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August 24, 2012

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---- — Sunday, Aug. 26

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

End of Summer Celebration Concert & Cars, 1 to 4 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. With The Doo Wop All Stars. Outdoor concert with classic cars. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe’s annual Picnic, noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St., Haverhill. Rain or shine. Music is by the Jason Naroian Ensemble. Includes Armenian picnic-style dinners (chicken kebab, lamb kebab, losh kebab and kheyma), hot dogs, Armenian and American pastries and beverages. A church service will be at 11 a.m. on the picnic grounds. Raffles for cash prizes, gift certificates. Bring lawn chairs and tavloo boards. $1 donation per person, free for children. Ball fields and hiking trails will be available for use. The function hall is air-conditioned. 978-372-9227, hyepointechurch.org.

Pentucket Players will hold Auditions for “Sunset Boulevard,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Auditions will be for the role of Norma Desmond, and call-backs for Joe and Max. The production will be presented at the Rogers Center Nov. 16-24. pentucketplayers.org.

“End of Summer II” Adult Cat Adoptathon, noon to 5 p.m. at the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen. Thanks to donors, adoption fees for adult cats over one year old will be waived. 978-687-7453, mspca.org.

Aug. 26, Sept. 16 & Oct. 21

Free Introduction to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The free one-hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, registered yoga teacher. 978-886-7944, unionstudioyoga.com.

Monday, Aug. 27

Presidential Series: Andrew Jackson, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Methuen Senior Activity Center’s lobby, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Movie afternoon, 12:30 p.m. at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. “The Way” will be screened. 978-372-1101.

Aug. 27 through Sept. 1

Book Sale, check for times in Hampstead Public Library’s second floor meeting room, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. A large selection of books (fiction and nonfiction), audio books and videos will be on sale. Open to the public. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Aug. 27 & Sept. 24

MHL’s Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

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 Greg Hopkins 16-piece Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $15 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Councilor Jennifer Kannan. 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Wingate, 190 North Ave., Haverhill. Call to make an appointment. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Cooking Class, in Methuen and Groveland. These farm-to-table classes focus on using ingredients from local farms. Classes are hands-on with instruction and include recipes and a meal. Pre-registration required. 978-994-1692, email farmcook1@verizon.net.

Merrimack River Watershed Council (MRWC): “Assessing Aquatic Connectivity for Fish Restoration,” 7 p.m. at Cambridge College, 60 Island St., Lawrence. Enter on the Union Street side entrance. The talk will be presented by TNC’s Erik Martin. $10 for nonmembers, $5 for MRWC members. Sponsored by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and Enel Green Power North America, Inc. Registration required. 978-655-4742, email info@merrimack.org.

Aug. 28 & 29

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Tuesdays through Sept. 11

Way of Life — Family Karate, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Opportunity for kids and parents to keep active and healthy while learning self-respect and discipline. $5 per class. 978-914-7893.

Aug. 28 & Sept. 11

KidsPlay Yoga, 10 a.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Promotes coordination, flexibility and focus. Class limit: 10. For ages 2–4. 978-914-7893.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

2012 Organ Recital Series with Frederick Teardo, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Presidential Series: Andrew Jackson, 10 a.m. in the Methuen Senior Activity Center’s lobby, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Movie Afternoon, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. “The Queen” will be screened. Free. 978-983-8825.

Author Andy Martinez, 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Martinez, a diver and underwater photographer, will give a presentation. Copies of his book, “Marine Life of the North Atlantic: Canada to New England,” will be available to buy and have signed. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Screening of “Anatomy of a Murder,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free. 978-837-5355.

“Stories in the Street,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market, Appleton Way, Lawrence. Children’s storyteller, Nicolette Nordin Heavey, will bring her animated performances of folktales and fables. Free. Stories encourage audience participation. Every child who listens to the stories will receive a free book. The program is supported by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC). 978-681-9806, email nicolettestory@gmail.com.

American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Lawrence Elks Lodge No. 65, 652 Andover St. Call to make an appointment. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“Zumba Gold,” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. With Stephanie Smith. All ages welcome. $5. 978-372-1101.

Book Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender will be discussed. New or drop-in members are welcome. Facilitated by Joan Fardella. 603-898-7064.

NRA Home Firearm Safety Class, 6 to 10 p.m. in the Richard A. Cook Training Room, East Kingston Police Department. Hosted by the East Kingston Police Association and presented by MAC Tactical. The instructional class (no live fire) will cover proper firearm safety handling, cleaning and storage. All materials will be provided. No personal firearms or live ammunition will be allowed. $80. Call to reserve a spot. Seating is limited. 603-702-0821, email sales@mactacticalllc.com.

