American Idol contestant Liz Bills, a singer/songwriter, will perform tonight with her band Analog Heart featuring guitarist Jesse Cohen as part of the Bradford Common Outdoor Music Series.
Opening act is James Paone, who performs at 6 p.m. on Bradford Common followed by Liz Bills and Analog Heart at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. All performances are sponsored by the First Church of Christ and are free.
The series continues with Paul Prue & the Bluesmen on July 26, with opening act The Eddie Stellerman Show. Lee Lewis & the Ladies of Chanel perform Aug. 2, Mike Cesati & Company perform Aug. 9, and the Mike Fioretti Band performs on Aug. 16. The Aug. 23 show will be announced. More information is available from Prue at 978-590-2119.
TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday is July 23
Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The program’s theme is “Kids in Space!” and is recommended for ages 2 and up. The cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required at www.winnekenni.com or www.imajinethat.com. Teachers from Little Sprouts & Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. The activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme of the week. Some activities will be outside so please dress your child appropriately.
Upcoming dates and themes are July 30, Beach Luau!; Aug. 6, Peace, Love, and Tie Dye!; Aug. 13, Dino Dig!; and Aug. 20, Paint, Splatter & Mess! For more information, visit www.winnekenni.com.
Whittier High offers Discovery Program
There are still a few spots available in Whittier Tech’s summer Discovery Program.
The interactive program runs July 22 to Aug. 1, Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon and is open to students in grades six through eight. Students choose three different vocational-technical areas to explore. Here are the choices: Health occupations, automotive technology, electrical, culinary arts, graphics, design and visual, carpentry, and drawing and painting.
Bus transportation is provided. For more information is available at www.whittiertech.org or by calling 978-373-4101, ext. 254.
Canoe, kayak event supports lake maintenance
AMESBURY — The Lake Gardner Improvement Association will hold its first Lake Gardner Canoe-O Canoe, Kayak and SUP Orienteering Adventure Race tomorrow at the Lake Gardner public beach off of High Street.
Canoe orienteering is similar to a scavenger hunt with a canoe, kayak or SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). The only equipment you will need is your boat, paddles and flotation devises. A canoe orienteering clinic is at 9 a.m. Registration is from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Orienteering start times are from 10 a.m. to noon.
This event will feature two courses and all paddlers from novice to advanced are welcome. There will also be a short course for those who have never experienced orienteering and a longer course for the more experienced. Registration fee is $15 for adults, $10 for current NECKRA members and $5 for people under 17.
This is an easy flat-water paddle through scenic Lake Gardner and the Powow River. Ample parking is available.
All proceeds will be used for maintenance of the lake and surrounding trails. For more information, visit www.lgia.org, email race director Shaun Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bernadette Lucas at 978-388-1592.
Seats available for Indian Head Resort trip
Seats are still available for a trip to the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, N.H. for a Lobsterfest on July 24.
The trip is being hosted by Bethany Community Services and is open to the public. A deluxe motor coach will pick up Bethany residents at 9 a.m. in front of Merrivista, 100 Water St., and at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Highway Department, 500 Primrose St.
The trip includes an open bar for one hour, one lobster plus a full buffet with carving station, along with dancing and a floor show with professional entertainment. Cost is $75 per person. There will be time for shopping in the gift shop.
More information is available from Darlene Sutton at 978-374-2165 or email@example.com.
Farmers Market coupons for senior citizens
Farmers Market coupons will be available for distribution to qualified senior citizens who are at least 60 years old at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St. on 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 identification that shows date of birth, 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.