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April 2, 2013

National parks presentation is Thursday

Take a pictorial journey through America’s national parks with photographer and Gazette columnist Tom Vartabedian during a Life Long Learning program on April 4 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.

Come see vivid scenes of Yellowstone National Park with its wildlife and horticultural wonders, along with visits to Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon. The program, titled “America the Beautiful,” is open to the public. 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 cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Ladies Auxiliaryto host dance

The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Department of Massachuseets will hold a ‘50s dance on April 13 at 7 p.m. at Amvets Post 147, 576 Primrose St.

The event will feature a disc jockey, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and pot luck refreshments. Donation is $10 at the door or $8 if you bring a dish of pot luck refreshments. For more information, call 1-603-378-2005.

Swim classes for children offered

The Haverhill YMCA is offering a a beginner learn-to-swim week for preschool and young children who never swam or participated in swim lessons before.

The Y wants to promote safety with children around all kinds of waters, including backyard pools, community pools, ponds, rivers and the ocean. The Beginner Learn to Swim Week is April 15 to 18. Classes are Monday through Thursday and children will attend all four days at the same time each day. Children ages 3 to 5 attend from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Children age 6 and older attend from 4:35 to 5:20 p.m.

The classes are free for YMCA members and $15 for others. More information is available from Roshelle Ogden, aquatics director, at 978-478-5016 or ogdenr@northshoreymca.org. The YMCA is at 81 Winter St.

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