NoteWorthy – 12/8/19
AROUND THE VALLEY
Merrimack Valley Food Bank Feeds Thousands for Thanksgiving
On Nov. 22 and 23, The Merrimack Valley Food Bank‘s staff and volunteers distributed Thanksgiving food and gift cards to 290 neighbors, in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay. This is in addition to turkeys, fixings, shelf-stable and fresh food distributed throughout the month of November to families in 31 communities.
Lowell Community Health Center Winter Mixer
Lowell Community Health Center’s (Lowell CHC) Developing Leaders Council Winter Mixer is once again helping to shake up the holiday season. This year’s event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Lowell CHC.
Event proceeds will benefit Lowell CHC’s Teen BLOCK, a free after-school and summer program for teens ages 13 to 19 that focuses on leadership development, making healthy choices, and civic engagement.
Lawrence Partnership Annual Meeting 2019
Lawrence Partnership‘s 6th Annual Meeting, just like previous years, will be full of energy and ideas. The event welcomes well over 400 guests, scores of high-profile sponsors and engaging and inspiring speakers.
Due to the snow storm, this event was rescheduled from its original date. It will now be held on Wed., Dec. 18, and you can register or re-register here.
Greater Lowell Community Foundation Receives Grant for Asthma Spacers for School Kids
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) received a recent $20,000 grant from the Greater Lowell Health Alliance for the Asthma Spacers for School Kids program. In partnership with Respiratory Delivery Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, GLCF will make two 510k FDA-approved asthma medicine delivery devices, the Microspacer and Microchamber, available for free to Greater Lowell area students in need.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
NECC VP Receives Scholarship
Michael McCarthy, Northern Essex Community College’s vice president of administration and finance, recently received the David H. Lord Scholarship for Exemplary Community Service from National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education.
McCarthy was recognized for his work overseeing The Revolving Test Kitchen in Lawrence, which the college co-manages with the Lawrence Partnership. Part of Northern Essex’s Lawrence Campus, the test kitchen gives local start-up restaurants the opportunity to run a trial of their business model, build their capacity and clientele, understand the local market, and prepare to grow into a permanent location.
and don’t forget…
Sip, Shop, and Shimmy!
Sip, Shop and Shimmy at Dani Kaye with special guest Shawn Black of Shawn Black Photography and Couture Black.
Sip some bubbly as you shop for the holidays and get glammed for your own Instagram-worthy photos with a pair of Inferno wings!
Dani Kaye will be offering 20% off your purchase, and anyone who spends over $100 will be eligible for a slew of fabulous raffle prizes, including a Mini Boudoir Wing Session with Shawn Black.
Surviving Entrepreneurship – Tales from the Trenches
Two veteran entrepreneurs will lead a fireside chat at the Innovation Hub Haverhill, taking the audience through their journeys in starting and building businesses, including the ups and downs and challenges and successes. This event is part of the iHub’s monthly Entrepreneur Development Series and is free and open to the public.
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Third Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in Greater Lowell, yet services focused on the population have typically been geared towards families and adults rather than homeless youth.
To help combat this issue and to provide support to these young people in our community, Mayor Bill Samaras is continuing and building upon last year’s Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth (started by now-Senator Ed Kennedy).
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Holiday Concert
The MVPO invites all to their Family Holiday Season Spectacular Concert at Timberlane Performing Arts Center, featuring many instrumental and choral favorites of the season.