Event to feature food 'from Around the World'

AMANDA SABGA/Staff photoJavier Bristol is director of the Haverhill Boys & Girls Club, which will benefit from the restaurant event.

The Exchange Club of Haverhill will hold a restaurant hopping event titled "Food, Fun and Flare from Around the World" from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 13.

The 13 participating restaurants have created their menus and are gearing up to welcome in foodies.

Participants who purchase a passport will be granted a tasting at each of the 13 locations. Passports will be stamped as guests complete their tastings, and guests may enter the grand prize after visiting all 13 restaurants. One winner with a completed passport will be announced at the final destination.

The grand prize includes a return visit to each of the restaurants.

Ethnically-themed small plates from different areas of the world will be presented by G's, Mark’s Deli, Keon’s 105 Bistro, Battlegrounds Coffee Co., The Lasting Room, Wang’s Table, Hans Garden, La Pizza Di Forno, Olivia’s, Butch’s Uptown, Maria’s Family Restaurant, The Peddler’s Daughter and Casa Blanca.

Proceeds benefit Haverhill’s Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and YWCA, in addition to Exchange.

Passports are $35 per adult and $10 for children 12 years old and younger. Participants who purchase passports in advance at HaverhillExchangeClub.com will begin the tour at Butch’s Uptown. Participants who purchase passports on the night of the event will begin at La Pizza Di Forno. 

The final destination is The Lasting Room.

For more information, contact Thea Tsagaris at ttsagaris@bankofnewengland.com or Pat Driscoll at pat@driscollcares.com.



What: Exchange Club's "Food, Fun and Flare from Around the World"

When: June 13, 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: 13 downtown restaurants

Cost:  $35 per adult and $10 for children 12 years old and younger

More information: Contact Thea Tsagaris at ttsagaris@bankofnewengland.com or Pat Driscoll at pat@driscollcares.com.



Here are other activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Summer teen basketball league forming: The Haverhill YMCA is registering players for its free, summer teen basketball league, a seven-week season that will be followed by playoffs.

Games start Monday, June 24. Each player will receive a team jersey. Divisions for grades 6 to 8 and grades 9 to 12.

Middle school games are Tuesdays at 6, 7, or 8 p.m. High school games are Mondays at 6, 7, or 8 p.m.

This league is free to join and is funded by a Shannon Grant.

For more information, contact Eric Michitson at michitsone@northshoreymca.org or 978-478-5008.


Aids Memorial Quilt on display: Phoenix Rising UCC is hosting an exhibit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, presented by the NAMES Project Foundation, now through June 20.

The quilt can be seen from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Phoenix Rising, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, Bldg. 1, Door C, third floor.

The public is invited and admission is free. The quilt is also available by appointment.

On June 15, Phoenix Rising will hold a community trivia fundraiser presented by Stump Trivia that will include a drag show by Amanda Playwith as Pink, a cash bar food, silent auction and cash prizes. A NAMES project naming ceremony is June 30.

For more information, call 978-891-5799 or email churchoffice@phoenixrisingucc.org.


Firefighting Museum 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. 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 after-school and summer programs: The Haverhill Public Schools Discovery Club and Access 21 after-school and 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 include glee, rock band, musical theater, horticulture and gardening, outdoor recreation and service learning.

Applications are available online at https://tinyurl.com/hpsdc2019.

For more information, contact Denise Johnson at 978-420-1954 or denise.johnson@haverhill-ps.org.


Nurse assistant training: Northern Essex Community College will offer two, six-week nurse assistant/home health aide training programs this spring and summer on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

An information session will be held June 19 for the July 8 program. Participants will meet from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 114 of the Opportunity Works building, 671 Kenoza St. Please enter through the MASSHIRE entrance.

The program is designed to prepare people to sit for the Massachusetts Certified Nurse Assistant/Certified Nurse Aide exam and be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry. The program includes resume development and opportunities to speak with representatives from local health care facilities.

Classes are held weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from July 8 through Aug. 16.

Program and tuition fees are $2,019. For more information, call Nancy Tariot at 978-659-1273 or email her at ntariot@necc.mass.edu.


