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January 24, 2013

'Off the Wall' art and music featured Saturday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Haverhill Cultural Council will hold its “Off the Wall” art show and “Freak Out Fundraiser” Saturday at the Chit Chat Lounge on downtown Washington Street.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Haverhill Cultural Council to help pay for its “Make Some Noise” downtown summer concert series. In addition to the many unique pieces of art that will be on display on the second level in the Martini Lounge, local bands will perform on the first floor of the Chit Chat. Performers include Paul Prue, Division Tree (a psychedelic rock band), EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy, and one act to be announced.

The Crazy Maggy lineup will include EJ Ouellette on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and mandolin and banjo. Peter Whitehead is on drums, acoustic guitar and vocals, Ed Justen is on sax and flute, and Michael Gruen is on bass. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The first musical act performs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available online at ticketriver.com/event/5528 or from members of the Haverhill Cultural Council.

Seeds for Success event is Jan. 31

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce committee Winning Opportunities for Women (WOW) will present its Seeds for Success event Jan. 31 at the Haverhill Golf & Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane.

Titled “It’s YOU in 2013: Energy, Excellence, Excitement,” the event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $29 per person, and includes complimentary appetizers and dessert, cash bar, shopping with vendors and presentations. The event focuses on giving the professional women proven, actionable steps to living their best in 2013. The program includes “Personal Empowerment: Creative Effective Support at Work” by Margaret Donahue of Feng Shui Connections; “Practicing a Sound Mind Makes For a Sound Business” by Sherryl Comeau of Energy Works Studio; and “Serenity For Your Skin: Prevent and Reverse the Signs of Aging” by Carol O’Connell of Skin Serenity Medispa.

Female business owners will discuss calming, relaxing and rejuvenating techniques that promise help guests become more efficient in the workplace. Special event pricing is available for the WOW trio of events. WOW events are sponsored by many supportive partners, including corporate sponsors Merrimack Valley Hospital and Rockingham Toyota-Honda-Scion. To register or for more information contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or jen@haverhillchamber.com. Visit online at www.haverhillchamber.com.

Comedy night to raise money for

Haverhill sports

The fifth annual Haverhill High School Comedy Night will be held March 8 at DiBurro’s function hall.

Four top professional comedians will perform. The event will feature raffle items, as well as silent and live auction items. All proceeds benefit the Haverhill High School Athletic Program. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the high school, 137 Monument St. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Athletic Director Tom O’Brien at 978-374-5732.

Lions Club to hold Magic Show

The Haverhill Lions Club will hold a Twisted Magic Show Feb. 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Elks Hall, 24 Summer St.

There will also be balloon twisting for children in attendance. A donation of $5 per person is requested and tickets will be available at the door. More information is available by calling 978-372-8322. All proceeds benefit Lions Club charities.

The Haverhill Lions Club raises money for eye research, scholarships, eye exams and eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them. The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Restaurant, 83-85 Essex St.

Men’s basketball league forming

The Haverhill YMCA is offering a men’s 30 and over basketball league starting Feb. 19.

All games will be played on Tuesday nights at the YMCA, 81 Winter St. Registration is open for teams and individuals. Registration fees are $400 for a team and $65 for an individual. More information is available from Clint Clay at 978-374-0506, ext. 1618, or clayc@northshoreymca.org.