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.
Mature Entrepreneur Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at Northern Essex Community College, Life Long Learning program. This program is designed for “baby boomers” seeking to supplement retirement income or provide meaningful services to their community. Cost for the entire workshop series is $30. Call 978-556-3700 to register.
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 27
Battle of the Bands, 6:30 p.m. at Salem High School, 44 Geremonty Drive, Salem, N.H. Hear local bands compete against each other. Tickets are $7 or $5 with a canned good which will be donated to a local food pantry.
Gentle Yoga Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and all fitness levels welcome. Stretch and relax the mind. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Mats are available to use for those who don’t own one. $5 drop in fee. Email email@example.com.