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August 1, 2013

Community calendar

Free concert in downtown Columbus Park


The Haverhill Gazette

---- — Here are other community activities coming up:

Free outdoor concert series continues: The Bradford Common free Outdoor Music Series continues with a performance by Lee Lewis & the Ladies of Chanel on Aug. 2.

Opening acts in the series begin at 6 p.m. on Bradford Common, followed by featured acts at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. All performances are sponsored by the First Church of Christ and are free. Mike Cesati & Company performs Aug. 9 and the Mike Fioretti Band performs Aug. 16. The Aug. 23 show will be announced. More information is available from Paul Prue at 978-590-2119.

TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday: Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program’s theme is “Peace, Love and Tie Dye!” and is recommended for ages 2 and up.

The cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required at www.winnekenni.com or www.imajinethat.com. Teachers from Little Sprouts & Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds.

The activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme of the week. Some activities will be outside so please dress your child appropriately. Upcoming dates and themes are: Aug. 13, Dino Dig!, and Aug. 20, Paint, Splatter & Mess! For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.

Learn about asthma treatment and prevention: Update on Asthma: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Medical Group primary care physician Maysabel Aponte, MD will be held on Aug. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Learn to recognize the symptoms of asthma, understand new guidelines for maintenance and rescue therapy, and understand keys to prevention of acute and chronic symptoms. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing is awarded at the end of the presentation. For more information or to register, call 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

St. Joseph School opening announced: St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish announced its schedule for the new school year.

It is as follows: Monday, Aug. 26, teacher in-service day; Tuesday, Aug. 27, teacher in-service day (regional); Wednesday, Aug. 28, kindergarten to grade eight report for a full day; Thursday, Aug. 29, full day of classes for kindergarten to grade eight; Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day, no school; Tuesday, Sept. 3, kindergarten to grade eight classes resume; Wednesday, Sept. 4, ECC begins.

Parent meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The school will hold an open house for grades one through eight on Monday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open house for pre-kindergarten and nursery is Tuesday, Sept. 3, from noon to 2:20 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. All students should be in the “big school” by 8:05 a.m. School begins at 8:15 a.m. All students should arrive at the ECC by 8:15 a.m. as instruction time begins at 8:45 a.m.

Tour guides needed at museum: The Buttonwoods Museum is looking for volunteer tour guides to help during the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” which will be at the Buttonwoods Aug. 24 through Oct 6.

Tour guides must be available Tuesdays through Fridays for two-hour shifts between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Limited weekend hours are also available. No experience is necessary and training is provided. More information is available from Jan Williams at 978-374-4626 or jwilliams@haverhillhistory.org.

Peter Pan returns to Collins Center: The J. Everett Collins Center at Andover High School will present “Peter Pan” Aug. 2 through 4.

In celebration of their 15th summer of delivering musical theater to the Merrimack Valley, Andover’s Summer Theater Ensemble is bringing the beloved classic back to the stage. Under the guidance of the award winning artistic director Susan Choquette, a cast of some 32 seasoned young adults from Stoneham to North Reading to Haverhill are busy putting the finishing touches on a production featuring a full professional orchestra and a flying cast.

Advanced tickets are available in Andover at Orange Leaf, Learning Express and the Department of Community Service Offices on Bartlet Street. In North Andover tickets may be purchased at Mad Maggies Ice Cream. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door during the performances. For more information, visit online at www.andoverdcs.com and click on the link to “youth programs” and “youth enrichment.”

Rotary Rubber Duck Regatta announced: The Haverhill Rotary Club will hold its annual Rubber Duck Regatta on Sept. 7, when 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Merrimack River from the Comeau Bridge, a new location for this year’s duck drop.

One “lucky duck” will win $10,000, donated by Rockingham Toyota/Honda/Scion of Salem, N.H. This year’s Rotary Rubber Duck Regatta will be held in conjunction with the downtown River Ruckus, a festival presented by Team Haverhill that promises to bring in bigger crowds and feature even more activities than past River Ruckus events.

Haverhill Rotary and their mascot Quacky are announcing special Early Bird Pricing as follows: Quack Packs for $25 now include seven adoptions instead of six; Quacker’s Dozens include 15 adoptions (instead of 13) for $50 and Flocks include 31 adoptions (instead of 27) for $100. For more information or to adopt ducks, visit online at www.adoptaducktoday.com.

Lobster/chicken lunch offered: The Council on Aging and Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning program will hold a summer lobster/chicken party on Aug. 15 at the Hartleb Technology Center on NECC’s Haverhill campus.

Doors open at noon. Tickets are $25 for lobster and $15 for chicken. Entertainment is by Bobby G. For tickets or more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

YMCA offers Girls Basketball Camp: The Haverhill YMCA will hold a Girls Basketball Camp from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16.

The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon and is an option for girls who love the game of basketball or who are interested in getting involved in the game. Local girls basketball coaches Michelle Joubert, Beth Eddy, Shawna Mottram and Elizabeth Briggs will instruct participants in the fundaments of basketball — dribbling, shooting and passing — along with a solid understanding of the game. This camp is a great way to get ready for the Haverhill YMCA’s Girls Basketball League this fall as well as develop your skills for your school’s team. More information is available from Clint Clay at clayc@northshoreymca.org or 978-478-5008.

Bobby Bell walk/race set for Oct. 13: The 27th Annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk will be held Oct. 13 at the Lasting Room Grille, 122 Washington St.

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. following by the race at 11 a.m. Fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 post entry. Free T-shirts go to the first 70 walker entries and first 260 runner entries. Numerous awards in various age, weight, and specialty categories will be presented. There will be graded scoring.

A buffet will follow along with a disc jockey and raffle prizes. Thee will be no gender divisions. The event benefits local scholarships, the Haverhill Police Auxiliaries, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. More information is available from David LaBrode at 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289 or ickylabrode@verizon.net. Visit online at www.yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

IF YOU GO What: Make Some Noise Concert Series featuring the band Rockspring When: Aug. 1 Where: Columbus Park in downtown Railroad Square Cost: Free

Make Some Noise! Music will fill the air in Columbus Park, and it will cost you nothing to enjoy the show. The Haverhill Cultural Council's free Make Some Noise Concert Series continues Aug. 1 in the downtown park with a performance by Rockspring, a bluegrass, pop, rock, alternate-folk and country band. The opening act is from DeAngelis Studio. All Make Some Noise performances are at Columbus Park on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. until Aug. 15. In the event of rain, performances are at the Chit Chat Lounge on Washington Street. Free weekly raffles feature prizes donated by local businesses. This year's series features youth groups from Be Imagine Music Studio, DeAngelis Studio of Music, and EJ Ouellette's Whole Music studio. Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts: Aug. 8: Division Tree, psychedelic grooves with opening act from Be Imagine Music Studio. Aug. 15: EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy performing originals and fiddle­-driven rock, with an opening act from Whole Music's Whole Soul. For more information, visit the Haverhill Cultural Council on Facebook, on twitter at @haverhill_cc or email haverhill.culture@gmail.com.