Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey Hosts Tryouts This Month

Haverhill hockey parents, this one’s for you: The Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey league plans tryouts for five divisions based on age later this month. From March 19-28, organizers welcome girls and boys to show off their skills during a session at Veterans Memorial Rink. Tryout information—including prerequisites—are available online at HPThunder.org. Children ages 4-10 may participate in the league’s “Learn to Play/Learn to Skate Program” this fall, with information available online at HPThunder.org.

Scholarship Available for Graduating Haverhill Seniors Pursuing Art Career

Graduating seniors in the Haverhill area are eligible to apply for the Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s Robert Gablosky Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student pursuing a career in the arts who lives in the school districts of Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, Masconomet, Pentucket and Timberlane. Deadline for applications is April 15, with the award of at least $750 presented to the chosen senior at a student art exhibit at Buttonwoods in May. Applications and submission guidelines are available online at haverhillartassociation.org.

Green Eggs and Ham, Storytime on Tap for Dr. Seuss Day Saturday at Haverhill YMCA

Saturday, March 2 is National Read Across America Day and the birthday of none other than Theodore Geisel—best known to readers of all ages as Dr. Seuss—with several activities planned to mark the occasion at the Haverhill YMCA. After city schools have their own themed Seuss parties on Friday, head to the Haverhill YMCA at 81 Winter St. Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon for a Dr. Seuss Day celebration. Children and parents in attendance will be treated to—what else?—green eggs and ham, with stories read by former Walnut Square School teacher and Read Across America VIP Mrs. Jean Ray.

Sacred Hearts Spaghetti Supper Is Saturday, March 2

Sacred Hearts Parish is getting ready for a pasta dinner for a good cause. Parishioners and community members are welcome to attend Saturday’s third annual spaghetti supper on March 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Bradford’s South Chestnut Street school auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family, with proceeds from ticket sales and raffles going to the Greater Haverhill Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Tasker scholarship fund. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 978-373-1281.

Free Workshop on Military Suicide Prevention Is March 7 in Methuen

Merrimack Valley residents with ties to the military are invited to attend a free Methuen workshop aimed at understanding the stressors soldiers face before, during, and after deployment in hopes of preventing veteran suicides. Presented by Donald Jarvis from the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, the 6 p.m. talk includes a Q&A session. The event at Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., is free and open to the public with no advance registration necessary. More information is available via Facebook.

Haverhill Women’s City Club Presents Works by John Greenleaf Whittier

City historian and former longtime educator Gus Reusch steps into the shoes of John Greenleaf Whitter at the March 5 meeting of Haverhill Women’s City Club, delivering a retelling of bits and pieces from the poet. Refreshments are served during the 1 p.m. session, held in the lower level of Carlton Street's Advent Christian Church. Future club gatherings are planned each Tuesday from September through December and February through April.  

Haverhill Police ‘Unity Tour’ Bike Race Fundraiser Planned for Monday, March 4

Haverhill Police are getting ready to pedal—and need your pennies to do it! Several of the city’s first responders plan to bike 300 miles from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. this May as part of the 2019 Police Unity Tour for charity. As part of their fundraising efforts, the Haverhill contingent—last year’s bikers included Sergeant Nicholas Brown, Sergeant Joseph Ingham, Officer Jason Pearl and Officer Chris Dondero—will be hanging out at North Andover burger joint Fuddruckers on Monday, March 4 from 5-8 p.m., chatting with residents and raising money for their cause. Started in 1997, the bike tour began as a way to honor fallen brothers and sisters in blue, with the inaugural 18 riders raising $18,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. In the years since, the group has raised more than $20 million.

Health Fair Coming to Northern Essex Community College March 4

Northern Essex Community College is having a health and wellness fair Monday, March 4 from 9 a.m.- noon. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics including high blood pressure, allergies, sleep disorders and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center's transgender health program and more. Complementary massages and raffles will be also be made available at the fair. The event takes place at the Spurk Building, 100 Elliot St., Haverhill. For more information, contact Kathy Hudson at [email protected] or 978-655-5874.