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November 1, 2012

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Additional performances are Nov. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. This adaptation will be directed by NECC student Brianne Beatrice of Marblehead.

Tickets are available at the door the day of the play or online at MVArts.info. General admission is $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens. More information is available from Susan Sanders at 978-556-3374.

Methuen Village launches ‘PhotoVoice Project’

METHUEN - Methuen Village announced the opening of The PhotoVoice Project, a distinctive exhibit featuring the photographs and writing of older adults living in the community’s assisted living and Compass Memory Support neighborhoods.

The opening reception for the exhibit is Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Methuen Village, 4 Gleason St. The public is invited to attend to view the works and will have an opportunity to meet the artists.

The PhotoVoice Project was developed by several researchers at the University of Michigan to enable individuals with disabilities to identify, represent and articulate aspects of their lives by working with cameras to capture images of interest and then giving meaning to those images through words.

Senior Living Residences, the Boston-based company which manages the daily operations of Methuen Village and created Compass Memory Support, is the first assisted living company in the United States to adapt this program for individuals living with different types of dementia.

Exhibiting the work at the end of the six-week project in a public space creates a forum for dialogue, awareness and solidarity with individuals living with memory loss who are often isolated and misunderstood by society.

For more information, visit www.methuenvillage.com or call 978.685.2220.

Performances of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ begin tomorrow

Northern Essex Community College’s Top Notch Players will present the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the college’s Haverhill campus.

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