Receive a Free Flu Shot Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Haverhill’s Citizens Center

Haverhill residents are eligible to receive a flu shot free of charge courtesy of Walgreens on Wednesday, Oct. 16 during a clinic at the Welcome Street Citizens Center starting at 10 a.m. No appointments are necessary and residents need not have insurance in order to be vaccinated. Those with insurance coverage are asked to bring cards to the session. Contact Mary Connolly at 978-374-2390 x3915 with any questions.

Haverhill Tip-a-Cop Special Olympics Fundraiser Is Thursday Night at Applebee’s

Members of the Haverhill Police Department are getting ready to swap their badges for notepads Thursday night to take food orders at Applebee’s for a Special Olympics “Tip-a-Cop” fundraiser. From 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 10, officers will serve as celebrity waiters and waitresses at 56 Plaistow Road. They’ll be joined by Special Olympics athletes and donate all tips they receive to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Is Your House Haunted? Find Out Tonight in Methuen!

Just in time for Halloween, Thomas Spitalere, the founder of The Essex County Ghost Project, delivers a free lecture and discussion on haunted houses tonight, Oct. 8 at Methuen’s Nevins Library, 305 Broadway. Spitalere also plans to talk about some favorite haunts, including one of the most haunted houses in Methuen that is no longer standing. The event kicks off at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The event is free.