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January 20, 2013

Community Calendar


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Performance by The Solar Winds Quintet, 3 p.m. in the Timken Room, Graves Hall, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Also features Krista River, mezzo-soprano. The concert, “Once Upon A Time,” is free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible. 978-749-4260, email music@andover.edu.

Painting Demonstration by artist Deirdre Grunwald, 2 p.m. at the East Mill Art Space, 21 High St., North Andover. Hosted by the Andovers Artists Guild. Free for members, $5 for guests. andoversartistsguild.org.

23rd annual Summer Opportunities Fair, noon to 3 p.m. in the Smith Center, Phillips Academy campus, Andover. Sponsored by the Phillips Academy Summer Opportunities Office and the Parents of Students of Phillips Academy (PSPA). Students and their families will have a chance to meet with representatives from more than 100 local, national, and international summer programs. Among the wide range of programs that will be represented at the fair are those that focus on academic programs, language study, community service, camps, sports, arts, research, internships, outdoor adventure, and international travel. Free admission. 978-749-4480, andover.edu.

Monday, Jan. 21

Non-Fiction Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson will be discussed. Copies are at the front desk. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to help choose future books for the group to read and discuss. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

“Donate To Skate” event, noon to 2 p.m. at the Haverhilll Veteran’s Memorial Arena, behind Haverhill High School. Hosted by the Ice Skating Academy. This event will be a free skate for the public held in honor of National Ice Skating Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme is “Making Dreams Come True.” The Ice Skating Academy asks for attendees to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Somebody Cares New England for entrance into the event. Also includes free ice rentals provided by the City of Haverhill courtesy of Vincent Ouellette, recreation director, DJ, and free snacks donated by The Ice Skating Academy and free instruction to those who would like it by ISA professionals, directed by Jill Pignatiello. theiceskatingacademy.us.

Treble Chorus of New England auditions, at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Auditions are for the Spring Season: Training (ages 7-9), Concert (ages 9-13), and Schola (ages 13-18). Regular rehearsals are held on Mondays; Training, 5 to 6 p.m., Concert 6 to 7:30 p.m., Schola, 6 to 8 p.m. There is also a free optional music theory class for the choristers for 30 minutes before each rehearsal. Call or email to schedule an audition. 978-470-TCNE, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org.

Mondays

“Holy Yoga,” 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Led by Amanda Souliotis, whose ministry incorporates prayer, meditation, and Bible reading with yoga. Open to the public. The program benefits men and women. No experience necessary. A free will offering will gratefully be accepted. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a friend. 978-374-8029, FirstPresbyterianHaverhill.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

“Winter Birds of New England,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Presented by John Rockwood, professional photographer, naturalist, lecturer, and published author. Registration requested. Snow date is Jan. 29. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Scrabble/Dominoes & other games, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Fourth annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 7:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Presented by jazz saxophonist and vocalist Lance Bryant. Also features pianist George Russell Jr., drummer Ron Savage, bassist David Clark, and vocalists Brigette Bryant and Caylen Bryant. Tickets $10. lancebryant.com, jockosjazz.com.

“Saving & Spending,” 3 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by TD Bank. For grades K-1. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

“Saving & Spending,” 3:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by TD Bank. For grades 2-3. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

The Nursery School Open House, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Prospective parents are welcome to tour the school, meet the director, teachers and current parents. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children together. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Class is geared toward ages 3-6. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Tuesdays through Feb. 12

Free Chronic Pain Workshop, 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Participants will learn to control pain; deal with depression, frustration, isolation and poor sleep patterns; eat well, begin an exercise program, handle stress, relax, and increase energy levels. Workshops are run by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Registration requested. 978-946-1211.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

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

Community Pie Making & Tasting Contest, 2 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. In honor of National Pie Day. Pies will be judged by librarians, Council On Aging, and other members of the community. The winner will be rewarded. Bring pies and appetites. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover Member Dinner & Business Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Andover Historical Society. lwv-andovers.org.

READ to Dixie, 6 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign-up for one 15-minute session. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

An Evening with the Author: Patrick LeClerc, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. LeClerc will present his first book “Out of Nowhere.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. 603-898-7064.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“What in the World? Foreign Policy Challenges in Obama’s Second Term,” 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Auditorium, Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Karns, author, professor of political science at the University of Dayton, and Edgewood resident, will lead the political and international discussion. Free and all are welcome.

Jan. 23 & 30

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Performance by guitarist & Irish drummer Paul Carroll, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Saint Michael School Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 80 Maple Ave., North Andover. RSVP, 978-686-1862, email St-Michael@comcast.net.

