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February 16, 2014

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TRUMPET and ORGAN DUO “PISTONS and PIPES,” 3 p.m. at The First Church, 1 Concord St., Nashua. Featuring Richard Watson, trumpet and Douglas Major, organ. Free admission. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the ongoing restoration of the 1926 Anderson Memorial Organ. Call 603-882-4861, email info@first–music.org or visit first–music.org.

Valentine Dessert Extravaganza, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Brookstone Event Center, 14 Route 111, Derry. Includes an array of fancy desserts, cheeses, crackers, fruit, many teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Enjoy talented musicians and local celebrity emcees in celebration of Family Promise providing temporary housing, meals and help toward permanent safe housing for homeless families with children. There will be door prizes as well as prizes for most beautiful hat, most Victorian outfit, farthest travelled, and table games. Table decorating contest requires pre-registration. Winners who receive the most $1 votes will earn dinner certificates. Bring guests. Fundraising raffles and silent auctions will benefit Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County (or Family Promise GRC). Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 603-432-0400 or email Vicki.Vareschi@FamilyPromiseGRC.org.

96th Anniversary of Lithuanian Independence, 12:30 p.m. in the Corpus Christi/Holy Rosary Church Hall on Common Street in Lawrence. Hosted by the Lithuanian Council of Greater Lawrence. The traditional Lithuanian dinner is $12 for adults, $5 for children. Also includes a film, entertainment and a lottery. A bilingual Mass will be held at 11 a.m. in the lower church. 978-685-4478.

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.

Feb. 16, 21, 22 and Feb. 23

The Peacock Players will perform, “Almost, Maine,” at the Court Street Theatre, 14 Court St., Nashua. Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets, call 886-7000 or visit peacockplayers.org.

Through Feb. 27

“Capturing the Beauty” — an exhibition by “The Merrimac Valley Group,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lawrence Heritage State Park, 1 Jackson St. “The Merrimac Valley Group” is comprised of local photographers who enjoy spending time together taking photos locally and on jaunts elsewhere. They include Cinde Perdigao, Gary and Judi Hoyt, Sandy Thomas, Bill Willis, Joe Reardon, Larry Warfield, Ron Wybranowski, Richard Ferland, Roy Haddock, Deb Sullivan, and Bob Ring. The show was organized by Roy Haddock. The exhibit features a varied collection of scenic, nature, and artistically interpreted images. An artists’ reception will be held on Feb. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. with light refreshments. Storm date for the reception will be Feb. 23. Free admission. Call 978-794-1655 or visit mass.gov.

Feb. 17-21

February School Vacation Clinic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ripp City Baseball and Softball Academy, 233 Neck Road, Haverhill. The clinic is for both baseball and softball players ages 5-12 and 13-18. Includes hitting, pitching, throwing, movies, games and prizes. Cost is $130 per person. To register, call 978-373-7466. Visit rippcitybaseball.com for more information.

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

Music Academy for Homeschool & 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

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

Lunch & Dance, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Meal by Borelli’s. Music by DJ Dick Arsenault. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations are required. Call 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Ferdinando Argenti Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. Call 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

“Chocolate — The Perfect Indulgence,” 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Mike Cross, professor of Chemistry at Northern Essex Community College, will discuss the joy that chocolate brings to the palate and the health benefits it offers the brain, heart and mood. Professor Cross will teach attendees how to detect quality chocolate using a few samples that will be provided. Sponsored by the NECC Speakers’ Bureau. Call 603-329-6411.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Methuen Veterans Director Tom Hargreaves’ monthly office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

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

Foot Care Clinic, 1:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. Cost is $25. Call 978-983-8825.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 20

“Books at Bean Towne,” 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. The Youth Service’s Librarian will have crafts, books and fun in the café. Open to the public. For parents and children. Email pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Book Group, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “Stiff: the Curious Life of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach will be discussed. Call 603-329-6411 or visit HampsteadLibrary.org.

Thursdays

Gentle Yoga Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and all fitness levels welcome. Stretch and relax the mind. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Mats are available to use for those who don’t own one. $5 drop in fee. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

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

Children’s Community Choir, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. Call 978-682-4215.

Thursdays

Meat Raffle, 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 200 Broadway, Methuen. Help support local veterans.

