The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe in Haverhill will hold its annual two-day Autumnfest on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. in the church hall,110 Main St.
Armenian specialties include paklava, cream and nut khaddeyif, choreg (sweet rolls), kufta, tourshi (Armenian pickles) and spinach pie. An Armenian cuisine table will offer many more specialties. Shish-kebab, losh-kebab, chicken-kebab and kheyma dinners will be served throughout both days. Gift baskets and other raffle items will be featured. Visit online at www.hyepointearmenianchurch.org.
Pink flamingos on the way
Haverhill High School’s Hockey Boosters are holding their fourth-annual pink flamingo fundraiser now through Nov. 17.
Flamingos might appear anywhere on front lawns. Residents are asked not to harm the birds, which will roost for 24 hours. If you would like to specify the next person’s (or victim’s) lawn, follow instructions attached to the bird. You can purchase a single flamingo for $10 or a flock of flamingos to send to anyone within the city. If you purchase a flock of three or more you will be entered into a drawing to win $100.
More information is available from Marlynmom@Comcast.net or Hockeybooster35@hotmail.com.
Church plans holiday fair
GROVELAND — St. James Episcopal Church will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 119 Washington St., Groveland.
The fair will feature a large selection of holiday gift baskets, homemade baked goods, crafts and other items. For more information, call 978-373-1270 or visit online at www.saintjamesgroveland.org.
Folk icon to perform at New Moon
Folk icon Garnet Rogers will perform at the New Moon Coffeehouse on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
The coffeehouse is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 16 Ashland St. Admission is $20 and $10 for ages 18 and under. Opening act is the musical duo Stefilia’s Stone.
Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Reserve tickets online at www.newmooncoffeehouse.org or call 978-459-5134. The New Moon is a nonprofit, an all-volunteer organization that strives to bring you the top performers in a relaxing, friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment, where you can enjoy fair trade coffee and desserts. Bring your own mug and the coffee is only $1 for the evening.
There are two parking lots behind the church, on both sides of Ashland Street. The coffeehouse entrance is at the back of the church.
Run to Overcome is Nov. 10
The St. James 5K Run/Walk, the “Run to Overcome” will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. starting at St. James School, 415 Primrose St.
This event benefits the Haverhill Alternative School and TEACH programs at St. James. Students in both programs have had to overcome various learning and emotional challenges. Their success will be celebrated through this 5K fundraising event by supporting academic and social activities at the school.
Participants are asked to dress in red, white and blue to honor veterans and raise money for students. Both the Haverhill Alternative School and the TEACH Program have been supporting hundreds of at-risk students for more than 12 years. This event will include plenty of good food and beverages. The race will be officially timed and medals will be given to the top three place winners in various age categories.
Free t-shirts will be given to the first 200 people to register.
Register online at www.running4free.com. More information is available from John DePolo 978-374-3482 or Jdepolo@haverhill-ps.org.