METHUEN — Holy Family Hospital will hold a job fair for open positions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the hospital's Methuen campus.

Prime candidates should have a background in nursing (including RNs, CNAs, PCAs), surgical services, sterile processing, behavioral health, radiological services, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Applicants should bring an up-to-date resume, current Massachusetts license if applicable, relevant certification, a printed online job application and a “can-do” positive attitude. Job applications will also be available at the fair.

The job fair will be in the auditorium at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen.

Call the Human Resources Department at 978-687-0156 ext. 2494 for more information. A list of all Holy Family Hospital career opportunities is available at

Program on violence against women

LAWRENCE — Northern Essex Community College will host an “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls,” on Thursday, Dec. 6, with guest speaker Isa Woldeguiorguis.

This event is being held in collaboration with the city of Lawrence, the Lawrence Police Department, YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts, and Delamano Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit committed to domestic violence intervention.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Heatlh & Technology Center, 414 Common St., Lawrence.

Woldeguiorguis is the executive director of The Center for Hope and Healing Inc., which has served victims of rape and sexual assault and provided education toward eradicating sexual violence in the greater Lowell area for 40 years. 

As in previous years, the color orange will be a key theme unifying all activities, with buildings and landmarks lit and decorated in orange to bring global attention to the initiative. For more information, contact Analuz Garcia at or 978-738-7423.

Candles of Remembrance ceremony planned

HAVERHILL — Merrimack Valley Hospice will hold a Candles of Remembrance ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St.

The public is invited to remember loved ones lost. The complimentary candle lighting ceremony and reception are intended to offer solace and support for those struggling with a recent loss, or who may be anticipating the pain of celebrating holiday traditions in the absence of a cherished family member or friend.

All are welcome to attend this complimentary ceremony and reception. Donations are not required to attend or to light a candle.

To RSVP or for information on making a donation to add a name to the Tribute Book, please call Erin Masterson at 978-552-4188 or email

Maine trip planned for Saturday

HAVERHILL — Groups Inc. and the Council on Aging are planning a trip on Saturday, Dec. 8, to Freeport, Maine, for lunch and shopping.

Transportation will include a train ride on the Amtrak Downeaster to Freeport, where passengers will be transported by bus to the Harraseeket Inn for lunch and then on to shopping the outlet stores, including L. L. Bean. Travel back to Haverhill is by motorcoach.

The cost is $95 per person. Call Groups Inc. for details at 978-372-8080.

Go caroling at East Parish Meeting House

HAVERHILL — Enjoy caroling and camaraderie at the historic East Parish Meeting House, 150 Middle Road, this weekend.

Join in the festivities at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. There will be a warm fire and refreshments, and the meeting house will be decorated in a charming candlelight atmosphere reminiscent of colonial times. 

All are invited. For more information, visit