Wednesdays through Sept. 12

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maternal Health and Fitness, 7 Hodges St., North Andover. The class will teach the phases and stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and labor support. 978-738-8080, maternalhealthandfitness.com.

Wednesdays through Sept. 12

Haverhill P.M. Play, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Family and Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Open play for children ages newborn to 8. Includes play, art and gross motor activities set up to encourage children’s exploration. Parents stay in the room to supervise their children, but are encouraged to mingle with other parents. 978-914-7893.

Thursday, Aug. 30

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Mitch’s Mystery Ride, 10 a.m. departure from Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Return at 3 p.m. Van ride is $7. Lunch on one’s own. 978-372-1101.

“Book Chat,” 10 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Hear which new fiction and nonfiction titles are getting the best reviews, share in conversation. Also features author-talk alerts, e-

reader demonstrations, staff picks, and more. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Greater Salem Artists’ Association, 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Thursday’s Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

2012 State Primary Candidates’ Night, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Hosted by the League of Women Voters. Candidates for the Republican nomination for the 2nd Essex and Middlesex District State Senate seat, Paul Adams and Alex Vispoli, will attend the event. Candidates vying for Register of Deeds North Essex will also participate. Candidates will answer questions submitted in advance. Because questions will not be taken at the event, voters are encouraged to submit their questions via email before Aug. 30. Free admission. The event will be televised live and rebroadcast on cable and posted online. Email voterServiceAndover@lwv-andovers.org.

Friday, Aug. 31

American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. Call to make an appointment. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Yoga, 11:30 a.m. at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Includes chair exercises, gentle stretching. With Mary Van Abs. $5. 978-372-1101.

JAH-N-I Roots Band, 8:45 to 11:45 p.m. at Archie’s Little River Ale House, Lafayette Square, Haverhill. Free admission. Presented by Tuff-E-Nuff Promotions.

Through Aug. 31

Vista Preparatory School’s 10th Anniversary tutorial services, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 863 Turnpike St., North Andover. For students who have encountered difficulty in traditional school settings or need tutorial services. Free. 978-237-5922.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Roberto Borrero 2012 Fashion Show, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Path (bridge on Canal Street), corner of Union and Canal streets, Lawrence. Includes performances by local dancers, artist and a local guest designer. $10 for general admission, $15 for VIP admission. facebook.com/RmbDesigns.

“Stories in the Street,” 10 to 11 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market, 216 Lawrence St., Lawrence, and 1 to 2 p.m. at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St. Children’s storyteller, Nicolette Nordin Heavey, will bring her animated performances of folktales and fables. Free. Stories encourage audience participation. Every child who listens to the stories will receive a free book. The program is supported by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC). 978-681-9806, email nicolettestory@gmail.com.

Sept. 1 & 2

Annual Mahrajan, 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday at St. Anthony Maronite Church, 145 Amesbury St., Lawrence. Includes live Lebanese entertainment, homemade food and pastries, raffles, baskets, games. Free admission. All are welcome. 978-685-7233, stanthonylawrence.org.

Saturdays through Oct. 27

Haverhill Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40 Bailey Blvd., Haverhill. Offers local food and artisan vendors supplying fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, baked goods and more. Music and children’s activities. haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Kids’ Wild Animal Kingdom Day, 1 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Curious creatures and more. $5 for adults, free for children. Refreshments available. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Monday, Sept. 3

BLUES Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. The outdoor show features Paul Prue and Friends. The show will be moved indoors if it rains. Bring chairs, blankets. Refreshments available. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

28th Annual Bread & Roses Festival, noon to 7 p.m. on Campagnone Common, 200 Common St., Lawrence. This year’s festival celebrates the centennial of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. Free trolley tours and walking tours highlight historical sites. Free admission. Families welcome. Includes pony rides, jugglers, and face painting. Rain or shine. 301-233-9653, email info@breadandrosesheritage.org, breadandrosesheritage.org.

