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September 6, 2013

River Ruckus takes over city center


Sponsors of this year’s River Ruckus include the HTM Credit Union, Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank, Lowell 5 Bank, Pentucket Medical Associates, Trinity EMS, Rockingham Boat and Whole Foods Market of Andover. Haverhill Bank sponsors the Classic Car Show. HTM Credit Union sponsors the fireworks display.

RIVER RUCKUS SCHEDULE 2 to 5 p.m.: Classic Car Show sponsored by Haverhill Bank, Washington Street. 2 to 5 p.m.: Children's activities at the gazebo area, offered by Girls Inc., Trinity Episcopal Church and Haverhill YMCA, include face painting, a drum circle and balloon animals. 2 to 6 p.m.: Public voting at Art Exhibition of the Merrimack River, Sage Art Gallery, 22 Washington St. 2 to 7 p.m.: Merrimack River pontoon boat rides provided by Rockingham Boat to benefit the Clean River Project, $2 cost and $1 for children 12 and younger. 2 to 4 p.m.: River geology tours by Haverhill Mine & Gem, Team Haverhill booth. 2 to 7 p.m.: Arts & Crafts Faire organized by Haverhill Cultural Council, 90 Washington St. 2 to 9:30 p.m.: Taste of Haverhill at restaurant booths, food for sale from local restaurants including Keon's, Haverhill Beef, Barking Dog Ale House, Artist Café, Scovotti's Cooking and Confections, Cakes by Erin, Romano's Pizza and Kona Ice. 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.: Jason Spooner Band, sponsored by Pentucket Medical Associates, main stage. 4 to 5:15 p.m.: Music by Marina Evans, sponsored by Rockingham Boat, main stage. 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Skinny Cleveland Band, sponsored by Lowell 5 Bank, main stage. 7:20 to 8:45 p.m.: Headliner Aldous Collins Band, sponsored by Pentucket Bank, main stage. 9 p.m.: Fireworks spectacular over the Merrimack River, sponsored by HTM Credit Union (rain date is Sunday at 9 p.m.) DUCK REGATTA SCHEDULE Noon to 2:30 p.m. or until sold out: Last chance to adopt ducks and a chance to win $10,000, Haverhill Rotary Club booth. Noon to 4 p.m.: Merrimack River kayak rentals and rides provided by Plum Island Kayak, single rentals are $10, doubles are $15, Plum Island Kayak booth. Noon to 4 p.m.: Touch tank teeming with life, plus other displays from the Joppa Flats Educational Center of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, gazebo area. 3:30 to 3:45 p.m.: Rubber Duck Regatta sponsored by Rockingham Toyota-Honda Scion of Salem N.H.; starts at Comeau Bridge and ends at boardwalk near city docks behind The Tap. 5:15 p.m.: Rubber Duck Regatta winner announced and $10,000 awarded, main stage. NOTE: Times depend on the tide, current and wind.

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