Esperanza Academy Admissions Open House, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the academy, 198 Garden St., Lawrence. Open to low-income Lawrence residents who have daughters entering the fifth grade this fall. Esperanza Academy is a tuition-free independent middle school for Lawrence girls who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. 978-686-4673.

Friday, Jan. 25

Winter 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. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Roomful of Blues in concert, 8 p.m. at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Proceeds will benefit the Windham High School Music Department. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for students. 603-537-2400, ticketstage.com.

Learn Origami, 3:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. With local author and origami artist, Michael Lafosse. For grades 6-12. Registration requested. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Winter 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. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Boston Irish Comedy Night, check for show time at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. Buffet dinner show tickets $55, tickets only $30. Reserved seating for tables of 8-12. Assigned seating for non-reserved. 603-362-8700, atkinsonresort.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School Enrollment Information Session, 10 a.m. at the school, 75 Foundation Ave., Ward Hill Business Park, Haverhill. The public, tuition-free school offers a public Montessori educational option to the Haverhill community. The school opened in 2004 and currently enrolls 306 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers full-day kindergarten, an extended school day and childcare. The public lottery will be held on Feb. 7, 3:30 p.m. 978-521-2616.

eBook & eReader Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Includes an introduction on how to download eBooks from the library. The FREE consultation will be hosted in the Computer Lab on the second floor. No registration needed. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

The Social Life of Haverhill Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, Main Street, Haverhill. For singles and couples. DJ. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. 603-642-5881.

Kidgits Winter Carnival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Mall at Rockingham Park, Lord and Taylor Court, Level 2, 99 Rockingham Park Blvd., Salem, N.H. Simon Kidgits Club invites area families to make crafts and do activities. Crafts include mitten wreaths, snow measuring sticks, sand art, snowflake creations and mug decorating. Free for members. Nonmembers can sign up for a $5 annual fee at the Guest Services Center. All proceeds benefit the Simon Youth Foundation. simon.com.

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, Jan. 27

Winter 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. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Temple Emanuel of Andover Brotherhood Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. For Brotherhood members. Nonmembers may join that morning. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

St. Joseph School Open House, 10 a.m. at the school, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Includes breakfast. 978-521-4256.

Israeli Folk Dancing in the Merrimack Valley — Beginner’s Night, 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Osgood Landing, 1580 Osgood St., North Andover. Learn the basics and have fun. Open to all ages and levels. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $2 per person. 781-942-3659, email anne.israelidancer@gmail.com.

Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Plaistow Fish and Game Club, 18 May Ray Ave. Breakfast is $1 per person. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Hosted by the Plaistow Lions Club.

Andover Choral Society Concert, 3 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Franz Josef Haydn’s “The Creation” will be performed. Tickets $20. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Handicapped accessible. 978-682-4050, andoverchoral.org.

FAFSA Day, 1 to 5 p.m. in Northern Essex Community College’s Louise Haffner Fournier Center, 78 Amesbury St., Lawrence. Financial aid professionals will be on hand to help families throughout the Merrimack Valley complete the paperwork necessary to receive financial aid for college. All are welcome. Students and parents are asked to register online. fafsaday.org.

Monday, Jan. 28

Monday Movie Night, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD after watching it. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

“From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Music,” 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by NECC professor Kevin Comtois. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Nonfiction Book Discussion, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson will be discussed. Copies are available at the front desk. Newcomers are always welcome. 603-329-6411.

Mahjong, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “The Dark Knight Rises” will be screened. Call to reserve a seat. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Music of the Jazz Age, 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The library has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present “A Sound Track for The Great Gatsby: Music of the Jazz Age.” With professional musician Paul Combs. Free and open to the public. Mocktail martinis will be served. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Scrabble/Dominoes & other games, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

“Getting Started with Cross Stitch” workshop, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Get to know this needlework art on a beginner’s level by stitching a project that will be completed in one session. Find out how to prepare material and threads. Learn to center and begin one’s design, as well as how to stitch in different directions. Stitches learned will be cross stitch and backstitch. All cross stitch materials and handouts will be included. Bring a small pair of scissors and a magnifier if needed. Registration requested. Snow date is Jan. 31, 1 p.m. 603-329-6411, email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Parent Information Night, 6:30 p.m. in the Timberlane Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center. For incoming ninth graders (class of 2017). Hosted by the high school guidance department and school administration. All parents/guardians of next year’s freshmen class are encouraged to attend. Questions will be answered regarding the transition from eighth to ninth grade, course selections, graduation requirements and other concerns.

