METHUEN — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will present “Networking at Noon” at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, 424 Broadway. Includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with complimentary soft drinks and a cash bar. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
MANCHESTER — The McLane Law Firm, located at 900 Elm St., 10th floor, will present “How Businesses Can Minimize the Impact of the Affordable Health Care Act“ from 8 to 9 a.m. The event begins with registration, breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. Although the health care reform individual and employer mandates do not take effect until 2014, employers need to begin preparations this year. Attendees will learn how to plan for 2014 as well as review the requirements taking effect in 2013. Free, but seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 603-625-6464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANDOVER — The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the “Luck of the Leprechaun” business networking mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover Hotel, 123 Old River Road. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a raffle for door prizes. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
HAVERHILL — Gov. Deval Patrick will present “A Special Update” from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at DiBurro’s Function Facility, 887 Boston Road. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. Includes a complete hot breakfast. Cost is $28 for members, $60 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 978-686-0900 or visit merrimackvalleychamber.com.
ATKINSON — Career Resources, a local nonprofit agency working with people who have disabilities and other barriers in the Merrimack Valley, will host its annual Spring Fling Silent and Live Auction at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. Tickets are $30 each. For more information, to make a donation or to purchase tickets, contact Bonnie Michaleas at 978-374-9122, ext. 228. Pay through Pay Pal at crc-mass.org.