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November 9, 2013

Community Calendar


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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.

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. No knitting on Nov. 11. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Mondays

Music Academy for Homeschool & Preschoolers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Classes on the recorder, guitar, music and movement, drumming, music theory, rock/jazz ensemble and beginning winds/brass. Email vwalton@mvmusicschool.org.

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

Line Dancing Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Methuen VFW, River Street. Cost is $3 per class. Call 603-329-5904.

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.

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.

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. With Boots & Co. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

The Social Life of Haverhill Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, Main Street, Route 121, Haverhill. DJ. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. All are welcome. Open to singles and couples. Call 603-642-5881.

Creative Living Inc.’s ninth annual Holiday Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St. Artisans will be offer gifts for loved ones of all ages this holiday season. Shopping is free and open to the public. Santa will be available for pictures from 1 to 3 p.m. Luncheon tickets are available by reservation only. Call 978-470-3165 for tickets. All proceeds will benefit Creative Living Inc., a private nonprofit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Donations may be sent to Creative Living, 368 South Main St., Andover, MA 01810. Visit creativelivingandover.org.

St. James Episcopal Church’s annual Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 119 Washington St., Groveland. The fair will feature a large selection of holiday gift baskets, homemade baked goods, crafts and more. Call 978-373-1270 or visit saintjamesgroveland.org.

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, Nov. 10

Turkey Cheer, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Sons of Italy (new location), 459 Merrimack St., Methuen. There will be a raffle for turkey gift certificates, various gift certificates, arts and crafts, fruit baskets, cheer and more. Refreshments will be served. Bring friends.

Sports Cards & Red Sox Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes 40 dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Rico Petrocelli will sign autographs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $2, $15 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

Singer/songwriter Liz Longley with fellow musicians Annalise Emerick & Gus Berry, 2 p.m. at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 1820 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Spectrum’s daytime services for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Call 978-712-1162 or visit spectrumdayprogram.org.

13th Annual Common Man Charity Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon at the Common Man Restaurant, Windham. Hosted by the Common Man Restaurant and the Windham Fire Department. Help raise money to benefit New Hampshire MDA and Windham’s Helping Hands. Meet and greet some local celebrities including Mike Morin of WZID and Erin Fehlau of WMUR. Enter the raffle to win prizes such as an EU2000 generator from Naults Windham Honda, a two-night stay at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth, two NE Patriot tickets, golf foursome at Windham Country Club and a $100 gift certificate to the Prime Butcher of Windham. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10. The winner’s name will be drawn at the breakfast. The winner does not need to be present to win. Breakfast and raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at the restaurant, the fire department or through one of the committee members of Windham’s Helping Hands. Breakfast tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children under 10.

Monday, Nov. 11

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Veterans Day observance, 11 a.m. to noon in the Hampstead Middle School cafeteria. The program will include patriotic songs and music, an Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard presentation, an a wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park, in front of the town offices. Call 603-329-4288.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

“The Strike Heard Around the World” Bread & Roses 1912, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tom Gradzewicz will present a short documentary on this local, historical event. All are welcome. Call 978-983-8825.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. See what is being planned for next year’s projects and events. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

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. “Bliss” by Katheryn Littlewood will be discussed as well as a few titles for the January meeting. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Books for the December meeting will be available for pickup. Free. Call 603-642-3521.

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

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

North Andover Garden Club will present “Holiday Sparkle with Elaine DiGiovanni,” 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. DiGiovanni, National Garden Club’s Flower Arranger of the Year – 2007, will put together six arrangements (to be raffled off) and designed to make one’s house sparkle for the holidays. Free and open to all. Visit northandovergardenclub.com, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com or call 978-689-9318.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

“Mike Lowe & the JFK Experience,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Lowe will present aspects of Kennedy’s life and answer questions from the audience. Free and open to the public. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

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.

Informational Talk: Finances 50+ — Taking Charge of Credit & Debt, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

“Fill Your Cup!” Fundraiser for Birches Academy of Academics & Art, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Country Club. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children. Call 603-458-6399.

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

American Legion (Nathan Webster Post 248) meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. Call 978-360-8107.

