Atkinson Congregational Church Plans Holy Week and Easter Services, Easter Egg Hunt

Atkinson Congregational Church continues Holy Week and Easter celebrations. “Hope, gratitude and renewal—Holy Week can elevate these feelings in very personal ways. It’s one of the most meaningful times of the year,” said church Pastor Jim Thomas. On Maundy Thursday, March 28, church deacons wll lead a short, inspirational program in the sanctuary to commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus with the apostles. For those joining online, viewers are advised to have bread and juice or wine ready as communion will be part of the service.

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Mayor’s HOPE Task Force to Discuss Drug-Free Communities Grant, More This Week

The mayor’s Haverhill Overdose Prevention and Education—HOPE—Task Force meets this week to discuss, among other things, necessary steps to qualify for a grant from the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The Committee, headed by HOPE Program Director Charlie Manzi also plans to hear from Haverhill High School Athletic Director Thomas O’Brien on April school vacation resources. The meeting takes place Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m., at the Haverhill Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., second floor, Haverhill.

Road Race on Sunday at HHS to Benefit Michelle Benedetti Scholarships

A 5K or 10-Mile Road Race to benefit Michelle Benedetti scholarships at Haverhill and North Andover High Schools takes place Sunday. The 10-miler begins at 10, while the 5K starts at 10:30, Sunday, March 24, at Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill. A t-shirt and race medal will be given to registered runners and there will be prizes for the top three finishers in each age bracket. There will also be raffle, swag for sale and an after party at Maria’s Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. Entry fees are $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10-mile race and may be paid online at

Greater Haverhill Arts Association Spring Art Exhibit Runs Through May 18

The Greater Haverhill Arts Association is presenting a Spring Art Exhibit featuring members’ works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, digital art and stained glass. The display is the latest in the second year of an ongoing series of quarterly exhibits of favorite artworks from the studios of members. Art is on display to the public through Saturday, May 18, during regular hours in the main floor hallway at Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill.

Haverhill Public Library Offers Class on Basics of Microsoft Word Saturday

The Haverhill Public Library plans a class free class this Saturday on the Basics of Microsoft Word. In the introductory class, participants will learn how to create text-based documents, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening and printing documents. It takes place Saturday, March 23, from 11 to 12:30 p.m., at the library computer lab, 99 Main St., Haverhill. More information or how to register may be found at under Calendar of Events.

Buttonwoods Offers Saturday Talk on the Nation’s Second Ladies, Including Haverhill’s Abigail Adams

Buttonwoods Museum is celebrating Women’s History Month by telling behind-the-scenes stories of vice-presidential spouses, including Haverhill native Abigail Adams, at a free talk Saturday. Northern Essex Community College Professor of History Rich Padova shares insights from his book “Who Are They? A Look at Vice-Presidential Spouses from Abigail Adams to Karen Pence” Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m., at Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. The museum says attendees will “discover the remarkable stories of these influential women, often overlooked in popular history despite their significant roles as second ladies. Admission is free thanks to the support of the Cummings Foundation.

Second Chance For Sight Plans Charity Social March 23

Second Chance For Sight, founded to empower individuals and families impacted by visual impairments caused by trauma, plans a fundraising social with dinner, live music and games. The social takes place Saturday, March 23, from 5-10 p.m., at Wicked Axe, 721 S, Main St., Haverhill. General admission tickets are $80 each and includes music, dinner, axe throwing, golf simulator, darts, pool and Jenga. Separate admission includes all features plus entry for two into a Cornhole Tournament, featuring up to 25 teams, for $160. Sponsorships are also available for $250.

Author McIntyre to Speak in Haverhill on the War on Facts and Fighting Back

Lee McIntyre, author of “On Disinformation; How to Fight for Truth and Protect Democracy,” speaks in Haverhill on the same topic at an upcoming event by Greater Haverhill Indivisible. The author speaks on how the war on facts began and how ordinary citizens can fight back. McIntyre is a research fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He also has his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. He is also well known for his most recent book “How To Talk To A Science Denier.”

The free talk takes place Saturday, April 6, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill.