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April 26, 2013

NECC Chorus plans spring concert, covering 500 years


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Musical selections from the last 500 years will be performed by the Northern Essex Community College Chorus during the annual spring choir concert on May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Admission is $5.

The concert features music from Thomas Morley, the “Habanera” aria from the opera “Carmen’’ by George Bizet, “Spinning Song” from the opera “The Flying Dutchman’’ by Richard Wagner, and a contemporary arrangement of work by John Williams.

Chorus members include Bonnie Surowiec of Amesbury; Derek Charlesworth, Shayna Leavy, Lissangy Rodriguez and Dan Smith, all of Haverhill; Angilyne Bailey and Sergia Rosa, both of Lawrence; Heather Rydstrom of Windham; John Rodgers of Derry; NECC chorus director Alisa Bucchiere of West Newbury; Jillian Scaccia of Kittery, Maine; Summer LeCain of Andover; Rob Hamel of North Andover; Heather Trainor of Merrimac; Coty Markee of Byfield; and Amanda Clooney of Methuen.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information contact Alisa Bucchiere at abucchiere@necc.mass.edu.

Trivia Night to support education

The Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education will host its semi-annual Trivia Night on May 4 in the Galleria at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St.

Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. The competition starts at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. Teams of two to eight members are required to register and pay the entry fee in advance at www.HaverhillEducationFoundation.org or by calling 978-697-5620. First prize is $300, second prize $100 and third prize $50. A special Haverhill round offers a prize of $50.

The foundation is a volunteer, nonprofit organization which supports programs and projects in Haverhill public schools. Trivia Night is sponsored by Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank and the Haverhill Firefighters Union. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the foundation at hfee@comcast.net or 978-697-5620.

Lions Club to hold Comedy Night

The Haverhill Lions Club will hold its annual Comedy Night on May 18 at the Roma Restaurant in Bradford.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for those who would like to have dinner before the show and get good seats. The show features comedian Bucky Lewis and will start at 8 p.m. Please note the show will include adult humor. There will be raffles to help raise money for the Haverhill Lions charities. Tickets are $20 per person.

The Lions Club serves people in the community by purchasing eyeglasses and providing eye exams for those who cannot afford them, serving the homeless, donating to school groups and providing donations to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund.

The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Restaurant on Essex Street. For more information about the Comedy Night or the Haverhill Lions Club please contact Sharon Pecci at pechgram@gmail.com.

Talk on diabetic foot exams

The Importance of Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exams, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon David Greenblott, DPM will be held on May 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Greenblott, from Merrimack Valley Foot Specialists in Haverhill, will talk about sural nerve conduction studies, vascular testing for peripheral artery disease, the role of a thorough gait exam and gait scan testing, and types of shoes for diabetic foot care. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required as seating is limited. One free contact hour for nursing. To register or for more information call 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Benefit gala for veterans May 15

A “Serving Those Who Serve Us” benefit gala, hosted by the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, is May 15 and will be highlighted by an appearance by Gen. George Casey, Jr. the former Commander of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq and the 36th U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

Ticket sales to the public will help fund mental health services for military men, women and families in various facilities throughout the area, including the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill. The gala will be held at the Seaport Hotel, Seaport Boulevard, Boston. Self-parking is available at the Seaport Boston Parking Garage located on Seaport Boulevard. Valet parking is also available at the main entrance of the Seaport Hotel.

Individual tickets are available at $200 and tables can be reserved for $1,750 by calling 617-327-6777, ext. 1231, or online at www.mspp.edu/gala. Cocktails and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Dinner and program starts at 7 p.m.