EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 5, 2013

Veterans' Expo set for Wednesday


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN — The city’s annual Veterans Expo will be Wednesday at the Senior Activity Center at 77 Lowell St. from 3 to 5 p.m.

An annual event organized by the Methuen Veterans Services Office and the Senior Activity Center, the Veterans Expo offers veterans access to information about local, state and federal programs, as well as a chance to connect with the many non-profit organizations that service veterans.

“We have a variety of groups and agencies represented, and I think our veterans find this event to be especially helpful,” said city Veterans Agent Tom Hargreaves.

Hargreaves noted that this year’s Expo will follow last year’s format by being more structured, inviting and informative. The expo will specifically feature a buffet-style presentation, with veterans able to visit different booths of the participating agencies that pique their interest.

“This will be a more efficient use of everyone’s time,” said Hargreaves. “My hope is our veterans are better able to connect with the programs that will benefit them.”

For more information, contact Tom Hargreaves at 978-983-8585.

Lawrence kindergarten, first grade sign-ups

LAWRENCE — Registration for kindergarten and first grade will be May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-71 North Parish Road.

The following paperwork is required for registration: child’s health record with immunizations, child’s birth certificate, vision screening, proof of residency in Lawrence, and legal custody paperwork if applicable.

Students must be 5 years old on Sept. 1 to enroll in kindergarten or 6 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll in grade 1. This registration is only for children not currently attending Lawrence Public Schools.

For more information, please contact your neighborhood school or the Office of Student Support Services at (978)975-5905 ext. 25725. Save time by bringing in a completed registration packet. Applications are available at your neighborhood school and on the schools’ website www.lawrence.k12.ma.us

A Civil War Teaset for Methuen

METHUEN — The Friends of the Nevins Library are sponsoring a Civil War Tea on Sunday at 2 p.m. The program will feature a performance by Jessa Piaia, who will portray Clara Barton, the famed Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.

Tea, sandwiches and desserts will be served in the elegant setting of the Library’s Great Hall. People of all ages are invited to attend. The tea is a fund-raiser for the Friends of the Library and all proceeds go to support library programs and services.

Tickets are $20 per person for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Library Main Desk, or by calling Carla at 978-686-4080 ext. 33. This program is part of the year-long series “Methuen Remembers the Civil War,” which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the conflict that forged our nation.