Kiwanis Turkey Drop Planned for Saturday Nov. 16 at Murphy’s Garrison Golf in Haverhill

The Kiwanis Club of Haverhill’s annual pre-Thanksgiving fundraiser takes over Murphy’s Garrison Golf on Hilldale Avenue, at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 for the fourth annual turkey drop contest. For $10, locals may purchase a ticket with a number that corresponds to a random square on a landing grid. For every rubber turkey—dropped from a helicopter—that lands in that square, the ticket holder wins a prize. In the past, prizes have ranged from Mann’s Orchard pies to Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and frozen turkeys.

Ozzie’s Kids ‘Stuff a Limo’ Toy Donation Drive Is This Weekend at Westgate Plaza

Ho, ho, ho, Haverhill! Santa’s helpers at Haverhill’s Ozzie’s Kids are getting ready for the holidays with their latest toy donation drive taking place this weekend at Westgate Plaza. On Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon-5 p.m., the team will be outside Burlington at 400 Lowell Ave., stuffing a limo with new, unwrapped gifts for children who are newborn through age 12.

Buttonwoods’ Festival of Trees Seeks Holiday Tree, Wreath Donations for Weekend Drop Off

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas?! Well, almost. The gang at Buttonwoods Museum is gearing up for their annual Festival of Trees and invites the public to decorate and donate trees, wreaths or centerpieces to be admired and raffled off as part of this year’s event, kicking off on Friday, Nov. 29. Fully decorated pieces can be dropped off this weekend at 240 Water St., from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Thursday or from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s ‘Musical Salute to Veterans’ Is Sunday, Nov. 10 in Bradford

Patriotic and inspirational song selections are cued and ready to be performed on Sunday, Nov. 10 when Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s “Musical Salute to Veterans” show is staged at Bradford’s First Church of Christ, 10 Church St. The 2 p.m. concert, hosted by Mike Fay, also features remarks by former Navy SEAL Salvatore DeFranco. New England tenor Damien Corcoran, mezzo oprano Mary Metvier, Wade Turner, the Sacred Heart Select Chorus and Burlington High School Chamber Singers are among the performers scheduled to take the stage. For more information, call Mike at 978-476-6053.

Haverhill Rotary Club Hosts Thursday Veterans Breakfast; Remarks by Rep. Campbell

The Haverhill Rotary Club’s fourth annual Veterans Day breakfast takes place this Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., with $25 tickets still available. State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, herself a veteran, is expected to deliver remarks during the event, which honors local volunteers from around the community. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Pentucket Bank, 1 Merrimack St., or at the door on the morning of the event. Proceeds go to support veterans’ causes in Greater Haverhill.

Groveland Police ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ Food Donation Drive Is Saturday, Nov. 2

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Groveland Police Department is preparing to pay it forward by holding a “Stuff a Cruiser” food drive this Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the rear parking lot of the police station, 181 Main St., to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items.

Run by Det. Steve Petrone, Groveland’s “Stuff a Cruiser” food drive is in its third year, with donations going to the Council on Aging and Sacred Heart Food Pantry, Chief Jeffrey Gillen tells WHAV. Frozen turkeys are not accepted, but police are in need of items including canned fruit and vegetables, soups, baked beans, stuffing mix, peanut butter and jelly, dried pasta and pasta sauce, Gillen said.