Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 8/20/20
ONE: The Greater Haverhill Chamber is kicking off the 3rd Annual Haverhill Restaurant Week. The seven-day event highlights the best of Haverhill eateries with a week’s worth of great deals from Friday, August 21, to Thursday, August 27. This year’s participants include some of the city’s newest restaurants like Barrio, Nelly’s Kitchen and Kobe Japanese Steak House, as well as many favorites.
For an explanation of what is being offered per participating restaurant, visit HaverhillChamber.com or contact the Greater Haverhill Chamber at (978) 373-5663.
TWO: Take a break from your busy week and surround yourself with fragrant flowers and warm breezes at The Stevens-Coolidge Place’s summer picnic concert. Enjoy a socially distant picnic spot in the gardens to spread out your blanket and enjoy the evening. Tonight, singer/songwriter Ken Budka will be playing. Show starts at 6 p.m. Click here for tickets and more info.
THREE: If you are looking for a breath of fresh air and a break from home, look no further than downtown Lowell. Downtown Live will brings dozens of local and regional musicians to the heart of downtown though Sept. 12.
For details and updates on the entire Downtown Live! schedule, visit here or call (978) 674-1482.
FOUR: Saturday evening, hop on down to the farm as Goats To Go bring goat yoga and ice cream to Georgetown. The class is sequenced for all levels of yoga and focuses on deepening the human connection to nature in a gorgeous setting with some spectacularly fluffy and sweet assistants.
FIVE: Join Palace Theatre for a night of classic country and a celebration of top-notch country musicians. Iconic female voices like Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Gillian Welch, Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson and Brenda Lee will be covered by some of the most beautiful female voices from around the region at Palace Theatre’s A Celebration of The Women of Classic Country. A must-see for all who appreciate classic country, this show will start at 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets and more info.
SIX: With Lexington’s ACROSS network of paths and trails that covers over 30 miles, on-foot travelers will find it easy to navigate from the center of town to some of Lexington’s most prominent historical sites, conservation lands and hidden gems. Even if you’ve driven through Lexington before, you’ll get a whole new experience when you walk through its quaint side streets, open fields, idyllic farms and forests. The ACROSS network currently reaches points of interest like Minutemen National Historic Park and Buckman Tavern, and there are plans for further expansion.
HAPPENING IN HAVERHILL
In this segment of Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend, we bring to you the latest happenings from in and around the Haverhill area. Stay posted to learn more about fun events, news, restaurants and more.
Haverhill Farmers Market
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and much more.
Plum Island Kayak
Plum Island Kayak offers a wide variety of guided kayak and stand-up paddle board tours, rentals and programs, and they have just opened another location in Haverhill. Opened just on weekends for now, their new Haverhill location offers 2 hour rentals for kayaks, paddle boards and more.
With beautiful weather ahead, take your family or friends out on the Merrimack this weekend with Plum Island Kayak’s diverse collection of boats and more.
Join Merrimack Valley YMCA on Monday, August 24, at the Haverhill Country Club for a wonderful day of golf. As a nonprofit organization, Merrimack Valley YMCA never turns away someone who needs a membership or a Y program. This fundraiser will help the organization in their efforts to deliver programs to deserving youth and families in the Merrimack Valley. You can find tickets here.
Haverhill’s Restaurant Week is Back
The Greater Haverhill Chamber is kicking off the 3rd Annual Haverhill Restaurant Week. The seven-day event highlights the best of Haverhill eateries with a week’s worth of great deals from Friday, August 21 to Thursday, August 27. This year’s participants include some of the city’s newest restaurants like Barrio, Nelly’s Kitchen and Kobe Japanese Steak House as well as many favorites.
The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy
Pentucket Players, in cooperation with The Winnekenni Foundation, presents The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. This outdoor performance will follow all state and city guidelines regarding Covid-19 and social distancing. The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. It’s all happening Sept. 6 at Winnikenni Castle. Click here for more info.
29th Annual Golf Tournament
This annual event is open to the public and will follow all the necessary guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable afternoon of golf, while providing participants an opportunity to establish or further relationships with fellow community businesses leaders. To ensure everyone’s safety attendance is limited to 100 guests. All attendees will be required to wear a mask while indoors. Tee times will be scheduled between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For dinner, guests will be seated six to a table and all the tables will be spaced within social distance guidelines. Take part on Sept. 14 and click here for more info.
FARMERS MARKETS IN THE VALLEY
Local farmers and vendors are doing everything they can to continue providing fresh produce and products to the people. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, here’s a list of local farmers markets that are going above and beyond to serve the community.
The Haverhill Farmers Market returns for its 42nd season. Open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market runs through October 31, selling an expanded selection of farm-fresh fruits, herbs, eggs, vegetables, delicious baked goods, hummus, local wine, honey, fresh breads, handmade soaps, doggie treats, ice cream and more.
(978) 872-7535 | TeamHaverhill.org/projects/community/haverhill-farmers-market
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will be happening virtually. Order online or by phone, choose from four prepackaged choices, and pick up your delicious goods at their station.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. Also, you can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual market.
The Salem Farmers Market boasts a family-friendly atmosphere featuring live music, children’s entertainment and seasonal special events. In the midst of COVID-19, the market is taking precautions to create a safe and enjoyable space for all patrons. For the time being, the market will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Pick up fresh produce and more with this mobile market. Visit Lowell’s Mill No. 5 parking lot every Tuesday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lowell Senior Center any Thursday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m; and Lucy Larcom Park on Fridays between 12 to 3 p.m.
Mill No. 5 The Farm Market
Mill No. 5 is not collecting any table fees and is not profiting from this market. The market facilitates healthy food options from local farmers and food producers. Stop by Mill No. 5 at 225 Middlesex Street for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.