Nov. 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.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Lion’s Club Speech Contest, 6 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The public is invited to hear students from area high schools present their speeches. Call 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main St., Salem, N.H. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Artist signing with Mariposa’s designer & sculptor Michael Updike, 6 to 8 p.m. at Rose & Dove Specialty Gifts, 579 Chickering Road, North Andover. Meet Updike and hear about the inspirations behind his designs. Call 978-689-4141.

“Signs of Alzheimer’s & Dementia,” 12:30 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With JoAnn Thibault, The Elder Insider, and Lisa O’Laughlin, RN. This seminar will explain the differences, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, intervention, resources and support. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101.

Groveland VFW Post 7366 meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland.

Evening of Style, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St., Haverhill. Wardrobe stylist, Susan Kanoff, will offer shopping tips and strategies to save money and time, outfit ideas and inspiration, and determine the best styles and colors. Hair and makeup tips will also be offered by Grace Moschetto of Grace Professional Cosmetics and by stylists from the Robert Jason Salon. This event is being hosted by the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis. Cost is $15. Proceeds will benefit various charities. There will also be a buffet and raffles. For tickets, call 978-373-3311 or visit agreatnewlook.com, graceprocosmetics.com, robertjasonsalon.com.

Nov. 14, 15 & 16

“Little Shop of Horrors,” 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students. Call 978-837-5355.

Friday, Nov. 15

Fuel Assistance Application Help, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. Call 978-983-8825.

Andover Youth Foundation Dance-a-thon, 7 to 9 p.m. at Yang’s Fitness Center, 5 Dundee Park, Andover. Proceeds will benefit the Cormier Youth Center. Professional instructors, along with a DJ, will be on hand. Refreshments will be served. Participants must submit a completed registration form and $25 minimum donation (cash or check) to the fitness center by Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. Registration forms are available at Yang’s, at the Andover Youth Services offices, 37 Pearson St., and online. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 978-475-2020 or visit YangsFitness.com.

Lucas Mann will read from “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere,” 3 p.m. at The Writers House, Merrimack College, North Andover. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A and reception. Visit merrimack.edu.

Nov. 15-17

Ann Taylor Chic Makeover Weekend, at Ann Taylor stores nationwide. To help patrons get styled from head to heels. Stylists will be available by appointment. Stores will also have treats, wine and one client from each store will win a head-to-toe-look, valued at $300.

Nov. 15, 16 & 17

18th Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Indoor Grandstand of Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. Admission is $7 for adults, free for ages under 14. One admission is good for all three days. Features American made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Call 603-332-2616 or visit castleberryfairs.com.

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.

Team Haverhill will hold its “All Aboard Auction Gala,” at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event will feature a live and silent auction to help Team Haverhill meet its goal of raising $25,000 to match Pentucket Bank’s $25,000 contribution towards the Art Walk at the Bradford Rail Trail. The Auction Gala, also sponsored by Pentucket Bank, will include a dinner and live entertainment by members of Spotlight Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at teamhaverhill.org, while available. Email artwalkbrt@teamhaverhill.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

60’s Invasion, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes music from the 1960s, trivia, interaction and more. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Red Cross Babysitting Training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Designed for students ages 11 and older, this in-person training will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10, as well as to manage a babysitting business. Cost of this program is $85 per student. Payment is due at registration. Sign up by Oct. 31. Call 603-642-3521.

Communion Breakfast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 118 South Broadway, Lawrence. The Lawrence Knights of Columbus invites the faithful to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with Bishop William McNaughton and to gather for a luncheon and fellowship afterwards in the parish hall. Free with pre-registration by Nov. 13. Call 978-609-6420.

Methuen High School Scholarship Foundation’s Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night, 7 p.m. at the Army National Guard, Methuen. Tickets are $20 or $200 for a Team Table (10 people per table/team). Call 978-857-9842.

Performance by Garnet Rogers, 8 p.m. at The New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. The musical duo Stefilia’s Stone will open the show. Admission is $20, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door around 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be reserved in advance. Call 978-459-5134 or visit newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Free Clinic — Medical & Dental, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 217 Main St., Haverhill. Call Open Hearts Ministries, 978-478-7263.

