Atkinson Garden Club’s Greens and Gifts Sale Dec. 1 and 2

A bit of holiday magic will be blossoming at the annual Atkinson Garden Club’s Greens and Gifts Sale. Items designed to help residents deck their halls include tabletop holly trees, kissing balls and centerpieces with candles. Those wishing White Christmas specialty gifts are advised to preorder at The sale takes place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., Atkinson, N.H.

Gale Park Neighbors Plan Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and Hot Cocoa Nov. 26

The spirit of the season is coming to Gale Park with the annual lighting of the holiday trees there. The Gale Park Neighbors will serve hot cocoa and fresh baked goods will be on sale on Sunday, Nov. 26, beginning at 6 p.m., at the park located between Kenoza Avenue and Mill Street in Haverhill. Santa will stop by and the public is invited to attend. All proceeds will pay for maintenance of the park’s new granite fountain.

Fall Bazaar Offers Shish Kebab, Losh Kebab and More Saturday

Mouth-watering helpings of shish kebab, losh kebab (lamb burgers) and more will be available at the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe’s annual fall bazaar. Raw wildflower honey and pastries may be purchased at booths and tables. Gift baskets will be raffled off and cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 will be awarded. A portion of the sales of each dinner will be donated to the People of Artsakh who were forcibly removed from their homes. The fall bazaar takes place Saturday, Nov.

Free Mental Health Essentials for Parents and Caregivers Nov. 15 Online

Haverhill Public Schools is presenting a free, online class on supporting yourself and your family when loved ones need mental health help. During “Mental Health Essentials for Parents and Caregivers,” strategies will be outlined for how and where to get professional help and much more. It is presented in concert with the Mental Health Collaborative and is the second part in a Wellness Caregiver Series. The program takes place Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m., via Zoom.

Haverhill Promise Plans Showing of ‘Right to Read’ with Vargas, Marotta, Fuller on Panel Discussion

Fifty-four percent of all Americans between the ages of 16 and 74 read at below sixth-grade level, while 70% all jailed adults cannot read at a fourth-grade level. Educator and literacy advocate Kareem Weaver works to correct this problem with the documentary film “The Right to Read.” Haverhill Promise, the local campaign for grade level reading, is showing the film on Monday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m., at HC Media, Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Following the film, a panel discussion on literacy in Haverhill takes place with Rep. Andy X. Vargas, Haverhill Public Schools Superintendent Margaret Marotta and YMCA Executive Director Tracy Fuller.

Dale Rogers to Speak at Haverhill Public Library Thursday About Book, ‘Exit 48’

Correction: Dale Rogers speaks Thursday, at 6:30 p.m.

A local sculptor Thursday reveals the challenges he faced in his childhood through the pages of his new book “Exit 48.”

Dale Rogers, the artist who created the Big Dog visible at what was Interstate 495’s Exit 48, speaks of his learning disability and other events that shaped his life. Rogers will speak about his book on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Haverhill Public Library’s Johnson Auditorium, 99 Main St., Haverhill.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Casino Royale Takes Place Nov. 18

The doors open on the popular Casino Royale Nov. 18, in support of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. The annual event—this year featuring a disco dance party them—features music by DJ Ron Carpenito, charitable gaming, silent auction, raffles, fine food and cocktails. It takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, from 7-11 p.m., at Michael’s Function Hall, 12 Alpha St., Haverhill.