“Step Out with Julie’s Walk Starz,” 1 to 6 p.m. at The Hampstead House Restaurant, 251 Hampstead St., Methuen. This fundraising event is in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Tickets are $20 and include a choice of one of the following meals (soda, tax and tip are included): marinated steak tips with rice pilaf and a vegetable, New England boiled dinner, chicken kabob with rice pilaf and a vegetable, or chicken fingers and french fries. Also includes raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are now available. Participants do not need to be present to win. For tickets, call 978-771-4815 or 508-364-8046.
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra with Violin Soloist Joshua Peckins in concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., (Route 114), North Andover. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $5 for children ages 4-12. Seating is general admission. Tickets will be available at the door and online. Visit MKtix.com/mvpo or mvpomusic.org.
Monday, March 17
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Healthcare Services, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Dallas Buyers’ Club” will be shown. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat or visit GrovelandMA.com for more information.
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.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Wingate, 190 North Ave., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.