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September 22, 2013

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Haverhill Inner City Boxing Fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m. at Archie’s Little River Ale House, 27 Lafayette Square, Haverhill. Includes music, food and raffles. Free admission. Call 978-914-2116.

Tattersall Farm Day, noon to 5 p.m. on the farm, 542 North Broadway, Haverhill. This event celebrates the city’s agricultural heritage through a variety of demonstrations and activities. The Trustees of Tattersall Farm are seeking vendors, artists, craftsmen, agricultural demonstrators, and environmentalists/conservationists to participate in the event. Vendor spaces are approximately 12- by 12-feet. Cost for artisans and vendors is $25 per space. Commercial and/or larger spaces negotiated upon request. Commercial vendors wares should be relative to farming, the environment or conservation. Rain date is Sept. 29. Call 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or email kbresnahan@cityofhaverhill.com.

Seventh Annual Kingston Fall Classic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Greenwood Pond, behind the Kingston Children’s Center, 12 Church St., Kingston. Hosted by the South Shore Outboard Association. Both days are filled with fast-paced racing in several outboard classes. Food and beverages will be on sale. Meet the drivers and watch the races. Bring the whole family. KCC is a local nonprofit that provides child care and early education in the greater Kingston area, including those with special needs. All proceeds will benefit KCC. Free admission. Call 603-642-3200 or email office@kccnh.org.

Sundays

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.

Sundays through October

Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake St., Salem, N.H. Vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Live entertainment. Rain or Shine. A winter market is planned. Call 603-339-8424, email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net or visit salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Monday, Sept. 23

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Osgood Landing & Ozzy Properties, 1600 Osgood St., North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Way, Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “42 — Jackie Robinson” will be shown. Reservations are needed. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Mondays

Adult Knit-A-Bitters, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Join other knitters for a bit of knitting and a bit of chat. All levels welcome. Open to all community members. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: “Gumbo” (New Orleans Funk & Blues), 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. Call 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Children’s Art Series: Absolutely Awesome Abstraction, 3:15 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children in grades 1-5. Features the art of Wassily Kandinsky. Participants will create their own “abstractive” painting. Registration is required as space is limited. Call 603-898-7064 or visit kelleylibrary.org.

Hometown Age Information & Resource Expo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St., Methuen. For elders, adults, with disabilities as well as caregivers and professionals working with the aging population. The expo will provide information on assisted living, clinics, certified home health agencies, hospice and end of life care, health insurance benefits counseling, veterans’ services, visiting nurse services, and more. Lunch will be available for purchase. Also includes light snacks and refreshments, free Bocce during the event and door prizes. Sponsored by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., and Sons of Italy Lodge No. 902.

Big Screen TV Grand Debut, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Join in the dedication of the new big screen TV. The first monthly movie, “Parental Guidance” (Rated PG), will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cookies (provided by The Methuen Village) and popcorn and drinks will be served. Free and open to all. Call 978-983-8825.

Blood Pressure Clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free, but donations are welcome. Call 978-983-8825.

Mother-Daughter Book Club meeting, 6 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. For girls in grades 4-8 and their mothers. Based on the “Mother-Daughter Book Club” novels by Heather Vogel Fredrick. This first meeting will determine what to read for the November and December meetings. Miss Sue will offer some popular titles, serve cookies, fruit and juice, and take book orders for the next meeting. Anyone attending is welcome to bring their own suggestions, but keep in mind the book must have been published at least six months ago. Free admission. Call 603-642-3521.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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.

“Fahrenheit 451,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Performed by the Aquila Theatre Company. Tickets $25; advance tickets $20; advance seniors, students, college employees $18. Call 978-837-5355 or visit merrimack.edu.

Baby Story Time, 9:15 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 9-24 months and caregivers. Designed to stimulate the baby’s mind and prepare him/her for future reading experiences. Registration is required. Call 603-898-7064 or visit kelleylibrary.org.

Just 2’s Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For two year olds. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. A parent or caregiver must attend with the toddler. Space is limited, registration required. Call 603-898-7064 or visit kelleylibrary.org.

Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 4-6. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. Children are expected be able to attend without a parent or caregiver. Space is limited, registration required. Call 603-898-7064 or visit kelleylibrary.org.

Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Facilitated by Joan Fardella. “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford will be discussed. Copies are available at the library. New members are always welcome. Call 603-898-7064 or visit kelleylibrary.org.

