Still Point Dancers celebrate NECC's 50th
HAVERHILL -- Still Point Dancers perform tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Sport and Fitness Center at Northern Essex Community College, featuring faculty and student choreography as well as a piece dedicated to the college's 50th anniversary.
Coordinator Michelle Deane has choreographed a modern dance piece titled "Underneath What We See," exploring what people see when they are looking past exterior looks. "A Lost Companion," choreographed by student Jordan Slates of Tyngsboro, explores the feelings of a group of women after losing friends in different types of relationships. In addition, Deane has choreographed a group performance for the college's 50th anniversary.
A reception in the lobby will be held prior to the Saturday performance at 6:30 p.m. for all alumni.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under 12.
For information, contact Michelle Deane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-556-3597.
Seasonal fun returns
Canobie Lake Park's newest roller coaster, Untamed, feautres a vertical climb of 72 feet that plunges at a 97-degree angle.
SALEM, N.H. -- On Saturday Canobie Lake Park opens its 110th season. The amusement park is home to over 85 rides, games, and shows.
Attractions designed to entertain all summer long include A Summer of Superstars tribute concerts, Wildlife Encounters shows, the Canobie Talent Search and weekly fireworks displays.
Seasonal specials begin opening day with general admission at $25. Discounted programs are available for corporate, small company, and groups outings. For information on event hours, prices and available discounts, visit www.canobie.com. The park is located at exit 2 or 3 off Rte. 93, 85 North Policy St.
Go ape at Franklin Park Zoo
DORCHESTER -- Kick off the 100th season of the Franklin Park Zoo as it celebrates Ape Awareness Day on Sunday.
Visitors will learn about apes, their behaviors, habits and the threats they face as part of the zoo's conversation in raising awareness for the primate family.
Events will include an open discussion on primates with Dr. Zarin Machanda, who spent nearly three years living and conducting research in western Uganda, studying specifically chimpanzees. Meet and observe the work of Jen Bradley, a local artist who has drawn inspiration from the gorilla exhibits for nearly 20 years, and meet the zookeepers who care for the western lowland gorillas at the zoo.
Admission to the park is $16; $13 for seniors; $10 for children (2-12); children under 2 are free. Recycle your old cell phone and receive $1 off admission. The park is located at 1 Franklin Park Road, off Blue Hill Ave.