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March 20, 2013

South Lawrence West Little League tryouts Sunday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — The South Lawrence West Little League has scheduled tryouts for baseball and softball Sunday at Lawrence High School, 70 North Parish Road.

The times are: Noon-1 p.m. for ages 8 and 9; 1-2 p.m. for ages 10 and 11; 2-3 p.m. for age12 and 3-4 p.m. for age 13 and older for softball only.

Registrations will be accepted the day of tryouts. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 1/2 hour early to tryouts to register your child.

Other important dates: Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m., Mt. Vernon park cleanup. Please bring rakes, bags and blowers to help clean up fields.

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. Mt. Vernon Park for opening day ceremony.

Please go to www.slwll.org for additional information!

Boys and Girls Club hosts celebrity cocktail event

The Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence invite you to join them at Andolini’s, 19 Essex Street, Andover on Wednesday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m. meet and greet its guest celebrity bartenders, as well as the club’s directors and members of the 1897 Club and to learn about the programs provided to thousands of children each year.

There will be cocktails with celebrity bartenders, complimentary appetizers. Cash bar. Donations welcome. Guests are asked to bring goggles or a new swimsuit of any size to the event to support the Club’s summer swim program. For more information contact:

Elaine Burke at emb443@verizon.net or call 978.682.2584

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is to maintain a Club for all youth without distinction to race, gender, color or creed, to provide behavior guidance and to promote the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development for all of its members. For more information, visit www.lawrencebgc.com.

NECC students spend the day at New Balance

LAWRENCE — Seventeen students from Northern Essex Community College’s Lawrence Campus visited New Balance’s facility in Lawrence on Wednesday, Feb. 27, as part of a Career Bridge Outreach Program, designed to introduce students to career options.

While at New Balance, the students listened to presentations from employees about their roles within the company and their educational and career pathways. The students also received a tour of the Sports Lab. The day ended with an interactive presentation on professionalism in the hiring process and in the workplace; focusing specifically on resumes, interviews, social media, and the importance of networking. Before the visit, students were prepped on the importance of professionalism in behavior and dress.

“It was important that the program expose the students to a variety of career options and to give them experience in a workplace setting. My goal was to help the students feel better prepared for success in their future careers,” said Ashley Bragger, a higher education master’s fellow from Merrimack College, who coordinated the program and organized the visit.

The New Balance facility in Lawrence is home to the company’s footwear design and development teams, retail management, and one of the five manufacturing plants in New England.

For more information on Northern Essex Community College’s Career Bridges Program, contact Bragger at abragger@necc.mass.edu.

“Shop for a Cause” March 23 and 24

SALISBURY — The public is invited to attend the Clothes for Hope “Shop for a Cause” event at 114 Bridge Road (Route 1) Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m., respectively, to purchase famous designer and brand name merchandise and accessories at discount prices. The proceeds will help educate children from the New Seed International School and Orphanage in Ho, Ghana.

Founded by 18-year-old Newburyport High School senior Lauren Sundstrom, Clothes for Hope is a non-profit organization that is fueled by the annual sale of new and very gently used clothing.

Last year’s profits of nearly $30,000 enabled the group to build Clothes for Hope Middle School and the Library for New Seed International. It also funded the purchase of new computers, whiteboards, countless school supplies and more than 100 desks for those facilities.

Clothing for the sale has been donated from the likes of: French Lessons Boutique, Amy Williams Boutique, John Farley Clothiers, Pretty Poppy, Zia Clothing Outlet, Marc Jacobs, Victorinox, Silver Jeans, Tommy Bahama, Martin Dingman Leather Belts, and John Forsyth Shirt Co.

MVCC Women in Business series Friday

ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Women in Business and Health Care Series Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road. Featured speaker will be Christie Hager, J.D., M.P.H, President Obama’s New England Regional Director of the United States Department of health and Human Services. Event includes a full hot luncheon. Cost is $28 for members, $60 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.