“Second Taste of the Merrimack Valley,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Andover Town House (Old Town Hall), 20 Main St. Proceeds will benefit Youth Development Organization, Inc. (YDO Lawrence) in offering out-of-school enrichment programs for students in Lawrence. A variety of Merrimack Valley eateries will be showcased through tastings of specialty sample foods. It will also highlight local businesses through a raffle and silent auction of donated items. YDO Lawrence will provide entertainment with performances by its musical theatre group, a presentation by students who spent two weeks in India, and slideshows and video of other YDO activities. Tickets are $40 each, $60 for couples. For tickets, call 978-688-4300 or visit TasteforYDO.eventbrite.com, ydolawrence.org.

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

River Pines Book Club meeting, 2 p.m. in the River Pines Community Room, Groveland. “Hometown” by Tracy Kidder will be discussed. Call 978-372-1732.

“Friends” Coffee Time, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Learn about the Friends Group to support the senior center. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Sept. 26

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday Night Family Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence ELKS, 652 Andover St. Menu includes roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $7.50 per person. Call 978-687-7274.

Life Long Learning Concert, 2 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill. Features the vocal artistry of Kasia Sokalla with Jim Seger on the keyboard. A few selections include “Hey Look Me Over” (Leigh/Coleman), “I Wonder as I Wander” (Appalachian, arr. J.J. Niles), “Sound of Music Medley” (Rogers/Hammerstein), and “America the Beautiful” (Ward). $2 admission. Visit KasiaMusic.com.

“Home Care — What You Should Know,” 12:30 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With Jo-Ann Thibault, The Elder Insider. Coffee and dessert will be provided by The Elder Insider. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Horse Heroes, 6 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Join Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. and learn about their therapy horses, animals that dedicate their lives to helping humans. Check out the equipment these horses use every day, play games, and learn about the benefits of therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Free, but registration is required. Call 603-642-3521.

Sept. 26 & 29

“Sounds of Broadway Stage & Screen,” 1 p.m. on Thursday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Performed by the Happy Hearts Choral Group. Tickets, which are $5 each, are available in advance or at the door. The public is invited to attend. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Free outdoor Latin Dance Event, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Campagnone Common Park, Lawrence. The mission is to provide free and safe entertainment to the community. Sponsored by the City of Lawrence.

Thursdays

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 terryisme@verizon.net.

Thursdays

Bridge Group, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Experienced players are encouraged to join the group. Stop in, have fun and make new friends. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Children’s Community Choir, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. Call 978-682-4215.

Friday, Sept. 27

Just 3’s Story Time, 9:15 a.m.at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For three year olds. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. A parent or caregiver must attend with the toddler. Space is limited, registration required. Call 603-898-7064 or visit kelleylibrary.org.

Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. In honor of Banned Books Week, “Bridge to Terabithia” will be screened. Bring a potluck snack to share. Popcorn will be provided. Free. Call 603-642-3521.

Sept. 27-30

Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, at the library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Donate used books to help stock the sale. Books in good condition (no musty or moldy volumes) will be accepted up until the evening of Sept. 26. DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles and gently used, clean Halloween costumes for all ages will also be accepted. The Friends of the Nevins Library are also seeking volunteers to help sort and organize before, and clean up after the sale. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 31.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Keith Lockhart & Friends, 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School. This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. Tickets are $35. Call 978-556-3870.

Essex Heritage Trails & Sails events, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Methuen Rail Trail. All events will start at the depot parking area. Includes a free trail race (2 1/2 miles) through the scenic bird sanctuary, past the Nevins Farm and the heron rookery to the state line and back. Flat and fast course. Water and snacks will be provided at the end of the race. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a scavenger hunt for ages 5-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complete the hunt and return to the Depot for a prize. There will also be guided tours of the rail trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Self guided tours can be taken as well. Methuen Rail Trail items, such as T-shirts and patches, will be available for sale. A raffle will be held to support volunteer efforts. Call 978-685-3639.

eReader Class, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Learn the basics of how to use an eReader. This month, Kindle users may bring their Kindles and learn how to download eBooks from the library for free. Visit langleyadamslib.org or call 978-372-1732 to register.

Saturdays

Meat Raffle, 2 to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Ladies Auxiliary. Open to the public.

