American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
N.A.R.F.E. meeting, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.
March 27, April 17 & May 7
Chinese Buffet, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chief Wok Restaurant & Lounge, 224 North Broadway, Route 28, Salem, N.H. Join the extended Sherry family team to help fight cancer. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Salem. Suggested donation is $20 for adults, $1 per year of age for those under 18. chiefwok.com, main.acsevents.org/goto/sluggers2013.
Thursday, March 28
“Moving On,” 6:30 p.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover. With Johanna Webster. Pre-registration requested. Light refreshments. 978-623-8321, boomerventure.com.
GreyCourt Poets Event, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Garden Room, Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Featured poets will read selections from GreyCourt Poets’ first anthology, “Songs From The Castle’s Remains.” Also includes an open mike, refreshments and a book signing.
“Book Chat,” 10 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Hear which new fiction and nonfiction titles are getting the best reviews, take part in good conversation. Sign up for the monthly Book Chat e-Newsletter on-line. 978-373-1586, ext. 608, haverhillpl.org.
March 28, April 2 & 4
,First Time Homebuyer Education Workshop, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford. Offered by Community Action Inc. for area residents. Participants will receive comprehensive information offered by housing professionals including bank lenders, buyer/seller real estate brokers, housing attorneys, insurance agents home inspectors and credit counselors. A state approved certificate is awarded after completion of the three-night course. Cost is $60 per household. There are no income requirements to take this training. 978-373-1971, 978-317-8998.
Friday, March 29
Smooth Friday Music Series, 8 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, Haverhill. The Smoothies, a dynamic jazz-pop duo, features Matt Davis on trumpet, trombone, guitar and vocals, and Lee Lewis Machucca on vocals and tenor saxophone. The series will be held on the last Friday of each month. Free admission. 877-576-5092.