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October 16, 2012

Armenian Church hosts fall fair

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NORTH ANDOVER - St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of the Merrimack Valley will hold its annual fall fair Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Jaffarian Hall, 158 Main St.

A full menu will be served all day featuring Armenian pastries and foods. There will be food for sale to take home as well as Armenian gifts, homemade crafts and jewelry.

There will be games of chance and raffles. Children accompanied by an adult and wearing a Halloween costume will receive a prize. For more information call 978-685-5038.

New web certificate course at NECC

LAWRENCE - Two of the courses needed to complete the new web design certificate offered through Northern Essex Community College’s noncredit Business Skills and Professional Development program, will be available beginning this fall at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St.

Participants must complete five courses: Basics of Web Site Design Using HTML and CSS, Dreamweaver Basics, Advanced Dreamweaver, Flash Animation, and Photoshop Techniques for the Web.

Dreamweaver Basics and Advanced Dreamweaver, both three-week courses, will be offered on Thursday evenings. The first will begin Oct. 30 and the second will begin Nov. 27. Additional courses in the certificate program will be offered in the spring semester.

For more information on the web design certificate visit necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/non-credit/comp-training/web-design.

NECC schedules transfer college days in Haverhill, Lawrence

Students interested in transferring are invited to attend Transfer College Days on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill and Lawrence campuses this month.

Free and open to the public, the events will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the David Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill, and on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the atrium of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence.

While designed for Northern Essex students who plan to transfer after graduating from Northern Essex with an associate degree, Transfer College Days are open to any community members who are interested in talking with representatives from public and private colleges from across New England. The representatives will provide information on program offerings, transfer requirements, financial aid, scholarships and other issues.

Participating schools include state universities from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine as well as many private institutions such as Simmons College, Brandeis University, Bentley University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and Boston University. Transfer College Days will highlight transfer opportunities for both full-time and part-time students.

For more information, call 978-556-3440 or email advising@necc.mass.edu.

NILP’s annual meeting Oct. 24

LAWRENCE - Northeast Independent living Program Inc., of Lawrence, will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the NILP office on 20 Ballard Road in Lawrence.

NILP describes itself as providing advocacy and independent living services to people with disabilities living in the greater Merrimack Valley area, so they can live and work independently.

The public is invited to join with staff members from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for an open house with light refreshments, and to visit the different NILP programs and meet with staff about programs and activities.

There will be a business meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

During this annual meeting, NILP will present awards including:

Annual Community Partnership Award, given to a member of the community for their commitment to independent living and many years of supporting the mission of NILP and improving the lives of people with disabilities;

110% Award, given to an NILP staff member for going above and beyond their responsibilities.; and

ADA Champion Award, given to an individual, group, organization, city or town that has demonstrated exemplary ADA compliance.

For more information, contact 978-687-4288 (v/tty).