Strikers’ Monument Dedication, 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Common, across from city hall. The main speaker will be Dexter Arnold, labor historian. All are welcome. Email Monument1912strike@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

TRIAD Senior Safety Meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Infant/Toddler Play, 10 to 11 a.m. at Family and

Community Connection, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. For children newborn to 2 1/2. Includes free play, art and gross motor activities set up to encourage children’s exploration. Parents stay in the room to supervise their children, but are encouraged to mingle with other parents. 978-914-7893.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Mark Carlsen/Jon Wheatley 50-50 Band, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Free Chair Yoga Class, 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. The monthly class features non-impact exercises. For men, women, teens and adults. Participants move at their own pace, sitting, standing, or using a chair for support. Instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Sept. 4 & 5

Open House: preschool openings for fall, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Bradford Children’s Center, 10 Church St., Bradford. 978-912-7461.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Methuen Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. in Nevins Memorial Library’s Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen. The speaker, Andi Ross, will present “The Call of the Wild.” She will discuss landscaping for wild life as a fun and beneficial theme for gardens. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Mystery & Suspense Book Club, 7 p.m. at Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. Janet Evanovich’s “Explosive Eighteen” will be discussed. Stop in and pick up a copy. 603-382-6733.

Friday, Sept. 7

Career Resources’ fifth annual Golf Tournament, 3:30 p.m. at Crystal Lake Golf Club, 940 North Broadway, Haverhill. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization that works with developmentally disabled adults. Includes food, networking, raffles, and prizes. Players, sponsors, and donations of raffle items are needed. 978-374-9122, ext. 228, email bmichaleas@CRC-mass.org.

Adult Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome. Participants read books and do a craft. Adult Story Time will continue on the first and third Friday of each month. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Sept. 7, 8 & 9

Gilbert & Sullivan: “The Pirates of Penzance,” 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Presented by the Methuen Young People’s Theatre (MYPT). Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets, mail order with check made payable to MYPT, c/o Janet Jaber, 205 Forest St., Methuen, MA 01844-2333. Specify whether tickets are to be held at the door or mailed back. Stamped return envelope appreciated. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sept. 7 & 8

Two-Day Flea Market & Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First-Calvary Baptist Church, corner of Route 125 and Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover. No early birds. Light refreshments will be offered for a nominal fee. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit mission programs. 978-685-1502.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features The Entertainers. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Pancake Breakfast & Thrift Shop Yard Sale, at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. Rent a table for $20. 978-372-5301, 978-372-3463.

Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 26 River St., Methuen. Menu includes baked beans, kidney dogs, ham, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert. $8 per person, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the building and maintenance fund. 978-688-6647.

Conscious Eating: Documentary Film Series, 2 to 4:45 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, Johnson Auditorium, 99 Main St. Includes a screening of “The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue,” a discussion led by vegetarian advocate, Bob Minichiello, a cooking demonstration by Whole Foods healthy eating specialist Eileen Webster, and samples of vegetarian dishes. Space is limited. Registration required. 978-373-1586, ext. 641, email consciouseatingevent@gmail.com, haverhillpl.org.

35th Annual Flea Market & Fall Festival, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. Vendor space, excluding food vendors, is available for $20. A variety of lunch items and baked goods will be sold. Rain date is Sept. 15. 603-329-6047.

Author Visit, 1 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Suzie Canale will present her latest picture book, “The Candy Roses of Cape Care.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Sept. 8 & 22

Fiction Writers’ Group, 9:15 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. For beginners and long-time writers. New members welcome. Those interested should drop by or send an email in advance to HampFicWriters@comcast.net. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Sept. 8 & 9

24th Annual Intertribal Pow-Wow & Crafts Fair/Educational Discussion, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Plug Pond, Mill Street, Haverhill. Hoop dancer, Celina Cada-Matasawagon (Ojibway) from Sheshegwaning First Nation in Ontario, Canada, will perform. An educational discussion will be offered on Sunday around noon. Includes intertribal and demonstration dancing, drumming and singing, craftmaking, Iroquois songs and social dances with Dave Little Tree, visits inside the tipi, storytelling, Native games, information, resources, and membership tables, arts and crafts. There will also be traditional Native food. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and MCNAA members, $3 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Free parking. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. 617-642-1683, email mcnaa@aol.com, mcnaa.org.

Sept. 8 & 9

Recycling Event, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover.

Ethical Electronic Recycling will receive unwanted TVs, monitors, computers, telephones, etc. Go on-line for a full list of what will be accepted. ethicalelectronicsrecycling.com.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With The Dub Down. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Annual Saint Michael Parish Picnic, after an outdoor noon Mass on the North Andover Common. Lunch will be available at a cost of $5 per person. Festivities include games for children and adults, a DJ, and more. Tickets will be on sale following all Masses on Aug. 24 and 25, and again on Sept. 1 and 2. Tickets can also be purchased at the Saint Michael Pastoral Center or on the Common the day of the event. In the event of inclement weather, festivities will be held at St. Michael Church, Main Street, North Andover. 978-686-4050, saint-michael.org.

