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October 5, 2012

Last day to register to vote is Oct. 17

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Oct. 17 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election.

The city clerk’s office in City Hall, 4 Summer St,, will have extended hours that day, opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. United States citizens and Massachusetts residents who will be 18 on or before election day are eligible to vote. Those registering by email registration must have those forms postmarked no later than Oct. 17.

Chowderfest postponed to Oct. 14

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the annual Chowderfest event has been postponed one week, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14.

Visitors to the event can sample chowders form the region’s finest restaurants and caterers and vote for their favorites. The afternoon will packed with entertainment, featuring big band music by Itchy Feet!, Steel Pan Music performances by Toby Tobas, and the headliner band The B St. Bombers.

There will be fun for all ages, including a children’s activities, a bouncy house, games, a live performance by the Roaring Duck Puppets, and shopping at Creative Haverhill’s mobile art shop. Chowder sampling concludes at 3:30 p.m., followed by judging and ballot counting. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the festival. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event is presented by the Winnekenni Foundation, Inc. and sponsored by Haverhill Bank and Trinity EMS.

Church hosts road race, rosary walk, pancake breakfast

St. James Parish will host its third annual 5K Road Race and Rosary Walk on Oct. 28 to benefit Emmaus House, the Pregnancy Care Center and parish activities.

The run starts at 10 a.m. at St. James School, winds up Primrose Street and onto Main Street, down White Street and then back along Primrose to the school. The rosary walk starts at 10:10 a.m. and goes through the cemetery. Participants will be treated to a free pancake breakfast.

NECC offers piano masters workshops

Northern Essex Community College will offer two free masters workshops in the art of piano playing by renowned NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Technology Center on the Haverhill campus.

The purpose of the workshops will be to give piano players the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. Students at all levels of playing ability will benefit from attending these workshops.

Dietrich has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras. She has performed on the stages of Jordan Hall in Boston, Symphony Hall in Boston, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.

For more information about these workshops or about the music program at Northern Essex, contact Ken Langer, coordinator of the program, at 978-556-3223 or klanger@necc.mass.edu.