Free Tour of Historic Bradford Burial Ground Takes Place Saturday

Buttonwoods Museum volunteer Doug Jenkins conducts a tour this Saturday of Haverhill’s first site listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Bradford Burial Ground, founded in 1665, is steeped in history. Now owned by the city, veterans from the King Philip’s War of 1675 through World War II are buried there. The tour is free and no registration is required. Those interested should meet at the Salem Street entrance Saturday, Sept.

Tribute to Artist ‘Tomaso’ Schena with his Work Saturday at Plaistow Historical Society

A beloved local artist, who passed away this spring, will be remembered tomorrow with an exhibit at the Plaistow Historical Society. Thomas Schena, better known as Tomaso, died following a brief illness in May at the age of 43. Many of his works of art, on loan from his fans, will be on display Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 5 the Historical Society, 127 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. Historical Society volunteer Samantha Subatch was a guest recently on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” program, and said Schena met his subjects at local restaurants. “It’s so special because you didn’t really ask for a drawing.

Art in Bloom Designer Cindy Knight Provides Atkinson Garden Club Demonstration

Cindy Knight, a member of the Atkinson Garden Club and a Museum of Fine Arts’ Art in Bloom designer will recreate six to eight of her designs during the next open meeting of the Atkinson Garden Club. A drawing will take place for some of the designs with proceeds benefiting the garden club scholarship and community beautification projects. The meeting takes place Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., Atkinson, N.H. Admission is $10 and light refreshments will be served.

Haverhill River Bards’ Fall Poetry Nights Begin Tonight with Paulette Demers Turco

Tonight marks the start of Haverhill River Bards’ series of fall poetry nights with poet Paulette Demers Turco reading from her newly released book “Shimmer.”

Published poets begin each night with a reading followed by an open mic where audience members may sign up to share their own poetry, prose and other literary arts. The event is sponsored by Creative Haverhill and takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at HC Media Studio 101, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. The select Wednesday poetry series is free and registration is not required.

English Language Learners Circle Meets Monday Nights at Haverhill Public Library

English Language Learners are invited to practice conversing in English with native speakers. The English Speakers of Other Languages conversation circle meets Mondays this month, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Milhendler Room at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. No registration is necessary. For more information visit under Calendar of Events.

Local Arts, Culture and History on Display During 22nd Annual Trails & Sails

The 22nd annual Trails & Sails event, taking place over two weeks, begins Friday and highlights historic and cultural sites throughout the Essex National Heritage Area. The series brings awareness and appreciation for heritage resources around Essex County, a federally designated National Heritage Area. Historically, according to organizers, Trails & Sails has focused on outdoor activities such as guided hikes and excursions on the water, but over the years it has grown to include historic house tours, lectures, community celebrations, special exhibitions, craft demonstrations and many other diverse activities. Among the events taking place locally is a self-guided hike of the Donald C. Freeman Memorial Trail at Whittier Birthplace. The approximately half mile loop sweeps around the historic house, up into the woods, and back down the fields.