HAVERHILL — The first Rick Barry Haverhill Hero Award Breakfast honoring retired Haverhill police officer Osmond "Ozzie" Hardy will be held Nov. 18 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Keynote speaker ls legendary Boston Bruins goalie Gerry Cheevers. The breakfast is part of the Haverhill Salvation Army's annual Christmas kick-off fundraiser. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 each or $300 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Lori Luponi at 978-556-5423 or Mary O'Neil at 978-420-1157.
Treasures in the attic: Winter Sports
ANDOVER - Alan French, owner of Moor and Mountain and chairman of the Bay Circuit Alliance, will present "Treasures in the Attic: Winter Sports" at the Andover Historical Society on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Amos Blanchard House, 97 Main St.
French will present history and stories associated with objects all related to winter sports from Andover's past, 19th century skis, snowshoes, ice skates. Also learn about local resident, Bessie Goldsmith, and how she saved Woodlands in Andover as well as how sporting equipment has changed over time.
This event is free to members of the Andover Historical Society and $5 for non-members. Please call 978-475-2236 to make reservations.
Free Medicare, dementia sessions
METHUEN — Free Medicare D and Alzheimer's/Dementia information sessions are scheduled this month at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St.
Methuen Walgreens Community Leader Denise Quigley will speak Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. and Hal Pierce, SHINE Counselor of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., will speak Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m.
Alzheimer's/Dementia information sessions are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. They will be hosted by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and Home Health VNA/Merrimack Valley Hospice/Homecare Inc.
Craft and food fair at The Rock
SALEM — More than 250 artisans will display and sell their crafts at the 16th annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair at Rockingham Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission, which is valid for all three days, is $6 per adult and free for kids under 14. From Route 93, take Exit 1, "Rockingham Park" in Salem, N.H. Visit castleberryfairs.com or call (603) 332-2616.
Scouts will collect food this weekend
PELHAM — Friday and Saturday Nov. 11-12 mark "Good Turn For America" Food Collection Day. Girl and Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs will be collecting food to fill local and county shelves.
On Friday, Boy Scout Troops 25 and 610 will hold an encampment on the grounds of St Patrick's Church in Pelham to collect donations of food, household and personal hygiene products. The Girls Scout and their leadership help deliver the food to the Pelham Food Pantry shelves.
On Saturday, Cub Scout Packs 610 and 25 will hold food collect posts at the Pelham Plaza near the Hannaford's.
Talk on young adult dating violence
LAWRENCE — Health Quarters, a non-profit provider of reproductive health care and sexuality education in the Merrimack Valley, is offering a presentation on young adult dating violence Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Chester's at Bell Tower Square.
The talk is free to the general public and $30 for providers seeking continuing education credits.
Registration is required. Attendees can call 978.927.9824 or visit www.healthq.org to register and/or pay online.
NECC to present documentary Nov. 9
In honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Northern Essex Community College will present the award-winning documentary film, "The Welcome." Free and open to the public, the showing is Nov. 9 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Room 103A on the college's Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.
For more information contact Paul Saint-Amand at firstname.lastname@example.org.