---- — All Saints Parish will hold a Memorial Mass at 7 p.m. in recognition of Monday’s events at the Boston Marathon.
This will be a time to come together in prayer, to remember the victims as well as the heroic efforts of the first responders and to pray for peace in our world. All are invited to come together in our grief and find strength in our faith.
Annual Earth Day Cleanup is tomorrow
The city’s annual Earth Day Cleanup will be held tomorrow. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., at 8:30 a.m. for a brief kick-off and remarks from the mayor, and to pick up T-shirts, tools and snacks for your group.
The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Citizens Center will serve as the registration and information center for the event. Gloves, tools, trash bags, leaf bags and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Volunteers can organize their own neighborhood or park cleanup, or can assist at another identified cleanup site. All cleanup locations are on city property.
Trash should be placed into plastic trash bags. Leaves and other yard waste should be put into leaf bags. Branches should be stacked in piles, and sand should be swept into piles and left on the street.
Major sponsors include the city, Haverhill’s Brightside, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Haverhill Bank, the Chicken Connection, Covanta, and Magellan Aerospace.
Volunteers are encouraged to register online by searching for “activityreg haverhill,” which will bring you to the Haverhill Recreation Department page. Under “Register for Activities,” click on “programs” and look for “2013 City of Haverhill Earth Day Cleanup.”
Follow the prompts to sign up to volunteer. More information is available by calling 978-374-2388, ext. 28.
Workshop on healthy livingis Monday
Dr. Richard Mugavero of HealthSource of Bradford will host a Lunch and Learn Workshop “Healthy to 100” on Monday, April 22 form 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.
Learn how people are living longer and with a better quality of life. Mugavero will apply the techniques he uses on improving quality of life. Reservations are required by contacting Mary Connolly, R.N. at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.
Talk on legal options for senior citizens is Tuesday
Marta Davis of Merrimack Valley Legal Aid will be at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., on Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss senior legal options and opportunities. Please contact Kathy or Rita at 978-374-2390 to sign up for this free event.
Haverhill Lions to hold Comedy Night
The Haverhill Lions Club will holding its annual Comedy Night on May 18 at the Roma Restaurant in Bradford. Doors open at 6 p.m. for those who would like to have dinner before the show and get good seats.
The show features comedian Bucky Lewis and will start at 8 p.m. There will be raffles to help raise money for the Haverhill Lions charities. Tickets are $20 per person.
The Haverhill Lions Club serves people in the community by purchasing eyeglasses and providing eye exams for those who cannot afford them, serving the homeless, donating to school groups, and provides donations to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund.
The club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Restaurant on Essex Street. For more information about the Comedy Night or the Haverhill Lions Club please contact Sharon Pecci at email@example.com.
Woodcarving class resumes at Council on Aging
The city’s Council on Aging will resume the wood carving class on Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning May 10.
Students will be taught by master carver Fred Arakelian. A carving kit of supplies will be provided at a one-time-per-project charge of $18. Carving knives will be loaned to you for free.
Course cost is $5 per class for an eight week session. Registration is required for new students by calling Kathy Bresnahan (ext. 11) or Rita LaBella (ext. 16) at 978-374-2390.
Talk on downsizing your home April 25
Jefferson Davis of Caldwell Banker Real Estate will lead a presentation on preparing to sell your home and downsizing on Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Davis is a seasoned realtor from Haverhill. Preparing to sell your home is difficult, and Davis will share his insights and offer ideas and suggestions based on his years of experience.
Program on theatrical history offered
The Council on Aging and NECC’s Life Long Learning will host a program titled, “The Theatre of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s” with actor Stephen Collins on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.
The ’30s through the ’50s represent a great period of American Theatrical History. The influence of and reaction to the Great Depression is evident in the work of William Saroyan.
The ’40s saw the talent of three great playwrights emerge who dominated the theater — Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Eugene O’Neil.
Collins performs monologues from these and other playwrights and also sings Cole Porter and George Gershwin tunes.
Tickets are $2 per person at the door.