:Hair Cutterys participate in Easter Seals campaign: Hair Cutterys across Massachusetts, including the salon in Haverhill, are participating in the Easter Seals’ “Make the First Five Count” campaign during April to support early identification, early intervention and screening services for children. Customers can donate in any Hair Cuttery salon and Hair Cuttery will match every donation made up to $10,000. To learn more about Easter Seals visit www.easterseals.com.
Bingo night in Georgetown: The Erie Fire Association No. 4 Inc. will host its next Bingo night on April 18 at 474 North St., Georgetown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. and includes 16 “regular” games. Minimum admission is $4 for six cards. Additional cards are three for $1. Four “special” games include two 50/50 games. Door prizes will be drawn. Refreshments include hot dogs and free coffee.
Church to host pork dinner: All Saints Parish will host a pork dinner on April 20, following the 4 p.m. Mass. The dinner will include beverages and dessert and is presented by the activities committee. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.
Benefit for Operation Comfort Warriors: American Legion Wilbur M. Comeau Post 4 will hold an Italian-style dinner and dance to benefit Operation Comfort Warriors on April 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1314 Main St. Entertainment is by DJ Ron Souther and raffles will be held. Tickets are $20 each in advance only. The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors was created to provide nonessential items that help wounded warriors in their recovery, but do not show up as a budget line on the federal government’s spread sheets. All of the OCW’s administrative and marketing costs are paid from American Legion funds, with all donations going to support these warriors. More information is available from Dave Mauro at 978-373-6885 or John Lenotte at JohnLdistrict8@verizon.net. Visit online at www.theamericanlegionhaverhillma.org.
GOP to hold breakfast/straw poll: The Haverhill Republican City Committee will hold a breakfast and straw poll on April 20 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St. U.S. Senate candidates Dan Winslow, Mike Sullivan and Gabriel Gomez will be guest speakers. Kirsten Hughes, chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party will also attend. The nonbinding poll, which will cost each voter $10 a ballot, is intended to generate excitement for the upcoming campaign for the Republican Senate race. All Republican candidates and their teams are invited. Ballots will be counted in public at 11:01 a.m.
Electronics recycling event planned: The Haverhill High School lacrosse team will host an electronics recycling event on April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at Haverhill High, 137 Monument St. Recycling fees will be donated to the lacrosse team to help pay for uniforms and equipment and supports the team in general. Fees are: 1 for items such as surge protectors and computer keyboards; $2 for items such as toasters and toaster ovens; $5 for items such as typewriters, space heaters, printers, cell phones and humidifiers; $10 items such as pool pump motors, copiers and television sets smaller than 19 inches; $15 for items such as air conditioners; $20 for treadmills; and $25 for computer monitors and television sets 19 inches and larger.
:Annual Earth Day Cleanup: The city’s annual Earth Day Cleanup will be April 20. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., at 8:30 a.m. for a brief kick-off and remarks from the mayor, and to pick up T-shirts, tools and snacks for your group. The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Citizens Center will serve as the registration and information center for the event. Gloves, tools, trash bags, leaf bags and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Volunteers are encouraged to register online by searching for “activityreg haverhill,” which will bring you to the Haverhill Recreation Department page. Under “Register for Activities,” click on “programs” and look for “2013 City of Haverhill Earth Day Cleanup.” Follow the prompts to sign up to volunteer. More information is available by calling 978-374-2388, ext. 28.
Lunch and Learn Workshop: Dr. Richard Mugavero of HealthSource of Bradford will present a Lunch and Learn Workshop titled “Healthy to 100” on April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Learn how people are living longer and with a better quality of life. Reservations are required by contacting Mary Connolly, R.N. at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.
Cooking class for adults: Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is offering a spring brunch enrichment cooking class led by Carolyn Grieco on April 22 at 6 p.m. The class will include instruction and recipes, followed by a meal featuring fresh foods and flavors of the season. For more information or to register, visit www.carolynsfarmkitchen.com or call 978-994-1692. Whittier is at 115 Amesbury Line Road.
