Sunday, Feb. 4

Girl Scouts Summer Camp Open House, 2 p.m. at Camp Runels, 82 Girl Scout Road, Pelham. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts will host a series of summer day and resident camp Open House events at Camp Rice Moody in Pelham. All interested girls and their families are invited to tour the camp and learn more about the experienced staff and the day and resident camp program options. Camp Runels, celebrating 88 years, welcomes girls entering kindergarten through grade 12. Nestled on 300 wooded acres along the shores of Little Island Pond, Runels offers swimming, boating, hiking, archery, high-ropes course, pottery, cooking classes, and day trips. Extended care is available and round-trip bus transportation is included in the cost of day camp. Bus transportation for resident camp is also available. Summer camps provide the chance for girls of all ages to take healthy risks, make noise, play games, develop leadership skills, gain new outdoor and adventure abilities, and build friendships. Prior Girl Scout membership is not required. For more information, visit hercamp.org. Email questions to camp@gsema.org or call 617-350-8335.

Free Movie Screening, 2 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. The library will show a recent film. Check out haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608 for the specific title.

Super Bowl Party, 6:15 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl, this time facing the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Tom Brady will be looking to lead the Patriots to their sixth championship, while the Philadelphia Eagles, who have embraced the role of underdogs, are in search of their first NFL title since 1960. Guests can enjoy lots of Super Bowl munchies and may bring their own beer. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more.

Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Ballard Vale United Church, 23 Clark Road, Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Monday, Feb. 5

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. "Dunkirk," starring Fionn Whitehead and Damien Bonnard, will be shown. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Michael McDonald, 8 p.m. at the Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry. Tickets are $100, $110, $120 and $140 and may be purchased at tupelomusichall.com.

"Coyotes in Suburbia," 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Learn about the eastern coyote/coywolf during a presentation by Dr. Jonathon Way from Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research. The free talk is sponsored by the Shawsheen River Watershed Association. For more information, call 978-470-3363 or visit easterncoyoteresearch.com, shawsheenriver.net.

Get in Touch with iPhones and iPads, 2:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. This technology class is designed for people who want to get started with their new Apple devices. Initial device set-up is required before class attendance. Registration is required. Register online at haverhillpl.org, under Calendar of Events, or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Beginning Feb. 5 

AARP Tax Help, 9 a.m. to noon at the Vic Geary Drop-in Senior Center, 18 Greenough Road, Plaistow. AARP tax aide volunteers will be available Mondays and Wednesdays to offer assistance with taxes. These IRS-certified volunteers can answer tax questions, help individuals complete most tax forms, and electronically file returns on site for free. Make sure to bring a photo ID, Social Security cards, all tax documents, last year's return, and a check/checkbook (for electronic deposit information). An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 603-382-9276.

Feb. 5 and 12

Andover Choral Society Open Rehearsals, 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover. The open rehearsal is for all voice parts. The chorus is currently preparing for its spring concert, "Songs of World War I," to be held May 6, 3 p.m., at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The community chorus is dedicated to bringing high-quality choral music to the Merrimack Valley. Now in its 88th year, the chorus performs two concerts per year, with a repertoire that focuses on choral works from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Visit andoverchoralsociety.org for more information.

Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Mondays through March 12

ELL Program: Great Decisions 2018, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Great Decisions, a nationwide discussion program sponsored by the New York-based Foreign Policy Association, encourages debate on global issues. Each year, the association publishes a briefing book with essays on eight thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans. The essays serve as the focal text for discussion groups all over the United States. The program will be coordinated by resident Peggy Karns with four other residents moderating sessions. No session on Feb. 26. For details, visit edgewoodrc.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Jocko’s Jazz: The Joe Mulholland Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com

Medical Meet the Expert Seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s ground floor auditorium, 70 East St., Methuen. General surgeon Brett Matthews, DO, will present “Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux, Hiatal Hernia and Achalasia.” Attendees will learn about common foregut issues, surgical indications and techniques, and pros and cons of medical and surgical treatments. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One free contact hour in nursing. For more information or to register, email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org or call 978-420-1168.

Nonfiction Book Club, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Members will gather to discuss "The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd" by Richard Zacks. This novel traces Kidd's voyages in the 1690s from his home near Wall Street to Whitehall Palace in London, from the ports of the Caribbean to a secret pirate paradise off Madagascar. All readers are welcome to the discussion. Check out hampsteadlibrary.org for details. 

Election of Delegates to the 2018 MassGOP Convention, 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Haverhill Republican Ward Committees will meet to elect delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts Republican Convention. Delegates must be Haverhill residents who are registered Republicans as of Dec. 31, 2017. Email meredith@lyricconsulting.com if there are any questions.

Chair Yoga Class, 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Led by Maggie Grace, from the Yoga Room in Hampstead, this free class is open to men and women. Chair yoga can help improve strength, flexibility, mindfulness and reduce stress. Advance registration is not necessary. For details, call 603-329-6411.

TRIAD Senior Safety meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

Cribbage, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. For details, call 978-983-8825.

Zumba for Kids, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. This program is for ages 5 to 9. Registration is needed. To learn more or to sign up, go to plaistowlibrary.com or call 603-382-6011.

Women’s City Club of Haverhill to meet, at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carleton St., Haverhill. The business meeting will start at 1 p.m., followed by the coffee hour at 1:30 p.m. The program, featuring Jim Moses, will begin at 2:15 p.m. Moses is a versatile entertainer for the young at heart. Performing full-time for more than 25 years, he is a full range singer, guitar player, and magician. His song list is the best from the 1930s to today's top hits. He brings computer technology as his backup band, a very professional sound. Guests sponsored by members are welcome.

Feb. 6 and 13

Gentle Yoga with Sybil, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Chair yoga is an option as well. A $5 donation is suggested for each session. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Plaistow Library and will be used toward museum passes, special programs and future events. To learn more, call 603-382-6011 or visit plaistowlibrary.com.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Free Classic Movie Matinees, 10 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. This month's theme will be “Love Stories.” To find the specific titles, go to haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Tuesdays, Feb. 6 to March 6

Karate Program, 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Family Martial Arts, 122 Bridge St., Pelham. This recreation-level martial arts karate program involves a high level of physical activity. Boys and girls, ages 4 to 7, residents and nonresidents alike, are invited to participate. No class on Feb. 27. Space is limited; first come, first served. Children may be offered a discount for enrollment in the studio after the completion of this program from the studio itself. The cost is $25. Registration forms are available at the Pelham Parks and Recreation office, 6 Village Green, and online at pelhamweb.com/recreation.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Feb. 6, 13 and 27

Reiki and Guided Meditation, 10 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Sue Cullen, from High Vibration Wellness, Inc., will lead the group experience. Participants will be sitting and focusing on breathing while listening to soothing music. Each class is $5 per person. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

"Frankentoys" workshop, 6 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Students in grades five and up can unleash their inner Frankenstein as they repurpose old toys into creepy creations. Put a doll's head on an elephant's body, or add a dinosaur tail where the giraffe's eye is supposed to be. There are no rules. Some materials will be provided, but the library will gladly take donations of old stuffed animals and toys that can be pulled apart for this event. Advance registration is requested. Call 603-329-6411 or email dvancuren@HampsteadLibrary.org to sign up.

"Signs and Stages," 2 and 6 p.m. at Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover. Bridges by EPOCH at Andover will host the free and informative presentations. Attendees will learn about the common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and how to distinguish them from the normal aging process. Led by Alicia Seaver, a certified memory impairment specialist and the director of memory care at Bridges by EPOCH. Registration is requested. Call 978-775-1070 to sign up or for details.

Andover Democratic Town Committee Caucus, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Registered Democrats in Andover will elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1 and 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, where Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including constitutional officers and gubernatorial candidates. The caucus is open to all registered and preregistered Democrats in Andover. Preregistered Democrats who will be 18 by Sept. 18, 2018, will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Andover can elect 17 delegates and four alternates. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at massdems.org. Those interested in getting involved with the committee may call 978-886-8089 or check out andoverdemocrats.org.

Cribbage, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. For more information, call 603-382-6011 or check out plaistowlibrary.com.

Fourth annual Feed Your Neighbor Event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center (Multipurpose Room), 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, in collaboration with Outreach, Inc., will host the interfaith event. Volunteers will pack 15,000 nutritious meals for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Meals will be packed by assembly lines in one-hour shifts, with shifts for set-up and clean-up as well (one hour before and after meal packing). Opportunities to meet people of other faiths and traditions are part of this experience, and there will be dialogue and reflection to deepen the meaning of the day. The event is open to any individual, congregation or community, religious or non-religious. If interested in participating or donating funds, call 978-837-5428, email jcm@merrimack.edu or visit merrimack.edu/academics/centers/jcmr.