Spirit of Giving Speakeasy Gala, 6:15 p.m. at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St. The event is a fundraiser for non-profit Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm. 1920s attire encouraged. Games of chance and live music. RSVP for the entrance password. Sponsorships are available. Susan Wornick will lead the live auction. Dinner by Club Chef Elaine Chirichiello. Tickets are $125. Call 978-475-4056 or email meganloughney@challengeunlimited.org.

Annual Harvest Dinner, at The Essex Art Center in Lawrence. This event is part of the “Eat, Drink and Run” fall fundraising events. Appetizers begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy handcrafted food prepared by local art center chefs. Meet new people and connect with familiar faces. Guests will be seated for a harvest dinner, featuring tastes from warmer climates, to suit all palates. Following dinner, sweets and coffee will be served in the gallery, featuring Dominican artists. Wine and beer are included in the ticket price. Advance tickets are $55 per person, $65 at the door. Tables of eight are $400. Pay by credit card or echeck by visiting essexartcenter.org. Payment by check can also be mailed to Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840.

Andover High School Marching Band Holiday Wreath Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Town House, Main Street, Andover. The high school marching band will be selling wreaths and poinsettias in a variety of sizes as well as swags and kissing balls. Stop by to place an order and support the band. Orders will be accepted through Nov. 18, with delivery by Dec. 1. Call 978-409-1036 or email weedosko@aol.com.

Astrology & Psychic Readings for Teens, 11 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Learn about astrology and tarot and get a psychic reading from Gloria Ward. For grades 6-12. Registration requested. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Master Piano Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Piano players will have an opportunity to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored with NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. Students at all levels of playing ability are invited. Email cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

Andover Youth Foundation Spin-a-thon, 9 a.m. to noon at Yang’s Fitness Center, 5 Dundee Park, Andover. Proceeds will benefit the Cormier Youth Center. Professional instructors, along with a DJ, will be on hand. Refreshments will be served. Participants must submit a completed registration form and $25 minimum donation (cash or check) to the fitness center by Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. Registration forms are available at Yang’s, at the Andover Youth Services offices, 37 Pearson St., and online. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 978-475-2020 or visit YangsFitness.com.

Night of Worship & Inspiration, 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 217 Main St., Haverhill. Featuring the Andy Needham Band and Jaimie Jamgochian. The public is invited. Call 978-374-7491.

Worship Performance featuring Jake Armerding, 10 a.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Free admission. Call 978-684-2031.

Free Community Skating Event, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Ice Arena in Haverhill. Hosted by the Ice Skating Academy in celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Organizers are asking for people to donate unwrapped gifts that will be given to The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. Ice time and skate rentals are free. Enter through Haverhill High School’s main entrance at 137 Monument St., and follow the road to the back of the school. Visit theiceskatingacademy.us.

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.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Registry Event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The Methuen TRIAD Senior Safety Group and Methuen Police Department will conduct a free sign-up clinic for families to register information about a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Information gathered including photo is designed to assist authorities in the locating and safe return of a family member who may have wandered off. Call 978-983-8825.

Memory Collage Workshop, 9:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With Melissa Lawless. Cost is $5. 978-372-1101.

Movie Afternoon, noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “The Heat” will be screened. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Presentation by photographer & author Paul Wainwright, 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Wainwright will present the program “A Space for Faith: Colonial Meetinghouses of New England.” Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

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

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

Drumming For Joy, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in North Andover. The monthly drumming circle is led by storyteller/drummer Jane Gossard. Drumming is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with dessert and coffee to follow. Drumming experience is not necessary. Drums will be supplied or bring them from home. Cost is $15 with pre-registration, $20 at the door. Call 978-682-8815 or visit rollingridge.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

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.

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.

Informational Talk: Finances 50+ — Savings Plan & Protecting Assets, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

College Open House, 7 p.m. at American College of History and Legal Studies (ACHLS), 1 Stiles Road, Salem, N.H. Learn more about the ACHLS. Free admission. Call 603-458-5145.

