---- — WINDHAM — Night bridge work will affect overnight traffic on Route 111 in Windham on Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Dec. 27.
Crews are installing steel for the Interstate 93 south bridge over Route 111. State transportation officials said that will require closing Route 111 and rerouting traffic between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Signs and officers will redirect traffic.
Additional closures are expected in the coming weeks.
Traffic on I-93 will not be affected.
Salem Town Hall, senior center, close early
SALEM — Town Hall and the Ingram Senior Center will close early on Christmas and New Year’s eves.
Both will shut down at noon on Christmas Eve. There will be no programs or lunch served at the senior center that day.
Town Hall and the senior center will close at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Programs and lunch will be offered at the center that day.
Schedule changes for library Special Collections room
HAVERHILL — The Special Collections room at the public library will open with different hours in the new year.
The room will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., instead of Wednesday and Friday. Special Collections houses Massachusetts Vital Statistics, Haverhill photos, Haverhill High yearbooks, historical information about the city and genealogy resources. Visit the library online at haverhillpl.org or contact Carol Verny at 978-373-1586, ext. 621.
Haverhill library closed on Christmas and New Year’s
HAVERHILL — The public library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday.
The library will reopen Dec. 26 at 9 a.m. It will also close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The library will reopen Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. Visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586 for more information.
Guilmette school receives funds for wellness program
LAWRENCE — Guilmette Elementary School has been awarded $1,635 from Smart Choice to support the school’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program and add more whole grains to breakfast. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League that helps students to eat healthy and be active.
“Through our partnership with Fuel Up to Play 60, we are able to provide nutrient-rich foods that meet or exceed the very latest USDA standards. We are confident that by working with Fuel Up to Play 60 we will be able to develop better student nutrition lifestyles,”said Jack Anderson, president of J.S.B. Industries, parent company of Smart Choice.
Guilmette Elementary School was selected from among hundreds of schools across the country that applied for funding to help them jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Tomorrow, students will get a chance to taste Smart Choice whole grain products, participate in nutrition trivia and a physical activity, and run relay races with New England Patriots Mascot Pat Patriot.
“It is extremely important to us as a school to give our students as many opportunities as we can to be physically active and ensure that they are eating a good breakfast,” said physical education teacher Casey Grange.
Andover Sr. Center schedules events
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION: Friday, Dec. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5. There will be food, fun and entertainment with Russ McQueen, musician.
BRIDGE BEYOND THE BASICS: Starts Jan. 7: from 10 a.m. to noon; $85 for four-week session. This is the perfect bridge class for advanced beginners and everyone who plays bridge at home.
THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION: “TO WIN WE MUST LOSE”: Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb.12. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $12. Learn more about the obesity epidemic that is threatening the lives of almost 50 percent of all Americans. Discuss National Institute of Health-based HBO series about the choices that can be made to turn around this national epidemic. Facilitator Judy Yelle, MSN.
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS: FROM WASHINGTON TO OBAMA: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $4. Who delivered the longest inaugural speech? Who delivered the shortest? Who moved the date from March 4th to Jan. 20 and why? Find out the answers from Richard Padova, PhD Northern Essex Community College History & Global Studies Dept.
COPING WITH CAREGIVING: Thursdays, Jan.10-31 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Join four local experts to explore important aspects of the Caregiving journey. A hot dinner will be provided each night at 6:30 with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. See www.boomerventure.com or call for information.
The senior center is located at 30 Whittier Court. Pre-registration requested for all events. Open to entire community, pending space. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit andoverseniorcenter.org for our complete listings.