SNAP Recipients Eligible for Additional Benefits Through Healthy Eating Program: Find Out How to Take Part

Haverhill’s Council on Aging reminds residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits of a program that can increase benefits while promoting healthy eating. Those eligible for SNAP can participate in the Healthy Incentives Program by buying fresh fruits and vegetables from an authorized farm or vendor, including at Haverhill’s Farmers Market. Residents who take part receive the value of the produce back on their EBT card. This can translate to a savings of $40 per month for a two-person household and up to $60 for a family of four. For more information, call the 978-374-2390.

Greater Haverhill-Newburyport Arc Plans Aug. 19 Golf Tournament

Fore! A good cause. The 15th annual “Tee Off for the Arc” golf tournament is Monday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane in Haverhill, with tickets still available. The proceeds from the event go to continuing the individualized services the Arc provides to those with disabilities in the Greater Haverhill and Newburyport areas.

Haverhill Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fundraiser Takes Place Aug. 21 at Garibaldi Club

The Haverhill Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission is planning a Tour of Italy fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m.

The fundraiser is at the Garibaldi Club, 86 Washington St., Haverhill. Tickets start at $25 and proceeds fund upcoming upgrades to the memorial at Mill Brook Park. A catered Italian dinner from Mike’s Famous Pizza and Roast Beef is planned, along with raffles. Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Francisco Urena is expected to deliver remarks.

Samaritans of Merrimack Valley Seeks Suicide Crisis Helpline Volunteers

The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley are looking for volunteers to staff their suicide crisis helpline. Upcoming training sessions take place over two days on Friday, Aug. 23 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, 430 North Canal St., Lawrence. Candidates must attend both training sessions in order to be eligible to volunteer.

Food Vendors Taking Over Downtown Haverhill for L’Arche ‘Longest Table’ Event Aug. 22

The Longest Table is coming to Haverhill on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Wingate Street Arts District. The event, hosted by L’Arche Boston North in conjunction with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, is part of a global movement in which neighbors come together to share a meal and discuss the community. For just one night, downtown’s Wingate Street will be transformed into a table that seats 250 people, offering food from over a dozen Haverhill restaurants as well as live music by local bands and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased in advance at

Haverhill Elks Lodge Hosts Aug. 3 Steak and Lobster Dinner

Break out those lobster bibs. The Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St., Haverhill, is hosting a steak and lobster dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. In addition to dinner, the family-friendly event also includes raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased in the Lodge of Elks Member Lounge or by calling Joe at 508-726-8243.