Soroptimist Club to meet March 16

Members of Soroptimist International of Haverhill/Merrimack Valley will meet at Mr. Mike's Restaurant, Route 125, 1149 Main Street, Haverhill, on Wednesday, March 16. Social hour is 5:30 to 6 p.m.; meeting time is 6 to 8 pm. New members are always welcome.

Soroptimist (Best for Women) is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work on projects that improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. About 95,000 Soroptimists in more than 120 countries and territories contribute their time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls. For more information about Soroptimist, please visit

For more information, contact Denise Johnson at 978-373-6043 or

Public safety topic of Chamber breakfast

Public safety breakfast forum: Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce presents a public safety breakfast forum, "What you Need to Know for Your Business and Home," on Friday, Match 18 from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Michael's Function Halls, Alpha/River Street. Speakers include District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins, Rep. Harold Naughton, Chairman Public Safety; Andover Police Chief Brian Pattullo, Haverhill Police Chief Allan DeNaro, Lawrence Police Chief John Romero, Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon and North Andover Police Chief Richard Stanley. Full breakfast includes. Cost is $25 members, $50 nonmembers. Information or reservations, call 978-686-0900.

St. Patrick's Day charity breakfast: The Exchange Club of Haverhill will host their annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast on Thursday, March 17 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at DiBurro's in Ward Hill. This event will benefit the child abuse prevention programs through the Exchange Club of Haverhill. Features the musical talent of The Square Riggers and other exciting Irish entertainment. Tickets are a $25 donation, $250 for tables of ten. All proceeds from this event will be directed to programming for the prevention of child abuse. For more information or tickets, contact Rick Barry at 978-372-9311.

Spring Fling Auction: Career Resources Corporation will hold a Spring Fling auction on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. Auction items include a trip to Africa, Red Sox tickets, golf packages, autographed sports memorabilia and more. All proceeds support the CRC. For more information or tickets, call Bonnie Michaleas at 978-374-9122, email HYPERLINK "" or visit

There will be a meeting of the Asperger Syndrome Support Group on Monday, March 14, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in the Higgins Conference Room of Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. A general discussion is planned. This support group addresses the concerns of parents of school-aged children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, or related challenges. Meetings are free, open to the public, and serve families from all neighboring communities. The group is sponsored by the Asperger's Association of New England. For questions, call Carol Keating, (978) 372-2799, or Suzanne Phillips, (978) 356-1775,

Craft Time & Social: Crochet granny squares to sew together to make a blanket. Whether you can crochet, or want to learn, all are welcome. No charge. Group meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Portland St. Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. For more information,

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