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September 3, 2012

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BLUES Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. The outdoor show features Paul Prue and Friends. The show will be moved indoors if it rains. Bring chairs, blankets. Refreshments available. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

28th Annual Bread & Roses Festival, noon to 7 p.m. on Campagnone Common, 200 Common St., Lawrence. This year’s festival celebrates the centennial of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. Free trolley tours and walking tours highlight historical sites. Free admission. Families welcome. Includes pony rides, jugglers, and face painting. Rain or shine. 301-233-9653, email info@breadandrosesheritage.org, breadandrosesheritage.org.

Strikers’ Monument Dedication, 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Common, across from city hall. The main speaker will be Dexter Arnold, labor historian. All are welcome. Email Monument1912strike@hotmail.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

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TRIAD Senior Safety Meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Infant/Toddler Play, 10 to 11 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. For children newborn to 2 1/2. Includes free play, art and gross motor activities set up to encourage children’s exploration. Parents stay in the room to supervise their children, but are encouraged to mingle with other parents. 978-914-7893.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Mark Carlsen/Jon Wheatley 50-50 Band, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Free Chair Yoga Class, 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. The monthly class features non-impact exercises. For men, women, teens and adults. Participants move at their own pace, sitting, standing, or using a chair for support. Instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Mahjong, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Sept. 4 & 5

Open House: preschool openings for fall, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Bradford Children’s Center, 10 Church St., Bradford. 978-912-7461.

Tuesdays through Sept. 11

Way of Life — Family Karate, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Opportunity for kids and parents to keep active and healthy while learning self-respect and discipline. $5 per class. 978-914-7893.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Methuen Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. in Nevins Memorial Library’s Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen. The speaker, Andi Ross, will present “The Call of the Wild.” She will discuss landscaping for wild life as a fun and beneficial theme for gardens. The public is invited

to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Dance Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Paul Iannuccillo, candidate for Register of Deeds. Entertainment provided by DJ Dick Arsenault. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

Read to Dixie, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign-up for one 15-minute session with Dixie the READ dog. Registration required. Sign-up in the Children’s Room. 603-898-7064.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. This month’s title is “Diving Into the Wreck” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. 603-898-7064.

Wednesdays through Sept. 12

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maternal Health and Fitness, 7 Hodges St., North Andover. The class will teach the phases and stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and labor support. 978-738-8080, maternalhealthandfitness.com.

Wednesdays through Sept. 12

Haverhill P.M. Play, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Open play for children ages newborn to 8. Includes play, art and gross motor activities set up to encourage children’s exploration. Parents stay in the room to supervise their children, but are encouraged to mingle with other parents. 978-914-7893.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Mystery & Suspense Book Club, 7 p.m. at Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. Janet Evanovich’s “Explosive Eighteen” will be discussed. Stop in and pick up a copy. 603-382-6733.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Andover Health Department, 1600 Osgood St., No. 20. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Plaistow Historical Society program, 7 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. J. Dennis Robinson will present “The Making of Strawbery Banke.” nhseacoast.com.

Movie Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “All The President’s Men” will be screened. Based on the book by Carl Bernstein, the movie will be part of the Book to Movie discussion later this month. 603-898-7064.

Thursday’s Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For all ages. 603-898-7064.

Friday, Sept. 7

Career Resources’ fifth annual Golf Tournament, 3:30 p.m. at

Crystal Lake Golf Club, 940 North Broadway, Haverhill. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization that works with developmentally disabled adults. Includes food, networking, raffles, and prizes. Players, sponsors, and donations of raffle items are needed. 978-374-9122, ext. 228, email bmichaleas@CRC-mass.org.

Adult Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome. Participants read books and do a craft. Adult Story Time will continue on the first and third Friday of each month. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Andover Place, 650 Bulfinch Drive. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Sept. 7, 8 & 9

Gilbert & Sullivan: “The Pirates of Penzance,” 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Presented by the Methuen Young People’s Theatre (MYPT). Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets, mail order with check made payable to MYPT, c/o Janet Jaber, 205 Forest St., Methuen, MA 01844-2333. Specify whether tickets are to be held at the door or mailed back. Stamped return envelope appreciated. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sept. 7 & 8

Two-Day Flea Market & Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First-Calvary Baptist Church, corner of Route 125 and Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover. No early birds. Light refreshments will be offered for a nominal fee. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit mission programs. 978-685-1502.

