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November 25, 2012

Community Calendar


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Monday, Nov. 26

Learn to Draw with Frank Sadowski, 10 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. 978-372-1101.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. “The Vow” will be screened. 978-372-1101.

Screening of the Presidential Trivia video, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the main lobby of the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Rite–Aid, 176 Haverhill St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Line Dancing, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

Jocko’s Jazz: Eugene Freisen/Tim Ray Duo, 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, Nov. 28

Senior Knitting & Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Offers an opportunity for knitters and crafters to sell their items and for holiday shoppers to purchase handmade items. 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

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.

Zumba Gold, 10:30 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Stephanie Smith. 978-372-1101.

Third annual Swap Soiree, at St. Michael’s Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Proceeds will benefit The St. Michael’s Conference of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. All un-swapped clothing will go directly to St. Vincent de Paul to help support homeless and low-income families. Tickets can be purchased on-line at swapsoiree.eventbrite.com for $18. 978-807-0577, 978-771-1061.

“Research the History of Your House,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by Marian Pierre-Louis. Learn where to find the deeds, how to chain a deed, and locate other sources of information such as the U.S. Federal Census records. The talk is appropriate for beginners and those who have research experience. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

N.A.R.F.E. meeting, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Nov. 29

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

Zumba Plus, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

Friday, Nov. 30

Tony Kenny’s “Christmas Time in Ireland,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $30 at the door, $25 in advance, $22 in advance for seniors and students. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

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.

Yoga, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Mary Van Abs. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cocoa with Santa, 9 a.m. noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes activities by Little Sprouts, treats, and cocoa. $7 for children, $5 for adults. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Fourth Annual Christmas Carnival & Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Activities include games, prizes, sweet shop, raffle baskets and a visit by Santa. Presented by the parish’s PTO. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the school’s Snack Shack. The goal is to make this area a place for the students to sell products and food items. Call if interested in making a donation or renting a table. 978-457-3455.

St. James Parish Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. James School, 415 Primrose St., Haverhill. Many vendors, crafts, food and Santa.

Christmas Raffle/Penny Auction Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brookridge Community Church, 232 Main St., Haverhill. Hosted by Ruth’s House. Help support the organization in its efforts to continue to help others. Purchase 25 tickets for $10 in advance, or 25 for $15 at the event. 978-521-5575.

16th Annual Christmas Craft & Bake Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Route 121. Over thirty crafters will exhibit their goods, including jewelry, woodworking, handmade purses, quilted items, painted glass, pottery, knitted items, handmade soaps, hand tied fly fishing lures, and more. There will also be a cookie walk, bake table, and a luncheon. Free admission. 603-329-6985, hampsteaducc.org.

Red Bow Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Parish Church, 190 Academy Road, North Andover. Features juried crafters and artisans. Fair includes holiday arrangements, wreaths and kissing balls, handmade crafts, gift baskets, a book shop, culinary corner, kids’ mall, a silent auction, quilt and wine cellar drawings. Photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. 978-687-7948, northparish.org.

Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Andover Baptist Church. Presented by the Friendly Circle Ministry. Containers are $5. Fill the container with as many cookies as possible. A large variety of cookies will be offered. 978-475-5346.

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.

Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 1-29

“Tree Time,” at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St., Andover. Features a collection of Christmas trees, decorated by individuals, groups, and businesses from the Andover community. Each of the trees is inspired by a unique historical object displayed in the historical society’s “Andover Top 40 Exhibit.” $8 for adults, $5 for members, seniors, and children under 12. 978-475-2236.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features “Music Maximus.” A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Emmaus, Inc. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St., Haverhill. Event will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Psychic tarot and oracle card readers, as well as a medium, will offer readings for $20. Vendor and craft tables will be set up. Additional vendors and crafters needed. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Advent Taize Service — ecumenical candlelight meditation service, 7 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. Listen to the Word of God, sing simple refrains, offer petitions and have an extended period of silent meditation. 978-372-3463, grovelanducc.org.

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.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Registration required. Limited to 10 children. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Jocko’s Jazz: The Nick Goumas/Ken Cervenka Quintet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Informational Talk: The Talking Book Library, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Demonstration of a free, easy to use digital player to make books, movies and more. Accessible to anyone who can’t read print or hold a book. 978-983-8825.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House & Shopping Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Christmas music, shopping with local artisans and crafters, raffles and light refreshments. Free admission. For all ages. Free off street parking. mmmh.org.

Dec. 7, 8 & 9

Nutcracker Ballet performances, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts, Merrimack College campus. New England Civic Ballet’s 17th annual production features dancers from throughout the area. Tickets $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and children. Group rates available. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Kristen Miller in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.org, kristenmillermusic.com.

Pork Dinner, at All Saints Parish Church, in the church hall, Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Tickets $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Tickets will be sold at the door. All are welcome. 978-372-7721.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organ, Betty Rines and John Schnell, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved $15, children $5. Call 781-593-5039 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by Appleton Eye Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Haverhill Rotary, Methuen Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Offers artisans, crafters, vendors, gift items, door prizes and more. Admission $2 per person. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Free Intro to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. For those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The one hour class will teach the principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, RYT. 978-886-7944, email contact@unionstudioyoga.com, unionstudioyoga.com.

Merrimack Valley String Orchestra Winter Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Universalist-Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 15 Kenoza Ave. The annual Concert features a Vivaldi Concertoi Grosso for Two Violins and Strings, arrangements of symphony movements by Schumann and Haydn, a Gabrieli Canzone, music from “The Nutcracker,” a Vaughan Williams medley of English Carols, and highlights from “The Polar Express.” The concert concludes with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Free. 978-372-9158.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

“Antiques in the Attic,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by Ron Wackowski. Participants are invited to bring one item for examination; learn its origin and other facts. Learn how to view antiques and be able to discern the real things. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Sheryl Bailey/Joshua Breakstone 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.

Edwardian Tea & Ornament Making Workshop, noon to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Rita Parisi. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council. All are invited. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Annual Holiday Open House, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes a performance by the Happy Hearts at 1 p.m. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for Lazarus House Ministries. 978-983-8825.

Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series’ first winter concert, 6 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School. The Don Campbell Band will present a blend of holiday and country crossover music. The performance is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Committee. Suggested cost of admission for the free concert is a food item for the St. Anne food pantry or an item for the Military Support Club at Hampstead Middle School, to be sent to the troops. Suggestions include, puzzle books, M&Ms, hard candy and phone cards. 603-329-6047.

Friday, Dec. 14

Fuel Assistance registration., 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Dec. 15

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

Dec. 15 & 16

Dance Prism presents “The Nutcracker,” 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at The Collins Center, Andover. Tickets $22 for adults, $18 for children and seniors. Group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved. Handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. 978-371-1038, danceprism.com.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Holiday Concert with the Timberlane Community Band, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free and open to the public. 978-983-8825.

Monday, Dec. 17

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

Tuesday, Dec. 18

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: Donna Byrne/Tim Ray Duo, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Prime rib dinner at 7 p.m., dancing with music by Boots & Co. from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Also includes favors and champagne. Tickets $50 per person. Deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 17. 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, Jan. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.