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April 30, 2013

NECC class to present folk tales

The Northern Essex Community College Children’s Theater Class will present three folk tales which have been adapted for the stage on Saturday at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

The plays are “The Star Bearer,” an Egyptian creation story adapted by Royal Grant; “Mother Holle,” a fable by the Brothers Grimm and adapted by Robert Mantegani, and “The Chief’s Daughters,” a Native American folktale adapted by Lissangy Rodriguez. The running time is approximately 45 minutes. There will be a talk-back period after the 11 a.m. show so that children can interact with the performers and crew. For more information please contact Susan Sanders at 978-556-3374 or ssanders@necc.mass.edu.

Celebrity chef comes to help Emmaus

The nation’s newest celebrity chef Kristen Kish of Boston is the featured guest at the inaugural Spring Celebrity Series event to benefit Emmaus.

In February, Kish won the culinary competition series “Top Chef Seattle: Season 10” on the Bravo network. Kish will prepare a dish, discuss her technique and take questions from the audience.

The event takes place May 8, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 6:15, at the Rogers Center for the Arts on the campus of Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover.

Kish plans and prepares the dining experience each day at Stir, which is located in Boston’s South End. The store is one in a series of kitchens and restaurants that are the brainchild of Chef Barbara Lynch, whom Kish credits with expanding her culinary horizons.

Proceeds from the Spring Celebrity Series event will benefit Emmaus’ operating budget and support programs such as emergency shelter, adult education and meals.

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