Sept. 7-9

Lone Tree Scout Reservation 65th anniversary celebration, at Lone Tree Scout Reservation, 12 West Shore Park Road, Kingston. Hosted by The Lone Tree Spirit Foundation. Campers, former staff and the public are welcome to attend. Bring the whole family. Camp program areas will be open. Tour the camp and see what’s new. Includes a Lone Tree “history” and “future” presentation. There will also be a dress retreat ceremony. ltsf.org.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features The Entertainers. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Pancake Breakfast & Thrift Shop Yard Sale, at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. Rent a table for $20. 978-372-5301, 978-372-3463.

Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 26 River St., Methuen. Menu includes baked beans, kidney dogs, ham, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert. $8 per person, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the building and maintenance fund. 978-688-6647.

Conscious Eating: Documentary Film Series, 2 to 4:45 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, Johnson Auditorium, 99 Main St. Includes a screening of “The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue,” a discussion led by vegetarian advocate, Bob Minichiello, a cooking demonstration by Whole Foods healthy eating specialist Eileen Webster, and samples of vegetarian dishes. Space is limited. Registration required. 978-373-1586, ext. 641, email consciouseatingevent@gmail.com, haverhillpl.org.

35th Annual Flea Market & Fall Festival, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. Vendor space, excluding food vendors, is available for $20. A variety of lunch items and baked goods will be sold. Rain date is Sept. 15. 603-329-6047.

Author Visit, 1 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Suzie Canale will present her latest picture book, “The Candy Roses of Cape Care.” Free and open to the public.

978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

North Andover Trails Clearing Day, 9 a.m. at the Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area. Meet in the parking lot on Bradford Street, North Andover. Bring loppers, clippers, and work gloves. 978-683-9282, FONAT.org.

TSL Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, Main Street, Route 121, Haverhill. Hosted by The Social Life of Haverhill. DJ. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Open to singles and couples. 603-642-5881.

Sept. 8 & 22

Fiction Writers’ Group, 9:15 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. For beginners and long-time writers. New members welcome. Those interested should drop by or send an email in advance to HampFicWriters@comcast.net. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Sept. 8 & 9

24th Annual Intertribal Pow-Wow & Crafts Fair/Educational Discussion, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Plug Pond, Mill Street, Haverhill. Hoop dancer, Celina Cada-Matasawagon (Ojibway) from Sheshegwaning First Nation in Ontario, Canada, will perform. An educational discussion will be offered on Sunday around noon. Includes intertribal and demonstration dancing, drumming and singing, craftmaking, Iroquois songs and social dances with Dave Little Tree, visits inside the tipi, storytelling, Native games, information, resources, and membership tables, arts and crafts. There will also be traditional Native food. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and MCNAA members, $3 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Free parking. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. 617-642-1683, email mcnaa@aol.com, mcnaa.org.

Sept. 8 & 9

Recycling Event, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Ethical Electronic Recycling will receive unwanted TVs, monitors, computers, telephones, etc. Go on-line for a full list of what will be accepted. ethicalelectronicsrecycling.com.

Saturdays through Oct. 27

Haverhill Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40 Bailey Blvd., Haverhill. Offers local food and artisan vendors supplying fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, baked goods and more. Music and children’s activities. haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With The Dub Down. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Annual Saint Michael Parish Picnic, after an outdoor noon Mass on the North Andover Common. Lunch will be available at a cost of $5 per person. Festivities include games for children and adults, a DJ, and more. Tickets will be on sale following all Masses on Aug. 24 and 25, and again on Sept. 1 and 2. Tickets can also be purchased at the Saint Michael Pastoral Center or on the Common the day of the event. In the event of inclement weather, festivities will be held at St. Michael Church, Main Street, North Andover. 978-686-4050, saint-michael.org.

Sports Card & Bruins Autograph show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne Knights of Columbus Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champion Rick Smith will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Sports cards memorabilia will be on display for sale. Admission is $2, $12 for autographs. 508-265-4440.

