---- — LAWRENCE — The Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley still seeks participants and sponsors for its 7th annual TIP Family 5K Run/Walk for Sunday.
Money raised will help fund the ongoing development of a healing garden at Henry P. Schruender Memorial Park in Methuen and other TIP programs. The Methuen-based nonprofit organization runs a 24-hour on-call service of volunteers who provide emotional first aid to traumatized children and adults in the Merrimack Valley.
The event is a major fundraiser for the group that serves Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, North Andover and Methuen. Race Day entry fee is $30
The walk will begin 10:30 a.m. from the Claddagh Restaurant and Pub, 339 Canal St., with the run scheduled to follow at 11 a.m.
Whittier Regional High open houseset for Sunday
HAVERHILL — Middle school students interested in exploring a vocational-technical education are invited to Whittier Regional High’s annual open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The 40th anniversary of the school’s opening will be highlighted with “A Walk Down Memory Lane” display in the lobby.
Students and parents can tour the school’s 20 vocational-technical areas, where instructors will be available to explain their programs and answer questions. Tours begin at 1:15 p.m. and leave the gym every 30 minutes. An Alumni Cafe will be a new feature in the lobby this year to celebrate Whittier’s 40 years of providing vocational technical education beginning in 1973. A historical perspective will feature photos and stories of Whittier’s past, and keepsake books will be available along with the first edition of the school newspaper, Technically Speaking. Whittier clothing, hats, mugs and other memorabilia will also be on sale.
Also in the lobby, culinary arts students will be carving fresh fruits and vegetables and preparing seasonal food demonstrations.
Run to Overcomeis Nov. 10 in Haverhill
HAVERHILL — The St. James 5K “Run to Overcome” will be held on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., starting at the St. James School, 415 Primrose St. This event benefits the Haverhill Alternative School and TEACH programs at St. James School. Students in both programs have had to overcome various learning and emotional challenges that life has presented to them.
Free T-shirts will be given to the first 200 people to register.
Online registration is $25 by Nov. 3 at www.running4free.com. Late registration and race day registration is $30. More information is available from John DePolo 978-374-3482 0r Jdepolo@haverhill-ps.org.