---- — Northern Essex Community College will present “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 7 through Dec. 9 in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Presented in an intimate theater setting, this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic features NECC alumnus Mark Morrison of Georgetown as Scrooge. Fellow alumni Eric and Emily Salvi of Haverhill, as well as their three children Eric Jr., Ella, and Evie, also appear in the play. NECC professor Deirdre Budzyna and her husband John, residents of Newburyport, are directing this year’s production. Performances are Dec. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors (65 and over). Cost is $6 for children 6 and under. For more information contact Susan Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amvets Auxiliary December meeting date changed
The regular monthly meeting of the Amvets Ladies Auxiliary, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 11, will instead be held Thursday, Dec. 13. The meeting will be held at the same time and place, 7:30 p.m. at Amvets Post 147, 576 Primrose St.
Angles and Art to host photo exhibit
Shuttered Images, a photo exhibit, will be held at Angles and Art, 80 Wingate St., Dec. 7 through Jan. 31. Artist receptions are Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. More information is available form Harmke Lawrence at 978-372-2260 or email@example.com.
Community blood drive is Dec. 10
A community blood drive hosted by Haverhill High School’s Key Club and Haverhill Kiwanis is Monday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. in Haverhill High School’s cafeteria, 137 Monument St. You must be 17 or older, or 16 with a signed parental permission form, have a positive ID and meet the height weight requirements to donate. Before donating, get a good night’s sleep, have a healthy meal and try to avoid fatty foods. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit online at redcrossblood.org.
ID cards for seniors available Dec. 13
Secondary photo identification cards for seniors will be available at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Thursday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Seniors must bring at least one of the following primary photo identifications: Mass. driver’s license, U.S. passport, or Registry of Motor Vehicles Identification card. This event is sponsored by the Council on Aging, TRIAD, and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Council on Aging has New Year’s Eve Day party at Castleton
The Council on Aging and Best of Times will hold a New Year’s Eve Day party at Castleton in Windham, N.H. Entertainment will be provided by “One for the Road,” a Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tribute. Guests have their choice of maple Dijon glazed port loin w/apple chutney or chicken marsala. Dancing will be to the music of the Ray Cavicchio band. Tickets are $54 per person, and transportation is on your own. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Boys and Girls Club raffle offers $5,000 grand prize
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill is holding a Back-A-Kid Holiday Raffle featuring a grand prize of $5,000 and a runner-up prize of four tickets to see the Boston Celtics. Only 150 tickets will be sold at $100 each. All of the proceeds will go directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Haverhill’s 2012 Back-A-Kid campaign, which supports the club’s mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The drawing will be held Dec. 14. The winner will be notified. You do not need to be present to win. More information is available by calling the club at 978-374-6171.