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January 10, 2013

Community calendar


Chunky’s offers free movie for senior citizens: Chunky’s Cinema is offering seniors free showings of “The Graduate” on Jan. 23 at noon. Any group size is welcome and reservations of eight people or more can be made in advance by calling 888-879-9001 or emailing wdavis@chunkys.com. More information is available from Council on Aging activities coordinator Kathy Bresnahan at 978-374-2390, ext. 11.

Seminar on nutrition and health: Nutrition and Health, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Health Care physician William Ingram, MD, is Feb. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium. Attendees will understand the importance of nutrition in health, identify misconceptions in nutrition and health and learn what is myth and truth about herbal medicine. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. One contact hour is awarded for nursing. Merrimack Valley Hospital is located at 140 Lincoln Ave. For more information or to register contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Council on Aging offers day trips: The Council on Aging is offering a trip to see a “Toast to Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe” April 16 at Venus de Milo in Swansea for $75 per person. The Don Who? Show will entertain April 26 at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Harrisville, R.I. Cost is $49 per person. A tour of Little Italy in Providence is May 15. Cost is $72 per person. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan at 978-374-2390, ext. 11.

NECC seeks submissions for Peace Poetry Contest: Students in kindergarten through grade 12, both from public and private schools, as well as adults affiliated with the schools, and Northern Essex Community College students, are invited to participate in NECC’s Fifth Annual Peace Poetry Contest and Reading. Participants may create and submit original poems on the subject of peace. The deadline for submission is March 15. About 80 poems and accompanying artwork will be selected for publication in a small book of poetry to be published later in the spring. In addition, selected entrants will be invited to take part in a poetry reading on May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on NECC’s Haverhill Campus. The contest is coordinated by NECC Professor of English Dr. Paul Saint-Amand, a Vietnam-era veteran who is committed to peace. NECC students are collaborating on the project. Submit entries to: peacepoetry@necc.mass.edu or NECC Peace Poetry Contest, 100 Elliott St., Spurk 317H, Haverhill, MA 01830-2399. For more information contact Saint-Amand at 978-556-3307, psaintamand@necc.mass.edu or visit online at www.necc.mass.edu and search for “peace poetry contest.” This contest is sponsored by the NECC Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, the English Department, and the Service Learning Committee.

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