---- — Penacook Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently honored several employees for their years of dedicated service.
They include director of Nursing Lisa Salterio, who received an award for 30 years of service at Penacook. Salterio was trained at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and Regis College and started working at Penacook in 1983 as a nurse. She served as supervisor of nurses before being named director of nursing nearly a decade ago.
Located at 150 Water St., Penacook Place is the only not-for-profit nursing and rehabilitation facility in Haverhill. Penacook has a professional staff of 225 employees.
Exchange Club awards celebrationis May 21
The Exchange Club of Haverhill will hold its second annual Recognition Night May 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St.
This annual event celebrates education, community, patriotism and partnerships and is exclusively sponsored by Pentucket Bank. This year’s Recognition Night will include the Ace and Youth Scholarship Award, which is presented to students for excellence in educational achievements and overcoming adversity; the Book of Golden Deeds, which honors a local community member who has gone above and beyond in volunteering and supporting his or her community without any recognition; and So Proudly We Hail, which recognizes one resident and one organization in Haverhill for proudly displaying the American flag.
The event will conclude with a recognition of the club’s major sponsors and supporters from the past year. Names of the award winners will be announced in April. Tickets are $20 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, presentations and award ceremonies. Tickets will be on sale in early April. More information is available from Jennifer Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or email@example.com. Visit the Exchange Club online at www.HaverhillExchangeClub.com.
Book Chat session at library is March 28
The public library will host a Book Chat session March 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. This is an informal readers advisory group where people can hear the latest fiction and non-fiction reviews and share what they are currently reading. Subscribe to the monthly Book Chat e-Newsletter at www.haverhillpl.org. More information is available from Jaclyn Payne at 978-373-1586, ext. 608.
Free Easter community meal March 31
Somebody Cares New England will host a free Easter meal for the community March 31 at 12:30 p.m.
This event will include a puppet show, face painting and Easter goodie bags for children. It will be held at 358 Washington St. More information is available by calling 978-912-7626.
Amesbury clan invites public to tartan service
AMESBURY — Clan MacKenzie of the Northeast invites the public to The Kirkin of The Tartan Service and Celebration on April 7 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Episcopal Church, 120 Main St.
There will be several Scottish Clans in attendance to have their Tartan Clan Flags blessed. You do not need to be Scottish to attend or enjoy the service. There will also be a meet-and-greet with the clans in the church hall after the service. For more information call 978-702-4402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crafters needed for craft fair March 23
Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., is seeking crafters to participate in its fourth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fee is $30 for a 3-by 6-foot table with chairs. All proceeds support the Riverside Memorial missions fund. For more information, contact Renee Cannon at 617-455-2792 or email email@example.com. Applications can be submitted online at http://thebusychickadees.com. Space is limited. The church ran out of tables last year, so interested people are encouraged to call early.
‘Little Orphan Annie’ performances planned
Spotlight Playhouse will present “Little Orphan Annie” at the Haverhill High School auditorium.
Performances are April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. Annie, played by Katie Lowell, 11, of Groveland is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan, played by Rina Cerrulli of Melrose.
Annie’s seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks, played by Kevin Wilson of North Andover. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff, including Grace Farrell, played by Meghan Dalton of Beverly, and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl.
With an additional group of 20 energetic orphan girls and a cast of adults and teens from Haverhill and surrounding towns, the show is directed by Darell Keene of Haverhill. Tickets are $20 and $18 for senior citizens. To purchase tickets, call 978-380-8509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Haverhill High School is at 137 Monument St. Visit online at www.spotlightplayhouse.org.