SALEM — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., will speak at the Restoring Trust in Government dinner Aug. 9.
The dinner will be at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, according to organizer and state Rep. Joseph Sweeney, R-Salem. Tickets are $50. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Brown served in the U..S. Senate for three years after winning a special election following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was defeated in his re-election bid last fall.
Brown was a ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, as well as the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He was also a member of the Veteran Affairs Committee and the Committee on Small Business.
Brown also served as a state representative for three terms and as state senator for five years. Tickets for the dinner are $50 and available through Sweeney’s re-election campaign at ElectJFS.us or at the door.
Sign up for Tuscan cooking class
SALEM — Scuola Culinaria, the cooking school at Tuscan Village, will offer its first hands-on cooking class Tuesday, July 30.
The class, taught by owner Joseph Faro, is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tuscan Market, 67 Main St. The cost is $125.
Faro will teach the students how to create one of Tuscan’s most popular pastas, roasted butternut squash cappellacci. The students will complete their dishes with a sage brown butter sauce topped with parmigiano.
The students will be served a multi-course meal, featuring cappellacci, antipasti and roasted pork tenderloin. They will also receive a Tuscan T-shirt.
Tickets are available beginning today at tuscanbrands.com/kitchen/cooking-school.
ValleyWorks Career Center movesto NECC campus
HAVERHILL — ValleyWorks Career Center recently closed its Haverhill office on Merrimack Street and has moved to NECC’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.
The office is located temporarily in Room 109 of the Hartleb Technology Center. Initially, services will be limited to individuals who want to apply for unemployment insurance benefits through the state’s new online application system. During this transition time, other one-stop career center services will be available at the center located in Lawrence at 439 South Union St.