Republican City Committee to meet: The Haverhill Republican City Committee meets Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler room at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. All who are interested in joining and changing the political climate are welcome to attend. Contact Jack Roy at 978-314-9189.

Democratic City Committee to meet: Local Democrats will meet Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the Haverhill Public Library. Activities for the upcoming Dec. 8 primary for the open U.S. Senate seat will be discussed, along with other business. Anyone interested in joining the committee is encouraged to attend. Contact Chairman Bill Cox at 978-373-2360 for more information.

The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road, Salisbury. The topic will be "Bloody Purge After Lincoln's Death," presented by Thomas and Debra Goodrich. Admission is free and anyone with an interest in America's Civil War is invited to attend. Contact Tom at 978-462-8518.

Children's ice cream social: The Haverhill Elks will host its annual children's ice cream social on Sunday, Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. The event will include a lunch meal along with a build your own sundae, police dogs, finger printing, face painting, karate demonstration, drug awareness featuring El Roy the Elk, soccer and hoop shoot, and more. Cost is $3.50 for a cheeseburger, chips, soda and sundae; $2.50 for a hot dog, chips, soda, and sundae; $1.50 for a sundae. For more information, call 978-374-5050.

Charity auction and wine tasting: The Pentucket Kiwanis Club will hold their first annual charity auction and wine tasting on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Maria's Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry and the Haverhill High School Athletic Boosters program. The evening will include a silent auction and the opportunity to sample a variety of wines offered to complement numerous food choices. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 978-521-0445 or email nancy.mckenna@ymail.com.

Border Crocheters: Meet crocheters of all ages at a monthly meeting for crocheting and camaraderie. The group meets one Tuesday evening a month at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Before each meeting there is an hourlong introduction to crocheting class and clinic for those needing individual project help. For more information and meeting schedules, visit www.meetup.com/border-crocheters or E-mail Terri Bruce at tbruce@careervations.com.

The Haverhill Marine Corps League, William Glynn Detachment: Meetings are in the basement of City Hall the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Participants should enter on the side opposite the Elks Lodge. For information, call Richard Broadnax at 978-372-9441 or Gerard Boucher at 978-521-3982.

The Rotary club is a volunteer service club of business and professional leaders dedicated to serving the community through its motto: "Service Above Self," Haverhill Rotary meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Michael's Function Hall, Alpha Street, Haverhill. Rotary International is best known for its commitment to polio eradication worldwide. Locally, Rotarians participate in community service projects and distribute money each year to charities and nonprofit organizations. For information, visit www.haverhillrotary.com.

Haverhill Kiwanis Club: Club members support Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Unit of the Tufts/Floating Hospital/New England Medical Center, recognize graduates with scholarships; hold an annual dinner honoring the top 5 percent of Haverhill graduates and sponsor community meals, Rebuilding Together, Gazette Santa Fund, Salvation Army bell ringing, camperships, two high school key clubs, a middle school club and a builders club. The club meets at Haverhill Country Club Tuesdays at noon. For information, call 978-374-7178, visit www.haverkiwanis.org or e-mail kiwanian@comcast.net.

Exchange Club of Haverhill: Exchange Club meets Thursdays at noon at Olivia's, 142 Essex St., Haverhill. The group is an all-volunteer service club dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Its nationally recognized programs include Junior Police, Fire Prevention, Trees for Tots, Read Across America, Youth of the Year, ACE Award and the Book of Golden Deeds. For information, visit www.haverhillexchangeclub.com.

Pentucket Kiwanis Club: Chartered in 1973 by Haverhill Kiwanis Club, the group's purpose was to expand Kiwanis membership to a group that would meet in the evenings, rather than at lunchtime. The club is open to all men and women who desire to serve their communities on a local, national and international level. Internationally, Kiwanis is involved in eradicating iodine deficiencies through its IDD program. The Pentucket Club purchases and serves meals twice a year at the Citizens Center, services an Adopt-A-Park, enters the top fundraising team in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life at Northern Essex Community College and runs the only sanctioned Soap Box Derby in Massachusetts, among many other events. For information, call President Ron Mailloux at 978-372-7255.

The Cultural Council: Haverhill arts organizations are encouraged to submit notices to www.ci.haverhill.ma.us, under "Human Services Department." Call 978-374-4500, ext. 31; or e-mail culturalcouncil@cityofhaverhill.com.

Haverhill Trails Committee: Volunteers are welcome. Since 1993, the all-volunteer organization has maintained the city's network of trails and conservation areas. Most maintenance is done in the spring and fall, lasts for a few hours and does not require any heavy lifting. Tools are provided. Attendance at all trail maintenance events is not required. To volunteer, contact the Haverhill Conservation Office at 978-374-2334 or e-mail: conservation@cityofhaverhill.com.

The Merrimack Valley Camera Club: Meetings are every Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Trinitarian Church, North Andover. Visitors and new members are welcome. Formats include film and digital photography for beginners and experts. For information, visit www.mvcameraclub.org.

Barbershop singing group: Guest night Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at All Saints Church. For information, call Dick at 978-372-8231.

Friendly Persuasion Toastmasters: Toastmasters helps participants develop better speaking and presentation skills. The group meets every second and fourth Monday at the Public Library, 7 to 9 p.m. Meetings are free. For information, call 978-749-7078.

Haverhill's Adopt-A-Park Committee: Seeks members to increase public and civic improvements and beautification through park adoptions. For information, call 978-374-2356.

Business Network International, Haverhill chapter: Free networking breakfast is every Friday at 7 a.m. at the Haverhill Best Western. For information, call Dianne McDermott at 978-394-5166.

Greater Haverhill Guild for the Blind: Meetings take place Saturdays at various locations. Any person who is blind or partially blind is welcome to attend, including singles and couples. For information or for the location of meetings, call Marge Brewer at 978-373-5903.

Lorraine Post VFW 29 Building Association: Meeting is at 10 a.m. and post-meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on the last Sunday of the month.

Greater Haverhill Poets Society: The Poets Society meets the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Haverhill Public Library. New members are always welcome.

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