LAWRENCE — The City of Lawrence Election Division is mailing the 2014 annual census to all residences in the City of Lawrence. The form is printed in Spanish and English. It is important to complete and return the form so that the residence of each household member is established. The census is also used to develop the voting list to be used during the year. Responses to the city census also provides the city of Lawrence with statistical information necessary to plan and allocate the delivery of public services to the residents of Lawrence.
The form must be completed and returned within 10 days or as soon as possible. Postage on each return envelope is pre-paid and the return address is pre-printed for your ease and convenience. The form may also be returned in person to: The City of Lawrence Board of Registrars, Room 4, 200 Common St. Please contact the Election/Census Division at 978-978-620-3290 if you need additional information.
Help Us Help Others fundraiser Feb. 15
HAVERHILL — The “Help Us Help Others” organization will host a gala event on Feb. 15 at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill to benefit the Common Ground Cafe in Haverhill and the Mission of Hope School. The event is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. and will include live entertainment, music by a DJ, as well as silent and live auctions. For tickets visit www.huhogala.org. Tickets are $45 each.
Buster Keaton movie to screen at church
ANDOVER — Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent film, “The General” will be shown Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. with organist accompanist for silent films Peter Krasinski playing the Fisk Organ at Christ Church, 33 Central St.
Recognized as one of the great silent films, the coordinated sound track was not yet part of the movie experience when “The General” was released. Krasinski will provide musical background to enhance the movie’s action and actor’s mood on the screen.
Krasinski is well-known nationally and in the Boston area. He has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University. In 2002, he won first prize in improvisation in the American Guild of Organists National Competition and was featured artist at their 2004 convention in Los Angeles.
Krasinski has performed at the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, Canada, Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, and at Methuen Memorial Music Hall.
Admission at the door is $15 adult, $10 senior/student or $35 family and can be paid in cash or check. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Matt Fradd at St. Augustine Church
ANDOVER — Students in 7th to 10th grades and their parents are invited to hear Matt Fradd, author of “The Love that Survives” Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex St. After attending World Youth Day in Rome, Fradd has been traveling the world spreading the message of living a life of purity. He has been guest speaker on the BBC, EWTN, ABC and Catholic Answers Live. He is also a keynote speaker for the chastityproject.com.
SNHU President’s List announced
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Students from the Merrimack Valley were named to the President’s List at Southern New Hampshire University for the Fall 2013 semester. Students must get a grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0 academic grade point average to be eligible.
Here’s who they are: Allison Anthony, Computer Information Technology, Bradford; Amanda Conti, Communication, Georgetown; Michelle Credit, Hospitality Business and Robin Garvin, Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psych both of Groveland; Andrew Dysart, Game Design and Development, Ashleigh Faro , Communication, Joseph Mercado, Computer Information Technology, Candace Neider, Game Design and development game and Kristy Robertson, Business Administration, all of Haverhill; Pedro Almonte, Business Studies in Marketing, Brianne Consentino, Baking and Pastry Arts and Niobys Diaz , Accounting and Finance all of Lawrence; Tammy Barnes, Accounting, Eric Eldred, Business Studies in Business Administration, Shannon LoConte Business Administration, Gregory McHale, Elementary Education, Roseann Myers, Healthcare Management and Rachel Winward Elementary Education all of Methuen; Bianca Barcelos, Business Administration and Jessica Cafarella, Marketing both of North Andover.
Events at Center at Punchard
ANDOVER — Following are upcoming events at The Center at Punchard/BoomerVenture, 30 Whittier Court. Pre-registration required for all events and space is limited. Open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org for our complete listings.
Inspired Retirement: You’ve Retired, Now What? Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.$4. Facilitator, Joe Ponti, former life coach, provides perspective to develop plans for a meaningful, rich retirement. Come with an empty notebook; leave with a plan.
Eating Your Feelings: Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $5. There are undeniable social and emotional aspects to the way we eat. Come and dig into what food means for you, and explore some healthy ways to nourish your whole self!
Men’s Breakfast: Friday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. Cost $4. Eagle Tribune sports writer Hector Longo will “take us out to the ball game” with his stories of the Patriots and more. Get the inside action from Hector’s “Two Minute Drill” with a true sports writers point of view on the local and national sports scene.
Taza Chocolate Factory Tour: Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $47 includes tour and lunch. Witness their unique process for making stone ground Mexican style dark chocolate.
Andover Sportsman Club: Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 3:00 p.m. $3. Frank Bleszinski, Vice President, discusses our local sportsman club whose objectives are to conserve, restore and manage game, fish and other wildlife in the Andover communities. Refreshments served.
Massachusetts State Programs to Keep you Healthy and at Home: Friday, Jan. 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free. Topics will include Home Modification low-to-no cost home loans; Prescription Advantage that can cover the “donut hole;” Pharmacy Out-reach medication related needs, and SHINE, which provides health insurance counseling.
Reboot Yourself – Get Organized!: Monday, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and 10 from 2 to 3 p.m. $12. Presented by Susan Walko, professional organizer.
Pre-registration required for all events and space is limited. Open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org.