The Haverhill Cultural Council will host its second annual Arts & Crafts Faire during this year's downtown River Ruckus festival, planned for Sept. 6.

Local artists and crafters from the community are being sought to display their wares, from jewelry to furniture to paintings to poetry. An indoor venue at 90 Washington St. is at the heart of this lively event, offering a chance to bring your art to a large audience. The Arts & Crafts Faire is from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Space rentals are $40 each or $50 if a table is provided.

The application deadline has been extended to Aug. 19, but please do not delay as there are a limited number of spaces available. Information and applications are available at: or by calling Karren McCabe, co-chair of the Haverhill Culture Council, at 978-374-4500, ext. 31, or by email to

O'Connor Ives headquarters plans open house

State Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives and fellow supporters will have an open house at her Haverhill headquarters tomorrow.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at 76 Merrimack Street, Suite 1, in The Landmark Building.

O'Connor Ives is running for re-election in the 1st Essex District, which includes Amesbury, Haverhill, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover and Salisbury. The Democratic primary is Sept. 9 and the general election is Nov. 4.

Concert postponed to Friday

Northern Essex Community College’s Summer Music Festival faculty concert that was originally scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled to Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college's Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Under the direction of Christina Dietrich, an NECC music department faculty member, the concert is free and open to the public.

This concert will feature Angel Hernandez, violin, Caroline Reiner-Williams, violoncello, and Michael Kramer, piano, performing chamber and solo works Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Liszt. For more information, call 617-966-8923 or email

Vendors needed for craft fair

Vendors are needed for a craft fair to be held in the parking lot of the Walmart in Plaistow on Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $20 per space. Money from space rental will be donated to the children's hospital at Dartmouth. More information is available from Cheri at 603-556-3049.

History of cooking in America

The Buttonwoods Museum will host a free opening reception for the exhibit “Culture and the Kitchen: A Taste of Cooking Past” on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Meet Suzanne DeWitt, guest curator and winner of the first “Curate Your Own Exhibit” contest, which is intended to be an annual event.

DeWitt's exhibit presents a pivotal shift for each decade from the 1920s through the 1960s to highlight how culture impacted the American kitchen. Materials presented include period recipe collections, cookware, product advertisements, aprons and other items.

The exhibit runs from Aug. 10 through Aug. 30, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The Buttonwoods Museum is at 240 Water St. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626 or by email to

Tea for senior citizens planned

The Council on Aging and the Buttonwoods Museum will host a Tea on Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St.

This event includes a museum tour and tour of the grounds, as well as a presentation on the history of Haverhill from 1640 until the late 19th century. Cost is $15 and includes tea and light refreshments. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

BSO rehearsal trip on tap

The Council on Aging is planning a trip to Symphony Hall for a Boston Symphony Orchestra rehearsal on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Conductor Andris Nelsons will lead selections by Tchaikovsky, Dean, and Stravinsky. Tickets are $40 per person. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Rubber Ducks available for adoption

The Haverhill Rotary Club will hold its sixth annual Rubber Duck Regatta on Sept. 6 during the downtown River Ruckus celebration.

Duck adoption papers are now available at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Ducks are $5 each with discount prices for multiple purchases. Ask about the Early Bird special prices. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan at 978-374-2390, ext. 11.

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