---- — A fundraiser for Marsha Donahue, a local bartender who was recently diagnosed with cancer, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Amvets Hall, 576 Primrose St. The event, titled Rocking Road to Recovery for Marsha Donahue, will feature three bands: Ready or Not, BB Gunz and The Groove, as well as food and raffles. Tickets, $15 each or two for $25 will be available at the door. More information is available from Linda at 508-284-7960.
Dontions sought for Local Heroes Inc.
The Haverhill Council on Aging and Veteran’s Services would like to help Haverhill seniors and others to make donations to Local Heroes Inc. by collecting items at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Local Heroes Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to support our local servicemen, servicewomen and their families. All donations received go directly to these local heroes. Over the last eight-plus years, Local Heroes Inc. has sent out over 15,000 packages to our military across the globe. For more information contact Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.
GOP to hold breakfast/straw poll
The Haverhill Republican City Committee will hold a breakfast and straw poll on Saturday, April 20 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St. The nonbinding poll, which will cost each voter $10 a ballot, is intended to generate excitement for the upcoming campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate race. All Republican candidates and their teams are invited. Ballots will be counted in public at 11:01 a.m.
Open house to meet new doctors
Merrimack Valley Hospital welcomes the community to an open house for three Steward Medical Group primary care physicians William Ingram, MD, Maysabel Aponte, MD and Jamshed Anvari, MD on Wednesday, April 3. Receptions will be held in their respective offices in Merrimack Medical Center, the medical office building located at 62 Brown St. The building is attached to Merrimack Valley Hospital. Refreshments will be served. Aponte and Anvari’s receptions will be in Suite 200 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 3 to 6 p.m. Ingram’s will be in Suite 303 from 3 to 6 p.m. All three physicians are accepting new patients. Aponte is fluent in Spanish. For more information contact Jean MacDougall-Tattan at 978-420-1168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stations of the Cross at St. James Episcopal Church
GROVELAND — St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland will hold a Stations of the Cross service on Friday at noon. This Good Friday service will include photos and prayers for an end to a culture of violence and the social and economic conditions that spawn violence. On March 25 in Washington, D.C., 400 Episcopalians walked a modern-day version of the ancient Holy Week ritual of the Stations of the Cross, which began near the White House and concluded on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. Connecticut Episcopal Bishops organized the service with the Washington Bishop days after the killing of 28 students, teachers and others at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012. To support these efforts locally, St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland will host the Stations of the Cross inspired by the stations used in Washington D.C. St. James is at 119 Washington St., Groveland.
Church to present “The Story - The Musical” this weekend
Brookridge Community Church will present “The Story - The Musical” on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Tickets, free to the public, are available online at www.thestorythemusical.eventbrite.com. The church is located at 232 Main St. Visit online at www.brookridge.org.