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July 24, 2012

Community calendar


The Eagle-Tribune

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Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for teens, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Registration requested. 978-373-1586, ext. 650.

Jocko’s Jazz: vocal group “Syncopation,” 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockstar New England, 100 Burtt Road, Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Informational Talk: “Hiring Help In Your Home,” 10:45 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen. Hosted by Brianna Madden, ESMV. Sponsored by Methuen TRIAD Senior Safety. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, July 25

2012 Organ Recital Series with Nicole Keller, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 2 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Bring a friend to leave overnight. Cameras will capture what they do after hours. For ages 7 and up. Registration requested. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen. Sponsored by Bill Manzi, candidate for State Senate. Music by Dick Arsenault. 978-983-8825.

Christmas Tree Exhibit Planning Meeting, 3 p.m. at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St. The historical society is seeking individuals, families, and/or community groups to decorate a tree for the fifth annual exhibition. This year’s theme will be formulated at the meeting based on the objects displayed at the Top 40 Andover exhibit. Free. 978-475-2236.

Wednesdays

“Reggae Wednesdays,” 8 p.m. at Archie’s Little River Ale House, 27 Lafayette Square, Haverhill. Live reggae with JAH-N-I Roots Band. No cover. Free parking. Presented by Tuff-E-Nuff Promotions. 978-521-5680, 978-469-8010.

Thursday, July 26

Growums Garden Program, 10:30 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For ages 3 and up. Bring a paper plate. Registration required. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Free screening of “Sunset Boulevard,” 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Kid’s Craft, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Make a Berenstain Bears Picnic Basket. For all ages. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

“She & Me” Teen Book Discussion, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Girls entering grades 5-8 and a female friend (mom, aunt, etc.) are invited to discuss “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson. Registration requested. 978-373-1586, ext. 630.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley YMCA, 129 Haverhill St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursdays

Drop-In Yoga Class, 6:30 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. The beginner class is open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels. $5 per class. No class on July 26 or Aug. 2. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Through Aug. 16

“Strike! — On the Occasion of the Centennial Anniversary of the Bread & Roses Strike” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Chester F. Sidell Gallery and Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence. Free. 978-685-2343, essexartcenter.org.

Friday, July 27

Story time in the Park, 10 to 11 a.m. at Winnekinni Castle, near the playground. For all ages. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

Ninja Games, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Test one’s skills in archery, poise, strength, stealth and agility. For ages 12 and up. 978-373-1586, ext. 650.

American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, 177 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Fridays through Aug. 17

Friday Morning Crafts Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover. A variety of crafts are offered. Make one or make them all. All ages welcome. An adult or older sibling works with the younger children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library. Free. 978-688-9505.

Fridays through Aug. 3

Friday Family Film, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover. The film changes each week and is not the same film shown during the library’s Tuesday/Wednesday movie time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library. Free. 978-688-9505.

Saturday, July 28

St. Anne Summerfest, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Hampstead Town Green. Activities include a road race, vintage car show, games for all ages, food and bake sales, bounce tent and obstacle course, live entertainment, silent auction, and raffles. Crafters and artists wanted. Spaces are 10’ x 10’ (no chairs or tables provided) and cost $40 for an uncovered space, $50 for a covered space. 603-642-3250, saintannechurchnh.org.

Film screening “Hungry for Change,” 2 to 4:45 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Discussion, cooking demonstration, food samples and raffle. Registration requested. 978-373-1586, ext. 641.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen. With Boots and Company. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Saturdays through Oct. 27

Haverhill Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40 Bailey Blvd., Haverhill. Offers local food and artisan vendors supplying fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, baked goods and more. Music and children’s activities. haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, July 29

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Roots, Rhythm and Dub. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Monday, July 30

Guard Up Swordsmanship Program, 6 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For grades 6-12. Registration required. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

New Hampshire Bats, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Learn where to find them and how to help conserve these mammals. Appropriate for adults and children. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Pajama Story time, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. For all ages. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

Mondays through Aug. 20

Drop-in Story Time, 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover. All ages welcome, especially pre-kindergartners. Adult/caregiver must stay with their children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library. Free. 978-688-9505.

