---- — LAWRENCE — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services 172 Lawrence St.
This is an especially important time for blood donations as supplies tend to become depleted over the summer months. Eligibility criteria for blood donors are available on the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org.
All presenting donors at the Mary Immaculate blood drive will receive a coupon redeemable for $2.50 off the purchase of a 49oz container of Turkey Hill’s All Natural Ice Cream.
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767.
Haverhill club’sgolf tourneyplanned for Aug. 5
HAVERHILL — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will hold its fifth annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 5 at the Haverhill Country Club.
A shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Special guest is Eric Lastowka, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion.
Tourney fees are $200 per player and $800 per foursome. Post tourney dinner is $50 per person.
Sponsorships/tee signs are available. The event will also include awards and a silent auction.
For more information, contact Kathleen Pruett at 978-204-0620, 978-374-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Dig into the Deep Blue Sea’ in Pelham
PELHAM — The Children’s Museum of N.H. will present a program on ocean life tomorrow at Pelham Library.
“Dig into the Deep Blue Sea” starts at 11 a.m.
Call 603-635-7581 to register or visit pelhampubliclibrary.org for more information.
Concert will strike patriotic chord
HAMPSTEAD — The Merrimack Valley Concert band performs tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Meetinghouse Park, rain or shine.
The concert, which is free, is held in the field behind Town Hall at 11 Main St.
Get in the July 4 spirit; wear red, white and blue if you choose.
Picnic lunches are encouraged. Leashed dogs are allowed on the perimeter of the park.
Call 603-329-6047 for details.
Pentucket Bank donates $25,000to Art Walk
HAVERHILL — Team Haverhill and the Friends of the Bradford Rail Trail announced that Pentucket Bank is donating $25,000 for the Art Walk at the Bradford Rail Trail.
The plan is to have four permanent sculptures and two temporary or rotating sculptures commissioned to be placed along the trail. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is supervising construction of the trail. The construction money cannot be used for artwork along the trail.
“This very generous donation from Pentucket Bank will provide another big draw to help attract people down to the Rail Trail,” said Rebecca York of Team Haverhill and co-chair of the Art Walk project. “In addition to those walking, running or biking the trail, numerous people will come to the BRT to enjoy the fantastic sculptures that will be featured along the trail.”
There will be a “Call to Artists” going out at the end of June soliciting local and national artists to submit their designs for potential sculptures for the Art Walk. Construction of the Rail Trail is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014 and be completed by the spring of 2015 when the sculptures will be installed along the trail.
The donation, coupled with the “All Aboard” auction gala being held at the Haverhill Country Club on Nov. 16 will provide $50,000 for the art work that will help continue to make Haverhill a destination community. Pentucket Bank’s donation will be the catalyst that leads to the eventual Bridge to Bridge Art Loop,” said Tim Jordan of Team Haverhill. Anyone interested in donating an item to the auction is asked to send to email to ArtWalkBRT@teamhaverhill.org.
Lawrence woman part of winning team
LAWRENCE — Maria Albarez, a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, was part of a four-member team to win the 2013 Enactus Regional Competition in New York this spring. This was the team’s second consecutive win and the fourth time they win in five years.
Albarez and the team traveled to Santo Domingo, Jalapa, Guatemala as part of an alternative spring break trip to provide entrepreneurship and health education. They were led by Dr. Godwin Ariguzo, Enactus supervisor and assistant professor of marketing in the Charlton College of Business.
During their time in Jalapa, the Enactus team taught 45 people CPR and two physicians treated 116 people. Additionally, they taught dental care lessons and distributed 100 sets of toothbrushes and toothpaste. They also encouraged 21 women to make crocheted items which they can sell outside of Santo Domingo.
Chess players recognized
LAWRENCE — The Arlington Elementary School Chess Club recognized its best players for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
Darius Maker was recognized as the most outstanding player while Jandeliz Hernandez and Jaycob Zapata were named the most improved players.
Chess Club president Karen Pilarte received the Estephannie Estevez Memorial Blue & White Award for exemplary attitude, outstanding effort and unsurpassed support to the Chess Club. Estevez was instrumental in starting the chess club at Lawrence High, which she also led.
The Blue & White award is named in her honor. Estevez was a student at the Arlington School and will graduate from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester next year.