College to host talk on record album mastering: Northern Essex Community College will sponsor a presentation on record album mastering with three-time Grammy Award winner Adam Ayan on April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. This event, which is free and open to the public, will explore the mechanics of music mastering from a leader in the field. Ayan works as a mastering engineer at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine, where he has collected more than 50 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums. For more information contact Michael Lecuyer at email@example.com.
Talk on senior citizen legal issues: Marta Davis of Merrimack Valley Legal Aid will be at the Citizens Center on April 23 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss senior citizen legal options and opportunities. For more information or to sign up for this event, please contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Spring Job Fair announced: ValleyWorks Career Center — in partnership with Salisbury, Amesbury and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce — will present a Regional Spring Job Fair on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury Pavilion), 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury. On-site parking is free. Job seekers can meet with 25 to 30 employer representatives of a variety of industries. Event organizers suggest attendees practice their 30-second introductions, dress neatly, have a clean appearance, bring multiple copies of their resumes and come prepared to complete job applications. Membership or preregistration is not required. Career Center members are asked to bring their membership information for quicker entrance. Watch for updated employer listing and event details at www.valleyworks.cc.
NECC offers a day in the college classroom: Northern Essex Community College will hold “College for a Day” on April 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. The event is an opportunity for prospective students to see what NECC has to offer. Visitors can sit in on a real college class, take a tour of the campus, attend a financial aid session or enjoy Spring Jam – an outdoor spring celebration. Staff from across the college will be available to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer opportunities, career and supportive services. This event is free and open to the public. Interested individuals can register to attend by contacting admissions at 978-556-3721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
:Program on home downsizing: Jefferson Davis of Caldwell Banker Real Estate will lead a presentation on preparing to sell your home and downsizing on April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Davis is a veteran real estate agent from Haverhill. Preparing to sell your home is difficult, and Davis will share his insights and offer ideas and suggestions based on his years of experience.
Council on Aging offers iPad workshop: The Council on Aging has arranged for a special workshop to be held at the Apple Store at the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., on April 26 at 8 a.m. Come to this hands-on workshop to discover the new iPad. See the retina display and the new five-megapixel iSight camera. Try using the dictation feature to write an email, send a text, create a note, or search the web. Get an overview of iOS 6, the foundation of iPad that includes new features like Notification Center, Reminders, and Newsstand. Discover the benefits of iCloud, and see how easy it is to sync content from iTunes. You can browse the App Store, learn to download books from the iBookstore, make FaceTime calls and more. There is no fee for this workshop, but space is limited. To register for this program call Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.
Little Orphan Annie performances planned: Spotlight Playhouse will present “Little Orphan Annie” in the Haverhill High School auditorium on April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $18 for senior citizens. To purchase tickets, call 978-380-8509 or email email@example.com. Haverhill High School is at 137 Monument St. Visit online at www.spotlightplayhouse.org.
Riverside-Bradford Baseball opening day: The Riverside-Bradford Baseball League will celebrate its opening day on April 27 beginning at 9 a.m. inside Trinity Stadium. Special guest is former Red Sox hitting coach Walt Hriniak. This opening day event will include the introduction of teams and their sponsors. The league will sell T-shirts displaying the message “Help Riverside Bradford Baseball Strike Out Cancer.” The league has donated the shirts, and proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The first pitch will be thrown to Hriniak by Bob Duston, the league’s umpiring chief and organizer of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which is being held in memory of his brother Albert Duston. The celebration will be followed by opening day games. The public is invited to this event. More information is available by calling Bob Duston at 978-373-0114.
YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day: The Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St., will celebrate “Healthy Kids Day” on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free community event is open to everyone and is intended to get kids moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families and to help them get a jump on creating a healthier summer. The event will include open gymnastics and rock climbing, Curious Creatures, food and play productions, basketball clinic and summer camp information. More information is available by calling 978-374-0506 or visiting online at www.northshoreymca.org.
Armenian Martyrs Day observance April 28: Music through the ages will be the focal point of a 98th memorial observance marking Armenian Martyrs’ Day on April 28 in the Merrimack Valley. The commemoration will take place at 3 p.m. at North Andover High School. Titled, “Weaving Armenia’s Story Through Music,” the program will be enriched by three gifted New England soloists: Soprano Knarik Nerkararyan, mezzo soprano Victoria Avetisyan, and tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan accompanied by pianist Levon Hovsepian. A memorial service will be celebrated by pastors from different churches throughout Merrimack Valley, accompanied by a combined choir led by Paul Ketchoyian, accompanied by Arsen Russian. Admission is complimentary and open to the public. A reception will follow in the school cafeteria.
