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September 2, 2013

NECC College for Older Learners showcases fall seminars

HAVERHILL — Local residents age 50 and older are invited to attend a presentation about Northern Essex Community College’s College of Older Learners (CoOL) on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. The CoOL program offers a series of seminars taught by seniors with an interest in a topic. Each seminar meets one day a week for six weeks. The cost is $30 per seminar.

This year’s seminar topics include Fun Films: People’s Choice; Edible Wild Mushrooms for Beginners; What’s Mine is Mine or You Earned It; Perennials Plus, Remembering the ‘50s; Meditation in Motion; In Search for Common Ground; The Birds, The Bees, The Trees, and the Environment, and Aging as a Spiritual Journey. For more information email coolnecc@gmail.com or call 978-556-3110. To view all the CoOL Program offerings visit online at www.necc.mass.edu/community-engagement/cool.

Salem GOP hosts annual picnic today

SALEM — Local Republicans and independents are invited to attend the Salem Republican Town Committee’s annual Labor Day Picnic today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem.

The event is free to Salem residents and will include hamburgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob, watermelon and cold drinks.

Republican candidates for Congress and U.S. Senate as well as those considering a run will be in attendance, along with Sen. Chuck Morse, Executive Councilor Chris Sununu, Register of Deeds Cathy Stacey, Sheriff Mike Downing and Salem state representatives.

This relaxed family event is a chance for voters to chat with their elected officials and see some new faces for the next election cycle. That includes Jim Rubens, who is exploring a possible run for the U.S. Senate.

More information is available at SalemNHGOP.com.

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