Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 9/5/19


ONE: Enjoy more than 50 brews while listening to four local, national and international blues bands. The Blues N Brews festival will take place at JFK Plaza in Lowell, from 1 to 8 p.m, this Saturday.


TWO: Join MSPCA at Methuen’s Hillside Acre Animal Cemetery for the Lanterns of Remembrance celebration, this Friday, at 7:30 p.m. Choose to have your lanterns placed at our War Dog Memorial, your own pet’s burial site or the unattended burial site of a once-loved pet without family to visit. Your gift to light a lantern will provide support for perpetual care of the grounds at Hillside Acre Animal Cemetery, as well as our Heroes at Hillside and K-9 Row, providing free burial for canine war veterans and police canines.


THREE: For Laura Fischman, painting is a meditative exercise. Her most recent exhibit, which focuses on capturing an essence of humanity in still objects, will be open to the public this Friday, at the Essex Art Center. Witness the unveiling of her “Stilling Life” from 5 to 7 p.m.

FOUR: Quench your thirst at Andover Classic Wines’ Smirnoff Infusions Vodka Tasting this Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Then, check out the shop for quality beers, wines and more.

FIVE: Presented by Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness (GNOCA), Boston Comedy Chicks is a hip quartet composed of four dynamic comedians—Tooky Kavanagh, Erin Maguire, Carolyn Plummer and Emily Ruskowski. Hosted at the Firehouse Center of the Arts, this fun-filled event offers a restorative evening of off-kilter wit and incisive hilarity, starting at 7:30 p.m., this Friday.

SIX: Well folks, it is time to plan for an exciting day of traditional music and family fun at Boarding House Park. The Banjo & Fiddle Contest celebrates its 39th event on September 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This free event will feature a variety of activities including free workshops, jam sessions kid’s activities and, of course, the Banjo & Fiddle Contest. Never been to a banjo and fiddle contest before? Bring your lawn chairs and settle in to watch the friendly competition and get in touch with our country’s musical roots.


SEVEN: The Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness (MCNAA) will be hosting their Annual Intertribal Pow-wow, this Saturday and Sunday, at Haverhill’s Plug Pond. Learn about the rich history of Massachusetts’s local native communities, enjoy the traditional dances and take part in the various activities that this year’s Pow-wow offers. You can read more about MCNAA’s pow-wows in our article here.

Photo by John Andrews.


EIGHT: After a long week, there is nothing better than taking a day to relax. The Currier Museum of Art will be hosting Brunch at the Currier, this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch and mimosas, while being entertained by talented local musicians. The brunch menu features a lavish continental station, made-to-order omelets, pancakes and French toast, with plenty of tasty fixings and classic breakfast and lunch offerings. Make your reservations here.


And Don’t Forget…

Andover Classic Wines: Be sure to visit Andover Classic Wines this September to enjoy one of their many tastings:

Saturday, September 21st – 3-6pm
Fall Grand Tasting!

Saturday, September 28th – 3-5pm
Pinhook Bourbon Tasting

Saturday, September 28th – 3-5pm
Rhone Valley Wine Tasting


September 9

27th Annual Golf Tournament

Join Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce in their 27th Annual Golf Tournament.

Haverhill, Mass. | HaverhillMa.ChamberMaster.com

September 19

Dinner and a Presentation: Cirrent Research Tends for Parkinson’s, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Nurse practitioners and physician’ assistants are invited to a dinner and presentation, featuring Geriatric Neuropsychiatrist Robert B. Portney and Chief Medical Officer of New England PET Imaging/ Radiologist as guest speakers.

Methuen, Mass. | ActiveMedResearch.com

September 20

Celebration of Lowell’s Vibrant African Community to Benefit Lowell Community Health Center

Lowell Community Health Center will host an African Community Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, September 20The event will celebrate the people and home countries of Lowell’s vibrant African community while raising funds for the Health Center’s WrapAround Fund, which pays for services that are not covered by health insurance, such as medical interpretation, linking patients to health insurance, free teen programs and community education and outreach.

Lowell, Mass. | LCHealth.org

September 20

“Poe” – A performance by Theater in the Open

Enjoy a special encore presentation of Poe in The Ellen T. Brown Memorial Chapel, at Newburyport’s Oak Hill Cemetery. Using music, macabre pageantry and shadow puppetry, Theater in the Open’s ensemble will explore the emotional tension and otherworldly atmosphere that underscore Poe’s works.

Newburyport, Mass. | TrailsAndSails.org

September 26

Annual Lowell Celebrating Recovery Breakfast

Join the Lowell House family, friends, staff and stakeholders on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, from 7:30 – 9:00 AM.

Lowell, Mass. | LowellHouseInc.org


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