Rebuilding Together seeks volunteers: Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill is seeking volunteers to help on April 27 with home repairs and modifications for income-eligible elderly and homeowners with disabilities. The repairs include installing grab bars and ramps, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and new windows; making electrical and plumbing repairs; and doing cleaning and yard work. Two special “Heroes at Home” projects will be sponsored by Sears/K-Mart to help local veterans in need. Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc., a nonprofit organization, was started by a small group of concerned people in 1991 and was incorporated in 1993 as the “Christmas In April” program. The name was changed in 2006 to better reflect the work being accomplished. Applicants for help must live in Greater Haverhill and be homeowners still living in their home. Household income must meet federal low-income guidelines for the area. For more information, contact Program Manager Joan Parah at 978-469-0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit online at www.rebuildingtogetherhaverhill.org.
Annual Fun Run and Walk: St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish will hold its fourth annual 5-K Run and 1.5-mile Fun Run and Walk on April 28 at 12:30 p.m., beginning at the school, 56 Oak Terrace. Choose your course: 5K looping the bridges over the Merrimack River or 1.5 mile fun run and walk through downtown Haverhill. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants and free lunch will be provided to all participants. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishes in all categories. Registration closes April 26. For more information visit www.sjshav.com.
Scrapbooking class offered: The Council on Aging is offering a scrapbooking class beginning April 30. The class will held at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., and will be offered on the last Thursday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Instructor Carol Read will provide punches, stamps and texture plates. Students should bring photos or copies of photos and other items of interest. Cost is $15 per class, including materials. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.
Workshop on zoning and permitting: The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission will present a free workshop titled “Zoning and Permitting Tools for Developing Priority Development Areas” on May 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 103A of the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. The workshop will focus on the latest tools and techniques available to help Priority Development Areas (PDAs) develop into Smart Growth Centers. Light refreshments will be served. Please register online at www.mvpc.org.
BSO rehearsal trip planned: The Council on Aging will host a trip to Symphony Hall on May 2 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s morning rehearsal performance. A bus will depart at 9 a.m and return about 2 p.m. The rehearsal program will be conducted by Bernard Haitink and includes works by Brahms and Shubert. Cost is $35 and seating is limited. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Silver Hill School to hold placement lottery: Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School will hold a special lottery for grades three to five on May 3 at 11 a.m. Applications are available at the school, 675 Washington St. All applications must be submitted to the school on or before April 30 to be included in the process. More information is available by calling 978-374-3448.
Trivia Night to support education: The Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education (HFEE) will host its semi-annual Trivia Night on May 4 in the Galleria at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. The competition starts at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. Teams of two to eight members are required to register and pay the entry fee in advance at www.HaverhillEducationFoundation.org or by calling 978-697-5620. First prize is $300, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50. A special Haverhill round offers a prize of $50. The HFEE is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization which supports programs and projects in the Haverhill Public Schools. Trivia Night is sponsored by Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank and the Haverhill Firefighters Union. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the foundation at email@example.com or 978-697-5620.
:Spring brunch fundraiser planned: Somebody Cares New England will hold a Spring Brunch on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will include live music, a fashion show and boutique shopping and will be held at 358 Washington St. For tickets or more information, call 978-912-7626 or visit www.SomebodyCaresNE.org.
NECC’s Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run: Northern Essex Community College will hold its first Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run on May 4. The USATF-certified 5K race will begin at 10 a.m. on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Competitive runners, novices and walkers are invited to participate. The race is part of the Merrimack Valley Striders 2013 Super Iron Runner Series. Registration for the 5K is $25 before April 29 and $30 after that date. Online registration is open until April 29. Proceeds benefit the NECC Annual Fund, which provides support for student scholarships and academic programs. The Platinum Sponsor for the race is Sovereign/Santander. For more information or to register, contact Lindsey Mayo, NECC director of alumni and donor relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978 556-3621. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu.
