Methuen Library Holding Tuesday Course Geared Toward Youth Staying Home Alone

The Nevins Memorial Public Library in Methuen is hosting a course to arm area youth with the tools to stay safe and secure while staying home alone on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The course, presented by South Shore Safety health educators, takes serious topics and makes them fun. Subjects addressed include basic self-defense, first aid, and common-sense safety. Children aged 9-11 are eligible to attend. The cost of the course is $40, and registration is required.

Crafting and Card Making at Haverhill Public Library Aug. 19

A class for beginners and experienced crafters takes place Monday, Aug. 19 at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., at 6 p.m., where patrons can create cards, bookmarks or 3-D items.

Instruction in stamping, embossing and die-cutting techniques will be offered by Ruth Tinkham and supplies are included, though attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorites. Questions? Call Brendan at 978-373-1586, x608.

Mount Washington Alliance’s ‘Neighbor Nights’ Resume for the Fall Monday, Aug. 19

“Neighbor Nights,” presented by the Mount Washington Alliance, are resuming for the fall starting Monday, Aug. 19. The gatherings take place each Monday through Oct. 21 at Somebody Cares New England, 358 Washington St., with locals meeting from 6-8 p.m. to share community resources, leadership opportunities and other ideas for Haverhill-based activism. Presentations are offered in English and Spanish and food and childcare is provided.

Merrimack Valley Hospice Hosts ‘Cruising on the High Seas’ Benefit Sept. 26

Merrimack Valley Hospice hosts a “Cruising on the High Seas” event on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Black Swan Country Club, 258 Andover St., Georgetown. The evening includes food, a wine and beer sampling and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting local hospice patients and their families. To purchase tickets, call Erin at 978-552-4188.

Dog Wash Benefiting Haverhill Animal Control Takes Place Saturday, Aug. 17

Beat August’s dog days of summer with a bath for your four-legged friend this weekend. Area pet owners are invited to bring their pups to Wingate at Haverhill this Saturday, Aug. 17 for a dog wash to benefit Haverhill Animal Control. Held at 190 North Ave., the event runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes local vendors, food, and music. For more information or to register email Jaclyn at [email protected]

Registration Now Open for September Creative Arts Program at Trinity Church

The Academy of Creative Arts at Trinity Episcopal Church invites students age 6-12 to register for its upcoming fall session that starts September 19. The performing arts camp offers over 20 different artistic and creative after school programs including music, art, dance and photography. The program is held Thursday evenings from 4-6 p.m. and lessons are $40 per child as long as they live in Haverhill. To register or for more information, call Janet at 978-372-4244.

John Ratka Memorial Golf Tournament Benefitting VNOC Is Aug. 26

The Greater Haverhill community is preparing to pay tribute to late Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Executive Director John Ratka at a Monday, Aug. 26 golf tournament in his name. Held at Campbells Scottish Highlands golf course, 79 Brady Ave, Salem, N.H., the tourney kicks off with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m. before golfers tee off in a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Golfers may take part for $125 per person and the entry fee includes the day’s green fees, a buffet lunch, raffle and other prizes. To register, call 978-372-3626.

Armenian Church at Hye Pointe Annual Picnic Happens Sunday, Aug. 25

The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe is hosting its annual picnic on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the new Family Life and Cultural Center, 1280 Boston Road (Route 125) in Bradford. Parishioners and members of the public are invited to the family-friendly event, which kicks off at noon and runs until 5 p.m.

The picnic includes a traditional Armenian menu of lamb shish, losh, and chicken kebab and kheyma dinners, with pastries and beverages also available. The Jason Naroian Ensemble provides the afternoon’s entertainment. .