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September 12, 2013

Local master discusses finer points of oil painting

For artists and those interested in learning, a master in our midst will show the finer points of oil painting this month.

Local artist Mark Hayden will present an oil portrait study demonstration for the Greater Haverhill Arts Association on Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hayden, a Copley Master artist, has received the prestigious Schroeder Award for Excellence in Portraiture. Through the Copley Society, he has exhibited his works frequently, including master shows at the Harvard Club of Boston and St. Botolph’s Club. He was featured in an article in American Artist Magazine in July 1994.

A native and lifelong resident of Bradford, Hayden conducts classes at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, as well as at his home studio in Bradford. The public is welcome at the demonstration, although space is limited.

IF YOU GO

:What: Local artist Mark Hayden presents an oil portrait demonstration.

When: Sept. 22, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Haverhill Historical Society’s Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St.

Admission: Free for members of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association. A donation of $5 is expected from non-members.

More information: For questions or to reserve a spot, contact Don Herook at don5753@aol.com.

Here are other upcoming events and activities around Haverhill:

:Haverhill Senior Baseball registers players: Haverhill Senior Baseball is accepting applications for the 2013 fall program.

The league has three divisions — for 13-year-olds, 14- and 15-year-olds, and 16- to 18-year-olds. The seasons run from the first weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 10 and 11, through Oct. 26 and 27. The 13-year-old and 14- to 15-year-old divisions play on Saturday. The 16- to 18-year-old division plays on Sunday.

Applications are available online at Haverhillseniorbaseball.com or by contacting Larry O’Brien at 978-373-6982 or Dan Francescone at 978-807-5068. Volunteer coaches are needed for the 13-year-old and 14- to 15-year-old teams.

:Food, Wine and Beer Pairing event: Off to the Races, a Food, Wine and Beer Pairing event to benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice, will be held on Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown.

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