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.