ONE: Today, June 20, check out the grand re-opening of Kerouac Park is on from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, play table tennis and chess/checkers, take part in group exercise classes and read and celebrate Lowell all in this newly revitalized park.
TWO: Save the date for the second Midsummer Dream on Merrimack Street festival taking place this Saturday. Behold as Merrimack Street transforms for one day and night into a magical and mysterious land with art, theater, music and costume.
THREE: Salem Tuscan Kitchen will be hosting Phantom Gourmet Italian Wine & Food Phest on June 22 starting at 11:30 a.m. Taste 40 Italian wines, delicious food and live music.
FOUR: Orangetheory Fitness Methuen will be celebrating their one-year anniversary on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to tour the studio, meet the coaches and earn free classes.
FIVE: The Stevens-Coolidge Place’s Teddy Bear Picnic will start at 2 p.m. this Saturday and offers children plenty of fun with crafts, scavenger hunts, story time and, of course, a picnic.
SIX: Singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs will be performing at the Hampton Ballroom Casino as part of his Out of the Blues tour this Saturday at 6 p.m.
SEVEN: Catch folk trio Luna Wiles at the Firehouse Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. this Sunday.
EIGHT: The Essex Jazz Ensemble will feature the jazz compositions of Michael Finegold for the final concert of the Essex Chamber Music Players 2018-19 season on Sunday, June 23. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. and includes jazz pieces influenced by a wide range of musical styles, including Latin salsa music, rock and classical from the Romantic and Impressionistic periods.
MVM Special Mentions
Join moonstones for their Summer Wine Dinner on Thursday, June 27. Enjoy a summery, creative culinary journey prepared by Executive Chef Adam Hervieux, and pair your meal with carefully selected, refreshing summer wines for a wonderful dining experience. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit moonstones110.com.
Winner of Fisher Cats tickets
Congratulations to Amy Stevens for winning the Fisher Cats ticket giveaway. We hope you and your guest enjoy the game!
FARMERS MARKETS AROUND THE VALLEY
Haverhill Farmers Market
Every Saturday from June 22 to October 26 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 51 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, Mass. | Facebook.com
North Andover Farmers Market
Every Sunday through September 29 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | High Street, North Andover, Mass. | Facebook.com
Groundwork Summer Farmers Markets
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through October 26 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Wednesdays at Campagnone North Common, Lawrence, Mass. Fridays at Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, Mass. Saturdays at Lawrence Catholic Academy, Lawrence, Mass. | GroundworkLawrence.org
Salem Farmers Market
Every Sunday through October | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 224 North Broadway, Salem, N.H. | SalemFarmersMarket.org
Newburyport Farmers Market
Every Sunday through October | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 50 Water Street, Newburyport, Mass. | TheNewburyportFarmersMarket.org
Lowell Farmers Market
Every Friday through October | 12 to 5 p.m.| Lucy Larcom Park, Lowell, Mass. | CommTeam.org
Bedford Farmers Market
Evert Tuesday through October 8 | 3 to 6 p.m. | 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, N.H. | Facebook.com
MORE FUN AROUND THE VALLEY
June 29 & 30
Summer Moon Intertribal Pow-Wow
Endicott Park | Danvers, Mass. | MCNAA.com
Ring of Honor
Lowell Memorial Auditorium | Lowell, Mass. | LowellAuditorium.com
2nd Annual Red Heat Tavern and Burtons Grill & Bar MDA Golf Classic
Butter Brook Golf Club | Westford, Mass. | (978) 549-8681