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February 24, 2013

Community Calendar


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

Monday, Feb. 25

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

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

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

African American Poet will Lead Read-in, noon to 1 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, Lecture Hall A, Spurk Building, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Poet January Gill O’Neil will read some of her own work. Attendees are invited to share their own favorite prose and poetry written by African American writers. necc.mass.edu.

African American music presentation, 6:30 p.m. at the Langley Adams Library, Groveland. Kevin Comtois, who teaches in the Global Studies Department at Northern Essex Community College, will present “From Slave Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music.” Free and open to the public. necc.mass.edu.

Feb. 25 through March 8

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

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

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

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist April Hall with The Tim Ray Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Career Essentials: Job Search Strategies Series, 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The program is designed to help job seekers develop an effective search strategy. Learn tips on how to organize one’s search, where to look, and how to improve one’s odds in landing a job. Registration required. Session two of the series, led by Pam Duquette on March 7, at 6:30 p.m., will focus on resume creation. Free and open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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

African American music presentation, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Library, 2 Main St., Andover. Kevin Comtois, who teaches in the Global Studies Department at Northern Essex Community College, will present “From Slave Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Social and Political History of American Music.” Free and open to the public. necc.mass.edu.

Local author K.D. Mason will discuss his new book “Killer Run,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Village, 54 Main St., Groveland. Mason will be selling and signing copies of his book. Presented by the Langley-Adams Library and Nichols Village, the event is free and open to the public. Registration requested. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Drumming For Joy, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover. Drumming from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with dessert and coffee to follow. Drumming experience is not necessary. Drums will be supplied, or bring them from home. Led by storyteller/drummer Jane Gossard. $20 fee. rollingridge.org.

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

Merrimack Valley Quilter’s Guild meeting, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

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.

Book Group meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “Reading in the Dark” by Seamus Deane will be discussed. Facilitated by Joan Fardella. 603-898-7064.

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Ice Skating Outing, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Rinks at Exeter, 40 Industrial Drive. Hosted by the Newton NH Recreation Commission. This event is free and open to all Newton residents. 603-775-7423.

Greater Salem Artists Association meeting, 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

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

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.

Friday, March 1

Basics of Microsoft Word, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn about the basics of Microsoft Word and how to use this tool to create exceptional documents and resumes. Registration requested. Free and open to the public, but priority will be given to Pelham card holders. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, March 2

Windham Community Band’s 15th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser, 5:15 p.m. at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham. This year’s musical theme is “As Time Goes By.” Includes a cocktail hour with music by the Flute Ensemble and concert band, dinner, raffle baskets, cash bar, and dancing to the Windham Swing Band. Tickets $50. Tickets will only be available in advance. 603-965-3842, email musicandcats@comcast.net.

Hillie Youth Baseball Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Stadium, 17 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Hosted by Haverhill High School. In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be held at the high school, 137 Monument St. For ages 5-13, the clinic will be lead by high school coaches and student athletes. Cost is $25, $20 if registered by Feb. 20. Checks, payable to HHS Baseball Boosters, can be sent to Haverhill Baseball, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01832. 978-374-5732, email tobrien@haverhill-ps.org.

Indoor Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, 154 Winter St., Haverhill. Items for sale include furniture, clothes, glassware, books, jewelry and knickknacks. Greek pastry and refreshments will also be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Ladies Philoptochos Society Elpis. All proceeds will go to various charities. Call to rent a table. 978-374-8887, 978-373-3311.

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

March 2, 9 & 16

Haverhill Senior Baseball sign-ups, 10 a.m. to noon at the Haverhill YMCA. For anyone in the Haverhill area. There will be one division for 13 year olds and one division for 14-15 year olds. All home games will be played on the JV field behind Trinity Stadium. Applications are available online. 978-373-6982, 978-807-5068, haverhillseniorbaseball.com.

March 2 & 16

Priceless Prom Gown Program Boutique Days, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Stone Mill behind the Everett Mill, 15 Union St., Lawrence. Local financially-challenged students are encouraged to pick out the perfect prom gown and accessories for a $10 donation. 617-719-3328, pricelesspromgownprogram.com.

Saturdays

Meat Raffle, 2 to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Ladies Auxiliary. Open to the public.

Sunday, March 3

New England Classical Singers in concert, 3 p.m. at the Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher on the campus of Merrimack College. Music will consist of Bach’s Cantata No. 150, Pergolesi Magnificat, and Vivaldi Magnificat. Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for groups of 10 or more, free for students. newenglandclassical.org.

Three-hour Indoor Cycling Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to noon at Choice Fitness, 2 Water St., Haverhill. Event will benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants register for $25 in advance and can participate for one, two or three hours as an individual or as part of the team. 508-298-8397, email amy.beard@cancer.org, 1-800-227-2345, email nepedaltoendcancer@cancer.org, pedaltoendcancer.org.

Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Town Hall, 6 Main St., Pelham. The fundraising event will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Mediumship, oracle and tarot card readings $20. To have a reading done by a medium, bring photos of loved ones who have died. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Annual Purim Carnival, 1 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Families welcome. Games, face painting and prizes. Hotdogs, chips and soda for lunch. The carnival is sponsored by TEMTY. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Performance by Phillips Academy Concert Bands & Ensembles, 3 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, 180 Main St., Andover. Free and open to the public. 978-749-4260, email music@andover.edu.

Monday, March 4

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Creative Café: Monthly Craft Night, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join a group of fellow crafters for a creative evening. Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts. The Creative Café meets on the first open Monday of each month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesday, March 5

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

Informational Talk, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Collette Vacations will discuss upcoming trips. 978-983-8825.

Understanding the Basics of Online Security, 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Join guest lecturer Scott Seiler to learn more about the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Internet security. A variety of topics will be covered, including what it means to have a secure website, as well as important things one should know about phishing and social engineering. Additional information will also be provided on what one can do to keep one’s information secure in a world full of technological pitfalls. Free. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: 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.

“Seedlings for Salads” Workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. Hosted by the North Andover Garden Club. Master gardener, Laurel Landers, will present the hands-on workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to start arugula, mesclun, and nasturtiums from seed to harvest indoors for salads by the end of April, as well as starting perennials and annuals. Bring containers, baskets with liners, and seedling trays. Seeds and seed-starting soil will be provided. Free admission. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

“Women in Islam,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Presented by Subheen Razzaqui, history teacher at Newton North High School and speaker on Islam and the Middle East for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Wednesday, March 6

Friends of the Groveland Council On Aging meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Fire Station Meeting Room. 978-372-1101.

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

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, March 7

Career Essentials: Resume Writing Workshop with Pam Duquette, 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn how to create an effective and well-written resume and land that much sought after interview. Bring a current resume and take notes to improve one’s document. Free and open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Irish Band Dervish, 7:30 p.m. at Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Academy, Derry. The concert is being held in support of local artist, Melissa Carroll, who has been fighting a two-year battle with Ewing Sarcoma. Tickets are available on-line or at the door. 603-490-3985, 603-560-6694, HeptunesConcerts.com.

White Fund Lecture — “The Passion of Poetry & the Power of Artistic Expression,” 8:45 to 10 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road. Presented by Mayda del Valle, poet and spoken word artist. Held in partnership with Northern Essex Community College. Free and open to the public. 978-738-7403, necc.mass.edu.

Career Networking Group meeting, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Includes the presentation “Ace Your Interview.” 78-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Friday, March 8

Fifth annual Haverhill High School Comedy Night, at DiBurro’s Function Hall. Four professional comedians will perform. The event will include raffle items as well as silent and live auction items. All proceeds will benefit the Haverhill High School Athletic Program. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the high school, 137 Monument St. 978-374-5732.

“A KNIGHT OF COMEDY,” 8:30 p.m. at Lots of Laughs Comedy Lounge at China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover. Hosted by the North Andover Athletic Association. Features six comedians, a silent auction of sports memorabilia, and a 50/50 raffle. Doors will open at 7 p.m. $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at the Rose & Dove Gift Shop. All proceeds will benefit the athletic association. 978-794-3507, email lal84@comcast.net.

Saturday, March 9

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance/St. Patrick’s Day Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Boots and Company. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Session Americana in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, Old Center Hall, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $15. Open to All ages. crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

Sunday, March 10

Haverhill Train Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Haverhill High School. Proceeds will support the Haverhill High School Band. Model and toy trains of different sizes will be operating on several displays. Dealers will have train-related books, photos, models and toys. $5 for adults, $1 for ages 6-12, free for children under 6. Band members and parents, current and alumni, who can help with the show are encouraged to do so. 978-373-0704.

The Lindays in concert, 2 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Features the husband-and-wife Celtic team. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

March 10, April 14 & May 19

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

Monday, March 11

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Andover Town House, 20 Main St. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, March 12

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

Basics of Microsoft Word, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn about the basics of Microsoft Word and how to use this tool to create exceptional documents and resumes. Registration requested. Free and open to the public, but priority will be given to Pelham card holders. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Bob Wolfman 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.

“Gardens to Visit in New England,” 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. The lecture will be given by Laura Eisener, owner of Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design, and Massachusetts editor of “People, Places, and Plants.” Eisener’s handout will serve as a guide for weekend outings. Free admission. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

Author visit by Martha Ackmann, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Ackmann is the author of “Curveball,” which tells the story of baseball’s “female Jackie Robinson.” 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children together. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Class is geared toward ages 3-6. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Wednesday, March 13

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

Informational Talk: Estate Planning/Long Term Care/Medicaid Planning, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Beasley & Ferber PA. 978-983-8825.

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, at DiBurro’s in Haverhill. Hosted by members of the St. Clare League of Catholic Women. Guests and new members are welcome. 978-683-3085.

Thursday, March 14

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Hillview Montessori School, 75 Foundation Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Psychic Fair, 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Hall, 6 Locke St., Andover. The event will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Tarot readers and a medium will offer readings for $20. Free admission. 978-788-5201.

Writers’ Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Friday, March 15

Community Action Inc.’s annual fundraising event — “Comedy for a Cause,” at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. This comedy triple-header features Boston favorites Graig Murphy, Carolyn Plummer and Jim Lauletta, along with a live auction and raffles. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 978-373-1971, communityactioninc.org.

Networking within LinkedIn, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn how to utilize the professional social media tool, create accounts and discuss the benefits of using LinkedIn to maximize one’s professional job search and networking. Registration requested. Free and open to the public, but priority will be given to Pelham card holders. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, March 16

Annual Free Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. Hosted by The Vine, in partnership with Good Shepherd. Customers are given tickets to pay for purchases, but everything is free. The public is invited. A free bread and soup lunch will be served. The two organizations are looking for donations of household goods and clothing to make available for free to the Haverhill community. Televisions, computers or large pieces of furniture cannot be accepted. Donated items can be dropped off at the church on March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., and March 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. 603-203-4917, email zoomblaster@yahoo.com.

Fourth annual Comedy Night, 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Atkinson Country Club. Cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres start at 7 p.m. The comedy show will feature Paul Gilligan, Bob Seibel and Mike Murray. There will also be raffles and surprises. Hosted by the Plaistow Lions Club, all of the proceeds will go to the Local Charities Fund to help with various projects throughout the year. Tickets are $30. Reserved tables of 10 are available and recommended. 603-770-8948, email plaistownh.lions@gmail.com.

St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish’s annual Auction & Comedy Night, 5:30 p.m. registration at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill. The event will feature a comedy show, food and cocktails, raffles and exclusive auction items. Tickets are $35 per person. sjshav.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 (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rite Aid, 68 South Main St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, March 17

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Features selections from Gioacchino Rossini, John Rutter and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors. 978-685-3505, mvpomusic.org.

Mondays

“Holy Yoga,” 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Led by Amanda Souliotis, whose ministry incorporates prayer, meditation, and Bible reading with yoga. Open to the public. The program benefits men and women. No experience necessary. A free will offering will gratefully be accepted. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a friend. 978-374-8029, FirstPresbyterianHaverhill.org.

Tuesday, March 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.

Informational Talk: “Healthy Eating — Good Food For Your Brain,” 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Methuen Village Assisted Living facility. 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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

“Margaret Bourke-White: Courageous Photographer,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Presented by Sally Matson. Matson, who has been acting and directing for 30 years, is part of a Boston-based group of performers called Solo Together. The program is offered in collaboration with the Andover Historical Society and the Addison Gallery of American Art. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Wednesday, March 20

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Appointment required; 15-minute maximum. 978-983-8825.

Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Ice Cream Party, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Mayor Stephen Zanni. 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (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 (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, March 21

“The Pollinator Garden,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Landscape designer Kim Smith will present a slideshow and lecture demonstrating how to create a welcoming haven for bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL and the Village Garden Club of Andover. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Career Networking Group meeting, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Includes the presentation “Effective Elevator Pitches.” 78-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

March 22, 23 & 24

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

Saturday, March 23

Fourth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $30 for a 3- by 6-foot table with chairs. All proceeds support Riverside Memorial missions fund. 617-455-2792, email ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Applications can be submitted online at thebusychickadees.com. Space is limited and the church ran out of tables last year so call early.

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

Cinderella Ballet, 1 and 6 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Performed by the New England Civic Ballet. Tickets are $25 for ages 13 to 55, $22 for all others. Group rates available. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

“Broadway On Essex,” 7:30 p.m. at The Galleria at Maria’s Restaurant, 83-85 Essex St., Haverhill. Doors will open for dinner at 6:15 p.m. Presented by Spotlight Playhouse. Tickets $35. 978-380-8508, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, broadwayonessex-2013.eventbrite.com, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Monday, March 25

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Chris Taylor 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.

Wednesday, March 27

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Friday, March 29

Smooth Friday Music Series, 8 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, Haverhill. The Smoothies, a dynamic jazz-pop duo, features Matt Davis on trumpet, trombone, guitar and vocals, and Lee Lewis Machucca on vocals and tenor saxophone. The series will be held on the last Friday of each month. Free admission. 877-576-5092.

Basics of Microsoft Excel, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn more about the basics of creating spreadsheets and using functions. Registration requested. Free and open to the public, but priority will be given to Pelham card holders. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Latitude Sports Club, 116 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, March 30

Seventh annual Animal Rights Day, 8 a.m. at Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover. Includes a discussion of animal issues, animal demonstrations, children’s activities. Free admission. 978-681-0800.

Tuesday, April 2

Career Strategies Series: Technology Skills Survey, 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The focus will be on the broader aspects of the types of technology skills employers are looking for in today’s job market. This class will survey important technologies including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, social media, etc. By understanding what employers expect, one can create a plan to improve one’s skills. Registration requested. Free and open to the public, but priority will be given to Pelham card holders. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

April 3, 10, 17 & 24

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

April 6 & 27

Priceless Prom Gown Program Boutique Days, noon to 5 p.m. in the Stone Mill behind the Everett Mill, 15 Union St., Lawrence. Local financially-challenged students are encouraged to pick out the perfect prom gown and accessories for a $10 donation. 617-719-3328, pricelesspromgownprogram.com.

April 6 & 7

Open House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Searles Castle at Windham, 21 Searles Road, Windham. Themed baskets valued at approximately $100-$500 will be on display in each room of the castle. Docents will be in each room to give the history of the room and the castle. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children. Admission gives one an opportunity to win a handmade throw. Tickets will be sold at the ticket window until 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Sisters of Mercy in continuing to restore the castle. 603-890-0458.

Monday, April 8

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, April 9

Fifth annual “Taste of Spring” Fundraising Event, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St., Haverhill. Proceeds will benefit “Homes of Hope” L’Arche Irenicon. Tickets $35, $40 at the door. 978-374-6928, email office@larcheirenicon.org.

Wednesday, April 10

Essex Heritage Annual Spring Meeting, 8 to 10 a.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. 978-740-0444, EssexHeritage.org.

Saturday, April 13

Singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, Old Center Hall, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $20. Open to all ages. crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

Monday, April 22

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, April 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Wednesday, April 24

Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Training, 4 to 7 p.m. St. Ann’s Home and School, 100A Haverhill St., Methuen. Special Education Surrogate Parents volunteer to make education decisions for students whose parents are unable to do so. Federal education law requires that a student’s parents or guardians be included in the special education decision-making process. However, children in state custody whose parents are unknown or unavailable may not have anyone to fill that role. To serve these students, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has contracted with the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the EDCO Collaborative to implement the Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP). Registration required. Email one’s full name, phone number and the training date to rtsc@fcsn.org or call 617-399-8342. fcsn.org.

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Saturday, May 4

Los Sugar Kings in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, Old Center Hall, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $15. Open to all ages. crossroadscoffehouse.org.

Monday, May 13

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, May 20

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, May 28

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

June 1-2

Fifth Annual Relay For Life Methuen/Merrimack Valley, 2 p.m. at the Methuen High School track. The overnight relay event raises money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. To participate, donate, start or join a team, visit main.acsevents.org. A registration fee is required to participate, but can be paid on the day of the relay. 781-314-2643.

June 5, 12, 19 & 26

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, June 10

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, June 24

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, June 25

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, July 8

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, July 22

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, July 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Aug. 12

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Aug. 26

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Sept. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Sept. 23

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Monday, Nov. 4

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Nov. 18

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Dec. 4, 11 & 18

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Dec. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Dec. 16

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.