EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 2, 2014

Hypnotist, comedian raise money for Heal Lawrence

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — Hypnotist Jerry Valley performs a fundraiser to benefit the Rotary Club and Heal Lawrence June 7 at the Relief’s In, 1 Market St. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The show starts after dinner with Comedian David DiLorenzo, as opening act. He has performed with stars like Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Klein, Steven Wright and Dane Cook. DJ Jamie will provide musical entertainment.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a sports memorabilia silent auction.

Corporate sponsorships are available for $500 and includes Dinner and Show for a party of 10, a 3x6 banner at the event, acknowledgement in the Rotary Newsletter and website, as well as the Heal Lawrence website, and on all tables.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchase by sending an email to jdillon@berkretirement.com or by calling 617-680-7964.

YMCA appoints two new directors

LAWRENCE – Teresa DeJesus and Lilliam Rivera have been appointed by the YWCA of Greater Lawrence as program directors.

DeJesus, will serve as director of the Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter. She has served the YWCA of Greater Lawrence for 14 years, beginning as an intern from the University of Massachusetts Lowell before graduation and becoming the Teen educator and rape crisis counselor. During that time, she was also working at the Lawrence District Court supporting women, was a Domestic Violence Advocate and taught Healthy Relationships and anti-bullying to from sixth-graders to seniors in Lawrence schools

DeJesus has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and is certified by the Department of Public Health as domestic violence advocate and a rape crisis counselor.

Rivera was named the new Director for the Teen Parenting Program at YWCA Fina House.

She is chairperson of the Teen Pregnancy Coalition of the City of Lawrence.

Rivera brings more than 15 years experience in education, including three years as teen pregnancy prevention project director at the La Alianza Hispana, Inc. and as a consultant/ Instructor at Kid Start Inc. in Lawrence for four years. She was a community liaison for the Lowell Police Department.

Rivera has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cambridge College and is pursuing a Master’s degree in management at the school.

Holiday story hour honors Israel Independence Day

ANDOVER — In honor of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, the Religious School of Congregation Beth Israel is sponsoring a Jewish Holiday Story Hour May 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 40 Railroad St.

The program features songs, crafts, and snacks. It is geared for children ages 2.9 through 6 and their parents.