The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Merrimack Valley Hospital will hold a diabetes education open house today from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Attendees will get the facts on nutrition, foot care, diabetes education, blood glucose testing and care for non-healing wounds. Diabetes education helps patients learn to manage their disease, which can cause a variety of issues, including heart disease, stroke and circulatory problems, kidney failure, blindness, diabetic nerve pain and wounds that resist healing. For more information or to register, call 978-420-1405.
Support groupfor caregivers
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 led by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW. Light refreshments will be served. The hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. More information is available from Lavoie at 978-420-1162 or email@example.com.
Volunteers to ring bells for Salvation Army
This year’s Salvation Army Bell Ringing for the Haverhill Kiwanis and Pentucket Kiwanis Club’s Saturdays will be Nov. 28 and Dec. 21.
Volunteers will ring from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all three Market Basket locations in Haverhill.
Christmas Concert planned for Dec. 20
The Hyssongs, a family that performs gospel music, will present a night filled with Christmas songs Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 217 Main St.
A collection will be taken to help disadvantaged teenagers in Greater Haverhill.
For more information, call Steve Case at 603-659-2034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NECC students can study in England
Northern Essex Community College and Middlesex Community College have signed an international-education articulation agreement with Bath Spa University (BSU) in Bath, England, that allows students to complete either a semester abroad or an associate’s degree in selected programs at either college and then transfer to BSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.
The memorandum of agreement between the three institutions was signed recently by NECC President Lane Glenn, Middlesex President Carole Cowan, and BSU Vice Chancellor Christina Slade in a ceremony at MCC’s historic John Nesmith House.
“This new agreement will open up study abroad opportunities for our students, who can now choose to study for a semester or for two years at Bath Spa University,” said Marcy Yeager, NECC’s international studies coordinator.
Bath is England’s only United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and has been voted one of the safest cities in Great Britain. Bath Spa University (www.bathspa.ac.uk) is one of the top liberal arts universities in the United Kingdom and offers small class sizes in historic buildings, flexible programs and entrepreneurial partnerships. For more information, contact Yeager at email@example.com or 978-556-3326.
Public library events for children slated
Make a Dream Catcher activity for Native American Heritage month is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the public library.
Children can learn how to weave a dream catcher and what it means. The event is for ages 7 to 12. Registration is required.
A Plymouth Thanksgiving event is Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Children will learn about the history of Thanksgiving, design paper dolls and create their own version of the first Thanksgiving. The event is for ages 5 and up. Registration is required.
Throughout the month, the library’s Children’s Room will collect diaper donations for the Anchor of Hope Diaper Drive. Stop by to drop off new diapers in any size or brand.
Pasta dinner for Ozzie’s Kids is Saturday
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., will host a Pasta Dinner to benefit the Ozzie’s Kids Christmas organization on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 general admission or $4 for senior citizens and children.
Church plans Cookie Jar Bazaar Nov. 30
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., will hold a Cookie Jar Bazaar on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This annual fair features the popular Cookie Walk, home baked goods, crafts and gift ideas. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m.