Actor J.T. Turner portrays Robert Frost, 7 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Turner will bring America’s poet to life with the stories behind his work. He will also read some of Frost’s most popular poems including “Mending Wall,” “Birches,” “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” “Late Walk,” “Desert Places,” “Road Not Taken,” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Admission is $10. Ticket reservations can be made my emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the church office.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
Community Shredding Day, 9 a.m. to noon in Memorial Hall Library’s parking lot, 2 North Main St., Andover. Rain or shine. Bring a bag or a whole car filled with old papers to shred. The shredding truck will be provided by ProShred of Springfield. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.
Sunday, April 13
Free masters workshop in the art of piano playing, 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot St., Haverhill. With NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich. Piano players will have the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. Students at all levels of playing ability are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com.
April 13, 27, May 4, 11 & 18
Healthy Kids Running Series, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at AVIS-West Parish Meadow, off Reservation Road, Andover. Pre-K will do the 50 yard dash, kindergarten and first grade will do the 1/4 mile, second and third graders will do the 1/2 mile, fourth and fifth graders and middle school students will do the one mile race. Top placers in each race will receive points based on their finish. The boy and girl racer with the most points at the end of the series will win a trophy and a prize. Medals will be awarded to every racer after the last race in the series. Gift bags will be distributed to all participants. Cost is $30 for the series, $10 per race. All races will be the same distances each week. Snacks and beverages for participants. Call 978-886-6506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at healthykidsrunningseries.org.