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---- — 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.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St., Haverhill. Event will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Psychic tarot and oracle card readers, as well as a medium, will offer readings for $20. Vendor and craft tables will be set up. Additional vendors and crafters needed. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Advent Taize Service — ecumenical candlelight meditation service, 7 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. Listen to the Word of God, sing simple refrains, offer petitions and have an extended period of silent meditation. 978-372-3463, grovelanducc.org.

Middle Eastern Bake Sale, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 8 Lowell St., Lawrence. Delicacies include Kaak, Baklava, Ghibee and more. 978-685-4052.

Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation’s annual First Light celebration, 2:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. The community-wide Chanukah event and family concert will include a complimentary Latke Bar and Chanukah treats. Sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation, with support from local businesses. $18 for adults, $9 for seniors (over 70), $9 for children (over 5), free for children 5 and under, $40 for maximum family (children 12 and under only). 978-688-0466, mvjf.org.

Drop-in Family Day, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover. Families are invited to see the paintings, sculptures, and drawings in the exhibition “American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927–1942.” All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. 978-749-4015, addisongallery.org.

Through Dec. 17

HOLIDAY COOKING CLASS — “Homemade Food Gifts,” call for class dates, locations or to register. Learn how to make treats for holiday gift-giving. Participants can take items home. The class also includes dinner. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

Monday, Dec. 3

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Mondays

“Holy Yoga,” 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Led by Amanda Souliotis, whose ministry incorporates prayer, meditation, and Bible reading with yoga. Open to the public. The program benefits men and women. No experience necessary. A free will offering will gratefully be accepted. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a friend. 978-374-8029, FirstPresbyterianHaverhill.org.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Registration required. Limited to 10 children. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Jocko’s Jazz: The Nick Goumas/Ken Cervenka Quintet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Informational Talk: The Talking Book Library, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Demonstration of a free, easy to use digital player to make books, movies and more. Accessible to anyone who can’t read print or hold a book. 978-983-8825.

Andover Garden Club meeting, 10 a.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Marisa McCoy will present the floral-design program, “Home for the Holidays: New Look for Old Traditions.” 978-470-2627, email bettychapman@verizon.net.

Read to Dixie, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign-up for one 15-minute session with Dixie the READ dog. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

“How to Stay Healthy for the Holidays” Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Healthy Edge Wellness Center, 46 Beechwood Drive, North Andover. Dr. Sykes will share tips on how to stay healthy during the holidays. After the talk, all attendees are invited to schedule a free stress evaluation or wellness consultation and exam with Dr. Sykes in her office. The workshop is free, but registration is requested. 978-794-8100, email drtriasykes@hotmail.com, healthyedgechiropractic.com.

Tuesday through Saturday, through Dec. 29

“Tree Time,” at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St., Andover. Features a collection of Christmas trees, decorated by individuals, groups, and businesses from the Andover community. Each of the trees is inspired by a unique historical object displayed in the historical society’s “Andover Top 40 Exhibit.” $8 for adults, $5 for members, seniors, and children under 12. 978-475-2236.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Lunch Time Knitting Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “The Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs will be discussed. Copies are available through the library. 603-898-7064.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Hillview Montessori School, 75 Foundation Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Movie Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “A Christmas Carol,” starring George C. Scott, Susannah York and Edward Woodward, will be screened. 603-898-7064.

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

Ninth Annual Holiday Stroll, 6 p.m. at Greystone Farm, 242 Main St., Salem, N.H. Includes a charity silent auction. $5 admission includes a grand raffle ticket. 603-898-5393.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House & Shopping Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Christmas music, shopping with local artisans and crafters, raffles and light refreshments. Free admission. For all ages. Free off street parking. mmmh.org.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court. Features holiday plants, a baked goods table, Christmas crafts, quilts and knitted gifts, arrangements by the garden club and a jewelry table. Open to the community. 978-475-5354.

Sts. Constantine & Helen Philoptochos “Myrofori” Presents: “Merrimack Valley Chorus,” 7:30 p.m. at Family Life Center, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. The silent auction is at 7 p.m. $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served. 978-681-8796.

Dec. 7, 8 & 9

Nutcracker Ballet performances, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts, Merrimack College campus. New England Civic Ballet’s 17th annual production features dancers from throughout the area. Tickets $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and children. Group rates available. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

Dec. 7, 8 & 9

Spotlight Playhouse’s radio play version of “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Orson Welles’ script for the classic story by Charles Dickens will be featured. Tickets $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, children under 12 and Spotlight members. 978-380-8509.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Kristen Miller in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.org, kristenmillermusic.com.

