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Farmers Market's 38th season starts June 25

Category: Financial Awareness Published: Tuesday, 05 July 2016 Written by Chance Allen

Shoppers using their EBT/SNAP card can double their dollars when shopping at the market, thanks to grants from the Community Action's Stronger Families for Stronger Communities campaign and the Vela Foundation. These grants are dedicated to promoting improved nutrition and health. They also provide greater access to fresh, local foods while supporting local farmers.

We are so grateful for our loyal customers and happy to support this Haverhill legacy, said Jeff Grassie, market organizer. The market has become a real community gathering spot and we are looking forward to the start of another great season.

The Haverhill Farmers Market is a project of the Team Haverhill organization.


What: Farmers Market

When: Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, from June 25 through Oct. 29

Where: Next to the police station at 40 Bailey Blvd.

More information: Visit, on Facebook at haverhillfarmersmarket, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Here are activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Church plans bean supper: St. James Episcopal Church will hold bean supper on June 18 from 4 to 6 pm in the Parish Hall, 119 Washington St.

The meal will include baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and homemade desserts Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. More information is available by calling 978-372-5531.


Garden tour tickets available online: The Haverhill Garden Club and Haverhill's Brightside organization will lost a citywide garden tour on June 18 from 10 am to 3 pm

The tour will feature 10 gardens.

Starting point is the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Citizens Center the morning of the tour or by going online to and searching for "A Garden Tour" and "Haverhill." Tour booklets will be provided and will include a map.

The Garden Club and Brightside are looking for volunteers to greet people at each home on the tour for a minimum of two hours. If you are interested, please contact the Brightside office at 978-374-2356.

Advanced retirement workshops: On June 21 at 2 pm and 6:30 pm, local retirement planners and guest speakers from The Society for Financial Awareness will present educational workshops on Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies at the public library.

Both sessions are free and registration is suggested, but not required. Register online at under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

Learn the basics of personal computers: The public library will hold a free beginner's class in using personal computers on June 21 at 1:30 pm

Learn how to get online and browse the web. Space is limited. Register at or by calling 978-373-1586.

County music focus of trip: The Council on Aging is planning a trip to "The Superstars of Country" tribute performance at Venus De Milo in Swansea on June 23.

The show includes tribute performances of music by Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Tickets are $89 per person and include motor coach transportation, lunch and the show. Call 978-374-2390 to register.

Prime Time Poets at the library: An evening of poetry will happen on June 23 at 6:30 p.m at the public library.

The event will feature poets Richard Smith, Tom Wylie, Susan LaFortune, Michael Casey and Bryan PT Riley. Register at under Calendar of Events or call 978-373-1586.

Free mental health and wellness forum planned: A panel of experts will discuss mental health and its challenges at a forum called "Understanding Mental Wellness: Making Connections ... Staying Healthy" on June 23 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

The event is from 5:30 to 8 pm and the public is invited.

This is the second English-speaking program in a series of free mental health community forums presented by Holy Family Hospital and area health coalitions. The June 23 forum is in collaboration with the Lower Merrimack Valley and Seacoast Health Partnership, which serves Greater Haverhill.

Topics include defining mental health and its relationship to overall medical, spiritual and physical wellness; accessing assistance and treatment; dealing with a loved one with a mental health issue from a caretaker's perspective, and successfully coping with a mental health issue from a first-person perspective. Information on area resources will be available.

Admission is free and preregistration is not required. For more information, contact Karen Kennedy at 978-687-0151, ext 2007.

Timberlane Youth Football founder to be honored: The Plaistow Community YMCA will honor Timberlane Youth Football founder Jake Lovett with its first Commitment to Community event on June 24 at 6 pm at the Plaistow Community YMCA.

The event will include dinner, an auction and recognition program.

Lovett, 86, has been involved with Timberlane youth football, now known as the "Tornadoes," since he helped form the program in 1968.

Tickets are $30 and tables of 10 can be purchased for $300. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Plaistow Community YMCA and the Timberlane Scholarship Fund, ensuring every child gets to play. For ticket and sponsor information, visit

Music and Arts Festival planned: Crafters and artists are invited to participate in the third annual Byfield Music and Arts Festival on June 25.

This family event will feature 20 live bands performing throughout the day, crafters and artists, food and beverage vendors, and interactive activities for children. The festival will be held at Manter Field on Central Street near Interstate 95.

Volunteers are needed. Proceeds benefit the Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St.

For more information and to see photos of last year's event, visit

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