Sports Card & Bruins Autograph show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne Knights of Columbus Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champion Rick Smith will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Sports cards memorabilia will be on display for sale. Admission is $2, $12 for autographs. 508-265-4440.

Interfaith Choir’s first rehearsal of their 47th Season, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Route 102, Derry. New members are welcome. Membership is free and open to anyone of at least high school age, without audition. Rehearsals are held on Sundays from September through April. Prior experience in a choir is not necessary. Performances are twice a year; two concerts in December and April. 603-432-4786, interfaithchoir-derry.org.

“Homecoming Sunday,” 10 a.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. Open to all. Begins with worship at 10 a.m., performance by Chancel Choir, followed by an all-church cookout. 978-687-1240.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Dominique Eade, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, downstairs, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Topics include: final projects to complete stage one of the trail, fall events, adoption of sections of the trail, fundraising and grants, list of things wanted to accomplish for stage two. 978-685-3639, email tim65@comcast.net.

Author Visit, 7 p.m.

at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. William Martin will present his new historical thriller, “The Lincoln Letter.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Tuesdays Starting Sept. 11

Tai Chi Classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. First six weeks, Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, $75; and then Oct. 23 to Dec. 4, $75. No class Nov. 6. Practice this gentle motion sequence to reduce stress, improve health, balance, digestion, concentration, immune function, increase energy and bone density. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Rep. Linda Dean Campbell. 978-983-8825.

40th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. The celebration is in conjunction with the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Appetizers, drinks, desserts and raffle prizes will be available. RSVP by Sept. 4. 603-434-8866, email mgcc.derry@gmail.com, mgccderrynh.org.

“Getting Into Genealogy,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. This presentation will provide information on how to get started in genealogy and family history. Space is limited. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

Moms & Tots with Music Together, 9:30 a.m. at the North Andover Town Common. Hosted by the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Andovers, a nonprofit organization that provides social events and activities for residents of Andover and North Andover. Meet new people, get involved in the community, create memories and build friendships. Email info@newcomersandneighbors.org, newcomersandneighbors.org.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. The monthly writers’ group is open to writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. Constructive advice and feedback will be provided on each other’s works in progress. The group will meet on the second Thursday of the month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Friday, Sept. 14

“Sandbag Stage Left,” 7:30 p.m. at the Indian Ridge Country Club, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Open House, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. In celebration of the center’s 40 years of service. Includes tours of the building, cake, water and a $50 dining gift certificate raffle. The Thrift Shop will offer 40 percent off any one item, per person, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 603-434-8866.

Annual Glow Ball Golf tournament, dusk at Murphy’s Garrison Par 3 Golf Center, Hilldale Avenue, Haverhill. Check in is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per golfer. Includes nine holes of golf, barbecue, prizes, raffles, auction and more. Glow Balls will be provided. Tee and green sponsorships available for $50. Hosted by Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill Inc. All proceeds will assist eligible homeowners in making repairs and modifications. Participating homeowners who receive these program services are low-income elderly, handicapped, veterans, and families with young children. The next Rebuilding Together Day will be April 27, 2013. 978-469-0800, email rtogether@verizon.net.

Sept. 14 & 28

Needlework Socials, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. For all who enjoy needlework. No sign-up necessary. New participants are welcome to drop in. Bring a current project. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Third annual Oktoberfest Celebration, noon to 9 p.m. in Rockingham Park’s Sports Room, Salem, N.H. Hosted by the Greater Salem Rotary Club. Features authentic German food and beverages, the Oberlaender Hofbrau Band, and the Exile Motorsports Car Show. Also includes a family-friendly “Kids’ Zone” with face painting, balloons, games and prizes. $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Sponsors welcome. 603-894-6386.

Flea Market/Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 90 Broadway, Methuen. Furniture, household items, tools, shoes and pocketbooks will be available. Soup, hot dogs, and baked goods will also be for sale.

Rail Trail Walk, 8 to 10 a.m. beginning at the depot parking area on Railroad Street. Rail Trail members will be on hand to answer questions and point out areas of interest. T-shirts and membership forms will be available for purchase. T-shirts are $5, membership is $10 for the year. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 978-685-3639, email tim65@comcast.net.

Shish Kabob Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 8 Lowell St., Lawrence. Choice of chicken or beef kabobs with fruit cup, salad bar, hummus, rice pilaf, vegetables, beverage, and dessert. $15 for adults, $9 for children. Tickets available at the door. 978-685-4052.