Perkins Braille & Talking Book, 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Gayle Yarnall will demonstrate the free, easy to use digital player and explain how the services can be delivered to one’s home at no cost. 978-372-1101.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett will be discussed. New members welcome. 603-898-7064.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Topic will be “Follow-Up Interviews.” Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Drop-In Craft: “Making Bird Feeders,” any time after 3:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Make a simple bird feeder for one’s yard. For those who would like to make a bottle bird feeder, bring an empty 16 ounce water or soda bottle. There will also be a couple of other simple feeders for participants to make. Free and open to all ages. 603-635-7581.

Brooklyn Rider, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25 at the Door, $20 in advance, $15 in advance for college employees, students and seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Open House, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, Haverhill. The school offers students from nursery to eighth grade challenging academics in a supportive, caring environment, a new technology center, diverse activities for all interests, before and after school care and more. 978-521-4256, sjshav.com.

Alumni Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sacred Hearts School cafeteria, Bradford. RSVP by Jan. 20. 978-372-5451, email ahayes@sacredheartsbradford.org.

Friday, Feb. 1

Eighth Annual Potter’s Bowl, 5 to 8 p.m. at Promises to Keep, Route 28, Derry. Hosted by Community Caregivers of Greater Derry. The $35 entry fee includes a choice of a handmade pottery bowl to use and take home, all-you-can-eat soup, bread and dessert. Take away soup sold in last hour for $5. There will also be a silent auction. 603-432-0877, comcaregivers.org.

Basics of Microsoft Word, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn more about the basics of Microsoft Word and how to use this tool to create exceptional documents or resumes. Free, but registration requested. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Feb. 1 & 2

Two-day Red Cross Babysitter Training Course, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Dance Connection, 8 Rockingham Road, Windham. Attendance on both days is required. $45 per person. Space is limited to 12 students. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Deadline to register is Jan. 25. Sponsored by the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Health Resources Committee, Santo Insurance and Dance Connection. 603-890-6392, 603-505-1952.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Hospice Volunteer Training, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fidelis Hospice office in Haverhill. Free and open to community members interested in becoming hospice volunteers or who would like to learn more about hospice care. Topics include “Hospice History and Philosophy,” “Care and Comfort,” “Communication Skills” and “Spirituality in Hospice.” Volunteers provide caring companionship to people with terminal illnesses. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Volunteers also need background and drug tests which will be provided at no cost. 855-816-4777, email robert.buckel@fidelishospice.com.

Child Find Check, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Central School. Sponsored by the Hampstead School District to screen children between the ages of birth and 6 for possible educational disabilities. The screening will be done by trained professionals. All results will be kept confidential and will only be released to other professionals, i.e. school system or physician with parental consent. Free to Hampstead residents. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Appointments are required. Call 603-329-6326, ext. 102 the week of Jan. 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Matinee Movie, 1:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 1 Jackson St. “Horse Feathers” will be screened. Free admission. Door prizes. Popcorn and refreshments will be available. Presented by the Friends of the Lawrence Heritage State Park. 978-794-1655.

Feb. 2 & 16

Haverhill Girls Softball League open registrations, 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, Summer Street, Haverhill. For girls ages 5-16. haverhillgirlssoftball.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Nutrition & Health — a medical Meet the Expert seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. With Steward Health Care physician William Ingram, MD. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Light refreshments. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. 978-420-1168, email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Parent Orientation Night, 6:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional School District, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Parents of children residing in Danville and Sandown whose children are eligible to enroll in the Timberlane Regional School District, are urged to call their local elementary school to register them for school. Call before the end of January for information on orientation and registration. Danville residents, call 603-382-5554; Sandown residents, call 603-887-8505. Children who are 6 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are required by law to attend school. Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible to attend public kindergarten in September 2013.

Free Chair Yoga Class, 3 to 3:45 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This monthly class features non-impact exercises that are beneficial for men and women, teens and adults. Participants move at their own pace, sitting, standing, or using a chair for support. With instructor, Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room. 603-329-6411.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Mystery & a Cup of Tea, 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call the library for the title. Refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Parent Orientation Night, 6:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional School District, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Parents of children residing in Atkinson and Plaistow whose children are eligible to enroll in the Timberlane Regional School District, are urged to call their local elementary school to register them for school. Call before the end of January for information on orientation and registration. Atkinson residents, call 603-362-5521; Plaistow residents call 603-382-7146. Children who are 6 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are required by law to attend school. Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible to attend public kindergarten in September 2013.

Feb. 6, 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. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Traveling Boutique, 1 to 5 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. High fashion and accessories will be available for purchase with deep discounts. Free admission, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Feb. 7 & 9

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity Information Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday or 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Lawrence Catholic Academy, 101 Parker St., Lawrence. 978-681-8858.

