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March 1, 2013

Support offered for brain injury survivors

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ATKINSON — The Brain Injury Association of NH provides Support Group Meetings for brain injury and stroke survivors for the greater Salem/Derry area.

A brain injury can be a result of trauma, stroke or other brain disorders.

This group meets regularly on the first Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be held Tuesday.

The meetings are held at the Community Crossroads, 8 Commerce Drive in Atkinson from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Terri Cadorette at (603) 893-1299, Ext. 321.

Derry library welcomes teens

DERRY — Derry Public Library offers Cafe Days for teens March 5 and 19, April 2, 16 and 30, and May 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

It’s an open forum format with warm drinks.

Teens share ideas, brainstorm future programs or share artwork in personal sketch books. The meetings are open to all teens.

On Tuesday, representatives from Next Charter School will drop in to answer any questions people may have about the school. All are welcome to attend.

‘Serenade in Blue’ is Methuen’s Tony Bova’s last production

METHUEN — On Saturday, April 6, Bova Productions will present “Serenade in Blue,” a special musical revue featuring Maria Anderson, Peggy Ryan, Tom Edmonds, and Tony Bova, singing amazing renditions of classic songs. Tony Bova also produced and directed. Doors open at 6:45. The pre-show starts at 7:15, while the show begins at 7:30.

The mastermind behind Bova Productions, Tony Bova is a resident of Methuen, though his roots extend to Malden, Wakefield and Wilmington.

For over 25 years, he has been presenting music showcases throughout New England including many benefit performances for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children raising thousands of dollars.

The event is a musical celebration and farewell to Bova as he steps out of the spotlight. After many years entertaining, as well as producing and directing, he will bid farewell to the stage.

Maria Anderson, Bova’s daughter, has emerged as a leading vocalist in the region and will captivate the audience with such dynamic tunes as “When October Goes” and “Why Was I Born.”

Peggy Ryan of Somerville is a tried and true belter with an incredible dynamic range delivering with zest such classics as “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Everything Must Change.”

Beverly resident Tom Edmonds possesses a booming voice while immersing himself in songs such as “ I Hear Music” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”

Along with other wonderful selections, this is sure to be a memorable show.

“Serenade in Blue” a musical celebration and farewell to Tony Bova will be presented at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Tickets are $30. For tickets and more info, call 978-657-3968.

March Madness Job Fair is Tuesday

NORTH ANDOVER — ValleyWorks Career Center in partnership with Ozzy Properties Inc. will present the March Madness Job Fair March 5 at Osgood Landing, 1600 Osgood St., North Andover.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job seekers can meet with over 25 employer representatives from a variety of industries, including administration, communication, customer service, education, engineering, finance, health care, insurance, food service, machining, manufacturing and transportation.

Event organizers say first impressions matter, and suggest attendees practice their 30-second introductions, dress neatly and have a clean appearance, bring multiple copies of their resumes and come prepared to complete job applications.

Membership or preregistration not required. Career Center members are asked to bring membership information for quicker entrance. Watch for updated employer listings and event details at www.valleyworks.cc.

Caribbean Escape event open to public

HAVERHILL — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Caribbean Escape event taking place tonight is now open to the public due to a large number of requests for tickets.

The event, originally designed as a business networking mixer, is being held in partnership with Nunan Florist & Greenhouses and is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Nunan’s greenhouse, 269 Central St., Georgetown. The heated greenhouse will be transformed into a tropical paradise. Nunan’s home-grown tropical plants, waterfall vignettes and chatty Macaw will give the illusion of paradise, and they’ll turn up the heat so it feels you are on a vacation on a tropical island. A disc jockey will provide Caribbean-themed music, including reggae and Jimmy Buffet favorites. Guests will enjoy tropical hors d’oeuvres including shrimp, jerk chicken, plantains and more.

In addition to music, dancing, light food and a scenic venue, all guests will be provided one complimentary drink included in the ticket price. A specialty tropical-themed drink will be provided by Hammer & Sickle Vodka. Dress in tropical attire, as best costume will be awarded. The event will also feature a scavenger hunt and limbo competition. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win several raffle prizes. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for two and may be purchased today by calling 978-373-5663 or by visiting www.HaverhillChamber.com.

Seminar on breast cancer Tuesday

HAVERHILL — The History of Cancer Treatment and Early Stage Breast Cancer, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Han-Ting Lin, MD, and Ankur Mehta, MD, Holy Family Hospital Cancer Center’s expert Medical Oncologists is Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Attendees will learn how cancer treatment has evolved, the overall trend in cancer treatment, what the future holds for cancer care, and how early stage breast cancer is detected and treated. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. For more information or to register call 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Senior lunch presentation Tuesday

HAVERHILL — Nutrition and Health, a senior lunch presentation with Primary Care Physician William Ingram, MD, is Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

Ingram will talk about the importance of, and misconceptions about, nutrition and health, as well as what is myth and truth in herbal medicine. Cost of $5 includes presentation and full lunch. Menu includes Irish soup, corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, coffee, tea and Irish dessert cake. Merrimack Valley Hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. Registration is required. For more information or to register call 978-521-8140.