EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 25, 2013

Free electronics recycling in Methuen April 20

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN — The city will be hosting a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 20. On that day, residents will be able to drop off cell phones, computers, TVs, monitors, and other electronics at the Methuen Transfer Station on Huntington Ave. Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and noon on that day.

It is being coordinated with E. L. Harvey & Sons, which is the city’s recycling vendor. Residents will be asked to present identification showing that they are residents of Methuen, and be limited to five large items for recycling.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to safely recycle their old electronic items,” said Matt Zettek, the City’s Recycling Coordinator. “Not to mention this is great for the environment.”

Details on items that can and cannot be accepted can be found on the City of Methuen’s website or by calling the Department of Public Works at 978-983-8545.

UMass Lowell creates Center for Portuguese Partnerships

LOWELL — The University of Massachusetts Lowell will establish a new cultural and academic center as a resource for the university and community to explore and celebrate the history and contributions of Portuguese people in the United States and abroad.

The center will sponsor local events, offer study-abroad programs and coordinate faculty collaborations with Portuguese universities in Lisbon and Braga. Portuguese language and culture courses will also be offered through UMass Lowell’s Cultural Studies Department.

The new UMass Lowell center is funded in part by generous gifts from UMass Lowell alumnus Mark Saab ‘81 and Elisia Saab of Lowell and Luis Pedroso of Hampton, N.H.

University and community leaders will launch the Center for Portuguese Partnerships during a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell.

Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to contact artsandideas@uml.edu or 978-934-2957 in advance.

Tower Hill Associationmeets Wednesday

LAWRENCE — The next general meeting for the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday, March 27.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at OLGC Parish Judson Hall, directly behind St. Augustine’s Chapel, 526 Lowell St.

Attendees will be able to speak to representatives from the police and fire departments along with attending elected officials. Light refreshments will be available. For additional information call THNA President, Dan Clark, 978-902-0595 or email thna@thnalawrence.com. All THNA meetings are open to the public.

Life long learning program to offer Genealogy 101

HAVERHILL — This spring, Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program will offer a Genealogy 101 course with Marcelle Greenbaum of Haverhill.

This course will be taught on Mondays from noon to 2 p.m. March 25 through April 29 (no class April 15) in the Building A Pailes Room located on the top floor of the library on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Cost of the class is $30.

The course will help you learn about your own history by getting you started on your family tree.

At the end of the class, participants will each have their own family tree as well as a better understanding of their family history.

Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.

For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming Life Long Learning events, contact Charlene Boucher, Life Long Learning coordinator, at 978-659-1225, or cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Spring Fling Art Show funds scholarships in Salem

SALEM — The Greater Salem Artists Association hosts its 27th annual Spring Fling Art Show and Sale on April 20 at Woodbury School.

All proceeds benefit the association and fund a scholarship for a promising local art student. Each year, a scholarship is awarded at the organization’s January monthly meeting.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artists and their guests will share original paintings, prints and note cards for exhibit and purchase. Those who attend can meet the artists and check out the exhibit of paintings offered for competition. Adult and student artists will compete for ribbons and prizes.

There will also be a Cookie Walk. People can buy a box of homemade cookies for $5 and enter a raffle for a chance to win art or other prizes. The event will also feature live music as well as refreshments. The school is at 206 Main St.

Windham club helps with Literacy Day

WINDHAM — The Woman’s Club is helping with a Literacy Day program in Nashua.

The club donated funds to purchase books.

The event is 9 a.m. to noon April 13 at Nashua High School North.

Investment group holds first meeting

METHUEN — The first meeting of American Association of Independent Investor’s Educational Strategic Investment Group (SIG) will be Wednesday, March 27 at 6:45 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen.

The meeting will feature as a guest presenter Barry Armstrong of the Armstrong Advisory Group. He will discuss positives and negatives of bond investment, including the current bond outlook. The talk will also feature the latest stock acquisitions of the Armstrong Advisory Group.

Please register in advance, through email at fordfrank@verizon.net or by phone at 978-686-5214.