Creative Industry Night planned: The third Creative Industry Night will be held at 6 p.m. on June 13 at Haverhill Community TV’s Studio 101, 2 Merrimack St.

The event will feature a live recording of the Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli, owner of Haverhill-based BC Media Productions. Guest speakers will include Angela Peri, founder of Boston Casting; John Stimpson, writer, editor, and director; and Izzy Lee, writer and independent filmmaker. The event will also highlight local resources for budding filmmakers available through HC Media.

For more information, visit www.creativeindustrynight.com.


Par Fore the Cure Golf Classic: The 20th annual Par Fore the Cure Golf Classic will be June 15 at the Bradford Country Club.

The event will include a New England clambake and barbecue after the golf tournament, as well as a silent auction.

The tournament is held each year to raise awareness and fund research through contributions to the Jimmy Fund. To date, these events have raised more than $460,000 for brain tumor research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Center in Boston.

Silent auction items are needed for this year's event. For more information about donating auction items, or making a donation, visit http://par4cure.com.


Bach to Broadway: Bach to Broadway, a concert of classical and musical theater vocal selections performed live to benefit Creative Haverhill’s capital campaign to Reinvent Cogswell, will be held June 15, at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St.

Creative Haverhill has reached a significant milestone in the capital campaign to turn the old Cogswell School in Bradford into a community art space.

The concert will feature classical vocal selections and songs from musical theater catalogs. Eight professional musicians will perform songs including, “Till There Was You,” written by Meredith Willson for the musical play “The Music Man” (1957); “Almost Real” from the “Bridges of Madison County”; the classic Italian aria “O Mio Babbino Caro” (“O My Beloved Papa’’) from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918) by Giacomo Puccini; and a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.

Featured performers include Aliana de la Guardia, Susan Consoli, Lauren Sprague, Sara Sturdivant, Heather Butler, Risa Annicchiario, Jennifer Onello and 13-year-old Jonathan Uber. Light refreshments will be served during a silent auction from 6 to 7 p.m. Musical performances are from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets, $40 per person or $75 for two, can be purchased at bachtobroadway-reinventcogswell.eventbrite.com. Enter “Bach to Broadway” and “Haverhill.”


Free screenings of recent movies: The public library will have free showings of recent films at 6 p.m. on June 17.

Check www.haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608, for specific titles.


Library to hold food drive: The public library will hold a “Food for Fines” drive June 17 to 29.

Library patrons are asked to 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.


LGBTQ+ Panel with SpeakOUT Boston: The public library will host an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 18 featuring SpeakOUT Boston’s panel discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity.

SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-transphobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of their lives. Register online at www.haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.


Haverhill Yesterday and Today: Local author and historian Arthur Veasey will present his program “Haverhill Yesterday and Today” at 1 p.m. on June 19 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

He will present a visual tour of Haverhill that includes comparison photos of buildings and architectural examples from the 19th century and today. This program is sure to capture the interest of Haverhill natives as well as newcomers to the city. To register for this free program, call 978-374-2390.


Coloring club for adults: Join fellow adults for a relaxing hour of coloring at the public library from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 22.

No registration is necessary. All materials are provided. Call 978-373-1586, ext. 608, for more information.


Farmers Market to open: The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 41st season on June 22 at 51 Merrimack St., in front of the parking deck.

Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through Oct. 26, selling farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, prepared foods, hummus, local wines, mead and hard cider, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats and other items. The market will also feature live music, food demonstrations, and activities for children.

New vendors include bakers, a hard cider maker, a gourmet kale chip maker, spice and sauce vendors, as well as several vendors offering hot, prepared foods for breakfast and lunch.

In partnership with Community Action Inc., WIC and EBT/SNAP cards will be accepted at this outdoor market. This allows the market to provide greater access to fresh local foods while supporting local farmers.

Sponsors include Jordan Financial and Insurance Services, Haverhill Bank, Anna Jaques Hospital, Rotary Club of Haverhill, Early Contractors Inc. and Pentucket Bank. The Haverhill Farmers Market is a project of the Team Haverhill civic organization.

For more information, visit www.teamhaverhill.org or Facebook/haverhillfarmersmarket, or send email to haverhillfarmersmarket@teamhaverhill.org.


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.


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 these trips.


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