Cyber Security Talk, 7 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library, ​2 Library Lane. Cyber-security expert, Jon Morgan, will talk about the 2015-2016 compromise of the Democratic National Committee and the national, state and local implications of security breaches. Morgan will also delve into how these events impact individuals and discuss what people can do to protect themselves online. He is the director of security operations and development for Area 1 Security, a cyber-security firm based in California. A native of Manchester, he returned to New Hampshire in 2012 with his wife, Katie. He holds undergraduate degrees in political science and Arabic studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. In addition, he is a candidate for NH State Senate in District 23. The talk is sponsored by the Kingston Democratic Committee. Light refreshments will be served.

Feb. 7, 14, 21, March 7, 14 and 21

“Library Buddies,” 4 to 5 p.m. at the at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Each week, teens (youth in grades six to 12) will be assigned to little buddies in kindergarten through grade three. Library buddies will read or be read to for the first 30 minutes, alternating with puzzles, games and/or coloring activities for 30 minutes. This is an opportunity for the younger set to practice listening to books of their choice or for emerging readers to try out their skills on an older buddy. Big buddies will practice their leadership and mentoring skills, too. Registration is required as seats are limited. All interested big buddies must speak with Kathy Watson, youth services director, directly and be committed to an early arrival time. Register at kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234, ext. 224, or drop by the library.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Annual Deliberative Session of the School District, 7 p.m. in the Seifert Performing Arts Center at Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire. 

Birthday Bash, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Guests can enjoy lunch, catered by The Chicken Connection, and entertainment by Andrew McCauley. Cake, great company and raffles will also be part of the festivities. The cost is $8 per person. Reservations are required and payment is due by Feb. 5. Call 978-372-1101 for more information. 

"Fabulous Female Folk Tales," 7 p.m. at the Stevens Estate, 723 Osgood St., North Andover. The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation will present its annual women's philanthropy program. Award-winning professional storyteller, Cindy Rivka Marshall, will recount Jewish female folk and other tales about, and from a women’s perspective. Marshall, a workshop facilitator and consultant, runs the Dancing Tree Story Workshop, where she offers workshops in storytelling skills and coaches storytellers. An assortment of desserts will be served. The cost is $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors (over 70). Sponsor levels are also available; $54 for the Shifra level and $36 for the Puah level. Make checks payable to MVJF and mail to P.O. Box 937, Andover, MA 01810. Tickets can be also be purchased at mvjf.org or by calling 978-688-0466.

Documentary Screening, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. "Alice’s Ordinary People" by filmmaker Craig Dudnick will be shown. The film tells the story of Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Tregay's story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama, and her contribution in the field of politics connects the two. Dudnick will be at the screening and lead a discussion after the film. This educational forum is presented by Courageous Conversations Merrimack Valley and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Merrimack Valley. All are welcome; registration is requested. Visit mhl.org/eventcalendar to learn more or to sign up.

Red Wine, Dark Chocolate and Heart Health, 4 to 7 p.m. at Overlook Medical Park, 6 Tsienneto Road, Derry. The Derry Medical Center and Derry Imaging Center are offering this free event to raise awareness about Heart Health. The event will include information on new blood pressure guidelines, recognizing the different heart attack symptoms for women, the link between diabetes and heart disease, and an AED demonstration. Guests can enjoy dark chocolate from Lindt, and a wine sampling courtesy of Soleravino. Due to limited space, reservations are appreciated. Email communications@derrymedicalcenter.com if planning to attend. Check out derrymedicalservices.com and derryimaging.com to learn about the available options.

Groveland Democrats 2018 Caucus, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. All registered and pre-registered Democrats will be eligible to run for delegate or alternate delegate. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 18 by Sept. 18, 2018, will also be allowed to run for delegate and/or alternate. Three delegates and three alternates will be elected to attend the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held at the DCU Center in Worcester from June 1 to 2, to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including constitutional officers and gubernatorial candidates. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on-delegate at the caucus or at massdems.org. For more information, call 978-373-0541.

Music and Movement, 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. This class is designed for ages 3 and up. Registration is requested. For details and to register, call 603-382-6011 or go to plaistowlibrary.com.

Sewing 102: Phone Charger Holder, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. This program is designed for ages 10 and up. Bring a yard and a half of fabric. Some sewing experience on a sewing machine is required. Registration is needed. To learn more or to sign up, go to plaistowlibrary.com or call 603-382-6011.

Veterans Lions Club informational meeting, 7 p.m. at the Senior Class Adult Care Center (formerly Sarah Care), 201 NH-111, Hampstead. Veterans, friends or family members of a veteran, are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn how to get involved in the community. Serving the community can help make an impact in people’s lives. Lions club members can apply their leadership skills to implement service projects that make a difference in the community, strengthen their ties to the community, broaden their support network, and gain exposure to an international network of people with a common interest. Refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled. For more information, call 603-329-5603, 603-819-8433 or email pkimb56@gmail.com.

Feb. 8, 15 and 22 

"Practices that Grow the Brain Series," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Liz Korabek-Emerson, a certified mindfulness instructor, transformational workshop leader and creative coach, will lead the workshops. Participants will learn the practices that grow the grey matter of the brain and help individuals become more resilient, emotionally intelligent and happier. Each workshop will focus on a single topic and will provide formal instructions and exercises for integrating the practice into one's life. Topics will include "Gratitude and Taking in the Good" on Feb. 8; "Loving-kindness" on Feb. 15; and "Compassion" on Feb. 22. Attend one or give them all a try. Sign up for each session individually. No prior experience is required. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library and Atkinson Recreation. Go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234 to register or for details.

Feb. 8, 15 and 22

Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Feb. 8 and 22

The Talk, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Meet with others for conversation and to discuss current events with moderator Sheila Radulski-Lynch. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

Friday, Feb. 9

Jeff Dunham: “Passively Aggressive” Tour, 7 p.m. at the SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. Tickets are $51.50 and may be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information, go to snhuarena.com.

Valentine Tea, 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Come together in a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy tea, food and conversation. Jack Wagner, from the Lake Street Garden Center, will be the guest speaker. Wagner will demonstrate flower arranging and create two valentine bouquets, which will be raffled to lucky attendees. Tea will be provided by the library. Although not required, participant contributions of dessert, fruit or tea sandwiches would be appreciated. Advance registration is requested. Call 603-329-6411 or email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org if planning to attend.

Movie Matinee, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. See a free screening of "It's Complicated." For details, call 978-983-8825. 

Valentine Card Making, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

Senior Citizen Social Movie Day, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. “Pretty Woman,” starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, will be shown. This free event, which includes refreshments and door prizes, is sponsored by the Plaistow Elder Affairs Committee. To register, call 603-382-5200, ext. 204. 

Mother Goose Yoga, 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Open to ages 3 to 6. Registration is needed. For details and to register, call 603-382-6011 or go to plaistowlibrary.com.

Archie Richards Jr. in concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. The classical pianist will perform works by Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven. Richards became a professional pianist seven years ago at the age of 72 and performs classical piano concerts and singalongs in retirement homes throughout northern New England. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more.

Feb. 9 and 16

Gentle Yoga with Sybil, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Chair yoga is an option as well. A $5 donation is suggested for each session. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Plaistow Library and will be used toward museum passes, special programs and future events. To learn more, call 603-382-6011 or visit plaistowlibrary.com.

Saturday, Feb. 10

St. Valentine's Day Party, 7 p.m. at Haverhill Elks Lodge #165, 24 Summer St. The evening will include a chicken cordon bleu dinner with all the fixings, dancing to the music of DJ Dale, raffles and a door prize. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For tickets or more information, call 508-726-8243. 

Mistral to present “A Valentine Schubertiade,” 5 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Franz Schubert never achieved enormous fame during his short lifetime. However, he was held in high esteem by a small group of admirers in Vienna, who would organize informal salon concerts to celebrate his work. This type of intimate gathering became known as a "Schubertiade," which Mistral will emulate in honor of Valentine’s Day. Robyn Bollinger, violin; Cornelia Gartmann, violin; Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello; Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello; Stephanie Fong, viola; and artistic director Julie Scolnik, flute, will be the featured performers. Tickets are $35. Group and student rush tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased and printed online at mistralmusic.org. For more information, call 978-474-6222 or email sales@MistralMusic.org.

Fourth annual "My Furry Valentine," 7 p.m. at Brookstone Park, 14 Route 111, Derry. Get ready for an evening of comedy and entertainment by multi-award-winning magician George Saterial. This dynamic show is a blend of comedy and mind-bending magic. Jaws will drop as a cartoon drawing comes to life and a playing card dissolves through a balloon. The Salem Animal Rescue League invites one and all to attend. Plenty of baked goods, candy and hors d'oeuvres will be available, along with raffles and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 each or $70 for a pair. For tickets or more information, visit sarlnh.org.

