LAWRENCE — The Lawrence Public Library will host a community conversation and opening reception on Thursday, June 13 for its Threads Unbroken art gallery exhibit.

The exhibit runs from June 13 to Sept. 13. It’s about Merrimack Valley resilience and explores trauma, mental health challenges and the opioid epidemic.

The opening night conversation takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and is followed by a one-hour reception.

The library is located at 51 Lawrence St.

For more information visit or call 978-620-3600.

Financial presentation planned

HAVERHILL — Michael Bakanosky of Ameriprise will lead a presentation titled "Recreating Your Paycheck in Retirement" at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Bakanosky will discuss how to use the assets in your retirement accounts, coupled with the money that you receive from Social Security and other assets to recreate the income you were used to receiving before retirement.


Contact the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390 or to reserve your seat for this presentation.

An evening with spirit at Winnekenni Castle 

HAVERHILL — Winnekenni Castle will host a mediumship demonstration with gallery readings from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Area psychics Gretchen Meisner, Judith Anne and Annalise Hajer will bring through evidential messages from your loved ones in spirit.

Advanced tickets are $35 at and are also available at the door, cash only. A portion of the proceeds benefit the nonprofit Winnekenni Foundation. Visit online at

Lawrence nonprofit receives Cummings grant

LAWRENCE – Communities Together Inc. is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. The Lawrence-based organization was chosen from a total of 574 applicants during a competitive review process.

Communities Together, Inc. is a collaborative of Catholic and Protestant churches in the communities of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover which provides and supports many community programs that are beyond the means of any individual congregation. The organization works closely with social service agencies in the area to provide assistance within the Greater Lawrence area.

Communities Together Inc. will continue to provide Manos Felices!, an after-school program and summer enrichment program to elementary-aged children living in the Hancock Courts and Stadium Courts Housing Projects. Grant funds will allow the organization to increase their emphasis on academia and to provide more stimulating activities and off-site visits to museums, art galleries, etc. A mentors program will be implemented to encourage children who age-out of the program to remain in school. 

Openings available for summer programs

HAVERHILL — The Haverhill Public Schools Discovery Club and Access 21 after-school and summer programs still have openings in their middle and high school summer activities.

The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays at Haverhill High School, from July 8 though Aug. 1. Transportation and breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a one-time registration fee and limited scholarships are still available.

Activities include glee, rock band, musical theater, horticulture and gardening, outdoor recreation and service learning.

Applications are available online at

For more information, contact Denise Johnson at 978-420-1954 or

Registration open for Tenney High reunion 

METHUEN — It's not too early to register for the Tenney High School Class of 1974 reunion. Thursday, Sept. 5 is the RSVP deadline for the 45th Reunion, which takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Merrimack Golf Course, 210 Howe St., Methuen.

Casual dress, DJ, raffles, food and fun.

Tickets are $40; make check out to: Tenney High Class of 1974 (maiden name in memo). Send to Gail DeLucia, 2 Simone St. #2, Methuen, MA 01844. Call Gail at 978-683-2188 or text/call Rhoda at 508-560-3413, or email to:

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