LAWRENCE – Central Catholic High School is hosting its annual Catwalk 4 Cancer Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school, 300 Hampshire St.
The fashion show started five years ago when Central Catholic students wanted to raise money for cancer research and patient care.
So far over the years, the event has raised more than $125,000. Money raised is donated to the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support pediatric cancer research and patient care.
The fashion models will include Central Catholic students, faculty, and staff members and cancer survivors. There will also be a silent auction.
Tickets are $18 and doors open at 6 p.m.
The 2013 Catwalk Committee is made up of seniors Delaney Bradley, Jakie Graham, Owen O’Leary, Natalia Andela, Zach Canto; juniors, Madison Arndt, Julie Desjardin, Tara Conklin, Olivia Imprescia and Brooke Patterson; and Joel Parro, sophomore. Theresa Homewood is faculty advisor.
Office hours Saturday for O’Connor Ives
State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives will be hosting office hours Friday in Methuen and Haverhill for constituents.
Haverhill hours will be 1-2 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, Milhendler Room.
The Methuen hours will be 3-4 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, Trustee’s Room.
Appointments are not required. For any questions, please call (617) 722-1604 or email Christopher.Power@masenate.gov.
Library to talk ‘Curveball’
ANDOVER — Memorial Hall Library will feature Martha Ackmann, author of “Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League” tonight at 7.
Baseball historians call Stone the “female Jackie Robinson” and the “best baseball player you’ve never heard of.” Stone was the first of three woman to play in the old Negro baseball league. She played against Satchel Paige, Willie Mays and Ernie Banks.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact the library’s reference desk at 623-8401, extension 31.
Few days left for parent survey
ANDOVER — The school district is in the process of putting together a “1:1 learning environment for middle and high school students,” and it wants to know what parents think.
The Student 1:1 Initiative aims to enhance student learning by creating a personalized, student centered learning environment where every student has a laptop to use in school and at home. Students will leverage these tools in the classroom to learn how to collaborate, analyze data, and be effective members of a team.
The district is in the research process of implementing a 1:1 learning environment for middle and high school students to better equip students for anytime-anywhere learning. As part of its research, the district is running a survey until March 15. Input will help inform district decisions for the initiative, and the results of the survey will be posted when the data is compiled.
To participate, visit surveymonkey.com/s/APS1to1ParentSurvey.
Towne Farm tour scheduled March 30
BOXFORD - The Boxford Town Library is hosting a slide show and tour at the restored Towne Farm, 55 Towne Road, on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon,
Guided tours of the property and buildings will follow a slide show presentation about the history and restoration of one of Boxford’s most enduring farms built in 1750.
A prominent Boxford family, the Townes came to own hundreds of acres of land over the generations. The last remaining 17 acres were acquired by Christine Barensfeld in 2009. Over the last three years, Barensfeld and a cadre of architects, contractors, and workers, have restored the farm’s true 1800’s structural character.
Insight into the Towne family’s everyday life and work will be provided by Barenfeld’s large collection of photographs, artifacts and documents. Following the presentation and tours, participants are free to explore the adjoining Boxford State Forest on foot or mountain bike.
All ages are welcome. Children must be supervised. Rain or shine. Boots recommended. For information, contact the Boxford Town Library at 978-887-7323.
Rep. DiZoglio reads “Horton Hears a Who!” to students
March is “Read Across America” month and hundreds of school children throughout the Merrimack Valley participated in sponsored reading events, by the National Education Association in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
Read Across America is an annual reading inspiration and awareness program, calling for every child in every community to rejoice in reading. Active members of each community come out to engage with and read to the children.
State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, was one of many elected officials who contributed as a reader. “All children deserve a mentor to motivate them to ensure they are exploring and advancing their young imaginations. As a new member of the Education Committee in the House of Representatives, I am thrilled to participate with schools throughout the Merrimack Valley to help carry on this great tradition–getting children enthusiastic about reading,” said DiZoglio.
Rep DiZoglio chose Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who!” as her selected reading for the day at North Andover’s Kittredge Elementary School. She also explained the role of a state representative with third grade classes.
The Read Across America campaign is the nation’s leading reading celebration with more than 45 million people contributing in schools, libraries, and community centers around the country, to emphasize the significance of developing a love for reading at a young age.