Conversational English Group’s fall session, will meet Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Open to non-native English speakers who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. To register, call Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602.
The Hampstead Garden Club meets monthly, usually on the third Wednesday of each month at Hadley Hall, Congregational Church, Main Street, Hampstead, N.H., or at other designated venues. The nonprofit educational organization encourages an interest in all aspects of gardening, promotes civic beauty and the conservation of natural resources. Hampstead residency is not required. For more information, contact Mary Beth Webster, membership chair, at 603-329-6468 or visit hampsteadgarden.org.
The Merrimack Toastmasters Club, meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit merrimack-toastmasters.org.
The Merrimack Valley Quilters Guild, meets on the third Thursday of each month at St. Luke the Evangelist Church Hall (formerly Holy Angels), 8 Atkinson Depot Road, Plaistow, N.H. For more information, call Angie at 603-382-6823 or visit mvquilters.wordpress.com.
The Muchachos All Age Drum & Bugle Corps, a nonprofit educational organization composed of youth and adult members, is dedicated to learning music and the performing arts in the style of drum and bugle corps. The non-competing affiliate member of the Drum Corps International Organization appears in parades and exhibitions throughout New England and parts of New York State. Membership is open to anyone aged 14 and older. While previous experience is preferred, it is not a requirement. For more information, call Al Gagne, corps director, at 603-228-3971 or visit muchachos.org.
The Lawrence Chess Club, meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. The program is free and open to all ages and abilities. Bring a friend and a chess set if possible. For more information, call 978-620-3600.