---- — The public library is offering a variety of events in August. Here are the dates, times and details:
Author Sara J. Henry will discuss her new book “A Cold and Lonely Place,” a follow up to her acclaimed debut “Learning to Swim” on Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler Room. All are welcome at this Adult Summer Reading Social event.
Community Writers Group meets Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler Room. Share your work with other local writers, seek advice, and brainstorm your upcoming projects. Please note this is an informal, unstructured group.
Local author Edith Maxwell will talk about her new book “A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die,” the first book in a new cozy mystery series on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler Room. All are welcome to drop in for this Adult Summer Reading Social event.
Marcy Yeager will discuss tips and tricks for making the most of your international travel in this International Travel 101 presentation on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium. Yeager is coordinator of the international studies program at Northern Essex Community College.
Author and Haverhill native Dave Goudsward will share his new book tracing HP Lovecraft’s ties to the Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Milhendler Room.
Organ recital today at Methuen hall
METHUEN — The Methuen Memorial Music Hall will present a C. Marshall Caras Memorial Organ Recital today featuring organist Jung-A Lee.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The program includes pieces by Corneliu Mootz, Michael Burkhardt, Camille Saint-Saens, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Aram Khachaturian, Guy Bovet, Johann Sebastian Bach and Julius Reubke.
The Methuen Memorial Music Hall is located 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.
A special Sunday afternoon concert will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. and features organist Chandler Noyes and soprano Susan Navien. Admission is $5 and is free for children under 12.
The MMMH Summer Series 2013 Organ Recitals series continues on Aug. 7 with David Enlow, New York, New York; Aug. 14, Martin Schmeding, Kirchzarten, Germany; Aug. 21, Yun Kyong Kim, Monroe, Ohio and Aug. 28, Michael S. Murray of Chestnut Hill. Huff’s concert is sponsored by Richard A. Kenney. More information about the Music Hall is available at mmmh.org.
Provincetown cruise set for Saturday
HAVERHILL - The Council on Aging is hosting a cruise from Boston to Provincetown on Saturday, Aug. 3. Boston Harbor Cruise ship the Salacia will depart from Long Wharf in Boston at 9:30 a.m. Bus will depart from Haverhill at 7:45 a.m. An optional dune buggy tour is available. Travelers will have ample time to explore the town’s shops and restaurants. Tickets are $94 per person. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.
Next Make Some Noise concert scheduled tomorrow
The Haverhill Cultural Council’s Make Some Noise free summer concert series continues tomorrow (Aug. 1) with a performance by Rockspring, a bluegrass, pop, rock, alternate-folk and country band with opening act from DeAngelis Studio. All Make Some Noise performances are at Columbus Park on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. until Aug. 15. In the event of rain, performances are at the Chit Chat Lounge on Washington Street. Free weekly raffles feature prizes donated by local businesses.
The Haverhill Cultural Council’s mission with Make Some Noise is to provide a live performance space for local artists, and an opportunity for young musicians to perform.
Here is a schedule of upcoming shows: Aug. 8, Division Tree, psychedelic grooves with opening act from Be Imagine Music Studio; Aug. 15, EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy performing originals and fiddle-driven rock with opening act from Whole Music’s Whole Soul. For more information visit the Haverhill Cultural Council on Facebook, or on twitter at @haverhill_cc or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free outdoorconcert series continues Friday
The Bradford Common free Outdoor Music Series continues on Friday (Aug. 2) with a performance by Lee Lewis & the Ladies of Chanel. Opening acts in the series begin at 6 p.m. on Bradford Common followed by featured acts at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun night out. All performances are sponsored by the First Church of Christ and are free and open to the public. Mike Cesati & Company performs Aug. 9. The Mike Fioretti Band performs Aug. 16. The Aug. 23 show will be announced. More information is available from Paul Prue at 978-590-2119.
NECC presents Summer Music Concert Monday
Northern Essex Community College’s summer music program will present a faculty concert on Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, this concert will be held in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St. The program is under the direction of Christina Dietrich, a NECC music department faculty member. This concert will feature Alice Hallstrom on violin, Angel Hernandez on violin and viola, Caroline Reiner-Williams on violoncello and Michael Kramer on piano. They will be performing chamber and solo works by Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Mozart, Mussorgsky, and Sarasate. For more information call 617-966-8923 or email email@example.com.
YMCA offers girls basketball camp
The Haverhill YMCA will hold a Girls Basketball Camp from Aug. 14 through Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. This camp is an option for girls who love the game of basketball or who are interested in getting involved in the game. Local girls basketball coaches Michelle Joubert, Beth Eddy, Shawna Mottram and Elizabeth Briggs will instruct participants in the fundaments of basketball; dribbling, shooting and passing along with a solid understanding of the game. This camp is a great way to get ready for the Haverhill YMCA’s Girls Basketball League this fall as well as develop your skills for your school’s team. More information is available from Clint Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-478-5008.