HAVERHILL — The third annual Eve Rising music festival is Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bradford Common. Admission is free.
The show, hosted by comedians Amy Tee and Robin Bornstein, features performances by Elle Gallo, Julie Dougherty, Karen Grenier, Diane Blue, Christine Baze, Anonymus and the Jessica Prouty Band.
The event also includes a variety of vendors and special presentations by Women for Women International, which helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives, Free The Girls, which provides job opportunities to women rescued from sex trafficking, The Yellow Umbrella, which educates girls and women about cervical cancer prevention and Emmaus Inc., which serves people in need.
To reserve a space for your business email Elle Gallo at email@example.com. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Donations of bras are encouraged. All bras collected go to the nonprofit Free the Girls. The bras are shipped overseas and are resold for profit by women who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
In the event of rain, the show will be held inside the First Church of Christ at Bradford Common. The mission of Eve Rising is to raise awareness and money for organizations that empower women worldwide while providing a venue for local artisans, businesses and musicians to achieve success through sales, new clients and new fans.
This event is sponsored by the Haverhill Cultural Council, Commonwealth Computers, Mill 77, Vincent J. Zullo, Spada & Zullo, Counsellors at Law, Laura Koniver, MD, and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.
Fall Flower Fest set for Sept. 15
GROVELAND — The Friends of the Groveland Council on Aging will hold their first Fall Flower Fest and plant sale Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cottage Gardens, 935 Amesbury Road (Route 110), Haverhill.
Cottage Gardens will donate a percentage of its sales of fall flowers and plants to the Friends.
Volunteers are needed before and during the sale. Anyone wishing to help is asked to contact JoAnna Donnelly at 978-374-6225.
Haverhill Democrats to hold annual breakfast Aug. 25
HAVERHILL — John Walsh, chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker at the Haverhill Democratic City Committee’s annual breakfast, Aug. 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Galleria Banquet Room at Maria’s Restaurant, 85 Essex St.
Mayor James Fiorentini will be honored as this year’s Distinguished Elected Official. The committee will be conducting a straw poll for candidates for the 1st Essex Senate and Governor’s Council primary races.
Candidates for other offices are also expected to speak. This breakfast is open to the public and tickets are $25. More information is available from Roz McKeon at 978-373-4032.
Holy Family to provide radiation oncology care
METHUEN — Holy Family Hospital and the UMass Memorial Medical Group have made an agreement to provide radiation oncology care at Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center.
“This agreement underscores our commitment to bring the expertise of one of the largest radiation oncology providers in New England right to our community, and offer world-class care in a convenient and affordable location. With access to our clinically sophisticated team and state-of-the-art treatment, patients can feel even more confident in receiving care close to home,” said Lester P. Schindel, President of Holy Family Hospital.
Three physicians from the UMass Memorial Medical Group will be practicing with Holy Family Hospital’s radiation oncologists Drs. Astrid Peterson and Daniel Flynn. The doctors from UMass are Thomas “T.J.” FitzGerald, David J. Goff and Lakshmi Narayan Shanmugham.
FitzGerald was appointed Medical Director of Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center, Department of Radiation Oncology. He is also the chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UMass Memorial Health Care and directs the internationally recognized Quality Assurance Review Center, a clinical research program within the UMass Medical School.
Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center was recently awarded a three year accreditation (2012-2015) and the Outstanding Achievement Award (2009-2011) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Holy Family’s Cancer Center is one of only nine in Massachusetts.
Essex National Heritage Area photo contest deadline
All photographers are invited to submit images that capture the essence of the Essex National Heritage Area (ENHA) to Essex Heritage’s 2012 Photo Contest.
All submissions are due by Oct. 1, 2012. Any photograph captured between Oct. 1, 2011 and Oct. 1, 2012, and assigned to one of three contest categories is eligible to win. The 2012 Photo Contest categories are: “Images of the ENHA,” “The Merrimack Valley” and “In Town/Downtown”.
Sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Commission and Hunt’s Photo & Video, the 2012 Essex Heritage Photo Contest will award 10 prizes to 10 individual photographers — one Grand Prize winner followed by a first, second, and third prize winner in each of the three contest categories.
There will also be up to three “Youth Entry” prizes awarded in any contest category for kids, ages 5 to 17. Award-winning photographs are exhibited for one year at the National Park Service Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St., Salem, Mass.), and at the office of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (160 Main St., Haverhill) for one year.
Visit www.EssexHeritage.org/photocontest to learn more about the 2012 Essex Heritage Photo Contest and to download an entry form.
Danville gears up for Old Home Day
DANVILLE — Old Home Day will be celebrated Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event starts with a flag raising conducted by the Boy Scouts and the First N.H. Regiment, which will have an encampment and give demonstrations throughout the day.
David Hammer, pastor of Danville Baptist Church, will give a service at 10 a.m. The church will serve a free picnic lunch. There will also be music and entertainment provided by area performers such as Steve Blunt, storytelling by Rebecca Rule, face painting, crafts for children, pony cart rides and other activities.
The activities take place at the Old Meeting House on Route 111A/Main Street, across the street from the Meeting House on Tuckertown Road, and Ye Olde Cemetery. Street parking is limited.
Free parking and a shuttle service will be offered throughout the day from the church parking lot and Town Hall.
Draw on nature for inspiration
HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Conservation Commission is again sponsoring Michael Terrile’s “Art in Nature Workshop” on Sunday.
Participants will meet at the West Road parking lot at 10 a.m. and should be done around noon.
Get outside and make observational drawings of nature in Hampstead. It’s low-key and fun for all levels of artists. Children must come with an adult. Bring your sketching supplies or use some of ours.
Let Terrile know you’re coming at 603-329-4207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.