---- — 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.
Library to host author talk tomorrow
The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library will present an evening with authors Michael and Patrick Emerton tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the library’s auditorium, 99 Main St.
Michael and Patrick Emerton, authors of “Luke 17:2, A Memoir of Abuse, Recovery, and Triumph,” grew up in the city’s Riverside area during the 1980s and 1990s, a time when a priest in their local parish was accused of sexually abusing young boys.
The Emertons hope their narrative will shed light where darkness exists, reveal the consequences of power unchecked, and inspire anyone trapped under the weight of secrets to be freed.
Buttonwoods to offer home schooling program on shoes
The Buttonwoods Museum will hold an educational program for home schooled children focusing on the city’s shoe industry on Nov. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration deadline is Nov. 7.
Participants in this program, titled “Queen Slipper City,” will visit the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop on the grounds of the Buttonwoods and examine various shoemaking tools from the collection. Children will try their hand at designing their own shoes and piecing together a paper shoe pattern.
Cost is $5 per child. Free to adult caregivers. For more information or to register, call 978-374-4626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society is located at 240 Water St. Visit online at www.haverhillhistory.org.
Church to host Autoharp concert
NEWBURY — First Parish Church of Newbury will host a concert by autoharp master and recording artist Bryan Bowers on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The show also features performances by autoharp musicians The Goodhues, John and Heidi Cerrigione, Mike Herr and Lynda and Bob Grappel. Tickets are $15 reserved or $18 at the door. For tickets, call 978-465-5597. The church is at 20 High St. Visit the artist online at www.bryanbowers.com.
Events for kids at the public library
The public library will hold Crazy Math Games for children on Friday at 3:30 p.m. This activity is for ages 7 to 12 and involves playing with math, using dominoes, tangrams and dice. Registration is required.
The Children’s Room is collecting diaper donations this month for the Anchor of Hope Diaper Drive. Stop by to drop off new diapers in any size or brand.
Foxwoods trip planned
Bethany Community Services and the Haverhill Council on Aging will host a trip to Foxwoods on Nov. 20. Includes slot play package, buffet lunch and transportation. Cost due at sign up is $30 per person. For more information contact Darlene Sutton at 978-374-2165, email@example.com or Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Pentucket Bank receives approval for North Andover branch
Pentucket Bank has received approval of its plans to build a new branch location in North Andover. The North Andover Planning Board and Conservation Committee gave its permission for the new full service branch, which will be located at 1077 Osgood St. Scott Cote, president and CEO of Pentucket Bank, said the free-standing branch is conveniently located within the popular Butcher Boy Market Plaza at the intersection of Route 125 and Route 133.
Construction will begin in the spring with a planned opening later next year. Cote said his bank is looking forward to showcasing its “Pentucket Bank Difference” in North Andover and becoming a good neighbor with other businesses in the Butcher Boy Plaza.
“We are also looking forward to serving the financial needs of the citizens of North Andover and becoming an active part of the local community,” Cote said. “As a mutual bank, Pentucket Bank has no shareholders and focuses all of our attention on our customers and the needs of the communities that we serve.”
Established in 1891, Pentucket Bank is a full service community bank with assets of $644 million and branches in Haverhill, Massachusetts and Salem and Hampstead, New Hampshire.