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March 7, 2013

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NECC College for Older Learners showcases seminars

Adults 50 and older who are interested in learning for the fun of learning are invited to attend Northern Essex Community College’s College of Older Learners seminar showcase on Tuesday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 103B in the David Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Attendees will learn more about each seminar and meet the seminar leaders. This event is free and open to the public.

Seminar topics for the spring include Making Mandalas and Kaleidescopic Designs, Six More Countries in Six Weeks, Gardening with Perennials, Exploring Poetic Form, The Lives of the Impressionists, Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, From the Small Screen to the Silver Screen, Aging as a Spiritual Journey, What’s Mine is Mine or You Earned It, You Keep It, Journal Writing for Beginners, Why is the Sky Blue?, and Exotic Destinations.

All of the seminars meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on a designated week-day for six consecutive weeks, unless otherwise noted, in a Haverhill campus building.

The cost is $25 for each seminar.

For more information, visit or call 978-556-3110 and leave a voice-mail message.


Firearm safety course in North Reading

The North Reading Rifle Club, 242 Central St. in that town, will host a firearm-safety course on Wednesdays, March 13 and 20, at 7 p.m. both nights. People must attend both dates.

Certified instructors will explain firearm operation, safe handling, storage, transportation and laws concerning gun use and ownership. Each participant will shoot a rifle, revolver and semi-automatic handgun. A certificate required by Massachusetts law when applying for a Class A or B license to carry, or firearms identification card, will be issued to everyone completing the course. A license is required to purchase, possess or carry a firearm.

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