Thursdays

Children’s Community Choir, 4:30 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. Call 978-682-4215.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Saturday Night ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Featuring The Mel-Tones. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Joe Manning Discusses the Lewis Hine Project, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. The author and historian will discuss “The Lewis Hine Project: Stories of the Lawrence Children,” an exhibit being hosted at the library through March 31. Free and open to the public. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Free Essential Oils Workshop, at Self Awakening Yoga, 352 South Broadway, Salem, N.H. Discover how therapeutic grade essential oils can improve one’s health and well-being. Call 603-548-0105.

Monday, Feb. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Adult Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This program is designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome. Read books, do a craft, and have fun. Call 603-329-6411.

Feb. 24-28

New Hampshire February School Vacation Clinic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ripp City Baseball and Softball Academy, 233 Neck Road, Haverhill. The clinic is for both baseball and softball players ages 5-12 and 13-18. Includes hitting, pitching, throwing, movies, games and prizes. Cost is $130 per person. To register, call 978-373-7466. Visit rippcitybaseball.com for more information.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Jetro da Silva Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. Call 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Presentation by Kathy Devine of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Devine will discuss the Massachusetts Prescription Advantage Program. Prescription Advantage is a prescription drug insurance plan that is available to Massachusetts residents 65 and older as well as younger people with disabilities who meet income and employment guidelines. Call 978-374-2390.

“Autism Eats” Family Dinner, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Andolini’s Restaurant, 19 Essex St., Andover. This event will provide an Autism-friendly environment for family dining, socializing and connecting with others who share similar joys and challenges. Visit AutismEats.org to purchase tickets.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Newton Town Hall, 2 Town Hall Road, Newton. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Celebrate the Winter Olympics, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Children can enjoy activities, crafts, books and more. Call 603-329-6411 or visit HampsteadLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

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

Feb. 26 through April 2

Healthy Living Center of Excellence Chronic Pain Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. in Lawrence General Hospital’s Kurth Auditorium, One General St. Attendees will learn how to control their pain; deal with depression, frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; eat well; start an exercise program; and increase their energy level. Free, but registration is required. Call 978-946-1260 or visit healthyliving4me.org.

Thursday, Feb. 27

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hannaford Supermarket, 305 Sandown Road, East Hampstead. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Free Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Call 603-329-6411 or visit HampsteadLibrary.org.

Saturday, March 1

Haverhill Senior Baseball registration, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Applications are also available online at haverhillseniorbaseball.com and can be mailed to P.O. Box 5202, Bradford, MA 01835. The spring season will run from mid-April through the end of May and the summer season is from early June through early August. The league is open to youths ages 13 to 15 living in the Haverhill area. Call 978-373-6982 or 978-807-5068.

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

Monday, March 3

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

Tuesday, March 4

Senior lunch presentation, 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Endocrinologist Neil Ravin, MD, will present “Controversies in Endocrinology: Should we treat patients over 60 with osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and low testosterone differently?” The cost of $5 includes a full dinner of corned beef with boiled cabbage, potatoes, baby carrots, mixed green salad, dinner rolls, coffee, tea and dessert. Registration is required. Call 978-521-8140.

Thursday, March 6

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Rite-Aid, 68 South Main St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Saturday, March 8

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Friends & Family Fundraising Dinner with Raffle & Auction, 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church Hall, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Ranger Band Parent’s Association. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Class Marching Band Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors (55+). To order and purchase tickets, mail check to MRBPA, P.O. Box 21, Methuen, MA 01844 or contact 978-722-6040, ext. 2608 or 508-361-4833, email president@methuenrangerband.org.

Indoor Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis, a nonprofit organization of the church. Items available for purchase include furniture, clothing, glassware, books, jewelry, knick-knacks, and other bargains. Greek pastry will be for sale along with refreshments. Tables are available for rent and can be reserved by calling 978-374-8887 or 978-373-3311. Proceeds from this event will support various charities.

Wednesday, March 12

45’s Tournament, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Cost is $2 per person. Sign up in the office. Call 978-983-8825.

Diabetic Shoe Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Ace Medical Supply. Appointments are required. Participants must be able to attend the second clinic on April 2, 9 to 10 a.m. to receive their shoes and get fitted. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, March 13

Irish Celebration featuring “Big Smiles Entertainment,” at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes traditional corned beef and Cabbage. Cost is $15. Advance ticket purchase is required. Call 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Andover Town House, 20 Main St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Friday, March 14

Informational session & tour, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. All are invited. Call 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Latitude Sports Club, 116 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Saturday, March 15

Chamber Music Concert with the Fonda — Kaaij Duo, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Andover, 33 Central St. Featuring Dutch musicians, Douw Fonda, cello, and Martin Kaaij, guitar. The duo will perform works by Dowland, Bach, Nin and Schubert as part of their American tour. Born and educated in the United States, Fonda has been active for two decades in the Netherlands. He is the assistant principal cellist of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam. Kaaij, a native of the Netherlands, is a well-known performer, recording artist, and author. He has performed the premiers of more than 60 new works for the guitar. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and $35 for families. Call 978-556-5046.

