EAGLE-TRIBUNE - Author discusses book at the Buttonwoods Museum

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EAGLE-TRIBUNE - Author discusses book at the Buttonwoods Museum

Author discusses book at the Buttonwoods Museum

By Staff Reporter

The Buttonwoods Museum will host an author talk by E. Phillip Brown, who will discusses his newest book, "Greeks of the Merrimack Valley," on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. 

Brown is a social studies teacher at Haverhill High School who also teaches world history and the history of Haverhill. His previous work with Arcadia Publishing is "Armenians of the Merrimack Valley," an Images of America book which he co-wrote with long-time Haverhill Gazette journalist Tom Vartabedian.

Brown is an active member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Acropolis Chapter 39, as well as the Haverhill Historical Commission, Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Committee, and Haverhill Rotary Club.

Visit online at www.buttonwoods.org.

Brown Bag food program seeks volunteers

Are you looking to give back to your community? As part of the Greater Haverhill Food Collaborative, volunteers are needed monthly to fill grocery bags with the food that is distributed to the Haverhill site from the Greater Boston Food Bank. Volunteers are needed on the first Tuesday of each month in the cafeteria of Pentucket Lake Elementary School, 252 Concord St., between 7:30 and 8 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. 

Volunteers fill brown paper bags with a variety of items ranging from frozen chicken to fresh produce and canned goods. More information is available from Laura Marsan at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley at 1-800-892-0890.

People are also encouraged to donate to Haverhill’s local food banks at Sacred Hearts Church, the Salvation Army, Veterans Pantry at 10 Reed St., the Universalist Unitarian Church, All Saints Church, West Church, Common Ground Cafe, Somebody Cares, and the Calvary Baptist Church.

Movies by the River to feature "The Princess Bride"

This week's Movies by the River will feature "The Princess Bride." The movie will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in the parking lot next to Haverhill Bank, 180 Merrimack St. A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one trthe evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin tue love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle o be reunited with each other.

Pre-movie activities begin at 7 p.m. and include a fencing lesson/demonstration, prizes and give-aways. Slush will be available for purchase.

Go to www.creativehaverhill.org/movies-by-the-river for more information and frequently asked questions.

Movies by the River is sponsored in part by Haverhill Bank, as well as a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council that is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Special thanks to the Lupoli Companies, Phoenix Rising United Church of Christ, Kona Ice, the England Family, and the city of Haverhill Recreation Department.

Friday night concert on the Bradford Common

This year's Bradford Common Outdoor Music Series presented by Paul Prue will conclude with a performance by the Mike Fioretti Band on Friday, Aug. 11. All performances begin at 6 p.m. on the Bradford Common.

Opening act is the Bob Kramer Trio. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and children. This outdoor live music series is sponsored by the First Church of Christ and the Haverhill Cultural Council. More information is available by calling 978-590-2119.

Council plans yard sale

GROVELAND — The Friends of Groveland Council on Aging will hold their townwide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Participants hold their yard sales in their Groveland homes while the Friends will handle all of the advertising, street and yard signs, maps and publicity. Donation is $25.

Applications are available in the Groveland Town Hall lobby or by calling Friends' president Valerie Osborne at 978 374-6253. Application deadline is Sept. 8.

Doctor plans talk on back pain

Neurosurgeon Robert A. Miller, MD will talk about lumbar stenosis and back pain during a Senior Lunch program on Sept. 5 at Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill. Miller, from New England Neurological Associates, will discuss the causes of lumbar stenosis, symptoms, and available treatment options.

This presentation will be held in hospital’s first-floor auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost of $5 also includes a full lunch. The menu is garden salad, American chop suey, green beans, apple pie, coffee, tea and water. Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill is at 140 Lincoln Ave.

To register, please contact Jean MacDougall-Tattan at 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.