The 2019 Bradford Common outdoor Friday night music series begins on July 12 with a performance by the Squeezebox Stompers.

Openings acts in this series begin at 6 p.m., followed by featured acts at 7 p.m. Visitors are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The series is presented by the First Church of Christ. In the event of rain, shows will be canceled at 2 p.m. and notices will be posted at

Here is the rest of the schedule: July 19, Paul Prue and the Mississippi Delta Kings; July 26, the Mike Fioretti Band; Aug. 2, the Barrelhouse Brotherhood; Aug. 9, the Rampage Trio; and Aug. 16, the Julie Dougherty Band.



What: Bradford Common outdoor Friday night music series

When: Starts July 12. All events are at 6 p.m.

Performers on July 12: The band Squeezebox Stompers



Here are other activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Summer events on the boardwalk: The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will present its first-ever workout series on the boardwalk behind Harbor Place with a packed lineup of events throughout the summer, offering everything from boot camp to yoga.

Workouts aren’t all that the chamber and Harbor Place has to offer during "Summer on the Boardwalk." You can bring along the kids for a movie on the lawn, or jam out to music on country night. The Haverhill Farmers Market will be open directly after the workout series to promote unity between community events.

"Creating events that are centered around community is important when trying to create an inclusive culture," said chamber president and CEO Dougan Sherwood. "This summer we hope to host great events that bring this community closer."

For a listing of events, visit


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.


Concert in Hampstead: Hampstead’s Meetinghouse Park welcomes fan favorite Blacklite Band at 8 p.m. on July 16.

This classic rock cover band plays tunes from the greatest era of music featuring selections by The Beatles, Kinks, Animals, Doors, Stones, Roy Orbison and others.

This free summer concert series, now in its 14th year, is sponsored by Hampstead Cable TV. The park is located at 11 Main St. Donations of items suitable for those serving overseas are greatly appreciated. Also welcome are monetary donations to help with the cost of mailing. Rain venue is Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St. For a list of upcoming concerts, visit or call 603-560-5069.


Calling all knitters and crocheters: The public library’s Knit and Crochet Group will meet 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 chatting. No registration is necessary.

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.


Deaf appreciation event planned: The First Baptist Church at 217 Main St. will host a deaf appreciation event on July 21.

The event will begin with a casual meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m. Practice some basic signs and then gather for a worship service at 10:30 a.m. with deaf pastor, Jon Hayhow. All will be voice interpreted. For more information, contact Kina Forman at


Free screenings of movies: The public library will have free showings of recent films at 6 p.m. on July 22.

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


Coloring club for adults: Join fellow adults for a relaxing hour of coloring at the public library 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.


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 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. To register, visit under calendar of events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.


National Night Out: Police will host National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Swasey Field on Blaisdell Street.

Open to all residents, this free event will feature free hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by members of the Police Department, as well as face painting, Phil the Magician, live music by Be Imagine, music by DJ Al, Kona Ice, inflatable amusements, a dunk tank, basketball games, a Fire Department smoke house, a water park and information booths.

Get to know your local police while they cook up some great food.

This community-police partnership has been held the first Tuesday of every August since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The event aims to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, and other anti-crime efforts.


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.


Eagles tribute band: Tickets are now available to see the Eagle tribute band, “Eaglemania,” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Collins Center, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover.

This is Northern Essex Community College’s signature fundraising event.

This event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by contacting Lori Smerdon at 978-556-3789 or Tickets can also be purchased at

This annual NECC event is hosted by the NECC Foundation Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds support the NECC Foundation Endowment.

The Eagle-Tribune is platinum sponsor for this event. Preview the “Eaglemania” band at


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