Friday, Feb. 8

“The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25 at the door, $22 in advance, $18 in advance for seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

“For the Love of Chocolate: An Evening in the Stacks” Gala Event, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Includes chocolate treats from a variety of pastry chefs and bakeries and a chocolate fountain will be some of the choices in the dessert buffet. Live entertainment with classical guitarist Charlie Christos. Local Pelham authors will be honored and on hand to talk about and display their books. There will also be raffles. Proceeds will benefit library programing. Tickets $15. pelhampubliclibrary.org.

White Fund lecture: “Homeland Security in 2013: An Overview,” on, at 8:45 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road. Presented by Christopher Martinez, assistant Special Agent in Charge with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. Held in partnership with Northern Essex Community College. Free and open to the public. 978-738-7403, necc.mass.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Los Sugar Kings in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

Saturday Night Ballroom Valentine’s Day Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The Queen of Hearts and her Court will be chosen. With Pete Saran – New Life. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Training, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Special Education Surrogate Parents volunteer to make education decisions for students whose parents are unable to do so. Federal education law requires that a student’s parents or guardians be included in the special education decision-making process. However, children in state custody whose parents are unknown or unavailable may not have anyone to fill that role. To serve these students, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has contracted with the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the EDCO Collaborative to implement the Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP). Registration required. Email one’s full name, phone number and the training date to rtsc@fcsn.org or call 617-399-8342. fcsn.org.

Methuen Ranger Band Parent Association’s Friends/Family Scholarship Fundraising Dinner & Auction, 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church Hall, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. For tickets, mail a check made payable to MHS Band, P.O. Box 21, Methuen, MA 01844. 508-361-4833, 978-681-1388, email president@methuenband.org.

National Marionette Theater’s production of Prokofiev’s “Peter & the Wolf,” 2 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $12, $40 for family four pack. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

The New England Tenors, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25 at the door, $20 in advance. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

“Tour de Pooch & Pals Spin for Animals,” at Cedardale Health and Fitness of Haverhill, Latitude Sports Club of Methuen, Latitude Sports Club of Andover, and Latitude Sports Club of Bradford. The tenth annual event will benefit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen. Help homeless, sick, or neglected animals while getting into shape. Spin for one, two or three hours and raise pledges. Raise over $100 and receive a MSPCA stainless steel water bottle. Times may vary by location. mspca.org.

Feb. 9, March 2, 9 & 16

Haverhill Senior Baseball sign-ups, 10 a.m. to noon at the Haverhill YMCA. For anyone in the Haverhill area. There will be one division for 13 year olds and one division for 14-15 year olds. All home games will be played on the JV field behind Trinity Stadium. Applications are available online. 978-373-6982, 978-807-5068, haverhillseniorbaseball.com.

Feb. 9 & 16

Samaritans of Merrimack Valley training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Family Service, Inc., 430 North Canal St., Lawrence. Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Service, Inc., is a suicide prevention center. Volunteers are needed to reach out to help people who call the confidential crisis help lines. Volunteers will be trained to offer support and caring for those who are lonely, despairing or suicidal. Attendance at both sessions is required. 978-327-6671, email dhelms@familyserviceinc.com.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Singer-songwriter & Grammy nominee Seth Glier, 2 p.m. at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 1820 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the facility, which provides specialized daytime services for people in the Merrimack Valley with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. 978-712-1162, sethglier.com, spectrumdayprogram.org.

“Portraits of Genius: Brahms & Schumann” Concert, 3 p.m. at the West Parish Church, Andover. Performed by Andover Chamber Music. The program includes Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro” for cello and piano, “Rose, Meer und Sonne” for mezzo and piano, and excerpts from his “Piano Works, Opus 85,” for four hands, and Brahms’ “Two Songs for Contralto, Piano and Viola, Opus 91,” “Clarinet Sonata No. 2,” and “Piano Quartet in C Minor.” Tickets $30. Group and student discounts available. 978-474-6222, email sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org, AndoverChamberMusic.org.

Monday, Feb. 11

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Death at a Funeral” will be screened. Call to reserve a seat. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Main Street Fire Station Meal Site, Groveland. Atty. Elaine Dalton will present “Estate Planning.” $4. Reservations required. 978-372-1101.

Idle Hands Craft Group, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. This Pintrest-inspired craft group will make artfully decorated candy jars with craft tape and mason jars. $2 registration fee. Space is limited. Open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Mardi Gras performance by Dave Caponigro & his jazz band, 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

North Andover Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. Gail Anderson will present “Beautiful Blooms, Fabulous Foliage.” Anderson will demonstrate the artistic elements of garden photography and give examples of how composition can make or break a photo. Free and open to all. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover board meeting, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, Andover. All members are welcome. lwv-andovers.org.

