Haverhill Kindergarten Registration for Next Fall Is Now Open

Families with children turning 5-years-old on or before Aug. 31 are eligible to register for the 2019-2020 Haverhill kindergarten program. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Parent Resource Center at 978-420-1951 and parents of children who register before April 15 will receive their child’s school assignment by May 15. More information on the citywide kindergarten program is available by visiting www.haverhill-ps.org.

DiZoglio Holds Haverhill Office Hours Monday at Citizens Center

Haverhill’s newest state Sen. Diana DiZoglio is stopping by the district Monday, March 18 to meet city residents from 10-11 a.m. at the Welcome Street Citizens Center. DiZoglio, a longtime advocate for Merrimack Valley seniors, plans to update constituents on her first two months on the job, her office said. The event is free and open to all.

Ruth’s House Plans 45s Card Tournament Fundraiser March 29

Card sharks take note: Haverhill thrift store Ruth’s House plans a 45s card game tournament on March 29 that doubles as the Lafayette Square mainstay’s latest fundraiser. Held at Brightview Senior Living in North Andover, 1275 Turnpike St., the tourney places players in pairs, with prizes awarded to the top three winners. Food and drink is provided with raffles and other fun planned starting at 6 p.m.

A single seat is $25, with tables of four available for $100. To register, visit RuthsThriftShop.com/45s.

Comedy Night to Benefit HHS Athletics Is Friday

Hillie nation, get ready to laugh on Friday—for a good cause! The school’s 11th annual comedy fundraiser to benefit Haverhill High School Athletics takes place Friday night March 15 at DiBurro’s. A $30 ticket secures access to the event that includes performances from comics Paul Gilligan, Jason Merrill, David Lamb and Dave Rattigan. A silent auction and other raffles are planned, with appetizers served starting at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit www.hillie.org and click on the Athletics tab. Seats may also be reserved by calling 978-374-5732.

Nevins Library in Methuen Looking for Literacy Volunteers

Nevins Memorial Library is looking for tutors to join the Literacy Volunteers of Methuen. The group is seeking volunteers to work with students to sharpen their English language skills. Upcoming tutor orientations take place March 30, April 2, April 4 and April 13. To donate your time and talents, call Kathleen Kenny at 978-686-4080, ext. 32.

Protecting Kids from Cyber Dangers is Focus of HTM Credit Union Program

Community Spotlight is heard quarter past every hour on 97.9 WHAV. Greater Haverhill nonprofit organizations are invited to submit news of events, fundraising appeals and other community calendar announcements. Click image to use the Submit News Tip form to submit your information. Whether its strangers, cyber bullies or any host of online dangers, HTM Credit Union is sponsoring a safety program in concert with Haverhill Public Schools for seventh graders. “Growing Up in the Digital Age: How to Raise Savvy Cyber Kid,” helps students not only recognize dangers, but to take steps to guard their identities and images.

Haverhill Public Library Holds Patron Appreciation Day

The Haverhill Library is thanking the public by holding its third annual Patron Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 24, from 1-4:30 p.m.

This all-ages event features scavenger hunts, face painting, performers and more. Attendees can even try their hands at the Duckie Derby for a chance at a prize. Library Assistant Director Ricky Sirois said, “Patron Appreciation Day has become one of the staff’s favorite days of the year, and we are excited for this third edition. We love transforming the library and inviting everyone to experience something a little different from the usual routine.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Moody Preschool Director Discusses Kindergarten Readiness at March 12 Q&A

Moody Preschool Director Kristi-Lynn Craig aims to make Haverhill parents aware of what’s necessary before sending children off to kindergarten during a March 12 meeting of the Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council at Haverhill High School. The 6 p.m. session also features a discussion on how parents with special needs children can organize materials relating to individual education programs or IEPs. Next Tuesday’s session takes place in room K-17 of Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St. Guests are asked to park in one of the front lots and enter through the main entrance and take the elevator to the second floor.