---- — The Haverhill Historical Commission will dedicate the new Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The public is invited to celebrate the generations of men and women who worked in the shoe industry in Haverhill. A bronze plaque honoring the city’s shoe workers will be unveiled on the side of the parking garage’s exterior brick wall, across from the commuter rail station.
The new plaza is located in the front of the MVRTA parking garage, an area where many of Haverhill’s original shoe workers once lived and worked. The plaza features new landscaping and new benches. Money for the framing of historical shoe worker photos and the bronze plaque comes from private donations and the Haverhill Cultural Council.
To make a tax deductible donation to this continuing project, send a check payable to: Haverhill Historical Commission, Haverhill City Hall, Room 201, Attn. Sandra Palmer, 4 Summer St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Please include Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza on the memo line.
Flu clinic is Fridayat Citizens Center
Flu vaccines will be available to the public Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.
Please bring insurance cards. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Church hosts Artisan Fair on Saturday
West Church at 767 Broadway will hold an Artisan’s Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is celebrating “Faith and Art” Month. Events include a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, a series of lectures on Faith and Art, two-dimensional artwork on display, and an Artisan Fair that is open to the public. Art and hand-crafted items will be available for purchase, including quilts, table linens, pottery, jewelry, fine art, wood crafting, organic yarn, knitted and crocheted items, stained glass, doll clothing, photography, hand-made soaps and Christmas ornaments. You can pick up some treats at the bake table to support West Church children.
Stop in to chat with authors who will be selling their latest works. View the gallery highlighting some local artists. Stop by the Kulea table to see and buy African crafts made by women in Tanzania and learn about the organization helping orphans in that country. Parking is available in front of and behind the church buildings. More information is available from Jennifer Castle at email@example.com 617-462-0657.
Haunted Halloween tour of cemeteryset for Saturday
Members of the Essex County Ghost Project will lead a costumed Halloween tour and paranormal investigation of the “haunted” Hilldale Cemetery on Saturday.
Gates open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person or $15 for a family of up to four. Children and adults are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and bring cameras and audio recording equipment. All proceeds go towards the purchase of new lawn equipment by the Hilldale Cemetery Association. More information is available from Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.
Pre-holiday Shopping Expois Saturday
The Women’s Guild of the Hye Pointe Armenian Church in Haverhill will hold a pre-holiday Shopping Expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall at 110 Main St.
Participating vendors include Lia Sophia, Partylite, 31 Bags, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Seaglass Jewelry Designs, Razz-Berry Designs, Fusion Salon and Day Spa and Scentsy. Each table will offer a raffle item. Admission is $5 and complimentary coffee and pastry will be served. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.
Church supperis Saturdayin Groveland
GROVELAND — St. James Episcopal Church will hold its second bean supper of the season on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 119 Washington St.
The meal includes baked pea and kidney beans, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw and homemade desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. More information is available at www.saintjamesgroveland.org.