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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:05 am | Updated: 8:29 pm, Fri Aug 15, 2014.

The Haverhill Firefighting Museum will unveil its new Children’s Corner during an opening day celebration on Saturday. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Children’s Corner is equipped with a fire engine children can play in, fire reels and hoses children can pull, and a dress-up area.

Children are invited to meet and have pictures taken with museum mascot Dottie the Dalmatian.

A working fire truck from the Haverhill Fire Department will be on site. The department’s fire safety smoke tunnel will be there to teach children how to crawl to safety beneath smoke should a fire occur. Children can participate in a bucket brigade and experience what it was like to put out fires during early times.

The museum gift shop will be open and refreshment will be available for purchase.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12, and $10 for families. Admission is free for service men and women. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Annual memberships offer unlimited admission plus 10 percent off in the museum gift shop. Membership rates are $15 for individuals, $25 for families, $10 for students, and $100 for a benefactor membership, which includes two free tickets to the museum’s annual chili cook-off in the fall.

The Haverhill Firefighting Museum, located in the historic Armory Building at 75 Kenoza Ave., is home to one of the largest collections of New England Firefighting History in New England. For more information, visit online at or call 978-372-4061.

Authors to speak at the Buttonwoods

The Buttonwoods Museum’s Authors Lecture Series continues on Friday with animal books and animal stories authors Ellen Feld, June Greig, Ed Kellner, Maureen Ross and Maureen Ross, who will be discussing their books from 6 to 8 p.m. Memoirs, family tree and family history authors Eileen Doyon, Gunti Goncarovs, Terry Crawford Palardy, Nancy Crochiere and Lucinda Marcoux will be discussing their books on May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Buttonwoods is at 240 Water St. These author events are sponsored by Pentucket Bank and the New England Authors Expo. More information is available from Christopher Obert at 978-372-5825.

Arc Candlelight Ball is Friday evening

The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport will hold its 52nd anniversary Candlelight Ball on Friday at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The awards program begins at 8:30 p.m. Dancing is until 11 p.m. Music is by D.J. Tony Colleto. Tickets, at the door, are $40 per person. The facility is handicap accessible.

The Arc provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 730 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Car wash fundraiser for HHS lacrosse team

Haverhill High School’s lacrosse team will hold a car wash fundraiser on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Water Street Fire Station. Rain date is Sunday, same time. Proceeds support the team’s needs throughout the year as well as a banquet at the end of the year.

Trivia night on tapon May 10

The Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education (HFEE) will host its annual Trivia Night on May 10 at Maria’s Galleria on Essex Street. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per person. Teams of two-to eight members are required to register and pay the entry fee in advance by visiting online at or by calling 978-697-5620. First prize is $300, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50. A special Haverhill round offers a $50 prize.

The last Trivia Night event raised nearly $4,000 to help support education in the Haverhill Public Schools. HFEE is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that supports programs and projects in the Haverhill Public Schools. The Haverhill High Model UN team, the Discovery Club after-school and summer program, the Robotics program as well as the annual District Parent Council Write Away Contest have received support from HFEE.

Trivia Night is sponsored by the Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank and the Haverhill Firefighters Union. Additional sponsor opportunities are available by contacting the foundation at or 978-697-5620.

Library offers adult learner classes in May

The public library is offering a variety of adult learner classes in May. They include: Microsoft Word for Beginners on May 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This class is free and open to adults of all ages. Word for Reports and Resumes is May 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Both classes are free and open to adults of all ages.

Free workshops on how to download library eBooks to your eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App are May 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and May 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. These workshops are open to people with eReaders that have App capability. For patrons with other eReaders, the library is offering one-on-one classes. Classes are limited to eight people. Sign-ups began April 21 for the May 5 class and begin May 6 for the May 20 class. Intro to Genealogy is May 27 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sign-ups begin May 13.

For more information or to register for these classes, call 978-373-1586 or visit online at

City Clerk’s Office to test voting tabulator

The city clerk’s office will be testing the AccuVote voting tabulator on May 22 at 4 p.m. in the clerk’s election room, which is located between Rooms 6 and 6A in the basement level of City Hall. Testing will continue on following days until completed.

Last day to registerto vote is May 21

May 21 is the last day to register to vote in the June 10 Special Municipal Election for the Hunking School. The city clerk’s office in City Hall, 4 Summer St., Room 118, will have extended hours that day, opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. United States citizens and Massachusetts residents who will be 18 on or before election day are eligible to register to vote. Those registering to vote using mail in registration forms must have their forms postmarked no later than May 21.


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