Author talk planned for Oct. 17 in Haverhill
HAVERHILL — Author Dale Stanten will discuss her memoir “The Hooker’s Daughter” on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. as part of Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program. This presentation will take place in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Admission is $2.
In 1950s Jewish Boston, Stanton’s mother established a home-based business as a prostitute to remedy her husband’s inability to provide for his family. At age six, the author was answering the front door for johns. Kids were forbidden to play with her and even the Girl Scouts asked her to leave. And when her gay sister “came out” at age 16, it was the only thing her parents focused on as contemptible.
Stanten’s memoir is a story of survival, driven by a strong will and an ability to extract positive qualities from a dysfunctional life, punctuated by immoral and illegal behaviors. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.
Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.
For more information contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans and their families invitedto presentation
HAVERHILL — West Congregational Church invites veterans and their families to a free presentation on Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8.30 p.m. that will feature a talk by Chaplain Phil Meher, who deployed with Task Force 3-197th of the 197th Fires Brigade to Kuwait.
The event also includes food and friendship. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by emailing Pastor Dale Brown at email@example.com or by calling 978-373-3034. The Church is located at 767 Broadway in Haverhill. Visit online at www.westchurch.org.
Musical harvest opens Memorial Hall Library series
ANDOVER —Harpist Aine Minogue will kick off the Friends of Memorial Hall Library’s 2013-2014 concert series on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the 2 North Main St. library.