Blue Mass honors public safety members: A Blue Mass honoring all public safety personnel in Greater Haverhill is May 5 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Parish. A banquet will follow in the church hall. Awards and prizes will be offered in recognition of service. Family and friends are invited. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 202 in Haverhill. Please respond by April 5 to Deacon Tom Anthony at 978-973-0437 or email@example.com.
Celebrity chef featured at spring fundraiser: The nation’s newest celebrity chef, Kristen Kish of Boston, will be the featured guest at the inaugural Spring Celebrity Series event to benefit Emmaus Inc. The event will be held on May 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts on the campus of Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Kish will prepare a dish, discuss her techniques and take questions from the audience. General admission tickets are $25 and include the presentation, audience question and answer session and post-presentation reception. VIP tickets are $75 each and include a private reception with the chef before the presentation. A silent auction offering entertaining and culinary gifts will take place throughout the event. For more information about Emmaus, visit online at emmausinc.org. To order tickets, visit http://conta.cc/WHm2sK.
Class of 1948 reunion planned: The Haverhill High School-Trade School Class of 1948 is planning its 65-year reunion May 15 at DiBurro’s function hall. The reunion planning committee is looking for the following classmates: Patricia Brennan Cote, Marilyn Jean Bartlett Erratt, Evelyn Beaubien, Ellen DePalms, Harry Bedrosian, Anna Fairbrother, William Klickstein, Albert Macleod, Aram Mooradian, Sam O’Hannesian, Madelyn Smart, John Lewis Tremblay, Rena Wile, Richard Wallace, Eleanor Culliford Whiting, Richart Sylvester and Mildred Claire Schoenfield. They are asked to call Joann Williett at 978-372-9861, Virginia Carbone at 978-373-5756 or Betty Burrill at 978-373-0449.
:Exchange Club celebration: The Exchange Club of Haverhill will host its second annual Recognition Night on May 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St. The event will include the Ace and Youth Scholarship Award, which is presented to students for excellence in educational achievements and overcoming adversity; the Book of Golden Deeds, which honors a local community member who has gone above and beyond in volunteering and supporting his or her community without any recognition; and So Proudly We Hail, which recognizes one resident and one organization in Haverhill for displaying the American flag. The event will conclude with a recognition of the club’s major sponsors and supporters from the past year. Names of the award winners will be announced in April. Tickets are $20 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, presentations and award ceremonies. Tickets will be on sale in early April. More information is available from Jennifer Cantwell, at 978-373-5663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Exchange Club online at www.HaverhillExchangeClub.com.
Tribute to Women luncheon: The Haverhill YWCA will hold its 24th annual Tribute to Women luncheon on June 11 at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill. Nominations are open to women of all ages. Meteorologist Matt Noyes will be the honorary chairperson and keynote speaker. To nominate a woman, contact the YWCA at 978-374-6121. All of this year’s nominees will be honored at the luncheon, and the public is encouraged to attend. Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations are required by calling 978-374-6121.
Council on Aging offers new trips: The Council on Aging is offering a trip to the Danversport Yacht Club on June 12 for a performance by Charlie Thomas and The Drifters. Tickets are $79 per person and include transportation, lunch at The Common Man in Portsmouth, and the show. A trip to the Isle of Shoals and Portsmouth Harbor Cruise is June 23. Cost is $89 and includes transportation, lunch, harbor cruise and local touring. More information is available by contacting Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Class reunion planned: The Haverhill High School-Trade School Class of 1953 will hold its 60-year reunion on June 14 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at DiBurro’s function hall. The reunion planning committee is looking for these classmates: Joan Barteaux Padmore, Gloria Bethel Hayes, Elinor Boches Kraft, Barbara Cosio Savoy, Jacqueline Deveau Carlson, Martha Doyle Wasserman, Doris Emery Cotton, Roberta Ferrick Larsen, Norma Hamel Wiengel, David W. Hughes, Alex J. Kezik, Demetrios Kostas, William N. Levis, Peter J. McDonnell, Joanne Muldowney Richards, Adeline Neusner Bain, Eunice Shaw Perry, David A. Traister and William W. Wright Jr. For more information contact Joe Nicolosi at 978-373-1295 or Janice Gilroy at 978-372-1442.