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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.