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October 19, 2012

Holiday shopping popping up at Shops@90Wash

Creative Haverhill’s “The Shops@90Wash” will return to downtown.

Located in a storefront at 90 Washington St., the shop will be open Nov. 1 to Dec. 23 to allow two full months of shopping. More than 75 vendors will be on display in this “pop-up” shop, which carries the work of local artists and artisans. All media of fine arts and crafts are represented, including artisanal foods.

The theme this year is “Create A Holiday!” Paintings and photographs, hand-turned wood, hand-woven fashion and hand-dipped chocolates are featured this year along with Danielle Rene’s sea glass and sterling silver jewelry, Ania Davis’s rare Baltic amber designs, now at the Museum of Fine Arts Shops, and Sophia Barone’s Swarovski crystal designs which are now selling at Bloomingdale’s in Chestnut Hill.

Saturday afternoon will feature ornament-making workshops for families. Also on hand every Saturday are Origami masters Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander. Activities include a Wednesday Writers’ readings and book signings, Thursday artist demonstrations, Friday night concert series and “Create A Holiday” workshops on Saturdays. Creative Haverhill is booking Sundays for private parties.

Creative Haverhill’s projects are supported by the Greater Haverhill Foundation, Haverhill Bank, the Hayes at Railroad Square, Lowell Five, the Haverhill Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council, Pentucket Bank, Pentucket Medical and Trinity EMS. The shop will be open Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Visit online at CreativeHaverhill.org.

Library to celebrate Family Literacy Month

The public library publishes its fall program schedule for youth online at haverhillpl.org/kids.

In celebration of Family Literacy Month in November, children are invited to create an ABC book or attend a Turkey Storytime. For more information contact Alissa Lauzon at 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

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