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October 6, 2013

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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.

Trumpet & Piano Recital, 3 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy campus, Andover. Presented by the academy’s Music Department, the concert will feature Joseph Foley, trumpet, and Bonnie Anderson, piano. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Hansen, Haydn, Ewazen, Brahms and Peaslee. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-749-4260 or email music@andover.edu.

Ecumenical Taize Service for Peace, 7 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. This service, which will have an emphasis on prayers for peace, will consist of scripture readings, petitions, simple musical refrains and an extended period of silence in the candlelit sanctuary. Free admission. Call 978-372-3463.

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 is required. Call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

“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.

Salem Depot Train Museum opens, 6 to 8 p.m. View the history of transportation in the Town of Salem. Includes videos about the Rockingham Race Track and Canobie Lake Park and their roles in the development of the town and transportation. Books will be available with personal stories from the residents and videos will be for sale. Marie and Beverly will be there to collect any memorabilia that people would like to donate to the collection. Call 603-893-8882.

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “A Smile as Big as the Moon” will be shown. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Ron Savage Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Suffolk University MBA — North Campus Information Session, 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Riverwalk Properties, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Entry K, Third Floor, Room 323, Lawrence. Learn about the Suffolk MBA program; accelerated options for attorneys, CPAs and previous business majors; the application process; how to get started before taking the GMAT/GRE; how to waive the GMAT/GRE through the Suffolk Gold Program and classes beginning in January, May or September. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required. Email ddemmer@suffolk.edu or call 978-738-8840. More information at suffolk.edu/mbanorth.

Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Central Fire Station Meal Site, Groveland. Join Jim Edwards, from Collette Vacations, for the program, “Travel Preview 2014.” The menu will include scrambled eggs, sausage, pastry, juice and coffee. Cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

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.

Visit by historical novelist Stuart Tower, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Tower will share his point of view concerning what it takes to get published including research, writing and advertising. Tower’s novels include “The Wayfarers” and “Branko.” Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Call 603-329-6411 or visit HampsteadLibrary.org.

American Legion (Nathan Webster Post 248) meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, Groveland. Call 978-360-8107.

Oct. 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. 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.

Groveland VFW Post 7366 meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, Groveland.

Friday, Oct. 11

Guest Piano Recital with Gabriel Chodos, 7:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy campus, Andover. Presented by the academy’s Music Department. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-749-4260 or email music@andover.edu.

Free Information Session for Area Residents Who Have Both MassHealth and Medicare, 1 to 3 p.m. in the Transportation Building, Rooms A & B, 10 Park Plaza, Boston. Hosted by MassHealth, this is the closest information session for area residents to learn about the new One Care Plan. For area residents aged 21 to 64 who are eligible for both MassHealth and Medicare. With One Care, eligible recipients can get their Medicare, MassHealth and prescription drug benefits, including Medicare Part D, from a One Care Plan. One Care plans will also cover additional behavioral health and community-based services, vision and dental services and care coordination. American Sign Language interpreters and a CART Reporter will be present. For language assistance, email onecare@state.ma.us. Call 617-973-7290 or visit mass.gov/masshealth/onecare.

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.

Fire Safety Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Fire Department, 65 Lowell St. In recognition of October being National Fire Prevention Month, Papa Gino’s is teaming up with local fire departments to help educate the community on fire safety and prevention. Visuals include firefighters demonstrating the way to escape a smoke-filled room, cooking safety tips, fire prevention tips and Sparky, the fire safety mascot, interacting with the children. Call 508-435-2020.

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.

“Tip Your Bartender” a fundraiser for Bobby Riordan, 4 to 10 p.m. at Dylan’s Bar and Grill, 18 Park St., Andover. Mr. Riordan will be undergoing surgery for the treatment of his cancer and will be out of work for 10 weeks. “Tips” at the door will be a minimum of $10, all going directly to Mr. Riordan.

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.

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, 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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Ray Santisi Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

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, 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.

Presentation about Integrated Pest Management (IPM), 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church’s Hadley Hall, Main Street, Hampstead. Hosted by the Hampstead Garden Club. Rachel Maccini, a professional entomologist from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will present on the local species issues as well as the possible invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Refreshments will be served. Call 603-382-5177, email pleocha@gmail.com or visit hampsteadgarden.org.

COA Board of Directors meeting, 9 a.m. in the Police Station Conference Room, Groveland. All are welcome. Call 978-372-1101.