Sept. 15 & 16

Fall Crafter Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 231 Main St., Route 97, Salem, N.H. The two-day professional craft fair features artisans from around New England, music, food and children’s activities. Email dobe4lynn@msn.com, stdavidsalemnh.org.

Sept. 15 & 16

2012 Greek festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Features Greek food and pastry, music by Ta Pethia, dancing, church tours, children’s games, exotic creature show, face painting, cooking demonstrations. For all ages. Rain or shine. 978-470-0919, email festival@andoverorthodox.org, andoverorthodox.org.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Los Three. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Ladies in JAZZ, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. With Candida Rose and Friends. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Open Auditions for Nutcracker Ballet, 10 a.m. at NECB’s studios, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence. Roles will be cast by age and ability for New England Civic Ballet’s 17th annual production. Call or go on-line for information on age levels, times and proper dress attire. Arrive early for one’s time slot to register and warm-up. $15 registration fee but no production fee. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

Fall Music Festival: “A Man & His Music,” 2 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. Features the works of John Rutter. A reception in the parish hall will follow. Open to the public. Free will offerings will be accepted to benefit the Organ Restoration Fund and ADA ramp construction at the church. Tickets are not required. 978-683-3600.

Monday, Sept. 17

Andover Choral Society’s first rehearsal of its 83rd season, 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover. All voice parts welcome. Concerts include Haydn’s Creation and an Opera Gala. Rehearsals are on Mondays. 978-688-6353.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

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. 978-983-8825.

Ninth Annual Interfaith Prayer Shawl Tea, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish, Center for Education and Ministry, 35 Essex St., Andover. Sponsored by Communities Together, Inc., formerly the Greater Lawrence Council of Churches, and St. Augustine Parish. Light refreshments will be served in celebration of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Shawls will be offered for a blessing by clergy. Deborah Scionti, director of Spiritual Care at Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, will be the speaker. Free. RSVP by Sept. 13. 978-475-0050, ext. 37, email klara@staugustineparish.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Gary Smulyan 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Free Senior Show: Robyn Steriti Music & Song, noon to 1 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Limited seating. Reservations required. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

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.

Meet with Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. All are welcome. Sign up in the office. 978-983-8825.

Lawrence Chess Club, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. Free. Bring a friend and a chess set. All ages and abilities welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Informational Health Talk: Brown Bag medication check, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Walgreens Pharmacy. 978-983-8825.

Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild meeting, 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Church Hall, Plaistow. Patty Sawyer will give a talk on being a quilt judge. Quilters of all levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome. $5 for guests. mvquilters.wordpress.com.

“A Journey to Historic Armenia II,” 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Edward and Mary Ann Kazanjian will present in pictures, video, and music their 2,000 mile return journey to Armenian lands in modern-day Turkey. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library and the Knights of Vartan. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Author Visit, 7 p.m.

at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Eric Jay Dolin will present his latest work, “When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs and Money in the Age of Sail.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Sept. 20 & 27

Reiki Level I Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Reiki offers relaxation and healing. $85 fee includes certificate. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Second Annual Memorial School 5K Run or Walk & Fun Run, beginning and ending at the Newton Memorial School, 31 West Main St. Open to the whole community. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Fun Run at 9:30 a.m., walkers at 10 a.m., runners at 10:30 a.m. Includes carnival games, face painting, bouncy house, food, raffle prizes and more. All proceeds will benefit the Newton Memorial School PTO. Registration fee is $15 before Sept. 15, $20 after Sept. 15 and on the day of the race. No entry fee for the Fun Run (ages 3-11). Free T-shirts for the first 100 registered adult participants. Email amieandjason@yahoo.com, RunReg.com.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features The Fred Manzi Trio. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Second annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St. Hosted by the North Andover Merchants Association (NAMA). Food vendors, merchants and crafters are sought. Rain or shine. Also includes live music, children’s games and activities, a haunted house for all ages, hay rides, a beer and wine tent, an evening bonfire and hot chocolate at dusk. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Food vendor fee is $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. A food permit is required from the town. On-line applications available. Email sylf19@comcast.net or patroche375@comcast.net, northandovermerchants.org.

Fall Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 23 Trestle Way, Georgetown. Proceeds will help the elderly tenants. Includes tables of baked goods, a white elephant table, clothing and miscellaneous items. Coffee and doughnuts will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 978-352-2728.