Ham and Bean Supper, 5:05 p.m. at Sacred Hearts Parish, 165 S. Main St., Bradford. Proceeds from the Mardi Gras-themed event will benefit the Haverhill area L'Arche community, which supports adults with physical and mental disabilities, and those who assist them, to live together in a family setting. In addition to the meal, baskets worth at least $100 each will also be raffled off. The cost for the dinner is $10 per person or $25 per family; tickets for the baskets are $5 for one or six for $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Pastoral Center on South Chestnut Street in Bradford. Call 978-373-1281 for more information. 

Crossroads Music Series: Los Sugar Kings, 8 p.m. at North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 190 Academy Road, North Andover. The Boston-based quartet is known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, high level of musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. Tickets are $20. If the show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door (cash only). Refunds are offered only if the show is cancelled. For tickets or more information, visit crossroadsmusicseries.org.

Snowy Sunset Hike, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Take a guided hike under the orange glow of the setting winter sun with The Trustees and Channel Marker Brewing. The casual hike will go through the outskirts of the property and end around a bonfire with a local brew in one hand and a roasting marshmallow in the other. The cost is $12 for Trustees members and $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to sign up or for details.

Family Movie Matinee, 10:30 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. "My Little Pony: The Movie" will be shown. Admission is free. Call 603-329-6411 for more information or check out hampsteadlibrary.org.

Roast Pork Dinner, 5 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead. The Hampstead Knights of Columbus will serve this home cooked meal. Offerings will include roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, salad and beverages. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Takeout meals are available. For more information or to reserve a table, call 603-231-0622.

Monthly Book Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway. Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are $.50. Books are sorted and the collection is updated every month.

Feb. 10, 17 and 24

Overeaters Anonymous, 8 a.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Free Horseback-riding Lesson, at Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell St., Andover. Open to people of all ages. Preregister for a time and get a chance to groom, learn about, and ride a horse.​​ Preregistration is required as space is limited. Longer introduction-to-horsemanship programs will be offered during school vacation weeks in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The nonprofit program benefits children and adults with special needs, veterans who have experienced trauma, and people diagnosed with cancer. For more information and to reserve a time slot, visit ironstonefarm.org or call 978-475-4056.

New England Voices in Harmony in concert, 2 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. The nonprofit, educational a capella women's chorus, based in Nashua, is an award-winning chapter of the international organization Harmony Incorporated. The approximately 40 members range in ages from 14 to 70-something. Their repertoire ranges from '40s era swing tunes to the Beatles, gospel numbers to Broadway, and holiday tunes. For details, visit edgewoodrc.com.

Monday, Feb. 12

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. This week's featured film is "Battle of the Sexes," starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Legal Monday with Atty. Elaine Dalton, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Call 978-372-1101 for a free 15-minute legal consultation. Appointments are required.

After School Stories and Crafts, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Open to students in kindergarten through grade two. Registration is requested. To learn more or to sign up, go to plaistowlibrary.com or call 603-382-6011.

Feb. 12, 13, 14 and 16

Senior-style Winter Olympic Games, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Games will include Shuffleboard at 9 a.m. and Mahjong from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12; 45's, Scrabble, Dominoes and Cribbage from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13; Billiards from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Bean Bag Toss from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14; and Puzzle Off from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Everyone is invited to participate in the activities. Individuals who participate in five or more games will get a gold prize, and those who take part in two to four games will get a silver prize. The winners will be presented with their prizes during a breakfast award ceremony in the main lobby on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Men's Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Join The Eagle-Tribune's sports editor Bill Burt for "Sports Talk." The cost is $8 per person and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 978-372-1101.

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Rebecca Parris with The Chris Taylor Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

"Ask a Muslim Anything," 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Meet with Arab-American Muslim Robert Azzi, an Exeter-based photojournalist and columnist who has spent several decades working in and writing about the Middle East. This program is an opportunity for conversation about identity, conflict, interfaith relations, international affairs, Islamophobia, or any other topic that comes up. He welcomes questions on Islam, on being Muslim, on issues related to terrorism and on the geopolitics of the Middle East as he has experienced and understands them. Registration is requested. Call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com to sign up.

“African Safari,” 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Kristy Lacroix, a travel representative from Cruise Planners, will take the audience on an adventure into Africa. Lacroix spent four days touring Cape Town and four days at a conservancy which included six safaris. The conservancy was 22,000 acres surrounded by an electric fence to keep poachers out. She will share pictures of her trip and explain how the conservancy works. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Check out hampsteadlibrary.org for details.

Sen. Bruce Tarr's office hours with Richard Curran, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. For more information, call 978-372-1101.

American Sewing Guild meeting, 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. New members are welcome.

Library Board of Trustees meeting, 10:30 to 1 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. For more information, call 603-382-6011 or check out plaistowlibrary.com.

TAG! Teen Group, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. This group is geared toward grades five through 12. Registration is needed. To learn more or to sign up, go to plaistowlibrary.com or call 603-382-6011.

Feb. 13 and 27

Music and Movement Classes, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Children, ages 1 to 5 and their caregiver, will explore songs, dances and instruments. Held every other Tuesday, this program is designed to improve gross motor skills and spark creativity while developing the mind and body. To learn more, call 603-329-6411 or check out hampsteadlibrary.org.

Feb. 13 and March 13

Groveland Selectman Ed Watson's office hours, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Back Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Ask questions and get help solving problems. For more information, call 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

American Legion Nathan Webster Post 248 meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. Call 978-360-8107 for more information.

Creative Romance Paint Night, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Ana Smyth and Francisco Colom will lead the class. Try something new with a longtime partner, or get to know a new friend in a group setting. Bring a roommate, sibling or friend; everyone can benefit from a little creative expression and dessert. This class is open to all experience levels. No painting experience is required. This event is for ages 21 and up only. The cost is $40 for Trustees members and $50 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. Check out thetrustees.org/things-to-do for details and to register.

Monthly Movie Matinee, 1:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Bring a valentine or friend to see a screening of "Victoria and Abdul." The show is free and open to the public. For more information, call 603-329-6411 or go to hampsteadlibrary.org.

Book Club meetings, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah will be discussed. Kelli will facilitate the morning session and Scott will lead the evening session. Choose either the morning or evening session. For more information, call 603-382-6011 or check out plaistowlibrary.com

Cribbage, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Visit plaistowlibrary.com for details or call 603-382-6011 with questions. 

What Will We Dewey? program, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Students in grades one to three will explore the Dewey Decimal System through games, activities, crafts and stories. Registration is requested for this new program. To learn more or to sign up, go to plaistowlibrary.com or call 603-382-6011.

"The Many Faces of Love" with Stephen Collins, 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Collins will share sonnets and passages that are all about love. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more. 

Thursday, Feb. 15 

Silent Film Series with Live Music, 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Walsh Way, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. "Metropolis" (1927) will be shown. Musical accompaniment for the movie will be performed live by silent film composer Jeff Rapsis. The show is part of the Tambakos Film Series, which aims to recapture the magic of early Hollywood by presenting silent films as they were intended to be shown: in restored prints, in a theater on a big screen, with live music, and with an audience. Admission is free. For more information, call 978-837-5355.

Third Thursday Book Group, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton will be discussed. Newcomers are welcome to join in the discussions. Call 603-329-6411, email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org or visit hampsteadlibrary.org to learn more.

Valentine's Day Dance, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by the students of Presentation of Mary Academy. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to all. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

Foot Care Clinic, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only; $25 fee. To schedule a session, call 978-983-8825.

Fourth annual Chinese New Year Celebration, 5:30 p.m. at the Nettle Middle School, 150 Boardman St., Haverhill. This family-friendly event, celebrating the Year of the Dog, will include a potluck dinner, a Chinese lion dance performance, and raffles to support the band program. A surprise is also in store to help bring good luck in 2018. All are welcome to attend.

Pajama Story Time, 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. All ages are welcome. Registration is requested. To learn more or to sign up, go to plaistowlibrary.com or call 603-382-6011. 

Friday, Feb. 16

“For the Love of Music Gala Fundraiser,” 6 p.m. at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham. The evening will include dinner, dancing to the music of Random Acts, a silent auction and raffle items. Hosted by the Windham Musical Arts Association (WMAA), 100 percent of proceeds will go directly to supporting the Fine Arts programs at Windham High School. Tickets are $60. Tickets are on sale at windhammusicalarts.org.

Fuel Assistance, 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. A representative from the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council will be available to help with completing applications. Appointments are required and may be made in the office.

Zoo New England Educational Program, 1:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research and education. During this hands-on and interactive program, attendees will view live animals, as well as shells, skulls, furs and feathers from animals and the natural world. Weather and other variables will determine which animals will be in attendance; typically, an assortment of small reptiles and mammals. For details, visit edgewoodrc.com.

