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July 10, 2013

Soles of Haverhill 2014 issues call for artists


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Team Haverhill’s public art project, the Soles of Haverhill is returning in the spring of 2014 with a new fiberglass shoe design featuring a cutout in the shoe to make room for a park-size bench allowing residents and visitors to interact with the whimsical fiberglass shoes.

The theme of this next event is “Soles of Haverhill 2014 – Fashion Forward.” Haverhill has a rich history that at one time revolved around worldwide fashion; hats, shoes, boots, buttons, textiles, and jewelry. This public art event is an opportunity to build on this history in a fun visual way with flair. Local and regional artists are invited to design imagery on a three-dimensional, 4-foot high by 6-foot long by 30-inch wide vintage shoe made of fiberglass.

There is an artist honorarium of $750 for each approved shoe design selected for exhibition.

Symbols, contemporary designs, and/or expressions of Haverhill’s shoe and fashion influences and the city’s history are encouraged. Artist selection is based on rendered descriptions, durability, uniqueness, originality and excellence.

Artists interested in participating in this event must submit an application to the Artist Selection Committee. An Artists Q & A will be held at the Artists Cafe, 22 Washington St., on Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. Guidelines and applications are available at www.teamhaverhill.org.

Application deadline is Sept. 21. Artists will be selected by Sept. 28 and completed shoes are due the week of April 13, 2014. Team Haverhill is also seeking sponsors for these large eye-catching shoes.

For more information contact project co-chairs Leota Sarrette or Eric Karlstad at soles@teamhaverhill.org or 978-697-1648.

TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday is July 16

Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program’s theme is “Wild, Wild West!” and is recommended for ages 2 and up.

The cost is $8 per child. 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 themes are July 23, “Kids in Space!; 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.

Meetinghouse Park summer series starts

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead’s free Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series continues with Bluegrass Gospel Project on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m.

New to Hampstead, this six-piece group will offer a mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel music performed on mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, banjo and dobro.

The concerts are sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board and are held in the park behind the Town Office Building, 11 Main St. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Leashed dogs on the perimeter of the park are welcome.

Concerts are held rain or shine. For more information visit online at meetinghousepark.org or call 603-329-6047.

COA to hold senior lunch, trivia at Uno

The Council on Aging and Uno Haverhill will hold a senior lunch and trivia game on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Uno Chicago Grill, 30 Cushing Ave.

Choose from a special menu available for lunch or 30 percent off the menu. There will be prizes for trivia and lots of fun.

To make your reservation contact Sarah Coletti at 978-914-0514 or scoletti@unos.com.

Spotlight Playhouse auditions planned

Spotlight Playhouse will hold auditions for its fall show, “Lend Me a Tenor” on July 17 and 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Auditions are open to men and women 18 or older and will take place at 24 Essex St., second floor.

Those planning to audition should prepare one contemporary comedic monologue and expect to deliver cold readings from the script.

Two male roles require limited singing capabilities; men wishing to be considered for these roles should prepare 16 bars of any musical or operatic song, to be performed a capella at auditions.

Performances will take place in Haverhill on Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12 and 13.

For role descriptions and details visit http://spotlightplayhouse.org/auditions.html or call 978-380-8509.

Seats available for Cabbage Island trip

Due to popular demand, the Council on Aging has added seats to the Cabbage Island lobster (or chicken) feast trip.

The bus will depart at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The trip includes motor coach transportation, cruise to Cabbage Island, and lunch.

Cost for this trip is $99.

More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.