EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 28, 2012

Christmas at the Buttonwoods senior citizen day tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Tomorrow is senior citizens day at the 11th annual "Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees."

Seniors receive a $1 discount off the regular $4 senior admission. General admission is $5 for adults. Admission is free for children age 13 and younger. The attraction is open tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Accordionist Paul Gosselin performs from noon to 1 p.m. A candlelight Buttonwoods Museum tour is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday is family day. Santa will visit from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Crafts with Lisa Sadd are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday story time is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Classic holiday movie time is from 3 to 4 p.m. The attraction will be open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For a complete schedule of events visit online at haverhillhistory.org.

Holiday bake sale planned

The Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis of Holy Apostles Sts. Peter and Paul Church will have its annual holiday bake sale Dec. 23.

People wishing to preorder Greek pastries and tsourekia are asked to contact Valerie Gounaris at 978-478-7991 or val926@comcast.net. Available items include: Tsourekia (sweet bread) at $7 each, baklava at $3 each, kourambiedes (white powdered cookies) at $1 each, finikia (walnut cookies) at $ each, and koulourakia (braided cookies) at $3 for a bag of six and $6 for a bag of 12.

The ordering deadline is Dec. 1. Prepayments can be made by cash or a check payable to Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis. Pickup dates are Dec. 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St.. Proceeds will go to various charities, including the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, the American Heart and Cancer societies, and a variety of social services. The Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis is as nonprofit organization.

School holds spaghetti supper tomorrow

St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish will hold a spaghetti supper tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m.

This event is open to the public. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The event also features games, raffles and a sweet shop for children. The school is at 56 Oak Terrace. Visit online at sjshav.com.

Christmas carnival and fair Saturday

St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish will hold its annual Christmas Carnival & Craft Fair on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is open to the public. The school is at 56 Oak Terrace. Visit online at sjshav.com.

Talk on breast care for the elderly Tuesday

Breast Care in the Elderly, a Medical Meet the Expert seminar with General Surgeon Kathryn Hughes, MD, is Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium.

Hughes will discuss breast cancer risk in elderly women, breast cancer screening strategies for elderly women, and the latest treatment and management of breast cancer in elderly women. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. One free contact hour in nursing is awarded at the end of the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

Merrimack valley Hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. For more information or to register, please call 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org. This program meets the criteria for continuing education in nursing in Massachusetts pursuant to 244 CMR 5.04, The Board of Registration in Nursing Rule and Regulations.

Church offers musical holiday performances

HAMPSTEAD — The Interfaith Choir offers its gift of music – Rejoice and Be Merry – in two free holiday performances this year.

The first performance is Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead. The second performance is Dec. 9at 4 p.m. at Londonderry United Methodist Church, 258 Mammoth Road, Londonderry.

Celebrating its 47th year, the choir is composed of members from more than 20 local churches who are brought together by their common love of music and a desire to spread the Christmas message through instrument and voice. Director is Cindy Ladew and accompanist is Ginny Legare. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments and fellowship will follow. More information is available by calling 603-432-4786.

Winter concert planned

HAMPSTEAD — The Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series in Hampstead will present its first winter concert Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School.

The Don Campbell Band will present a blend of holiday and country crossover music. The five-piece band is based in New England and performs more than 200 concerts a year between Maine and Nashville. The performance is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Committee.

Suggested admission is a donation of a food item for the St. Anne food pantry or an item for the Military Support Club at Hampstead Middle School, to be sent to the troops. Suggestions include puzzle books, M&Ms, hard candy and phone cards. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047.