ANDOVER — The Andover Golden Eagles Special Olympics Basketball Program, now going into its fifth season, has openings for volunteer coaches and an assistant program director.

The assistant program director will be responsible for helping with coach, athlete and volunteer registrations, ordering uniforms, keeping attendance, assisting with fund raising events and helping coordinate readiness for the Special Olympic Winter games in Worcester including hotel accommodations.

The Andover Golden Eagles Basketball Program is made up of students with and without disabilities.

Last year there were three teams — a competitive team, mentoring teams, as well as a beginner program for athletes who are new to the sport. Coaches will be required to go through a coach training certification program and should have experience coaching and working with kids.

Please send an email to if you have an interest in the positions.

Hair salon to contribute to military heroes fund

DERRY — On Sunday, Great Clips at 55 E. Broadway will donate $2 from every full-priced haircut to the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

The fund assists families who lost family members om 9/11 and those who currently have loved ones overseas or who have lost loved ones.

It also provides care packages to military personnel overseas.

Huntsman to speak at Sandown GOP event

SANDOWN — Presidential candidate and former governor of Utah Jon Huntsman will present "Getting America Back on Track and Back to Work" Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at Sandown Town Hall.

The Sandown Republican Committee is hosting the event.

Huntsman will outline tax and regulatory reform, energy independence, and free-trade policies that will help to stimulate the economy and encourage job growth.

This event is free to the public.

Salem schools set to host open houses

SALEM — The Salem School District will hold Open House events for the three newly expanded and renovated elementary schools. All are welcome to visit any of the schools during these public open houses. The schedule is: Lancaster School, Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Barron School: Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon; North Salem School, Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be brief remarks delivered at the top of the first hour at each Open House, and then guides will be available to answer questions and help members of the public view these facilities.

Senior Center hosts two events next week

METHUEN — The public is invited to attend two upcoming events at the Methuen Senior Activity Center.

On Monday, Sept. 12, the first of a two-part informational talk titled, "Aging Gracefully: Staying Strong and Enjoying Life," will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Speaker Lois Marra, a counselor with Merrimack Valley Hospice, will help participants cope with the challenges and changes of aging and will explore ways to stay strong emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The second segment of the talk is scheduled Sept. 19.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, pianist and vocalist Diane Dexter will perform a one-woman show at 1 p.m. featuring a selection of familiar international songs.

The program is sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council.

The Senior Center is located at 77 Lowell St.

NECC presents author on senior learning

HAVERHILL — Nancy Merz Nordstrom, the author of a guidebook on how to craft successful and satisfying senior years, will speak at Northern Essex Community College Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103B on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Her book, "Learning Later, Living Greater - the Secret for Making the Most of Your after 50 years," looks at creating a life of personal growth and social involvement.

For more information contact Charlene Boucher 978-556-3825 or

Arts in the Park is scheduled for tomorrow

HAVERHILL — The Greater Haverhill Art Association will hold its 40th annual Art in the Park celebration tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bradford Common.

More than 60 artists and crafters from across the region will display and sell their works. Admission is free.

Items on display and for sale include oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor paintings.

The show also will feature photographs and a variety of items such as jewelry, Christmas wreaths, doll clothing, knitted and home decor goods.

Money raised through the rental of space by artists benefits a scholarship fund for a Haverhill High School graduate who plans on pursuing a career in art, and funds various art association workshops and artist demonstrations.

More information about the Greater Haverhill Art Association is available online at

Rail Trail cleanup planned for tomorrow in Bradford

HAVERHILL — The Friends of the Bradford Rail Trail invite the public to join them for a clean up of the trail tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants are asked to bring gloves and rakes and meet in the parking lot of the Roma Restaurant, 29 Middlesex St.

This Week's Circulars