Sunday, March 16

Sports card & Bruins Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Dealer tables of sport cards and memorabilia will be on display and items will be on sale. Bruins 2x Stanley Cup Champ Don Marcotte will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, free for children under 9. Call 508-265-4440.

Chamber Music Concert with the Fonda — Kaaij Duo, 3 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 16 Ashland St. Featuring Dutch musicians, Douw Fonda, cello, and Martin Kaaij, guitar. The duo will perform works by Dowland, Bach, Nin and Schubert as part of their American tour. Born and educated in the United States, Fonda has been active for two decades in the Netherlands. He is the assistant principal cellist of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam. Kaaij, a native of the Netherlands, is a well-known performer, recording artist, and author. He has performed the premiers of more than 60 new works for the guitar. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students with a $45 max per family. Tickets will be available at the door. Call 978-556-5046.

Monday, March 17

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Healthcare Services, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Tuesday, March 18

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With guest speakers Michael Festa, AARP State Director and Rep. Linda Dean-Campbell. Open discussion will include the issues that face the 50+ population today. RSVP by March 14. Call 617-305-0505 to register.

Esperanza Academy Admissions Open House, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 198 Garden St., Lawrence. Esperanza Academy is an independent, tuition-free middle school (grades 5 to 8) for girls from Lawrence. Call 978-686-4673.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Wingate, 190 North Ave., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Wednesday, March 19

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Thursday, March 20

Enrichment Craft Class: “Paint Your Own Fused Glass Candle Holder,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Magic Brush Pottery. Cost is $15. Preregistration is required. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday, March 22

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With music by The Entertainers. Cost is $9. Call 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, March 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

Wednesday, March 26

Free Educational Legal Seminar: “protecting your life savings & financial planning tips,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With speakers Atty. Edward Beasley and Gregory Gagne. Call 978-983-8825.

NARFE Meeting, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

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

Saturday, April 5

Fifth annual Craft Fair, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $35 for an 8-foot by 2 1/2 foot table, with chairs included. All proceeds support the Riverside Memorial missions fund. Space is limited so register early. Call 617-455-2792 or email ms.renee1969@yahoo.com.

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Fifth annual Craft Fair, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $35 for an 8-foot by 2 1/2 foot table, with chairs included. All proceeds support the church’s missions fund. Space is limited. Call 617-455-2792 or email ms.renee1969@yahoo.com.

Saturday, April 12

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

April 13, 27, May 4, 11 & 18

Healthy Kids Running Series, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at AVIS-West Parish Meadow, off Reservation Road, Andover. Pre-K will do the 50 yard dash, kindergarten and first grade will do the 1/4 mile, second and third graders will do the 1/2 mile, fourth and fifth graders and middle school students will do the one mile race. Top placers in each race will receive points based on their finish. The boy and girl racer with the most points at the end of the series will win a trophy and a prize. Medals will be awarded to every racer after the last race in the series. Gift bags will be distributed to all participants. Cost is $30 for the series, $10 per race. All races will be the same distances each week. Snacks and beverages for participants. Call 978-886-6506 or email sean7amy@gmail.com. Register online at healthykidsrunningseries.org.

Saturday, April 19

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Tuesday, April 22

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Saturday, April 26

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Sunday, April 27

Andover Choral Society’s Spring Concert “Simple Gifts — An American Musical Landscape,” 3 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. The concert will feature the music of American composers, Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson and Steven Foster. Visit andoverchoralsociety.org.

Saturday, May 3

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Sunday, May 4

Free Concert, 4 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. The New England Classical Singers, joined by the Lawrence High Girls Ensemble, will present “The Seven Last Words Of Christ” by Dubois. Barbara Kilduff, a renowned soprano, will be among the soloists. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust. Call 978-683-8222.

Saturday, May 17

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Tuesday, May 27

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Saturday, May 31

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Tuesday, June 24

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, July 22

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.