Informational Talk: “Shifting Gears — Rules of the Road/Defensive Driving & Safe Driving Tips,” 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Methuen TRIAD. 978-983-8825.
Andover Garden Club meeting, 10 a.m. to noon at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. The program “The Fragrant Garden” will be presented. Through photographs, examination of historical precedent, and discussion of specific plant varieties, landscape and interior designer, author, illustrator, and photo and film journalist, Kim Smith, will provide the key elements for creating a fragrant garden. Free for members, $10 for guests (includes refreshments). 978-470-2627, email email@example.com.
Senior Breakfast Series, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Atria Marland Place, Stevens Street, Andover. The series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month. A featured speaker will offer a presentation on topics relevant to seniors. Atty. Raymond Cannon of North Andover will present “Protecting Your Nest Egg” for the April program. A light breakfast will be offered. RSVP by March 26. 978-475-4225.
Prayer Group meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Saint Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen. The evening will consist of group prayer, recitation of the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Religious topics will be discussed. 978-683-1193.
Jocko’s Jazz: The Kenny Hadley 16-piece jazz orchestra with vocalist Steve Marvin, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.
READ to Dixie, 6 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign-up for one 15-minute session with Dixie, the READ therapy dog. Registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.
April 2 & 9
Workshops on Autism, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Programs include “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.