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November 30, 2011

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Wednesday, Nov. 30

N.A.R.F.E. meeting, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With a guest speaker from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 978-983-8825.

Daytime Knitting Circle, noon to 2 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Knitters of all levels welcome. Not a class, but an opportunity for people with similar interests to meet, knit and share. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Book Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. "The Quickening" by Michelle Hoover will be discussed. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Wednesdays through Dec. 14

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maternal Health and Fitness, 7 Hodges St., North Andover. The class will teach the phases and stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and labor support. 978-738-8080, maternalhealthandfitness.com.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Salem Lions Club's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Common, corner of Bridge and Main streets, Salem, N.H.

Aromatherapy Class, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Yoga Room, Route 111, Hampstead, N.H. Learn the healing benefits and safety data of therapeutic-grade essential oils. $25 fee includes free oil sample, CD, and information packet. Registration requested. 603-329-6400,603-382-0464, YogaRoomNH.com.

2012 Methuen Relay for Life volunteer meeting, 7 p.m. in the Marsh Grammar School auditorium, 309 Pelham St., Methuen. Responsibilities will include attendance at specific committee meetings to prepare for the relay on June 2. Email clguselli@methuen.k12.ma.us or ddlacroix@methuen.k12.ma.us.

Movie Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. "Rosemary's Baby" will be screened. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Friday, Dec. 2

Methuen Memorial Music Hall Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at the hall, 192 Broadway. With music and displays. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Annual Christmas Cheer & Raffle Evening, 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Elks Lodge, 652 Andover St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds will support Lawrence Elks Lodge No. 65 and its work with various charities including youth programs, veterans and local schools. Prizes include hams, turkeys, cases of beer and more. Throughout the evening "specials" will be raffled off. Raffle tickets range from $1-$5. Free admission. 978-687-7274, ext. 9, 978-852-8269.

Fuel Assistance application help, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call for an appointment. 978-983-8825.

Four Celtic Voices, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover. $30 for advance tickets, $25 in advance for college employees, students, seniors, $35 at the door. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Dec. 2 & 3

Silhouette Artist, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Jean Comerford of Portraits in Silhouette will hand-cut silhouette portraits. Silhouettes are $30 each and take ten minutes. 978-623-8401, ext. 49, email eclasson@mhl.org, mhl.org.

Dec. 2 & 3

Holiday Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Offers children's books, like-new fiction and nonfiction, book sets, and more. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Fridays through Dec. 16

Ed & Terry's Over 50 Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. in the Rose Ballroom, Days Inn, 159 Pelham St., Methuen. Live band. Refreshments served. 781-820-2251.

Saturday, Dec. 3

15th Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead, N.H. Includes jewelry, woodworking, hand made purses, quilted items, painted glass, pottery, knitted items, soaps, hand tied fly fishing lures, a cookie walk, bake table, soup and sandwich luncheon and entertainment. Crafters wanted. All items must be hand made. $35 for 7x6 spaces, $40 for 8x6 spaces, $5 for 6 foot tables. 603-326-6372, email Katiebt@comcast.net.

Christmas Greens for sale, 9 a.m. to noon at Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover. Wreaths, roping, poinsettias and novelty greens will be available. 978-475-7407.

Annual Family Christmas Carnival & Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Features games, prizes, raffle baskets, face painting, sweet shop, food, crafters, and a visit by Santa. Presented by the St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish PTO. All proceeds will benefit the PTO Playground project H.O.P.E (Help Our Playground Evolve). Donations and crafters welcome. 978-521-4256, email ldifloures@comcast.net.

Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4 p.m. at the Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Commemorate the loss of a loved one by taking a few minutes to reflect and remember. A ribbon along with the loved one's name will be placed on the tree and lighted. $5 donation per ribbon. Each year, a family served at the funeral home will be chosen and all proceeds will be donated to a charity. This year's donation to Camp Ta Kum Ta, will be in memory of Ryan Reardon of Groveland. Donations and forms must be received by Dec. 2. Cash/checks accepted. Make checks payable to Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home. A short ceremony with light refreshments will follow. 978-372-1534.

Red Bow Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Parish of North Andover, Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road. Crafters, artisans, gift baskets, holiday wreaths, Grannie's Attic, Kids' Mall, culinary corner and more. northparish.org.

