Fair offers parents preschool information

file photoChildren participate in an activity in a preschool class.

Haverhill public schools will hold a preschool resource fair Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Haverhill High School library, 137 Monument St.

Visitors can learn about the many preschool options and resources available to families with young children in the Haverhill community.

This family event will include a free breakfast, give-aways, children's activities, free books and vision screenings.

Haverhill public school officials will be on hand to help families with fall 2020 kindergarten registration.

Preschool providers, health agencies, or community partners interested in having a table at the event should call Kristie-Lynn Craig at 978-374-3459. The event is hosted by Haverhill Promise and Marigold Montessori School.



What: Preschool resource fair 

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Haverhill High School library, 137 Monument St.



Here are other activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Scholarship applications available: The Pentucket Kiwanis Club of Haverhill is accepting applications for three available scholarship awards.

Each award is for $500. Eligible applicants are students who attend Haverhill High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, Pentucket Regional High School, or a Haverhill resident who attends another school or is home schooled.

The awards will be based on scholastic ability, character, activities and community service, and financial need. Completed applications must be received by April 3. Applications are available online at pentucketkiwanis.org.


Public hearing on intersection: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers of City Hall, 4 Summer St., on the proposed reconstruction of the intersection on Route 108 (Newton Road) at Route 110 (Kenoza Avenue and Amesbury Road).

The intersection is considered one of the most dangerous in Haverhill.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the project, referred to as project number 608761. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered, officials said.

The proposed project consists of realigning the existing intersection to form a more perpendicular configuration to improve safety.

The intersection geometry will also be revised to improve the turning movements for trucks. Along Route 110 eastbound, both an exclusive left-turn lane and through lane will be provided. Sidewalks and bicycle lanes are proposed as part of the project, which also includes a sidewalk connection to Winnekenni Park. Surplus pavement area at the intersection will be converted to a grass area.

Project inquiries may also be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us. In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted at massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/.


Chair yoga: The Council on Aging has resumed chair yoga on Wednesdays.

Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid or a chair. This style of yoga is ideal for people who may have challenges getting on the floor or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice while using a chair for balance.

Chair yoga increases flexibility, strength, and body awareness. Classes are $5 per session. Call 978-374-2390 to register.


Help pay your real estate taxes: You can earn up to a $1,375 reduction from your real estate tax bill based on eligibility.

This offer is on first-come-first-served availability. Applications are available by calling Steve Gullo at the Assessor’s Office at 978-374-2316, ext. 3631, Wednesday and Fridays from noon to 2:30 p.m.


CPR, first-aid classes offered: The Haverhill YMCA is offering CPR, AED and first-aid certification classes.

All classes are held at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA, 81 Winter St., and are open to ages 10 and older. The cost is $55 per class. First aid classes are Jan. 20, Feb. 24, March 11, April 27, May 18 and June 11. CPR and AED classes are Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 23, April 22, May 13 and June 1.

For more information about these classes or about group rate costs, contact Kristin Rodis at rodisk@northshoreymca.org.


Thursday evening book club: The public library will host a book club group on the last Thursday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, ask at the front desk.


Free classic movies: The public library will show free classic movies Tuesdays in January at 10 a.m.

January will feature classic political thrillers. Check haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608, for specific titles.


Tax planning seminar: The public library will host a talk on tax planning by Michael Graff of the Society for Financial Awareness Thursday, Jan. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Registration is underway. For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Typographic ephemera party: The Museum of Printing in Haverhill will celebrate its acquisition of the Schappler Typographical Ephemera collection with a typographic ephemera party Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snow date is Jan. 18.

This new holding encompasses 11,000 rare items ranging from promotional ephemera, to type specimen books, to correspondence with typographic designers. Many pieces will be on display.

John Schappler worked as a type designer under R. Hunter Middleton at Ludlow Typograph, and also held type design positions with IBM, Compgraphic, Sun, and Itek. Schappler was a calligrapher who learned his craft from the renowned lettering teacher and historian Father Edward Catich. He saved almost everything typographic.

The collection joins the more than 9,000 typographic items in the museum’s archives, making it one of the most compete collections of 20th century worldwide typographic development and promotion. The Museum of Printing’s archive also includes the original drawings for every Linotype typeface produced in the 20th century, plus artwork for Intertype and Photon phototypesetters.

The Museum of Printing is organizing all of its typographic holdings to be accessible to researchers, historians, and graphic design professionals.


Financial planning seminar: The public library will host a financial planning seminar that will focus on balancing your life today while saving for your future Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Financial adviser Michael Bakanosky of Ameriprise Financial will discuss ways to continue living your life the way you want to today while also ensuring that you are able to continue doing that in retirement.

Learn about the hurdles that most individuals face while saving for the future. Registration has begun. For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Talk on Homestead Act: The Council on Aging will host a seminar on the Homestead Act Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m.

This talk is free and open to the public. Learn how to protect your home through the workshop.

Register of Deeds John O’Brien will have representatives from the Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds there to explain the benefits of the Homestead Act. If you register in advance, you will receive a complimentary copy of your deed. To register, call 978-374-2390 and provide your name and property address.


Learn to sell on eBay: The public library will have a class on selling on eBay Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Learn how to create a professional listing. From research to shipping. This class is for the selling hobbyist or the serious entrepreneur and is hosted in collaboration with the Council on Aging.

Robbin Levin, eBay community influencer, was trained and certified by eBay University as an eBay Education Coach, bringing current and continued education for online selling on eBay and beyond. To register or for more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Book club at public library: Like talking about books? Join the public library’s Get Lit Book Club, a social book club designed for 20- and 30-something readers in Greater Haverhill.

The club meets monthly to talk books, socialize, eat, drink, and do whatever else might come up.

The next gathering is Thursday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peddler’s Daughter on Wingate Street. For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Cine Espanol: The public library will show a movie in Spanish on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.

Check haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608, for the specific title.


Learn about the U.S. Census: The public library will host a presentation on the U.S. Census Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn about the census and how to be ready for it at this presentation by the U.S. Census Bureau. Registration begins Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia: The public library will host a talk on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. The event is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Book launch: Join Haverhill author Jolene Grace for the launch of her book, “Going Dark!” Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the public library.

The book is a spy novel inspired by Jolene’s travels and encounter with people from all walks of life, and is her debut novel in the Gabriel Jets series, library officials said.

Registration begins Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or bkieran@haverhillpl.org.


Frozen Shamrock planned: The 13th annual Maria’s Frozen Shamrock 3 Mile Run is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, starting at 11 a.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant on Essex Street.

Costs are $40 per person before the race and $45 post entry. Register online for all three Frozen Shamrock races for $110 and get a $10 discount.

There is a running club discount. Register online for all three races for $90.

New this year, sign up with a friend for the entire series and both you and your friend will receive a Hardman Super Bag.

Custom T-shirts will be given to the first 600 entries. Commemorative 2020, 16-ounce glass Solo cups will be for sale at $10 for one or all three for $25.

For more information or to register, visit online at runthewildrover.com, or, for more information, email ickylabrode@verizon.net.



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