Talk on elder law planned: The Council on Aging will host a free discussion on elder law on May 16 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Attorney Robert Ford will discuss elder care issues such as estate planning, health care proxies and living wills. To register for this event, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Armenian food festival planned: The Women’s Guild at Hye Pointe Armenian Church in Haverhill will hold its annual food festival on May 18 from noon to 7 p.m. in the church hall at the St. Gregory the Illuminator building, 110 Main St. The festival will feature LuLu kebab, an Armenian favorite. Chicken kebabs and kheyma will be served all day. Paklava, cream and nut khadayif, choreg, spinach pie, string cheese and many other specialty items will be available. All proceeds will go toward the building of the church’s new parish in Bradford.
Haverhill Lions plan Comedy Night: The Haverhill Lions Club will hold its annual Comedy Night on May 18 at the Roma Restaurant in Bradford. Doors open at 6 p.m. for those who would like to have dinner before the show and get good seats. The show features comedian Bucky Lewis and will start at 8 p.m. There will be raffles to help raise money for the Haverhill Lions charities. Tickets are $20 per person. The Haverhill Lions Club serves people in the community by purchasing eyeglasses and providing eye exams for those who cannot afford them, serving the homeless, donating to school groups, and provides donations to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund. The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Restaurant on Essex Street. For more information contact Sharon Pecci at email@example.com.
Sheep Shearing Festival on tap: The North Andover Festival Committee will present the 41st annual Sheep Shearing and Arts Festival on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Old North Andover Common. Activities include sheep shearing and herding demonstrations, pony rides, craft fair, food vendors, cowpie bingo and other activities. There will be a free shuttle from the Franklin and Middle schools. For more information, call 978-682-5212 or 978-685-5320.