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May 16, 2013

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NECC reunion, Classes of 1963-1973: Alumni of Northern Essex Community College who graduated between 1963 and 1973 are invited to attend a reunion on June 21 at 4 p.m. at DiBurro’s function hall to reminisce and catch up with classmates. This reunion marks the 50th and 40th graduation anniversaries for the classes of 1963 and 1973, respectively. NECC opened to its first students in 1961, and the class of 1963 is the first class to graduate from the college. Volunteer organizers include class of 1963 members Maurice Viscuso, Rosemarie (Webb) D’Agata, and Bill Klueber, as well as Pat Kennedy of the Class of 1966 and former NECC faculty member and administrator Norman Landry. If you would like to help with reunion preparations or would like more information on the reunion, please contact Lindsey Mayo at 978-556-3621 or lmayo@necc.mass.edu.

Council on Aging trips offered: The Council on Aging is offering several new trips this summer. A bus and rail excursion to Portland aboard the Downeaster is July 13. Cost is $89 per person. A summer sail on the schooner Thomas E. Lannon and a visit to Gloucester and Rockport is July 31. Cost is $95 per person. A Boston Harbor Cruise to Provincetown is planned for Aug. 3. Cost is $94 per person. An overnight trip to Tanglewood for a BSO concert with fireworks and the Berkshires is Aug. 6 and 7. The trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, one night hotel at the Comfort Inn in Pittsfield, full course luncheon, BSO concert, and admissions to Chesterwood, Naumkeag and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Cost is $299 per person, double occupancy. For more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Past Finders summer camp offered: The Past Finders summer program at the Buttonwoods Museum, now in its 23nd season, begins July 9. Sessions run for one week, meeting Tuesday through Friday. Children may sign up for one or both sessions. Morning drop-off begins at 9 a.m. and pick-up is at 4 p.m. The program is for children in grades one to seven and is designed to teach children about history through hands-on activities, creative arts projects and field trips. To register or for more information, please visit http://haverhillhistory.org. You can also call 978-374-4626 or email programs@haverhillhistory.org. Session 1, Revolutionary Revel, is July 9 to 12 and focuses on the American Revolution through crafts, food and field trips. Cost is $160. Session 2, Digging into Archaeology, is Aug. 6 to 9. It features a mock dig. Kids will try cross-mending, dating and researching objects to reconstruct the lives of the original owners. Visits to an archaeological site or museum are included. Cost is $160. More information is available from Kaleigh Pare at kpare@haverhillhistory.org or (978)-374-4626.

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