:Citizen Planner Training: The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission will sponsor the “Citizen Planner Training Program” again next year. The first session will be held Monday, Jan. 7, at the MVPC offices in Haverhill. The next two sessions will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 and Monday, March 4 and the fourth session will be scheduled in coordination with the Citizen Training Planning Collaborative at a later date. All sessions will be held at the MVPC offices and will start at 7 p.m. There is a $100 per participant fee, which can be billed to your community accordingly. To register contact Nancy Lavallee at 978-374-0519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to artists: The Haverhill Cultural Council is putting out a call to artists for non-traditional and 3 dimensional art work to be displayed at its “Freak Out” fundraiser on January 26th at the Chit Chat Lounge in downtown Haverhill. Anything goes! They are seeking 3 dimensional works including sculptures and wall art. No framed work or traditional two dimensional work, including paintings and photographs, will be accepted. Size of art may affect eligibility as well as the venue is not large. There is no entrance fee and the work will be juried by established artists and members of the Haverhill Cultural Council. Artists are limited to 3 entries. This is a one-day event so artists need to arrange to pick up work same evening as event. Pieces can be sold at this event with a portion of the sale going to the Haverhill Cultural Council. “Off the Wall” will be running in conjunction with the “Freak Out” fundraiser. The “Freak Out” will be featuring music by local musicians on the first floor of the Chit Chat and the art exhibit on the second level. Interested artists are invited to submit photos of their work along with an artist’s statement to the Haverhill Cultural Council digitally. Deadline for submission is December 31st and final decision will made by January 7th. The address to send your application is:Haverhill Cultural Council, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill, MA 01830.