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May 7, 2014

Meeting planned on new school proposal

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The District Parent Council and the Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education will host an informational evening about the proposed new Hunking School on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

There will be a brief presentation of the project, followed by questions from the audience and discussion. More information is available from Herb Bergh at 978-697-5045 or communications@haverhilldpc.org.

NECC to host free student concert

Students from two Northern Essex Community College music courses — music technology: composition and audio recording II, which are part of the NECC audio recording certificate program, will present a free end-of-semester performance tonight at 7 in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

This free event is open to the public. More information is available from Michael Lecuyer at mlecuyer@necc.mass.edu.

NECC Jazz Ensemble performs tomorrow

Northern Essex Community College’s jazz ensemble will perform a free concert tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

The performance, which is open to the public, will feature classic jazz standards from composers including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. A small reception will follow the concert. Under the direction of Michael Lecuyer, the jazz ensemble includes trumpeter Lindsay Michaud of Lowell; vocalist Ashley Byron of Lowell, guitarist John Francavilla of Haverhill, guitarist Tad Baker of Salisbury, and guitarist Duncan Pringle of Londonderry, N.H. More information is available from Michael Lecuyer at mlecuyer@necc.mass.edu.

NECC Chamber Ensemble performs

Northern Essex Community College’s Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of NECC music professor Christina Dietrich, will perform a free concert on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. The public is invited.

The program includes opera arias as well as Broadway hits with instrumental works by Bach, Mozart, Delibes, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Schönberg, and others. More information is available from Christina Dietrich at cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

Life Long Learners program to focus on vampires

Northern Essex Community College English Professor Tom Greene will discuss “Why Vampires are Sexy” as part of NECC’s Life Long Learning program on May 15 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St.

Admission is $2.

Vampires have long fascinated the English-speaking world, beginning with Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, published more than a hundred years ago, which spawned a genre of tales about night-walkers who drink the blood of the living. Greene will outline the evolution of the modern vampire legend and reveal how vampires captivate us by addressing not only our deepest fears, but also our most secret desires.

Greene specializes in Victorian Literature and Cultural Studies. A Salem resident, he also works part time as a ghost tour guide.

Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public. For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming events, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Culinary herb presentation at Citizens Center

Herbalist Suzanne Wicks will discuss culinary herbs on May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Wicks will discuss the history of four herbs, how to grow and use them, and whether they have medicinal properties. Participants will plant an herb patio garden and receive recipes for using these four herbs. A door prize will be provided. There is a $10 fee for the cost of plants and materials. Please please bring your own 8-to 12-inch diameter by 12-inch high (maximum) decorative pot. To register for this program or for more information, call 978-374-2390.

Safety with the Seasons program at Citizens Center

Lesley Zamansky, RN, and Erica Venuti, RN, community health nurses for Guardian Healthcare will present Safety with the Seasons on May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Learn ways to stay safe and healthy, recognizing and caring for insect bites, protecting yourself from over exposure to heat and sun, proper nutrition/hydration, safety with mobility and fall prevention, and how the different seasons can affect your health. Luncheon will follow at 11 a.m. Goody bags will be handed out with informational material. To reserve your spot contact Mary Connolly at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.