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Pre-K and kindergarten showcase

LOWELL — On Thursday, Jan. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Reilly Elementary School, 115 Douglas Road, residents with pre-K and kindergarten-aged children can meet teachers and staff from different schools to learn about curriculums, ask questions and learn about the registration process for enrolling students in the Lowell Public Schools. Bring immunization records for review by school nurses. Light refreshments served. For information, call the Family Resource Center at 978-674-4321, or Laurie Carney at 978-446-7000, ext. 46919. To register, bit.ly/3XzgXmz.

Art history class

CHELMSFORD — The Chelmsford Public Library presents “The Secret Stories Behind Art’s Most Iconic Works, Part 2.” This online event covers iconic works such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” to Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting, “The Nighthawks,” on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Presenter Jane Oneail taught art history at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Boston University and a master’s degree in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. To register, bit.ly/3j1mcfE. For information, Jessica Fitzhanso, 978-256-5521 ext. 1115, or jfitzhanso@chelmsfordlibrary.org

‘Get Boosted’ COVID clinic

LOWELL — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working with local partners like Lowell General Hospital, Eliot Church Day Center and PCEA Neema Church, to make COVID shots accessible to as many people as possible.

The DPH has extended its “Get Boosted” vaccination clinics in Lowell through March 31. Residents who get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster at the participating locations receive a $75 gift card to a local retailer for each dose administered, while supplies last.

The clinics offer first and second doses of the vaccine, as well as the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster, which is approved for everyone ages 6 months and older. Staying up to date on vaccines, including boosters, is the most effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19.

To find a clinic offering the $75 gift card near you, go to Mass.gov/GetBoosted. No ID or proof of health insurance is required.

Cookbook author visit

TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Public Library welcomes back award-winning cookbook author Terry Walters with her new cookbook, “Nourish: Plant-Based Recipes To Feed Body, Mind and Soul.” Walters will lead a discussion and a cooking demonstration, followed by a book signing on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., 300 Chandler St. To register for this in-person event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, bit.ly/3j7rXsb. For information, 978-640-4490.

Diabetes workshops

LOWELL — People with Type II diabetes, or who take care of someone with Type II diabetes, are invited to a 6-week self-management workshop at the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association on Mondays from 3-5:30 p.m., starting Jan. 30 through March 13, 465 School St. The workshop is hosted by Reach LoWELL of the Lowell Community Health Center, and will introduce participants to tools to manage diabetes. Free seminar kit with certificate will be presented at the workshop’s completion. To register, 978-735-3098 or reachlowell.org.

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