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 firstname.lastname@example.org.