Interfaith Choir’s first rehearsal of their 47th Season, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Route 102, Derry. New members are welcome. Membership is free and open to anyone of at least high school age, without audition. Rehearsals are held on Sundays from September through April. Prior experience in a choir is not necessary. Performances are twice a year; two concerts in December and April. 603-432-4786, interfaithchoir-derry.org.

“Homecoming Sunday,” 10 a.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. Open to all. Begins with worship at 10 a.m., performance by Chancel Choir, followed by an all-church cookout. 978-687-1240.

Sept. 10, 17 & 24

Fall auditions for the Treble Chorus of New England, by appointment at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Offers three choirs: training for ages 7-9, concert for ages 9-13 and schola for ages 13-18. 978-794-4600, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Dominique Eade, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, downstairs, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Topics include: final projects to complete stage one of the trail, fall events, adoption of sections of the trail, fundraising and grants, list of things wanted to accomplish for stage two. 978-685-3639, email tim65@comcast.net.

Author Visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. William Martin will present his new historical thriller, “The Lincoln Letter.” Free and open to the public.

978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

KidsPlay Yoga, 10 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Promotes coordination, flexibility and focus. Class limit: 10. For ages 2–4. 978-914-7893.

Tuesdays Starting Sept. 11

Tai Chi Classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. First six weeks, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, $75; and then Oct. 23 to Dec. 4, $75. No class Nov. 6. Practice this gentle motion sequence to reduce stress, improve health, balance, digestion, concentration, immune function, increase energy and bone density. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Rep. Linda Dean Campbell. 978-983-8825.

40th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. The celebration is in conjunction with the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Appetizers, drinks, desserts and raffle prizes will be available. RSVP by Sept. 4. 603-434-8866, email mgcc.derry@gmail.com, mgccderrynh.org.

“Getting Into Genealogy,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. This presentation will provide information on how to get started in genealogy and family history. Space is limited. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

Moms & Tots with Music Together, 9:30 a.m. at the North Andover Town Common. Hosted by the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Andovers, a nonprofit organization that provides social events and activities for residents of Andover and North Andover. Meet new people, get involved in the community, create memories and build friendships. Email info@newcomersandneighbors.org, newcomersandneighbors.org.

Open House, 7 p.m. at the Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover. Learn about the law school. Free admission. 978-681-0800, mslaw.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. The monthly writers’ group is open to writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. Constructive advice and feedback will be provided on each other’s works in progress. The group will meet on the second Thursday of the month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Friday, Sept. 14

“Sandbag Stage Left,” 7:30 p.m. at the Indian Ridge Country Club, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Open House, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. In celebration of the center’s 40 years of service. Includes tours of the building, cake, water and a $50 dining gift certificate raffle. The Thrift Shop will offer 40 percent off any one item, per person, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 603-434-8866.

Annual Glow Ball Golf tournament, dusk at Murphy’s Garrison Par 3 Golf Center, Hilldale Avenue, Haverhill. Check in is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per golfer. Includes nine holes of golf, barbecue, prizes, raffles, auction and more. Glow Balls will be provided. Tee and green sponsorships available for $50. Hosted by Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc. All proceeds will assist eligible homeowners in making repairs and modifications. Participating homeowners who receive these program services are low-income elderly, handicapped, veterans, and families with young children. The next Rebuilding Together Day will be April 27, 2013. 978-469-0800, email rtogether@verizon.net.

Sept. 14 & 28

Needlework Socials, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. For all who enjoy needlework. No sign-up necessary. New participants are welcome to drop in. Bring a current project. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Third annual Oktoberfest Celebration, noon to 9 p.m. in Rockingham Park’s Sports Room, Salem, N.H. Hosted by the Greater Salem Rotary Club. Features authentic German food and beverages, the Oberlaender Hofbrau Band, and the Exile Motorsports Car Show. Also includes a family-friendly “Kids’ Zone” with face painting, balloons, games and prizes. $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Sponsors welcome. 603-894-6386.

Flea Market/Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 90 Broadway, Methuen. Furniture, household items, tools, shoes and pocketbooks will be available. Soup, hot dogs, and baked goods will also be for sale.

Rail Trail Walk, 8 to 10 a.m. beginning at the depot parking area on Railroad Street. Rail Trail members will be on hand to answer questions and point out areas of interest. T-shirts and membership forms will be available for purchase. T-shirts are $5, membership is $10 for the year. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 978-685-3639, email tim65@comcast.net.

