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.