Master piano workshop offered: The Music Program at Northern Essex Community College will offer a free master workshop in the art of piano playing by NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich on April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St. This workshop will give piano players the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. Students at all levels of playing ability will benefit from attending these workshops. More information is available from Dietrich at email@example.com.
Churches collaborate for Easter Vigil: On April 19 at 7 p.m., seven area Episcopal churches will come together to celebrate Easter Vigil at Trinity Episcopal Church, 26 White St., Haverhill.
This event is for all ages. The parishes are part of the Lower Merrimack Valley Collaborative and include St. Andrew’s Methuen, St. Paul’s North Andover, St. James Groveland, Trinity Haverhill, St. James Amesbury, All Saints West Newbury and St. Paul’s Newburyport. Together, they will share a dramatic presentation of the story of God’s people in relationship with God and one another, followed by the first Eucharist of Easter. Each parish will tell a Bible story in dramatic form. Many lay people will be involved along with musicians from several of the parishes. Prior to the worship, there will be an egg hunt and light refreshments starting at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
Paranormal festival planned: The Essex County Ghost Project will host a New England Paranormal Festival on April 26 at the Crowne Plaza, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, N.H.
The event, a fundraiser for the Hilldale Cemetery, is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature presentations by paranormal investigators and experts, EVP specialists and a cryptozoologist. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Tom Spitalere at 978-376-2897 or visit online at www.essexcountyghostproject.org.