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November 1, 2012

Dempsey pre-election breakfast Sunday

State Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill will hold his annual pre-election breakfast on Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Amvets hall, 576 Primrose St.

Tickets are available at the door and are $2.50 for children and senior citizens and $5 for adults. Candidates for state and federal offices have been invited.

Performances of 'Arsenic and Old Lace' begin tomorrow

Northern Essex Community College’s Top Notch Players will present the classic comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the college's Haverhill campus.

Additional performances are Nov. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. This adaptation will be directed by NECC student Brianne Beatrice of Marblehead. This classic comedy follows the antics of the murderous Brewster family. Written by Joseph Kesselring, this play gained notoriety when it was adapted for a film featuring Cary Grant.

Tickets are available at the door the day of the play or online at MVArts.info. General admission is $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens. More information is available from Susan Sanders at 978-556-3374. The cast includes Haverhill residents Will MacDonald as Dr. Einstein, Danielle Ryan as Officer Klein and Katelyn Demers as Martha Brewster. Alex Spinelli of Plaistow plays Mortimer Brewster.

Free seminar on Dementia-related mood disorders

Treatment of Mood Disorders Associated with Dementia, a free medical Meet the Expert seminar with Neuropsychologist Buck Woo, Ph.D., is Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium.

Woo will help attendees understand the difference between mood disorders for normal aging versus dementia syndromes; the use of neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging and other clinical measures to identify different types of anxiety, depression, and agitation; treatment approaches based on stage and severity of dementia syndromes and strengths; and limitations of different behavioral and medical treatments for mood disorders associated with dementia.

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