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February 2, 2014

Community Calendar


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Israeli Folk Dancing in the Merrimack Valley — Beginner’s Night, 7 to 8:15 p.m. at 1580 Osgood St., North Andover (Osgood Landing). Learn the basics and have fun. Open to all ages and levels. Beginners are welcome. A partner is not needed. Cost is $2 per person. Call 781-942-3659 or email anne.israelidancer@gmail.com.

Phillips Academy’s annual Summer Opportunities Fair, noon to 3 p.m. in the Smith Center, off Route 28, near Salem Street on the Phillips Academy campus, Andover. Sponsored by the Phillips Academy Summer Opportunities Office and the Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA). This fair gives middle and high school students and their families the chance to meet with representatives from more than 100 local, national and international summer programs. A wide range of programs represented at the fair include those that focus on academics, language study, community service, camps, sports, arts, research, internships, outdoor adventure, and international travel. Free admission. Visit andover.edu.

Sports card & Bruins Autograph Show, 9 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 legend, Willie O’Ree, will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, free for children under 9. Call 508-265-4440.

Feb. 2-27

“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.

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, Feb. 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 schedule an appointment.

eBooks & eReaders Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Learn how to download library eBooks to one’s eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App. This class is open to people with eReaders that have “App” capability. One-on-one classes will be offered for patrons with other eReaders. Classes are limited to eight people. Registration will open on Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. Call 978-373-1586, ext. 608 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. 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. 4

Jocko’s Jazz: The Eula Lawrence 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, 1:30 to 7 p.m. in the Merrimack College Sakowich Center, Turnpike Street, North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Padre Pio Prayer Group meeting, 6:30 p.m. at St. Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen. The meeting will consist of recitation of the Holy Rosary, chaplet of Divine Mercy along with many other topics. The main discussion this month will be a favorite Novena of Pope Francis. A relic of St. Padre Pio will be available for veneration. Feel free to bring a friend. Call 978-683-1193.

“Heartburn: When Will It End?” — A medical Meet the Expert seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium. Presented by Steward Health Care Gastroenterologist Norman Miller, MD. Attendees will learn the different diagnoses for upper gastrointestinal symptoms, diagnostic tools for heartburn, and treatment options. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Light refreshments. One contact hour in nursing. Call 978-420-1168 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

“Who’s Tracking You online? The Quiet Big Data Revolution,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. The digital footprints that individuals quietly and slowly create with their online data can be useful to everyone from retailers, to health care professionals and the government. This interactive presentation will cover the positive, negative and uncertain implications of the era of Big Data; issues surrounding individual privacy and security; and ways that individual web users can minimize their online footprint. Free. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

TRIAD Senior Safety Group meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Women’s City Club of Haverhill meeting, 2 p.m. at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St., Haverhill. Coffee hour will begin at 1:30 p.m. Richard Hughes will present a program titled “Silent Movies” at 2:15 p.m. Hughes will take guests on a trip to the past and will play charming and moody music of the silent movies. He will also talk about that era’s history.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 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. 6

“How to Go to College...Without Going Broke,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chateau Restaurant, 131 River Road, Andover. College Planning Services will present the free dinner seminar on college financing. Learn tips on how to maximize one’s free scholarship money and which colleges have the most scholarship money to distribute. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Sign up at CollegePlanningServices.org or call 978-462-1666.

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.

Friday, Feb. 7

“Around the World in Eighty Days: An Evening in the Stacks” Gala Event, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library. Hosted by the Friends of the Library. Foods from around the world will be served from sponsoring local restaurants. A dessert buffet and live entertainment by guitarist Doug Thompson will round off the evening. Local Pelham artists will be honored and on hand to talk about and display their work, including some of the gold key winners in the Pelham Art Honor Society. The Friends of the Library will also give away a two night get-away to the Anchorage Inn in York Beach which includes dinner for two as a door prize. Funds from the event will benefit library programing. Tickets are $15. Call 603-635-7581 or visit pelhampubliclibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cedardale Health and Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Feb. 7 & 24

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.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Saturday Night Ballroom Valentine Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Featuring Pete Saran — New Life. The Queen of Hearts and her court will be chosen. There will also be prizes. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

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 schedule an appointment.

11th annual Tour de Pooch & Pals — Spin for Animals fundraiser, sponsored by The MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Methuen. Yoga, boot camp and cardio lift events will take place on Feb. 9 for all non-spinners. Participants can take advantage of the opportunity to spin at any of the seven participating local gyms and as part of that gym’s team, help raise needed funds for the animals and programs at Nevins Farm. A wide variety of locations (including New Hampshire and Boston) are available. The gym with the highest fundraising total will take home the trophy. Participants that raise more than $100 in pledges will earn a stainless steel MSPCA water bottle. Options and times vary by gym location with some offering spin-a-thons, allowing participants to opt ride for one, two or three hours. Visit mspca.org or call 978-687-7453, ext. 6161.

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.

Methuen Rail Trail walk, leaving from the Depot parking area on Railroad Street and heading south to walk the southern section, about 2 1/2 miles round trip. Meeting at 8:15 a.m. and leaving at 8:30 a.m. If there is snow on the trail, then snowshoes will be offered. Several pairs of adult and children’s snowshoes are available. Come out and try something new. Donations for the use of the shoes would be appreciated so that the rail trail committee can buy more and have more members try snowshoeing. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

Free Family Movie, noon at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive.Library matinees are ideal for kids who aren’t quite ready for the movie theater or for anyone who likes bargain entertainment. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or snack. Call 603-329-6411.

