“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.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-399-8342. fcsn.org.