Sunday, Sept. 29

2013 ConvenientMD 10K, 8:30 a.m. beginning at the Windham Depot, 6 Depot Road. Food and refreshments will be served after the race. Includes a $100 cash prize to the top male and female, as well as age group awards. The race will start and finish at the Windham Depot. This is a paved rail trail that is generally shaded and passes along wetlands, through ledges and has no road crossings. Registration required. Visit roadracerunner.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s, beginning and ending at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. The money raised will help to provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-walk preparations, help hang posters or distribute flyers. Visit alzwalkMANH.org.

North Andover Merchants Association’s Third Annual Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St. Offers an opportunity for small businesses to promote themselves, their services and products. The festival will include craft exhibitors, music, children’s games and activities, a bounce house, a beer and wine tent, and more. Applications are now being accepted for food vendors, merchants and crafters. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for NAMA members, $75 for nonmembers. Food vendor fee is $50 for NAMA members, $100 for nonmembers. A food permit is required from the Town of North Andover. Rain or shine. Visit northandovermerchants.org, email sylf19@comcast.net or patroche375@comcast.net.

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, starting from Brickstone Square in Andover. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Join Team Donna (Daycare Site Director) for a healthy and relaxing walk or make a donation. The event will offer snacks and water, entertainment, a promise garden, remembrance ceremony, children’s activities and exhibitors. Call 978-686-2807.

Monday, Sept. 30

Visit by Matt Rigney, 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. The author, conservationist and sportfisherman will discusses his book, “In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish.” This event is free and open to the public. Visit langleyadamslib.org or call 978-372-1732 to register.

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Now You See Me” will be shown. Reservations are needed. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 30

Ballroom Dance Lessons, offered by the Andover Department of Community Services. These lessons are open to everyone, with levels from beginner to advanced. Call 978-623-8276 to register. For questions about the program, call Tom Webster, the instructor, at 978-501-4847.

Sept. 30 or Oct. 7

“Autumn Harvest in New England” Cooking Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Whittier Vocational School, Haverhill. This hands-on class will incorporate seasonal recipes, classic cooking techniques, and local farm foods to create a harvest dinner to be savored by all. The class includes instruction, printed recipes, and dinner at the end of the evening. Cost is $60. Space is limited. Registration requested. Call 978-994-1692 or visit carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

TRIAD Senior Safety meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Thursday, Oct. 3

“School of Hard Rocks,” 6:30 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Learn about rocks, gems and geology from the Seacoast Science Center. This program has hands-on activities that will teach children different types of rocks, classifying rocks and how rocks are made. Each child in attendance will receive a free admission pass to the Seacoast Science Center and a bookmark. Recommended for grades 1-5. Free, but registration is required. Call 603-642-3521.

Friday, Oct. 4

American Training’s 16th annual LIFE Matters Awards Gala, 6 to 11 p.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Cocktails and entertainment at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $50. Call 978-685-2151, ext. 6806, email marketing@americantraininginc.com or visit AmericanTrainingInc.com/gala.

Saturday, Oct. 5

TEAMWORK TRIVIA NIGHT WITH DJ ED, 7 to 11 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pizza and dessert. Cost is $25 per person for games, pizza and dessert. Reservations only. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 21. Adults only. Put together a team of 10 people per table/team or be added to a team. Call 978-314-0528, 978-475-4330 or visit teamworktrivia.andoverorthodox.org.

Merrimack Valley/Haverhill Out of the Darkness Walk, at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), proceeds will benefit communities in the Merrimack Valley area. AFSP provides educational programming for high school and college students, teachers and staff to learn the signs of depression and provides support to families who have lost a loved one to suicide. AFSP also works to advocate and educate leaders in Massachusetts to continue funding and support for returning veterans and their families. Email HaverhillMerrimackWalk@gmail.com if interested in participating as a walker or volunteer. Call 978-764-8525.

Penny Sale Fundraiser, in the Chester Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Hosted by the Chester Congregational and Baptist Church. Tickets are $1 for 25 tickets and raffle tickets for larger items are $1 each. Tickets will go on sale at noon and doors will open at 2 p.m. to start putting tickets in the containers for the items attendees wish to take a chance to win. Drawing begins at 7 p.m. Patrons must be present to win. Tickets will be drawn until a winning ticket holder comes forward. Various household, toy and gift items will be available to win along with gift certificates from local businesses. Families welcome. All proceeds will benefit the church. Call 603-887-4799, email chesterchurchoffice@gsinet.net or visit chesternhchurch.org.

