New To Medicare Workshop, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Offered by ServiceLink Resource Center of Rockingham County. For those who are new to Medicare or will be in the next few months. The workshop will review the basics of Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage, and preventing Medicare fraud and abuse. Call to reserve a seat; space is limited. 603-893-9769.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 to 8 p.m. at the Sacred Hearts School, 32 South Chestnut St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
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 email@example.com.
Idle Hands Craft Group meeting, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Create sustainable beeswax candles to gift or to keep for oneself. Registration required. Space is limited. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.
North Andover Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. Master gardener Cheryl Munroe will present “Shrubs for Year-Around Interest.” Munroe will discuss the easiest way to incorporate lots of low maintenance color, texture and appeal, without relying on fussy perennials. This meeting is shared with the Village Garden Club of Andover and the Tewksbury Garden Club. Free and open to all. 978-689-9318, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking engagement with author Laura Harrington, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Harrington is the author of “Alice Bliss.” A book signing will follow her talk. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.
Jocko’s Jazz: The Joe Mulholland 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.
“Spring Brunch” Cooking Classes, offered at several different locations. The brunch menu celebrates all of the fresh foods and flavors of the spring season. The hands-on cooking class includes instruction and recipes, followed by a meal. Online registration and class schedules available. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.