Rocks Village Memorial Association Hosts Master Plan Listening Session Sept. 15

A presentation of Haverhill’s upcoming city planning guide known as “Haverhill 2035 Master Plan,” is being offered by Rocks Village Memorial Association Sunday, Sept. 15. Will Cohen, urban planner and project lead at Utile Architecture and Planning, leads the discussion on the future shape of the city. It takes place from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at East Parish Meeting House, 150 Middle Road, Haverhill. City Council candidates are also expected to make introductions.

Haverhill Public Library’s Scholarship Page Program Now Accepting Applications

Applications for the Haverhill Public Library’s scholarship page program are being accepted through Oct. 18. High school juniors living in Haverhill with plans to attend a two- or four-year college are eligible to apply for the Library’s Trustee scholarship program, which affords a $1500 prize to subsidize their education. Accepted pages must work two 2-3 hour shifts at the Library per week for two years in order to receive their scholarship, starting in the fall. To apply, students must submit a letter of interest, a letter of support from a teacher or guidance counselor and a complete application, which can be found at

Haverhill Police ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ Food Drive Is Sept. 14

Haverhill Police are gearing up for their annual “stuff a cruiser” food donation drive, held this year on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at all city Market Basket locations. Officers will be stationed at the supermarkets at Westgate, Central and Riversedge Plazas to collect nonperishable food items to be donated to local food pantries. Suggested items include canned fruits, vegetables, soups, frozen turkeys, paper products, cranberry sauce, coffee or tea, peanut butter, stuffing mix, pasta or cereal. No monetary donations will be accepted.

Buttonwoods Hosts ‘What’s It Worth?’ Appraisal Event at Harbor Place Sept. 14

Dust off those family heirlooms and trinkets from the back of the closet! Buttonwoods Museum is hosting an “Antiques Roadshow”-style event called “What’s it Worth?” on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1-4 p.m. at Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. For $10 at the door, guests may bring up to two items for appraisal by three professional appraisers. To register, call 978-390-2425.

Tickets Still Available for Haverhill’s Sept. 15 Bob Laprel Road Race

Runners get ready: The ninth annual Bob Laprel road race takes place on Sunday, Sept. 15 and tickets are still available. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers of the four-mile run that kicks off at 10:15 a.m. at Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St. A two-mile walk also happens that day, starting at 10 a.m. from the high school. Advance registration is $20 and available online or by calling Brendan at 978-807-1465.

Save the Date! Ozzie’s Kids Plans October Sign Ups for Christmas Gift Distribution Program

Haverhill-based charity Ozzie’s Kids has announced dates for city residents to sign up for the organization’s annual Christmas gift distribution, the first since the spring 2019 deaths of founders Officer Osmond “Ozzie” Hardy and wife Gayle. Sign ups take place on Wednesday Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Saturday Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., organizer Khristina Hardy tells WHAV.

Winnekenni Plans Free Labor Day Weekend Petting Zoo, Concert

Get ready to get up close and personal with furry friends and then rock out at Winnekenni Castle this Labor Day weekend. The Haverhill landmark on Kenoza Avenue plans a free petting zoo and animal adventure show on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m., with a concert by the B Street Bombers on tap for Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2 from 1-4 p.m. The 11-piece Bombers band will take over the Castle lawn and patrons are invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. Food will be available for purchase.

Haverhill Art Walk Comes to Downtown Sept. 14

The Switchboard is hosting its first Haverhill Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5-8 p.m., with events scattered throughout downtown. The art walk, which was made possible by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, is set to feature multiple local artists and performers at businesses throughout downtown. So far, Shoe Town Art Center, Merrimack Valley Music and Arts, Creatorpult, The Winged Rabbit, and Battlegrounds Coffee are confirmed venues. Guests should stop by the Switchboard, 45 Washington St., Haverhill, to pick up a map of entertainment spots of the night of the walk.