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November 26, 2013

Family singing group plans Christmas concert

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 scase@theasgm.org

Festival of Trees opening Friday

An opening night gala for the 12th annual "Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees" is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Admission to the gala event is $20 per person and includes buffet food from local restaurants. The evening will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a performance by Haverhill High School's chorus.

The Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society is at 240 Water St.

The festival runs from Saturday to Dec. 15 and will showcase holiday trees, wreaths and centerpieces and activities for all ages. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. All donated trees, wreaths and other decorative items will be raffled off on the last day of the event to benefit the museum. This year's Festival of Trees will feature art demonstrations and an art class, holiday gift wrapping, children's scavenger hunt, senior day, family day, a stroll with hot apple cider, Victorian tea, a visit by Santa along with Minnie and Mickey and other activities. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626 or email FOT@haverhillhistory.org. Visit www.haverhillhistory.org for a schedule of events.

Luncheon focuses on memory loss, dementia

Memory Loss and Dementia, a senior lunch presentation with Mary Richardson, Community Liaison for Steward Health Care and former co-host of the WCVB Channel 5 show Chronicle, will be held on Dec. 3 at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Richardson will interview Neuropsychologist Dr. Buck H. Woo and Patricia Lavoie, LICSW from Merrimack Valley Hospital’s Adult Behavioral Medicine Center, and take questions from the audience. The luncheon is from 1 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

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