Halloween Concert: Trinity Episcopal Church at 26 White St. will hold its second annual Halloween Concert for Children Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Renee Waligora and Robin Dinda will present "Dinosauria," an organ concert with a prehistoric theme. Children are invited to wear their costumes. Refreshments follow.
Reformation conference: The First Church of Christ Bradford will host a Reformation weekend conference Oct. 28 and 29. A coalition of four area churches is partnering with White Horse Inn to present Dr. Mike Horton and Dr. Gordon Isaac in "Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Returning to the Roots of Treasuring Christ." Horton will lead three sessions taking up the root, rejection and recovery of the Gospel. Isaac will take participants on a journey though a survey of New England church history. Local pastors will join Horton and Isaac for a panel discussion. Registration is $25. Children 17 and under are admitted free. For more information or register visit www.fccbradford.org or www.whitehorseinn.org/amazing or call 978-912-0682.
Women's workshop: The Unitarian-Universalist (UU) Church of Haverhill will once again run the free women's workshop series: "Cakes for the Queen of Heaven." Cakes is a well-established UU curriculum that explores the ancient goddess tradition. Topics by week include: body image, money, mother-daughter relationship, power, and peace. This workshop will be held at the UU church at 15 Kenoza Ave., on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dates are Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Open to women only.
Weekly prayer group: First Presbyterian Church, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Signup sheet posted in church. 346 Broadway, Haverhill.
Film Presentation: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Haverhill will be presenting the new film "Plan Eat" on Sat. Nov. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. The film features groundbreaking work in China exploring the link between diet and disease. Following the film will be food tasting and discussion. All in attendance will be eligible to enter a raffle from Whole Foods Market. Seating is limited. RSVP by Oct. 31 to email@example.com
FAMILIES AND KIDS
Children's Halloween party: The American Legion Post 4, 1314 Main St., will hold a Halloween party for children throughout the city on Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Children up to the age of 12 are invited to attend this free event. For more information call 978-373-6885.
YMCA youth basketball: The Haverhill YMCA offers a co-ed Youth Basketball League for youths entering grades one to eight. This league is all fun and play and will consist of 10 weeks. Grades three to eight will also have a weekly practice. Team T-shirts are included. Players are selected through a blind draft and divisions will include two grades. Volunteer coaches are needed. Players who register after Oct. 21 will be placed on a wait list. Games begin Nov. 5. Mandatory assessments are as follows: Grade 3, Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Grade 4, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Grade 5, Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Grade 6, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Grades 7 and 8, Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. Catch all is Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact Clint Clay at 978-374-0506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haverhill afternoon playgroup: Family and Community Connection hosts a playgroup for children 0 to 8, where they will enjoy free play, art and gross motor activities. The playgroup is at 346 Broadway in Haverhill and will be each Wednesday through Nov. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. FCC staff will set up activities to encourage children's exploration. Parents are expected to stay in the room to supervise their children, but are encouraged to mingle with other parents. Free, but registration is required. Please call 978-374-2198 for more information.
Halloween Party: The American Legion Post 4 will hold a Children's Halloween Party on Sat. Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m at 1314 Main St. in Haverhill. For more information call 978-373-6885.
Open House: Sacred Hearts School, 31 South Chestnut St., will hold an open house on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit sacredheartsbradford.org or call 978-372-5451 or 978-374-7161
Applications for Ozzie's Kids: Retired Haverhill police officer Ozzie Hardy is launching his "Ozzie's Kids" program once again. Parents and guardians of Haverhill children can apply at the Haverhill Police Station, 40 Bailey Blvd., from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 18, 19, 24 and 25, and Nov. 1, 2, 7 and 9. Hardy will be in the training room, which is just inside the station's main entrance. Please bring a driver's license or other proof of residency such as a utility bill. No appointment is needed. Since 1988, Ozzie's Kids has put smiles on the faces of deserving children in Haverhill who might otherwise have a bleak Christmas. The program provides new clothing and toys to parents and guardians who qualify for assistance. Ozzie's Kids is supported by schools, businesses, individuals, families and organizations throughout Haverhill.
