Downtown Haverhill Creative Industry Night Featuring Live Podcast Taping Is June 13

Haverhill creatives, clear your calendars for Thursday, June 13. Local business advocacy group hosts an industry networking night at downtown’s 2 Merrimack St., starting at 6 p.m., featuring a live taping of Ben Consoli’s “Go Creative Show” podcast. The event also includes remarks from Boston Casting’s Angela Peri, filmmaker Izzy Lee and writer, editor and director John Stimpson. Creative Industry Night is free and open to all, with advance registration encouraged by visiting

Methuen Firefighters Relief Association Hosts Sunday Memorial Ceremony

Methuen’s Firefighter Relief Association is paying tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters this Sunday, June 9 during a 9 a.m. memorial ceremony at the Central Fire Station, 24 Lowell St. Also during this weekend’s event, Methuen Firefighters Local 1691 plan to present college scholarships to area students, with a firefighter-prepared breakfast served for all attendees.

Greater Haverhill Indivisible Plans Tuesday Immigration Forum

Greater Haverhill Indivisible joins forces with the city’s Latino Coalition and the Merrimack Valley Project next Tuesday, June 4 for a 7 p.m. immigration forum featuring local and state leaders discussing legal issues and other challenges faced by immigrant communities, organizers tell WHAV. Held at 2 Merrimack St., the event is free and open to all. Panelists include Attorney Elizabeth Goss, state representatives and members of the greater Haverhill community.

VNOC’s Lou Marcel Canoe Race Along Merrimack River Is Saturday

Get those paddles ready, Haverhill! The 41st annual Lou Marcel Canoe Race to benefit the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center is taking over the Merrimack Valley this Saturday, June 1 starting with registration at 8 a.m.

Tickets to race are $25, with canoes and kayaks taking off starting at 9:15 a.m. from 165 Marston St., Lawrence. Participants travel seven miles down the Merrimack to end at Haverhill’s Crescent Yacht Club, where a closing reception and awards ceremony is held. A shuttle bus is available to return racers back to the start at Marston Street. For more information or to sign up, call 978-476-0039.

Haverhill Police Taking on New England Patriots for June 15 Softball Game

Get ready, Haverhill: The New England Patriots players are headed to the Stadium on Saturday, June 15 to take on the Haverhill Police Department. The 2019 Celebrity Softball Classic features the Haverhill Police All-Stars facing off against the All Pro Patriots Celebrity Team of past and present gridiron guys, with tickets on sale now for just $10. The game takes place at Haverhill Stadium, 17 Lincoln Ave. and more information is available by calling 978-373-0121.

Haverhill Girl Scouts Collecting Toiletry Donations to Distribute at GAR Park

Haverhill’s Girl Scout Troop 62806 seeks toiletry items and other personal care donations to fill what they’re calling “dignity bags” to distribute to Merrimack Valley women in need at GAR Park. Suggested items include sunblock, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, socks, gum and reusable water bottles. For more information or to donate items, call 603-339-5342.