Golfers Support Disabled Services by Playing in Opportunity Works Golf Classic

A round of golf at Bradford Country Club can help hundreds of Greater Haverhill residents living with disabilities find employment, day programs, community and recreational services, and other programs.

Opportunity Works, a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Haverhill at 671 Kenoza St. and in Newburyport, serves adults from 24 Merrimack Valley and North Shore communities. According to the organization, more than 98 percent of money raised through fundraising and outreach events directly benefit services and programming. One of those annual fundraisers is the Opportunity Works Golf Classic, played this year at the Bradford Country Club. This year’s tournament is extra special because it celebrates Opportunity Works’ 50th year of providing services that improve the lives of disabled area residents.

Author’s Storytime Doubles as Children’s Book Drive Saturday

Historic New England, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent preservation organization in the United States, will collaborate with Ruth’s House and the Haverhill Public Library for a children’s book drive and storytime featuring author Josh Funk. Funk will read from his award-winning “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast” series. Those who attend are asked to bring and donate a gently used children’s book for Ruth’s House as a way to pass on the joy of reading to another family. Funk is a software engineer and a prolific children’s book author who often blends information from his work life into his stories. The book drive/storytime is Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.

Haverhill Veterans Office Offers Ways to Honor Service on Memorial Day

Haverhill will honor its fallen service members as it does every year with flags placed on veterans’ graves in advance of Memorial Day, and a parade from Kenoza Avenue to Linwood Cemetery with a closing ceremony there on the holiday. Volunteers who would like to help place an American flag at veterans’ graves are welcome to join members of local veterans’ organizations and Scouts in the task. Veterans Services Officer Jeffrey C. Hollett can help direct volunteers to the locations where help is needed. He can be reached at 978-374-2351, ext. 3910, or in person in his office at the Haverhill Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Spring Art Exhibit at Penacook Place Through May 18

The Greater Haverhill Arts Association is presenting a Spring Art Exhibit featuring members’ works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, digital art and stained glass. The display is the latest in the second year of an ongoing series of quarterly exhibits of favorite artworks from the studios of members. Art is on display to the public through Saturday, May 18, during regular hours in the main floor hallway at Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill.

Haverhill Gardeners Prepare for Season At Annual Plant Sale

It’s a gardener’s dream: shopping for lovingly hand-raised plants, access to soil testing, and a pre-season tune-up for garden tools, all provided at the Haverhill Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale. The club’s lone fundraiser for the year, the sale supports the organization’s scholarships and public planting projects. Shoppers will find a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs and small shrubs, until they are sold out. A master gardener will be on hand to test a sample of gardeners’ soil, and club volunteers will clean and sharpen tools for maximum performance in local gardens. The popular event is a favorite of area gardeners, and items normally sell out quickly.

Learning English or Spanish? Practice with Others at the Haverhill Public Library

The Haverhill Public Library gives English or Spanish language learners a casual and welcoming place to practice with regular conversation groups. On Mondays from 6 to 7:30, those who are learning English can converse with native English language speakers. There will be no class on May 27, because of the Memorial Day holiday. The remaining Spanish language conversation practice for May is from 11 a.m. to noon on the 18th. Registration is not required for these sessions, which meet in the Milhendler Room.

Georgetown Theater Group Stages Final Show of Season

“Making God Laugh,” a play that visits a span of four decades in the life of an ordinary family, begins a nine-day run Saturday to close the Georgetown Theater Workshop’s 2023-2024 season. An ensemble of local actors and crew from Haverhill, Boxford, Georgetown and beyond deliver a mix of funny moments, relatable situations and heartfelt connection. Written by Sean Grennan, and directed by Matthew Lundergan. The play will be on stage at the Byfield Community Arts Center May 11 to 19. Georgetown Theatre Workshop is nearing 50 years providing community theater committed to showcasing local talent.

Haverhill Yoga Studio Hosts Makers Market Saturday with Gifts for Mom

Wellness Hot Yoga will host a fundraiser for Emmaus House in which shoppers can find handmade items to give as Mothers Day gifts. The yoga studio incorporates charitable giving in its regular business model, hosting fundraisers like the one for Emmaus House, which provides services to the city’s homeless, as well as weekly community hot yoga sessions where the only fee is a donation to a nonprofit or organization that provides a service. More than 10 vendors, each of whom creates a unique set of items, will showcase their talents and offer items for sale. A raffle of items donated by the artisans is also planned. Children are welcome, and will have the opportunity to try their hand at arts and crafts at a special table set up for them.