Atkinson Women’s Civic Club Plans Indoor/Outdoor Artisan Market with Food, Goods June 10

The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club plans its 2023 Indoor/Outdoor Artisan Market a week from Saturday. There will be raffle baskets and a 75 handmade craft and food vendors indoors and out.  Honey, jams and jellies, chocolate, Greek pastries, spices, dog toys, wooden items, jewelry, photography, pottery, quilted items, book authors and soap and beauty items are among the goods. In addition, the Atkinson Lions Club will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, Atkinson Village Store brings Indian cuisine and the band “Uncharted Watahs” will be on hand. The market takes place rain or shine Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., Atkinson, N.H.

More information is available at or by contacting Rose Cavalear by calling 603-489-3486 or emailing [email protected] or Noriko Yoshida-Travers by calling 603-401-4509 or by emailing [email protected].

Volunteers Sought to Place Flags on Veterans’ Graves Saturday, May 27

The Haverhill Veteran Services Office is looking for volunteers to help place American flags tomorrow on veteran gravesites at St. James Cemetery on Primrose Street. Volunteers are asked to meet Saturday, May 27, 8:30 a.m., at AmVets Post 147, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. For more information, contact Commander Richard Burnell at 978-420-6624 or Gerry Marchand at 603-944-2059.

Team Haverhill’s Neighborhood Clean & Green Team Seeks Volunteers for Tuesday

Team Haverhill’s Neighborhood Clean & Green team is looking for volunteers to help clean a stretch of South Main Street on the Bradford side of the Merrimack River. The group gathers Tuesday, May 30, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the start of the Rail Trail behind Dunkin’ Donuts to pick up litter from the Basiliere Bridge up to Haverhill Bank and areas nearby. In addition, with ward-based elections happening this fall, Team Haverhill Neighborhood Clean & Green is partnering with friends and organizations across the city to hold cleanups in all seven wards. Team Haverhill will provide supplies, but asks volunteers to bring gloves and trash pickers, if they have them.

Kirouac Performs Pop, Easy Listening and Light Rock Free, Today at Noon

Dan Kirouac is sharing free music and memories from the 1960s and 70s this noontime. On behalf of the Haverhill Council on Aging, the pop, easy listening and light rock artist performs today from noon-1 p.m., at the Haverhill Citizens Center. The program was underwritten by the Haverhill Cultural Council. Those who wish to learn more may call Paula at 978-374-2390, ext. 3916.

Local United Way Solicits Partnerships to Target Poverty in 12 Cities, Such as Haverhill, Lawrence

United Way of Massachusetts Bay is looking to invest $8 million next year to ensure “financial wellbeing” among residents of, what it calls, a dozen “historically under-resourced” communities such as Haverhill and Lawrence. The nonprofit is seeking to form partnerships “focused on expanding avenues to financial wellbeing throughout the region” as part of its new strategic direction. “Our new Request for Partnership grows out of our commitment to our communities and people—all of them—as knowledgeable, resource-rich and vibrant,” said Bob Giannino, Ansin President and CEO at United Way of Massachusetts Bay. “It also recognizes that significant disparities persist across race and ethnicity in our region on key indicators of financial well-being. Our goal is to help change entire systems by investing in resources and services, developing evidence of what works and what needs to change, and bringing solutions to scale.”

United Way said its grants will be targeted to “agency partners whose activities exemplify building more equitable communities, lifting the voices of people with lived experiences, leveraging data to inform solutions and collaborating for greater impact.

‘Cemetery Boys’ Book Up for Discussion at Buttonwoods’ Teen Book Club Tonight at Library

Teens discuss the book “Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas tonight during a book club sponsored by Buttonwoods Museum in partnership with the Haverhill Public Library. In the book, a trans boy is determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family by summonsing a ghost who refuses to leave. The book is free with registration. The book club is sponsored by a Cummings Foundation grant and part of “Revitalize Buttonwoods: Restore the Past, Shape the Future” initiative. The program takes place tonight, May 25, 6:30 p.m., at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill.

Updated: Haverhill’s First City-Wide Civics Project Showcase Open to the Public Tonight

Back again: Presentations take place tonight, May 24, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School library, 685 Washington St. Haverhill. Haverhill’s first “City-Wide Civics Project Showcase,” prepared by eighth and 10th grade public school students, takes place tonight. Propelled by a 2018 Massachusetts law, the “history of the United States of America and social science, including civics, shall be taught as required subjects to promote civic service and a greater knowledge thereof and to prepare students, morally and intellectually, for the duties of citizenship.” One of the requirements is Student-led Civics Projects. “This event showcases the top projects from each middle school and Haverhill High School, and provides students with an opportunity to bring their issues to local stakeholders and decision-makers,” reads the invitation from the Haverhill Public Schools Social Studies/History Department.

Arteaga Takes Home $1,000 Scholarship at ‘Dream, Reach, Succeed’ Event

Kaitlyn Marin Arteaga, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill’s Youth of the Year, walked away with a $1,000 scholarship Friday during the Club’s annual “Dream, Reach, Succeed” academic and leadership recognition

Arteaga’s $1,000 scholarship came from Bank of New England. The event, open to Club members and their families, highlighted Boys & Girls Club members who excelled in academic and leadership programming throughout the year. Program recognition included Math and Reading, STEAM, Art, as well as the Club’s tween and teen leadership programs, Torch Club and Keystone Club. Four members who demonstrated exceptional effort this year were also presented with Campership awards to attend Camp Tasker in Newton, N.H., for all nine weeks this summer for free thanks to donations from the Wysocki family and Club Board member Richard Early Jr.