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November 1, 2013

Team Haverhill plans Artist-Sponsor Mixer at Sage Gallery

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Soles of Haverhill 2014 — Fashion Forward will host an Artist-Sponsor Mixer on Nov. 7 at the Sage Gallery, 136 Washington St.

Sponsored by Team Haverhill, the event will introduce interested potential sponsors and the public to the 30 professional artists from around the state who have submitted 12-inch cardboard mockups for the shoe sculptures to be exhibited next year. After sponsors select their preferred designs, artists will receive fiberglass shoe sculpture forms in early December, ready for artistic transformation. The completed shoes will be placed in and around downtown in spring 2014 for a summer-long public art installation.

Sponsoring a shoe for Soles of Haverhill 2014 — Fashion Forward will provide a business or nonprofit organization with significant visibility and recognition. Sponsorship benefit packages can be customized to meet strategic business goals and can include: Logo credit on exhibition materials, opportunities to create marketing promotions, and special VIP events.

Arts educators at local schools hope that a few generous donors will step forward to sponsor shoes on their behalf, so students and teachers can participate in this public art event by designing and painting shoe forms to exhibit. To learn more about this public art project or to get involved, email Soles@TeamHaverhill.org or call 978-697-1648. Visit online at http://teamhaverhill.org.

Whittier Regional High open house Sunday

Middle school students interested in exploring a vocational-technical education are invited to Whittier Regional High’s annual open house on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The 40th anniversary of the school’s opening will be highlighted with “A Walk Down Memory Lane” display in the lobby.

Students and parents can tour the school’s 20 vocational-technical areas, where instructors will be available to explain their programs and answer questions. Tours begin at 1:15 p.m. and leave the gym every 30 minutes. An Alumni Cafe will be a new feature in the lobby this year to celebrate Whittier’s 40 years of providing vocational technical education beginning in 1973. A historical perspective will feature photos and stories of Whittier’s past, and keepsake books will be available along with the first edition of the school newspaper, Technically Speaking. Whittier clothing, hats, mugs and other memorabilia will also be on sale.

Also in the lobby, culinary arts students will be carving fresh fruits and vegetables and preparing seasonal food demonstrations. Students who have joined the school’s newest competitive team, FIRST Robotics, will provide information at their booth and students promoting health and wellness will host interactive displays. The Whittier Boosters will hold a raffle for gift baskets. Entertainment is by “The River” radio station featuring deejay AJ Crozby, who will give away CDs and concert tickets.

Stroll seeks donation of Christmas trees

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Downtown Haverhill Committee is seeking a donation of a large Christmas tree to be placed in Washington Square, the focal point of this year’s Downtown Christmas Stroll.

Traditionally, the giant tree that is on display throughout the holiday season in the heart of downtown Haverhill has been donated by a member of the community who is willing to have the tree cut from their yard for donation to the city. The city’s Department of Public Works is responsible for the tree removal and placement in Washington Square at no cost to the donor.

The deadline for submission is Nov. 12 and the tree will be chosen by members of the Downtown Haverhill Committee. The tree will be decorated with lights donated by Home Depot and will be lit for the first time during the Christmas Stroll, which is planned for Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will take place near the end of the event. To submit your tree for consideration, contact the chamber at 978-373-5663 or info@haverhillchamber.com. Please include your name, telephone number and the address where the tree is located.

Stroll organizers are also seeking donations of multiple 6-to 8-foot pre-cut Christmas trees to be used in an all-new Santa’s Village, to be hosted in Washington Square during the stroll. Santa’s Village is sponsored by Haverhill Bank. The trees will be displayed during the stroll as decor for this year’s main activity for children.

Trees will be decorated with thousands of glittering lights donated by Dr. Joseph Cardarelli and his family. The lights formerly decorated a large tree that sat at the corner of Summer Street outside the orthodontist’s office throughout the holiday season. Donated trees should be pre-cut and donors should be able to deliver the trees to a designated location. To confirm a donation, please contact the chamber at 978-373-5663 or info@haverhillchamber.com.

Tree/wreath drop off scheduled

Nov. 17 is the last day to drop off trees and wreaths for the 12th annual “Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees.”

Forms are available online at www.haverhillhistory.org or at the Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society, 240 Water St. Trees and wreaths may be dropped off tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Nov. 6 to 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The museum will be closed for drop offs from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626 or emailing FOT@haverhillhistory.org. Visit online at www.haverhillhistory.org.

Fall Revival announced

Calvary Baptist Church will present its annual Canon Anthony C. Campbell Fall Revival from Wednesday to Friday at 7:15 p.m.

This year’s theme is “God Promised to Revive Us.” This year’s revivalist is the Rev. Gerald Bell of Strong Tower Ministries in Roxbury. All are welcome to attend. More information is available by calling 98-373-6466. Visit online at www.calvarybaptist-haverhill.org.

Toys 4 Tots distribution announced

Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill will serve as a Toys 4 Tots pre-registration distribution center on the following dates and times: Nov. 5, 12 and 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 13 Ashland St.

Photo identification is required. Priority will be given to those who have preregistered. There is no guarantee of toys for those who have not preregistered. Toys are for children up to age 12. For more information, call 978-373-6466.