Call for Artists for Mount Washington Artist Alley Public Art Project

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a Mount Washington Artist Alley, described as “a public art project celebrating the experiences of neighborhood residents, elevating local artists and artists of color and creating a beautiful space for the neighborhood to enjoy.”

The project is being steered by a number of local arts and community leaders and led by public artist Alexander Golob, who created the Immigrant and Origin mural in downtown Haverhill. The Alley, at 217 Washington St., will have two parts—a landmark mural by artist Golob and a wall with panels created by many artists with a focus on local artists, youth artists and artists of color. New panels will be added annually. Multi-generational struggles for equity and belonging is the theme for the landmark mural. Organizers say it is inspired by the protests for racial justice and against police brutality and drawing from the writings of local poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier.

Essex County Ghost Project Plans Paranormal Tour of Hilldale Cemetery Saturday

Essex County Ghost Project is having a paranormal tour of Hilldale Cemetery this Saturday night with proceeds to benefit the restoration of the cemetery. Hilldale Cemetery, 337-351 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill, is one of the most haunted grave yards in New England, according to the Essex County Ghost Project. Participants are invited to bring cameras, recorders or other equipment they would like to use. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the number of attendees is limited and masks are required. The walk takes place Saturday, July 18, with gates opening at 7:30 and tour beginning around 8:15 pm.  Tickets are $10.

Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi Rachel Plans Lunch and Learn Series

Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi Rachel Putterman is having a virtual lunch and learn series on Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s 10 Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers,” over three Thursdays in July and August. Putterman, director of Congregational Learning for the Haverhill Temple, said participants will take “a deep dive into a few of the ideas by discussing Rabbi Green's reasoning, looking at relevant Biblical or Rabbinic texts, and sharing our own perspectives. She added the 100-page book is “a very quick read” and available on Amazon. Meetings take place every other week on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., on July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug.

Tattersall Farm Reschedules Boutwell Nature Walk to Sunday, July 26

Roland “Boot” Boutwell leads a rescheduled nature walk Sunday, July 26 at Tattersall Farm. Participants will learn basic wildflower identification characteristics, as well as some fun and interesting natural history and lore about the plants. Boutwell is a freelance naturalist who teaches classes and leads nature walks for The Massachusetts Audubon Society, Appalachian Mountain Club, Native Plant Trust and other conservation-minded organizations. The walk takes place Sunday, July 26, from 9-11 a.m., at Tattersall Farm, 542 Broadway, Haverhill. A $10 donation is suggested.

Garibaldi Club Seeks Donations for Haverhill’s Food Pantries During Drives Wednesday and Saturday

Haverhill’s Garibaldi Club is asking for donations of canned food and non-perishable items during food drives this Wednesday and Saturday. Food will be distributed to all of the city’s food pantries for distribution to those in need. Collections take place Wednesday, July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Garibaldi Club parking lot, 86 Washington St., Haverhill. Checks will also be accepted. Make checks out to Garibaldi Club and write “Food Drive” on the memo line.

Haverhill Public Library’s ‘Get Lit Book Club’ to Discuss ‘1984’ by George Orwell

Haverhill Public Library’s “Get Lit Book Club” group meets virtually Tuesday, July 14, to discuss “1984” by George Orwell. The meeting takes place between 7 and 8:30 p.m. A link is provided upon registration at haverhillpl.org under Calendar of Events. The Get Lit Book Club is a social book club designed for 20- and 30-something readers in Greater Haverhill. It meets monthly to talk books and socialize. For more information, contact Brendan Kieran at 978-373-1586, ext.

Salem Animal Rescue League 16th Annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament Takes Place Aug. 10

Salem Animal Rescue League is having its 16th Annual Fore Paws Golf Tournament next month to benefit homeless animals. The 18-hole tourney takes place Monday, Aug. 10, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at Windham Country Club, 1 Country Club Road, Windham, N.H. A registration fee of $175 per golfer includes one square for the wine and spirits board, cart, on-course contests, driving range, individual golfer gift and golf balls, hot dog at the turn, gourmet box lunch, 10 raffle tickets and one beverage ticket. Registration is open through Aug. 3.