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sign up in office. $2 per person. 978-983-8825.

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

Thursday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day Dance, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the students of Presentation of Mary Academy. 978-983-8825.

Phil Porter “The Piano Man,” 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Feb. 14-16

“Gruesome Playground Injuries,” check for show times in the Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall, Merrimack College, North Andover. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. $5 for general Admission Limited Seating. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Friday, Feb. 15

Basics of Microsoft Excel, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn more about the basics of creating spreadsheets and using functions. Free, but registration requested. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Scrapbooking with Melissa, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Second Annual Diaper Derby Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Mall at Rockingham Park, Salem, N.H. The event is being held in conjunction with the regional sponsor WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program. The event will feature new crawlers up to 12 months old participating in a crawler contest. Vendor displays will allow local residents to see what stores, programs and products are offered throughout the community that could be beneficial for their families and children. 603-894-5526.

Sunday, Feb. 17

95th Lithuanian Independence Day, 11 a.m. bilingual Mass at Corpus Christi Church (Lower Church), Essex and Union streets, Lawrence. Includes a Lithuanian dinner at 12:30 p.m. in the Church Hall, Common Street and a movie presentation of “The Other Dream Team.” Hosted by the American Lithuanian Council. 978-685-4478, email stundzia@hotmail.com.

Monday, Feb. 18

Red Cross Babysitting Training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Red Cross chapter office, 177 Ward Hill Ave., Haverhill. The course costs $85 and includes all training materials. Registration required. 1-800-RED-CROSS, redcross.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

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

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

Digital Hearing, 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Learn how ears work, what causes hearing loss, how to protect one’s hearing, how to know if one has hearing loss and what solutions are available. Light refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

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

Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Third Thursday Book Discussion, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Participants will discuss “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa. Newcomers are always welcome. 603-329-6411.

Guitarist & singer Paul Wayne, 10 a.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Friday, Feb. 22

Bridgman/Packer Dance Company presents “Voyeur,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 in advance for seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With The Mel-Tones. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Erban Lane, 9:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Free admission. For all ages. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Monday, Feb. 25

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “The Avengers” will be screened. Call to reserve a seat. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Career Essentials: Job Search Strategies Series, 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The program is designed to help job seekers develop an effective search strategy. Learn tips on how to organize one’s search, where to look, and how to improve one’s odds in landing a job. Registration required. Session two of the series, led by Pam Duquette on March 7, at 6:30 p.m., will focus on resume creation. Free and open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, March 2

Windham Community Band’s 15th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser, 5:15 p.m. at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham. This year’s musical theme is “As Time Goes By.” Includes a cocktail hour with music by the Flute Ensemble and concert band, dinner, raffle baskets, cash bar, and dancing to the Windham Swing Band. Tickets $50. Tickets will only be available in advance. 603-965-3842, email musicandcats@comcast.net.

Sunday, March 3

New England Classical Singers in concert, 3 p.m. at the Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher on the campus of Merrimack College. Music will consist of Bach’s Cantata No. 150, Pergolesi Magnificat, and Vivaldi Magnificat. Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for groups of 10 or more, free for students. newenglandclassical.org.

Wednesday, March 6

Friends of the Groveland Council On Aging meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Fire Station Meeting Room. 978-372-1101.

March 6, 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. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, March 11

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Sunday, March 17

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Features selections from Gioacchino Rossini, John Rutter and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors. 978-685-3505, mvpomusic.org.

Monday, March 25

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, March 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

April 3, 10, 17 & 24

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, April 8

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, April 22

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, April 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Wednesday, April 24

Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Training, 4 to 7 p.m. St. Ann’s Home and School, 100A Haverhill St., Methuen. Special Education Surrogate Parents volunteer to make education decisions for students whose parents are unable to do so. Federal education law requires that a student’s parents or guardians be included in the special education decision-making process. However, children in state custody whose parents are unknown or unavailable may not have anyone to fill that role. To serve these students, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has contracted with the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the EDCO Collaborative to implement the Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP). Registration required. Email one’s full name, phone number and the training date to rtsc@fcsn.org or call 617-399-8342. fcsn.org.

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, May 13

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, May 20

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, May 28

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

June 5, 12, 19 & 26

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, June 10

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, June 24

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, June 25

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, July 8

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, July 22

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, July 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Aug. 12

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Aug. 26

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Sept. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Sept. 23

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Monday, Nov. 4

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Nov. 6, 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. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Nov. 18

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

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. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Dec. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Dec. 16

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, 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. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.