YMCA Pee Wee soccer: The Haverhill YMCA offers a non-competitive co-ed Pee Wee Soccer League that will introduce children ages three through kindergarten to the game of soccer through exercise, drills and simulated games led by volunteer coaches. Teams will gather on Saturdays for approximately 30 minutes of practice followed by 20 minutes of simulated games. The season will last eight weeks with games starting Nov. 12. For more information contact Clint Clay at 978-374-0506 or email@example.com.
Sign language: Northern Essex Community College provides sign language instruction for families with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child. Information, contact Glenys Crane-Emerson, Family Sign Language Program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-556-3701 (voice/tty), 978-556-3703 (fax), and 978-241-7057 (VP/VRS).
YMCA preschool program: The YMCA Children's Learning Center is enrolling for the Preschool Program. Curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning in a classroom setting, along with self directed activities that promote decision making and overall preparedness for Kindergarten. Contact Julie Grundy at 978-912-7422 or email@example.com for more information.
Rock climbing: Designed for all levels. Certified instructors teach children learn about climbing equipment, techniques. All equipment provided by the YMCA. Group classes, private and semi-private lessons available. Call Matt C. at 978-479-2738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tag Sale: The Victor Emanuel Lodge Sons of Italy will hold a giant indoor yard sale Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to the purchase of a new awning for the lodge. If you would like to donate items to the sale please contact Michael Schroth at 978-372-0023, Lucinda Nolet at 978-372-6259 or Randy Riccio at 978-372-4364. The lodge is at 124 Washington St.
Haunted House: Haverhill Community Television is hosting its first haunted house on Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at HCTV station, 60 Elm St., Haverhill. The house is free and open to the public. For more information, call HCTV at 978-372-8070.
Candy Buyback: Dr. Cardarelli and his staff will host their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Party on Tuesday, November 1st, from 6 to 8 p.m. in their office at 234 Summer Street in Haverhill. At the Weigh-In, kids will receive one dollar for every pound of their candy donated. The candy, which must be unopened, will then be shipped to our troops overseas. For more information, email Linda@dercardarelli.com, call Dr. Cardarelli's office at 978-372-4172 or visit their office on Facebook. www.facebook.com/drcardarelli.
Women's City Club: The Women's City Club of Haverhill will meet Nov. 1 at the Brookridge Community Church, 232 Main St., in Fellowship Hall. Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. The program of entertainment begins at 2:15 p.m. and features Jean Rutledge, the Chalk Lady. Gospel chalk art has been around for over 70 years. Rutledge was introduced to the medium in 1999 and became a chalk artist in 2000.
Sacred Hearts Open House: Sacred Hearts School in Bradford is holding an Open House on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 978-372-5451 or 978-374-7161.
Armenian Food Festival: Autumnfest 2011, an Armenian Food Festival and Bazaar, will be held Nov. 4 from noon to 8 p.m. and Nov. 5 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe, 110 Main St., across from City Hall. For more information visit hyepointechurch.org or call the church office at 978-372-9227.
Seeking Democrats: The Haverhill Democratic City Committee is recruiting new members for all seven of its ward committees. The committee is comprised of members elected every four years on the Democratic Presidential primary ballot. The next vote will take place on March 6, 2012, on the Presidential primary ballot. In order to be listed for the election, any interested registered Democrat must sign nomination papers for their ward to be submitted to the city clerk by Nov. 4. Nomination papers are available from any of the ward chairs listed on the members page of the Committee's website, haverhilldems.org, or by contacting Bill Cox, Chairman of the Haverhill Democratic City Committee at 978-374-6297.
Planning Commission workshops: The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission in association with the Citizens' Housing and Planning Commission is offering a workshop, "The Next Chapter of 40B: Targeted Training for Zoning Board Members" on Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 103A of the Technology Center. The fee is $30. For more information or to register contact Michael DiPasquale at 413-545-2188. Visit online at umass.edu/masscptc.
Senior Holiday Fair: Residents of Phoenix Row in Haverhill will hold a senior holiday fair Nov. 5 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. This event is open to the public and will feature a variety of holiday items, including baked goods, giftware items, coffee, raffles and more. Proceeds support a Christmas dinner for residents and staff. The fair will be held at 22 Phoenix Row in downtown Haverhill.
