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 have to offer this summer. 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 Dougan Sherwood, president and CEO of the chamber. "This summer we hope to host great events that bring this community closer."


For a listing of events, visit under "Summer on the Boardwalk."



What: Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce events, including workout series on the boardwalk 

When: All summer long

Where: The river boardwalk behind Harbor Place

More information: Visit under "Summer on the Boardwalk"


Here are other activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Get Lit Book Club: Love to talk about books? Join the Get Lit Book Club, a social book club designed for 20-and 30-something readers in Greater Haverhill. The group will be meeting monthly to talk books, socialize, eat, drink, and whatever else might come up.

The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on July 18 at the Peddler’s Daughter to discuss the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clark award winning sci-fi novel, "Ancillary Justice" by Anne Leckie.

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren — a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.


Make felted wood beads: The public library will have a workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 18 on how to make felted wool beads.

Felting wool is easy and relaxing. Pop up Art School will teach you how to make a bead that looks like the planet earth and two solid color beads. Intersperse them with colorful wood and letter beads for a unique handmade necklace.

Register online at under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.


Concerts on the Common: The 2019 Bradford Common outdoor Friday night music series continues on July 19 with a performance by Paul Prue and the Mississippi Delta Kings.

Opening acts in this series begin at 6 p.m., followed by featured acts at 7 p.m. People who attend are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and children.

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 upcoming schedule: July 26, the Mike Fioretti Band; Aug. 2, the Barrelhouse Brotherhood; Aug. 9, the Rampage Trio; Aug. 16, the Julie Dougherty Band.


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.


QWERTY festival: The Museum of Printing will host its second QWERTY Festival, a celebration of all things typewriter, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 20.

Admission is free.

Sit in on a lecture, enjoy demonstrations, type on vintage manual typewriters and have a chance to try out and purchase one.

This event will showcase the museum's exhibit of more than 40 typewriters plus rare office machines ranging from the first Mimeograph to the Gestetner, Ditto, and others. More than 300 people attended last year’s festival.

Tom Furrier of Cambridge Typewriter Company in Arlington will be on hand with vintage typewriters to sell and will present a noontime talk on typewriter maintenance. Alexandra Woolner of Attack Bear Press in Easthampton will bring her Poetry Vending Machine, which is full of poems written by poets from around the world. Visitors can type up a poem for insertion.

The Museum of Printing is located at 15 Thornton Ave., Exit 49 off Interstate 495.

The QWERTY Festival is supported in part by grants from the Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Topsfield and West Newbury cultural councils. They are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Gala event planned: The Haverhill Cultural Council will host a gala fundraiser to support next year's planned multicutural festival.

The gala event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on July 20 at HC Media Studio, 2 Merrimack St., in the Harbor Place building and is being held to foster and promote a climate of change, inclusion and cultural awareness.

Scheduled performers at the gala event include the Izizwe Dance Studio, Thomasina Glenn, Letriah masters, Donna Specner Collins and Andrew Terrero. There will also be raffles, light foods, and unique non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickts are $30 each or $50 for a couple and are available at


Deaf appreciation event: 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. Participants will 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 a free showing of a recent movie at 6 p.m. on July 22.

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


Saltonstall tours planned: Walk the same land and hear stories about the family lineage of Sir Richard Saltonstall of England during a presentation at the Buttonwoods Museum on July 21 at 1 p.m.

Saltonstall set sail with his five children to America with John Winthrop’s fleet, the Massachusetts Bay Colony, from the early 1600s. Learn about their importance to the history of Rowley, and connections to Haverhill’s first settlers, to the Buttonwoods and to the Salem witch trials.

Attendees of the Saltonstall tours will be entered into a drawing for two free tickets to the October performance of “Saltonstall's Trial” by Punctuate4 Productions at the Larcom Theater in Beverly.

Admission for these tours is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.

Take advantage of the museum's summer half-priced membership offer for new members and take one of these tours for free.

The Buttonwoods Museum is located at 240 Water St. Visitors should enter via John Ward Avenue.


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.

Crider is also 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. Seating is limited. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on July 2. Visit under calendar of events or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.


Financial planning seminar: The public library will host a seminar by financial planner Michael Bakanosky of Ameriprise Financial from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 30.

The seminar will focus on balancing your life today while saving for your future. Bakanosky 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. The seminar goes into the hurdles that most people face while they save for the future. Register online at 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 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.

The event is designed to let visitors get to know their local police while officers 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 such as drug prevention, town watch and other anti-crime efforts.


Longest table event: L'Arche Boston North will host the city's first longest table event at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 in the Wingate Street Arts District.

For one night only, L’Arche, a Haverhill-based nonprofit, in partnership with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, will transform Wingate Street into a table that seats 250 people — empowering the greater community to come together for a meal.

More than a dozen local restaurants will be serving food. Guests can choose which restaurant table they wish to dine at.

There will also be live music by local artists, and a silent auction.

This event will serve as the kickoff to the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week, which will run from Aug. 23 to 29. Details will be announced. 

For more information or to purchase tickets to this space-limited event, visit


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 to perform: Tickets are 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 platinum sponsor for this event is The Eagle-Tribune.

“Eaglemania” has evolved into a national touring tribute to the Eagles, performing to sold-out audiences everywhere. Their music appeals to a variety of age groups, and the combination of ballads and rock anthems offers the unmistakable sound of the Eagles, which is one of the most successful and bands in music history. “Eaglemania” performs all of the band’s hits as well as music from the solo albums of Don Henley, Joe Walsh and the late Glen Frey. 

Preview the “Eaglemania” band at

For more information, visit


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