Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 6/1/17
ONE: Every First Friday of the month, the businesses in Haverhill’s Riverfront Cultural District hold fun and diverse activities to encourage visitors. This weekend marks June’s First Friday, and there’s quite a bit to choose from: whether you want to peruse Creative Haverhill’s Art Market Boutique, enjoy a family game night at Phoenix Rising Church or challenge the staff at the GamePad to video game battles for a chance to win prizes, there’s plenty of incentive to drop by.
TWO: Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is the place to be in Lowell this weekend if you want a day or two of celebrating Greek culture for the ultra-appealing admission price of $0. The church’s Grecian Festival 2017 will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to Greek food and pastries, there will be dancing, cooking demonstrations, church tours and much more.
THREE: Spotlight Playhouse is putting on “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” the inspiring and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and their supportive wives, who founded Al-Anon. Catch the show at The Pike School in Andover on Friday at 8 p.m., or Saturday at 2 or 8 p.m.
FOUR: Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation will be holding their 2nd Annual Run for the Ocean 5K and World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup at Hampton Beach, N.H. on Saturday. The run begins at 9 a.m., with the beach cleanup to follow at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be given to the fastest runners, wearer of the best costume, highest fundraiser and participant who picks up the most trash.
FIVE: Take a trip back in time at Rogers Spring Hill Garden and Farm Center this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as they put on a Vintage Festival that’s chock-full of old-fashioned family fun. Check out antique cars, trucks, tractors and engines, enjoy music from a barbershop quartet, eat your fill at a special food truck and let the kids go for a horse ride they won’t forget.
SIX: The Palace Theatre‘s rendition of Million Dollar Quartet kicks off this weekend with four performances: on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Featuring over 20 rock ‘n’ roll classics including “Hound Dog,” “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Great Balls of Fire,” the show tells the story of the legendary impromptu jam session of the same name between Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash at Sun Record Studios back in 1956.
SEVEN: In their 25th anniversary year, Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society says they’re pulling out all the stops this year to have their most successful Strut for Strays event. This time, the event is taking place at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, and it will feature a number of new activities including a “Kids for Cats” segment for little ones that want to get in on the fundraising action. All cat lovers should plan to report to the farm on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. for the race and 12 p.m. for the festival.
EIGHT: Parents, children and their best teddy bear friends are encouraged to attend the Teddy Bear Picnic this Sunday at The Stevens-Coolidge Place from 1 to 3 p.m. A stroll and picnic in the garden will be accompanied by fun activities, crafts and sing-alongs.