Haverhill Exchange St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast for Preventing Child Abuse

The Exchange Club of Haverhill is having its 19th annual Rick Barry St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast event to benefit programs preventing child abuse. The event features traditional Irish music, lucky shamrock contest, scratch ticket giveaway and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10. The event is 7:30 a.m., Tuesday March 17, at DiBurro’s Function Facility, 887 Boston Road, Haverhill.

Women’s City Club Explores the Life and Times of Thelma Todd

Cinema history and Irish folk tunes are on tap for March 3 and March 17 meetings of the Women’s City Club of Haverhill. Guests are welcome to join members for the club’s Tuesday meetings at 1 p.m. in the lower level of Christian Advent Church, 160 Carleton St., Haverhill. Following a brief business meeting, light refreshments are served. Entertainment follows. Joe Bella, a history buff, shares his special interest in the actress Thelma Todd on Tuesday, March 3.

Haverhill League of Women Voters Plans Trivia Night Feb. 29; Benefits Scholarships, Civics

The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill is having a trivia night at the end of the month featuring light food from local restaurants. Money raised supports student scholarships and civic education programs. Besides a trivia contest with teams of four- to eight people, there will be music, raffles, silent auction and cash bar. Trivia Night opens at 3:30 p.m., with the contest beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at Crescent Yacht Club, 30 Ferry St., Bradford. Tickets are $30 per person and $25 per person if purchased for teams of four or more.

The Rotary Club of Haverhill Hosts Bocce Ball Event for Prizes March 7

The Rotary Club of Haverhill next month is hosting Bocce Ball Bash for cash prizes. Team registration is available for 32 teams of four members and includes access to the tournament, Italian food buffet and one free raffle ticket. Team registration is $200 and general admission tickets are $25. The tournament is Saturday, March 7, from 5-9:30 p.m. at Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St. Methuen.

Haverhill Library Group Aims to Bridge Political Divide with Local Conversations

A new group is aiming to bridge the nation’s political divide—at least locally. The first Haverhill Conversation Café takes place Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7-8:30 p.m., at Haverhill Public Library auditorium, 99 Main St. The theme is “We Need to Talk: Crossing the Political Divide.” All Conversation Cafés are free and open to the public. Organizers says every viewpoint is welcomed and will be heard.

H.P. Lovecraft Returns to Buttonwoods Museum After 99 Years on April 2

On Aug. 26, 1921, famous horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft visited Haverhill Historical Society’s Buttonwoods Museum. The visit to the museum was arranged on a day it was not normally open to the public. Now, 99 years later, Lovecraft is doing it again in a sense. Haverhill native and author David Goudsward is presenting “H.P. Lovecraft in the Merrimack Valley,” Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., at Buttonwood’s Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill.

Haverhill Boys & Girls Club Plans Annual Celebration March 14

The Haverhill Boys & Girls Club is having its Annual Celebration next month featuring dueling pianos, live and silent auctions and food. The event begins Saturday, March 14, 6 p.m., at DiBurros Function Facility, 887 Boston Road, Haverhill. Admission is $100 per person before March 1 or $120 after that date. Sponsorships are available by contacting Melissa deFriesse, director of development, at [email protected] or 978-374-6171 ext. 102.

Lions Club Plans Comedy Fundraiser on Leap Day, Feb. 29

The Haverhill Lions Club presents “Take a Leap!,” a comedy night fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 p.m., at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81-83 Essex Street, Haverhill. This 18 and over event features Caroline Cooke, with Bob Carney, A.J. Hapenny, Mark Gallagher and Pat McCloud as well as appetizers, a cash bar and raffles. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person and available at the door or by calling 978-902-1984.