Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. A free film about a veteran Several members of local veterans advocacy groups have asked us to let folks know about an upcoming film that residents will be able to see at no charge. “On Tuesday, April 2, GE is sponsoring the screening of “American Veteran” at the ReelAbilities film festival,” Dennis Gould wrote us in an email earlier in the week. “I served on GE Corporate Board for GE Veterans and was past Commander GE Veterans Lynn so was asked to please get word out about this.” The film, which can be viewed on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm., at Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere. It’s directed by Julie Cohen, is 70 minutes long. It’s a documentary, in English with Open Captions. Here’s the synopsis:At age 21, Sgt. Nick Mendes was blown up by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, paralyzing him from the neck down. This unflinching and surprisingly funny documentary follows him for five years as he re-adjusts to life. At the start of the story he is in a V.A. hospital unable to speak, eat, or even breathe on his own. By the end of the film he is studying for a real estate license, using mouth-operated technology to play video games, and fishing. Nick reunites with the soldier who saved his life in Afghanistan and most amazing of all, is he falls in love with and marries his medical caregiver. A panel discussion will follow. Registration is strongly recommended For more details, go to www.reelabilities.org/boston. Share this event on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ events/2161125913922656/ Essex County Trivia quiz This just in from Laura Eisener, president of the Saugus Historical Society, to let readers that there will be an interesting program, titled “Essex County Trivia” next week. The March General meeting, to which the public is invited, Lynn residents as well as Saugus, is at 7 PM on March 13 at 30 Main St., Saugus. There will be light refreshments. “Essex County is home to Cape Ann, industrial towns of the Merrimac River Valley, many historic sites, beautiful scenery, and was the birthplace of many famous residents.It has also been rich in art and literature. Saugus is the southwesternmost town of this very historic county. For the first general meeting of 2019, we will bring back the popular Essex County Trivia Quiz with new questions and lots of stories about the part of New England we call home. Special topics for this year’s quiz include local architecture, poetry, paintings, movies, and novels though we will have some other subjects too.You can play the game or just listen.For every correct answer you give there will be a small prize such as a postcard.Whoever gets the most answers right will win a larger prize and be declared the overall winner of this year’s contest. Do you know who North America’s first female poet was and where she lived? How about the Essex County locations which have each installed 25 pieces of new outdoor public art in the last two years? Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 61 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roof • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Roo ng Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! And why does America’s most inspiring patriotic painting hang on a Marblehead wall? Laura Eisener will provide the quiz questions and answers. Check it out. Pinewood Derby to be rescheduled A lot of folks, including myself, are disappointed that the threat of snow cancelled last week’s annual Pine Wood Derby, hosted by Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62 at the Cliftondale Congregational Church, 50 Essex St. in Saugus. The Open Race (adults, Boy Scouts, parents and siblings) was expected to be a huge draw this year. Among the highlights of this year’s derby was an interesting entry designed and built by Selectman Jennifer D’Eon. It looks like a miniature Titanic on wheels. But Jen was concerned that might be too heavy to speed down the track. We’ll keep you posted on the new date for the derby. Saugus Babe Ruth Sign-ups The remaining Saugus Babe Ruth Baseball sign-ups will be held at the Fox Hill Yacht Club on Ballard St. March 11 and March 25 from 6 to 8pm. Any Saugus resident 13, 14 or 15 years of age is eligible to sign up. The cost for the season is $175 per player. After teams are picked, uniforms and a game schedule will be issued. Most games will be played at World Series Park, which is celebrating its fifteenth season. Corned beef at “The Pumpkin Church.” The First Congregational Church Saugus will hold its Annual Corned Beef Supper tomorrow (Saturday, March 9). The doors will open at 4:30 pm. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 pm. A donation of $13 is requested in advance, or $15 at the door. Youth sports collaborate this month! Saugus Youth Soccer, Saugus Pop Warner, Saugus National Little League, Saugus American Little League, Saugus Softball and Saugus Lacrosse are excited to announce our joint fundraising event! Come join us for a night of food, dancing, poker, and lots of fun at Breakaway in Danvers on Friday, March 22nd! This is a great opportunity to support one league or multiple leagues all at the same great event! There are two ticket levels available for purchase: $20 General Ticket - includes cheese pizza, salad, and DJ entertainment $40 Poker Ticket - includes Texas Hold’em Tournament entry fee, cheese pizza, salad, and DJ entertainment Prizes will be awarded to players who place in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Doors will open at 7:00pm, and the tournament will begin at 7:30pm. There is a limited number of tickets so make sure to purchase them early. Tickets can be purchased at: https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/ saugus-youth-sports- fundraiser-texas-holdem- tournament-and-dancing-at- breakaway-tickets-55458865961. As much as we love our kids, this is an adult only event. Please share with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends so that we can come together to support all the sports that our children love to play! Calling civic-minded Saugonians Once again, Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen are looking for a few good men and women who would be interested in serving as volunteers in local government. Selectmen are accepting applications for appointment two the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Library Board of Trustees. These are volunteer / non paid positions for Saugus residents. Those interested may submit letter of interest / resume, no later than March 12 to: Saugus Board of Selectmen Saugus Town Hall 298 Central Street #4 Marching as one league -- in one parade The newly-formed Saugus Little League has announced it will host its annual Opening Day Parade on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. This year, the Saugus National and Saugus American leagues will march as one. Parade participants will assemble at 8:30am at the Oaklandvale School, located at 266 Main St. With a police and fire escort, the marchers will leave the Oaklandvale School located at 266 Main St., at 9am and head north up Main Street. They plan to arrive at the Elks Field, located at 401 Main St., at about 10am in time for the Opening Day Ceremony. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen are expected to participate. Tom Whittredge, executive president of the Saugus Little League, says he’s expecting 300 players to participate in Opening Day. Deadline for Town Meeting Warrant Anyone who has an Article to be inserted into the Annual Town Meeting Warrant may submit the Article with appropriate number of signatures to the Selectmen’s Office, no later than April 2, or bring it to SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 13 Spring!

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