Through Feb. 16

"We Are Haverhill: Changing Faces of Haverhill's Neighborhoods," at HC Media Studio 101 at Harbor Place, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. The photographic exhibition highlights the changing faces of and stories of Haverhill's Acre and Mt. Washington neighborhoods with an emphasis on Haverhill's late 20th century and early 21st century residents. Open to the public on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. The exhibit is a collaboration between Historic New England, the Buttonwoods Museum, MassDevelopment's Transformative Development Initiative, and HC Media.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Susie Burke and David Surette in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Quentin Callewaert will open the show. Concerts are held on the third Saturday of each month, from September through May, with the exception of December. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 978-459-5134 or go to newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Free Drum Workshop, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Learn to play a basic rock beat, at this hands-on interactive workshop. Instructor, Wil Latulippe from Let’s Play Music, will also demonstrate styles like jazz, funk, blues and Latin. This program is suitable for adults and children, ages 4 and up. For more information, call 603-329-6411 or check out hampsteadlibrary.org.

Knowledge is Power: Learning with HPL Databases, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Hampstead Public Library cardholders can learn how to use the library’s free online learning programs, Universal Class and Transparent Language. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for details.

Pianist Alex Poliykov to perform, 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Oleksandr (Alex) Poliykov has worked with Radio-Philharmonic Orchestra of Holland and Newton Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the People’s Artist of Ukraine. Poliykov is currently teaching in M. Steinert & Sons Piano Academies in Boston and Natick, and holds staff pianist positions in the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He is a founding director of Journey Music Academy. His program will include the J. Haydn Sonata in A flat Major, Hob.XVI 46. M.P. Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The concert is sponsored by the Music Committee. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more. 

Sunday, Feb. 18

Winter Carnival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Field of Dreams, Hedgehog Park and Rail Trail in Salem, New Hampshire. Enjoy ice skating, cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities. There will also be a bonfire, beverages and snacks, and a DJ will provide the music. Email jameskoczat@comcast.net or call 603-560-0579 for more information.

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Trivial Pursuit, 4 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Form a team of up to four people ahead of time, make up a team on game day, or play as an individual. Non-players are welcome to observe. One question will be asked from 14 different categories. All team members must agree on one answer per category. Answer forms will be provided for each team and all answers must be recorded on the form before the end of the game. All answers must come from team members' heads. Use of iPhones or other electronic or written aids will not be permitted. Bring writing implements. The team or person with the most correct answers will be the winner. In case of ties, tie-breaking questions will be asked. Small snacks, glasses and napkins will be provided, but participants may bring their own libations. Small prizes will be awarded to the winners. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more.

Monday, Feb. 19

Feed the Birds Story Time, 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy a story and do a craft focused on birds. (Peanut butter will not be used when making the bird feeders.) This program will take place inside and outside, so participants should dress for the weather. This activity is recommended for ages 2 to 5; babies in backpacks are also welcome. Admission is free for adults and children of Trustees members and $5 for children of nonmembers. Space is limited; preregistration is required. For more information and to register, go to thetrustees.org/things-to-do.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Jocko’s Jazz: The Gray Sargent Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Valentine's Luncheon and Dance, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. A lunch of pot roast, gravy, green beans, au gratin potatoes, raspberry-filled cookies and chocolate kisses will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guests can then dance the afternoon away to the music of Dick Arsenault from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The cost is $2 per person and reservations must be made by noon on Feb. 13. Call 978-983-8825 to make a reservation.

Dementia and Alzheimer's Support Group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Assisted Living Residence at Blaire House of Tewksbury, 10B Erlin Terrace. Connect with other caregivers during this free and confidential meeting, led by Certified Dementia Practitioner Annette Godin, LPN, the facility's resident care director. Care for attendees' loved ones will be provided during the meeting. Registration is required. To sign up, call 978-382-8741 or email scoletti@egmcare.com. Visit elderservices.com for more information.

Old School Yard Games, 10 a.m. to noon at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Compete in three timeless outdoor games: capture the flag, scavenger hunt and red light/green light. Capture the flag will begin at 10:30 a.m. Red light/green light and the scavenger hunt are ongoing, so stop by anytime. This program will be held snow or sunshine. Participants should dress for the weather. Admission is free for adults and children of Trustees members and $5 for children of nonmembers. Preregistration is not necessary. Check out thetrustees.org/things-to-do for more information.

Knit and Crochet Group meeting, 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Talk about favorite books, yarns and patterns. Bring knitting and/or crochet projects and make some progress while chatting. Registration is not necessary. Visit haverhillpl.org to learn more.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Death Café, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Join Richard Davis of Andover and other adults for an open, lively and insightful discussion about death. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Café seeks to provide an unscripted, non-judgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject. Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share one’s thoughts, feelings and questions. Socializing and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested as seating is limited. Visit deathcafe.com for details and sign up at mhl.org/eventcalendar.

COA Board of Directors meeting, 9:30 a.m. in the Groveland Police Station Conference Room. All are welcome to attend. Call the COA at 978-372-1101 if there are questions. 

“Managing Symptoms,” 2 and 6 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road. Bridges by EPOCH at Andover will host the complimentary presentations. Attendees will learn how to respond to dementia's unique challenges with expert-recommended communication, redirection and validation techniques. Led by Alicia Seaver, a certified memory impairment specialist and the director of memory care at Bridges by EPOCH. Registration is requested. Call 978-775-1070 to sign up or for details.

Snow Sculpture Building Contest, 10 a.m. to noon at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Spend the morning building a sculptural masterpiece with snow and natural objects; bring accessories and creative ideas. A bonfire and cocoa will be available. Participants should dress for the weather. If necessary, this program will be augmented to accommodate a lack of snow. The cost is $5 for children of Trustees members, $10 for children of nonmembers and free for adults. This is a drop-in event; registration is not necessary. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do for details.

Free MS Word Class, 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Participants will learn how word tables can be used to organize information, and get tips on table construction. Hampstead residency is not required. Class size is limited; registration is requested. Call 603-329-6411 if planning to attend.

Free Drop-in Tech Tutoring, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Bring a phone, tablet or laptop, along with questions and applicable program passwords. To learn more, call 603-329-6411 or check out hampsteadlibrary.org.

Free Legal Clinic, 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. An appointment is required; 15-minute maximum. Call 978-983-8825 to set up a time slot.

Methuen Veterans Director Tom Hargreaves' office hours, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Feb. 21 or March 21

"Disability Awareness & Cultural Competence" training session, at NILP, 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence. Northeast Independent Living Program's (NILP) education division, the Training and Learning Collaborative (TLC), is offering this one-day training class. The focus of the disability education training is primarily aimed at organization employees and for the customers that they serve. Among other topics, attendees will learn about the elements of recovery and how to arrange ASL interpreters for meetings if requested. Check-in and light refreshments from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The training will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with lunch provided. The cost is $99. To register for either of these dates, email shegarty@nilp.org or call 978-687-4288, ext. 162. For more information, visit nilp.org

Wednesdays, Feb. 21 to March 14 

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Attendees will learn to control pain, deal with frustration, depression, fatigue, isolation, poor sleep, how to eat well and start an exercise program, and increase energy levels. This free program is offered through Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. For more information and to register, call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Feb. 22 

Panel Discussion of "Between the World and Me," 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Ta-Nehisi Coates' book pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son. Panelists will discuss their experience reading the book, the significance of Coates' message, the lived experience of black men and boys in America, and how people can support them. Facilitated by Shaunielle McDonald, director of diversity initiatives at Brooks School, panelists will include Michael Eatman, director of community life at Pike School, Martin Henson from Black Lives Matter, Boston and Linda Carter Griffith, assistant head of school for equity, inclusion and wellness at Phillips Academy. This educational forum is presented by Courageous Conversations Merrimack Valley and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Merrimack Valley. All are welcome; registration is requested. Visit mhl.org/eventcalendar to learn more or to sign up.

Abominable Snowman Tracking, 10 a.m. to noon at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Discover what kind of creatures lurk out in the winter wonderland by tracking their footprints. Cocoa will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather. If necessary, this program will be augmented to accommodate a lack of snow. The cost is $5 for children of Trustees members, $10 for children of nonmembers and free for adults. This is a drop-in event; registration is not necessary. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do for details.

Opera Appreciation with Erika Reitshamer, 1:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Come and enjoy an introduction to Giacomo Puccini’s opera "La Bohème." Reitshamer has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company. She is a board member of the New England Opera Club, former vice president of the Boston Wagner Society and teacher of opera appreciation for LLARC at Regis College, for WISE at Assumption College and Newton Lifelong Learning. For more information, go to edgewoodrc.com

"The Bauhaus at 100: Modern Design for a Modern World," 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Mary C. Woodward, lead guide at the Gropius House, will lead this ELL Program. For nearly 100 years, the word Bauhaus has been synonymous with modern architecture and design. The Bauhaus is famous for its use of industrial materials and clean lines in the creation of everything from tea cups to apartment buildings. The man most associated with the Bauhaus is its creator and first director, German architect Walter Gropius. In this illustrated talk, Woodward will explore Gropius’ life, from his earliest building project in Germany to the end of his life, where he lived for 30 years in a home of his own unique design in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more.

