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April 24, 2014

Firefighting museum to unveil child-oriented exhibit

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Moderator will be Eva Valentine of Haverhill, former president of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters. Official timer will be Carole Pelchat of Bradford, president of the Haverhill League. Visit online at http://lwv-gh.org.

NECC offers a Day in the College Classroom: Northern Essex Community College will host “College for a Day” on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Haverhill campus,100 Elliot St.

This event is free and open to the public and is an opportunity for prospective students to see all that Northern Essex has to offer. Visitors can sit in on a real college class, take a tour of the campus, attend a financial aid session or enjoy Spring Jam — an outdoor spring celebration. Interested people can register to attend by contacting admissions at 978-556-3721 or by email to admissions@necc.mass.edu. Participants will start their day in the lobby of the Behrakis One-Stop Student Services Center. From there they can attend any or all of the course samplings which change every hour.

People can choose to sit in on just one course or spend the entire day. In addition, campus tours and financial aid sessions will be available. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu/getting-started/experience-college-for-a-day.

Ladies’ fundraiser planned: The Women’s Fund of Essex County will host its sixth annual “Power of the Purse” fundraising event on May 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Willowdale Estate in Bradley Palmer State Park, 24 Asbury St., Topsfield.

Inspired by the Victor Hugo saying, “As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled,” this signature event includes a ladies’ evening of hors d’oeuvres and wine, together with a raffle featuring chances to win distinctive purses and bags donated by renowned designers and retailers. Proceeds help fund special projects and annual grant awards made by The Women’s Fund.

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