DiZoglio Sponsors Statehouse Poster Exhibit by Area Collector Lewis April 22-26

As the Stop & Shop supermarket strike continues, Merrimack Valley labor activist and retired union leader Stephen Lewis hopes to share messages of struggling workers in his newest poster exhibit at the Boston Statehouse, 24 Beacon St., staged the week of April 22. Sponsored by Methuen state Sen. Diana DiZoglio, the collection of international labor posters is available for viewing free of charge on the fourth floor of the Statehouse outside the House Chamber, DiZoglio’s office said. The exhibit is also backed in part by Roofers Local 33 and the Greater Boston Labor Council.

Haverhill SEPAC Hosts April 23 Presentation on How to Help Struggling Readers

A Boston-based speech and language expert is headed to Haverhill next week to deliver a presentation to local parents on how to help struggling readers during the city’s April 23 Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting at Haverhill High School. The 6 p.m. session on Tuesday is open to all in the main conference room at 137 Monument St., and includes remarks from Dr. Tiffany P. Hogan, the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute-backed Speech and Language Literacy Lab.

Registration Now Open for May 13 Opportunity Works Golf Tournament

Time to tee up! Haverhill’s Opportunity Works invites golfers to participate in its Monday, May 13, fundraiser golf game at the Haverhill Country Club. Golfers gather for a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start with registration for the annual event taking place at 9 a.m.

The entry fee—$200 for individual golfers or $800 per foursome—includes a player’s gift item, entry into all games and contests, greens fee and cart, use of the practice facility, two meals and a ticket to the awards ceremony. Prizes will be awarded as part of a putting contest, longest drive contest and closest to the pin contest. Hole-in-one prizes will also be awarded.

MVCC Plans May 8 Dinner With Olympic Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan

Massachusetts native and Olympic ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is headed to the area on Wednesday, May 8 for a dinner and autograph signing for locals at Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main St., Salem, N.H. from 5-7 p.m.

Tickets for the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event are $35 and available by calling 978-686-0900.

Whittier Tech Plans Kentucky Derby Viewing Party, $10K Raffle

Off to the races with the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Educational Foundation! The nonprofit’s Kentucky Derby viewing party and $10,000 raffle is planned for Derby Day—Saturday, May 4—at Haverhill’s Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St. Join other Derby watchers dressed to the nines to enjoy appetizers before the winning raffle ticket is drawn at the conclusion of the race. Each ticket is $100 and only 300 tickets will be sold. Guests can also attend the party for $20 without a raffle entry.

Haverhill Girl Scouts Holding Sports Equipment Drive April 20

Have extra sports equipment hanging around? Haverhill Girl Scout troop 65340 is working on their silver award and holding a sports equipment drive in an effort to achieve the honor. On Saturday, April 20, the girls encourage locals to drop off gently used gear at the Haverhill Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., from 9 a.m.-noon. After collection day, the troop plans to work with the Haverhill Recreation Department to sort the items and distribute them to the city’s sports leagues and children in need.