Sunday, Dec. 15
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 email@example.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.
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.