Buttonwoods Museum Presents ‘History for Half Pints’ for Children This Summer

Buttonwoods Museum’s “History for Half Pints” offers three chances this summer for elementary and middle school children to learn about local history. “Rolling on the River” takes place Tuesday, July 5, from 2-3:45 p.m., followed by “Queen Slipper City,” Tuesday, July 19, from 2-3:45 p.m. Events are also planned for August 2, 16, and 30, at Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. The cost is $12 per child. More information about registration and information is available by emailing [email protected] Buttonwoods is also looking for volunteers Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year to help with education programming at the museum.

Methuen Memorial Music Hall Hosts Abbot, Clark, Dwyer and Wood Wednesday Night

Methuen Memorial Music Hall host four Boston organists tomorrow night to commemorate the 1947 Rededication Concert. Leo Abbot, Richard Clark, Mark Dwyer and Ross Wood will be playing works by Jongen, Peters, Clark, Widor and Sowerby on the Great Organ. The concert takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Methuen. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and available through brownpapertickets.com or at the door. There’s more information at mmmh.org.

Academy of Creative Arts at Trinity Plans Theater Workshop

The Academy of Creative Arts at Trinity is planning its annual Summer Theater Workshop for kids ages 6 to 16. Janet King, program director, said participants will be working on “Raise Your Voice,” a new musical review from MTI featuring songs from “The Little Mermaid,” “High School Musical,” “Guys & Dolls” and other popular musicals. “The emphasis is on fun and we welcome young people with little or no experience,” she said. The workshop runs Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29 at Trinity Church, 26 White St., Haverhill. The program meets Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 5 p.m. performance.

American Red Cross Plans Haverhill Blood Drives Saturday and Wednesday

The American Red Cross has scheduled two Haverhill Community Blood Drives. The first takes place Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cedardale Health and Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. A second drive takes place Wednesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at AmVets Post 147, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Appointments may be made online at redcrossblood.org.

Essex County Ghost Project and Witches Wonder Plan Hilldale Cemetery Event Saturday

The Essex County Ghost Project and Witches Wonder plan, what they call, a night of “Paranormal Intrigue” this Saturday. Witches Wonder plans psychic readings beginning Saturday, June 25, between 6:30 and 8 p.m., when a ghost hunt takes place at Hilldale Cemetery. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. The tarot card reading is separate from the ghost hunt. Donation for the ghost hunt is $10 per person with all proceeds given to the Hilldale cemetery restoration fund to purchase a chipper. Those seeking more information may call Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Museum of Printing Plans Member Appreciation Day and Ludlow Typograph Lecture June 25

Haverhill’s Museum of Printing is having its Member Appreciation Day tomorrow along with a lecture on “The History of the Ludlow Typograph” open to the public. Frank J. Romano, the museum’s chairman and executive director, discusses the Ludlow Typograph and how many of today’s computer fonts are based on this hot metal system. Romano is the author of “History of the Ludlow Typograph,” a book available both in hardcover and softcover editions. The museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lectures are scheduled Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill. During the museum’s Member Appreciation Day, there is a 20% discount on all Museum Store items.

Haverhill Farmers Market Opens Saturday with Food, Music, Children’s Activities

The Haverhill Farmers Market kicks off for the season this Saturday in downtown Haverhill. While one expects to find fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and homemade treats, there are local musicians and, as Manager Jeff Grassie points out, many new features and plenty for the kids to do. “We have a couple new vendors. We have El Camino Café. We have Chef Victor Andrade, who vegan and vegetarian dishes like spring rolls.

Parkins Plays Classical Works Tonight at Methuen Memorial Music Hall Summer Series

Methuen Memorial Music Hall continues its annual Summer Series of Organ Recitals tonight with Robert Parkins of Durham, N.C., playing works by Scarlett, Eberlin, Bach, Liszt, Brahms and Mendelssohn on the Great Organ. The recital takes place tonight, June 22, at 7:30 p.m., at historic Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Methuen. Tickets are available online at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door for $15 each for adults and $5 for children. There’s more at mmmh.org.