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.
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.
Veterans Informational Event, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.
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.
Family Night: A Bug’s Eye View, 6:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Explore insect life such as bees, dung beetles and many others. For ages 6-10 and their families. Registration is requested, as space is limited. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.
Non-Fiction Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War” by Michael Dobbs will be discussed. New members are welcome. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.
League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover’s Annual Budget Forum, 7 p.m. in the School Committee Room, second floor, 36R Bartlet St. Leaders of town government will discuss issues and answer questions from citizens around the FY 2014 Budget. Residents may make presenters aware of concerns they would like addressed at the forum by emailing questions in advance. Additional questions will be taken from those who attend in person and can be emailed in during the forum. Send questions to VoterServiceAndover@lwv-andovers.org. lwv-andovers.org.
Thursday, April 11
Free Presentation About Paying For College, 7 p.m. at Phillips Academy Andover in the Tang Theater. Hosted by Brooks School and Phillips Andover. The seminar is being offered through MEFA, the Massachusetts not-for-profit resource on planning, saving, and paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college billing cycle, options for paying the bill, and understanding financial aid award letters. All college-bound seniors and their families should plan to attend. Visit mefa.org beforehand to register, download the accompanying e-book, and utilize the interactive calculators. Bring financial aid award letters for a personalized consultation after the seminar.