Basic rights training for parents of students with special needs, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Special Education Office, 45 Fountain St. This monthly meeting of the Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is open to all parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children and teens in Haverhill. Free admission. Call 978-374-3435, visit haverhillsepac.org.

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.

Visit by author Terry Farish, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Farish will join the library’s book group to discuss her novel, “The Good Braider.” All are welcome to attend this event; it is not necessary to be a member of the book group. Free. No advance registration is required. Call 603-329-6411 or visit HampsteadLibrary.org.

Lawrence Knights of Columbus Council #67 Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at 1 Market St., Lawrence. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. For members and those wishing to join. Call 978-609-6420.

Oct. 17, 18 & 19

“True West,” 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Directed by Merrimack College Associate Professor Kathleen Sills, the play will feature Merrimack students Nathaniel Vilandre, Matt McCormick, Josh Canner, and Kali Tudisco. Tickets are $10, $5 for all students and college employees. Buy tickets at merrimack.edu/community/rogers or call 978-837-5355.

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, 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.

Memory Workshop (Collage) with Melissa, 9 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call 978-372-1101.

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 sponsored Community Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children, $20 for families. Open to the public. Call 978-983-8825.

Gently Used Clothing Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. The sale is sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Women and will feature fall and winter clothes. Call 603-329-6047.

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, Oct. 20

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 200 Broadway, Methuen. Sponsored by the Methuen American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 122 to help send a local high school student to Girls State. Psychic Tarot readers and mediums will offer readings for $20. There will be five readers at this event. Several vendor and craft tables will be set up. Call 978-771-2718.

Monday, Oct. 21

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “World War Z” will be shown. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Free Legal Help with Atty. Elaine Dalton, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call 978-372-1101 to schedule a free 15-minute appointment.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Alain Mallet Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

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.

Oct. 25-27

Les Miserables, check for show times at the J. Everett Collins Center, Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Call 978-994-3358, email cara@acttheatercompany.com or visit acttheatercompany.com for tickets or more information.

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.

Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Menu includes clove-studded glazed ham, hotdogs, slow-cooked baked beans, homemade potato salad, cole slaw and baked desserts. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, free for children 3 and under. Proceeds will fund the church’s “Thanksgiving for All” ministry, feeding needy families in the Merrimack Valley.

“AYBS Spooktacular Halloween Fundraiser Party,” 7 to 11 p.m. at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club. The 21+ costume party will include a dinner buffet and dancing. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 617-388-9203.

Sunday, Oct. 27

17th Annual Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Run or Walk 4 Mile Road Race, 11 a.m. beginning and ending at the Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is $20, $25 on the day of the race. For race applications, email TheCooze14@yahoo.com.

Monday, Oct. 28

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Iron Man 3” will be shown. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Amanda Carr Group with Myanna, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Ladies Tea, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Jim Edwards, from Collette Vacations, will present the program, “Travel Preview 2014.” Cost is $4 per person. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

“Medicare 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.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Andover High School’s Golden Warrior Marching Band Fall Redeemable Bottle & Can Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Middle School, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Rain or shine. All proceeds will support the AHS Marching Band. Only redeemable bottles and cans will be accepted.

Wine & Art Reception, at Veasey Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. Local artists will offer their work for viewing and for sale. Guests will enjoy three hours of unlimited food and drink surrounded by art and artists. Also includes a live musical performance by “Don’t Call Me Shirley,” raffles, door prizes and other activities. Proceeds will support the operations of Veasey Park. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 978-521-9345.

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.

Friday, Nov. 8

Harlem Wizards Exhibition Game, 7 p.m. in the Methuen High School Field House, 8 Ranger Road. Enjoy a night of basketball talent combined with comedy. Athleticism, tricks, teamwork and ball-handling wizardry, plus wild dunks not even seen in NBA games. Postgame interaction with the Wizards and autographs. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $13 for students and seniors, $15 for the general public. Call 978-688-6846.

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.

Girls Night Out Quartet in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Part of the Crossroads Coffeehouse’s Monthly Music Series, run by North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. The all age venue will offer desserts, coffee, and tea for purchase. Admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only, starting at 7:30 p.m. Pay in advance at crossroadscoffeehouse.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.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Folk singer Catie Curtis in concert, 8 p.m. at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Part of the Crossroads Coffeehouse’s Monthly Music Series, run by North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. The all age venue will offer desserts, coffee, and tea for purchase. Admission is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only, starting at 7:30 p.m. Pay in advance at crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

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.

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