"Joy to the World: Handel's Messiah & More," 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Performed by the New England Classical Singers. Tickets $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for groups of 10 or more, free for children and students with ID. 978-474-6090, email tickets@newenglandclassical.org, newenglandclassical.org.

Health & Wellness Seminar, 9 a.m. to noon at EFX/Pure Personal Training, 61 South Broadway, Salem, N.H. Learn about nutrition and fitness and how it affects the body and mind. Free. 603-458-6260.

Machine Knitting Club, 9 a.m. to noon in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Traditional Despacho Ceremony, 4 to 8 p.m. at Off-Season Sports and Physical Therapy, North Andover. Presented by Linda Robbat, RN, MSN. $20 per person or $10 each if one brings a friend. 978-688-6181.

Dec. 3 & 4

"A Merry Music Hall Christmas," 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Features Douglas Major, organ, and Eric Berlin and Richard Watson, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved tickets $15, children $5. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11

"Miracle on 34th Street," check for show times at Maria's Restaurant, 83 Essex St., Haverhill. Presented by Spotlight Playhouse. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors. Price includes dinner and the show. 978-380-8509, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17

Winter Farmer's Market, 9 a.m. to noon at the Universalist-Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features fall vegetables, desserts, wine, crafts and music. haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Family Holiday Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Features The Gospel Choir and clarinetist Meghan Yankowskas. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $5 for children. Children must be 4 years or older. 978-685-3505, merrimack.edu, mvpomusic.org.

Festival of Light Benefit Show, 2 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, in the old Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Features performances by Kim and Reggie Harris, Magpie. Proceeds benefit the church. Tickets $20, half price for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Timberlane Community Band, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The 60-piece concert band will perform a free holiday concert. Refreshments will be served. 978-983-8825.

Annual Christmas Concert "O Ring Those Christmas Bells," 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 30 Park St., corner of Park and Lawrence streets, Methuen. Presented by the Methuen Community Chorus. Refreshments, fellowship and a silent auction will follow the concert. Tickets $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, free for those under 5. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance. 978-685-1844.

"The Service of Lessons & Carols," 4:30 p.m. in the Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Presented by the Phillips Academy Chaplaincy and Music Department, the service will feature the Fidelio Society, the Academy Chorus, the Handbell Choir, and Academy Harp Ensemble. Free. Handicapped accessible. 978-749-4260, email music@andover.edu.

Third Annual Party Against Parkinson's in America, 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Salem N.H. High School auditorium. The goal of the holiday-themed variety show is to raise awareness and funds to work toward ending the suffering caused by Parkinson's disease (PD). Hosted by Richard Zecchino and TEAMFOX, a volunteer group. Online tickets available. 781-803-PAPA (781-803-7272), EventBee.com, TeamFox.org, PartyagainstParkinsons@zecchino.net.

Piano Showcase, 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Performed by intermediate and advanced piano students of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association. Registration requested. 978-623-8401, ext. 31, mhl.org.

Dec. 4 through 18

Salem NH Winter Farmers Market, noon to 4 p.m. in the Greenhouse, Lake Street Garden Center, Salem, N.H. Email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net, salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Monday, Dec. 5

Open House, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sacred Hearts School in Bradford. 978-372-5451, 978-374-7161.

Holly Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at Jackson's Restaurant, 478 Lowell St., Methuen. Hosted by the St. Clare League of Catholic Women. Guests and new members welcome. 978-683-3085.

Music & Movement, 1:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children ages 4-6. Registration required. Sign-up in the Children's Room. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

NH Humanities Council Program, 7 p.m. in the Mary Nelson Room, Plaistow Pubic Library, 85 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. "The Guitar and the Devil: Music, Magic, and Ritual Among Ecuadorian Indians" will be presented. Includes slides, recordings, and a live performance. Free. 603-382-6011.

Ms. Kathy Storytime, 10 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Includes seasonal books and a book-related craft. Registration required. 978-374-2198.

Saint Michael School Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 80 Maple Ave., North Andover. Take a tour of the school, which serves students in nursery through eighth grade. Free. 978-686-1862, saintmichael.com.

