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June 10, 2012

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Sunday, June 10

Annual Spring "Dolly 'n' Me Princess Tea," 1 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features finger food and treats, tea and a visit with the Princess of Winnekenni Castle. A Genuine American Girl Doll will be raffled. Includes photo opportunities and activities. Doll clothes and other items will be available for sale. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Advance online tickets $20 for children, $25 for adults or $25 for children, $30 for adults at the door. Seating is limited. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Spotlight Playhouse's dinner theater event, 1 p.m. at Maria's Restaurant, 83 Essex St., Haverhill. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will be performed. Ticket price includes the meal, but drinks are not included. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Sports Card & Bruins Autograph Show, 10 a.m. at the Gaythorne K of C hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Sports cards and memorabilia will be displayed for sale. Boston Bruins Normand Leveille will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $2 for adults, free for children under 9, $20 for autographs. 508-265-4440.

Second annual Sunday "Reggae On The River" Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore's, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Los Three. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Third Annual "Art in the Orchard" Fine Art & Fine Crafts Art Exhibit/Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mann Orchards, 27 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Hosted by the Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley (AIGMV). 617-510-5742, 978-476-1545, email pilarquintana@comcast.net, artsinstitutegroup.org.

June 10-13

Spiritual Week with Evangelists Greg & Robyn Hubbard, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. Along with their ministry in church revivals, family camps and conventions across the county, the Hubbards also minister annually in several countries through the world. All are welcome. 978-688-8777, riversideag.com.

Through June 2o

"Visions" art exhibit, at the Sage Art Gallery, 136 Washington St., Haverhill. Features the detailed quill dip pen and ink art of Elaine Asplind Russell. 978-973-6648, email sageartgallery@yahoo.com, sageartgallery.com.

Tuesday, June 12

Friends of the Haverhill Public Library annual meeting, 7 p.m. in the Haverhill Public Library auditorium. Dr. Warren Kay will talk about his book, "Running — The Sacred Art," an exploration of running as an intentional spiritual practice.

Jocko's Jazz: Vocalist Nicolas King with The Mike Renzi Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Networking Open House, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel of Andover, 7 Haggetts Pond Road. Open to professionals in-between positions, re-entering the work force or searching for a new career path. Free admission. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Salem (Rockingham) Writer's Group, 10 a.m. to noon in the Conference Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Wednesday, June 13

2012 Organ Recital Series with Faythe Freese, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

45's Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. Open to all. Sign up in the office. 978-983-8825.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Non-fiction Book Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. "Triumph of the City" by Edward Glaeser will be discussed. Copies are available at the library. New participants welcome. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Thursday, June 14

Greater Salem Artists Association, 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Read to Dixie, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children's Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign-up for one 15-minute session with Dixie the READ dog. Registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Thursday's Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

June 14, 22 & 29

Cooking Classes, in Methuen and Groveland. These farm-to-table classes focus on using ingredients from local farms. Classes are hands-on with instruction and include recipes and a meal at the end of the evening. Pre-registration required. 978-994-1692, email farmcook1@verizon.net.

Friday, June 15

Sacred Hearts School's 20th annual Principal's Cup Golf Tournament, at the Bradford Country Club. Tournament fee of $140 includes golf and cart, lunch, dinner, a gift for each golfer, contests with prizes for the winners, auctions and raffle prizes. 978-372-5451, sacredheartsbradford.org.

"Red Hatters" — North Andover Socialites' annual renewal commitment, 1 p.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Entertainment by the Sunset Tappers of Andover. Tea and crumpets will be served.

Free Weight Loss Seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Holy Family Hospital auditorium, Methuen. Presented by Nicole Pecquex, MD, the lecture will explore surgical methods to help patients achieve weight loss goals. Registration requested. 978-687-0156, ext. 2555, steward.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

June 15, 22 & 29

Free Film Series, 6:30 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. Screenings: "Forks over Knives" on June 15, "The Future of Food" on June 22, "Food Inc." on June 29. A group discussion, refreshments and raffles will follow. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Saturday, June 16

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Pete Saran — New Life. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Free seminar "McClellan Takes Richmond! Really?," 9 a.m. to noon at the American College of History and Legal Studies, (ACHLS), 1 Stiles Road, Salem, N.H. Hosted by ACHLS and Massachusetts School of Law (MSL). Led by Prof. Michael Chesson, founding professor and dean of ACHLS, and former professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Open to the public. achls.org.

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

June 16 & 17

MS Event, at Sports Authority in Salem, N.H. Five percent of every $100 spent will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Raffles, giveaways, pizza and more. Coupons for 20 percent off will be available for customers.

Sunday, June 17

Second annual Sunday "Reggae On The River" Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore's, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With All Good Feel Good Collective. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Monday, June 18

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Annual Golf Tournament, at Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road, Andover. Morning and afternoon flights available. Includes raffles, contests, an auction, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call or email to become a sponsor or reserve a foursome. 978-683-2747, ext. 128, email shogue@lawrencebgc.com.

