Vendor spaces available for classic car show

Courtesy photoThe Plaistow Walmart will host a car show, craft fair and cookout from Saturday, Sept. 7. It's a fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital.

The Plaistow Walmart will host a car show, craft fair and cookout from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, to raise money for Boston Children's Hospital.

All sorts of cars are invited to participate, including muscle cars, classic cars, antiques and race cars. Car registration is free although organizers are asking for a small donation for Boston Children's Hospital. Vendor spaces are $20 each.

For more information, contact Stella at


Here are other activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Psychic night is Thursday: Winnekenni Castle will host its fourth psychic night of the year from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

Castle staff readers, psychic Valeria, medium Judith-Anne and crystal ball energy specialist Amy Sabatino will be featured along with guest readers, angel healing practitioner, Kellie Lally, and spiritual medium, Annalise Hajer.

Be sure to browse the Stone Sisters boutique.

Readings are $25 per each for 15-minute blocks of time purchased. Appointments are booked at the door only. Doors open at approximately 4:55 p.m.

Complimentary refreshments will be available. Bring along friends or family members to share and enjoy socializing inside the castle before and/or after your readings.


Concerts on the Common: The 2019 Bradford Common outdoor Friday night music series continues on July 26 with a performance by the Mike Fioretti Band. 

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: Aug. 2, the Barrelhouse Brotherhood; Aug. 9, the Rampage Trio, and Aug. 16, the Julie Dougherty Band.


Jack Frost art exhibit: The original works of Jack Frost (1915-1997) will be featured at Sweethaven Gallery, 25L Inn St., Newburyport, as part of the fourth annual Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival, from July 27 through Aug. 4.

His works will also be on exhibit at Sweethaven Gallery through Sept. 1.

Frost was a New England sketch artist born in Eastport, Maine. After his graduation from the University of Maine, he went to the staff of the Boston Herald, and later became an artist and columnist for the Boston Post. He taught at Boston College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and at other venues.

The original works of Jack Frost are made possible by the collaboration of his daughter Jillson, and John Brown, artist of the Spirit of Newburyport, and coordinator of the Inn Street Artisans Revival.

For more information, call 978-465-7656 or visit online at www.sweethaven


Free concert at Winnekenni Castle: The Rico Barr Band & the Jump 'n'Jive Review Horns will perform a free concert at Winnekenni Castle from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

The band will be performing selections from their three releases including “The Guido Shuffle,” an original that peaked at No. 8 on the Swing Top 40 chart and “Robin Hood,” a remake of Louis Prima’s original recording that peaked at No. 3.

In addition, the band will be performing selections from the jazz and rock decades from 50s to the present by artists including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, the Allman Brothers, Lynrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Bruno Mars and Train.

Bring blankets, lawn chairs, parasols and family and friends for a great time. Refreshments will be available including lemonade, root beer floats, hot dogs, popcorn and other snacks.


Free business advice offered: The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a special opportunity to meet with state officials to discuss how to grow your business.

On Tuesday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, state officials will be at the chamber's office, 264 Essex St., Lawrence, to meet with you to discuss your specific business needs and state-provided resources that may be available to meet those needs.

Officials will include Maria DiStefano, northeast regional director of the state's Office of Business Development, and Nancy Gerardi, northeast regional director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center.

Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling the chamber at 978-686-0900.


Concert at Meetinghouse Park: The Windham Swing Band will bring back the days of the big band sounds when top hats were the fashion of the day when they entertain at Hampstead’s Meetinghouse Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

The band will be performing favorite swing and big band standards. This free concert is part of the summer music series sponsored by Hampstead Cable TV. Rain venue is Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St. Concert-goers are urged to bring items suitable to send to those serving in the military or monetary donations to help with the cost of mailing. Blankets, chairs, picnic lunches, and leashed dogs on the perimeter of the field are welcome. Further more information, call 603-560-5069 or visit online at


Talk on the Law of Attraction: The Soroptomists of Haverhill/Merrimack Valley will host a talk by author and life coach Jennifer Day on how to use the Law of Attraction to expand your businesses, groups, and organizations, at 6 p.m. on July 30, at the Roma Restaurant in Bradford.

Networking and dinner begin at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Order dinner off of the menu. Cash bar will be available.

In support of the YWCA, guests are invited to bring toiletries, journals, pens, snacks, phone chargers, wall pieces, stuffed animals, books for the children, and gift cards to Walmart or CVS.

To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, July 26, to Ann Day at or on Facebook at


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.


Luncheon talk on ClearCaptions phones: A representative from ClearCaptions will host a lunch and learn program at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

If you are experiencing any form of hearing loss, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you. ClearCaptions is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified telephone captioning provider; service is paid for by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling Kathy or Rita at 978-374-2390.


Alien balloon twisting workshop: Ed the Wizard and his alien balloon twisting workshop will appear at the public library at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. Children ages 7 and up are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing by learning how to twist their own balloon aliens. No balloon twisting experienced required.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This program is free and open to the public but require registration. To register, visit under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.


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 at 1 p.m. on Aug. 4.

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.


Help map the area's arts and cultural assets: On Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., area artists, planners, nonprofits, government officials, community members, neighbors and the curious are invited to help begin a collaborative process that will map the arts and cultural assets in the 15 Merrimack Valley communities located in Essex County.

The event – a kickoff for what will be a yearlong community-engaged process – will take place at the UMass Innovation Hub, located on the third floor of the Harbor Place Building, 2 Merrimack St.

The targeted communities include Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, Groveland, Georgetown, Rowley, Salisbury, Amesbury, Merrimack, Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Methuen, Boxford and Haverhill.

This event is presented by the Essex County Community Foundation in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.

Register at under "The value of arts and culture."


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.


Talk on the 77 nurses: Pat Vaillencourt will discuss the "We Band of Angels" by Elizabeth Norman at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St. Her talk will focus on the 77 nurses that were trapped in the Philippines after the Japanese invaded the islands and will include commentary by veterans who served in the war.

The 77 nurses provided care to more than 3,000 civilian patients in the large prison camp of San Tomas University of Manila. These amazing women survived starvation, disease and savagery to do their duty on a daily basis. All 77 survived and returned to the U.S. as heroes. This story will give you belief in the power of human nature to survive.


Pentucket Burial Ground tour: The Buttonwoods Museum will host a walking tour of the old Pentucket Burial Ground at the corner of Mill and River streets from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Frank Jewett will lead this new and improved tour. Meet at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St. Please enter via John Ward Avenue. Cost is $5 for non-members and free to members.


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.


Program for English Language Learners: A free business and accounting fundamentals noncredit certificate program will be offered through Northern Essex Community College’s adult English Language Learners program this fall.

The 20-week program will begin Monday, Sept. 16. Registrations will be accepted through then. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursdays at NECC’s Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St, Lawrence.

The 20-hour a week program includes English literacy and civics education, math, and digital literacy and is designed for intermediate and higher level English learners who want to improve their English and academic and occupational skills needed to pursue higher education or employment.

Testing dates for the program are May 16, May 30, and June 6 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Riverwalk campus, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence.

For more information or to register, contact Kizzy Borbon at or 978-659-1283.


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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