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November 8, 2012

Family activities scheduled at The Shops@90Wash

Wednesday through Saturday nights at The Shops@90Wash are busy with workshops, demonstrations, concerts, book signings, trunk sales, and even a fashion show.

The Creative Haverhill organization has programmed a range of activities to encourage residents to shop locally at its “pop-up” shop, which opened last week at 90 Washington St.

Creative Haverhill is collaborating with local nonprofit groups, such as Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, as well as providing a downtown presence for creative enterprises that operate outside that area. Haverhill businesses including Cottage Gardens, Paper Potpourri and Kimball Farms are selling products and services in the downtown store. Origamido founders Richard Alexander and Michael LaFosse are there every Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. teaching the classic art of paper folding.

Evening activities, which are free to attend unless otherwise noted, are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A premiere local showing tonight of the award-winning documentary Por Dinero by filmmaker twins Brendan and Jeremy Smyth is tonight. A student art exhibit featuring photography by members of Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Club is tomorrow. Visit online at creativehaverhil.org.

Share the Warmth Clothing Drive

The New Moon Coffeehouse is participating in the UMass Boston’s Golden Key society’s “Share the Warmth” clothing drive.

During each winter concert from November to February, the New Moon will collect winter outerwear, including coats, hats, mittens, sweaters and boots. The items are donated to various nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area that serve the homeless and those in need.

Last year, the New Moon participated in the program along with more than a dozen other area coffeehouses. Together, the venues collected more than 2,400 pounds of clothing that were shared with five nonprofit organizations.

Haverhill Bank names officer

John Patriakeas of Groveland recently joined Haverhill Bank as vice president, compliance officer and BSA officer.

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