Through Feb. 22

“Found” Exhibit, in Northern Essex Community College’s Linda Hummel-Shea ArtSpace, in the Harold Bentley Library, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Works by Linnea Olson will be on display. Olson makes art out of items waiting to be found. Beaches, dumps, flea markets and thrift stores is where she shops for any number of items, whether created by nature or machine. Throughout the years, Olson’s work has appeared in group shows in Colorado, California and Massachusetts. This is her first solo show. Visit necc.mass.edu for more information.

Friday, Feb. 23

"Great Storytelling in Art" with Jane Oneail, 2 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. During this interactive art talk, Oneail, founder and president of Culturally Curious, will examine works from the Renaissance to present day by artists that were master storytellers. Images will include iconic works from the history of art and lesser known gems. Art experience is not necessary. For more information, go to edgewoodrc.com.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick, 1 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. View "Alice's Ordinary People," a documentary by filmmaker Craig Dudnick. The film tells the story of Alice Tregay, and other members of the Chicago Freedom Movement, and how they played an integral role in the national struggle for Civil Rights. And though they may not appear in many history textbooks, their accomplishments changed the course of American history. Dudnick will be on hand to discuss the film and the way that ordinary activists influenced the course of history during the struggle for equality in the 1960s. For more information and to register, call 978-686-4080, ext. 12 or check out nevinslibrary.org.

Sunday, Feb. 25

100th Celebration of Lithuania’s Independence Day (1918–2018), at Corpus Christi Parish, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Sponsored by the Lithuanians of the Merrimack Valley and the Lithuanian American Council. A bi-lingual Lithuanian/English Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the lower church. A catered meal will be offered at noon in the church hall on Common Street, about 150 feet from the parish parking lot. The meal will include Lithuanian sausage and chicken dinner with a Lithuanian appetizer table and a Lithuanian dessert table. Entertainment will be provided by Jonas Kublickas, of the N.E. Conservatory, and the Lithuanian folk dance group Samburis. The cost is $25 per person. Tickets are to be paid in advance and are nonrefundable. Checks should be made payable to “Lithuanian American Council” and mailed to your local coordinator. Checks must be received by Saturday, Feb. 17. Tickets will be held at the door. For more information, call your local coordinator at 978-685-4478 or 978-337-3737 for Lawrence residents; 978-372-7214 for Haverhill; 603-557-5112 for Nashua; or 978-273-9848 for Lowell.

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Strawberry Jazz Ensemble in concert, 2 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. The program will include American standards by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rogers and other composers who shaped the sound of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more.

Monday, Feb. 26

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. See Reese Witherspoon and Michael Sheen in "Home Again." Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Travel Destination Party, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Go Ahead Tours will present their travel options. Call 978-983-8825 to learn more.

"The Truth about Hannah Duston," 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. During this presentation by Richard Pyne of Atkinson, attendees will discuss what captivity narratives don’t want readers to know, scalping 101, and the key to reliable resources. Pyne started researching Duston in 1995. He retired from Haverhill High School in 2000 after 32 years of teaching history. He was also a mock trial coach for 12 years at HHS. Each attendee will receive a copy of Pyne's research and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required and may be done in person, over the phone or online. To sign up for this program, visit kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234.

"You’re Never Too Old for Seuss," 7:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Ellen and Dave VanArsdale, Edgewood residents, will discuss the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. The two will do a reading of one of his more humorous books, "You’re Only Old Once," a book for obsolete children. The program is meant to be fun, entertaining and memorable. For more information, go to edgewoodrc.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Jocko’s Jazz: The Maxim Lubarsky Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

"Bullying Amongst Seniors?" program, 1:30 p.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Children and adolescents may be the most associated with the word "bully," but it is a very real problem in the older adult population. Two years ago, the North Andover Senior Center asked for Edgewood’s help in creating a video about senior bullying. Several residents “auditioned” and were cast in this video which will be shown for the first time during this program. The town of North Andover’s RAISE program promotes the values of Respect, Achievement, Inclusion, Service and Empathy. These values were the catalyst for creating this video that includes the younger generation with the older generation and how each one handles the various situations they encounter. Check out edgewoodrc.com to learn more.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Craft Day for Kids, 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Children can make their own Perler bead creations. This craft is suitable for children ages 5 and up. Email dvancuren@HampsteadLibrary.org if there are any questions.

45's Tournament, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $3. For details, call 978-983-8825.

Family Cooperative Preschool Sing-a-long, 10:30 a.m. in the Edgewood Retirement Community auditorium, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Children from Family Cooperative Preschool will sing songs and perform an interactive scarf dance during their visit. For more information, go to edgewoodrc.com.

Thursday, March 1

Build a Blessing Bag, at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Blessing bags have toiletries, individually wrapped snacks, socks or gloves, and/or things people on the go would need. The community is invited to assemble blessing bags to give to people in need. Even youngsters can get involved by decorating blessing bag cards, and kids and adults will enjoy walking the assembly line of items. Each participant is asked to bring a bag (cloth shopping bag, old purse, or even a gallon sized plastic zip bag) to fill. Materials will be provided, although donations of toiletries are appreciated. Family games will be provided as well to enjoy after building a blessing bag. Feel free to drop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. It will take at least 15 minutes to put a bag together. Registration is required and will close on Feb. 22. Go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234 to register or for more information.

Saturday, March 3

"Coyotes in the Suburbs," 1 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Join Dr. Jon Way for a lively talk that will explore humankind's old companion, the wily coyote, and its new sibling, the coyote-wolf hybrid. Dr. Way is the author of "Suburban Howls" and "My Yellowstone Experience." A Cape Cod native, Dr. Way earned a Ph.D. at Boston College in the study of coyotes and is the founder of Eastern Coyote Research. For more information about this program and to register, call 978-686-4080, ext. 12 or go to nevinslibrary.org.

Sunday, March 4

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Tuesday, March 6

Andrew Bird, 7:30 p.m. at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $36, $53 and $59. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to themusichall.org.

Wednesday, March 7

Talk on New Assisted Living Complex, 1 p.m. at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging, Dave Feldman of Wingate Healthcare will introduce Wingate's new assisted living complex, “The Residences at Wingate” in Haverhill. This new facility will open in September, behind the Wingate on North Avenue, and will include 64 units of which 32 will be memory care. To learn more about this residential opportunity, come for lunch and an information session. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 978-806-6709.

Saturday, March 10

Indoor Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St., Haverhill. The Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis, a nonprofit organization of the church, will host the flea market. Items for sale include furniture, clothes, glassware, books, jewelry, knickknacks and other bargains. Greek pastry, spinach pie, and pastichio will be available for purchase, along with refreshments. Proceeds will support various charities. Tables are available for rent and can be reserved by calling 978-373-3311 or 978-556-5671.

Sunday, March 11

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Timberlane Regional Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Dorothy Braker, cello, will be the featured performer. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $5 for children. Children must be 4 years old or older. For tickets or more information, call 978-685-3505 or visit mvpomusic.org, timberlanepac.org.

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturday, March 17

Ana Egge Trio in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Oen Kennedy will open the show. Concerts are held on the third Saturday of each month, from September through May, with the exception of December. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be reserved in advance by visiting newmooncoffeehouse.org or calling 978-459-5134.

St. Patrick’s Day Party, 7 p.m. at the Haverhill Lodge of Elks, 24 Summer St. The evening will include a complete corned beef dinner, entertainment by DJ Dale, raffles and a door prize. Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple. Tickets are available in the Elks Members Lounge or by calling 978-902-3365, 978-241-9500.

Sunday, March 18

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

March 24 and 25

Spring Castleberry Fairs Arts and Craft Festival, at the Shriner's Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For details, visit castleberryfairs.com.

Sunday, March 25

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Friday, March 30

22nd annual Winning Opportunities for Women (WOW) Conference, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North. Hosted by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, guests will enjoy a day of inspiration, growth, networking and camaraderie among Greater Haverhill's strongest women. The event will include a continental breakfast and seaside luncheon buffet. Early bird tickets are $89 before Feb. 15 and $99 after; an early bird table of five is $425 before Feb. 15 and $450 after. Email questions to info@haverhillchamber.com or visit haverhillchamber.com to reserve a seat.

April 7 and 8

St. Patrick's Women’s Guild Penny Sale, in the Parish Center, St. Patrick Parish, 12 Main St., Pelham. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit the Blarney Stone Café for food throughout the weekend. The drawing will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Individuals need not be present to win. 

Sunday, April 8

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, April 15

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturday, April 21

Claudia Schmidt in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Andy and Judy will open the show. Concerts are held on the third Saturday of each month, from September through May, with the exception of December. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 978-459-5134 or go to newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Sunday, April 22

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, April 29

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, May 6

Andover Choral Society Concert, 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 50 Bartlet St., Andover. The chorus will perform “Songs of World War I,” to commemorate America’s entrance into the First World War. The concert, which will feature a professional orchestra and soloists, is presented in partnership with the Andover Historical Society. Visit andoverchoralsociety.org for details.

