Haverhill High Drama Club Presents ‘The 39 Steps’ as Radio Play Nov. 21

The Haverhill High Drama Club is presenting Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” as a 1930s radio play. The tale of mystery and suspense will be livestreamed through Broadway on Demand Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

Despite the many challenges that the global pandemic has caused, the Haverhill High School Drama club says it has persevered and adapted to produce the fall play

Tickets are $5 and available at broadwayondemand.com where visitors must search for the 39 Steps to buy a ticket and watch online.

Bethany Communities Moves Ahead with Merrimack Place Plan with Video Premiere

Bethany Community Services of Haverhill is moving ahead with plans to develop “Merrimack Place,” an addition of 59 affordable senior housing units, beginning with the premiere of its capital campaign video on social media. The Bethany Communities Capital Campaign Video event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17, at noon on the Bethany Communities Facebook page and the Bethany Communities YouTube channel. The video event celebrates the resilience of the seniors who currently reside in Bethany Communities and highlights the need for creating additional affordable and supportive living opportunities for seniors in Haverhill and the surrounding area. It features Sen. Diana DiZoglio, offering remarks on the outlook for senior housing in Massachusetts, and the presentation of the Bethany Community Impact Award to the Griffin-White foundation.

Haverhill Garden Club Plans First ‘Holiday Doors of Haverhill’

The Haverhill Garden Club is having its first “Holiday Doors of Haverhill” celebration. Residents who plan to decorate their outside doors for the holiday season or winter months are asked to submit a photograph after Thanksgiving of their finished treatment to the Garden Club. Garden Club members will choose their favorites for posting on the group’s Facebook page. Email photographs to [email protected] The event is not a fundraiser and there are no prizes.

Methuen Senior Activity Center Seeks to Help Those ‘Coping with the Holidays’

Methuen Senior Activity Center is presenting “Coping with the Holidays,” an informational sharing. The session takes place Tuesday, Nov.17, from noon-1 p.m., at Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St, Methuen. Space is limited to 10 people and a reservation is required by calling 978-983-8825. Masks are required and all COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

In Lieu of Santa Parade, Firefighters Take Out Santa to Collect Food and Toys Nov. 22

A form of what would have been the 56th Annual Lorraine Post 29 VFW Santa Parade is going ahead with Santa Claus riding on a Haverhill fire truck collecting food and toys at six sites across the city. The VFW Santa Parade Committee, in partnership with the Betsy Conte Food Collection Drive Ozzie’s Kids and the Haverhill Police Fire Departments, plan a COVID-19-compliant alternative to the parade on Sunday, Nov. 22, between noon and 3 p.m.  Families are being asked to visit designated collection sites to drop off food and/or toys to benefit needy people and families. There are no marching bands or any other forms of entertainment planned at any location. Masks and gloves must be worn by all volunteers with hand sanitizer available at each site.

Haverhill Public Library Offers ‘Food for Fines;’ Trade Food Donations for Borrowing Penalties

It’s that time of the year where you may help feed a hungry person and receive a break on your overdue book fines. The Haverhill Public Library is having its “Food for Fines” drive from Monday, Nov 16 through Monday, Nov. 30. Bring in non-perishable food items to clear fines from your library account, or just donate to a good cause. The library asks that you omit glass containers.

Haverhill Rotary Set to Honor Veterans and of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines Tuesday

Veterans and of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines are set to be honored tomorrow when the Haverhill Rotary Club conducts its Fifth Annual Veteran’s Service Awards Event. The service club honors Marine veteran Paul Vincent “Vin” Kelly, Navy veteran Keith Gopsill, Army veteran Arthur Zaino and Navy Dental Corp Capt. James Quinn. Each will be honored during the virtual Veterans Service Awards program scheduled Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., on HC Media channel 22 and its social media sites. Retired General Donald Bolduc is the keynote speaker.

UMass Lowell’s iHub Plans Webinar on Complex Factors Facing Working Women

UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub is presenting a free webinar, “SHE-CESSION: Understanding the challenges and the opportunities facing women’s careers.”

According to organizers, the pandemic threatens to dismantle decades of progress of working women. Recent estimates suggest that women’s labor force participation rate has dropped to levels not seen since 1988. The webinar will be led by UMass Lowell Prof. Dr. Beth Humberd, an expert on worker identity, gender and diversity, relational dynamics in organizations and the changing nature of work. The session considers “the complex factors facing working women today, discussing both the challenges, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead with respect to flexible work, career transitions and continued progress for working women.” Humberd also plans to discuss active steps women can take to advocate for themselves within their own career context and to mentor and support women in your own networks and organizations. The webinar takes place Wednesday, Nov.