A concert on the Newburyport waterfront next weekend will benefit Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit that builds houses for severely injured veterans.

On Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., Unnamed Colors will perform. The Massachusetts trio “creates richly dynamic original art rock music,” according to its website.

The show is hosted by the Newburyport-based Patriots for American Veterans Organization, which helps veterans and their families.

Admission is free, but donations will accepted. The rain date is Sunday, May 3.

For more information, visit www.patriotsforamericanveterans.org or www.hfotusa.org.

Talk to address disorders that affect learning

Parents are invited to attend a free seminar next weekend to learn about neuroscience-based approaches to remove the blocks to successful learning.

Lisa Keegan, president of Rewired, will discuss “A New Road to Success: Why your child is struggling in school and what you can do about it.”

Topics covered will include challenges with attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, executive function disorder and various processing disorders. The discussion will also cover options for parents whose children are not fully progressing with current protocols.

The seminar will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at David’s Tavern, 11 Brown Square, Newburyport. Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, visit www.rewiredtolearn.com or email lisa@rewiredtolearn.com.

Group helps those facing cancer

A free Cancer Support Group meets Monday in Newburyport.

The group, hosted by Anna Jaques Hospital, is open to individuals and families coping with a cancer diagnosis who want to spend time with others facing similar situations. Hosted by licensed social worker Susan Smith and nurses from the chemotherapy infusion suite, the group features guest speakers who share helpful and education information.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newburyport Medical Center, 1 Wallace Bashaw Jr. Way. Coffee and beverages are served.

Fibromyalgia study needs volunteers

A local board-certified psychiatrist is participating in an international clinical research study on fibromyalgia.

Dr. Marc Shay is currently looking for individuals who have been experiencing pain from fibromyalgia for at least three months and are at least 18 years old.

Volunteers will be seen at the research office of ActivMed Practices & Research Inc. at 421 Merrimack St., Suite 203, Methuen. Each participant will receive all study medications and procedures at no cost. Compensation for time and travel is also available.

For more information on the study, call 978-655-7155.

PMC fundraiser gears up for 7th year

The seventh annual Make Way for Molly PMC Fundraiser is set for next Saturday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodge in Newburyport.

The Make Way for Molly Pan-Mass Challenge team was started by Molly Callahan’s father in 2007 and has grown from its initial six riders over the years.

Callahan was diagnosed with leukemia nine years ago, at age 10. Cancer-free for six years, she is now a sophomore studying nursing at Georgetown University.

The fundraiser is hosted by the Barlow family of Newburyport. Callahan’s uncle Mike Barlow and cousins Sam and Jake Barlow are part of the PMC team, which has raised $632,000 for a pediatric fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The event will feature dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, 25 Low St., or in advance by emailing barlowcarpentry@msn.com or calling 978-465-6928. All proceeds will assist children with cancer and their families.


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