Casino trip planned: The Councils on Aging in Haverhill and Amesbury are offering a trip to the Oxford Casino in Oxford, Maine, on Aug. 20. A bus will depart from the Highway Department, 500 Primrose St., at 8 a.m. and from Crossroads Plaza, Salisbury, at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes $10 in free play. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390, ext. 11, or the Amesbury Council on Aging at 978-388-8138.
Annual golf tournament planned: The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will hold its fifth annual golf tournament on Aug. 5 at the Haverhill Country Club. A shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Special guest is Eric Lastowka, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion. Tourney fees are $200 per player and $800 per foursome. Post-tourney dinner is $50 per person. Sponsorships and tee signs are available. The event will also include awards and a silent auction. For more information, contact Kathleen Pruett at 978-204-0620, 978-374-6171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists and artisans sought: The Haverhill Cultural Council will hold its Arts and Crafts Faire at the River Ruckus Festival on Sept. 7. The venue is expected to attract a crowd of more than 5,000. Organizers are seeking applicants specializing in original fine art and photography, high quality handmade artisan crafts and jewelry, and up-cycled items and architectural salvage, including jewelry using vintage components. The Arts and Crafts Faire will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 90 Washington St., the center of the River Ruckus festivities. Applications for the venue are due by Aug. 3. More information is available at www.facebook.com/haverhillculturalcouncil.
Whittier Birthplace offers free admission: Whittier Birthplace is participating in both the regional “17th Century Saturdays” and national “Blue Star Museums” programs, with both offering free admission opportunities. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of August and September as part of 17th Century Saturdays, an Escapes North cultural tourism initiative led by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Whittier Birthplace offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The military program is part of Blue Star Museums, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Visit online at www.johngreenleafwhittier.com.