The Nettle Middle School Life Skills Program will hold its fifth annual faculty car wash on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school’s rear parking lot. The school is at 150 Boardman St. Rain date is May 31. About 20 students in the Life Skills Program will be washing cars and selling homemade snacks. There will also be raffles of gift baskets throughout the day. Car washes are $5 each. This event is being held to raise money for the purchase of pre-vocational curriculum and materials for the program. More information is available by contacting Kevin Beaudoin at 978-374-5792.
Learn about planting and growing medicinal herbs
Herbalist Suzanne Wicks will present a program titled “Culinary Herbs with a Medicinal Twist” on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Learn 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 plants and materials. For more information or to sign up for this workshop ($2 refundable registration fee) please contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Hilldale Cemetery cleanup is Friday
The Hilldale Cemetery Association and members of the Essex County Ghost Project will hold a Memorial Day weekend cleanup of the Hilldale Cemetery on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are invited to take part and the goal is to remove brush and debris, cut the grass, reset toppled gravestones on Soldiers Hill as well as install new flags that were donated. Please bring gloves and any yard equipment you can. To volunteer or for more information please contact Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.
Workshop on Solving Computer Aggravations planned
The Council on Aging will host a presentation by Miklos Jakos titled “Solving Computer Aggravations” on Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. The presentation will cover 20 of the most common aggravations a person can experience when using a computer. For more information or to register for this workshop please contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.