NARFE Meeting, 2 p.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 make an appointment.
“Building Up or Spending Down? — A Retirement Portfolio” Interactive Forum, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join John Spoto, “Financially Speaking” columnist for The Eagle-Tribune, Lowell Sun Times and North of Boston Business Magazine for this informative 90-minute discussion. Bring questions or come to listen and learn. Registration required. Register online at mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31.
“Session II: Searching for Your Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestors,” 7 p.m. at the Tenney Gate House, 37 Pleasant St., Methuen. Presented by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, an expert on Acadian and French-Canadian genealogy. Part of the Methuen Historical Society’s “Discovering Your Genealogy,” a four-part series. Free admission. Call 978-683-2252 to reserve a seat or visit methuenhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
L.A.O.H. Fundraiser, 4 to 10 p.m. at The Irish Cottage Restaurant and Pub, 1111 Riverside Drive, Methuen. Help support the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in their fundraising efforts. Call 978-208-4347.
Friday, March 28
“Worship the King,” 7 p.m. at the Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. All are welcome. Call 978-688-8777.
Estate Planning forum, 10 a.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. With Captain Jason R. Ebacher, Esq., the TRIAD Director at the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Free. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. Call 978-623-8321 or visit andoverseniorcenter.org.
March 28 & 29
“Broadway on Essex” — a dinner theater cabaret from Spotlight Playhouse, 6:30 p.m. at Maria’s Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. For tickets and information, visit SpotlightPlayhouse.org or call 978-380-8509.
Saturday, March 29
Irish Film Festival, 10 a.m. at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Free admission. Handicap accessible. Call 978-794-1655.