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

May 12 and 13

Ninth annual Mother's Day Weekend Craft Festival, on the Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Ave. The craft show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For details, visit castleberryfairs.com.

Sunday, May 13

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Timberlane Regional Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow. George Lopez, piano, will be the featured performer. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $5 for children. Children must be 4 years old or older. For tickets or more information, call 978-685-3505 or visit mvpomusic.org, timberlanepac.org.

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturday, May 19

Geoff Muldaur in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m.; doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be reserved in advance by visiting newmooncoffeehouse.org or calling 978-459-5134.

Sunday, May 20

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

May 26 to 28

27th annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival, at the Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. The craft show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. For details, visit castleberryfairs.com

Sunday, May 27 

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, June 3

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, June 10

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, June 17

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, June 24

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, July 1

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, July 8

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, July 15

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, July 22

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, July 29

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 30

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Ongoing

Sundays

Sunday Morning Meditation, 8 a.m. at 85 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Offers meditations of healing, kindness, goodwill and spiritual development. The nonsectarian meditations cleanse, relieve stress, energize, heal, and activate inner potential. Call 978-457-6900.

Sundays

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Ballardvale United Church, 23 Clark St., Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303. 

Sundays

Mosaic Christian Movement’s fellowship/worship meeting, 5 p.m. at the North Boston Korean United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall, 244 Lowell St., Andover. Everyone is welcome to enjoy food, fellowship and a relaxed worship service. Registration is requested. To register for the meeting, email aaronkrue@gmail.com.

Sundays

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music featuring Ray Cavicchio and Dick Iannella. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sundays

Journey Through the Word, 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Island Pond Baptist Church, 26 N. Salem Road, Hampstead. Join the church’s small adult study group and journey through the Word together. The group is open to everyone and there is no charge. For more information, visit islandpondbc.com or call 603-329-5959.

Sundays and Tuesdays

Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m. on Sundays at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 90 Broadway, Methuen; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. Members share their experiences, strength and hope when dealing with a relative or friend whose drinking is worrisome. Park in the back. For more information, call 978-258-3464.

Sundays and Wednesdays

Outside in Hampstead: mountain bike outings, 9 a.m. on Sundays from the Nelson Drive cul-de-sac; and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning at the West Road parking lot. The Sunday outings will be lead by Brent Ebner and the Wednesday outings will be lead by Dr. Kevin Arling. All ability levels are welcome. Call 603-382-1375 or email bebner0963@comcast.net if planning on going on a Sunday outing; or call 603-327-7171 or email kevchirolcwc@live.com to go on a Wednesday outing.

Second Sunday of each month

Second Sunday Soup, noon to 2 p.m. at Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High St. (corner of River Road), Merrimac. The free event is open to all; join others for food and fellowship. Call 978-346-8818.

Mondays

Adult Knit-A-Bitters, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Join other knitters for a bit of knitting and a bit of chat. All levels welcome. Open to all community members. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Mondays

Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. These fun-filled 30-minute interactive sessions use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers (infants to age 2). Choose only one class to register for. Stay after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages. Check the calendar for details. Register online at kimballlibrary.com or call the library at 603-362-5234.

Mondays

Nar-Anon Support Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Street Union Church, 15 Forest St., Methuen. Based on the 12-Steps program, this support group is for families and friends of those who have a drug addiction. Call 978-258-3464 for more information.

Mondays

Chair Yoga, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Mondays

Bridge Club, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Mondays

Tai Chi, 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. A $1 donation is requested. For more information or to sign up, call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Mondays

Line Dancing with Jason, 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. The cost is $3 per class. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up or for details.

Mondays

Zumba Gold Class, noon to 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The exercise/dance routines are for active mature adults who want to have a good time while getting the benefit of exercise. Linda DiMauro is the instructor and the Atkinson Recreation Department is sponsoring the class. Participants do not need to know how to dance, simply follow the instructor’s lead; wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. The cost is $5 per class. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up.

Mondays

Aerobics, 9:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Mondays

Tai Chi Stretch and Tone with Susan Tribble, 8:30 a.m. in the Center Room at Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Participants will learn new ways to maintain their strength and lead a more active, healthy lifestyle. The cost is $5 per class. Drop-ins are always welcome. Call 978-372-1101 to learn more.

Mondays

Advanced Art with Frank Sadowski, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Center Room at Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. The cost is $5 per drop-in class. Call 978-372-1101.

Mondays

KidsKnit, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Tweens and teens, ages 9 to 19, may stop by after school to learn how to knit. Kids may arrive at different times and stay for some or all of the time allotted. Two adults who know how to knit/crochet will be on hand to help. One adult, who is a complete novice, will be learning along with the group. Participants need to bring their own supplies of yarn and needles. Anyone who already knows how to knit (or crochet) may bring a project from home to work on. For more information, call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com.

Mondays

Mother Goose on the Loose, 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This story time is geared toward infants to age 2 and their caregivers. The 30-minute interactive sessions use rhymes, songs, puppets and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Call 603-329-6411 if there are any questions.

First Monday of the month

Young Onset Parkinson’s support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Every other month, the group integrates guest speakers and the opposite month Parkinson’s patients and caregivers discuss how this disease is affecting them. Each member shares their experiences, asks questions and is a support for one another. Newcomers are always welcome to join the support group. Registration is not necessary; just show up. Questions may be directed to Susan Mollohan at mrsshanley@yahoo.com or Diane Cole at donaco6@aol.com.

Mondays and Thursdays

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. on Mondays and 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Mondays and Thursdays

Chair Yoga, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 to learn more.

Mondays and Thursdays

Pentucket Walking Club, 10:45 a.m., starting from Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Participants will be picked up at town hall and taken to the high school, as parking is not permitted on the property. Walk through the halls and stairways, if desired, of the high school. The walks take place rain or shine. Stop by the COA beforehand to fill out a release/registration form. For more information, call 978-372-1101.

Mondays and Saturdays

Overeaters Anonymous, at the North Andover Senior Center, 120 Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 8 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Fourth Monday of each month

Sen. Barbara L’Italien’s office hours, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Andover Senior Center, 36 Bartlet St. Sen. L’Italien represents Andover, Lawrence, Tewksbury and Dracut. Lawrence residents can come to the district office at Lawrence City Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents are also welcome to contact the senator’s office at 617-722-1612.

Fourth Monday of the month

The Gathering Café, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. At the Gathering Café, individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can enjoy a social, supportive and relaxing afternoon, filled with memories, melodies and more. Refreshments will be served. The group meets in the Edgewood Club House on the fourth Monday of the month, with the exception of Christmas Day. This is a free service to the community. Call 978-738-6441 one week prior to the Monday program to make a reservation.

Tuesdays

KnitWits to meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Anyone with a passion for knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting or another form of needle work is welcome to join. Although not a class, all experience levels and ages are welcome. This in an informal gathering to finish those projects started or perhaps get some ideas for beginning some new ones. Attendees should bring their own supplies. Go to kimballlibrary.com for details or call 603-362-5234.

Tuesdays

Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Teen Room of the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For teens in grades six through 12. For more information, visit mhl.org.

Tuesdays

3 B Fitness, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

Free Music Concerts, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park in Hampstead. Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. Held rain or shine; rain venues are planned. Items suitable to send to those in the military are accepted for admission. For more information, visit meetinghousepark.org or call 603-560-5069.

Tuesdays

Drop-in Wii for Adults, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Tuesdays

Mother Goose on the Loose, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Tuesdays

Tai Chi Class, 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This ancient Chinese martial art form connects mind and body through gentle flowing movements designed to reduce stress and improve health, balance and flexibility. Allan Drelick is the instructor. The cost is $2 per class. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. Call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

Chair Yoga with Mary Krikorian, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. Yoga is a gentle way to stretch, strengthen, build muscular endurance and flexibility, and relieve stress. Participants will learn poses, meditation techniques, and how to focus on breath work. All abilities and fitness levels are encouraged to attend; $5 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. For more information or to sign up, call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Tuesdays

Blood Pressure Clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This is a free service, but donations are always welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. New members are always welcome. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Tuesdays

Cruise Nights, 6 p.m. to dusk at the Derry Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, New Hampshire. View antique and classic cars. The no cost snack bar will be open. Held rain or shine. For more information, call 603-894-5861 or go to bpoe2226.org.

Tuesdays

Grief Support Group for Men, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Griffin-White meeting room at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill. This support group is designed to provide a safe and a supportive environment for men who are grieving a loss to share their experiences and feelings, and to learn about the grieving process. It will be led by specially trained facilitators, Michael Cooper and Richard Davis, and will focus on the issues specific to men who have lost a loved one. For more information or to register, call 978-552-4510. For a full list of all support groups offered by Merrimack Valley Hospice, visit merrimackvalleyhospice.org/bereavement-support.

