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Tuesday, Jan. 23

“Recognizing and Managing

Anger in the Workplace”

Nashoba Valley Medical Center

200 Groton Road, Ayer

Noon to 1 p.m.

Free of charge.

Anger in the workplace and dealing with conflict can be a daily experience for many workers. Coping with angry people can drain morale and productivity. This program will provide information about how to recognize anger and how to manage it effectively. Tips on how to prevent workplace violence will also be discussed.

The presentation will be given by Ellen Sparrow, who holds a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed independent clinical social worker at Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Seating is limited so call Rosanna at (978) 784-9204 to reserve.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Chamber Referral Network Group

Shriver Job Corps Center

270 Jackson Road, Devens

7:30-9 a.m.

Chamber Referral Network is an optional program for those who are willing to commit their time and energy to a structured networking/referral group. For more details on this event or to register, please visit

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Human Resources Luncheon

MassDevelopment, Devens

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch provided by Shriver Job Corps Center

$20 members, $60 for non-members

Please join us at our January Human Resources Luncheon on Jan. 24. Attorney Scott A. Lathrop will present attendees with information on “Overtime” — the third in luncheon in our series “HR topics that you need to know about but probably don’t.” All attendees will receive substantial handout along with the opportunity to collect handouts from first and second luncheon in the Series.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Working Women’s Network

RiverCourt Residences

8 West Main St., W. Groton

12:30 p.m.

No charge, bring your own lunch.

Speaker Jeffrey St. Laurent, of JSL Coaching, presents “Stinking Thinking,” or how to erase unhealthy thinking and create a new you to improve business profits and productivity. Registration required by calling (978) 772-6976 or visiting

Thursday, March 15

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

23rd annual Comedy Night

Lenzi’s Function Facility, Dracut

6 p.m. cocktails and auction

7:45 p.m. comedy show begins

Tickets $30 each or 10 for $275

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres

Sponsored by Washington Savings Bank

Sponsorship — Support Big Brothers/Big Sisters by sponsoring this event. VIP Sponsor opportunities still available for $500. You will receive a table for 10 with 10 complimentary beverages, program listing, Web site advertising, recognition on event banner, as well as prime seating at the event.

A silent auction is part of the program for the evening. A variety of interesting, creative and sought-out items (sports tickets, for example) are offered. Attendees spend considerable time exploring the auction tables, always with some friendly competition helping to keep the bidding active. Showcase your business to a large audience by donating an item to the silent auction.

Contact Big Brothers/Big Sisters at (978) 453-9339 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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