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May 16, 2013

Annual school yard sale planned

St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish will hold its annual yard sale on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower schoolyard, 56 Oak Terrace.

Donations of items are being accepted, with the exception of major electronic items such as computers, monitors and appliances.

COA trips offered

The Council on Aging is offering several new travel opportunities.

A bus and rail excursion to Portland aboard the Downeaster is Saturday, July 13. Cost is $89 per person.

A summer sail on the schooner Thomas E. Lannon and a visit to Gloucester and Rockport is Wednesday, July 31. Cost is $95 per person.

A Boston Harbor Cruise to Provincetown is planned for Saturday, Aug. 3. Cost is $94 per person.

An overnight trip to Tanglewood for a BSO concert with fireworks and the Berkshires is Aug. 6 and 7. The trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, one night hotel at the Comfort Inn in Pittsfield, full course luncheon, BSO concert, and admissions to Chesterwood, Naumkeag and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Cost is $299 per person, double occupancy. For more information about these and other trips contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Prostate cancer talk

PSA Testing Controversies, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Urologic Surgeon Christopher P. Birdsall, MD will be held on Tuesday, June 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Birdsall will discuss the Preventive Services Task Force PSA screening recommendations, the American Urologic Association PSA screening guidelines and appropriate PSA use in the screening and monitoring setting.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation.

For more information or to register contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

NECC offers continuing education courses for accountants

The recently named Sidney G. Kotzen Institute of Continuing Professional Education for Accountants at Northern Essex Community College will offer a number of spring/summer 2013 Continuing Professional Education courses for tax professionals. The courses include: An Honest Look at Ethics for CPAs and Other Financial Professionals (May 29); Using the 1040 as a Tax and Financial Planning Tool (May 30); Introductory and Advanced QuickBooks 2012 for CPAs and Other Tax Professionals (June 5); Mass Tax Update (June 6); Excel Tips and Tricks for Financial Professionals (June 13); Tips and Traps for Sales & Use Taxes in a Multistate Environment (June 14); Fraud Detection: Forensic Accounting (June 19); Tax and Legal Aspects of Buying and Selling a Small Business (June 20); Real Estate Transaction Overview (June 21) and Federal, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire Taxation of LLCs: The Basics and Recent Developments (June 27).

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