EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 5, 2012

Free concert by Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus tomorrow

By Mike LaBella

---- — The Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus of Nashua will present a free holiday concert tomorrow Friday (Dec. 7) in the upper level of St. James Church on Winter Street. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Penacook Place to hold Wreath for Dreams exhibition Dec. 11

Penacook Place will hold its first Wreath for Dreams exhibition Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and cookies while viewing beautifully decorated wreaths. Raffle tickets to win the wreaths will be available at the reception desk. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds benefit Penacook’s Tree of Dreams program. Please RSVP to Rosanne at 978-374-0707, ext. 148.

Haverhill High School to present Madrigal Dinner

Haverhill High School will host its third Madrigal Dinner Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. This special event is a comic recreation of a medieval feast celebrating the 12 days of Christmas and is being presented by the high school’s chorus, band, drama club and art club. The evening includes old English carols, holiday band music, and a skit involving knights, a dragon and Halley’s Comet. Tables will be set up in the pit and tickets are limited to 80 people. Tickets are being sold in advance and are $10 each. The meal will be supplied by the Chicken Connection. Haverhill High School is at 137 Monument St.

NECC course

on the Middle East

A history course titled “The Modern Middle East” will be offered at Northern Essex Community College during the 2013 spring semester. This three-credit college course will be taught by NECC history and government professor Dr. Steve Russell on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 to 3 p.m., beginning Jan. 24. This course will explore the following questions: What has happened with the “Arab Spring,” Why is religion so important there? How can Palestine and Israel make peace? What are the issues surrounding Iranian nuclear capability? Why is the United States so involved there? and How do we explain society, economy, and politics there? For more information contact Dr. Steve Russell at srussell@necc.mass.edu or to register call 978-556-3700.

NECC to offer study abroad courses

Northern Essex Community College is offering two international courses: “Introduction to Archaeology: a Site Exploration of Ancient Turkey,” and “Field Studies in Natural Systems: the Bio-geology of Belize.” Classes will meet during four Saturday sessions on the college’s Haverhill campus. The program includes an 11-day trip to Turkey or Belize. “These trips will allow students to experience a new culture, explore new cities and ruins, and have an experience of a lifetime,” said Marcy Yeager, NECC’s international studies coordinator. Students are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who qualify can have the cost of the trip covered by financial aid. For more information about the Archeology course, contact Kristi Arford at karford@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3353, or Habib Maagoul at hmaagoul@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3344. For more information about the Bio-geology course, contact Ken Thomas at kthomas@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3516 or Marcy Yeager at myeager@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3326.

Holiday craft fair

at castle

Winnekenni Castle will host a Holiday Craft and Gift Faire Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. The event will feature unique and hand-crafted gift items, including jewelry, holiday decor, home goods, original gifts, special one-of-a-kind items, door prizes and more. Refreshments will be available. For a vendor application, send an email to winnekenni@yahoo.com. Please include your name, contact information and a description of merchandise to be vended. Please include photos and links to any online information about your wares. Holiday themed items, as well as modestly priced and small gifts do well at this fair.