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July 18, 2013

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Woodcarving class resumes: The Council on Aging has resumed its wood carving class on Fridays at 10 a.m. Students are taught by master carver Fred Arakelian. A carving kit of supplies is provided at a one-time-per-project charge of $18. Carving knives are loaned to participants for free. Course cost is $5 per class for an eight-week session. Registration is required for new students by calling Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.

Whittier Birthplace offers free admission: Whittier Birthplace is participating in both the regional “17th Century Saturdays” and national “Blue Star Museums” programs, with both offering free admission opportunities. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of August and September as part of 17th Century Saturdays, an Escapes North cultural tourism initiative led by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Whittier Birthplace offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The military program is part of Blue Star Museums, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Visit online at www.johngreenleafwhittier.com.

Authors Expo planned: The next New England Authors Expo presented by Pear Tree Publishing in Bradford will be held on July 31 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers. This event is open to the public and is free to attend. Exhibitor set-up starts at 10 a.m. This expo is a grassroots event intended to promote local New England authors and illustrators. Many authors, illustrators, publishers, writer’s groups, schools and businesses regularly attend. The event also has a growing list of celebrities that attend and is an opportunity to network as well as buy and sell books. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For a list of authors, illustrators and publishers attending please visit online at http://peartreepublishing.net. For more information, contact Christopher Obert at 978-372-5825.

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