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October 1, 2013

Urban artist exhibit set for Heritage State Park

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE - The Gallery at Lawrence Heritage State Park will host an exhibit of paintings by the urban folk artist Ralph Fasanella from Oct. 12 through Dec.16,

Paintings of Lawrence and the Bread and Roses Strike by Fasanella and working drawings of mill machinery in Lowell will be exhibited in Lawrence Heritage State Park’s Gallery, located at 1 Jackson St.

The opening reception, including jazz music, is on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 5-7 p.m.

Please see the website www.fasanellaslawrence.org for more information. All events are free and open to the public.

Seminar on breast cancer is today

HAVERHILL - New Horizons in Women’s Health, a medical Meet the Expert seminar in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be held today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the first floor auditorium at Merrimack Valley Hospital. Speakers and topics include Introduction to the daVinci Robot with award-winning Gynecologist Melinda Birdsall, MD; Genomics and Genetics in Regard to Breast Cancer with General Surgeon Kathryn Hughes, MD; and Advances in Breast Reconstruction with Reconstructive Surgeon Michael Kutka, MD. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Two free contact hours in nursing. Merrimack Valley Hospital is located at 140 Lincoln Ave. For more information or to register, please contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Church flea market this week

NORTH ANDOVER - The First-Calvary Baptist Church at the corner of Route 125 and Massachusetts Avenue is holding a flea market and rummage sale Friday and Saturday (Oct. 4-5) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for nominal fees. Proceeds to benefit Mission Programs. No early birds please.

Blood drive set for Oct. 15

LAWRENCE - The American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, 172 Lawrence St.

Eligibility criteria for blood donors are available on the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org. All presenting donors at the Mary Immaculate blood drive will be eligible to win a $200 VISA gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. To schedule an appointment, donors should call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at www.redcross.org.

Pentucket Burial Ground Tour planned

A tour of the historic Pentucket Burial Ground will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. Set aside in 1660, the Pentucket Burial Ground is Haverhill’s oldest cemetery. Listen to stories about some of Haverhill’s 17th and 18th century inhabitants while touring their final resting place. The tour leaves from the Buttonwoods Museum parking lot and includes a scavenger hunt for children. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. Please come prepared to walk on uneven ground. For more information, please email programs@haverhillhistory.org. Visit the Buttonwoods online at www.haverhillhistory.org.

CNA Information Session is Thursday at NECC Riverwalk

An information session for individuals interested in becoming a certified nurses aide or home health aide will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence. Community Action Inc. of Haverhill will offer this six-week nurse aid training program in partnership with Northern Essex Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education. This 150-hour daytime program prepares students to sit for the state licensing test to become certified nurses aides and also become a home health aide. The program includes theory, clinical skills and clinical practice at a long term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse. More information is available from Nancy Tariot at 978-373-1971, ext. 263, Ntariot@comunityactioninc.org or Diane Zold-Gross at 978-659-1221 or dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu.