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December 27, 2013

Health Beat: ‘Meet the Providers’ at Anna Jaques Birth Center

Expecting parents and those considering starting a family are invited to a “Meet the Providers Night” on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Anna Jaques Hospital.

From 7 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria conference room, obstetricians, gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians, neonatologists and family practice physicians from the Birth Center will be on hand. All physicians and midwives who deliver at Anna Jaques are board-certified.

Admission is free, and reservations are not necessary. The hospital is located on Highland Avenue in Newburyport.

Blood drive at Dunkin’ Donuts Jan. 2

On Thursday, Jan. 2, from 1 to 6 p.m., the Dunkin’ Donuts at 70 Storey Ave. will be hosting their annual blood drive with the American Red Cross to benefit hospital patients in need. This marks the seventh year that Dunkin’ Donuts and the American Red Cross have partnered for the “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” campaign. As part of the campaign, all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

This campaign is in honor of National Blood Donor Month and increases awareness about the need for blood. To date, Dunkin’ Donuts has provided over 520,000 pounds of coffee to donors and helped over 1.5 million patients. One donation can help save up to three lives.

Show to help artist visit son with cancer

A local artist is having a show this month to help her travel to Austin, Texas, to be with her son, who will be undergoing cancer treatment.

Ann McCrea is exhibiting cards, ornaments, prints, collages and ceramic sculptures through Dec. 31 at the Tiny Gallery in the First Religious Society’s Lower Meetinghouse on Unicorn Street in Newburyport. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on “Boston to Austin,” email mccreartworks@basicisp.net.

Boy Scouts, Red Cross host blood drive

Boy Scout Troop 21 of Newburyport is joining forces with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday at the Elks Lodge.

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