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January 11, 2012

Community events

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For more information call 978-373-1586, ext. 630.

Sign language: Northern Essex Community College provides sign language instruction for families with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child. Information, contact Glenys Crane-Emerson, Family Sign Language Program coordinator, at fslp@necc.mass.edu, 978-556-3701 (voice/tty), 978-556-3703 (fax), and 978-241-7057 (VP/VRS).

YMCA preschool program: The YMCA Children's Learning Center is enrolling for the Preschool Program. Curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning in a classroom setting, along with self directed activities that promote decision making and overall preparedness for Kindergarten. Contact Julie Grundy at 978-912-7422 or grundyj@northshoreymca.org for more information.

Rock climbing: Designed for all levels. Certified instructors teach children learn about climbing equipment, techniques. All equipment provided by the YMCA. Group classes, private and semi-private lessons available. Call Matt C. at 978-479-2738 or chmielewskim@northshoreymca.org.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Network Flix: The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will host "Network Flix," a series of business networking events. Meetings will take place on Jan. 4 and Feb. 2 from 7:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Best Western, 401 Lowell Avenue, Haverhill. Cost is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. For the January meeting, bring a friend and get yourself in for free. For more information email jen@haverhillchamber.com

Book Signing: "Legendary Locals of Haverhill," a new book by local authors Christopher and Nancy Obert, will have a release party on Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Museum. Come meet the authors, purchase a copy of the book and enjoy light refreshments. The Buttonwoods is located at 240 Water Street, Haverhill, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Snow date January 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Ice Skating Academy will host free public skating event at the Haverhill Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in Haverhill on Monday (Martin Luther King Day) Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is being held to celebrate January being National Ice Skating Month. Admission is free but all skaters are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item which will be donated to a local food pantry. Bring your own skates or rent skates at the rink. For more information contact Gillian Bannon at 978-697-6067. To reach the rink enter Haverhill High School's main driveway entrance at 137 Monument St. and follow the signs to the rink.

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