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April 13, 2014

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Free masters workshop in the art of piano playing, 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot St., Haverhill. With NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich. Piano players will have the chance 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. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. Students at all levels of playing ability are welcome to attend. Email cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

Methuen SEPAC’s Third Annual Recreational & Resource Fair, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Comprehensive Grammar School, Methuen. The family-friendly event will include information about family support services, sports and recreational programs, the Eunice Kennedy-Shriver Foundation, educational and tutoring services, social building, legal and advocacy, financial planning, assistance dogs, summer camps and programs and more. The event will also feature Pink Tree Sweets Bakery, Merrimack Valley Academy of Tennis, Executive Function Coach, Autism Speaks, Baystate Financial, Giordano’s Karate, Methuen Police and Wojo Photo Photography by Kristen. There will also be entertainment and treats by Maurice and Acacia from Circus Dynamics, air brush tattoos, face painting, pizza, arts and crafts, a Taekwondo demonstration, Rachel Gregorio, a caricature artist, and prizes. Free admittance. Email methuensepac@gmail.com.

Join Main Street Youth Initiative for Prom-A-Palooza, 3 to 5 p.m. at BrookRidge Community Church, 232 Main St., Haverhill. How-to hair and make-up workshops will be given by local hair and make-up professionals to teach girls some tips to help them get ready on their big night. Free prom dresses from Cristina’s Bridal in Andover will also be available. Girls will need to reserve their dresses immediately, while supplies last. To register, visit promapalooza.eventbrite.com. To reserve a free dress to pick up the night of the event, visit facebook.com/MainStreetYouthInitiative. Prizes and light refreshments will also be offered.

Easter Cantata, 4 p.m. at St. Matthews Church, Route 121A, Sandown. Rock Church Music Ministry, a choir of 70 voices, will present the Easter Cantata, “Arise, My Love.” The choir is under the direction of Beth Soucise. Comprised of new and traditional Easter worship music in celebration of the message that “God’s Not Dead” and the hope of eternal life is in Christ. Admission is free. Visit rock-church.org.

April 13, 27, May 4, 11 & 18

Healthy Kids Running Series, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at AVIS-West Parish Meadow, off Reservation Road, Andover. Pre-K will do the 50 yard dash, kindergarten and first grade will do the 1/4 mile, second and third graders will do the 1/2 mile, fourth and fifth graders and middle school students will do the one mile race. Top placers in each race will receive points based on their finish. The boy and girl racer with the most points at the end of the series will win a trophy and a prize. Medals will be awarded to every racer after the last race in the series. Gift bags will be distributed to all participants. Cost is $30 for the series, $10 per race. All races will be the same distances each week. Snacks and beverages for participants. Call 978-886-6506 or email sean7amy@gmail.com. Register online at healthykidsrunningseries.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.

Monday, April 14

Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Saving Mr. Banks” will be shown. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

April 14 & 28

Conversational English meetings, 10 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For non-native speakers of English who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members are welcome. To register, call 978-475-4602.

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.

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.

Mondays

45’s Tournament, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Amvets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Cost is $5 per person. Walk-ins welcome. Call 978-374-9807 to register.

Tuesday, April 15

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Ed Saindon Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets, call 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Movie Matinee featuring Disney’s “Frozen,” 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free admission. All are welcome. Call 978-983-8825.

Ladies Tea, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Join Gus Reusch for “Wisdom of Elders — Native American Tribes.” Cost is $4 per person. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Atkinson Republican Committee meeting, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Kimball Library. State Senate President Chuck Morse will update attendees on legislation in Concord including discussions on Medicaid expansion and the latest attempt to bring casino gambling to New Hampshire. All Republican and Independent voters are welcome. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Havurat Shalom Passover Community Seder, 5 p.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover. Cost is $10 per person, $30 per family. Call 978-494-2042 or email Paula Jacobson prj854@gmail.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, April 16

Veterans Expo, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

The Beehive — Free or Fee Family Tree Software & Genealogy Programs, 10 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Local history librarian, Kim Lynn, will talk about some free and fee based programs. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

The Beehive — Authors Among Us: Short Stories with L.E. Miller, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Read a short story by Edith Pearlman and participate in no-stress writing exercises. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome. Facilitated by award-winning writer L.E. Miller. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Council On Aging Board of Directors meeting, 9 a.m. in the Police Station Conference Room, Groveland. All are welcome.

Lawrence Chess Club meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. Free admission. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring a friend and a chess set. All ages and abilities are welcome.

April 16, 23, 30 & May 7

“Turning 22,” at CLASS, 1 Parker St., Lawrence. This series of six 90-minute workshops is designed to coach families on what to expect when their sons or daughters with developmental disabilities turn 18 and 22. Parents of children 14 through 21 will benefit from planning sessions, including legal issues, state benefits, employment and housing options, and much more. Held in English and Spanish. Free, but registration is required. Email sleibowitz@classinc.org or call 978-­975-­8587, ext. 1273.

