EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 26, 2013

Kiwanis Club to hold Tag Days today through Sunday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Members of the Haverhill Kiwanis Club will be stationed at the Market Baskets in Riversedge Plaza, Central Plaza and Westgate Plaza today through Sunday collecting donations for The Eliminate Project, a joint initiative of Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus throughout the world.

“Maternal and neonatal tetanus steals the lives of nearly 60,000 babies and a significant number of women each year,” said Steven Stewart, president of the Kiwanis Club of Haverhill. “We are asking the public to give what they can to help us raise funds for the vaccines necessary to immunize women across the globe.”

To eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized, Stewart said. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation and thousands of skilled staff to provide immunization services.

“The goal of Kiwanis International is to raise the $100 million needed for this critical effort,” Stewart said. The Kiwanis Club of Haverhill is a family-centered, hands-on service club dedicated to making a difference locally and globally. The club meets for a fellowship lunch every Tuesday at noon at the Haverhill Country Club. For more information visit online at haverhillkiwanis.org.

Free concert at Winnekenni Castleset for Sunday

Winnekenni Castle will host a concert by Rico Barr & The Jump ‘n’ Jive Review on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

The concert is on the castle’s outdoor stage and includes performances by jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin and vocalist Tyra Penn. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, parasols, friends and family. In the event of inclement weather, the show will take place inside the castle with seating provided.

For more information visit www.ricobarr.com. Winnekenni Castle is located on Castle Road at 347 Kenoza Ave. For more information email the castle at winnekenni@yahoo.com, call 978-521-1686 or visit online at www.winnekenni.com.

Concert series continues

HAMPSTEAD — The free Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series continues on Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. with Rico Barr & Jump ‘n’ Jive Review performing a variety of big band tunes including old favorites such as “All of Me,” “In the Mood” and “Putting on the Ritz.”

Picnic lunches are encouraged and leashed dogs on the perimeter of the field are welcome. The concerts are sponsored by Hampstead’s Cable TV Advisory Board. Meetinghouse Park is located at the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Main Street (Route 121).

More information is available at meetinghousepark.org or by calling 603-329-6047.

Program helps design encore careers

Northern Essex Community College will offer a new eight-week, noncredit course titled “Entrepreneurial Training Program Intensive for Boomers,” which was designed for Baby Boomers who have a business idea they want to explore.

The course will be offered this fall through NECC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education and was designed specifically for Baby Boomers, or individuals born between 1946 and 1964. The “Boomerpreneurs” are looking to their retirement years as an opportunity to be their own boss while continuing to generate an income, said Diane Zold-Gross, assistant Dean for the Center for Corporate and Community Education located at the Riverwalk in Lawrence.

The course will be taught by Paul Jermain, experienced instructor and consultant and business owner of Jermain and Company. The class will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 23 at the Riverwalk. Boomer participants will create a solid business plan and learn the skills and knowledge to implement that plan.

They will learn how to size and segment markets; evaluate the competition, determine the best product/service offering, create a marketing plan and consider the impact of factors such as management background and location of the new enterprise.

“While boomers have proven skills, experience, talents and financial resources, they may not have had the opportunity to develop the broad business foundation to ensure small business success,” Jermain said. “This program helps you think through your business. It is a robust, fast paced, practical program.” More information is available from Dianne Lahaye at dlahaye@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1222.