A local entertainer escorts his audience today through the decades by sharing the music of popular singers including Sinatra, Elvis, Paul Anka and many others. Singer Tommy Rull performs today. Sept. 19, from noon- 1 p.m. at the Haverhill Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St. For reservations contact Paola Hussein at 978-374-2390, ext.
There will be crayons and other art materials aplenty at the Haverhill Public Library’s coloring club. The event will take place in the Milhendler Room on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Those interested may drop in anytime during the 90-minute block. No registration is required.
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.
An industrial research chemist will speak tonight to the realities of artificial intelligence. Bob Spillman will raise awareness of the benefits and risks of AI. The technology has the potential to revolutionize much of the modern world. Spillman will try to shed light on AI so that people can make informed decisions about it and its use. The presentation will be held on Thursday, Sept.
As many as five murals will be installed in Haverhill over a two-week period beginning this Friday, showcasing the impact of the city’s young people and cultural communities. The project by Beyond Walls, which previously completed murals in Lynn, Chicopee and Holyoke, was paid, in part, by a $50,000 legislative earmark for Beyond Walls’ partnership with the city, Creative Haverhill and Team Haverhill. On Friday, world-class artists will paint the exterior walls of buildings as tall as 60 feet high and 295 feet long using lifts and ladders and continue through Sept. 30. Locations and artists are 25 Washington Square, Giulio “Rosk” Gebbia from Sicily; 154 Washington St., Hailey “Flourish” Bonia of Haverhill; Broadway and Thorndike Street, father/daughter duo Cristhian “Golden305” Saravia and Ange Saravia known as “We Art Golden;” 55 Emerson St., Dovente of the Dominican Republic; and 53 Granite St., Foam of Puerto Rico.
Common Ground Ministries of Haverhill is planning its annual fundraiser dinner to help it provide food, clothing and shelter to Haverhill’s needy residents. The dinner will be served Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Michael’s Function Hall, 12 Alpha St., Haverhill. There is no cost for the meal, but donations will be accepted at the end of the event. All proceeds go toward food, clothing and shelter for the homeless and the needy in Haverhill.
Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace will again host the “Big Dog Show” on the Bradford Common over Halloween weekend. The Big Dog Show is the signature public art exhibition of Haverhill-based artist Dale Rogers. Twenty of Dale Rogers’ “American Dogs” will be assembled on the Bradford Common from Friday, Oct. 27, through Monday, Oct. 30.
There will be plenty of food, fun and fellowship at Calvary Baptist Church’s Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 16. Kids can join in corn hole or one of the many other games, including a pie-eating contest. Food and snacks will be available and entertainment will be provided. The party takes place Saturday, Sept.