Tuesdays

Bitty Books, 10:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Children ages 2 to 3, along with their caregivers, are invited for stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs, and a simple craft. This is a simplified story time for children who are already 2 years old, but it’s also a good fit for older children who have a hard time paying attention to more than one story per class. Registration is required. Register online at kimballlibrary.com or call the library at 603-362-5234.

Tuesdays

CCC: Coloring, Coffee and Conversation, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Enjoy coffee and conversation while coloring beautiful images. Everyone is welcome to join this relaxing, stress reducing exercise. To learn more, call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

Cribbage, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Join other fans of this game. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

First Tuesday of the month

Greater Salem/Derry Brain Injury Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Crossroads, 8 Commerce Drive, Atkinson. Open to survivors, families and caregivers. Call the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 for more information.

First Tuesday of the month

Support Group for Grieving Parents, at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. (Route 121). The death of a child at any age from any circumstance is one of the cruelest blows that one can experience. The journey through this grief is a very long, dark, difficult and painful one for bereaved parents. Through this support group, attendees can find understanding and ways to deal with their thoughts and the devastating change that has occurred. Parents, grandparents and older siblings in Rockingham and Essex counties are welcome. For more information, email bethschool@comcast.net or GBrady6@aol.com.

First Tuesday of the month

Chair Yoga, 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held September through June. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Second Tuesday of the month

Brain Injury Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Seminar Room, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. The support group provides survivors and caregivers the opportunity to share experiences, learn strategies, and find resources for help with living with a brain injury as an aging person. The support group is hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). To register or for more information, call 1-800-242-0030, ext. 13, 978-469-1453 or visit whittierhealth.com.

Every other Tuesday

Music and Movement Class, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held every other Tuesday, children, ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers, will explore songs, dances and instruments. The program is designed to improve gross motor skills and spark creativity while developing the mind and body. Email dvancuren@hampsteadlibrary.org for details.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Story Times, 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Chester Public Library, 3 Chester St., Chester. Hear Miss Diane read some stories and make some crafts. Call 603-887-3404, email chesterpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit chesterlibrary.com.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Jacki’s Aerobic Dance with Rosemary Graham, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. All of the routines are choreographed by Jacki Sorensen, Vertifirm, and include core work, cardio dance, and stretching; $7 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up or for details.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Bone Builders classes, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Proper strength training causes muscles to put tension on bones, which stimulates bone cell growth and increases bone density. RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) Bone Builders is based on this simple bodily response. It uses no-impact, weight bearing exercises that increase muscular strength, bone density, and protect against fractures, which helps prevent falls. Fully trained RSVP volunteers will lead the free classes; donations are gratefully accepted. Participants may join a class at any time. Participants must complete a release form and physician release form. Forms are available at the library or can be picked up from an RSVP instructor. Call 603-362-5234 for more information or visit kimballlibrary.com.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303. 

Tuesdays and Fridays

Gentle Yoga with Sybil, at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Chair yoga is an option as well. The program is offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. A $5 donation is suggested for each session. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Plaistow Library and will be used toward museum passes, special programs and future events. To learn more, call 603-382-6011 or visit plaistowlibrary.com.

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month

Surviving Suicide Loss: Safe Place Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 196 North Main St., North Andover. The Safe Place support group is run by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley. Safe Place is for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. It is a safe place to talk, listen, cry, be silent, grieve, be accepted, be understood, and offer acceptance and understanding to someone else in need. The confidential and free support group is led by a trained suicide survivor. Contact Dhelms@fsmv.org for more information.

Tuesdays or Fridays

Kiddie Lit, at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Crafts, music, new friends and adventures into literacy abound. Classes meet Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., or Fridays at either 10:15 or 11:30 a.m. Most often multiple books are read and accompanying activities are provided to go along with the theme. Caretakers may stay and listen or relax in another part of the library. Registration is required. Go to kimballlibrary.com to register online or call 603-362-5234.

Third Tuesday of the month

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Northeast Independent Living (NILP), 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence. Elders and their families, caregivers are welcome to share their experiences, learn strategies, and find resources. For more information, call 1-844-839-7154.

Wednesdays

Line Dancing Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Methuen VFW, River Street. Cost is $3 per class. Call 603-329-5904.

Wednesdays

Meat Raffle, 6 p.m. at the French Social, Railroad Street, Methuen.

Wednesdays

Zumba Fitness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Offered by the Chester Recreation Department. The cost is $55 for 10 classes, $90 for 20 classes and $6 to drop in per class. Join anytime. For a free one-time guest pass, email sharon@chesternhrec.org or call 603-887-5773.

Wednesdays

Music Academy for Homeschool and Preschoolers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Classes on the recorder, guitar, music and movement, drumming, music theory, rock/jazz ensemble and beginning winds/brass. Email vwalton@mvmusicschool.org.

Wednesdays

Junior Friends, 3:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For ages 8 to 11. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 39.

Wednesdays

Zumba, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This fast-paced exercise program incorporates dance moves to a lively, rhythmic beat that provides a more aerobic, calorie burning workout. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Wednesdays

Free Grief Support for a Substance Related Loss, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Griffin-White conference room at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering the support group for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one due to drugs, alcohol or other substance. Participants will share their experience and learn from each other in an environment of support, understanding and compassion. Sessions are tailored to meet the group’s needs and will help participants understand and process their emotions so they can begin healing. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 978-552-4537 or visit merrimackvalleyhospice.org.

Wednesdays

Tai Chi Stretch and Tone Class, 10:30 a.m. at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Join Susan Tribble to learn new ways to tone, maintain strength, and lead a more active, healthy lifestyle. Drop-ins are always welcome. For details, call 978-372-1101.

Wednesdays

Cardio/Aerobics, 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Wednesdays

Needle Crafters to meet, 10:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, in the Atkinson Room, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Those who enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting or another form of needle work are invited to join this informal group. Finish those projects started or perhaps get some ideas for beginning new ones. Participants must bring their own supplies. All experience levels and ages are welcome. Open to Atkinson residents and nonresidents. Registration is requested. Go to kimballlibrary.com for details or call 603-362-5234.

Wednesdays

Sensory Story Time, 11:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. This class is just right for 2- and 3-year-olds who are almost ready for a full story time, but may still be challenged by so much structure. Children will be able to engage their tactile senses through sensory activities such as using play dough. Toddlers and preschoolers can practice sitting and listening for a short amount of time. The class will include a teacher-led story and child-directed exploration of the hands-on sensory stations. Participants' adult caregivers will be needed to help keep them sitting and listening to the story. They will all be rewarded with the freedom to explore the activities afterward. Registration is required; once registered, participants are signed up for the remainder of the school year. Check the calendar for cancellations and other events. Call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com to sign up or for more information.

First Wednesday of the month

Salem TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Support Group, 5 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, in the Administrative Conference Room, 70 Butler St., Salem, New Hampshire. Call the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 for more information.

First Wednesday of the month

Caregivers Support Group, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire. Caregivers or supporters of loved ones with neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s are welcome to attend for sharing and support. More information is available by calling the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 or send an email to sarah@tbicaregiversupport.com.

Second Wednesday of the month

Salem Mild Brain Injury Support Group, 5 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Rehab Hospital, 70 Butler St., Salem, New Hampshire. The receptionist will direct visitors to the room. Call the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 for more information.

Third Wednesday of the month

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Memory Loss, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s first floor atrium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. The meetings are facilitated by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW and light refreshments are served. For more information, email patricia.lavoie@steward.org or call 978-420-1162.

Third Wednesday of every month

Financial Education Class, 5 p.m. at the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed St., Haverhill. Sue Katz, of the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), will conduct the class. Topics will include budgeting, credit repair, building credit, tax information, investing and other requested topics. Individual counseling is available after the group class. Although the classes are open to everyone, Katz has specific experience with veterans’ issues. Classes are ongoing and available on a drop-in basis. Call 978-372-3626 for more information.

Third Wednesday and second Thursday of the month

Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, offers two support groups for those caring for loved ones challenged by memory loss. On the third Wednesday of every month, family and/or friends caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias are invited to the Country Kitchen at Marguerite’s House Assisted Living at Mary Immaculate, 189 Maple St., Lawrence. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and the sessions are conducted in English. A Latino support group is held on the second Thursday of each month on the second floor of the MI Adult Day Health Center, also at 189 Maple St., Lawrence. This program begins at 4 p.m. Both sessions focus on ways to safely care for a loved one with memory loss issues. They are free and open to the public. To register for the session held in English, call 978-620-1492 or 978-620-1494 for the Spanish-speaking session.

Last Wednesday of each month

Bingo for Veterans, 6 p.m. at the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed St., Haverhill. All veterans are invited to play Bingo. Cards are free and prizes are awarded for each game. This veterans only program is sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and VNOC. Veterans who are not enrolled with VNOC services are asked to bring identification of veteran status. Call 978-372-3626 for more information.