Krystallnacht Rememberance: A special Krystallnacht commemoration will be held at Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and features a presentation of "Night Words - A Midrash on the Holocaust" by David Roskies. This event is free and open to the public.
Night Words is a dramatic reading by 36 participants which takes about 90 minutes. Most roles are distributed at random and require no prior preparation. Each participant receives a text of the service from which they read. Non-reading attendees are seated around them in a circle. Reading roles will be handed out randomly as attendees arrive. The play is oriented toward adults and older children.
If you plan to attend please reply to email@example.com or call 978-373-3861. The Adult Education Committee of Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring this commemorative reading. The Temple is at 514 Main St. in Haverhill. Visit online at templeemanu-el.org.
Scarecrow Contest: The Haverhill Garden Club hosts its second annual community Scarecrow Contest. For a tax-deductible entry fee of $10, the Garden Club will supply you with a wooden frame to use as the skeleton for your scarecrow. You can modify the frame any way you wish. The contest offers three, first-place prizes of $100 in the categories of school, residential and business/civic group. Entries in the residential category must be outside and visible to judges. Businesses, civic groups and school entries can be indoors or outdoors, but must be visible during working/operating hours. Deadline to enter the contest is Oct. 21. Winners will be announced by Oct. 31. Last year's contest saw a total of 120 entries.The Haverhill Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Inc. To enter the contest send a check made payable to the Haverhill Garden Club, 61 Lincolnshire Drive, Bradford, MA 01835. For more information call 978-697-5101. Visit online at haverhillgardenclub.org.
Pumpkin festival: Chris's Farm Stand at Silsby's Farm, 436 Salem St., will hold its annual Pumpkin Festival every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Fresh vegetables and fall decorations such as dried corn stalks and straw bales will be available for purchase. Activites, for a small fee, include hay rides, pony rides, a hay castle, sunflower maze and a "pick your own" pumpkin patch. There will be free farm animal and tractor displays, and a free haunted house for toddlers as well as fall photo opportunities. A country cookout features hot dogs, hamburgers, locally grown corn on the cob and locally grown apples. A variety of baked items will be for sale. For more information visit www.chrisfarmstand.com.
Haunted Cataclysmic Castle of Fear opens this weekend: Winnekenni Castle's Haunted Cataclysmic Castle of Fear will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. through Oct. 30. Admission is $18 and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Discount coupons are available online. Sunday nights are family nights and offer a special rate of $40 for two adults and two children ages 12 and under. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 8.
Rockin Halloween Music Tent Nights: Winnekenni Castle will host "Rockin' Halloween Music Tent Nights" from 7 to 10:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 7, as well as Oct. 14, 21 and 28. A special event on Oct. 29 and is open to teens, young adults and those young at heart. There is a $5 per person cover charge. Refreshments will be available. Admission wristband doubles as a $3 discount coupon to the Castle of Fear attraction. Bands performing this Friday include Sweet Destruction and the The Zone, a tween band. For more information call the castle at 978-521-1686 or visit winnekenni.com.
Design the rail trail logo: Haverhill's Brightside and the Friends of the Bradford Rail Trail Committee want you to put on your thinking cap and design a new logo celebrating the Rail Trail. The two organizations in cooperation with the city are holding a contest and the winning entry will become the leading symbol of the trail, which runs along the Bradford side of the Merrrimack River from the Basiliere Bridge to the commuter rail bridge, near the Comeau Bridge. The winning logo will appear on all marketing materials celebrating the trail and will become the sole property of the Friends of the Bradford Rail Trail.
The winning entry will receive a souvenir spike from the original rail tracks that were removed from this swath of land in order to create the rail trail. Entries should be submitted by Nov. 30 to: Haverhill's Brightside, Room 205, City Hall, 4 Summer St. You can also enter online at haverhillsbrightside.org. The contest is open to all residents and students in Haverhill.
