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November 21, 2013

Enjoy a good meal while helping needy children

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The trip includes dining, holiday entertainment, special cocktail pricing and shopping at the Christmas Dove and Calef’s Country Store in Barrington, N.H. Cost is $230 per person, double occupancy. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-274-2390.

Diaper collection: Throughout November, the children’s room at the public library will be collecting diaper donations for the Haverhill-based nonprofit Anchor of Hope Diaper Drive.

Stop by to drop off new diapers in any size or brand. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org. More information is available by calling 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or by emailing smoser@mvlc.org.

Support group for caregivers announced: A support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor atrium.

This group is facilitated by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW. Light refreshments are served. The hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. More information is available from Patricia Lavoie at 978-420-1162 or patricia.lavoie@steward.org.

Chamber event on tap: The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will host a Celebrity Speaker Series event titled “Transformative Investment” on Nov. 21 featuring Marty Jones, president and CEO of MassDevelopment.

The event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. As president and CEO of MassDevelopment, Jones focuses on redevelopment opportunities throughout Massachusetts and especially in Gateway cities. Her presentation will emphasize how Haverhill and similar communities can leverage their strengths – strong urban cores, innovative zoning districts, higher education institutions, and reasonably-priced and sustainable housing – to spur transformative investment.

MassDevelopment works with businesses, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal officials and agencies to strengthen the state’s economy. These collaborations help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, eliminate blight, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies. This Speaker Series event is held in partnership with TD Bank, NECC and Law Offices of Thomas Sullivan. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members and includes networking, breakfast and presentation. To make a reservation, visit www.HaverhillChamber.com or call 978-373-5663.

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