Breastfeeding Classes are taught by Anna Jaques Hospital Lactation Consultants for mothers and their support person(s) to gain the knowledge and tools to help you successfully breast your baby.
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that this year’s Kid’s ArtsFEST will be bigger and more interactive for 2016! The Kid’s ArtsFest event which is held in downtown Haverhill annually has been scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11 to 4 PM and will sprawl along Washington Street, Washington Square and Merrimack Street. Last year 8k-10k attendees visited chamber booths, and downtown retail locations and participated in family oriented activities during the 2015 Kids ArtsFEST. This year we are expecting 10k visitors and are stepping up to bring even more activity, art and fun to festival goers!
Mother & Baby Groups
Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse to support every woman’s mothering experience.
You do not need to be a breastfeeding mom to enjoy this group. All aspects of mothering are discussed. Guest speakers will present periodically on topics such as car seat safety, infant nutrition, and infant growth & development. Drop-ins welcome!
Mother & Baby: Newburyport & Haverhill
This group meets on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:45am at Anna Jaques and at 2 Water Street in Haverhill on Thursdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Guest speakers present periodically on topics such as car seat safety, infant nutrition, and infant growth and development.
No registration needed, open to all mothers and babies.
The Haverhill Farmers Market mission is to provide access to farm-fresh products and promote local agriculture, as well as serve as a social gathering place to encourage a vibrant and connected community. This family-friendly market also includes food demonstrations, local music and children’s activities. In partnership with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Team Haverhill provides the volunteer assistance to this important community institution.
Haverhill's annual KidsFEST will be held on May 18th, at Kimball Farm.
Families will enjoy good ol' fashion "field day" activities like water balloon tossing, potato-sack races, obstacle and relay races, and parachute play with bigger and more exciting additions like Sumo wrestling, gladiator jousting, and helicopter rides.
“Hog Wild in Haverhill” will be returning to Kimball Farm for a second year on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at its location at 780 East Broadway in Haverhill, MA. The family friendly country fest, which runs from 11 am to 6 pm, features live music, lawnmower racing, a monster and mega truck show, antique tractors & plowing demonstration, motocross demonstrations, pig roast and more.
Join Essex County Ghost Project on a FREE guided ghost tour of Hilldale Cemetary - one of the Merrimack Valley's most active cemeteries as part of Trails & Sails 2016. Join us for a weekend of paranormal enlightenment! On Friday night there will be an equipment class to learn how to use some of the tools we use today. After the class, tour one of the most haunted cemeteries in New England. On Saturday night join us for a paranormal talk by a secret guest. After the presentation we will take a paranormal walk around the cemetery.
Kimball Farm's Haunted Halloween Maze is among the scariest in the area and this year will grow to cover 4 acres of spooky fun. Dress warmly for the haunted hayride, it is the beginning of your scary adventure. Once at the halloween maze, you will be haunted by ghosts and ghouls of all kinds, so be prepared to scream!
Enjoy a New England-style cultural and educational event for all ages. The 6th Annual Tattersall Farm Day, is poised to be the biggest yet with over a thousand people visiting the farm. Visitors will enjoy crafts and demonstrations from local vendors and experts, a petting zoo, hay rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, barbeque, homemade ice cream and other refreshments. Balloon rides and a couple of other events require an additional fee.
This farm day is certain to be an enjoyable family oriented event! A good opportunity for great family photographs. Be sure to bring your camera and video camera.
The 6th Annual Tattersall Farm Day celebrates the agricultural heritage of Haverhill, MA. More than 70 vendors will be there, including numerous local farms, crafters, artisans, and community groups. Live music, live animals, hay rides, pony rides, food, and more. Only $5 for an adult ticket, kids under 16 are free.