Thursday, April 17

Safe Driving program, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by AARP. This classroom refresher is designed for older drivers to better understand the updated technologies in new vehicles, review rules of the road and learn strategies to compensate for age related changes in vision, hearing and response time. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. Call 978-983-8825.

Career Networking Group meeting, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Expand one’s network of business contacts, share ideas and learn about effective job search strategies. Arleen Bradley, certified career coach, will present “How to Find the Hidden Job Search Secrets in Newspapers.” Free admission. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Election of Officers & meeting, 7 p.m. at the Arnold Greenwood VFW Post 8349, Methuen. All members are encouraged to come and vote.

Friday, April 18

Annual Good Friday Walk, 8:30 a.m. beginning at St. Augustine’s Church, Essex St., Andover. Coffee, orange juice and hot cross buns will be served at 8:15 a.m. The walk, which is approximately two hours long, will stop at eight prayer points. All townspeople, from all ages, are invited to participate. Clergy from Andover Baptist, New England Bible Church, Christ Church, Faith Lutheran, Free Christian, St. Augustine’s, South Church and Grace Point Community will lead prayers for peace in the world, schools, veterans, government, elderly, fire and police departments, and for the town churches.

Easter Cantata, 7 p.m. at the Rockingham Church, 90 Newton Road, Route 108, Plaistow. Rock Church Music Ministry, a choir of 70 voices, will present the Easter Cantata, “Arise, My Love.” The choir is under the direction of Beth Soucise. Comprised of new and traditional Easter worship music in celebration of the message that “God’s Not Dead” and the hope of eternal life is in Christ. Admission is free. Visit rock-church.org.

Saturday, April 19

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Visit by “Monster & Me” author Paul Czajak, 11 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Czajak, a member of the library’s monthly Critique Group, will share his latest book, “Monster Needs His Sleep.” His books will be available for sale and signing. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32

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Cleanup & walk with the Methuen Rail Trail, 9:30 a.m. beginning at IHOP. A quick walk/cleanup of the northern part of the trail will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by a relaxing walk into the new Salem section of the trail that was built in the fall. Enjoy a refreshing walk out in nature. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrailalliance.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.

Saturdays

Roll-Off & Meat Raffle, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Amvets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Open to the public. Call 978-374-9807.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Gary Smulyan Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets, call 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Informational Trip Talk, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tours of Distinction will discuss the tours scheduled for 2014-2015. All are invited. Call 978-983-8825.

Informational Session: Homeowner Options for Mass. Elders (H.O.M.E.), 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Len Raymond will be the speaker. This nonprofit counseling agency helps elders evaluate budget needs, attempts to pair them with programs designed to free up cash for monthly expenses, loan modifications and provides information on a range of loan options. Discussion to include cost gap, recent trends and roadblocks elders experience. All are invited to attend this free informational session. Call 978-983-8825.

Performance by Aksara, 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, Academy Avenue, Atkinson. The six-member a capella ensemble from Southern New Hampshire will perform a variety of selections. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Call 603-362-5234.

Wednesday, April 23

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the North Andover Masonic Lodge, 19 Johnson St. To make an appointment to donate blood, 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. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Pool Tournament, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Tom McGonigle. Reservations are required. Call 978-983-8825.

Groveland Community Trail,” 10 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. The Groveland Open Space and Trails Committee will answer questions about the development of a 3.25 mile recreational trail through South Groveland, in close proximity to Nichols and Whitestone Village. The trail will be for all ages and abilities. The project will come before voters at the April 28 Annual Town Meeting to commit Community Preservation (CPA) funds for development. Visit GrovelandCommunityTrail.org.

The Beehive: eBook How-To Sessions, 10 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on one’s computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring an eBook reader, USB cord, library card, and questions for a hands-on session with Overdrive. If using a Kindle, bring the Amazon login and password. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

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.

Wednesdays

Meat Raffle, 6 p.m. at the French Social, Railroad Street, Methuen.

Thursday, April 24

Author visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Jeffrey Harrison, author of “Into Daylight” and Kathleen Aponick, author of “Bright Realm,” will discuss their books. Call 978-475-0143 or visit hugobookstores.com/andover.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Northpoint Bible College, 320 South Main St., Haverhill. To make an appointment to donate blood, 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 Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Family Night Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Elks, 652 Andover St. The Italian dinner, served family-style, will include meatballs, sausage, pasta, salad, bread and butter, dessert and coffee. The cost is $7.50 per person. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will also be part of the evening. Call 978-687-7274, ext. 9.

Thursdays through May 1

North & South: Why The Civil War Happened, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Presented by Don Robb, this program will focus on the split between North and South and make links between national events and incidents in Andover. Cost is $15. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. Call 978-623-8321 or visit andoverseniorcenter.org.

