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May 21, 2013

'Dough Raiser' at Uno tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Team Haverhill will hold a “Dough Raiser” fundraiser tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Uno Chicago Grill in Haverhill. If you order lunch, dinner or take-out and present your waiter or waitress with a coupon, Uno’s will donate up to 20 percent of your total food bill, including drinks, to Team Haverhill to help pay for this year’s downtown River Ruckus festival, scheduled for Sept. 7. Coupons are available for download on Team Haverhill’s Facebook page. Search for “Team Haverhill Dough” and click on the Uno coupon image to download.

Nominate a Garden of the Month

The Haverhill Garden Club is seeking nominations for its Garden of the Month program. If you have a friend or neighbor who has an outstanding garden in your neighborhood that could be the Garden of the Month for June, please contact Jean at 978-521-0872. The Haverhill Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and National Garden Clubs Inc.

Memorial Day service in Groveland

GROVELAND — St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland and All Saints Episcopal Church in West Newbury will celebrate Eucharist and Memorial Day on Sunday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. at Mill Pond (Route 113) in West Newbury. The event is rain or shine. The churches invite all to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and a desire to rub shoulders with the apostles, saints, martyrs and reformers of all ages, the company of the angels and archangels, and all the company of heaven, as we worship with all our loved ones who have gone before us. For more information, call the James Episcopal Church office at 978-373-1270.

Free workshop on e-books

The public library will host a free workshop on how to download library e-books on an e-reader using the OverDrive Media Console App on June 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This class is open to people with e-readers that have app capability. For patrons with other e-readers, the library is offering one-on-one instruction. Classes are limited to eight people and registration is now open. For more information or to sign-up, please call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Fire Association bingo night

GEORGETOWN — The Erie Fire Association No. 4 Inc. will host its next bingo night on Thursday, July 18 at 474 North St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. and includes 16 regular games. Minimum admission is $4 for six cards. Additional cards are three for $1. Four special games include two 50/50 games. Door prizes will be drawn. Refreshments include hot dogs and free coffee. The Erie Fire Association No. 4 Inc. is the oldest, privately-owned fire company, still fighting fires in the United States, working cooperatively within the Georgetown Fire Department.

Fire Association yard sale

GEORGETOWN — Erie 4 Firehouse will hold a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at 474 North St. Rain date is Sunday, June 23. Set up starts at 7 a.m. The community is invited to participate. No early birds please. Rent a 10-by 15-foot space for $20. Refreshments will be sold by Erie 4 Fire Association, including, hot dogs, hamburgers, coffee, soda, bottled water and chips. For more information, please contact Donna Clough at 978-352-2545 or d.clow@verizon.net.

Learn about medicinal herbs

Herbalist Suzanne Wicks will present a program titled “Culinary Herbs with a Medicinal Twist” on Wednesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Learn the history of four herbs, how to grow and use them, and whether they have medicinal properties. Participants will plant an herb patio garden and receive recipes for using these four herbs. A door prize will be provided. There is a $10 fee for plants and materials. For more information or to sign up for this workshop ($2 refundable registration fee) please contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

NECC sessions for high school seniors

Northern Essex Community College will hold an admission information session designed specifically for high school seniors on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at its Haverhill campus and on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. at its Lawrence campus. Representatives will be available to answer questions on financial aid, NECC programs, and more.

The sessions will be held in the Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center on the Haverhill campus at 100 Elliott St., and at the Lawrence campus at 45 Franklin St. Special registration days and walk-in advising hours for high school seniors will also be available at both locations, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 10 through June 21.

More recent high school graduates are choosing to start at Northern Essex, according to fall 2012 enrollment figures. Examples include a 53-percent increase for Lawrence High School and a 30 percent increase for Haverhill High School. “It’s all about value and quality,” said NECC President Lane Glenn.

“High school students and their families are recognizing the value of starting at a community college. One recent Northern Essex graduate, who received her liberal arts associate degree here and graduated with a bachelor’s from Salem State was buying a house while her peers were worried about paying off college loans.” For more information about these events, please contact NECC enrollment services at 978-556-3700 or admissions@necc.mass.edu.