---- — Winnekenni Castle will hold a free children’s puppet show on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. Maggie Whalen and the Magpie Puppets will perform an all-new and original show, “Leopard Learns a Lesson” adapted from an African tale from Malawi. Leopard is always bullying and frightening smaller animals until Rabbit turns the tables on her with the help of the jungle’s two largest beasts, Elephant and Rhinoceros. The audience learns, along with Leopard, that cooperation works better than intimidation. The performance also features original music by Alison Reid. For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.
Soccer registration is open
Online registration for the Fall 2013 In-Town soccer season is open until July 31. The program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. For more information or details on how to register your child, please visit www.haverhillyouthsoccer.org and click the Registration tab or send email to email@example.com.
Author talk at the public library
Author Myfawny Collins will discuss her novel “Echolocation” and her book of short stories “I am Holding Your Hand” on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler room. Her talk is part of the library’s Adult Summer Reading Social program. Collins lives in Byfield with her husband and son. Her novel for young adults, “The Book of Laney” is forthcoming from Lacewing Books in 2015. For more information visit the author online at http://myfanwycollins.com.
Spinners tickets available
The city’s Recreation Department and Council on Aging has tickets to the Lowell Spinners game on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Grandparents will receive a complimentary hot dog and soda from the Lowell Spinners. Transportation is not included. For more information contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Salvation Army seeks paper products
The Salvation Army in Haverhill is seeking donations of paper products for its meals program, which feeds more than 500 people each week. Items needed include paper plates, napkins, cups, bowls, utensils, paper towels and toilet paper. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army, 395 Main St. Donations of money will be accepted as well. More information is available from Lt. Jeff Hardy at 978-374-7571.
Lock boxes available to senior citizens
Make entrance to your home convenient for fire and ambulance service with no damage to your home. Haverhill residents can have a lock box attached to the outside of their house or apartment. For more information contact Deputy Fire Chief William Laliberty at 978-373-8460 or Joel Berg at the Citizens Center at 978-374-2390, ext. 38.
Library appoints woman to Board of Trustees
The Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library recently appointed Kathy Bresnahan to the board. She replaces Nancy Rea, who resigned from the board in 2012. Bresnahan brings years of professional and community service experience to the board. She received her B.A. in Management from Bradford College and her M.Ed. in Organization and Management from Antioch University in Keene, N.H. Bresnahan works part time as a cultural activities coordinator for the city’s Council on Aging, where she initiated and designed a variety of cultural, intellectual and social events for Haverhill’s senior population. Bresnahan has served on the boards of several local nonprofit organizations. She has been a volunteer for Christmas in April, the American Cancer Society, Bradford College Alumni Association, and the Haverhill Lions Club. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Haverhill. For more information call 978-373-1586 or visit online at www.haverhillpl.org.
Artists and artisans sought
The Haverhill Cultural Council will hold its Arts and Crafts Faire at the River Ruckus Festival on Sept. 7. The venue is expected to attract a crowd of over 5,000.
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 for the venue are due by Aug. 3.
Applications and information are available at www.facebook.com/haverhillculturalcouncil.