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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
Valentine Dessert Extravaganza, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Brookstone Event Center, 14 Route 111, Derry. Includes an array of fancy desserts, cheeses, crackers, fruit, many teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Enjoy talented musicians and local celebrity emcees in celebration of Family Promise providing temporary housing, meals and help toward permanent safe housing for homeless families with children. There will be door prizes as well as prizes for most beautiful hat, most Victorian outfit, farthest travelled, and table games. Table decorating contest requires pre-registration. Winners who receive the most $1 votes will earn dinner certificates. Bring guests. Fundraising raffles and silent auctions will benefit Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County (or Family Promise GRC). Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 603-432-0400 or email Vicki.Vareschi@FamilyPromiseGRC.org.