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December 12, 2013

Holiday highlights

Events, concerts and other seasonal happenings Â

The Hatherly Players Christmas benefit concert

The Hatherly Players will be putting on a Christmas benefit concert on Friday Dec. 13 and Saturday Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Methuen. At least fifty percent of the proceeds from the show will benefit a local family whose house was heavily damaged in a fire. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors and $15 for kids younger than twelve years old. Guests that bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots will receive $10 off admission. For more information email hatherly.players@gmail.com or call 978-494-4134.

‘A Christmas Carol’ at NECC

While some may think of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as a classic, at Northern Essex Community College it is a tradition. The cast is comprised of an eclectic mix of NECC students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as their family members.

The play will be performed in the Chet Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Performances are Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and senior citizens and $5 for children 6 and under. They can be purchased at the door or through www.mvarts.info.

N.E. Civic Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Local dancers will fill the stage at the New England Civic Ballet’s annual performances of the “The Nutcracker.”

The ballet will be performed at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newenglandcivicballet.org or by calling the studio at 978-975-0289. Ticket prices are $25 for adults; $22 for children and seniors. Group rates are available. For more information contact director Phyllis George at New England Civic Ballet studios, 978-975-0289.

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