The Haverhill Public Library is holding a “food for fines” drive now through June 29.
Library patrons can bring in non-perishable food items to clear fines from their library accounts.
No glass containers will be accepted. For more information, call 978-373-1586, ext. 603.
All food donations benefit the Sacred Hearts Food Pantry.
What: Haverhill Public Library holding “food for fines” drive
When: Now through June 29
Who: Library patrons can donate non-perishable food items to clear fines from their library accounts.
Here are other activities and events going on around Haverhill:
Firefighting Museum is open: The Haverhill Firefighting Museum is open Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., through Oct. 21.
Children can play and learn in the “Hero Headquarters” and, along with adults, can see the 9/11 memorial sculpture and exhibit. Visitors can learn about the Adopt-a-Hydrant program, tour the museum and shop the museum’s store.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger, and $15 for families. Admission is free for military service men and women.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. The museum is at 75 Kenoza Ave.
For more information, call 978-994-1854 or visit online at www.haverhillfirefightingmuseum.org.
Openings for summer programs: The Haverhill Public Schools Discovery Club and Access 21 summer programs still have openings for their middle and high school summer activities.
The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays at Haverhill High School, from July 8 though Aug. 1. Transportation and breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is a one-time registration fee and limited scholarships are still available.
Activities still available include glee, rock band, musical theater, and horticulture and gardening.
Applications are available online at https://tinyurl.com/hpsdc2019.
For more information, contact Denise Johnson at 978-420-1954 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Theater Workshop: The Academy of Creative Arts at Trinity is offering its popular Summer Theater Workshop for kids ages 6 to 16.
Participants will learn and perform the musical “Seussical” in just four days.
The cost is $10 per child, with a sliding scale for siblings. Scholarships are available thanks to the support of the Haverhill Cultural Council. To register, contact Janet King at 978-372-4244 or email@example.com.
Touch a truck event: Kids of all ages are invited to "touch a truck" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 2 at the Department of Public Works, 500 Primrose St. Rain date is June 30.
This event is free to attend.
Sponsored by Mayor James Fiorentini and the DPW, children and adults can view and touch police cruisers and motorcycles, fire engines, ambulances and highway vehicles. There will be plenty of food, drinks and activities.
Songs and their stories: The public library will host a presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on July 2 by performing musician Rich Araldi.
Take an excursion through the great songs of the 20th century and the stories that make them that much more special. Drawing from the jazz age, through the swing era, into modern jazz, The Beatles, and beyond. Songs we love with stories, anecdotes, fun facts, and trivia attached.
This event is family-friendly and interactive, and covers a range of music and topics. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.
Timberlane Community Band to perform: The Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series welcomes back the Timberlane Community Band at 6 p.m. on July 2.
This popular 50-piece volunteer band will help usher in the Fourth of July holiday. Members range in age from 18 to 80 and come together simply to share their love of music and offer their talents at both indoor and outdoor venues throughout several neighboring communities.
The band is directed by Anthony DiBartolomeo and John Mainella. The free concert is sponsored by Hampstead Cable Television. Please bring donations suitable for those serving in the military or monetary donations to help with the cost of mailing. Rain venue is the Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St. For a list of upcoming concerts, visit online at meetinghousepark.org. For more information, call 603-560-5069.
Calling all knitters and crocheters: The public library’s Knit and Crochet Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on July 6 and from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on July 16.
Talk about your favorite books, yarns and patterns. Bring your knitting and/or crochet project and make some progress while we chat. No registration is necessary.
Free screenings of movies: The public library will have free showings of recent films at 2 p.m. on July 6, at 6 p.m. on July 8 and at 6 p.m. on July 22.
Check www.haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608 for the specific title.
Paper craft and card making: The public library will hold a paper craft and card making class at 6 p.m. on July 8.
Participants will create a multi-layered cards, bookmarks and 3-D items, using several techniques including stamping, die cutting, and embossing. All supplies are included, but participants are free to bring your own tools, such as, scissors, adhesive, etc. The class will be led by Ruth Tinkham. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.
Coloring club for adults: Join fellow adults for a relaxing hour of coloring at the public library at 6 p.m. on July 9 and at 2 p.m. on July 20.
No registration is necessary. All materials are provided. More information is available by calling 978-373-1586, ext. 608.
Explore moon to Mars with NASA: The public library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on July 11. The library will be streaming this event live from NASA. The Apollo lunar flights may have ended in 1972, but the moon has remained of great interest to NASA and scientists around the world. Explore with us as we take a look back at the historic program while we prepare to send humans back to the Moon, this time to stay.
Dance party planned: The Council on Aging will host a belated Fourth of July dance party from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on July 11 at the Crescent Yacht Club, 30 Ferry St., Bradford.
Entertainment will be provided by DJ George Whitehouse of A GoodTimes DJ, and lunch will be provided by the Chicken Connection. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $8 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Call 978-374-2390 for tickets and more information.
Talk on end-of-life planning: Attorney Gerald Shyavitz will discuss end-of-life planning as well as Medicaid planning, protecting home and assets, living trusts, and durable powers of attorney at 1 p.m. on July 17 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.
His presentation will include a short video on topics such as how to select an agent or proxy, weighing the odds of survival, personal priorities and spiritual values that are important to medical decisions, and conversation scripts: getting past the resistance with your agent; and a proxy quiz that both you and agent take separately and then compare to see if you are on same page. To register for this discussion, call 978-374-2390, ext. 3911 or 3916.
Statehouse trip planned: The Council on Aging is planning a trip to the Massachusetts Statehouse on July 17 to meet with state Sen. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, who represents Haverhill.
This trip will include a discussion with the senator, as well as a tour of the Statehouse. Seating is limited. Call 978-374-2390 to register.
Talk on human trafficking: The public library will host a talk on human trafficking with Cheri Crider from 6:30 to 8:39 p.m. on July 23, followed by a discussion.
Crider uses her personal experience of surviving the commercial sex trade to educate on the facts behind this multibillion-dollar industry. Her recovery provides insight into the health implications and psychological trauma to offer solutions for the thousands of lives affected in the United States alone.
Additionally, Crider is an expert on the subject of psychological coercion, the methods traffickers use to exploit children through commercial sexual exploitation. Learn how to protect your children with easy to use online applications.
The public is invited to participate in this eye-opening discussion on ways to bring healing and prevention to vulnerable populations everywhere. Sign up for a free guide to becoming involved on a practical level. Everyone has gifts that can impact the problem of modern day slavery. Seating is limited. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on July 2. Visit www.haverhillpl.org under calendar of events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.
Senior citizen trips planned: Life Long Journey Haverhill and the Council on Aging are planning a variety of trips this summer and fall, including:
A trip to Montreal and Quebec Aug. 20 to 23. Cost is $799 per person, double occupancy and $1,099 single.
A trip to Maine Sept. 23 to 24 to include visits to Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor and Acadia National Park. Cost is $459 per person, double occupancy and $599 single.
A trip to the Lake George Balloon Festival Sept. 20 to 22. Cost is $449 per person, double occupancy, and $599 single.
Contact Darlene Sutton at 978-476-4677 for more information about the trips.