Patriotic Prayer Service: A Tribute to Veterans, 6 p.m. at St. Monica's Church, Methuen. The service is being held for parish veterans of all wars, their families, and parishioners in honor of the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Following the service, parish veterans and their immediate family members will be served a dinner in the school hall at 6:45 p.m. All veterans who plan on attending the dinner are asked to register. 978-683-1193.

Free Landlord Seminar, 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry, N.H. Fred Meyer will discuss evictions. All landlords or potential landlords are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Derry/Salem chapter of the New Hampshire Property Owners Association. 603-579-0302, NHPOA.org.

Andover Garden Club Membership Meeting & "Music in Bloom" Program, 10 a.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Priscilla Styer, floral-design instructor, will demonstrate her floral designs. She will be accompanied on the piano by Linda Paulet. Free for members, $5 for guests. Includes refreshments. 978-470-2627, email bettychapman@verizon.net.

Craft Time, 9:30 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 4-6. Make crafts from a variety of materials. Registration required. Sign-up in the Children's Room. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Iris Folding Workshop, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. This easy paper folding technique can be used on greeting cards, scrapbook pages, or framed and hung on a wall. Scraps of paper, ribbon, origami paper, or even wrapping paper can be used. Paper crafter Diane Giarrusso will share how to create a seasonal project. Space is limited. Registration requested. 978-623-8401, ext. 31, mhl.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville, N.H. Odds Bodkin, master storyteller and author, will perform the classic in the manner of Charles Dickens. Presented by the Friends of the Colby Library. The family performance is recommended for third-graders to adult audiences. Limited seating. Come to the library to pick up the free tickets. 603-382-6733.

Senior Movie, 11 a.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville, N.H. Call for details. 603-382-6733.

Snowflake Craft, 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead, N.H. Make origami snowflakes. Appropriate for adults and children ages 10 and up. Materials will be provided. Free, but registration requested. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Holiday Open House, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features an all day jewelry sale and a 1 p.m. performance by The Happy Hearts Choral Group. Donation of nonperishable food or monetary donation for Lazarus House will serve as admission. 978-983-8825.

Book & Movie Group, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at North Parish of North Andover, Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road. Jafar Panahi's films, "Offside" and "The Mirror," will be discussed. northparish.org.

READ to Dixie, 6 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Children can practice their reading skills with Dixie, the visiting READ therapy dog. Registration required. Sign-up for one 15-minute session. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

The Mother Connection's Annual Holiday Shopping Night, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Chester's at Bell Tower, 60 Island St., Lawrence. Guests can enjoy a complimentary dessert bar, chair massages, mini-makeovers and a cash bar. In addition, every vendor has donated a door prize to be given away that night. Entrants must be present to win. Free admission. Email shopping@themotherconnection.org, themotherconnection.org.

Tim Janis in concert performing "The American Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. at the Dupre Center, Presentation of Mary Academy, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Tickets $10. Tickets are available online or at the door. 978-682-9391, ext. 100, pmamethuen.org.

Dec. 8 & 9

Winter Craft, 1 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Make a holiday decorative craft, gift boxes and gift wrap for holiday presents. Register for only one date. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Friday, Dec. 9

24th Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. The concert is given in support of Neighbors in Need and the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the American red cross. $5 for general admission, with seniors and students being admitted for a donation of nonperishable or canned food. Handicapped accessible. 978-749-4260, email music@andover.edu.

Storytelling: "A Celebration of Stories," 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St. Includes Nicolette Heavey, Lani Peterson, Jane Gossard, Jane LaChance, and Susan Lenoe. Harp interludes by Sandy Hitchens. For ages 7 and up. 978-475-0143.

Dec. 9 & 10

"Night in Bethlehem," 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 196 Main St., North Andover. Experience a guided tour of ancient Bethlehem as a pilgrim. Participants will be able to see, touch, feel and smell what life was like. Free, but registration required. Obtain tickets from the Pastoral Office. 978-682-4050.

Dec. 9, 10 & 11

New England Civic Ballet's "Nutcracker," show times vary at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Tickets $25 (ages 13-55), $22 for all others. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

Saturday, Dec. 10

"Celebration in Hymn!" Annual Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. at Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. Features a professional ensemble of musicians. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, this year's Christmas concert will include music inspired by the KJV Bible and readings of the verses that inspired them. Free admission with food to follow. portlandstreetbaptist.org, kingjamesbibletrust.org.

