EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 19, 2013

Glow Ball Golf Tournament on tap

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL — Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc. will hold its annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 27 at Murphy’s Garrison Golf Center on Hilldale Avenue. Check in is at 6 p.m. and play begins at dusk.

Cost of $50 per golfer includes nine holes of golf, prizes, raffles, an auction, a cookout and more. Glow balls will be provided. Mary and Ted Murphy have been hosting this event for the past 11 years with help from Rebuilding Together board members and volunteers.

Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill in assisting eligible homeowners with no-cost repairs and modifications ensuring safety, warmth and independence. Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill serves Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, West Newbury, Merrimac, and Plaistow, N.H.

Participating homeowners are low-income elderly, disabled, veterans, and families with young children. Applications are now being received for Rebuilding Day which takes place annually throughout the country on the last Saturday in April. The next Rebuilding Day is April 26, 2014. Tee and Green sponsorship opportunities are available at $50. For more information call 978-469-0800 or email rtogether@verizon.net.

Islamic Academy For Peace holds open house Sunday

METHUEN — The Islamic Academy For Peace will hold an open house and fall barbecue Sunday, Sept. 22.

At the open house, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors can meet the school’s staff, look at their enhanced curriculum, extra-curricular activities and ask questions.

At the barbecue from noon to 4 p.m., attendees can enjoy great good, fun, arts and crafts and more. Chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and desserts will be served.

Visit www.theislamicacademy.com or call 978-975-7335 for more information. The school is located at 125 Oakland Ave. Methuen.

Disability access training offered

HAVERHILL — The Massachusetts Office of Disability will hold a two day Community Access Monitor Training session on Oct. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. Pre-registration and costs apply. Please RSVP by Oct. 1.

Topics include regulations of the Mass. Architectural Access Board and the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design.

Community Access Monitor Training is designed for both the individual that seeks to advocate for increased access in their community as well as for the individual who wants to better understand their obligations to provide access to the disability community.

Materials and lunch are included in the cost of registration for both days. This is a scent free event: Please no perfume, after-shave, cologne, or other scents.

To register and/or make accommodation requests, or for more information, contact Chris Becker at 617-727-7440 or 1-800-322-2020.

This training is co-sponsored by DBTAC New England ADA Center, the Haverhill Commission on Disability Issues and Northeast Independent Living Program.

National Day of Remembrance held

Lowell — The City of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children will co-host Lowell’s fifth annual Day of Remembrance ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 26. The observance, which publicly recognizes the impact of homicide on surviving family members and friends, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

“The Merrimack Valley Chapter of POMC believes that for survivors of homicide victims, having their loved ones remembered is vital and that’s why we’re hosting this ceremony,” said Arnie Muscovitz, Chapter Leader of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of POMC.

The event will include a reading of the names of homicide victims in Middlesex County since January 2009, in addition to the names of chapter members’ loved ones.

“There is a homicide every 34.5 minutes in our country — this ceremony hopes to raise community awareness around this issue. It doesn’t just affect the victim; it affects family, friends and the community. We hope that by raising awareness of the impact that homicides have, we can help stop these horrible crimes.”

Guest speakers will include Mayor Patrick Murphy, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office’s Chief of Victim Witness Services Anne Foley. Additionally, survivors will have an opportunity to share stories and memories of their loved ones in an “open-mike” setting.

The ceremony will be concluded by the Lowell High School Show Chorus, Directed by Joe Camara, singing “We are the Survivors,” as well as a release of balloons.