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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-399-8342. fcsn.org.