Shish Kabob Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 8 Lowell St., Lawrence. Choice of chicken or beef kabobs with fruit cup, salad bar, hummus, rice pilaf, vegetables, beverage, and dessert. $15 for adults, $9 for children. Tickets available at the door. 978-685-4052.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. The Anchor of Hope Diaper Bank is hosting the event in celebration of National Diaper Need Awareness Week. Admission is $5 per person or one package of diapers per person. There is a large need for diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6, but all donations are appreciated. Call the Precious Gems Learning Center at 978-372-0335 to reserve a spot. 978-372-7721, email clairehailson@yahoo.com.

Sept. 15 & 16

Fall Crafter Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 231 Main St., Route 97, Salem, N.H. The two-day professional craft fair features artisans from around New England, music, food and children’s activities. Email dobe4lynn@msn.com, stdavidsalemnh.org.

Sept. 15 & 16

2012 Greek festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Features Greek food and pastry, music by Ta Pethia, dancing, church tours, children’s games, exotic creature show, face painting, cooking demonstrations. For all ages. Rain or shine. 978-470-0919, email festival@andoverorthodox.org, andoverorthodox.org.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Los Three. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Ladies in JAZZ, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. With Candida Rose and Friends. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Open Auditions for Nutcracker Ballet, 10 a.m. at NECB’s studios, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence. Roles will be cast by age and ability for New England Civic Ballet’s 17th annual production. Call or go on-line for information on age levels, times and proper dress attire. Arrive early for one’s time slot to register and warm-up. $15 registration fee but no production fee. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

Fall Music Festival: “A Man & His Music,” 2 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. Features the works of John Rutter. A reception in the parish hall will follow. Open to the public. Free will offerings will be accepted to benefit the Organ Restoration Fund and ADA ramp construction at the church. Tickets are not required. 978-683-3600.

Sept. 16 & Oct. 21

Free Introduction to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The free one-hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, registered yoga teacher. 978-886-7944, unionstudioyoga.com.

Monday, Sept. 17

Andover Choral Society’s first rehearsal of its 83rd season, 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover. All voice parts welcome. Concerts include Haydn’s Creation and an Opera Gala. Rehearsals are on Mondays. 978-688-6353.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

AARP Meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Foot Care Clinic, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25. 978-983-8825.

Ninth Annual Interfaith Prayer Shawl Tea, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish, Center for Education and Ministry, 35 Essex St., Andover. Sponsored by Communities Together, Inc., formerly the Greater Lawrence Council of Churches, and St. Augustine Parish. Light refreshments will be served in celebration of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Shawls will be offered for a blessing by clergy. Deborah Scionti, director of Spiritual Care at Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, will be the speaker. Free. RSVP by Sept. 13. 978-475-0050, ext. 37, email klara@staugustineparish.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Gary Smulyan Quintet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parlex Corporation, 145 Milk St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Free Senior Show: Robyn Steriti Music & Song, noon to 1 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Limited seating. Reservations required. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Appointment required; 15-minute maximum. 978-983-8825.

Meet with Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. All are welcome. Sign up in the office. 978-983-8825.

Lawrence Chess Club, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. Free. Bring a friend and a chess set. All ages and abilities welcome.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Informational Health Talk: Brown Bag medication check, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Walgreens Pharmacy. 978-983-8825.

Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild meeting, 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Church Hall, Plaistow. Patty Sawyer will give a talk on being a quilt judge. Quilters of all levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome. $5 for guests. mvquilters.wordpress.com.

“A Journey to Historic Armenia II,” 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Edward and Mary Ann Kazanjian will present in pictures, video, and music their 2,000 mile return journey to Armenian lands in modern-day Turkey. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library and the Knights of Vartan. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Author Visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Eric Jay Dolin will present his latest work, “When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs and Money in the Age of Sail.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Sept. 20 & 27

Reiki Level I Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Reiki offers relaxation and healing. $85 fee includes certificate. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

Friday, Sept. 21

Film screening: “Between the Folds,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, Route 114, North Andover. Includes a reception for the Peabody Award winning filmmaker, Vanessa Gould. An origami/paper folding demonstration will follow the one-hour film. Free admission. origamido.com.

Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” check for show times at Riverside Memorial Church, Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Performed by Spotlight Playhouse. Tickets $15, $13 for seniors. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Sept. 21, 22, 23 & 24

Book Sale, at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Books in good condition will be accepted through Sept. 20. DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles and gently used, clean Halloween costumes for all ages will also be accepted. The Friends of the Nevins Library are seeking volunteers to help sort and organize before, and clean up after the sale. 978-686-4080, ext. 31.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Second Annual Memorial School 5K Run or Walk & Fun Run, beginning and ending at the Newton Memorial School, 31 West Main St. Open to the whole community. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., walkers at 10 a.m., runners at 10:30 a.m. Includes carnival games, face painting, bouncy house, food, raffle prizes and more. All proceeds will benefit the Newton Memorial School PTO. Registration fee is $15 before Sept. 15, $20 after Sept. 15 and on the day of the race. No entry fee for the Fun Run (ages 3-11). Free T-shirts for the first 100 registered adult participants. Email amieandjason@yahoo.com, RunReg.com.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features The Fred Manzi Trio. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Second annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St. Hosted by the North Andover Merchants Association (NAMA). Food vendors, merchants and crafters are sought. Rain or shine. Also includes live music, children’s games and activities, a haunted house for all ages, hay rides, a beer and wine tent, an evening bonfire and hot chocolate at dusk. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Food vendor fee is $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. A food permit is required from the town. On-line applications available. Email sylf19@comcast.net or patroche375@comcast.net, northandovermerchants.org.

Fall Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 23 Trestle Way, Georgetown. Proceeds will help the elderly tenants. Includes tables of baked goods, a white elephant table, clothing and miscellaneous items. Coffee and doughnuts will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 978-352-2728.

Spicket River Cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon. The Methuen Rail Trail will work with Groundwork Lawrence. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Registration from 8 to 9 a.m. A barbecue lunch will follow the cleanup. Methuen Rail Trail will host a children’s game on the trail. Find answers to the clues along the trail. Sheets will be provided at the Nevins Memorial Library from Sept. 5-15. The Metheun Rail trail will hand out prizes at the depot building on Railroad Street from 10 a.m. to noon. 978-685-3639, email tim65@comcast.net.

11th Annual Spicket River Cleanup, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Manchester Street Park, 75 Manchester St., Lawrence. 978-974-0770, ext. 7001.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Sept. 22 & 23

Sixth Annual Kingston Fall Classic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Greenwood Pond, 12 Church St., Kingston. Kingston Children’s Center (KCC) has once again partnered with the South Shore Outboard Association to host their final races. Food and beverages will be on sale. Meet the drivers and watch the races. Families welcome. All proceeds will benefit KCC and its scholarship fund. Free admission. 603-642-3200, email office@kccnh.org.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Dreadrocks. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Features readings by guest medium, Laurie Xanthos. Open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the building and maintenance fund. 978-688-6647.

“Anne Bradstreet: Founding Mother & First Poet,” 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the poet’s birth, Susan Lenoe will give a one-woman performance of Bradstreet’s life. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 6 Main St., Pelham. Proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Free admission. Psychic tarot and oracle card readers, as well as a medium, will offer readings for $20. Several vendor and craft tables will be set up. Additional vendors/crafters needed. If interested, call 978-771-2718.

Monday, Sept. 24

Annual meeting of the former Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Retired Employees, noon at The Roma Restaurant, Middlesex Street, Haverhill. 321-720-3673.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Way, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

MHL’s Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

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Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Informational Health Talk: “MRSA,” 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Amy Ewing, city of Methuen health nurse. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Be-Bop Guitars, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“Preserving Your Family’s Treasures,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by Donia Conn of the Northeast Document Conservation Center. Learn the basics of preserving documents, books, letters and more. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 12 or 13.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Musical performance by Greg Curtis, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

Fall Book Sale Preview Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. $20 admission per person, free for Friends members. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Public Forum with Mayor Zanni, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The September forum will include Methuen’s city treasurer, Ann Guastaferro, and city assessor, Michele Mastrangelo. Guastaferro and Mastrangelo will give an overview of what the city assessor’s and treasurer’s offices do and the services they provide. They will also detail the local tax policy and different programs that are available to residents. All are invited to attend.

