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 email@example.com, 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.
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.