North Shore Shelter Fest will be held Sat., Jan. 27, from noon to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Beverly, 221 Cabot St., to raise money for Harborlight Community Partners, the North Shore’s largest affordable housing provider for low- and moderate-income people. the Evan Goodrow Band will headline the event, and The Band Next Door, Dreamtigers, Tree House Charlatans, and others also will perform.
Cambridge College and Northern Essex Community College, which has campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, are worked together to make it easier for NECC students to transfer their associate’s degree credits to Cambridge College to compete a bachelor’s degree. The program will provide accelerated degree completion programs in early childhood education and care, human services, psychology, and management at Cambridge College’s Riverwalk location in Lawrence, 280 Merrimack St., Room 504. Students transferring their credits from NECC also are eligible for up to an 18 percent tuition discount. Information sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through February at CC’s Riverwalk location. Call 617-873-0474.
Tammy Bottner will speak about her family memoir, “Among the Reeds: The True Story of How a Family Survived the Holocaust,” at Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill on Sunday, Jan. 28. In the book, Bottner, a pediatrician based in Newburyport, describes how she experienced flashbacks of fleeing Nazis during World War II, despite the fact that it was not her who endured the Holocaust, but her grandmother. A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 10 a.m. at the temple, located at 514 Main St. A $10 per person donation is suggested.
The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley are holding a support group for survivors of suicide loss. The group, called Safe Place, meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St. in Beverly. Safe Place is confidential, free, and led by a trained suicide survivor.
Gloucester resident Katie Kahl was named to a newly created position, extension assistant professor in sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience, at UMass Amherst’s School of Earth and Sustainability at the Gloucester Marine Station. Kahl, who has previously worked for The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, will serve as a contact between community interests and the university’s research resources.Julia Preszler can be reached at email@example.com.