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August 4, 2013

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“Sunday Afternoon at the Music Hall” with organist Chandler Noyes, 3 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. The afternoon will feature works by Sousa, Anderson, Williams, Bish, Strauss, and Gershwin. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Professional stand up paddle-board demonstration, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program, Lawrence. With Pat Hall of Northeast Board Culture. Also includes races, a barbecue and a concert for the whole family. A $5 donation is requested.

Sundays

Sunday Morning Meditation, 8 a.m. at 85 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Offers meditations of healing, kindness, goodwill and spiritual development. The nonsectarian meditations cleanse, relieve stress, energize, heal, and activate inner potential. 978-457-6900.

Sundays through October

Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake St., Salem, N.H. Vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Live entertainment. Rain or Shine. A winter market is planned. 603-339-8424, email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net, salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Monday, Aug. 5

Toddler Story Time, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham. This program is only open to cardholders of the Nesmith Library. Toddler Time lasts about 20-25 minutes with 30 minutes following the session for parent/child social interaction. Parents are encouraged to participate, but asked to limit personal conversations until the 30-minute social period. For ages 18 months to 36 months with a caregiver. No pre-registration necessary. 603-432-7154, nesmithlibrary.org.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill’s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Haverhill Country Club. Guest is Eric Lastowka, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion. Tourney fees are $200 per player and $800 per foursome. Post tourney dinner is $50 per person. Sponsorships/tee signs are available. The event will also include awards and a silent auction. 978-204-0620, 978-374-6171, email kpruett@haverhillbgc.org.

Presentation by Kevin Comtois, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Comtois will present “The Politics and Music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.” 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

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.

Aug. 5-9

“Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. For children ages 5-12. 978-688-8777.

Mondays

Adult Knit-A-Bitters, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Join other knitters for a bit of knitting and a bit of chat. All levels welcome. Open to all community members. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Summer Reading Show with Steve Blunt, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. 603-635-7581, steveblunt.com.

Free Summer Concert Series presents Lee Lewis & The Doo-Wop Review — oldies from the 1950s & 1960s, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park, Hampstead. Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. 603-329-6047.

Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. The theme will be “Peace, Love, and Tie Dye!” Teachers from Little Sprouts and Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. Activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme. Some activities will be outside. The program is recommended for ages 2 and up. Cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required. winnekenni.com, imajinethat.com.

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Steve Marvin with The Jack Senier 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.

Padre Pio Prayer Group meeting, 6:30 p.m. at St. Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen. August is the month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Consider bringing a friend for the Holy Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, reflections on Padre Pio, and much more. A first class relic of Padre Pio will be available for veneration. 978-683-1193.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

2013 Organ Recital Series — David Enlow, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Campbell Steward. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Irish Music by the Music Makers, 6 p.m. on the Village Green, in front of the library, police station and town hall, 6 Village Green, Pelham. With Seamus and Eileen. Free admission. Bring the family, friends, chairs, blankets and sunscreen. Food and drinks will be sold. Concession proceeds will benefit Pelham VFW John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722. PelhamCommunitySpirit.org, facebook.com/seamus.pender or email info@PelhamCommunitySpirit.org.

“Whim: A Summer Dining Experience,” 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner at Smolak Farms, North Andover. With Chef Alex Saenz of Lineage in Brookline. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a seated three-course dinner under the tent in the pine grove. Tickets $69. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase on site. Held rain or shine. smolakfarms.com.

Mystery & a Cup of Tea, 10:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Cold Hit” by Stephen Cannell will be discussed. Copies are available at the library. Refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Film screening of “From Here to Eternity,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Commentary will begin at 6:30 p.m. The film is sponsored by the Tambakos Fund, created by George Furth in memory of Merrimack alum Peter Tambakos. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Methuen, Andover, and North Andover Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This event is subject to change. Free admission. 978-837-5355.

Open House, 7 p.m. at the American College of History and Legal Studies (ACHLS), 1 Stiles Road, Salem, N.H. Learn more about ACHLS. Free admission. 603-458-5145.

Wednesday Lunchtime Knitters meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Join in conversations while knitting and crocheting. New faces are always welcome. 603-898-7064.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kelly Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “Many Colored Land” by Julian May will be discussed. Copies of this month’s title are available through the library. 603-898-7064.

