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December 15, 2013

Community Calendar


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Annual Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at North Parish, 190 Academy Road, North Andover. Under the direction of the church’s professional musicians, John Middleton-Cox, Erin Lane and Barry Low, the adult, children’s, teen and handbell choirs will mix old favorites with new arrangements of sacred and secular songs. Mixed in with the choir offerings will be solos by Middleton-Cox and Low and audience sing-a-longs including “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Those who have sung Handel’s Messiah will be invited to join the performers for the Hallelujah Chorus. Open to the public. Suggested donation is $15. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit northparish.org.

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes handcrafted gift items, jewelry, holiday decor, home goods, one-of-a-kind items, and door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $2 per person. Email winnekenni@yahoo.com to request a vendor application and include name, contact information, and a description and photos of the merchandise. Call 978-521-1686 or visit winnekenni.com.

The Nutcracker Ballet, 2 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover. Performed by area dancers of all ages under the direction of New England Civic Ballet’s directors. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for children ages 12 and under and seniors ages 55 and older. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more attending the same performance. Call 978-975-0289 or visit newenglandcivicballet.org for tickets.

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.

Monday, Dec. 16

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Haverhill Community Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. in the Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. All presenting donors will receive a T-shirt and a free meal. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Movie Matinee, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Enjoy a holiday movie and popcorn. Free. Call 978-983-8825.

Conversational English meeting, 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For non-native speakers of English who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members are welcome. Call 978-475-4602 to register.

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. No knitting on Nov. 11. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

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, Dec. 17

Merrimack Valley PFLAG 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 the First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

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

Free movie showing of “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Light refreshments will be served. Call 603-329-6411.

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

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, Dec. 18

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

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

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

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

Lawrence Chess Club meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. These free meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring a friend and a chess set. Al ages and abilities are welcome.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair, 1:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library. For anyone who would like trained help enrolling for insurance through healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act website. Eireann Aspell, Navigator, will give a brief introductory presentation and then open a mini computer lab for up to eight people/couples to enroll with Navigator assistance. This will be the only opportunity to obtain help in the library prior to the Dec. 23 deadline for insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Registration is required. Walk-ins will only be accommodated first come first served if all eight openings are not filled ahead of the program. Attendees should bring their Social Security number, pay stubs and/or W2 forms, as well as their 2012 1040 tax document. This program is part of the ongoing series of informational sessions about the Affordable Care Act being offered by the library. Call 603-432-6140.

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 19

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) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Career Networking Group — Social Media, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join this free group to expand one’s network of business contacts, share ideas and learn about effective job search strategies. Facilitated by certified career coach, Arleen Bradley. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Book Group Discussion, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “Call Me Amy” will be discussed with Haverhill author, Marcia Strykowski. Call 603-329-6411.

Diane Dexter will sing “Music of Broadway 1960-1980,” 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council. Call 978-983-8825.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, Dec. 20

Cahal Dunne’s “Wonderful World of Christmas,” 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief’s In, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Tickets are $20. Bring snacks. There will be a cash bar. Call 978-794-0911 or 978-682-4875 for tickets.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandown Town Hall, 320 Main St. During December, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

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

Treble Chorus of New England’s “Ring in the Holidays” Concert, 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Features guest artists the Polymnia Choral Society of Melrose and a variety of holiday instrumentalists. Enjoy “The Canticle of Lights” by Bob Chilcott as well as “Jingle Bells,” “In the Bleak Mid Winter” and the Hallelujah Chorus. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 978-470-8263 or visit treblechorusne.org.

Free Holiday Workshop for families, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Drop in and create crafts. Materials will be supplied. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Call 603-329-6411.

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.

Monday, Dec. 23

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) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Free Christmas Day Dinner, noon to 3 p.m. at the Salem Knights of Columbus, 37 Main St., Salem, N.H. All are welcome. In 2009, 58 meals were served, in 2010, 104 meals and in 2011, 119 meals. This dinner is open to all. Rides will be provided if needed and meals will be delivered to Salem residents. Don’t spend Christmas alone; come for companionship. Families are welcome. Call 603-898-1217 as soon as possible to reserve a place at the table. Leave a name and telephone number when calling.

Thursday, Dec. 26

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shaw’s Supermarket, 92 Cluff Crossing, Salem, N.H. During December, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Friday, Dec. 27

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Dec. 28

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Advent Christian Church of Haverhill, 160 Carleton St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Dec. 30

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion, 1314 Main St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The evening will include a complete dinner catered by The Party Connection (sorbet, garden salad, rolls and butter, prime rib, oven roasted potatoes and vegetables, strawberry shortcake, coffee and tea), dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with music by the Fred Manzi Trio. BYOB. Favors and champagne. Tickets are $50 per person. No Refunds. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Public invited. Space is limited. Call 978-983-8825 to reserve tickets.

New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m. appetizers, 7:45 p.m. dinner at the Lawrence Elks, 652 Andover St. Celebrate the New Year with an evening of dining and dancing. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu, mixed vegetables, potatoes, dessert and coffee or tea. Catered by Chefs of the Old World. Music by Rick DeLuca. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $35 per person at the door. Call 978-305-7912.

Jan. 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19

Disney On Ice presents “Princesses & Heroes,” 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. Tickets are $26, $60, $80. Additional fees may apply. Call 1-800-745-3000 or visit verizonwirelessarena.com, ticketmaster.com or disneyonice.com.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Andover Choral Society’s winter concert, at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. The concert will feature Mozart’s Requiem with full orchestra. Call 603-893-5636 or email info@andoverchoralsociety.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.