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January 27, 2013

Community Calendar


The Eagle-Tribune

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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.

Ecumenical Candlelight Meditation Service, 7 p.m. at Groveland Congregational Church. All are welcome. This service is modeled after those held at the Taize community in France and consists of scripture, simple sung refrains, prayer, petitions and an extended period of silence. 978-372-3463, email gccucc@verizon.net, grovelanducc.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.

“Meet Mrs. Drinkwater” One Woman Theatre Show, 7:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. Laura Bellusci, the actress and writer who brings Mrs. D to life on stage, draws from her experiences while growing up in an Italian American family in East Boston. Free admission. 978-725-3300.

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. 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.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

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. 30

Baby Story Time, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 9-24 months. Includes songs, movement activities, finger rhymes and books. Designed to stimulate a baby’s mind and prepare for future reading experiences. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

Parent & Tot, 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children aged 2. Includes songs, movement activities, finger rhymes and books. Designed to stimulate a child’s mind and prepare for future reading experiences. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Preschool Story Time, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 4-6. Includes songs, movement activities, music, puppets and books. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

Book Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett will be discussed. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month and are facilitated by Joan Fardella. 603-898-7064.

Mini Clinic, 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.

International Film Series: “In the Mood for Love,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.

Thursday’s Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

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.

Parent & Tot, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children aged 3. Includes songs, movement activities, finger rhymes and books. Designed to stimulate a child’s mind and prepare for future reading experiences. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cedardale Health and Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.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.

Machine Knitters meeting, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

“Rhythms of Grace” Service, 2 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 187 East Road, Hampstead. The service is titled, “Jesus was baptized into God’s family. We are baptized into God’s family.” Includes a Bible story, therapeutic arts and crafts projects and gluten-free communion. Designed to meet the spiritual needs of children and their families living with autism-spectrum disorders and other special needs. The non-denominational service is staffed by trained volunteers. 603-329-4674, email nhrhythmsofgrace@gmail.com, saintcs.org.

Newton (NH) Baseball Softball Association’s 2013 Player Registration/Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon in the Sanborn Regional High School cafeteria, 17 Danville Road, Kingston. NewtonBSA.com.

Methuen Rail Trail’s trail Maintenance, 8:30 a.m. at the end of Pine Street. Bring gloves, lopers. Email tim65@comcast.net.

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.

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, Feb. 3

Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 37 Main St., Salem, N.H. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Salem. Menu includes scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, sausages and beans. $5 for adults, $3 for children, $12 for a family of three or more.

Feb. 3, March 10, April 14 & May 19

Free Intro to Yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into their first class. This free one hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor Connie Glore, RYT. 978-761-3433.

Monday, Feb. 4

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.

Shawsheen Village Woman’s Club meeting, 1 p.m. at Tactician Corporation, 305 North Main St., Andover. Muriel Dyas will present “Women in History: Catherine the Great.” 978-475-4481.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Fernando Huergo Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Andover Garden Club Luncheon & “Greening Our Campuses” Program, 10 a.m. at Salvatore’s (Sal’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant), 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The meeting will begin with refreshments, then speaker Marc Fournier will discuss implementing sustainable operations to achieve the goals of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Lunch will follow the presentation. $15 fee includes refreshments and lunch. Reservations required. 978-475-7119, email pianopasta@comcast.net.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Merrimack College Sakowich Center, Turnpike Street, North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Newton (NH) Baseball Softball Association’s 2013 Player Registration, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newton Town Hall. NewtonBSA.com.

Lecture on Head Injuries/Concussion, 4:30 p.m. at Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center, Murray Lounge, North Andover. Presented by Dr. Ann McKee, director of Neuropathology at New England Veterans Health Care System and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. Free and open to the public. 978-837-5190.

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.

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 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Masons, 43 Jackson St. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Riverside Assembly of God Church, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. For couples. Cost is $30 per couple (pre-paid). 978-688-8777.

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.

“Living the Eucharist” six-week program, starting the week of Feb. 11, at St. Anne Church, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead. 603-661-0396.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Paul Broadnax Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Includes nomination of officers and projects for the year. Email tim65@comcast.net.

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. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. 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.

Newton (NH) Baseball Softball Association’s 2013 Player Registration, 9 a.m. to noon at the Newton Town Hall. NewtonBSA.com.

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.

Methuen Rail Trail walk, 8:30 a.m. beginning in the parking lot at IHOP near the trail. Email tim65@comcast.net.

Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Methuen American Legion Hall, 200 Broadway. The fundraiser will benefit the Methuen American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 122. Mediumship, oracle and tarot card readings $20. Vendor and craft tables. Refreshments available. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Marshall Wood 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, 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.

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.

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.

Mayor Stephen Zanni to present the annual “State of the City Address,” 6 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Board of Trade. 978-983-8825.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 111 Merrimack St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Feb. 25 through March 8

Free Direct Care Worker Training Program, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College through its Workforce Development and Community Education program at the Riverwalk in Lawrence. The 50-hour program to train personal and home care aides will be offered Monday through Friday. Students must attend all training days in order to successfully complete the program. This program is designed to teach students the skills that will support them in their role as a personal care attendant or homemaker. Fifteen students can be accommodated in this first session. Registration required. 978-659-1222, 978-659-1221.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Place, 439 South Union St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist April Hall with The Tim Ray 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, 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.

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.

Film Series: “Grandma’s Boy,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.

Tuesday, March 5

Harlem Wizards basketball team vs. Sanborn Staff, 6:30 p.m. in the Sanborn Regional High School gymnasium, Kingston. Hosted by the Memorial Elementary PTO. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets will be available for purchase in mid-February. Dates and locations will be posted on-line. Local business owners interested in helping to sponsor this event are welcome. All proceeds will go directly to providing the students of Memorial Elementary with enrichment programs and funds for field trip assistance. Email jennstan21@msn.com, krad727@comcast.net, web.sau17.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.

Tambakos Film Series: “To Have and Have Not,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.

Wednesday, March 13

International Film Series: “Detained,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.

March 22, 23 & 24

16th Annual Spring Craft & Specialty Food Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Rockingham Park Racetrack, Rockingham Park Boulevard, Salem, N.H. $7 for adults, free for ages under 12. One admission good for all three days. Ample free parking. castleberryfairs.com.

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.

Wednesday, March 27

Tambakos Film Series: “Meet Me in St. Louis,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.