Through April 5
NECC Art Exhibit Highlights Whittier’s Birthplace, in Northern Essex Community College’s Bentley Library ArtSpace, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Artist Mark Reusch, caretaker of John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthplace in Haverhill, will present a painting and photography exhibit featuring the 326-year-old property of the famed writer and abolitionist. An opening reception and artist talk will be held March 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday 2 to 9 p.m., Fridays 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the NECC Art & Design Department. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Line Dancing Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Methuen VFW, River Street. Cost is $3 per class. Call 603-329-5904.
Meat Raffle, 6 p.m. at the French Social, Railroad Street, Methuen.
Thursday, March 13
Irish Celebration featuring “Big Smiles Entertainment,” 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with an Irish show. Cost is $15. Advance ticket purchase is required. Call 978-983-8825.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Andover Town House, 20 Main St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For writers of adult fiction, nonfiction and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32 or visit mhl.org.
Visit by Chronicle’s Ted Reinstein, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. The journalist and author will share his book, “A New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories.” RSVP online at mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31.
Author visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. David Christopher will discuss his book, “The Holy Universe.” Call 978-475-0143 or visit hugobookstores.com/andover.