“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.