Linda Koutoulas is the Artist of the Month for May.
Koutoulas, a 1986 graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, began her art education at Boston University and has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Her preferred medium is oil paint but she also works in many other mediums and disciplines.
Recently, she created a series of collages, some of which are on display in the mayor’s office. These collages express ideas about modern society.
Koutoulas has shown and sold her work through Creative Haverhill events and is currently continuing her study of painting with Mark Hayden, a Copley Master, in Haverhill.
Koutoulas is the mayor’s administrative assistant.
“This month’s artist, Linda, my assistant, has brought forward a wonderful collection of art to display,” Mayor James Fiorentini said. “We encourage anyone with a brush, a pencil or surface to paint, print or write upon, to contact our office to be considered for Artist of the Month.”
The Haverhill Artist of Month was created by Fiorentini to foster and profile Haverhill’s thriving art community. Haverhill artists interested in being considered for Artist of the Month can submit copies of their work and artist’s statement to the mayor’s office. For more information call 978-374-2300.
Here’s the buzz:Talk on beekeeping is today
The public library will host a free presentation on beekeeping with local beekeeper Bill Hamilton today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium.
Hamilton will talk about how to get started in raising bees.
The library is at 99 Main St. For more information contact Sarah Moser at 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship fundraiser is tomorrow
AMESBURY — A Bowl-a-Thon in memory of Zack Zalewski of Groveland is tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Leo’s Super Bowl, 84 Haverhill Road (Route 110) in Amesbury.
Participants may form their own five-person team or simply register and be assigned to a team. The event will include a silent auction, raffle prizes, music, food and beverages.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children, include two strings of bowling, shoes and pizza. All proceeds go to the Zack Zalewski Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2012 in memory of Zack, who was killed in a car crash in Haverhill in February 2012.
His parents, Ed and Cindy Zalewski, want to extend their son’s love of giving by offering two scholarships in his name: The first to a Pentucket Regional High School Senior who exemplifies Zack’s exuberance and charismatic spirit, and the second to a deserving Bagnall Elementary School student who wishes to attend the ski and snowboard program at Ski Bradford, where Zack taught snowboarding.
Zack was a 2008 graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, where he was a member of the Sachems football team. He graduated from Northern Essex Community College with a degree in liberal arts. Only 22 at the time of his death, Zack touched many people during his short life. To participate in this fundraiser, contact Ed Zalewski at 978-204-4751 or email@example.com, or Cindy Zalewski at 978-314-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up on Facebook in memory of Zack Zalewski.
Student car wash is tomorrow
The Nettle Middle School Life Skills Program will hold its fifth annual faculty car wash tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school’s rear parking lot.
The school is at 150 Boardman St. About 20 students in the Life Skills Program will be washing cars and selling homemade snacks.
There will also be raffles of gift baskets throughout the day. Car washes are $5 each. This event is being held to raise money for the purchase of pre-vocational curriculum and materials for the program. More information is available by contacting Kevin Beaudoin at 978-374-5792.
Walk for Life is June 15
The Pregnancy Care Center will hold its 21th annual 2-mile Walk For Life fundraiser on Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. (rain or shine) at the following locations: The Haverhill High School track, 137 Monument St.; Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St., Newburyport; St. Agnes Parish, 186 Woburn St., Reading.
This annual event funds the PCC’s client services program which provides counseling, food, clothing and furniture to local families in need. To register and fundraise or to print a registration from please visit www.PCCFriends.org/walk or call the Pregnancy Care Center at 978-373-5718 for a pledge form.
The Pregnancy Care Center has offices in Amesbury, Haverhill and Lawrence. The PCC opened its doors 28 years ago and last year had over 1,600 client visits.
The centers provide life-affirming services designed to empower women and men in making informed choices about unexpected pregnancy, sexual integrity and recovery from post abortion trauma.
Tangible assistance through a food pantry, baby items such as children’s clothing, cribs, strollers, diapers and formula are available at each center.
Music Masters will perform June 9
GROVELAND — The Music Masters will perform at St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland on June 9 at 3 p.m.
This entertaining concert will feature show tunes, barbershop music, and classic oldies. A reception will follow the show.
The concert is free, although free-will donations will be used to benefit the St. James’ Organ Fund and the escalating production costs of the Music Masters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing entertainment to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, retirement communities and rehabilitation centers.
St. James Episcopal Church is at 119 Washington St. Worship services are at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. For more information call the church office at 978-373-1270.