---- — The Buttonwoods Museum is looking for volunteer tour guides to help during the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked,” which will be at the Buttonwoods Aug. 24 through Oct 6. The exhibit features photographs from the National Archives. Tour guides must be available Tuesdays through Fridays for two-hour shifts between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Limited weekend hours are also available. No experience necessary and training is provided. More information is available from Jan Williams at 978-374-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Red Wagon returns to castleon Sunday
Winnekenni Castle will present a free performance of “Into the Grimm” by the University of New Hampshire’s Little Red Wagon traveling theatre troupe on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m., inside the castle. This costumed production is packed with fun and audience interaction. Following the production, Dr. Goose will visit the Castle to make balloon creations for the children. Refreshments will be available. More information is available by calling the castle at 978-521-1686, emailing email@example.com or online at www.winnekenni.com.
Artists and artisans sought for Faire
The Haverhill Cultural Council has extended the application deadline to Aug. 11 for local artists and artisans interested in participating in its Arts and Crafts Faire to be held during this year’s River Ruckus Festival. The festival will be held Sept. 7 and is expected to attract a crowd of over 5,000. The Arts and Crafts Faire is from 2 to 7 p.m.
Organizers are seeking applicants specializing in original fine art and photography, high quality handmade artisan crafts and jewelry, and up-cycled items and architectural salvage, including jewelry using vintage components. The show intends to exhibit a wide range of artists doing fine arts and fine crafts from the local region and beyond, offering something for everyone. Applicants will be carefully reviewed based on product quality, uniqueness, and the overall mix of sellers being accepted.
The Arts and Crafts Faire will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 90 Washington St., the center of the River Ruckus festivities. Applications and information are available at www.facebook.com/haverhillculturalcouncil or by calling 978-374-4500, ext. 31.
Share-a-Haircut program kicks offin Haverhill
Children receiving a back-to-school haircut at the Hair Cuttery salon in Haverhill during the month of August will be giving one back to a disadvantaged child in the community. From Aug. 1 through Aug. 31, every time a child (18 years old or younger) receives a haircut at any of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, including the salon in Haverhill, a free hair cut will be donated to a disadvantaged child in the community.
Hair Cuttery, the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, expects to donate up to 100,000 back-to-school haircut certificates, a total of $1.6 million in this year’s Share-a-Haircut program. The free haircut vouchers are valid up to Nov. 15 of this year.
This is the 14th year of the program, the only one of its kind in the nation. Since the program’s launch in 1999, Hair Cuttery has donated more than 700,000 free haircut certificates to kids in need. “Share-a-Haircut is about the ritual of preparing for a new school year,” said Dennis Ratner, founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “A new haircut symbolizes a new start and new possibilities. We want kids to associate feeling good about themselves with getting ready for back to school.” A free haircut can go a long way for any family, especially those in need, he said. New this year, haircuts can be donated via a blog widget. Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #shareahaircut. To search for Hair Cuttery locations, visit www.haircuttery.com/locations.
On tap tonight: Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert
HAMPSTEAD — The free Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series continues today at 6 p.m. with Rico Barr & Jump ‘n Jive Review performing a variety of big band tunes including old favorites such as “All of Me”, “In the Mood” and “Putting on the Ritz.” Picnic lunches are encouraged and leashed dogs on the perimeter of the field are welcome. The concerts are sponsored by Hampstead’s Cable TV Advisory Board. Meetinghouse Park is located at the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Main Street (Route 121). More information is available at meetinghousepark.org or by calling 603-329-6047.
Annual picnic planned
The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe will hold its annual picnic on Aug. 25 from noon to 5 p.m at the American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St.
The event will feature music by the Jason Naroian Ensemble featuring Jason Naroian on dumbeg/vocals, John Arzigian on accordion and vocals, Leon Janikian on clarinet, Greg Takvorian on oud and vocals, Michael Naroian on dumbeg and Paul Mooradian on tambourine. The menu will feature shish, losh and chicken kebab dinners; kheyma, pilaf, pastries and beverages. Raffles for cash prizes and gift certificates will be held. The function hall is air conditioned. Bring your lawn chairs and tavloo boards. For more information visit the church’s new website at or call 978-372-9227.