Meet Micky Ward: The second annual "Fed Up With Cancer" fundraiser will be held Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers and will include a visit by Micky Ward, a legendary boxer from Lowell whose life story inspired the movie "The Fighter." The event features food sampling, live music and a silent auction. Tickets, $30 in advance, can be purchased online fedupwithcancer2.eventbrite.com.
Disaster Training Classes: Learn how to respond to a disaster in your community and in your neighborhood through Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered by the Northern Essex Regional Emergency Planning Committee. Classes meet Nov. 17, 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the training room at the West Newbury Public Safety Building, 401 Main St., West Newbury. For more information or to download an application visit wnewbury.org and click on the link to "Northern Essex Emergency Planning Committee Classes" under "News & Notices."
NECC seeks nominations for those who are Making a Difference: The college is accepting nominations for their Making a Difference awards which honor the many individuals that have made a powerful and positive difference to Northern Essex, its students, and to the surrounding communities over the last 50 years. Nominees can include graduates of the college who have achieved personal and professional success and/or given back to the college or community; faculty or staff who have demonstrated exemplary performance as instructors, mentors, or leaders; or community friends who have shown a strong commitment to helping fulfill the mission of the college. The 50 top nominees will be recognized at the college's 50th anniversary gala which is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2012 at DiBurro's in Ward Hill. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Nov. 1. A committee comprised of college faculty and staff will review nominations and select the award recipients. To learn more about the Making a Difference Awards or access a nomination form, visit the college's 50th anniversary website at http://www.necc.mass.edu/celebrating-50-years-of-making-a-difference/. For more information, contact Wendy Shaffer at the college, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978 556-3858.
Chamber of Commerce Networking Program: The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce offers a morning networking program called "Network Flix." This referral-based program meets once a month and limited to the first 30 people to sign up. Those who attend can learn how to network and market themselves, ask for referrals and gain exposure for their business. This structured event will promptly start and finish. Cost is $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Non-members will be limited to attend a maximum of two meetings and may continue attending should they join the Chamber. Network Flix meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Best Western Merrimack Valley, 401 Lowell Ave., Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Meetings are planned for next year as well. For more information contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663.
Social media courses: Find out how to use social media tools in your business through three new noncredit courses being offered this fall through Northern Essex Community College's Work Force Development and Community Education Division at the Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Marketing Your Business Using Social Media meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oct. 13 through Nov. 3. The cost is $189. Successful Public Relations Strategies for the Small Business meets Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22. The cost is $189. To register, call 978-556-3700. For questions or company paid registrations call 978-659-1200.
Historical Scavenger Hunt: A scavenger hunt to benefit the Haverhill Historical Society/Buttonwoods Museum is Nov. 5 starting at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Merrimack Street parking garage. Teams of four to eight people will be given clues to solve as they travel the city, drawing upon memories of Haverhill's characters and places. A final clue will bring participants to a party with a cash bar and a catered buffet by Simply Perfect Catering, compliments of Pattie and Stephen Crimmin. The cost to participate in the hunt is $40 per person. Museum members get a $10 discount. Teams will receive an extra point clue upon payment. Please bring payment to any EZ-Way Cleaners location before Nov. 1 or mail a check with the names of team members to: Peter Carbone, 48 Colby St., Bradford, MA 01835. For more information contact Carbone at 508-320-7710 or email@example.com.
Whittier Open House: Robots will take over a section of the school lobby as students in electronics/robotics run their creations in an interactive rink. Culinary Arts students will show off their fresh fruit and vegetable carvings and the school's Radio Station will be set up for those who want to participate in a live show. Those and dozens of other exhibits will be featured at Whittier Tech's Annual Open House Sunday, November 6 , 1 to 4 p.m. For more information call (978) 373-4101.
Health Workshop: A free six-week workshop titled "My Life, My Health" will be held on Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14 to Nov. 8 in the boardroom at Penacook Place, 150 Water St. Presented by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Inc., this workshop includes lessons in eating well, controlling pain, starting an exercise program and dealing with fatigue and frustration, and is for anyone living with an ongoing medical condition, such as chronic heart failure, cancer, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's Disease, diabetes, COPD, asthma and stroke. A complimentary lunch will be served. Reservations are required by calling Nicole at 978-946-1247.