Distribution of Senior Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program coupons, at the Haverhill Senior Center, Lawrence Senior Center, and the Methuen Senior Center. Each recipient will receive a listing of participating certified Farmers Markets and must use their coupons by Oct. 1. Offered by the Merrimack Valley Nutrition Program (MVNP), in partnership with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. Coupon vouchers are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis to eligible low-income seniors. The elder must be 60 or older, present photo ID showing date of birth and address, and must show one of the following forms of proof of low-income status: Supplementary Social Security Income (SSI) card, Section 8 Housing voucher or letter, and Energy Assistance Program letter to be eligible. A MassHealth card will be accepted subject to an on-site call to verify the recipient’s status is active. 1-800-892-0890.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Canobie Talent Search, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Concert in the Park — Windham Swing Band, 6 p.m. at Griffin Park. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Hosted by the Recreation Department. Call 603-965-1208 in case of inclement weather. windhamnewhampshire.com.

Make Some Noise free summer concert series, 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbus Park on Washington Street, Haverhill. Features Division Tree, psychedelic grooves with opening act from Be Imagine Music Studio. Presented by the Haverhill Cultural Council. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Chit Chat Lounge on Washington Street. Raffles include prizes donated by local businesses. Email haverhill.culture@gmail.com.

Thursday’s Monday Night Knitters meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kelly Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Join in conversations while knitting and crocheting. New faces are always welcome. 603-898-7064.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Augustine Church, 35 Essex St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Aug. 9

Friday Night Dance Party, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Sixth Annual Outdoor Music Series, 7 p.m. on Bradford Common. Mike Cesati and Company. Opening act will begin at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Sponsored by the First Church of Christ. Free and open to the public. 978-590-2119.

Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. This year’s theme is Academy Award Winners by decade. “Ordinary People” will be shown. 603-898-7064.

Aug. 9 & 23

Adult Scrabble, 10:30 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. Weather permitting. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

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

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.

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

Visit by author/tradesman/teacher Kevin Gardner, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Gardner will discuss his book “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls.” 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 12-15

Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions — Mad Science Camp, 1 to 4 p.m. at Windham Coop, Industrial Drive. For boys and girls ages 7-12. Cost is $125 per child, $120 for the second in the family. Registration deadline is July 19. Throughout this camp, children will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and their minds. With a little bit of ingenuity, children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home, and assemble a set of circuits with batteries and light bulbs. windhamnewhampshire.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. The theme will be “Dino Dig!” Teachers from Little Sprouts and Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. Activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme. Some activities will be outside. The program is recommended for ages 2 and up. Cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required. winnekenni.com, imajinethat.com.

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

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

2013 Organ Recital Series — Martin Schmeding, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Enterprise Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

“Whim: A Summer Dining Experience,” 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner at Smolak Farms, North Andover. With Chef Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel in Boston. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a seated three-course dinner under the tent in the pine grove. Tickets $69. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase on site. Held rain or shine. smolakfarms.com.

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

Gerry Johnston in concert, 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. This event is subject to change. Free admission. 978-837-5355.

Nonfiction Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “Double Cross: the true story of the D-Day spies” by Ben MacIntyre will be discussed. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library. kelleylibrary.org.

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.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Canobie Talent Search, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Make Some Noise free summer concert series, 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbus Park on Washington Street, Haverhill. Features EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy performing originals and fiddle­driven rock with opening act from Whole Music’s Whole Soul. Presented by the Haverhill Cultural Council. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Chit Chat Lounge on Washington Street. Raffles include prizes donated by local businesses. Email haverhill.culture@gmail.com.

Thursdays

Free outdoor Latin Dance Event, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Campagnone Common Park, Lawrence. The mission is to provide free and safe entertainment to the community. Sponsored by the City of Lawrence.

Thursdays

Gentle Yoga Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and all fitness levels welcome. Stretch and relax the mind. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Mats are available to use for those who don’t own one. $5 drop in fee. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Thursdays

Bridge Group, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Experienced players are encouraged to join the group. Stop in, have fun and make new friends. 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Children’s Community Choir, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. 978-682-4215.

Friday, Aug. 16

Friday Night Dance Party, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Sixth Annual Outdoor Music Series, 7 p.m. on Bradford Common. Featured act will be The Mike Fioretti Band. Opening act will begin at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Sponsored by the First Church of Christ. Free and open to the public. 978-590-2119.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. Weather permitting. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

17th Annual Tony LaHoud Regatta, at the Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program, Lawrence. Festivities include races in the morning for people of all ages, as well as competitive sailing competitions in the afternoon. Prizes will be offered to all of the winners. There will be a barbecue and music will be provided throughout the afternoon.