Marching Band Competition, 4 p.m. at North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St. Seventeen high school marching bands will compete. There will also be a performance by the Boston University Marching Band. Concessions will be available. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students. Call 978-681-9915.

Parson Barnard House Tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 179 Osgood St., North Andover. Includes tours, the herb and wildlife gardens and local history. Free admission. Call 978-590-4388.

Visit by Michael Tougias, 11 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. The award-winning author and lecturer will present his book, “A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredible Rescue.” This event is free and open to the public. Visit langleyadamslib.org or call 978-372-1732 to register.

Sunday, Oct. 6

21st Annual “Trot for Special Tots,” 10 a.m. starting at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood St., Andover. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Visit TheProfessionalCenter.org.

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Esther Ning-Yau and Eleanor Perrone will perform piano duets featuring the music of Bach, Dvorak, Gluck, Gottschalk, and Rachmaninov. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. A reception will follow the concert. Call 978-683-8222.

Service of Dedication, 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead. In celebration of the installation of an additional set of organ pipes, an 8-foot Oboe, to the church’s pipe organ. The new stop will improve weekly Sunday services, organ literature, weddings and commemorative services by providing additional color, depth and enhance tonal resonance. Organist and Choir Director Stephen Laurie-Hermes will play organ music of J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Charles Marie-Widor. There will be vocal solo music of Cesar Franck, hymns for congregation and choir, and the church choir will sing a festival anthem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The public is most cordially invited to attend. A reception of light refreshments will follow the service.

Sports Cards and Bruins Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Ken Hodge, will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, $12 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

Monday, Oct. 7

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 111 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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.

eBooks & eReaders Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Learn how to download library eBooks to one’s eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App. This class is open to people with eReaders that have “App” capability. For patrons with other eReaders, the library is offering one-on-one classes. Classes are limited to eight people. Registration will open on Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. Call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Robert’s Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Northpoint Bible College, 320 South Main St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Coffee Time with Councilor Ron Marsan, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 52 Franklin St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

“Save Money with Prescription Advantage” presentation, 10:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Presented by Kathy Devine, Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Informational Talk, 12:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. SHINE program will discuss Medicare Open Enrollment. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Flu Shot Clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by CVS Pharmacy. Appointment only. Preregistration is required. Call 978-983-8825.

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Cost is $2 per person. Sign up in the office. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Oct. 12

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Saturday Night ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Entertainment by The Mel-Tones. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Sunday, Oct. 13

27th Annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk, at the Lasting Room Grille, 122 Washington St., Haverhill. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the race at 11 a.m. Fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 post entry. Free T-shirts to the first 70 walker entries and first 260 runner entries. Numerous awards in various age, weight, and specialty categories. Gender graded scoring. A huge buffet will follow along with a DJ, and raffle prizes. The event benefits two local scholarships, the Haverhill Police Auxiliaries, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. Call 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289, email ickylabrode@verizon.net, yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Healthcare Services, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Book Talk, 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover. Presentation and discussion of new book by award-winning historian Dr. Eliga Gould. Free admission. Call 603-458-5145, ext. 10.

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

“Celebrating New England — Stories & Songs for Everyone,” 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With singer and storyteller Davis Bates. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Methuen Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All are invited to attend. Call 978-983-8825.

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Appointment required; 15-minute maximum. Call 978-983-8825.

Methuen Veterans Director Tom Hargreaves’ office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Oct. 17

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Merrimack College Sakowich Center, Turnpike Street, North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Film Discussion of “Suleyman the Magnificent,” 7 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Presented by a professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History at the University of New Hampshire. Part of the program “Bridging Cultures: Understanding the Middle East and What it Means Today.” The series is made possible by grants from the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities and from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Free admission. Call 603-642-3521.

Friday, Oct. 18

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features organist Hector Olivera. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Brenda (Pierro) Savary Benefit, 7 p.m. to midnight at Relief’s In, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Savary, a North Andover resident, suffered severe head trauma after a fall at her home and has been hospitalized ever since. Event will offer raffles, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. This fundraiser will help alleviate some of the financial burden imposed on her family. Tickets are $20. Those unable to attend, but who would like to donate, may send checks to Joe Pierro, 63 Woodstock Road, North Andover, MA 01845. Raffle items are also appreciated. Tickets, 978-682-1078, 978-918-4441, 978-685-4464, 978-685-3699. More information at carepages.com (BrendasFriends) or at facebook.com/brenda.savary.

