Pumpkin festivals: Chris’ Farm Stand at Silsby’s Farm, 436 Salem St., will hold its annual Pumpkin Festivals every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Activities, for a small fee, include hay rides, pony rides, a hay castle, corn maze, games for younger children, and pick-your-own pumpkin patch. A “love a bunny” pen offers children a chance to interact with live bunnies and be photographed by their parents. There will be free farm animal and tractor displays, a free haunted house for toddlers and fall photo opportunities. A country cookout, slush, locally grown corn and apples will be available. Fresh vegetables and fall decorations such as dried corn stalks will be available for purchase. Visit online at chrisfarmstand.com or call 978-994-4315.
Halloween party: The Haverhill Council on Aging will host its annual Halloween party and dance at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St, Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m. The party will include a horribles parade, prizes, and goodies. Costumes are optional. Lunch will include pizza, salad, cookies, and coffee. Tickets at $5 per person, are available by calling 978-374-2390 and speaking to Kathy Bresnahan at ext. 11 or Rita LaBella at ext 16.
Girls basketball clinics: The Haverhill Recreation Department will have instructional basketball sessions Saturday mornings from Nov. 3 to Jan. 26. Players from grades three and four train from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Grades five and six are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and grades seven and eight are from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. The program is run by Haverhill High girls basketball coach Bob Melillo. Instructors are Shawna Murphy Mottram Beth Pickles Eddy, Michelle Boudreau Joubert, Alicia Murray and the Varsity Girl’s Basketball Team. Registration is online at the Haverhill Recreation Department’s website. The cost is $45 for 10 sessions (scholarships are available). If you have questions call Vinny Ouellette at 978-374-2388, ext. 28, or Bob Melillo 617-872-7777.