23rd Annual Bradford Valentine Road Race, 10 a.m. beginning at the First Church of Christ, 10 Church St., Bradford. In addition to long sleeve T-shirts to the first 400 entrants, all finishers will receive a carnation from Flowers by Steve, as well as candy, homemade soup, fresh fruit, yogurt, water and many raffle prize opportunities. All category winners will receive custom commemorative medals plus a $25 gift certificate to Whirlaway Sports Center. A post race gathering with additional raffles prizes will be held at Archie’s Little River Ale House in Lafayette Square. Visit bsrs-timing.com or fccbradford.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salem Athletic Club, 16 Manor Parkway, Salem, N.H. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Valentine Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, Main Street, Route 121, Haverhill. Hosted by The Social Life of Haverhill. For singles and couples. Ages 40 and over welcome. DJ. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 603-642-5881.

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. 9

17th Annual Valentine Concert, 5 p.m. at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Mistral, formerly Andover Chamber Music, will present “Postcards from Around the World: Viennoisseries.” The Mistral 2013-14 concert season is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors, free for students with ID. Group and family discounts available. Order securely online at. Call 978-474-6222, email sales@MistralMusic.org or visit MistralMusic.org.

Monday, Feb. 10

Movie Matinee, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free popcorn. All are welcome. Call 978-983-8825 for movie title.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 111 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Informational meeting of the newly formed VFW Men’s Auxiliary, 6 p.m. at The John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722 VFW, 6 Main St., Pelham. Membership in the Men’s Auxiliary is open to husbands, widowers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons, brothers and half brothers of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the VFW (regardless of present VFW membership status), or active duty members of the military serving in a war zone, or Korea; or deceased veteran who served in the U.S. military and served overseas, stationed in Korea during or after the Korean War, or received the Combat Action Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, etc., and received an honorable discharge. Members must be at least 16 and not be eligible themselves for membership in the VFW. Questions will be answered and the organizations benefits will be explained at the meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Email moormist1@hotmail.com or visit pelhamweb.org.

Johnny Claude the Listener Dog, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. The certified therapy dog loves to listen to kids read, tell stories or act out a book. This program is for reluctant readers of any age. Call 603-329-6411 to set up a 15-minute session. Call 603-329-6411.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Jocko’s Jazz: The John Baboian 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.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway. The planting of Railroad Street and Union Street will be discussed as well as grant applications and upcoming events. New members are welcome. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 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.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Informational Trip Talk, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Royal Tours will discuss upcoming tours. Call 978-983-8825.

Valentine’s Dance, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the students of Presentation of Mary Academy. Call 978-983-8825.

Music & Merlot, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wine Connexion, 117 Main St., North Andover. The wine tasting fundraiser includes live entertainment, munchies and raffle baskets. Proceeds will help the music programs in the NAPS district. Event is for those over 21. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit NorthAndoverMusic.org.

Democratic Caucus, 7 p.m. at the Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Hosted by registered Democrats in Groveland. Three delegates and three alternates will be elected to attend the 2014 Mass. Democratic Convention to be held at the DCU Center in Worcester on June 13 and 14. Delegates will be divided between men and women. Those not elected as delegate or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. The caucus is open to all, but only registered Democrats in Groveland as of Jan. 31, 2014, may participate to vote or run for a delegate position. All ballots will be written and secret. Call 978-373-0541.

State of the City Address, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Mayor Stephen Zanni will speak. Sponsored by the Methuen Board of Trade. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All are encouraged to attend. Call 978-983-8825.

Friday, Feb. 14

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

Valentine’s Comedy Night, 7 p.m. at the Atkinson Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson. Comedians Stephen Bjork, Tim McIntire, Stacy Kendro and Chris Pennie will share their observations on life and love. Three-course dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Show-only doors will open at 8:15 p.m. VIP seating $75 per person; dinner-show $65 per person, show only $30 per person. Reserved tables for parties of 4-12; assigned seating for non-reserved tables. Price includes tax and gratuity. Call 603-362-8700.

Fuel Assistance, 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. Call 978-983-8825.

Feb. 14, 15, 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 Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets, call 886-7000 or visit peacockplayers.org.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Third annual Help Us Help Others GALA, in the ballroom at DiBurro’s Function Facility, 887 Boston Road, Haverhill. The event will feature a variety of professionals, as well as food and dancing. The Sing Forth Quartet will perform live. There will also be a DJ to provide music for dancing throughout the evening, and a professional photographer will be on hand to capture the event. There will be silent and live auctions featuring weekend getaways, family events, raffles and more. This event is locally organized by volunteers to benefit two groups in need of much support: locally, the Common Ground Café in Haverhill, and internationally, the Mission School of Hope in Cameroon, Africa. Visit CommonGroundNE.org or missionschoolofhope.org. Tickets to this event and donations are tax deductible. Visit huhogala.org for tickets.

“Bring Your Child to the Library” day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Hampstead residents are invited to discover all the library has to offer families: books, movies, museum passes, a telescope, puppet playhouse, interactive wall art, craft station and more. There will be food and activities throughout the day as well as raffles. In addition, anyone who gets their first library card will be entered in a special drawing. Call 603-329-6411 or email pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Sunday, Feb. 16

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.