LAWRENCE — The Lawrence Rotary Club, in conjunction with its high school youth group the Interact Club of the Greater Lawrence Technical School, is sponsoring a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11 in front of the Greater Lawrence Technical School at 57 River Road, in Andover.

The requested donation is $5. Washing, rinsing and drying will be done by the kids. All money raised will be donated to Neighbors In Need in Lawrence.

Rotary International is a worldwide service organization comprised of 1.3 million members in more than 25,000 clubs. Its motto is "Service Above Self."

Since 1920, the Lawrence Rotary Club has endeavored to work hard for Lawrence and, through many ongoing projects and programs, to positively impact the quality of life.

Glenn Miller Orchestra to play in North Andover

NORTH ANDOVER — The Friends of the North Andover Senior Center will host the Glenn Miller Orchestra in at a concert fundraiser at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St.

Hear old favorites like “Moonlight Serenade,” “String of Pearls” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo.”

Tickets are $25 and available at

St. Mary High School Class of 1949 to reunite

ANDOVER — St. Mary High School Class of 1949 will celebrate its 70th reunion with a luncheon at noon, Wednesday, May 8, at Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.

For information call Rita Quintal at 978-208-7884.

Student artwork on display at Methuen library

METHUEN — An art show at the Nevins Memorial Library starting next week will exhibit works created across the school district.

Opening night runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9. Folks are invited to stop by and check out the displays until May 22 during normal library hours.


Church hosts grief workshop

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Congregational Church will host an Angels Across the USA workshop, A Day with Alan Pedersen, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18. 

Award-winning speaker Alan Pedersen will share what he has learned on his grief journey and offer tools and ideas to consider for those who are grieving and for those who work with the bereaved. The workshop will be a mixture of laughing, learning and feeling, and Pedersen will perform his music and speak his message.

Part one of the workshop will start at 10 a.m. and feature. "Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Grief." Lunch will be served at noon, and part two — "Does it Ever Get any Better?" — will start at 1 p.m.

The event is free, and lunch will be provided at a small cost.

Library hosts 'Art From the Garden'

LONDONDERRY — Leach Library hosts a program, "Art From the Garden: Creating With Pressed Flowers," on at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16.

The program is presented by Ellie Roden, who will offer ways to preserve flowers, leaves and other plant materials and transform them into beautiful art. The free program is sponsored by Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library and is held in the library's lower conference room.

Book sale planned in Derry

The Friends of the Derry Libraries will hold a book sale from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at  Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway.

A permanent bookshop updated every month has books sorted by category and fiction sorted by author.

The hardcover books are $1 and the paperbacks are 50 cents. There is a huge selection of children's books for summer reading.

Fashion show at Haverhill High

HAVERHILL — The Haverhill High School Fashion Design classes and Fashion Club will host a Fashion Show fundraiser at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, at the high school, 137 Monument St.

Experience fashions available at local businesses, including Maurice's and Opal & Oak Boutique, and also items designed and constructed by the students. 

Admission is $5 per person.

Arts Alive show, concert is May 13

HAVERHILL — Haverhill High School will host this year's Arts Alive City-Wide Art Show and Spring Concert from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 13 in the high school's lower level and auditorium, 137 Monument St.

The "Best in Show" award will be judged by a panel of local artists and art advocates. 

Musical performances begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets available to first-responders banquet

HAVERHILL — The VFW Lorraine Post 29 will recognize the contributions of local first-responders when it holds a first-responders banquet and awards program at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at DiBurro's at Ward Hill.

Awards and citations will be given to some local heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.


This event is open to the public.

Tickets are $40 each. Send checks to VFW Lorraine Post 29, 576 Primrose St, Haverhill, MA 01830, and include "First Responders" in the memo area. All checks must be received before the May 17 deadline date.