Tuesday, July 31

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. For ages 7 and up. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

Teen Craft, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Make a friendship bracelet. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

Love Signs: Relationship Astrology with Sally Craigin, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Jocko’s Jazz: vocalist Rebecca Parris, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Informational Talk: “Eat Well On A Budget,” 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen. With Beth Cronin, dietician at Holy Family Hospital. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

2012 Organ Recital Series with Paul Murray, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Ingalls Court, Methuen. Free admission. 978-682-7611.

Presentation on Spiders, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Guest speaker Prof. Ed Tillinghast will bring a few spiders, including a black widow, to talk about and demonstrate spider behavior. Appropriate for adults and children. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Aug. 4, 7, 10, 16, 21, 24 & 28

Cooking Classes, in Methuen and Groveland. These farm-to-table classes focus on using ingredients from local farms. Classes are hands-on with instruction and include recipes and a meal. Pre-registration required. 978-994-1692, email farmcook1@verizon.net.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

2012 Organ Recital Series with Peter Kranefoed, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Free screening of “Notorious,” 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Friday, Aug. 10

2012 Hampstead Civic Club Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Windham Country Club. Registration from 6 to 7 a.m. Scramble format. Dinner and awards. Entry fee is $125 per player. Includes greens fees, cart, post-golf dinner. Field limited to first 144 golfers. Register on-line. 603-339-1116, HampsteadCivicClub.com.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Los Three. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Psychic Fair, at the Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St., Haverhill. Fundraiser benefits the American Diabetes Association. Tarot and mediumship readings $20. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Monday, Aug. 13

Dream Interpretation, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Guest speaker Susan Morgan will discuss how to interpret what dreams mean. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

2012 Organ Recital Series with David Arcus, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesdays, Aug. 15 through Sept. 12

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maternal Health and Fitness, 7 Hodges St., North Andover. The class will teach the phases and stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and labor support. 978-738-8080, maternalhealthandfitness.com.

Thursday, Aug. 16

Free screening of “Shadow of a Doubt,” 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 3 to 4 p.m. at Methuen Village Assisted Living, 4 Gleason St., Methuen. Free admission. 978-685-2220.

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With All Good — Feel Good Collective. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

2012 Organ Recital Series with Anne Horsch, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free admission. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Second Annual Ladies’ Shopping Event, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge, Salem, N.H. Open to the public. All interested outside vendors welcome. 603-870-0045, email JocelynsResraurant@yahoo.com, JocelynsRestaurant.com.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

2012 Organ Recital Series with Frederick Teardo, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sept. 4 & 5

Open House: preschool openings for fall, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Bradford Children’s Center, 10 Church St., Bradford. 978-912-7461.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With The Dub Down. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Los Three. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Monday, Sept. 17

Andover Choral Society’s first rehearsal of its 83rd season, 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover. All voice parts welcome. Concerts include Haydn’s Creation and an Opera Gala. Rehearsals are on Mondays. 978-688-6353.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Second Annual Memorial School 5K Run or Walk & Fun Run, beginning and ending at the Newton Memorial School, 31 West Main St. Open to the whole community. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., walkers at 10 a.m., runners at 10:30 a.m. Includes carnival games, face painting, bouncy house, food, raffle prizes and more. All proceeds will benefit the Newton Memorial School PTO. Registration fee is $15 before Sept. 15, $20 after Sept. 15 and on the day of the race. No entry fee for the Fun Run (ages 3-11). Free T-shirts for the first 100 registered adult participants. Email amieandjason@yahoo.com, RunReg.com.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With MasSicker (aka King Mas), Ghetto People Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Friday, Sept. 28

Comedienne Loretta LaRoche — “Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy,” 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. Tickets $35. Proceeds will go towards the Northern Essex Community College Fund. 978-556-3789, email lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hall of St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Crafters needed. Space includes an 8-ft. table for $30. 978-685-8818.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Nov. 24 & 25

Sanborn Ice Hockey Holiday Craft Fair, at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston. Crafters wanted. Reserve an 8-ft. table now for $50. Make checks payable to Sanborn Athletics and mail to Dena Bouzianis, 9 Maple St., Kingston, NH 03848. Include name, address, email, phone number and brief description of the items. 207-351-5338, email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.