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January 29, 2013

Chaplains ceremony Sunday


This hour-long session will also show you how experts review social media sites to screen applicants. Guest speakers are Tracy Grillo, senior manager, learning at Putnam Investments, Robyn Mather, founder and chief social brand builder for A Social State of Mind, and Christopher Merrill, director of admission at Central Catholic High School. This lecture is free and open to the public. Children, from grade five and up, are welcome and are encouraged to attend. More information is available by calling 978-521-4256 or visiting online at www.sjshav.com.

Opportunity Works set to begin auction

Bid on an African Safari, sporting events, restaurant gift certificates and more when Opportunity Works holds its 29th annual Lend-a-Hand Auction. The event is Feb. 23 from noon to 9 p.m. and will be televised live on local Comcast public access channels in the Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport communities, as well as streamed on the web through www.portmedia.org. A special preview and pre-bidding of all auction items will be open to the public Feb. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the R.A. Nock Middle School in Newburyport. This year, for the first time, you can pre-bid on some of the auction items at www.biddingforgood.com/opportunityworks, prior to Preview Night and the televised auction. Online bidding is from Feb. 4 to Feb. 18. High bids from the online auction will be transferred to Preview Night and those high bids will be transferred to the live televised auction. You must watch the live auction to make sure you are the highest bidder on your favorite items. Starting Jan. 30, some of the items will be available to view on Bidding for Good before the bidding opens.

For more information or to sign up for a Frequent Bidder Number for the live auction, contact Deborah Andrews at 978-462-6144, ext. 234 or deborah.andrews@opportunityworks.org. Opportunity Works supports 210 individuals from 19 communities in the Merrimack Valley through employment support, community-based day services, day habilitation and clinical and therapeutic services.

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