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December 5, 2013

Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus presents holiday concert in Bradford


The Haverhill Gazette

---- — It’s time to bring the holidays home in song.

The Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus will present a holiday concert Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Hearts Church.

Admission is free.

The 45-member award-winning chorus will sing holiday favorites, including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “The Secret of Christmas” in four-part harmony. The church is at 165 S. Main St.

IF YOU GO

What: Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus holiday concert

When: Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Sacred Hearts Church, 165 S. Main St.

Admission: Free

Here are activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Festival of trees at Buttonwoods Museum: The 12th annual “Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees” is now through Dec. 15.

The festival and will showcase holiday trees, wreaths and centerpieces and activities for all ages. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. All donated trees, wreaths and other decorative items will be raffled off on the last day of the event to benefit the museum.

This year’s Festival of Trees will feature art demonstrations and an art class, holiday gift wrapping, children’s scavenger hunt, senior day, family day, a stroll with hot apple cider, Victorian tea, a visit by Santa along with Minnie and Mickey, and other activities. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626 or emailing FOT@haverhillhistory.org. Visit www.haverhillhistory.org for a schedule of events.

Diaper collection: Throughout November, the children’s room at the public library will be collecting diaper donations for the Haverhill-based nonprofit Anchor of Hope Diaper Drive.

Stop by to drop off new diapers in any size or brand. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org. More information is available by calling 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or by emailing smoser@mvlc.org.

Support group for caregivers announced: A support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss meets the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor atrium.

This group is led by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW. Light refreshments are served. The hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave. More information is available from Lavoie at 978-420-1162 or patricia.lavoie@steward.org.

High school presents ‘A Christmas Carol’: Haverhill High School’s chorus and drama club will present their sixth annual production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

Performances are Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m. The show will feature a cast of nearly 70 students.

General admission is $8 or $5 for students and senior citizens. There is no reserved seating. Tickets will be available beginning Dec. 2 during all lunch periods and at the school’s main office. Tickets can also be purchased at the door based upon availability. The show will also be performed for all seventh-graders on Dec. 10 and 12 because “A Christmas Carol” is a part of their curriculum.

The music highlighting Dickens’ classic tale of redemption includes nine original songs written for this production, as well as several classic English carols.

Annual pancake breakfast planned: Golden Hill School will hold its popular holiday Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Dec. 7 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school, 140 Boardman St.

Cost is $3 per person or $12 for a family of up to five.

This event is open to all members of the community, even those who do not live in the Golden Hill area or have children in the district. Along with pancakes and other food items, the event will feature a reindeer games area, performances by the Drama Club and Chorus and a PTO Holiday Store. Pictures with Santa are $3. Tickets will be sold for grab bags, used children’s books, games, crafts, raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Students must be accompanied by adults.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa on tap: Sarah’s Place Adult Day Health will host the Greater Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club’s Pancake Breakfast with Santa and will present its first Holiday Fair on Dec. 7.

The breakfast is from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Sarah’s Place, 180 Water St. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to help elders defray the high costs of heating homes this winter.

The fair is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature craft tables, white elephant tables, raffle tables and baked good tables. All proceeds from the Holiday Fair will benefit the arts and crafts, entertainment and activities offered at the program. More information is available form Amy Anwyl at 978-374-2175. These events are cash only because Sarah’s Place is a nonprofit organization.

Interfaith Choir to perform locally: The Hampstead Congregational Church will host two free holiday performances by The Interfaith Choir on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead, N.H., and on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill.

Celebrating its 48th year, the choir is comprised of members representing more than 20 local churches who are brought together by their common love of music and a desire to spread the Christmas message through instrument and voice. Special guests are The Windham Flute Ensemble and the children’s voices of The King’s Choir. Director is Cindy Ladew and accompanist is Larry Thompson. A free-will offering will be taken and refreshments and fellowship will follow. More information is available by calling 603-329-6047.