Program for older learners: Getting Friendly with Fungi, Five Fun Films, Sacred Geometry, and Aging Gracefully are just a few of the topics offered this fall by Northern Essex Community College's newest Life Long Learning Program, titled College of Older Learners (CoOL). The membership fee is $25 for the 2011 fall semester. Each six-week, two-hour per week seminar is $10. The CoOL seminars begin the first week in October and will be held on the Haverhill campus. For more information or to register for CoOL seminars contact Charlene Boucher at 978-556-3825 of firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit online at www.necc.mass.edu/community-engagement/cool.
Pentucket reunion: The Pentucket High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 40th reunion on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Winnekenni Castle from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be a buffet dinner with cash bar. Musical entertainment will be provided by SoleCity, featuring classmates Bob Valyou and John Carver. Guests are welcome, including alumni from other classes and teachers. Cost is $45 per person. For information, email Pentucket.email@example.com. Check out our Facebook page, Pentucket Regional High School Class of 1971, or look for reunion information on Classmates.com or AlumniClass.com/pentucket . Hope to see you there!
Business Course: Photographers, graphic designers, artists, or craft persons interested in starting or expanding an existing business are being offered a course From Artist to Entrepreneur, offered through Northern Essex Community College's Workforce Development and Community Education division. This six-week program will be held on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 27 through Dec. 8 (no class Nov. 24) at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The cost is $285 with a $28 materials fee. Taught by Jodi Sammons Feil, a professional photographer, graphic designer, and owner of Rhapsody Studios with more than 20 years of experience, she will examine critical elements to start or expand a business. This will include looking at marketing and sales strategies, budgeting and financial recordkeeping, and the unique challenges in determining fair market prices.
New Moon Coffeehouse concert series: The New Moon Coffeehouse will host monthly concerts through May 21. Tickets are $20. For more information check out newmooncoffeehouse.org.
Business assistance: Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free, confidential help to individuals starting a business or already in business. Sessions are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce in the Landmark Building, 80 Merrimack St., second floor. Appointments can be booked by calling the Chamber at 978-373-5663.
COUNCIL ON AGING TRIPS
Nov. 2: Trip to the Peabody Essex Museum to view the exhibit "Painting the American Landscape." Cost is $32 per person. Nov. 15: Trip to see the Andrews Sisters Tribute Show honoring World War II veterans at the Newport Grand Casino in Newport, R.I. Tickets are $64 per person and include transportation, admission to the show and a buffet.
Nov. 17: Trip to White's of Westport for a pre-holiday marathon Bingo. Cost is $55 per person and includes lunch, entertainment and prizes valued at over $750
Nov. 27-28: Trip to New York City to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular Show featuring the Rockettes. Includes a stop at Mohegan Sun for a presentation of "The Night Before Christmas," as well as time for shopping and lunch on Fifth Avenue. Cost is $299 per person, double occupancy. Three meals are included.
GIVE, GET HELP
Help homeless children: Horizons for Homeless Children seeks energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in Northeastern Massachusetts, including Haverhill. Those with two hours a week to spare and a desire to make a difference in the lives children are encouraged to fill out an application. Attendance at a training session and six-month commitment are required. Contact Brittany Pyle at 978-557-2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Rescue: Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley needs volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities available, including: become a foster home for cats and kittens awaiting adoption, assist at weekly adoption events, provide animal care at our Danville, N.H., sanctuary, and transport sick and injured animals to the veterinarian. Experience is not required, and training will be provided. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. For more information on all of our volunteer opportunities or to find out ways you can help, please email us at email@example.com or visit us online at www.ARMV.org.
Collections: Several local agencies and organizations are collecting new and used videos, books, CDs, DVDs and audio books using "Got Books?" containers, including: The First Church of Christ Bradford, 10 Church St., Bradford; Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill; Hill View Montessori School, 75 Foundation Ave. (in the Ward Hill Industrial Park); Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St.
