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September 11, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign announced for October

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Eagle-Tribune is organizing a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for the month of October, and we want you to be a part of it.

We are looking for Greater Haverhill residents who have battled or are battling breast cancer, who have been otherwise touched by this disease, and who would like to share their stories.

Your stories will be used in our special news coverage next month, both in print and online at eagletribune.com, to help educate the community about all aspects of a breast cancer diagnosis, including detection, treatment, survival and support.

If you are interested in sharing your story or would like more information, contact Cheryl Lecesse at clecesse@salemnews.com or 978-338-2664.

Public meeting at Hilldale Cemeteryis set for Friday

The Hilldale Cemetery Association will hold a public tour and discussion on Friday at the Hilldale Cemetery to talk about ongoing efforts to clean and maintain the cemetery. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting is at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is to discuss and highlight the work that has been done at the cemetery and outline the work that still needs to be done. More information is available from Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Ghost huntis Saturday

The Essex County Ghost Project will hold its first ghost hunt of the Halloween season on Saturday at the Hilldale Cemetery. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the ghost hunt begins at 7 p.m. Please bring your camera, voice recorder and other paranormal investigation equipment. Cost is $10 per person and all proceeds go to Hilldale Cemetery restoration and maintenance fund. More information is available from Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Fundraiser for Sandown manis Saturday

A fundraiser for David Lambert of Sandown, N.H. will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion, 1314 Main St., Haverhill. This event is being held by family members to raise money for Lambert, who is battling glioblastoma brain cancer and has no health care coverage to pay for his medical bills as he was self employed. This event will feature more than $7,000 in raffle prizes as well as a silent auction, games, live music and food. A motorcycle ride will start at Fremont Machine and Tool, 810 Main St. (Rt. 107) in Fremont and end at the American Legion in Haverhill.

All riders must arrive between 11 and 11:15 a.m. The ride will commence at 11:30 a.m. to proceed to the Legion for arrival at noon. Stop in and see Ron or Nikki at Fremont Machine and Tool to sign a waiver and/or purchase tickets. You may also purchase event tickets online at www.thed1fund.com. The waiver is posted online as well so you can print it out, sign it and bring it with you to the event.

Lambert is known throughout the region for drag bike racing at New England Dragway. Lambert and his brother Ron Lambert operate Fremont Machine and Tool. Admission, which includes music and food, is $11 for ages 12 and over; $5 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children under 5. More information is available from Lambert’s sister, Kathy Meuse, at 603-702-3037 or email thed1fund@outlook.com.

Learn about the city’s shoe industry on Saturday at museum

The Buttonwoods Museum will present a family program on Haverhill’s shoe industry on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. This presentation is bring held in tandem with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked.”

The program includes a tour of the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop, designing your own 3D paper shoes to take home, a scavenger hunt and more. Cost is $5 for kids and $2 for adults. To register please email programs@haverhillhistory.org by tomorrow.

More information is available by calling 978-374-4626. The Haverhill Historical Society/Buttonwoods Museum is at 240 Water St.

Maine artist featured in ArtSpace

Maine artist Paul Oberst is presenting his large scale art installation titled “Banded/Cornered/Assembled” at Northern Essex Community College’s Bentley Library ArtSpace on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St., now through Oct. 12. An opening reception is on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.

“This show is an exploration of the NECC gallery with elements brought into the space to reconfigure and activate the environment,” says Oberst, who resides in Freedom, Maine. “A common challenge in all the work is how to make the maximum impact with the least amount of resources.”

Most recently, Oberst created the stage backdrop installation for the Boston Jazz Festival organized by Steve Provisor, Emerson College Theatre in Boston. He also has worked for the DeCordova museum.

The Bentley Library ArtSpace is open Monday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This ArtSpace exhibit is sponsored by the college’s Art & Design Dept. For more information contact Patricia Kidney at pkidney@necc.mass.edu or Marc Mannheimer at mmannheimer@necc.mass.edu.