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HAVERHILL – The Ray of Light Recovery Cafe will host the Jericho Walk and Festival for Hope and Healing on Saturday, September 10. This free event is open to everyone, however donations will be accepted.

Walkers will kick off the event at 9 a.m. by registering at Common Ground, 194 Winter St., followed by a walk to GAR Park, where the festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and include food, music , cornhole and other games, stories of hope and recovery and community recovery resources. The event ends at 3 p.m.

Proceeds support the Ray of Light Recovery Cafe, 92 Merrimack St. (above the A-1 Deli). Ray of Light Recovery has had a great year serving those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, a spokesperson for the nonprofit organization said.

The Ray of Light Recovery is dedicated to teaching the life-changing principles and practices of the Twelve Steps while providing a safe and healthy environment for recovery from addiction. For more information, email [email protected] Visit the organization on Facebook.

Art Walk is Saturday in Haverhill

HAVERHILL – The Haverhill Town Center September Art Walk takes place on Saturday, September 10 from 3-6 p.m.

In Washington Square, DJ Bil will be joined by Rachel Johnson from Array of Trades, who returns with an interactive paint tent for all ages.

On Washington Street, G’s Restaurant features live music by Pete Francis and Steve McAloon and a demonstration by artist Adele. Stick around for the monthly 6 p.m. Art Walk Toast. Stop by The Yoga Tree to have your photo taken for Second Nature: Portraits of Resilience, a community portrait project by Jess Furtado. A few doors down you’ll find alchemical jewelry from Hedgekraft at Stem.

Enjoy live tunes from Fake Leather Jacket in Columbus Park. On Wingate Street, visit stained glass artist Glenda Gilleran at the Winged Rabbit. Bring the family to Sketches and Drips at the end of the block for kids’ art activities. Turn the corner on Essex Street at 5 p.m. for a mural by Jeff Grassie of the Haverhill team.

This grant-funded program is made possible by the Haverhill Cultural Council and the Mass Cultural Council. Artists, musicians and companies are invited to participate by visiting www.creativehaverhill.org/haverhill-art-walk or by emailing Hailey Moschella at [email protected]

Haverhill Planning Commission meeting

HAVERHILL – The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission will hold its monthly virtual meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. The agenda includes updates on committee activities and is available online at www.mvpc.org. For more information and details on how to participate, contact Nancy Lavallee at [email protected]

Shish kebab picnic including food, live music and more

SALEM, NH – The Ararat Armenian Congregational Church at 2 Salem St. will host a shish kebab picnic on Sunday, October 2. A church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by a picnic from noon to 3:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The event includes food, live music, face painting, a bouncy house and more.

Meal tickets are $20 at the door and include your choice of lamb or chicken, rice pilaf, vegetables, hummus, tabbouleh, pita bread and dessert. Free children’s meals for children 12 and under. Free meal for the first 100 to attend the church service.

Dinner and music planned for Andover on October 15

ANDOVER – Armenian Friends of America Inc. will host a 10th anniversary performance of Hye Kef 5 on Saturday, October 15 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at DoubleTree by Hilton, 123 Old River Road.

The event will feature a continuous buffer from 7-8:30 p.m. followed by coffee and dessert. There will also be a cash raffle.

Tickets, in advance only, are $75 for adults and $70 for students 21 and under. Tables for 10 people are $700 (one-time check only). No tickets will be sold at the door.

Tickets are available online at www.armenianfriendsofamerica.org or by calling Lu Sirmaian at 978-314-1956, Sharke Der Apkarian at 978-808-0598, Kathy Geyer at 978-902-3198 or John Arzigian at 603-560-3826.

This event benefits Armenian churches in the Merrimack Valley, including St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in North Andover, Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe in Bradford, Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church in Chelmsford and Ararat Armenian Apostolic Church in Salem, New Hampshire.

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