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The next cursillo ultreya and pot-luck supper will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish office building. Pot-luck is at 5 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Call Al Mitchell at 978-879-3655.
Addison Gilbert Hospital will conduct free diabetes and blood bressure screening at the Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis St., on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Fasting is not required. The diabetes screening will be conducted by Certified Diabetes Educator Lynn O’Reilly, MS, RD, LDN, and the blood pressure screening will be conducted by Jennifer Garafola, Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Call 978 281-9765 for an appointment; walk-ins also welcome.
Chargers Youth Program
The Chargers Youth Program is now accepting online registration for boys and girls basketball; visit www.chargersyouthprogram.org.
Cape Ann Thrift Shop
Cape Ann Thrift Shop, 70 Middle St., is open Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop offers clothing for the whole family, linens, toys, jewelry and more. Donations of all types are appreciated.
VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health care, hospice and wellness agency, needs volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally-ill patients and their families on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Volunteers receive training, supervision and support. Call Nancy Barcelo at 1-888-663-3688, ext. 4271, visit www.vnacarenetwork.org, or call 1-800-728-1862.