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January 23, 2013

Essex Goings On

Sports Night

Tonight, the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club hosts WEEI’s (93.7FM /850 AM) Kirk Minihane leading a discussion about current Boston sports topics including: the Patriots Super Bowl Run; the Bruins back on the ice; the Red Sox Hot Stove; and the Celtics continuing improvement, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Landing at 7 Central. Event is invitation to members; Prospective Manchester-Essex Rotary members and friends should contact Dave Ray, 978-921-2346, or email: davidray@lesieray.com.

Cursillo ultreya

The next Cursillo Ultreya and pot-luck will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, Essex. The pot-luck is at 5 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 6 p.m. You need not have been on a Cursillo encounter weekend to attend. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.

“Love Letters”

The love letters of John and Mary Adams will be followed by a Winfrey’s fudge and chocolate buffet on Friday Feb. 8, when the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum’s presents Adams scholars and living history performers, Patricia Bridgman and Thomas Macy, sharing the intimate correspondence of one of America’s most treasured historical couples. You’ll be transported back in time, as you bear witness to their legendary devotion, artfully presented on the stage at the First Congregational Church on 39 Main St., Essex, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at: essexshipbuildingmuseum.org. $10 pp, advance $15 at the door; and $5 students. If inclement weather, check the web site after 3 p.m.

Skating lessons

Beginner and advanced skating skills group and private lessons are available for boys and girls ages 5-12, tots ages 2 1/2 and up, teens and adults. Instruction is by professional coaches certified by USA Hockey and U.S. Figure Skating associations. Lessons available at Talbot Rink on Tuesdays, 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 p.m.; at Pingree School in Hamilton on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Private lessons also available. Enrollment is ongoing. For a registration form, visit www.cafsc.org or call 978-546-2290.

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