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.
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.