---- — The Haverhill Police Department invites people of all ages to a free National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swasey Field on Blaisdell Street. Police officers will be serving free hamburgers and hot-dogs as well as free popcorn and soft drinks. Activities, which are offered at no charge will include the police department’s DJ Al, face painting, bounce houses, assorted carnival games, animal balloons and clown entertainment. There will also be a child’s car seat check point where a certified installer will inspect your car seat and make sure it is properly installed in your vehicle and can also set up appointments for new installations. A fire truck and several police vehicles will be on display. The park’s water cannon will provide relief if it gets too hot. National Night Out is a community-police partnership 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. These events aim to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, and other anti-crime efforts. This event is co-sponsored by Haverhill Police and the Haverhill Target Store.
Rockfest at Winnekenni Castle slated for Aug. 17
The Boston band Leaving Eden in conjunction with former pro-wrestler Steve Chamberland of the 50 Legs Foundation will present Leaving Eden Rockfest 2013 on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Winnekenni Castle. This all-day, all-ages family-friendly event is a benefit for the Florida-based 50 Legs Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Chamberland which raises money to provide prosthetics for children. Leaving Eden along with local rockers including Elextacy, Inner Child, 4x4 Barracuda, Preciphist, Of The Past, the Judas Priest tribute band “Hell Bent For Judas,” as well as Guns 4 Destruction, the Alice N’ Chains tribute band “Again” and Epicenter will be performing all day at the event in support of 50 Legs. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart, former member of the band “The Gentrys,” whose hit singles included “Cinnamon Girl” in 1970 will perform with Leaving Eden in a special cameo performance. This event is sponsored by Seaboard Products and Budweiser, The Music Workshop, Jagermeister, Frank FM 106.3 and HCTV. This event will feature a Renaissance theme with food, crafts, vendors, promotional give-aways and activities for children of all ages. For more information visit online at http://leavingeden.wix.com/leavingeden-rockfest.
Atlantic City trip planned
Bethany Community Services is hosting a trip to Atlantic City from Sept. 15 to 18. Cost is $340 per person double occupancy and includes four days and three nights at the Resorts Hotel, three breakfasts, one dinner and $30 gaming package as well as a day tour to Philadelphia. Final payment is due Aug. 22. More information is available from Darlene Sutton at 978-374-2165.
Lobster/chicken lunch on tap
The Council on Aging and Northern Essex Comunity College’s Life Long Learning program will hold a summer lobster/chicken party on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Hartleb Technology Center on NECC’s Haverhill campus. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $25 for lobster and $15 for chicken. The meal includes howder, corn on the cob, garden salad, baked potato with sour cream, refreshments and watermelon. Entertainment will be provided by Bobby G. For tickets or more information contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390, or Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market coupons for seniors
Farmers Market coupons will be available for distribution to qualified seniors who are at least 60 years old at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St. on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Seniors will need to demonstrate they are low-income by showing proof that they are enrolled in or participate in a government-funded benefit or assistance program. Seniors must bring an ID that shows date of birth and address and proof that they receive one of the following: Supplementary Social Security Income (SSI), Section 8 Housing, Energy assistance, or Medicaid. Residents of subsidized housing facilities may qualify for the vouchers by providing the Haverhill Council on Aging with a letter from their property manager. An individual’s name must appear on the letter. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.