Computer courses offered | Haverhill

MakeIT Haverhill will hold registration open on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 Washington St. for two computer science courses offered to Haverhill residents only. Interested learners must commit to eight two-hour courses over eight weeks (April to June) for a total of 16 course hours.

All courses are available in Spanish and English.

Computer Basics includes instruction on email, Internet browsing, cybersecurity, and job search tools. Classes begin April 23 and continue every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon until June 11.

Introduction to Business Computer Skills covers financial tools, online marketing, and other business start-up skills. Classes begin April 27 and continue every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. until June 15.

Students who complete all courses and successfully graduate will receive a new Chromebook and one year of free internet service, thanks to the generosity of partners Tech Goes Home and the Essex County Community Foundation. Availability is limited to 12 learners per course on a first-come, first-served basis when registration opens April 9. For more information, contact Veronica Rodriguez at [email protected] or call/text 978-361-0751.

Drawn to the Music brings together live music and art

SALEM, NH — Children from across New Hampshire will share their music-inspired works in collaboration with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Seifert Performing Arts Center. More than 650 illustrations will be exhibited while the orchestra performs classic pieces including Stravinsky’s “The Firebird”, “Night on the Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky and “Mother the Goose” by Ravel.

Some budding artists have waited two long years to see their work presented. Artwork from schools in Salem, Goffstown, Hooksett, Atkinson, Plaistow, Merrimack, Newington, Portsmouth, Farmington and Conway will be on display on Sunday.

To purchase tickets in person or live, visit The box office will be closed before each concert until further notice. Tickets for in-person concerts must be purchased online in advance. You must purchase a live stream ticket in order to receive a unique URL link that will be emailed to you after purchase.

Donations are greatly appreciated but will not generate a live stream link or in-person concert ticket. To learn more about the orchestra, visit

The NECC launches a new podcast

HAVERHILL/LAWRENCE – Northern Essex Community College has launched its new ‘NECC Now’ podcast.

Each month, Marc Lemay, a seasoned broadcast journalist, will interview a College faculty or staff member, student, graduate, or community partner on a current topic of interest.

The podcast is designed to amplify newsroom content, said Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations. “This is another channel to share news from our university.”

The podcast will be produced once a month and aired on the third Wednesday. The 28-minute show is currently available on the college’s website, ApplePodcasts, Spotify and other platforms.

Objectives include highlighting NECC programs and their relevance to the community/

To listen, visit

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