Christmas Cookie Exchange, 11:30 a.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville, N.H. Participants must bring three dozen homemade, decorated Christmas cookies displayed on a platter, with a typed card describing the cookies, with or without nuts, and stories about the cookie recipe if applicable. Bring a tin to take exchanged cookies home. Registration requested by Dec. 3. 603-382-6733.

Arlington Community Trabajando's Annual Holiday Party, 3 to 6 p.m. at Central Catholic High School, 300 Hampshire St., Lawrence. ACT has received donated toys, but needs donations to pay for food and entertainment related costs. The organization expects to serve food to over 600 children and their parents. Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. 978-852-7906, email aluna@actinc.org.

Aine Minogue in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. crossroads-coffeehouse.org.

"Make Your Own Pet Themed Ornament," 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Valley Farm, 17 Main St., Pelham, N.H. All supplies will be provided. The children's drop in craft is free; no purchase required. 603-635-2597.

Holiday Concert & Tea, 1 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Presented by the Windham Flute Ensemble and local guest performers. Treats, beverages will be served in the lower lobby before and after the performance. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Maria's Family Restaurant, 81-83 Essex St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Haverhill Lions Club. Tickets, $5 each, are available at the door. Families are invited to bring cameras for pictures with Santa. All proceeds benefit the club's charities. 978-372-4675.

Dec. 10 & 11

12th Annual New England Holiday Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Rockingham Park Racetrack, Salem, N.H. Indoor event; held rain, snow or shine. $5 admission, free for ages 14 and under. Free parking.

Sunday, Dec. 11

A "GLEE"ful Afternoon of A Cappella Artists, 2:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation is hosting its annual community Chanukah celebration and family concert. Complimentary latke bar and Chanukah treats. Concert starts at 3:15 p.m. Tickets $18 for adults, $9 for children ages 6-12, $9 for seniors (70 plus), free for children 5 and under, $40 family maximum (children 12 and under only). Reservations requested by Dec. 5. 978-688-0466, mvjf.org.

Christmas Tree Pull by the Newfoundland Dog Club, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford St., North Andover. Breakfast with Mrs. Claus 10 a.m. to noon, visit with Santa noon to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. 978-682-6332, smolakfarms.com.

John Baboian Quartet, 7 p.m. at 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.

Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, at the Newton Historical Society, 22 South Main St., Newton, N.H. The decorating of the tree will begin at 4:30 p.m. and Santa Claus is scheduled to light the tree at 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12

Craft Time, 1:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 4-6. Make crafts from a variety of materials. Registration required. Sign-up in the Children's Room. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Dick Kaplan Band, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Mayor William Manzi. Dancing and refreshments. All are invited. Snow date is Dec. 21. 978-983-8825.

"A Winter Mosaic" concert, 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Presented by Merrimack Valley's children's chorus, The Treble Chorus of New England. Tickets $16 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. 978-794-4600, treblechorusne.org.

Decorate Cookies for the Holidays, 6:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 6 and up. Parents are invited to stay and share in the decorating. Registration requested. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Non-Fiction Book Club, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. "Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War" by Charles Bracelen Flood will be discussed. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Thursday, Dec. 15

Point After Club's annual Friends & Family Holiday Party, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the club, 43 Jackson St., Lawrence. Food and festivities. RSVP by Dec. 2. 978-681-7753.

Music & Movement, 9:30 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children ages 4-6. Registration required. Sign-up in the Children's Room. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

60-Second Stunts & Games, 2:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For teens ages 12 and up. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

"A Christmas Carol" with the Pontine Theatre, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Free. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Friday, Dec. 16

Movement & Music, 10 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Forty minutes of moving, dancing and singing. Wear sneakers and loose clothing. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Saturday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Pete Saran — New Life. $8 per person. 978-983-8825.

"Culinary Housing" — Gingerbread House Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford St., North Andover. Participants will be given step-by-step instructions by Smolak Farms bakers. Warm cider and cocoa available for purchase. Class is $40 per couple or parent/child. Cost of gingerbread houses: $29.95 (small), $42.95 (large), $49.95 (customized). Space is limited. Registration required. 978-682-6332, smolakfarms.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

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. 978-983-8825.

