Pre-Mother’s Day Fair: The Bradford Grange will host two dozen crafters and artisans for a Pre-Mother’s Day Fair on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Hall in West Boxford. Mother’s Day is May 11. Visit the fair to purchase exquisite handmade gifts for mom including jewelry, scarves, clothing, artisan foods, stained glass panels, paper quilled adornments, braided rugs, candles, soaps, and more. Stop by to book a hand-cut silhouette portrait of a child or pet. The hall is handicap accessible and off street parking is available. Find the Bradford Grange on Facebook or send email to email@example.com.
NECC to host Campus Classic 5K/Fun Run: Northern Essex Community College will hold its second annual Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run on May 3.
The USATF certified 5K race will begin at 10 a.m. on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St., and wind through the rural campus and surrounding residential neighborhood. Competitive runners — as well as novices and walkers — are invited to participate. Registration for the 5K is $25 before April 5 and $30 after that date. Online registration will remain open until April 30.
Children 12 and younger are invited to participate in the Fun Run, which is organized by age group with the first race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration for the Fun Run is $10. Following the race, there will be children’s activities, including face painting and an obstacle course. For more information or to register online, visit www.necc.mass.edu/campus-classic or contact Lindsey Mayo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-556-3621.
Author talk at the library: Join Haverhill author/photographer Lynda Healey as she shares her new book “A Leap to Freedom,” on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the public library, 99 Main St. Healy’s book tells the story of Edziu Polonka, who in January of 1989 was one of 12 sailors to jump ship in Boston Harbor to escape communist Poland and receive political asylum. Polonka will join Healey for the presentation. Please register for this event at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events.