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.

Thursdays

Meat Raffle, 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 200 Broadway, Methuen. Help support local veterans.

Thursdays

Children’s Community Choir, 4:30 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. Call 978-682-4215.

Friday, April 25

Intergenerational Movie Matinee featuring Disney’s “Frozen,” 10 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Bring the grandchildren. Call 978-983-8825.

Screening of the film “Lone Survivor,” 6:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, 2 Chapel Ave., Andover. Two U.S. Navy rear admirals and three former U.S. Navy SEALs will be in attendance. The film, which chronicles an ill-fated Navy SEAL operation in Afghanistan in 2005, is being shown in honor of Phillips Academy alumus LCDR Erik Kristensen, USN, SEAL, PA 1991, who was among those killed during the operation. Free and open to the public. RSVP at mcorcorcan@andover.edu. Visit andover.edu for more information.

Artist Reception for the Lance Hidy Exhibition, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Museum of Printing, 800 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. The show will open on April 26. The reception is free and open to the public. The museum is open Saturdays through December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Email info@museumofprinting.org or visit museumofprinting.org.

Saturday, April 26

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With the Bob Drinkwater Band. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Hampstead Civic Club’s Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. at the Shop Pond in Hampstead. Free registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. All boys and girls up to age 15 can enter and win prizes. Prizes for size and number of fish will be awarded by age category with all entrants receiving a gift bag. Only kids 15 and under are allowed to fish Shop Pond for the week of April school vacation. Email ASWoodman@comcast.net or visit hampsteadcivicclub.com.

Sunday, April 27

Andover Choral Society’s Spring Concert “Simple Gifts — An American Musical Landscape,” 3 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. The concert will feature the music of American composers, Aaron Copland, Randall Thompson and Steven Foster. Visit andoverchoralsociety.org.

Easter Carnival, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium, 70 North Parish Road. Features games, music, face painting, prizes, and refreshments. All children (ages 11 and under) are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the city of Lawrence, the Recreation Department, Sacred Heart Neighborhood Association, Lawrence Community Boating Program and LMCC. Call 978-620-3525.

St. Brigid’s Tea, 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Heritage State Park. This year’s entertainment will be by Irish singer, Paul Carroll from Dublin. LAOH scholarships will be presented. Tickets are $15. Call 978-794-8621.

“The Process of Illustrating for Children’s Books April 2014,” 2 p.m. at Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. Susan Spellman, a freelance illustrator for over 30 years, will give a talk and demonstration about her career as an artist/illustrator. Using three books she has illustrated, Spellman will explain the process from concept to finished product through slides and original sketches and illustrations. Finally, she will draw a sample illustration that might have appeared in the book “Charley,” which recently won a first prize award at the New England Book Festival. This event is being presented by the Greater Haverhill Arts Association. The public is welcome; space is limited. Admission is free for members of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association and $5 for nonmembers. Visit haverhillartassociation.org.

Monday, April 28

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at the YWCA of Greater Lawrence, 38 Lawrence St., Lawrence. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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

Free Monday Movie, 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall Library’s Activity Room, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD. Visit mhl.org for this month’s selection.

Annual Special & Town Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Bagnall Elementary School, 253 School St., Groveland.

Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Hunger Games — Catching Fire” will be shown. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, April 29

Jocko’s Jazz: The Armen Donelian Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets, call 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

“Increasing your Energy & Vitality While Reducing your Stress,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Certified Health Coach, Sarah Dubois, will present an interactive workshop exploring lifestyle habits that deplete energy and contribute to increasing everyday stress. Topics will include the pitfalls of sugar and caffeine, how to get better sleep and how to feel energized. Free admission. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Wednesday, April 30

Intergenerational Senior Prom: Diamonds in the Sky, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by the center and Methuen High School’s Adopt-A-Grandparent Program. Free admission. All are invited. Call 978-983-8825.

Spring Book Sale Preview Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Cost is $20 per person, free for current Friends members. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Friday, May 2

Friends’ Spring Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Methuen High School — Searles — Tenney Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner/Induction, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner and induction ceremony at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. Cost is $45. Call 978-722-6013.

Saturday, May 3

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Friends’ Spring Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

23rd Annual Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Scholarship Cabaret, 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Relief’s In, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Features a DJ, pasta dinner, raffles, door prizes and a cash bar. Roll call of 18 heroes at 7:40 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. For tickets, call 978-685-7407.

Great Hunger Commemoration, 11 a.m. at the An Gorta Mor Memorial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Barker St., Lawrence. Hosted by the Division 8 AOH and LAOH. The memorial service will include a short talk on the great hunger, a prayer service by the Rev. William Waters, OSA and the placing of the wreath. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the mausoleum on the grounds of the cemetery. All AOH, LAOH members, families and friends are welcome.