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.

Monday, Aug. 19

Ice Cream Social, noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Enjoy ice cream sundaes and musical entertainment by Scott Andrew. Call to reserve a spot. 978-372-1101.

Free Legal Help, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With Atty. Elaine Dalton. Call for a free 15-minute appointment. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

“Time to Clay” – Paint your own ice cream bowl, 9:45 or 11 a.m. at Windham Town Hall. For ages 2 and up. Cost is $12 for one child, $22 for two children, $32 for three children. Registration deadline is July 19, unless spaces fill prior. Late registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, as space allows. Choose your own colors and design your own bowl. After your masterpiece is complete, the Time to Clay staff will glaze and fire your bowl so you can display it. All colors used are non-toxic and wash off clothing. Pottery will be returned to the Recreation Department within seven to ten days. Specify time when registering. windhamnewhampshire.com.

“Low/No Cost Footwear for Diabetics,” 10 a.m. to noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. A representative from Ace Medical Supply will present the available options. Ace will handle all of the paperwork. Sample footwear with multiple sizes will be available to order. Sign-up by July 20. 978-372-1101.

Free Summer Concert Series presents The B-Siders — favorites from the 1960s to 1990s, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park, Hampstead. Tribute to John Penny. Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. 603-329-6047.

Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. The theme will be “Paint, Splatter and Mess!” Teachers from Little Sprouts and Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. Activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme. Some activities will be outside. The program is recommended for ages 2 and up. Cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required. winnekenni.com, imajinethat.com.

Jocko’s Jazz: Guitarists Howard Alden & Jack Wilkins with Jon Wheatley, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $15 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

2013 Organ Recital Series — Yun Kyong Kim, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Windham Community Band in Concert, 6 p.m. on the Village Green, in front of the library, police station and town hall, 6 Village Green, Pelham. In conjunction with the Southern NH Festival of Trees kick-off. Sign up to decorate a tree. Free admission. Bring the family, friends, chairs, blankets and sunscreen. Food and drinks will be sold. Concession proceeds will benefit Pelham VFW John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722. PelhamCommunitySpirit.org or email info@PelhamCommunitySpirit.org.

“Whim: A Summer Dining Experience,” 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner at Smolak Farms, North Andover. With Chef Kevin O’Donnell of The Salty Pig in Boston. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a seated three-course dinner under the tent in the pine grove. Tickets $69. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase on site. Held rain or shine. smolakfarms.com.

Wednesday Night Book Club, 6:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. “End of Your Life Book Club” by William Schwalbe will be discussed. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Film screening of “Inherit the Wind,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Commentary will begin at 6:30 p.m. The film is sponsored by the Tambakos Fund, created by George Furth in memory of Merrimack alum Peter Tambakos. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Methuen, Andover, and North Andover Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This event is subject to change. Free admission. 978-837-5355.

Haverhill Community Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. All presenting donors in August will receive a coupon for a free 24 pack of Nice! Spring Water. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Canobie Talent Search, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Friday, Aug. 23

Friday Night Dance Party, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. Weather permitting. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

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.

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

“Short Skirts — Oh My!: The Evolution of the Women’s Movement,” at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by Anne Barrett. In celebration of Women’s Equality Day. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Dave Zinno 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, Aug. 28

2013 Organ Recital Series — Michael S. Murray, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Mark Dirksen - Keller Williams Realty. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Facilitated by Joan Fardella, the group will discuss “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are always welcome. kelleylibrary.org.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Canobie Talent Search, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Hospital Survival Guide, 12:30 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With The Elder Insider. Learn about what to expect, quality assurance and proper navigation during a hospital stay. Coffee and dessert will be provided by The Elder Insider. Reservations are required. 978-372-1101.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Edgewood Retirement Community Center, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Aug. 30

Friday Night Dance Party, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Winn Residential, Loft Five 50, 550 Broadway, Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. Weather permitting. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

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.

Sept. 7 & 8

Gilbert & Sullivan: “Iolanthe,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Presented by the Methuen Young People’s Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets, mail order with check payable to MYPT (after Aug. 1), to Janet Jaber, 205 Forest St., Methuen, MA 01844-2333. Specify if tickets are to be held at the door or mailed back. Stamped return envelopes appreciated. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sept. 7 & Oct. 5

Parson Barnard House Tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 179 Osgood St., North Andover. Includes tours, the herb and wildlife gardens and local history. Free admission. 978-590-4388.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Picnic Festival, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Gregory Armenian Church, 158 Main St., North Andover. Features Armenian music by Leon Janikian, Jason Naroian, Joe Kouyoumjian, John Arzigian, along with the Siroun Dance Group, Armenian food and pastries. saintgregory.org.

