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January 3, 2014

Discuss 15 books in 15 minutes in Plaistow

PLAISTOW — The Plaistow library book group will be discussing 15 books in 15 minutes on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Join Kelli, Anita, and Raven as they discuss their five favorite books for five minutes each.

All are welcome to bring a favorite book to discuss with the group.

Learn CPR and more at Salem senior center

SALEM — An American Heart Association course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use will be offered Monday, Jan. 13.

The course, for high school students and adults, is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Way.

The cost is $55.The course will also teach how to help someone who is choking.

Kids, join a crochet group in Plaistow

PLAISTOW — Crochet for Kids will hold their first meeting on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Plaistow library.

They will be meeting every other week. Recommended ages are 5 to 10. Materials are provided.

Postponed Christmas concert is Sunday

METHUEN — A Christmas concert which was postponed due to the storm in December, will be held Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 22 Plymouth St.

Participating will be Lori Charette-McLaughlin, music coordinator at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish; John A. Middleton -Cox of the New England Tenors and “Central Harmony” the accapella group from Central Catholic High School, under the direction of Maureen Dougan. Musicians are the Rev. Scott Ness, Christine Torres-Vega, Rayna Merryfield, Diane Lafond, David Comtois and Sean Casey.

Free, but donations accepted. Refreshments follow in Duperry Hall.

Film looks at Jewish legacy on Broadway

ANDOVER — “Broadway Musicals, A Jewish Legacy,” a film examining the role of Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim will be shown Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road.

The movie is narrated by Joel Grey and includes interviews with songwriters and stars including Mel Brooks.

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