Wednesdays and Sundays

Free Adult Co-Ed Pick-up Volleyball, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays in the Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Offered by the Chester Recreation Department. Open to all. Call 603-887-5773 or email sharon@chesternhrec.org.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Strength and Conditioning Program for Active Adults by Vanessa Underwood, 8:35 to 9:35 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. This class will combine weight training, balance, core, flexibility, and Zumba dance moves to improve cardio capacity. All levels are welcome; $6 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. For more information or to sign up, call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Thursdays

Gentle Yoga Flow Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Find a sense of inner peace through gentle stretches, body awareness, and mindful breathing. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Email terryisme@verizon.net for more information.

Thursdays

Bridge Group, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Experienced players are encouraged to join the group. Stop in, have fun and make new friends. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Dabblers, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Beginners, intermediate and advanced painters are welcome to join the group. Bring projects and paint supplies to work on in an informal setting with other art enthusiasts or get help with watercolor, oils, acrylic or drawing. Registration is not necessary and non-residents are welcome. For more information or a list of upcoming programs, visit kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234 or email staff@kimballlibrary.com.

Thursdays

Fitness Class, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Senior Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. noon at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Thursdays

Yoga Class, 6 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 1088, 93 Route 125, Kingston. The yoga sessions are taught by Maggie Grace, owner and instructor at the Yoga Room in Hampstead. The class is open to the whole community, veterans and non-veterans alike, and it’s never too late to join the group. Learn some techniques for mobilization and centering of the mind. The first class is free and each additional class is $12. For details, call 978-912-0868 or email skfabc@yahoo.com.

Thursdays

ZENgevity Fitness with Judy Smith, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The safe and gentle movement program combines dance, yoga, weight training, balance and brain fitness to increase physical fitness, happiness and social contact; $3 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up or for details.

Thursdays

Adult Coloring and Painting, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. This current form of recreation is not only fun but healthy as well. Some common therapeutic outcomes associated with adult coloring are: stress reduction, enhanced relaxation and increased concentration. Adult coloring provides a creative outlet, regardless of one’s artistic abilities and experience. Class participants must bring their own paint and supplies for coloring, as there will be a limited amount of coloring books and supplies on hand. Registration is required; for ages 18 and up. Go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234 to register or for more information.

Thursdays

Bingo, at the Derry Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, New Hampshire. To learn more, call 603-894-5861 or check out bpoe2226.org.

Thursdays

Basic Flow Yoga, 1 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Lane. Ariana Doccola will lead the beginner-friendly class, with the opportunity for advancement. Doccola is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) who has taught Hatha-based yoga in a variety of settings around New Hampshire. She employs the belief that yoga can be tailored to every individual’s needs within a group setting by welcoming practitioners of all ages and abilities. Accommodations can be made available to those with pre-existing conditions. The class is free; registration is not required. For details, visit kingston-library.org or call 603-642-3521.

Thursdays

Drop-in Technology Sessions, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The adult services librarian will be available to assist with computers or other personal communication devices, as well as help set up or access hardware and software. Visitors may also stop in for a little refresher guidance on commonly used applications such as Kindles, Microsoft Office, internet browsing, video chat, Facebook and other types of social media. There is no fee for this service. Check out pelhampubliclibrary.org for details or call 603-635-7581 if there are any questions.

Thursdays

Learn to Cope meetings, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sacred Hearts Parish Hall, 165 So. Main St., Bradford. The peer-led support organization is for parents and family members coping with a loved one struggling with addiction. This confidential group provides education, resources, support and hope. Members also receive overdose prevention and Narcan training. Visit learn2cope.org or call 508-245-1050 for more information.

Thursdays

Discovering S.T.E.A.M., at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Preschoolers, who are at least 3 years old, are invited to explore nature, computers, building, art, numbers and more in this six-week program. Engaging stations will allow children to discover and learn at their own pace and interest level. Participants will come together at the end of class for a structured story or activity that fits into the theme. Registration is required. To sign up or for more information, go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234.

Thursdays

Adult Bereavement Group, 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Julie Hall, behind St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire. The group meetings are free and open to anyone who is grieving due to the loss of a loved one. What is discussed during the meetings is confidential. Call 603-893-6061 for more information.

Second and fourth Thursday of the month

The Merrimack Toastmasters Club, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Membership is open to individuals looking to improve their speaking, presentation and leadership skills, and to overcome their fear of public speaking. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit merrimack-toastmasters.org or email contact@merrimack-toastmasters.org.

Third Thursday of the month

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, 6 p.m. at the Methuen Village Assisted Living and Memory Support Community, 4 Gleason St., Methuen. Share personal experiences and learn proven strategies for communication with one’s loved one. This support group has been certified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Call 978-685-2220 if planning to attend or for more information.

First Friday of the month

State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell’s Bradford office hours, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Haverhill Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St. Rep. Campbell looks forward to meeting constituents and addressing the issues and concerns of the people of the Merrimack Valley and the 15th Essex District. Call her office at 617-722-2340 or email Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov with any questions or concerns.

First Friday of the month

Song Share, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire. All are invited to bring their voices, acoustic instruments and lyrics. Copies of the “Rise Up Singing” songbook will help inspire the group. Each person will select one song per round and participants will sing as a group. Learn new songs and delight in old favorites. Call 603-898-7064 or check out kelleylibrary.org for more information.

Fridays

Yoga Class, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Fridays

Coping with a Loved One’s Suicide, 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Fridays

Council on Aging Meditation Group, 10 to to 11:30 a.m. in the Library Room at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. This group is free and open to all. Participants will be shown the hows and whys of meditation including Yoga, QiGong and breathing exercises to relax the body and mind.

Fridays

Weight Training, 8:15 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Fridays

Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, call 978-372-1101.

Fridays

Fish Friday, for lunch and dinner, at Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge No. 902, 459 Merrimack St. Call 978-688-2258 to place an order or to find out what’s on the menu. For information about the Sons of Italy, check out methuensonsofitaly.com.

Fridays

State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell’s Methuen office hours, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Rep. Campbell looks forward to meeting constituents and addressing the issues and concerns of the people of the Merrimack Valley and the 15th Essex District. For more information, call her office at 617-722-2340 or email Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov.

Fridays

Gentle Yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Fridays

Adult Craft: Paint and Color, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Unwind, de-stress and create. Dabble in painting, coloring or bring a creative craft to share. This is an open time so feel free to stay the entire time, leave early or come late. Be creative and have fun; experience is not necessary. Limited supplies will be available. Participants may bring their own supplies as well. Those who prefer to paint must bring their own supplies. Registration is appreciated but not required. Call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com to sign up.

Fridays and Saturdays

Flashlight Nights, 6 to 10 p.m. at Mann’s​ ​Orchards​, Riverside Farm, 445 Merrimack St., Methuen. Guests are invited to make their way through Mann’s Maze. Bring a flashlight or purchase one at the farm. Admission is $14 per person. For more information, call 978-683-0361 or check out mannorchards.com/riverside-farm/.

Saturdays

Meat Raffle, 2 to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Ladies Auxiliary. Open to the public.

Saturdays

Roll-Off and Meat Raffle, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Amvets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Open to the public. Call 978-374-9807.

Saturdays

Poker Bingo, 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 200 Broadway, Methuen.

Saturdays

Saturday lunchtime Italian specialty, at Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge No. 902, 459 Merrimack St. Call 978-688-2258 to place an order or to find out what’s on the menu. More details can be found at methuensonsofitaly.com.

Saturdays

College to Career Bible Study, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 180 Plaistow Road, Plaistow. Attendees will discover the truth about what the Bible says and teaches and learn how to apply that truth and knowledge to their lives. The focused study group is geared for ages 18 to 26. All faiths, beliefs, denominations and intellectuals are welcome. For more information, call 603-382-1778 or 978-476-2739.

First Saturday of each month

Community Giving Tree’s Van, will be in the Penguin Park parking lot on Burnham Road in Andover from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations of gently used baby gear and in season children’s clothing will be collected. All donations will go to children in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore. At this time, there is an urgent need for infant clothing (0 to 3 months) and infant car seats under five years old. For a complete list of acceptable donations, visit communitygivingtree.org.

Saturdays and Sundays

Flower Fields Cutting Garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Visitors may cut and assemble their own bouquets in the Cutting Garden, for a fee. In addition to the zinnias, cosmos and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. Stop by the tent to pay, grab scissors, cup and water before making a bouquet. The garden is fun for all ages and there is always something new to learn. Explore the other gardens including a French Potager Garden, Rose Garden and recently restored Perennial Garden. Borrow a blanket and a book to read under a tree or play a game of checkers or tic-tac-toe. Presented by the Trustees. The cost is $5 per 10 stems for Trustees members and $10 per 10 stems for nonmembers. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do for details.

 

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