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March 7, 2013

Community Calendar


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---- — Sunday, March 10

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.

Open House, 2 to 4 p.m. at Brooks School, Danforth Center, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Learn about summer opportunities for ages 4 through high school. Programs include a day camp, Team Quest, Computer Camp, Vogelsinger Soccer and summer school. Meet the directors, tour the facilities, enjoy refreshments and a media presentation. 978-725-6253, summer.brooksschool.org.

“Beauty & the Beast Jr.,” 1 p.m. at West Middle School, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Presented by Andover’s South Elementary School’s South Cooperative Theater. Tickets are $9 per person and will be available at the door. 978-623-8833, ext. 1260.

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.

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

March 11 & 13

Summer Theatre Ensemble auditions for “Beauty & the Beast,” 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Open to students entering grades 6-12. Email STEAndover@hotmail.com for an audition appointment.

Tuesday, March 12

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.

Andover Village Improvement Society — THE ANNUAL DINNER MEETING, at The Log Cabin, Phillips Academy, 212 Highland Road, Andover. John Hess, Jane Cairns and Gail Ralston will present “A Century of AVIS: Some People from the Journey.” Social hour is at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., and the business meeting/presentation is at 7:45 p.m. Meeting and presentation are free and open to all. Dinner costs $28 per person. Make checks payable to AVIS and mail to Elizabeth Poland, 22 Wolcott Ave., Andover, MA 01810. avisandover.org.

Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Main Street Fire Station Meal Site, Groveland. Ashley Stuart will present “The ACE Program — Amesbury Caregiver Essentials.” $4 per person. Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pastry, juice and coffee. Reservations are required. 978-372-1101.

“Foot Care,” noon in the Groveland Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St. Learn ways to maintain healthy feet. Light refreshments will be offered. 978-372-1101.

Irish Celebration, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features Mike Condon’s corned beef and cabbage dinner and entertainment by DJ Dick Arsenault. Tickets are $15. 978-983-8825.

New Hampshire Writers Group meeting, 10 a.m. to noon in the Conference Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Lunch Time Knitting Group meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, 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.

Methuen Rail Trail Meeting, 7 p.m. at Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Officers will be elected. All paid members are encouraged to attend and vote. Membership fee and sign up can be done the night of the meeting. Topics will include ongoing plans for signage at the depot area and planning for spring and summer events. Email tim.65@verizon.net.

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. Registration required. 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.

American Legion (Nathan Webster Post 248) meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. 978-360-8107.

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

Living Art Gallery, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Children ages 6-10 and their families are invited to participate. Families will act out famous works of art, as well as create original art pieces. Created artwork will be put on display in the Children’s Room. Registration required as space is limited. 603-898-7064.

Non-fiction Book Club meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. This month’s title is “One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War” by Michael Dobbs. New participants are welcome. 603-898-7064.

March 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 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.

Collette Vacations presentation, 10 a.m. in the Groveland Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St. Learn about the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta trip, a tour of the Pacific Northwest, and other vacations. Light refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Book Group meeting, noon to 2 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “Lincoln” by Philip Kunhardt Jr. will be discussed. 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.

“Downsizing,” 6:30 p.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover. With Peggy Patenaude. Pre-registration requested. Light refreshments. 978-623-8321, boomerventure.com.

Free showing of “Norma Rae,” 7 p.m. at the Citizens’ Center, Room 45, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill in honor of National Women’s Month. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Discussion and refreshments will follow. 978-702-4502.

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.

Scrapbooking with Melissa, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Groveland Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St. 978-372-1101.

Open Auditions for the Seventh Annual Clubhouse Idol Singing Competition, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence YMCA/ Music Clubhouse. The grand prize winner will receive an iPod Touch. For ages 13‐18. Semi‐finalists will move on to the “Hollywood” Round, also held at the Music Clubhouse, on Friday, March 22, 5 to 8 p.m. The top ten finalists will perform in the Top Ten Competition on Thursday, March 28, 6 to 8 p.m. The Top Ten Competition is open to the public and will feature special guest performers. 978-686-6191, email ahartman@mvymca.org.

March 15, 16 & 17

“High School Musical 2,” 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School auditorium, 115 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. 508-735-0684.

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.

Priceless Prom Gown Program Boutique Day, 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.

Haverhill Senior Baseball sign-up, 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.

Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120 Rear Main St. 978-688-9560.

Food Drive, 8 to noon at Timberlane Plate Glass Co. Inc., 108 Main St., Plaistow. Hosted by the Plaistow Lions Club. All nonperishable food items will be accepted. Donations will go directly to the Holy Angels Food Pantry.

Ellis Paul in Concert, 8 p.m. at The New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

March 16 & 17

“Annie,” 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Presented by the South Church Players. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $40 for families in advance, $48 for families at the door. 978-475-0321.

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 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.

Miriam’s Seder will celebrate its Bat Mitzvah, 3 to 8 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond, Andover. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation (MVJF). The MVJF will honor this year’s Merrimack Valley B’not Mitzvah (daughters of the Mitzvah) and will collect new and used items for Bat Mitzvah age Jewish teens in Cuba. School and art supplies, undergarments, socks, make up and costume jewelry are expensive and hard to come by for these young women. Miriam’s Seder is an annual intergeneration event that celebrates women in Jewish History. Mothers, aunts, grandmothers and girls over 8 are all welcome to attend. The event will begin with Kasbah style shopping and appetizers from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by the Seder and dinner. 978-688-0466, mvjf.org.

Methuen Rail Trail’s St. Patrick’s Day walk, 8:30 a.m. at the end of Pine Street, Methuen. Take an early spring walk. Email tim.65@verizon.net.

Monday, March 18

Free Legal Monday, 10 a.m. to noon in the Groveland Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St. Schedule a free 15-minute appointment with Atty. Elaine Dalton. 978-372-1101.

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.

Ladies’ Tea, 12:30 p.m. in the Groveland Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St. Amy Schram will present “Scams and Fraud — Better Business Bureau.” $4 per person. Reservations are required. 978-372-1101.

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.

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.

“The Benefits of Volunteering,” 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Fire Station Meeting Room, Groveland. With Marie Erickson. Refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

TRIAD meeting, 11 a.m. in the Groveland Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. 978-372-1101.

Lawrence Chess Club meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. The club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring a friend and a chess set. Free. All ages and abilities welcome.

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.

“Staging your home,” 6:30 p.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover. With Margaret O’Connor. Pre-registration requested. Light refreshments. 978-623-8321, boomerventure.com.

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.

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.

Art Show, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Perry Park Preschool, in the Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. The public is invited to view children’s art work and tour the classrooms. There will also be a bake sale and raffles. 978 374-6678.

Sunday, March 24

Fundraiser for the Essex Chamber Music Players, 2 p.m. in Northern Essex Community College’s Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Pianist David Alan Pihl will perform the works of Mozart, Brahms and McKinley. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, $5 for students. Free to NECC students with an ID. 978-470-1584, email ECMP314@comcast.net, ecmp.org.

Irish Music Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library. Performers are Terri and George Kelley along with Larry Melia Jr. The concert is a tribute to the late Larry Reynolds, Irish fiddle virtuoso. Presented by the Irish Foundation and the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library. Free admission. 978-683-8222.

Evangelist Danny Johnston, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at The River Church, 26 Parkridge Road, Haverhill. Families and friends welcome. theriverhaverhill.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.

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

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.

March 26, April 2 & 9

Workshops on Autism, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Programs include “Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” on March 26, “Visually Designed Instruction” on April 2, and “Behavior Is Communication” on April 9. Certificates of attendance will be given at the end of each workshop. Reservations requested. When calling, state one’s name, agency (if appropriate), the title of the workshop(s) one will be attending, and the number of people who will attend. Once this information is given, registration will be complete. There will be no confirming phone calls. Free. 978-722-9075.

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.

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

March 27, April 17 & May 7

Chinese Buffet, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chief Wok Restaurant & Lounge, 224 North Broadway, Route 28, Salem, N.H. Join the extended Sherry family team to help fight cancer. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Salem. Suggested donation is $20 for adults, $1 per year of age for those under 18. chiefwok.com, main.acsevents.org/goto/sluggers2013.

Thursday, March 28

“Moving On,” 6:30 p.m. at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover. With Johanna Webster. Pre-registration requested. Light refreshments. 978-623-8321, boomerventure.com.

GreyCourt Poets Event, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Garden Room, Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Featured poets will read selections from GreyCourt Poets’ first anthology, “Songs From The Castle’s Remains.” Also includes an open mike, refreshments and a book signing.

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.