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February 27, 2014

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---- — Get a taste of summer with “On Golden Pond” at the Leddy Center

The movie is a classic New England summer story. Now, at the end of a long winter, the Leddy Center in Epping, N.H., is bringing viewers the chance to see “On Golden Pond” in its original format: a play. The Tony award-winning script by New Hampshire’s Ernest Thompson tells the story of Norman Thayer (Gary Noseworthy of Newmarket) and his wife, Ethel (Sheila Allen-Harris of Epping), who are celebrating their 48th summer at their lake house and navigating the challenges of relationships with their friends and family.

Elaine Gatchell is directing the show, which will open March 14 and run through the the 23rd. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Sundays and the one Wednesday are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and available online at www.leddycenter.org or by calling the Leddy box office at 603-679-2781, Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ellis Paul at Crossroads Coffeehouse

New and old voices in folk music are coming together at the Crossroads Coffeehouse next Saturday night when Ellis Paul and Rebecca Loebe take to the stage.

Paul is one of the most respected singer-songwriters on the American folk scene and will be playing a preview of his new record. He has been active on the folk scene since the early 1990s and is credited with increasing the genre’s popularity.

Rebecca Loebe is a new voice in folk music. She appeared on the first season of the TV show “The Voice,” and has become a hit since then.

The coffeehouse is located at the North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets are $20 and can be bought online at www.crossroads-coffeehouse.org or at the door as they are available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Award-winning Latina journalist to speak at Lawrence High School

Coming of age and what it means to be a Latino in American today will be explored next Thursday, March 6, when Raquel Cepeda, author of “Bird of Paradise: How I Became a Latina” visits Lawrence High School. Cepeda will give a talk entitled “Debunking and Redefining the ‘American Dream’” in the context of her book.

Cepeda is an award-winning journalist, cultural activist and documentary filmmaker. She was born in Harlem to Dominican parents and spent a year in New York City and Santo Domingo exploring her ancestry and identity. Cepeda has written about identity, race, Latino issues, hip-hop culture and travel for The New York Times, The Village Voice, CNN.com, and the Associated Press.

The event is a White Fund Lecture being held in partnership with Northern Essex Community College. It will take place from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road, Lawrence. The presentation is free and open to the public.