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March 14, 2013

Northeast Independent holds legislative breakfast

ANDOVER —The Northeast Independent Living Program Inc. will host its 28th Annual Legislative Forum March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover.

Among those invited are Congresswoman Niki Tsongas; state Senators Kathleen O’Connor Ives, Barry Finegold, Bruce Tarr, and Kenneth Donnelly; and state Representatives Diana Dizoglio, James Lyons, Linda Dean Campbell, Marcos Devers, Colleen Garry, Marc Lombardo, James Aciero, James Miceli, Michael Costello, Michael Moran, Kevin Murphy, and Brian Dempsey.

This is an opportunity for legislators to join their colleagues and meet with their constituents to discuss important issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

For more information, contact Jim Lyons at the Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. at (978)-687-4288 x133 or jlyons@nilp.org

Crafters needed for craft fair March 23

HAVERHILL— Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., is seeking crafters to participate in its fourth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fee is $30 for a 3-by 6-foot table with chairs. All proceeds support the Riverside Memorial missions fund. For more information, contact Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or email ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Applications can be submitted online at http://thebusychickadees.com. Space is limited. The church ran out of tables last year, so interested people are encouraged to call early.

‘Little Orphan Annie’ performances planned at HHS

HAVERHILL— Spotlight Playhouse will present “Little Orphan Annie” at the Haverhill High School auditorium.

Performances are April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. Annie, played by Katie Lowell, 11, of Groveland is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan, played by Rina Cerrulli of Melrose.

Annie’s seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks, played by Kevin Wilson of North Andover. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff, including Grace Farrell, played by Meghan Dalton of Beverly, and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl.

With an additional group of 20 energetic orphan girls and a cast of adults and teens from Haverhill and surrounding towns, the show is directed by Darell Keene of Haverhill. Tickets are $20 and $18 for senior citizens. To purchase tickets, call 978-380-8509 or email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org. Haverhill High School is at 137 Monument St. Visit online at www.spotlightplayhouse.org.

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