Haverhill Public Library Invites U.S. Census Bureau for Public Discussion Jan. 23

The Haverhill Public Library, along with members of the United States Census Bureau, is hosting a discussion of the 2020 U.S. Census on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This Decennial Census, known also as the Population and Housing Census, will determine state and local funding over the next 10 years, as well as how many seats each state will have in the House of Representatives. Register online at haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events, or call 978-373-1586 ext. 608.

Buzztones Rhythm Revue Comes to Crescent Yacht Club this Saturday

Crescent Yacht Club is hosting the Buzztones Rhythm Revue this Saturday night. The six-piece horn band performs high-energy jump/swing, soul, and rock sounds rooted in the 50s and 60s as well as Chicago blues. Selections include rock and roll from Chuck Berry to Van Morrison, swing and jump blues from Louis Prima to Joe Turner and Chicago blues from the Muddy Waters catalog and more. The Buzztones Rhythm Revue appears from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at the club, 30 Ferry St., Haverhill.

Special Needs ‘Effective Communication’ Workshop Thursday at Haverhill High School

“Effective Communication,” a free workshop for parents, guardians, caregivers and professionals, takes place under the auspices of the Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council, this Thursday night. This presentation, presented by The Federation for Children with Special Needs, describes how to be an effective communicator, explains why effective communication with the school is important and clarifies how to establish effective communication with the school. Topics include identifying school successes, active listening, methods of communication, what factors can impact communication, preparing for team meetings, potential outcomes and strategies for success. The meeting takes place Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., at the Haverhill High School library, 137 Monument St.

Should Haverhill Elect Councilors by Ward? Jan. 23 Public Forum Aims to Provide Answers

Changing Haverhill’s charter to include election of city councilors by neighborhood is the focus of an upcoming forum, “Exploring the Possibility of Neighborhood Representation.”

Discussion about electing the majority of the City Council by ward has been growing since speaker Dan McGraw addressed the Council in 2015 on prospective “changes to the city charter with respect to the election of city councilors and ward representation.” The matter picked up steam during recent city electioneering with Mayor James J. Fiorentini referencing it during his campaign kick-off, City Councilor William J. Macek placing it on that body’s agenda and Council candidate Nicholas Golden advocating for the change. The City of Lowell, settling a federal court case over the voting rights of minorities, also agreed recently to end the practice of electing all of its city councilors and school committee members at large. Instead, under the terms of a consent decree, Lowell will elect all or a majority of elected seats by individual districts prior to the elections of 2021.”

At his re-election kick-off, Fiorentini said 20% of the city’s population is Latino and deserves representation. “Our City Council and our School Committee no longer represent all of our city and it’s time for ward councilors and I am proud to endorse that here tonight. It’s time to change our charter so that we have people elected in every ward and in every section of our city,” Fiorentini told supporters.

Want to Paid as a Model? Greater Haverhill Arts Association Wants You

The Greater Haverhill Arts Association is restarting its Saturday Artist Workshop and is looking for models. The workshops take place the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m.-noon., in the hall behind the First Church of Bradford. Models pose for 20-minute blocks, with a five-minute break in between. All ages from teens to seniors are welcome and no experience is necessary. Models are paid a $25 stipend for their time.

Haverhill Library Hosts Alzheimer’s Forum Jan. 28; Stages, Risks, Research and Treatment to be Discussed

The Haverhill Public Library, along with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting a discussion on Alzheimer’s disease later this month. Topics include the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and available treatments and resources. The forum takes place Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the library, 99 Main St. To register, visit haverhillpl.org.

Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Seeks Applications for Needy Residents’ Home Repairs

Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill is getting ready for its April’s 28th annual Rebuilding Day by asking for residents’ repair applications. The organization helps with home repairs, accessibility, modifications and energy conservation services for income-challenged homeowners in Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, Merrimac, West Newbury, Boxford and Plaistow, N.H.

Residents may request an application for repairs of plumbing, electrical, windows, doors, railings, roofs and more—all at no-cost to eligible homeowners. Those in need or have question may call Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill at 978-469-0800 or by emailing [email protected]

Sacred Hearts School, Bradford, Plans Open House Jan. 28

Sacred Hearts School is having an open house for parents of prospective students Tuesday, Jan. 28. The school, located at 31 S. Chestnut St., Haverhill, boasts “Class sizes never exceed 26 students—every teacher knows and recognizes their students as individuals with their own unique strengths and challenges.”

Both morning and afternoon tours are available. The morning open house takes place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and in the afternoon from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For those interested, but unable to attend that day, a private tour may be arranged by calling 978-372-5451.