Reception to re-elect Joyce Campagnone, 6 to 8 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 27 River St., Methuen. Donation $25.

Informational Session, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Mayor Zanni will presents “Energy Assistance.” 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Crafters must be age 60 or older, and all items must be handmade. There is no table fee for qualified participants. Call 978-374-2390.

Boy Scout Troop One plans 100th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m. at Northpoint Bible College, 320 South Main St., Bradford. Troop One Haverhill is the oldest troop in the Yankee Clipper Council. There will be a program with a guest speaker followed by dinner. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 978-373-4310.

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Upcoming dates are Nov. 16, and Dec. 21. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

“Medical Practices in the Civil War and How They Led Us to Today,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nevins Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Dr. Ira Spar, a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, will present a discussion on the life and times in a Civil War hospital. He will also cover how the returning Civil War Union soldiers received health care through the auspices of the federal government. He is the author of the new book, “New Haven’s Civil War Hospital.” Books will be available. Free. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Lions Club Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Annual Ladies’ Shopping Night, 6 p.m. at Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge, 355 South Broadway, Salem, N.H. Interested vendors and customers are welcome. Visit jocelynsrestaurant.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

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.

Pizza & a Movie, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Ashland Farms Assisted Living. Space is limited; registration is required. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Oct. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Rite-Aid, 256 Pleasant St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Coffee Time with Daniel Grayton Candidate for City Council at Large, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Friday, Oct. 25

Halloween Party & Family Movie Night, 4:30 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Activities include face painting by Kimberly Connell from The Painted Pineta, trick-or-treating around the library with book characters and Halloween crafts. Bring some food, take some food at the Potluck Dinner. Also includes a screening of “ParaNorman” at 5:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring a spooky potluck dish for dinner. Email childrensprogram@kingston-library.org to sign up for potluck dishes. All ages are welcome. Free admission. Call 603-642-3521.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Senior Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Jennifer Kannan, candidate for mayor. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Music by The Entertainers. Come in Halloween costumes to win prizes. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Self-Defense for Kids, noon at the Kingston Community Library. Join Master Kelly from Alpha Tae-Kwon-Do and Fitness for a lesson in self defense. Children will have a lesson in basic kicking, punching, stances, and self defense. Master Kelly and five of her students will demonstrate these techniques and all participants will have a go at breaking a board. Bring a water bottle and wear loose clothes. For ages 6-12. Free, but registration is required. Call 603-642-3521.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St., Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Coffee Time with City Councilor James Atkinson & School Committee Member Lynne Hajjar-Kumm, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

“Medicare Choices 2014,” 10 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Presented by Susan Cripps, SHINE director at Elder Services of the MerrimacK Valley. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Mayor Stephen Zanni. Call 978-983-8825.

Informational Session, noon to 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Mayor Zanni and a representative from the Department of Revenue will discuss the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Oct. 31

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CBRE Richard Ellis, 1 Tech Drive, Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Coffee Time with City Councilor Joyce Campagnone, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Friday, Nov. 1

Silent Movie: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Chandler Noyes, organ accompanist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Sponsored by Norm Jacob. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Monday, Nov. 4

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Joel Moerschel, cellist, and Lisa Caliri, pianist, will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven, and Schumann. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. A reception will follow the concert. Call 978-683-8222.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Saturday, Nov. 9

150th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Diane Meredith Belcher, David Carrier, Douglas Major, Rosalind Mohnsen, Abbey Siegfried, and Peter Sykes, organists. Free admission. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. The next event will be on Dec. 21. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

Monday, Nov. 18

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Dec. 4, 11 & 18

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Friday, Dec. 6

Holiday Open House & Shopping Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music on the organ, arts and crafts, displays, raffles and light refreshments. Free admission. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Dec. 7 & 8

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organist and brass. Reserved tickets are $20, non-reserved tickets are $15, $5 for children. Call 603-893-1544 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by the DeMoulas Foundation, Christopher Morss, and Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Monday, Dec. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Monday, Dec. 16

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

Sunday, May 4

Free Concert, 4 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. The New England Classical Singers, joined by the Lawrence High Girls Ensemble, will present “The Seven Last Words Of Christ” by Dubois. Barbara Kilduff, a renowned soprano, will be among the soloists. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust. Call 978-683-8222.