HAVERHILL — The 25th annual Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow is coming to the city’s Plug Pond Recreational Area on Sept. 7 and 8.
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness and the city’s Recreation Department, this event is an opportunity for residents to experience Native American culture while experiencing foods, music, dance, arts and crafts, storytelling and other traditions that are part of the culture. Gates open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
New this year is an appearance by seven-time Native American Music Awards winner and recording artist Joseph Fire Crow. One of the top three Native American flute players in the world, Fire Crow will hold a special performance on Sept. 7 only. Friends from Gedakina Inc. will launch a 30-foot war canoe and some North Shore Native Americans will bring their smaller canoe and kayaks. Rides in the canoes and kayaks will be offered to the public.
A special lakeside ceremony will be held on both days. The event will feature traditional food, including a meal of a salmon fillet, succotash and cranberries, shrimp succotash, sausage fry bread, buffalo burgers, rez steak, corn soup, tacos and other traditional favorites as well as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and soda.
Admission for adults is $5, $4 for seniors citizens and Native American Awareness members, and $3 for children ages 4 to 14. Children 3 and younger enter free. Parking is free. For more information, visit mcnaa.org, email email@example.com or call (617) 642-1683.
Theater classes scheduled in Pelham
PELHAM — Production for a youth theater production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” starts Sept. 10. The play will be staged Nov. 8 and 9. The play is for children ages 6 and up.
The advanced group is putting on “A Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.” Production starts Sept. 18. The play will be staged Nov. 15 and 16. The cast is for ages 10 and up.
The cost is $145 per child, with a discount for additional family members. Register online at webtrac.pelhamweb.com. The deadline is Sept. 6.
Call 635-2721 for more information.
Volunteers will be celebrated in Derry
DERRY — Derry’s community television honors its volunteers during the second annual Volunteer Appreciation Day Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will be held at Alexander-Carr Park off Pierce Avenue.
All volunteers, producers and directors of local programming will be recognized with awards, prizes. Community television officials will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks.
Feel free to bring a dish to share. RSVP to 845-5515.
Story hour setfor youngsters
HAMPSTEAD — “Mother Goose on the Loose,” a story hour for infants through 2-year-olds,will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m.
The program helps children develop early literacy skills, a stepping stone in getting children ready to read.
Nursery rhymes, movement games, finger plays, music and stories encourage children to recognize patterns of language at a very young age.
It’s great fun for parents and children.
All sessions are drop-in, no signup is necessary.
The library is at 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Call 329-6411.
Acclaimed organist performs at music hall
METHUEN — Organist Michael S. Murray will perform at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. This is the final concert in this year’s Organ Recital Series. Murray’s program will feature works by Walton, Vaughan Williams, Messiaen, Langlais, Lefebure-Wely, Liszt, Bach, Guilmant and an improvisation on a submitted theme.
Murray is organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, where he directs one of New England’s finest sacred music programs. He has appeared on numerous recordings, most recently, in 2012, “Vivat Regina! - The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.”
The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is at 192 Broadway (Route 28), Methuen. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Free off-street parking is available. The building is handicap accessible, but please use the rear entrance. Murray’s concert is sponsored by Mark Dirksen/Keller Williams Realty. More information about the music hall is available at mmmh.org.