HAVERHILL – The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will be holding their sixth annual Casino Royale on Saturday, November 20 at DiBurro in Ward Hill. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., followed by a charity game and dance at 7:30 p.m. New this year, a high-end dinner and high-end raffle, music by Dan Sky and more . Guest tickets, $ 100 per person, include hearty appetizers and cocktails, initial game tokens, and a raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes. Big player tickets, $ 175 per person, include a pre-event VIP dinner on the surf and turf at 6 p.m., free cocktails, a presentation by the club officers, a gift for the big players and the ‘access to the main event.
For tickets or to donate to the club, visit www.haverhillbgc.org/casino-night.html.
Christmas stocking collection for veterans
HAVERHILL – Stocking Stuffers will be collected from all Battle Grounds Coffee Company locations through December 11 and will be distributed to local Veterans through the support of local Veterans Duty Officers and Veterans Organizations such as the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, VFW Lorraine Post 29, AmVets Ext 147, and others. This project stems from local veteran Donald Jarvis, who coordinated a Christmas stocking drive last year when more than 100 stockings were donated. Christmas stockings can include thank you cards, hygiene products (men and women), gift cards, puzzle books, candy, and other items. Stockings can be dropped off at Battle Grounds, 39 Washington St. in Haverhill, Cedardale, 931 Boston Road in Bradford, and 33 Pleasant St. in Newburyport.
If you or your organization would like to donate a large number of stockings at the same time, please coordinate the donation with Donald Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift cards and socks for blood donation
HAVERHILL – As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a potential spike in influenza cases this year, the American Red Cross continues to fight an ongoing emergency blood shortage. There is no waiting period for donating blood for those who have received a flu shot or a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, as long as they are asymptomatic. Donors are asked to make an appointment now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
To encourage donors to help meet the needs of inpatients this month, anyone who donates through November 23 will receive a $ 10 Amazon.com gift card by email, courtesy of Amazon. Those who donate over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 24-28, will receive a pair of Red Cross socks, while supplies last.