Spicket River Cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon. The Methuen Rail Trail will work with Groundwork Lawrence. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Registration from 8 to 9 a.m. A barbecue lunch will follow the cleanup. Methuen Rail Trail will host a children’s game on the trail. Find answers to the clues along the trail. Sheets will be provided at the Nevins Memorial Library from Sept. 5-15. The Metheun Rail trail will hand out prizes at the depot building on Railroad Street from 10 a.m. to noon. 978-685-3639, email tim65@comcast.net.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Dreadrocks. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Features readings by guest medium, Laurie Xanthos. Open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the building and maintenance fund. 978-688-6647.

“Anne Bradstreet: Founding Mother & First Poet,” 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the poet’s birth, Susan Lenoe will give a one-woman performance of Bradstreet’s life. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Monday, Sept. 24

Annual meeting of the former Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Retired Employees, noon at The Roma Restaurant, Middlesex Street, Haverhill. 321-720-3673.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

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.

Informational Health Talk: “MRSA,” 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Amy Ewing, city of Methuen health nurse. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Be-Bop Guitars, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Musical performance by Greg Curtis, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

Fall Book Sale Preview Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. $20 admission per person, free for Friends members. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Public Forum with Mayor Zanni, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The September forum will include Methuen’s city treasurer, Ann Guastaferro, and city assessor, Michele Mastrangelo. Guastaferro and Mastrangelo will give an overview of what the city assessor’s and treasurer’s offices do and the services they provide. They will also detail the local tax policy and different programs that are available to residents. All are invited to attend.

Author Visit, 7 p.m.

at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Michael Lowenthal will present “The Paternity Test.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Friday, Sept. 28

Comedienne Loretta LaRoche — “Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy,” 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. Tickets $35. Proceeds will go towards the Northern Essex Community College Fund. 978-556-3789, email lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Third Annual Dodo 5K Run/Walk, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. In conjunction with the rehabilitation hospital’s 30th birthday celebration. The money raised will benefit Dana Farber. $5 for the Dodo run/children’s events, $25 for adults for the 5K. Free admission to the health fair. 978-372-8000, email cscali@whittierhealth.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” beginning at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. Money raised will help provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund research. Volunteers needed. alzwalkMANH.org.

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

20th annual “Trot for Special Tots” 5K Road Race & Fun Walk, 10 a.m. start at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood St., Andover. Registration is at 9 a.m. Registration/information, TheProfessionalCenter.org.

Family Dance Party with DJ Dee Kimball, 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Andover Town Common. Hosted by the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Andovers, a nonprofit organization that provides social events and activities for residents of Andover and North Andover. Meet new people, get involved in the community, create memories and build friendships. Email info@newcomersandneighbors.org, newcomersandneighbors.org.

Fall Book Sale, 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28

“CASTLE of FEAR,” after dark at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Coupons online. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Foxwoods Resort Casino trip, 7 a.m. departure from the VFW Post 8349 parking lot, 26 River St., Methuen. Return at 7 p.m. $30 per person. Includes a buffet food voucher, Keno voucher. Payment must be received by Sept. 26. Call to reserve a seat. 978-688-6647.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hall of St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Crafters needed. Space includes an 8-ft. table for $30. 978-685-8818.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Children’s Halloween Costume Party, noon to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes games, treats, activities by Little Sprouts. Rain date is Oct. 28. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 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 merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Friday, Oct. 26

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital: John Scott, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Oct. 26-28

“Willy Wonka,” check for show times at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Nov. 16

Silent Movie Night, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Two comedies will be screened: “The Mystery of the Leaping Fish” and “A Sailor-Made Man.” With organ accompanist, Peter Edwin Krasinski. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. Sponsored by Lee W. Malone and Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Nov. 24 & 25

Sanborn Ice Hockey Holiday Craft Fair, at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston. Crafters wanted. Reserve an 8-ft. table now for $50. Make checks payable to Sanborn Athletics and mail to Dena Bouzianis, 9 Maple St., Kingston, NH 03848. Include name, address, email, phone number and brief description of the items. 207-351-5338, email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

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.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cocoa with Santa, 9 a.m. noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes activities by Little Sprouts, treats, and cocoa. $7 for children, $5 for adults. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features “Music Maximus.” A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Emmaus, Inc. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music and displays. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organ, Betty Rines and John Schnell, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved $15, children $5. Call 781-593-5039 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by Appleton Eye Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Haverhill Rotary, Methuen Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Offers artisans, crafters, vendors, gift items, door prizes and more. Admission $2 per person. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.