Foot Care Clinic, 1:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25 fee. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday Night Book Club meeting, 6:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. “Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling will be discussed. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

American College of History & Legal Studies (ACHLS) to hold Open House, 7 p.m. at the school, 1 Stiles Road, Salem, N.H. Includes an overview of the college, its writing program and American history seminar, and the “Early Admission to Law School” program. Attendees will hear from ACHLS and ACHLS/MSL students and see a video demonstration of an American history class followed by a question and answer period with professors and students. Free and open to all interested students. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Nov. 22

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cedardale Health and Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Adult Scrabble, 10:30 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Saturday Night ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With The Fred Manzi Trio. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Second Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the St. Monica School Hall, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen. Features holiday gifts and decorations, Safekids ID Project, doll clothes, Christmas ornaments, candles, quilts and wall hangings, knitted items, jewelry, parish cook books, baked goods and a visit by Santa. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Lunch/dinner will include stuffed shells, meatball subs, hot dogs and more. Call 978-587-5333 or 978-683-1193.

Duct Tape Activities, 11 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Get creative and make a lot of things out of duct tape. Registration requested. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Monday, Nov. 25

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Lane. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Movie Afternoon, noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “The Intouchables” will be screened. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Presentation by author Sandra Champlain, 6 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Champlain will present the program “A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death.” Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

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.

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.

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

Friday, Nov. 29

Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. “Monsters University” will be shown. Bring a potluck snack to share. Popcorn will be provided. Free. Call 603-642-3521.

American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Second Annual Sanborn Athletic Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sanborn Regional High School, 17 Danville Road, Kingston. The holiday fair will include many talented crafters and vendors, food and raffles. Start shopping for the holidays early. All proceeds will benefit the Sanborn Ice Hockey Program. Table rental available; $50 for an 8ft table. Call 603-378-3555 or email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

North Andover’s annual Santa Claus parade, noon beginning at the middle school. The route will continue down Main Street to Elm Street to Water Street, then back on to Main Street, ending on Sutton Street. The Police Department and the Festival Committee are encouraging businesses and local organizations to enter a float or participate in the parade. The floats will be judged and ribbons will be awarded, as well as participation ribbons. Anyone wishing to participate may call Sgt. Foulds at 978-683-3168.

Cookie Jar Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. The annual fair will feature a Cookie Walk, home-baked goods, crafts and gift ideas. Luncheon will be available beginning at 11 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Sports Cards & Bruins Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes 40 dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Two-time Stanley Cup Champion John Bucyk will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, $15 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

Free Holiday Concert featuring the Timberlane Band, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Senior Lunch Presentation — “Memory Loss & Dementia,” at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. With Mary Richardson, community liaison for Steward Health Care and former co-host of the WCVB Channel 5 show Chronicle. Richardson will interview Neuropsychologist Dr. Buck H. Woo and Patricia Lavoie, LICSW from Merrimack Valley Hospital’s Adult Behavioral Medicine Center, and take questions from the audience. The luncheon is from 1 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s first floor auditorium. The $5 fee includes a full dinner and the presentation. The menu includes meat lasagna, whole green beans, garlic bread, Caesar salad with choice of dressings, dessert, coffee and tea. Registration is required. Call 978-521-8140.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

The Don Campbell Band’s Second Annual Free Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Middle School. Suggested admission fee is items for the local food pantry and donations to the Military Support Club (puzzle books, hard candy, phone cards, etc.). Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. Call 603-329-6047.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Annual Holiday Open House & Christmas Concert, 9 a.m. coffee hour at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The day will include a performance by the Happy Hearts Choral Group at 1 p.m. and an all-day jewelry sale. Donations of nonperishable food or monetary donations for Lazarus House Ministries will serve as the cost of admission. Call 978-983-8825.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The evening will include a complete dinner catered by The Party Connection (sorbet, garden salad, rolls and butter, prime rib, oven roasted potatoes and vegetables, strawberry shortcake, coffee and tea), dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with music by the Fred Manzi Trio. BYOB. Favors and champagne. Tickets are $50 per person. No Refunds. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Public invited. Space is limited. Call 978-983-8825 to reserve tickets.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Feb. 26 through April 2

Healthy Living Center of Excellence Chronic Pain Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. in Lawrence General Hospital’s Kurth Auditorium, One General St. Attendees will learn how to control their pain; deal with depression, frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; eat well; start an exercise program; and increase their energy level. Free, but registration is required. Call 978-946-1260 or visit healthyliving4me.org.

Tuesday, March 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, April 22

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

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.

Tuesday, May 27

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, June 24

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, July 22

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender 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.