Author Visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Michael Lowenthal will present “The Paternity Test.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Friday, Sept. 28

Comedienne Loretta LaRoche — “Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy,” 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. Tickets $35. Proceeds will go towards the Northern Essex Community College Fund. 978-556-3789, email lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Third Annual Dodo 5K Run/Walk, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. In conjunction with the rehabilitation hospital’s 30th birthday celebration. The money raised will benefit Dana Farber. $5 for the Dodo run/children’s events, $25 for adults for the 5K. Free admission to the health fair. 978-372-8000, email cscali@whittierhealth.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” beginning at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. Money raised will help provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund research. Volunteers needed. alzwalkMANH.org.

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Atkinson Town Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participants’ homes and at the Atkinson Community Center. Sponsored by the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club (AWCC). Rain or shine. Atkinson residents may register for this fundraiser event by completing the registration form available at the Atkinson Town Hall, Kimball Public Library, Atkinson Community Center, Atkinson Village store or online at AWCC-NH.org. Registration fee is $25 and must be postmarked by Sept. 22. Late registrations will not be included on the map. Maps will be available on Sept. 28. 603-560-3405.

“Friends of the Poor Walk,” 9 a.m. beginning at All Saints. Hosted by the St. Vincent de Paul Societies of All Saints Parish and St. James Parish in Haverhill. Registration is at 8 a.m. Walkers will cross the Comeau Bridge to South Pleasant Street then across the Basiliere Bridge, ending up at St. James Church with coffee, juice and doughnuts. Rain or shine. All donations received stay in the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and are fully tax deductible. Registration are available at the churches and on-line. 978-372-8871, 978-373-1652, email hjaycat@aol.com, svdpusa.org.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

20th annual “Trot for Special Tots” 5K Road Race & Fun Walk, 10 a.m. start at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood St., Andover. Registration is at 9 a.m. Registration/information, TheProfessionalCenter.org.

Family Dance Party with DJ Dee Kimball, 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Andover Town Common. Hosted by the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Andovers, a nonprofit organization that provides social events and activities for residents of Andover and North Andover. Meet new people, get involved in the community, create memories and build friendships. Email info@newcomersandneighbors.org, newcomersandneighbors.org.

Fall Book Sale, 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Cut-A-Thon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Styles Unlimited, 77 Howe St., Methuen. $10 haircuts. All proceeds will go to Team Nick. The salon is sponsoring Nick Ramirez, a child who has diabetes. Team Nick will walk at the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Oct. 13, in Boston. 978-682-6223.

Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28

“CASTLE of FEAR,” after dark at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Coupons online. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Foxwoods Resort Casino trip, 7 a.m. departure from the VFW Post 8349 parking lot, 26 River St., Methuen. Return at 7 p.m. $30 per person. Includes a buffet food voucher, Keno voucher. Payment must be received by Sept. 26. Call to reserve a seat. 978-688-6647.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hall of St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Crafters needed. Space includes an 8-ft. table for $30. 978-685-8818.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Children’s Halloween Costume Party, noon to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes games, treats, activities by Little Sprouts. Rain date is Oct. 28. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Friday, Oct. 26

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital: John Scott, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Oct. 26-28

“Willy Wonka,” check for show times at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Thursday, Nov. 15 Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Nov. 16

Silent Movie Night, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Two comedies will be screened: “The Mystery of the Leaping Fish” and “A Sailor-Made Man.” With organ accompanist, Peter Edwin Krasinski. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. Sponsored by Lee W. Malone and Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Nov. 24 & 25

Sanborn Ice Hockey Holiday Craft Fair, at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston. Crafters wanted. Reserve an 8-ft. table now for $50. Make checks payable to Sanborn Athletics and mail to Dena Bouzianis, 9 Maple St., Kingston, NH 03848. Include name, address, email, phone number and brief description of the items. 207-351-5338, email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cocoa with Santa, 9 a.m. noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes activities by Little Sprouts, treats, and cocoa. $7 for children, $5 for adults. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features “Music Maximus.” A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Emmaus, Inc. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music and displays. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organ, Betty Rines and John Schnell, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved $15, children $5. Call 781-593-5039 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by Appleton Eye Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Haverhill Rotary, Methuen Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Offers artisans, crafters, vendors, gift items, door prizes and more. Admission $2 per person. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.