Sunday, March 23
Author Visit, 2 p.m. in Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St. Professor Christine Kinealy, author, professor and director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, will speak on her new book, “Charity And The Great Hunger in Ireland, The Kindness of Strangers.” Sponsored by Division 8 AOH and the Irish Foundation. Free admission. Handicap accessible.
Organ Recital, 3 p.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. Members of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will play works by Bach, Walther, Vierne, Langlais and others. Free admission. Call 978-263-3979.
“Snow White” ballet, 1 p.m. in Merrimack College’s Rogers Center for the Performing Arts, North Andover. Performed by the New England Civic Ballet (NECB), a local nonprofit dance company. All young attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character. After each 1 p.m. show, the characters will be out in costume for autographs and pictures. Tickets are on sale at a reduced price to encourage whole families to come and enjoy the performances. Tickets may be purchased online at newenglandcivicballet.org or by calling 978-975-0289.
17th Annual Spring Craft & Specialty Food Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockingham Park Racetrack (indoors), Salem, N.H. American-made crafts will be featured including tapestry bags, stained glass, tie-dyed clothing, acrylic paintings, clocks, wildlife and landscape photography, soy candles, children’s toys and clothing, jewelry, leather bags, doll clothes, carved wood, lace, pottery, women’s apparel, folk art, hair accessories, painted stemware, watercolors, and more. Sample a variety of specialty foods such as herbal dips, pastries, salsas, jams and jellies, honey products, olive oils, chocolates and more. Admission is $7 for adults, free for children under 14. Ample free parking. Visit castleberryfairs.com.
Sunday Morning Meditation, 8 a.m. at 85 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Offers meditations of healing, kindness, goodwill and spiritual development. The nonsectarian meditations cleanse, relieve stress, energize, heal, and activate inner potential. Call 978-457-6900.