Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 9/10/20
ONE: Haverhill’s River Bards are a group of local poets with a passion for shining a light on poetry, prose, spoken word and other literary arts. The Bards, along with Creative Haverhill, present regular poetry series usually at HC Media’s downtown location. Due to the pandemic, the fall 2020 series will be held on zoom as a virtual poetry and open mic night. The September poetry night will be featuring poet and published author Zara Raab, followed by open mic readings. These events are family-friendly and open to the public!
Register quickly; this virtual event takes place this Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. You can click here for additional info and registration.
TWO: Yoga among The Stevens-Coolidge Place gardens will teach you breathing techniques to calm your mind, postures to balance and stretch your body, and relaxation to soothe your soul. With the sky for a roof, flowers for walls and birdsong for music, the beautiful lawn of The Stevens-Coolidge Place is the perfect setting to connect to the earth and find peace in nature. Visit the Stevens-Coolidge Place Friday morning at 9:30 for a relaxing and beneficial experience. Click here to register and learn more.
THREE: The 4th Annual Sunflower Festival at Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn is two weekends this year with a week in between to enjoy acres of various kinds of sunflowers! Starting this Saturday, guest can enjoy tractor rides, local craft beer, farm style brick oven pizza, live music and plenty of sunflowers. Visit Tendercrop Farm any time between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. this weekend for plenty of family-friendly fun. Click here for more info.
FOUR: A virtual walk is a real walk, but on your terms: You get to choose your own course, you can walk in your driveway, neighborhood, in your house and even on treadmill! This year, the Tewksbury Team Hope Walk is virtualized. Register and recruit your friends, neighbors and family to raise money and make a difference for HD families.
This Saturday, participants are walking, running and biking at their own paces to help raise money. Share a photo of yourself and tag Huntington’s Disease Society of America on Facebook. And remember—a little thanks goes a long way. You can click here to register and read more.
FIVE: Have you ever had a moment in the woods that felt a little bit mystical? It could be a feeling of connectedness or a sighting of something unusual, like the mini beasts that make the forest their home. The Trustees wants to bring you closer to these fantastical elements of the forest with this self-guided outdoor trail at Ward Reservation in Andover.
Curious children and their caregivers are invited to discover their own magic in the woods with this family-friendly outdoor self-guided program. Participants will be sent an activity bundle to help them look for clues along the yellow trail and work as a team to discover the tiny world beneath their feet and under their nose. This is a self-guided program, and pre-registration is required to receive bundle of the day’s activities, including maps, scavenger hunt, crafts, additional reading list and recipes. The special trail will run from through Oct 18. Click here for more info.
SIX: The 20th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Classic features 10 of the world’s top sand artists compete for over $24,000 in prizes and show awards. The craftsmanship is impressive to say the least; you won’t want to miss this truly amazing spectacle. Be sure to visit Hampton Beach by Sunday to witness this marvel. You can click here for more info.
SEVEN: The Little Sisters of Manchester discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the Palace Theatre, which is currently set up for the youth production of GREASE. Featuring Tap and Ballet Dancing, audience participation, and Comic surprises at every corner, this show has become an international phenomenon.
Nunsense will be performed at the Palace Theatre throughout the weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see this laugh-out-loud show! Click here for showtimes and tickets.
EIGHT: Join your favorite Majestic Cabaret Piano Entertainers Keith and Rob as they play your favorites “tag team” style. A night guaranteed to be filled with great music and laughs, Majestic Theatre’s Piano Men is an in-person and virtual event, and the show will take place this Sunday at 6 p.m. Click here for theater or virtual tickets.
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.
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
This year, the Groundwork Farmers Market will will take place at Campagnone North Common on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.; Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Lawrence Catholic Academy on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(978) 701-5573 | GroundWorkLawrence.org
The North Andover Farmers Market happens every year, and this year is no different. You can browse through a plentiful selection of fruits, veggies, breads and more at their virtual market, or you can visit them every Sunday on Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 2 p.m.
Although the outdoor summer market is postponed, you can visit here to find vendor products.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market
Shop local every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Farm Market outside on the parking lot at Mill No. 5 located on Middlesex Street in Lowell. Each weekend, The Farm Market showcases fresh produce, preserves, baked goods, home and body care products, and much more — all locally made!
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 every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fresh fruit, veggies, meat and more.