May 3 & 4

2014 Student Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. Presented by the Greater Haverhill Arts Association (GHAA), the exhibit is open to all high school and college students. The first entry is free for GHAA members, $2 for each entry for nonmembers (limit of three). (May be applied to membership). Deadline to enter is April 23. If interested, visit haverhillartassociation.org for student guidelines and entry form.

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.

Spring Sprint Duathlon, 8:30 a.m. at Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford St., North Andover. Proceeds from the bike/run event will benefit the Herman Youth Center in North Andover. Admission is $80 and $125. Call 978-891-0525.

Friends’ Spring Book Sale, 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Boutique Date for prom dress give-aways for the Priceless Prom Gown Program, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the Everett Mill in the Stone Mill, 15 Union St., Lawrence. Local financially challenged teenagers are encouraged to come and choose a prom gown and accessories for a $10 donation. The nonprofit also offers a few tuxedos or dark formal suits, raffle prizes for formal hairstyles, makeovers and surprise goody bags. Go online to make an appointment for a specific day. Visit pricelesspromgownprogram.com or email carol@pricelesspromgownprogram.com.

May 4 & June 8

Girl Scout Camp Maude Eaton to have Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. located at 141 Abbot St., Andover. Visit girlscoutseasternmass.org.

Monday, May 5

Town Elections, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the center meeting room at Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, May 7

Informational Event: Bread & Roses, 12:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Tom Gradzewicz. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, May 8

Author visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Robert Forrant will discuss “Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.” Call 978-475-0143 or visit hugobookstores.com/andover.

Saturday, May 10

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Entertainment by Boots and Co. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

May 10-25

Greater Haverhill Arts Association’s Annual Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. Open to all member and nonmember artists. No entry fee for GHAA members free, $15 for nonmembers. (May be applied to membership). Deadline to enter is May 1. If interested, visit haverhillartassociation.org for guidelines and entry form.

Monday, May 12

Movie Matinee, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 for movie title.

Tuesday, May 13

Informational Talk, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Guest speaker will be Atty. Peter McQuillan. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, May 15

Author visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Susan Gregg Gilmore will discuss “The Funeral Dress.” Call 978-475-0143 or visit hugobookstores.com/andover.

Jazz Night, 7 p.m. in the North Andover Middle School Cafe. Featuring the North Andover Middle School and North Andover High School Jazz Bands with guest artist Tatum Greenblatt. The evening will close with a performance by the Jazz Night Big Band with Greenblatt and local musicians from the area. Concessions will be sold and proceeds will go to the North Andover Music Association. Free admission. Call 978-681-9915 or visit tatumgreenblatt.com.

Friday, May 16

Informational session & tour, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. All are invited. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday, May 17

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

Plaistow Lions Club’s Annual Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Granite Fields Golf Club in Kingston. The entry fee is $100 per player and includes greens fees, cart, range balls, cash prizes for winners and dinner. There will also be $1,000 in raffle prizes. All are welcome, including single players. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Plaistow Lions’ charities. If interested in playing, check out the “Plaistow, NH Lions” on Facebook or download the registration forms at plaistow.nhlions.org. Make checks payable to the Plaistow Lions Club and mail to the Plaistow Lions Club, P.O. Box 504, Plaistow, NH 03865. The registration deadline is May 5. Call 603-489-1361 or 603-974-1129.

Sunday, May 18

Andover Garden Club to present “Petals & Palettes on a Sunday Afternoon,” noon to 5 p.m. at the Essex Art Center, Lower Level, 56 Island St., Lawrence. The event will feature artists, floral design, live music, art for sale, as well as appetizers and beverages. More than 70 pieces will be displayed, including sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and fiber arts. Select pieces will be interpreted in floral arrangements “Art in Bloom.” Much of the artwork will be offered for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the work of the Andover Garden Club. For tickets call 978-475-7119, email pianopasta@comcast.net or visit andovergardenclub.org. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Tuesday, May 20

Author visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Julia Glass will discuss “And the Dark Sacred Night.” Call 978-475-0143 or visit hugobookstores.com/andover.

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

Thursday, May 22

Informational Talk: Massachusetts Bar Association, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday, May 24

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Entertainment by Boots and Co. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Monday, May 26

Andover’s Annual Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. with the route leading from the intersection of Elm Street and Florence Street to Main Street, to Punchard Avenue, Bartlet Street and ending at The Park. There will be a collation in the Doherty Middle School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. for all parade participants. No political activity can be accommodated in and during the parade. Any civic, patriotic or fraternal organization that would like to march in the parade should call the Veterans’ Services Office at 978-623-8218. In the event of heavy rain, all observances will be held inside the Memorial Auditorium.

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.

Senior Supper, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by the Methuen Police Department. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, May 28

Performance by singer Bill Foley, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday, May 31

Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.

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.