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August 8, 2013

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Are you a Monopoly buff?

Do you like other old-fashioned board games such as Clue and Scrabble?

How about newer games such as Zombie Dice, Cash 'n Guns or Werewolf?

If so, the place for you to be Aug. 9 is Northern Essex Community College, where the student club Bacon Board Gamers will hold all-day gaming marathon. The event will be on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St.

Everyone who enjoys board games is invited to attend. The college has a large selection of board games, according to Mike Cross, faculty adviser to the club, and those attending are invited to bring their own games.

"We’ll have tables set up for tournaments as well as cooperative board games," Cross said.

The Board Game Convention will be held in Room 260 in the E Building of the campus.

The NECC Bacon Board Gamers Club was founded two years ago in response to a growing student interest in playing board games. The club meets every third Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Haverhill campus.

IF YOU GO

What: Board Game Convention and Marathon

When: Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot St., Room 260 in the E Building

Sponsor: The NECC Bacon Board Gamers Club

Admission: Free

Here are other events and activities around Haverhill:

Make Some Noise concert series continues: The Haverhill Cultural Council’s free Make Some Noise Concert Series continues Aug. 8 in downtown Columbus Park with a performance by Division Tree.

The opening act is from Be Imagine Music Studio.

All Make Some Noise performances are at Columbus Park on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. until Aug. 15. In the event of rain, performances are at the Chit Chat Lounge on Washington Street.

Free weekly raffles feature prizes donated by local businesses. The final show of the season is Aug. 15 and features EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy performing originals and fiddle­-driven rock, with an opening act from Whole Music’s Whole Soul. For more information, visit the Haverhill Cultural Council on Facebook, on twitter at @haverhill_cc or email haverhill.culture@gmail.com.

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