Salvation Army offers youth programs: The Salvation Army in Haverhill is accepting applications for youth programs that are open to children ages 4 to 18. A Monday music program, for ages 7 to 18, includes free lessons in music theory, brass music instruction, drums, guitar, piano, sacred dance, puppetry, drama, children's choir and timbrels. Tuesday is youth programs night and this fall the focus will be on character building skills, sketching, bicycle safety and going green. Dinner will be served to each participant of this free program. Friday night youth basketball is recruiting players for a travel team. The cost is $15. The Salvation Army is looking for eight sponsors at $200 each to help pay for team shirts and travel expenses. Limited transportation is available for those in need. Parents and interested sponsors are asked to stop by the Salvation Army at 395 Main St., or call 978-374-7571.
Haverhill Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers: The Salvation Army in Haverhill is looking for few volunteers in the following areas: Writer/Correspondent: in writing and covering stories of happenings at The Haverhill Salvation Army in Haverhill; Piano: player for Monday and Tuesday and Sunday one hour each day. Chef: to cook and serve meals on Tuesday night for children; Driver: to transport youth to and from activities on Monday, Tuesday and Friday must know how to drive a 12-passenger van; Grant writer/ Fund raiser: for Youth programs to raise money for the purpose to keep programs free to the community. We are looking for people who have a passion to serve others and use their talent to teach others! Will you help put a smile on a child's face? Will you help build, teach our future children of Haverhill? For more information contact The Salvation Army at 978-374-7571 or stop by 395 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830.
Volunteer tutors needed: The Salvation Army in Haverhill is looking for volunteers to help children develop their talents in varioius areas, including sacred dance, piano, drums, guitar, brass instruments, drawing, acting and puppetry. Volunteers are also needed for an after school program. Last year, As man as 200 children are expected to sign up for programs offered this fall. If you can spare one hour of you time a week to help a child learn please contact the Salvation Army at 978-374-7571.
Library seeks museum pass sponsors: The public library is seeking sponsors for passes to the Children's Museum-Boston ($700), the Museum of Science ($600), and Imajine That! ($275). All gifts marked "museums" — no matter how small — will go toward these memberships, which are renewed annually. Museum passes may be checked out on your library card. Current memberships include: the Museum of Fine Arts, Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Currier Museum of Art (NH), the Children's Museum, the Discovery Museums, Children's Museum of N.H., the Institute of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts Parks, USS Constitution Museum, and the New England Aquarium (September to June). Your support of this program is very important to your community, providing a low-cost entertaining and educational outing. Checks may be made payable to the Haverhill Public Library, a nonprofit organization. For more information contact Jennifer Lyons at 978-373-1586, ext. 617.
Tag Days: The officers and members of the Amvets Ladies Auxiliary say the generosity of people in Haverhill helped make their recent Tag Days fundraiser a success. Proceeds will help support a variety of projects, including the Auxiliary's "Adopt a Platoon" program, which provides active members of the military with personal items, the Auxiliary's Bingo and refreshment parties at local nursing homes, veterans hospitals and coffee hours at the Bedford VA and donations to two annual scholarships at Haverhill High School. The Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Post Quarters, 576 Primrose St.
Baseball League Seeks Nominations: The Riverside-Bradford Baseball League is accepting nominations for membership to its Board of Directors for the 2012 season. Members are expected to perform their duties and functions so as to continually improve the league and uphold its objectives at all times. All directors, officers and members shall bear in mind that the attainment of athletic skill or the winning of games is secondary, and that the molding of future citizens is of prime importance. The league teaches good sportsmanship and the fundamentals of hitting and fielding while building a positive self-image in a healthy competitive environment. For more information contact Craig Nealon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-373-4323.
PLACES TO VISIT
Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays. For more information, call 978-373-1586 or visit haverhillpl.org.
Haverhill Firefighting Museum, 75 Kenoza Ave.: Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Weekday and group visits are available by appointment. For more information, call 978-372-4061.
John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace, 305 Whittier Road: Open Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.; Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students under 18 and a $10 maximum for a family. For more information, call 978-373-3979.
Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society, John Ward Avenue: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tours by appointment only. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for ages 7 to 17 and free for children 7 and under. For details, call 978-374-4626.
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