HAVERHILL - Friday, Aug. 17, is the last day to register to vote or to change address or party enrollment for the Sept. 6 state primary. The City Clerk’s Office will have extended hours and will be open Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who is a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of Massachusetts and 18 years old on or before election day is eligible to register. Those registering to vote using mail-in registration forms must have their forms postmarked no later than Friday. More information is available from the clerk’s office at 978-374-2312.

Food donations sought for local music benefit

The Steve Lyons Fund is seeking donations from restaurants, food vendors and local businesses in preparation for the first annual Steve Lyons Memorial Rock Out & Cookout at Winnekenni Castle Aug. 25. This family-friendly, rain-or-shine event starts at noon and will feature live music, kids games and food. All event proceeds benefit The Sad Cafe in Plaistow, N.H., and Be Imagine Music Studios in Haverhill. Restaurants and food vendors interested in taking part in the “Taste of Music” portion of the event and who are willing to donate and/or serve food can contact Angela Orben at 978-360-6283 or stevelyonsfund@gmail.com. Donations of soda and water are also needed. The Steve Lyons Fund is a nonprofit group run by the friends and family of Steven William Lyons, 23, of Ward Hill, who died in 2007.

Haverhill Democrats to honor Fiorentini

The Haverhill Democratic City Committee will hold its annual breakfast Aug. 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Galleria Banquet Room of Maria’s Family Restaurant, 85 Essex St. Mayor James Fiorentini will be honored as this year’s Distinguished Elected Official. Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate has been invited to be the featured speaker. The committee will be conducting a straw poll for candidates for the 1st Essex Senate and Governor’s Council primary races. The breakfast is open to the public and tickets are $25. More information is available from Roz McKeon at 978-373-4032.

Healthy Eating for One presentation is Monday

A representative from Methuen Village will present a program titled Healthy Eating for One on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Reservations are suggested by calling Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Free ice-cream social for seniorsset for Monday

The Council on Aging will host a free ice-cream social for seniors on Monday at noon at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Reservations are required by calling Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Chang’s Taekwondo 10th anniversary celebration

Chang’s Taekwondo America will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Aug. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at its school in Dudley Plaza, where the Domino’s Pizza is located. This event is open to the public and will include martial arts demonstrations, door prizes, refreshments and visits by local dignitaries. More information is available by calling 978-655-1473. Chang’s will hold a similar celebration at its Methuen school, 230 Pleasant St., Aug. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit online at changstkdamerica.net.

Talk on Prescription Advantage is Aug. 15

The Council on Aging will host an important presentation on the benefits Prescription Advantage Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. A representative from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs will explain how Prescription Advantage can help fill the gap in your Medicare prescription drug coverage. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Summer music series features bluegrass concert Tuesday

HAMPSTEAD — The Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series in Hampstead continues Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a concert by the bluegrass and gospel quartet, Southern Rail. The group has been performing its riveting harmonies and toe-tapping instrumentals for more than three decades. Audiences will enjoy a mix of original and familiar tunes played on banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass.

This event is free and will be held rain or shine. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets. Meetinghouse Park is at Route 121 (Main Street) and Emerson Avenue. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047, or 603-560-5069 or online at meetinghousepark.org.

 

 

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