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May 22, 2014

Patriot Brass Ensemble performs Sunday

The Patriot Brass Ensemble of Boston is coming to town for a free Memorial Day concert on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. in downtown Washington Square.

People who attend are invited to bring picnic lunches and chairs. A limited number of free T-shirts will be given out to commemorate the event.

The show is presented by Creative Haverhill, based at the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, with the support of local sponsors. The Patriot Brass Ensemble is a six-piece brass band made up of talented musicians from the Greater Boston area.

Jenny Arndt, newly appointed arts and culture coordinator, said this is the first of many community events happening this summer in the recently designated Riverfront Cultural District.

“What better way to introduce the new Cultural District than with a great concert that honors our veterans and brings together the community?'' she said. "It’s going to be a great time.''

The mission of the Patriot Brass Ensemble is to improve the quality of life for veterans and military families through musical programs and services. At the core of their values is the belief that every member of the military deserves the best music, with passion and integrity. All proceeds collected at their events support musical programs and services for veterans.

Sponsors include Haverhill Bank, Lowell Five Bank, Pentucket Bank, and Pentucket Medical. For more information about Creative Haverhill and the Riverfront Cultural District, visit www.CreativeHaverhill.org.

Firefighting Museum open for the season

The Haverhill Firefighting Museum, featuring its new Children’s Corner, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The museum houses one of the largest collections of New England firefighting history as well as the expanded Children’s Corner equipped with a 12-foot wooden fire truck children can play in, fire reels and hoses children can pull, a dress up area complete with children’s gear, and the Haverhill Fire Department’s fire safety smoke tunnel which teaches children how to crawl to safety beneath smoke should a fire occur.

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