Pork Dinner, at All Saints Parish Church, in the church hall, Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Tickets $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Tickets will be sold at the door. All are welcome. 978-372-7721.

Free holiday performance presented by The Interfaith Choir, 7 p.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St. Celebrating its 47th year, the director is Cindy Ladew and the accompanist is Ginny Legare. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments and fellowship will follow. 603-432-4786.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Christmas Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, Main Street, Route 121, Haverhill. Hosted by The Social Life of Haverhill. Open to singles and couples. DJ. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. 603-642-5881.

Annual Holiday Concert — “Come Celebrate Christmas,” 3 to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 3 Main St., Pelham. Presented by The New Greeley Singers. Director is Michael Green and accompanist is Elizabeth Tousignant. This year’s program will include a sing-along with the audience. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. 978-453-9982, email ngsingers@gmail.com.

Women’s Christmas Tea Party, 3 to 6 p.m. at Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. Open to women and young ladies in the community.

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.

Saturdays

Meat Raffle, 2 to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Ladies Auxiliary. Open to the public.

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.

Free Intro to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. For those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The one hour class will teach the principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, RYT. 978-886-7944, email contact@unionstudioyoga.com, unionstudioyoga.com.

Merrimack Valley String Orchestra Winter Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Universalist-Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 15 Kenoza Ave. The annual Concert features a Vivaldi Concertoi Grosso for Two Violins and Strings, arrangements of symphony movements by Schumann and Haydn, a Gabrieli Canzone, music from “The Nutcracker,” a Vaughan Williams medley of English Carols, and highlights from “The Polar Express.” The concert concludes with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Free. 978-372-9158.

Free holiday performance presented by The Interfaith Choir, 4 p.m. at Londonderry United Methodist Church, 258 Mammoth Road. Celebrating its 47th year, the director is Cindy Ladew and the accompanist is Ginny Legare. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments and fellowship will follow. 603-432-4786.

Monday, Dec. 10

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 to 8 p.m. at Haverhill High School, 130 Monument Ave. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Cambridge College, 60 Island St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

“Antiques in the Attic,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by Ron Wackowski. Participants are invited to bring one item for examination; learn its origin and other facts. Learn how to view antiques and be able to discern the real things. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Sheryl Bailey/Joshua Breakstone Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Edwardian Tea & Ornament Making Workshop, noon to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Rita Parisi. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council. All are invited. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

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

Thursday, Dec. 13

Annual Holiday Open House, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes a performance by the Happy Hearts at 1 p.m. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for Lazarus House Ministries. 978-983-8825.

Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series’ first winter concert, 6 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School. The Don Campbell Band will present a blend of holiday and country crossover music. The performance is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Committee. Suggested cost of admission for the free concert is a food item for the St. Anne food pantry or an item for the Military Support Club at Hampstead Middle School, to be sent to the troops. Suggestions include, puzzle books, M&Ms, hard candy and phone cards. 603-329-6047.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Bell Choir Performance, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library. The newly donated Conifer tree on the Village Green is courtesy of the garden club. Also includes hot cocoa and a performance by the Pelham Congregational Church Bell Choir at 6:30 p.m. Baked goods will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Free and open to the public. pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Friday, Dec. 14

Fuel Assistance registration., 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Dec. 15

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

Dec. 15 & 16

Dance Prism presents “The Nutcracker,” 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at The Collins Center, Andover. Tickets $22 for adults, $18 for children and seniors. Group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved. Handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. 978-371-1038, danceprism.com.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Holiday Concert with the Timberlane Community Band, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free and open to the public. 978-983-8825.

Monday, Dec. 17

Haverhill Community blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. Sponsored by the American Red Cross and the Haverhill Elks. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

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: Donna Byrne/Tim Ray Duo, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 111 Merrimack St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at Heritage Place, 439 South Union St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Dec. 20

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Andover Town House, 20 Main St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Dec. 21

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Retirement Community Center, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Best Western Suites, 401 Lowell Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Dec. 22

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Dec. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Loop, 90 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Dec. 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Joseph School, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Prime rib dinner at 7 p.m., dancing with music by Boots & Co. from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Also includes favors and champagne. Tickets $50 per person. Deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 17. 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

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.

Tuesday, March 26

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.

Tuesday, April 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.

Tuesday, May 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.

Tuesday, June 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.

Tuesday, July 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

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.