Yvonne Markowitz, curator of jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, will be the guest presenter at the Women of NECC's annual membership tea on Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Northern Essex Community College Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

This event is open to the public. Tickets, including a full tea, are $45 per person. Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required. Proceeds benefit the Women of NECC Scholarship Fund. A raffle for two tickets to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra will be available. The tickets were donated by TD Bank. There will be assorted tea sandwiches and desserts donated by Corporate Chefs. Flowers will be donated by Flowers by Steve in Ward Hill.

The Women of NECC was organized to help NECC in its efforts to raise money for scholarships for needy and deserving students. For more information about the tea, call 978-556-3870.

Women's City Club of Haverhill to meet

The Women's City Club of Haverhill will meet Nov. 9 at the Brookridge Community Church, 232 Main St., in the Fellowship Hall. Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. The program of entertainment begins at 2:15 p.m. and will feature "Meet Eleanor Roosevelt," which offers a behind-the-scenes view of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

NECC offers piano workshop

The music program at Northern Essex Community College will offer a workshop in the art of piano playing by NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich on Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Technology Center on the Haverhill campus. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. In addition to maintaining a concert career, Dietrich is on the piano faculty of Indian Hill Music, NECC and is founder and administrative director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore. Northern Essex offers an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies: Music Option as well as a certificate in music technology.

Veterans invited to benefits discussion

The American Legion Wilbur M. Comeau Post 4 will host a veterans information event on Nov. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. in the function hall at 1314 Main St. Speakers include Michael Ingham, Haverhill's veterans affairs director and Andrew DelRossi of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. All area veterans are invited to attend and learn about what benefits you may be eligible for. Light refreshments will be served.

First-time homebuyers get the facts

The Community Action Inc. Homebuyer Education Program will offer a first-time homebuyer education workshop for area residents on Nov. 8, 10 and 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford. Participants will receive information from housing, insurance and finance professionals. A state-approved certificate will be awarded upon completion of the three-night course. Cost is $50 per household. There are no income requirements to take the training. More information is available by calling Richard Lynch at 978-373-1971 or Susan Collins Hanley at 978-317-8998.

Amvets Ladies Auxiliary to meet

The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary to Post 147 will meet Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Post Quarters, 576 Primrose St. President Alice Cyr also announces the following events: On Nov. 4, members will conduct a bingo party with refreshments at Wingate Nursing Home. On Nov. 6, the Amvets and Ladies Auxiliary will attend the annual Pilgrims Award banquet at Post 161 in Lynn. On Nov. 7, the Auxiliary will travel to Bedford to conduct a bingo party for veterans at the Bedford Veterans Hospital. The Auxiliary requests that all members attend some of these events.

Holiday Craft Fair at First Church of Christ

First Church of Christ, Bradford will hold a Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spaces, size 8-feet by 6-feet are available for $20 each and tables are $5 each. For registration forms, call 978-374-1114 or e-mail joycehooper@comcast.net. In addition to other vendors, the church will offer morning coffee and pastries, lunch, a baked goods table, a crafted gifts table, raffle items and more. Businesses interested in free advertising by offering one or more raffle items are asked to contact the church.

Stormwater regulations workshop planned

A free public workshop to present changes in state and federal stormwater management regulations will be held Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. This workshop is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Weston & Sampson Engineers, and Eight Towns and the Bay. Alan Macintosh, MVPC assistant director, will open the session. Stormwater management experts from Weston & Sampson will interpret and discuss the proposed new Phase II stormwater management regulations and their effect on municipalities and private properties. A panel of stormwater professionals will answer questions and explore opportunities for sharing costs of developing local stormwater management plans. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 10. Contact Nancy Lavallee at nlavallee@mvpc.org or 978-374-0519, ext. 10.

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