Fifth Annual Walk for Animals, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Methuen. Includes contests and prizes, food and music, children’s activities, canine demonstrations and other animal antics, there is something for everyone. Form a team, walk with one’s family and friends, and help raise money to help animals. walkforanimals.com.

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.

Friday, Sept. 13

Fall Scholarship Fund Organ & Piano Concert, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Bruce Adami and Brian Jones. Sponsored by Georgetown Bank and Methuen Federal Credit Union. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Old Home Day, in Pelham. Sponsored by The First Congregational Church. Activities include a craft fair, auction, 5K Race and Walk, the Doll Carriage and Bike Parade, pie contest, church supper, children’s games, a White Elephant Table, the Grand Parade and Pet Parade, live entertainment and demonstrations, Country Store, raffles, food and more. Email pelhamoldhomeday@yahoo.com.

Monday, Sept. 16

“Look Good Feel Better,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing or have recently concluded cancer treatment. Receive a free cosmetic kit valued at over $200. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. 978-683-4000, ext. 8090.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Veterans’ Benefits Information Program, 6 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Learn what’s available, who’s eligible, and how to apply with Michael Ingham, veterans’ agent. 978-372-1101.

Tuesdays, Sept. 17 through Nov. 5

Free Eight-week Workshop: “A Matter Of Balance,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Registration is requested. 978-946-1260.

Friday, Sept. 20

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

Saturday, Sept. 21

Children’s Program: “Peter & the Wolf,” 10 a.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. With Joyce Painter Rice, organist. English and Spanish narration. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Fall Artisan Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Calvary Baptist Church Hall, 586 Mass. Ave., North Andover. Sponsored by Quota International of Lawrence. Vendors and crafters are needed. 978-689-0667.

Presentation of Mary Academy’s Giant Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dupre Center, located on the school grounds, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Cost is $25 for an 8-foot table. Email plaliberte@pmamethuen.org to reserve a table.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Keith Lockhart & Friends, 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School. This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. Tickets are $35. 978-556-3870, mvarts.info, necc.mass.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 29

2013 ConvenientMD 10K, 8:30 a.m. beginning at the Windham Depot, 6 Depot Road. Food and refreshments will be served after the race. Includes a $100 cash prize to the top male and female, as well as age group awards. The race will start and finish at the Windham Depot. This is a paved rail trail that is generally shaded and passes along wetlands, through ledges and has no road crossings. Registration required. roadracerunner.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s, beginning and ending at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. The money raised will help to provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-walk preparations, help hang posters or distribute flyers. alzwalkMANH.org.

North Andover Merchants Association’s Third Annual Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St. Offers an opportunity for small businesses to promote themselves, their services and products. The festival will include craft exhibitors, music, children’s games and activities, a bounce house, a beer and wine tent, and more. Applications are now being accepted for food vendors, merchants and crafters. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for NAMA members, $50 for nonmembers. Food vendor fee is $50 for NAMA members, $100 for nonmembers. A food permit is required from the Town of North Andover. Rain or shine. northandovermerchants.org, email sylf19@comcast.net or patroche375@comcast.net.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 5

TEAMWORK TRIVIA NIGHT WITH DJ ED, 7 to 11 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pizza and dessert. Cost is $25 per person for games, pizza and dessert. Reservations only. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 21. Adults only. Put together a team of 10 people per table/team or be added to a team. 978-314-0528, 978-475-4330, teamworktrivia.andoverorthodox.org.

Friday, Oct. 18

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features organist Hector Olivera. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

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.

Friday, Nov. 1

Silent Movie: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Chandler Noyes, organ accompanist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Sponsored by Norm Jacob. 978-685-0693, mmmh.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.

Saturday, Nov. 9

150th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Diane Meredith Belcher, David Carrier, Douglas Major, Rosalind Mohnsen, Abbey Siegfried, and Peter Sykes, organists. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

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.

Friday, Dec. 6

Holiday Open House & Shopping Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music on the organ, arts and crafts, displays, raffles and light refreshments. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Dec. 7 & 8

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organist and brass. Reserved tickets are $20, non-reserved tickets are $15, $5 for children. Call 603-893-1544 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by the DeMoulas Foundation, Christopher Morss, and Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

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.