Non-Fiction Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer will be discussed. Copies are available at the front desk. Newcomers welcome. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Tuesday, June 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.

Jocko's Jazz: Vocalist Giacomo Gates with The Tim Ray Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $12 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

The Barry Faye Memorial Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Windham Country Club. Registration and breakfast at 7 a.m. Lunch and auction after the tournament. 978-975-8587, ext. 1227, email nkieran@classinc.org.

Wednesday, June 20

2012 Organ Recital Series with John Robinson, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

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, June 21

Third Thursday Book Group, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. "The Paris Wife: A Novel" by Paula McLean will be discussed. Copies are available at the front desk. Newcomers welcome. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Saturday, June 23

"Golf "Fore" a Cure: Our Family & Friends Fighting MS," 1 p.m. shot gun start at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe St., Methuen. Cost is $125 per person, $500 per team. Includes green fees, cart, shirt, sandwich at the turn. A full buffet dinner will follow the tournament. Raffles, prizes and a car for a hole in one. Fees are due by June 15. 978-973-9159, 978-689-4628, nationalMSsociety.org.

Sunday, June 24

Second annual Sunday "Reggae On The River" Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore's, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Classic Vibe. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Tuesday, June 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.

Jocko's Jazz: The Bill Vint 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.

Wednesday, June 27

2012 Organ Recital Series with David Carrier, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Thursday, June 28

"A Tisket A Tasket" — a Basket Silent Auction fundraising event, at Greystone Farm, 242 Main St., Salem, N.H. Bidding starts at 6 and ends at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy spirits, food and good company while helping to support Silverthorne Adult Day Center. Admission is $5 for a chance at door prizes. 603-893-4799, silverthorneadultday.org.

Saturday, June 29

Grace Coffee House, 7 p.m. at Abundant Grace Church, 127 Rockingham Road, Derry. Features Christian and wholesome music, open mike sessions, clean Christian comedy, free coffee and refreshments, and free raffle tickets. 603-432-0510, abundantgracenh.com.

Saturday, June 30

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With The Entertainers. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Essex National Heritage Area Photo Safari featuring Tamron, 8 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Heritage State Park and North Canal Historic District, 1 Jackson St. Presented by the Essex National Heritage Commission and Hunt's Photo and Video. Photographers of all levels can expand their skills, try the latest camera lenses and gear, and receive personal instruction from visiting professional photographers and Hunt's technical experts. Reservations required. $35 for Essex Heritage members, $45 for nonmembers. 978-740-0444, EssexHeritage.org.

Wednesday, July 4

2012 Organ Recital Series with Brandon Santini, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, July 11

2012 Organ Recital Series with Barbara Bruns, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, July 18

2012 Organ Recital Series with Kevin Birch, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, July 22

24th annual Cycle for Shelter, beginning at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. Cycle for Shelter, a fundraiser for Emmaus Inc., helps the nonprofit organization provide emergency shelter, long-term affordable housing and services to men, women and children. This year's event features four rides, including a 24-mile "weekend warrior" route for novice cyclists. Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $200. Registration fee is $85 until July 13, $100 on the day of the event, if space is available. Rain or shine. 978-241-3425, emmausinc.org.

Family Fun Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Includes basket raffles, face painting, children's games and prizes, baked goods, beverages, music, and sundaes provided by Friendly's Ice Cream in Haverhill. One pair of Red Sox tickets will also be raffled. Free admission. Donations are greatly appreciated. Held in memory of Karen Quadros, all proceeds will go to Karen's Krew for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Boston. Email Jasper5085@yahoo.com, facebook.com/karenskrew, main.acsevents.org.

Tuesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 25

2012 Organ Recital Series with Nicole Keller, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, July 28

St. Anne Summerfest, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Hampstead Town Green. Activities include a road race, vintage car show, games for all ages, food and bake sales, bounce tent and obstacle course, live entertainment, silent auction, and raffles. Crafters and artists wanted. Spaces are 10' x 10' (no chairs or tables provided) and cost $40 for an uncovered space, $50 for a covered space. 603-642-3250, saintannechurchnh.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

2012 Organ Recital Series with Paul Murray, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Ingalls Court, Methuen. Free admission. 978-682-7611.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

2012 Organ Recital Series with Peter Kranefoed, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

2012 Organ Recital Series with David Arcus, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 3 to 4 p.m. at Methuen Village Assisted Living, 4 Gleason St., Methuen. Free admission. 978-685-2220.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

2012 Organ Recital Series with Anne Horsch, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free admission. 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, Aug. 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

2012 Organ Recital Series with Frederick Teardo, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 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.

Friday, Sept. 28

Comedienne Loretta LaRoche — "Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy," 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. Tickets $35. Proceeds will go towards the Northern Essex Community College Fund. 978-556-3789, email lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 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.