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January 28, 2008

Anger management class offered

An adult anger management class titled "What's Good About Anger" will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 301, City Hall, Feb. 6 through March 26. Cost is $35 per person and includes book and notebook.

"What's Good About Anger" will benefit all adults (age 18 or older) who would like to better manage their anger. Those ordered by the court in Haverhill to attend anger management classes may receive a signed certificate after successful completion of the course.

Participants will learn about triggers for anger; how to rate your anger and evaluate your progress; when anger is good; defusing anger by managing stress; how changing your thinking can help control anger; anger and assertiveness; managing conflict; turning anger into forgiveness; Biblical examples of anger; and the role faith plays in anger management.

Instructor is the Rev. Philip Meher, senior pastor of Haverhill Alliance Church. Meher is certified by the What's Good About Anger Institute for Anger Management.

This class is limited to the first 25 students. Please call the Haverhill Alliance Church office at 978-374-0646 to reserve a seat.

Ruth's House seeks volunteers

If you have some free time, a pickup truck, van or SUV, Ruth's House in Haverhill could use your help. Please call Ida at Ruth's House at 978- 521-5575.

Ruth's House, a nonprofit, nondenominational thrift store, is also accepting donations of pots, pans, dishes, bedding and towels. Items can be dropped off Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ruth's House is closed on Sunday and Monday. Ruth's House is at 26-30 Lafayette Square.

Pre-Super Bowl piano recital

The Essex Chamber Music Players present recording artist David Pihl in a pre-Super Bowl piano recital, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the Technology Center of Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. The program features works of Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin and William Thomas McKinley. This recital is a fundraiser for ECMP concerts.

Pihl has performed in concerts and festivals in Germany, the Czech Republic, and at numerous colleges in the United States. Along with Michael Finegold, Pihl is a founding member of the Essex Chamber Music Players of Massachusetts. NECC's Technology Center is handicap-accessible. General admission is $10 and $5 for students. Free for NECC students with a college ID.

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