"Gingerbread Baking Fun," 1 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Kids will cut and decorate cookies to put in a gingerbread decorating gift basket for children at a local homeless shelter. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Lunch with the Rev. Lee, noon to 1 p.m. at North Parish of North Andover, Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road. Drop in for conversation. Bring a brown bag lunch. northparish.org.

Charming Chagall, 3:15 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Participants in the Kids' Art series will look at the work of Marc Chagall and make their own creation. For children in grades 2-5. Pre-registration required. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

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.

Thursday, Dec. 22

Ms. Gina Storytime, 10 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Includes children's favorite books and songs. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Friday, Dec. 23

Holiday Party, 1:30 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Celebrate with friends, music, crafts, food and Santa. Take pictures with Santa to take home. Bring a peanut-free snack to share. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Free Christmas dinner, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newton campus of the Kingston Congregational Church, 5 Amesbury Road, Newton, N.H. Open to members of the community that are alone or away from family and friends on Christmas day. Hosted by the Osterloh family. Reservations are recommended, but not required. 603-642-9699.

Christmas Day Dinner, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 37 Main St., Salem, N.H. For all who are alone and would like companionship, friendship and a hot meal. Features a turkey with all the trimmings. Reservations necessary. For those who need a ride, one will be provided. For those unable to attend, arrangements can be made to deliver food to those who live in Salem. 603-571-9381, 603-479-3612, 603-893-8661.

Tuesday, Dec. 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.

Paper Airplanes, 1 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. In honor of National Aviation Month, children aged 5-8 will learn about what makes planes airworthy, then build their own paper airplanes. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Gift Swap, 1 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Bring unwanted gifts to trade. For children and adults ages 4 and up who are comfortable with swapping toys. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. "A Mercy" by Toni Morrison will be discussed. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Big Bingo Bonanza, 11 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Celebrate Bingo Birthday Month. Includes picture Bingo for the little ones and number Bingo for the older kids/parents. Snacks. Free, but registration required. 978-374-2198.

Saturday, Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With the Fred Manzi Trio. Ticket price to be announced. 978-983-8825.

New Year's Eve Sock Hop Multigenerational dance party, 6 to 9 p.m. at North Parish of North Andover, Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road. northparish.org.

Second & third Sunday, Jan. 8 through 22

Salem NH Winter Farmers Market, noon to 4 p.m. in the Greenhouse, Lake Street Garden Center, Salem, N.H. Email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net, salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, in the old Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Opening performance by Paul Prue. Tickets $20, half price for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

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.

Feb. 5-19

Salem NH Winter Farmers Market, noon to 4 p.m. in the Greenhouse, Lake Street Garden Center, Salem, N.H. Email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net, salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Saturday, Feb. 18

James Keelaghan in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, in the old Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Opening performance by Lindsay Straw. Tickets $20, half price for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

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, March 3, 2012

Eternal Light: A Musical Meditation, 7 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, North Andover. Performed by the New England Classical Singers. Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for groups of 10 or more, free for children and students with ID. 978-474-6090, email tickets@newenglandclassical.org, newenglandclassical.org.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Features violinist Zina Schiff. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $5 for children. Children must be 4 years or older. 978-685-3505, merrimack.edu, mvpomusic.org.

March 4-18

Salem NH Winter Farmers Market, noon to 4 p.m. in the Greenhouse, Lake Street Garden Center, Salem, N.H. Email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net, salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Amy Black in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, in the old Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Tickets $20, half price for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fourth annual "Taste of Spring" Restaurant Tasting, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St., Haverhill. All proceeds will benefit L'Arche Irenicon "Homes of Hope," providing lifelong home for developmentally disabled adults. Tickets $25. 978-374-6928, larcheirenicon.org.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

David Wilcox in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, in the old Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Opening performances by Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli. Tickets $20, half price for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Schubert Mass In G, 4 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, Lawrence. The annual Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust Concert includes performances by the New England Classical Singers and Lawrence High School. Free. 978-474-6090, email tickets@newenglandclassical.org, newenglandclassical.org.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Features guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $5 for children. Children must be 4 years or older. 978-685-3505, merrimack.edu, mvpomusic.org.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Danielle Miraglia with Liz Frame & the Kickers, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, in the old Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Tickets $20, half price for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

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.