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring the reading. Co-sponsor is the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College. Cascia Hall is located at 315 Turnpike St., North Andover.
City to host rabies clinic Saturday
The city’s Health Department will conduct a Rabies Immunization Clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Animal Control Shelter, 500 Primrose St.
A fee of $12 will be charged per animal. Dogs brought to the clinic must be six months of age or older, leashed, and accompanied by an adult. Cats must be in carriers. For more information call 978-374-2325.
Haverhill Freemasons to hold open house on Saturday
The Haverhill Masonic Building, 111 Merrimack St., will open its doors to the public on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the 2013 Spring Open House, a statewide celebration of Freemasonry.
This event is presented by the Merrimack and Saggahew lodges. If you’ve ever wondered who the Freemasons are, whether they are the descendants of the Knights Templars, or what the inside of their building looks like, here’s your chance to find out.
Members will provide tours of their building, talk about Freemasonry’s history, discuss its rituals, signs and symbols, and explain what they do. Members of the two Haverhill lodges will also host a Masonic Youth Child Identification Program (MYCHIP) event.
The program provides tools to help law enforcement authorities find and identify a lost or missing child. The Masons of Massachusetts, partnering with the Massachusetts Crime Prevention Officers Association and the Massachusetts Dental Association, donate MYCHIP resources to make this service available to the public.
None of the information is copied and all the identifying materials are given to the child’s family. For more information call 1-800-882-1020 or visit askafreemason.org.
New boxing club to hold fundraiser dinner
Haverhill Downtown Boxing, a new boxing club set to open at 84 Locust St., will hold a pasta dinner fundraiser April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Lorraine Post 29, 64 Kenoza Ave.
The event was originally planned to be held at the Sons of Italy on Washington Street.
The meal will include pasta, meatballs, sausages and salad. Tickets are $10 each, and available by calling Ray Hebert at 978-420-9718 or Derek Couture at 603-845-9901.
45s tournament on tap
The 2013 Riverside Bradford Baseball Cooperstown Tournament Team will host a 45s Tournament on Saturday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at the Bradford Country Club.
Cost is $30 per player. The event will included a cash prize, raffles, appetizers and bragging rights.
Two person teams or singles can register by contacting Dan Archambault at email@example.com or 617-835-4955.
You can also send a check or donation to: Dan Archambault, 23 Corbett St., Andover MA 01810. Early registration is suggested due to player limits.
Ladies Auxiliary to hold dance April 13
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts will hold a ‘50s dance on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at AMVETS Post 147, 576 Primrose St.
The event will feature a DJ, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and pot luck refreshments. Donation is $10 at the door or $8 if you bring a dish of pot luck refreshments. For more information call Juanita at 1-603-378-2005.
Church to hold ham and bean supper Saturday
The First Church of Christ will hold a ham and bean supper on Saturday, April 6 at 5 p.m.
The meal includes baked ham, baked beans, hot-dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread/butter, dessert and beverages.
Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12. There is a $20 family maximum.
The church is at 10 Church St., Bradford. More information is available by calling 978-374-1114 and leaving a message.
Last day to register for Special State Primary for U.S. Senate is April 10
The last day to register to vote for the Special State Primary for U.S. Senate is Wednesday, April 10.
The special primary will be held Tuesday, April 30. The city clerk’s office will be open April 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for residents to register, change voting address or change party enrollment.
Anyone who is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Massachusetts and who will be 18 years old on or before election day is eligible to register to vote.
Those registering to vote using mail-in registration forms must have their forms postmarked no later than April 10. The city clerk’s office is in City Hall, 4 Summer St.
Business Pillar Awards announced by Chamber
SALEM — The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce has named four winners of its Business Pillar Awards.
The winners are Canobie Lake Park, Daisy Cleaners, Food for the Hungry and ConvenientMD.
They were honored in the large business, small business, nonprofit and new business categories, respectively.
The awards honor businesses for outstanding achievement in their industry and significant contributions to the community.
They will be honored at the chamber’s fifth annual economic development breakfast April 18 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Castleton Banquet and Conference Center
The keynote speaker will be Gov. Maggie Hassan. She will discuss her plan for economic development, with an emphasis on the Greater Salem area.
The event will also feature an update from the state Department of Resources and Economic Development.
Admission is $20 for chamber members and $30 for no-members, and includes a breakfast buffet.
Reservations are required.
For additional information about the event or to reserve a seat, call the chamber office at 893-3177.
For more information about the chamber, go to gschamber.com.
Chamber Business Expo Wednesday
HAVERHILL – More than 100 local and regional business will participate in the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce business expo, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Michael’s Function Hall/Phoenician Restaurant, Alpha Street.
The day begins with a free breakfast program at 8:30 a.m., on how your business can save energy and money. Speaker will be Richard K. Sullivan, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
Businesses will showcase their products and services throughout the day.
At noon, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo and Merrimack Valley State representatives speak on how to bring businesses and government together. Lunch is $28.
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a member appreciation and business networking mixer with food, beverages and prizes. Business owners who join the Chamber of Commerce during the expo receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12 months.
To register for the Expo or to become a member of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce call 978-686-0900 or email jjb@Merrimackvalley chamber.com.
Indra Salon hosts cut-a-thon on Earth Day
ANDOVER — On April 22 Indra Salon, 8 Main St., will host a cut-a-thon to support Aveda’s Earth Month 2013. Clients will receive a wash, cut and blow dry for only $35.
All proceeds go to support Aveda’s Clean Water Projects here in the United States and around the world.
To reserve your appointment please call 978-470-8800.
South LawrenceWest Softball accepting registrations
LAWRENCE – South Lawrence West Softball League is accepting registrations for girls ages 5 to 16 years old. All registrations will take place on the softball field at Mt. Vernon Park, weather permitting.
The dates are, April 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 5-12 and 2:30-4 p.m. for girls 12 to 16, the two travel teams. On April 16, all ages can register from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 21, there will be registration from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 5-12 and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for two travel teams of girls ages 12 to 16. The last day to register is April 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for all ages.
South Lawrence West Softball League will host a pizza night and pitching where girls can learn the fundamentals of softball windmill pitching on April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. for all ages. Participants are asked to bring a catcher or parent to catch.
The league is also looking for softball coaches and assistant coaches. For information, email Ann Gubellini at firstname.lastname@example.org