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April 24, 2014

Firefighting museum to unveil child-oriented exhibit

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The Museum of Printing is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the graphic arts, printing equipment and printing craftsmanship. In addition to many special collections and small exhibits, the Museum contains hundreds of antique printing, typesetting and bindery machines, as well as a library of books printing-related documents. The Museum, located at 800 Massachusetts Ave., is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Special showings can be arranged for groups by contacting Kim Pickard at exedir@museumofprinting.org. Visit online at www.museumofprinting.org.

Dance Company to perform: Northern Essex Community College’s Stillpoint Dance Company’s annual spring dance performance will be held on April 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. at the Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center, 71 North Parish Road, Lawrence. Tickets, at the door, are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under 10.

NECC dance program coordinator Michelle Deane choreographed “Check In/Post It,” a piece that explores how overwhelming social media and the flow of constant information can get. This piece was submitted to the American College Dance Festival at Boston University in February and was well received.

“Patterns of Clarity,” choreographed by student Annie Fish of Amesbury, explores movement going from point of extreme inner chaos, but then finding moments of calm clarity within the mind and body. This piece was also submitted to the American College Dance Festival at Boston University in February, where it was well received. More information is available from Michelle Deane at mdeane@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3597.

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.

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