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May 29, 2012

Community Calendar


Tuesday, May 29

Jocko's Jazz: Brazilian Music with El Eco, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

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

"Our Community — Our Schools," 5:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library. Join community leaders, parents, students and teachers for a conversation on public education. 978-683-3479.

Wednesday, May 30

2012 Organ Recital Series with Daniel Brondel, 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.

Dance Caliente, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The dance demonstration is sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Commission. 978-983-8825.

Finding Dollars: NH Homeowners' Property Tax Relief Program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. This free informational session will help residents find more ways to stretch income. Learn about the low and moderate income homeowners' property tax relief available annually from May 1 to June 30. 603-430-4934.

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

Book Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. "Tinkers" by Paul Harding will be discussed. Facilitated by Joan Fardella. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

29th Annual Strawberry Festival Book Fair (Preview Sale), 4 to 7 p.m. at the Nesmith Library, Windham. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham (F.L.O.W.). flowwindham.org.

Thursday, May 31

Author Visit, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Micky Ward will read from "A Warrior's Heart." 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

"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. Good conversation is sure to follow. Also features author-talk alerts, e-reader demonstrations, staff picks, and more. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Salem Crossing 1 meeting, 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

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

29th Annual Strawberry Festival Book Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nesmith Library, Windham. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham (F.L.O.W.). flowwindham.org.

Friday, June 1

Third Annual "What Music Means to Me" Scholarship Concert, 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. In memory of Aaron Zabierek, Methuen High School class of 2000. $10 for ages 12 and over, free for ages under 12. All of the proceeds will be awarded to a 2012 MHS senior involved in the music program. 978-771-7674, email EmilyToabe@yahoo.com.

Author Visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Stephanie Reents will read from "The Kissing List." 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

29th Annual Strawberry Festival Book Fair, 9 a.m. to noon at the Nesmith Library, Windham. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham (F.L.O.W.). flowwindham.org.

Saturday, June 2

Dave Turner Memorial Golf Tournament, 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at the Bradford Country Club, 201 Chadwick Road, Bradford. Hosted by The Relay For Life of Haverhill's Team Turner. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. $125 per golfer, $500 per team. There is also a $100 hole sponsorship opportunity. Dinner is after the tournament. 978-478-8225.

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

Wingate Street "Hues of the Heart" Community Block Party, noon to 4 p.m. on Wingate Street, Haverhill. In celebration of the long-awaited Essex Street Gateway Mural. Families welcome. Free admission. 978-697-1648.

Annual Community Yard Sale Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the "Handtub House," at the corner of River Road and East Main Street, East Haverhill. Hosted by The Rocks Village Memorial Association. Furniture, old window sashes and shutters, house wares, seasonal goods, electronics, books and more will be offered. Tickets will also be sold for the association's "Experience Haverhill" raffle which includes goods and services from Biggart's Ice Cream, Bradford Country Club, Cakes By Erin, Caring Hands Massage, Fishbrook Design Studio, Haverhill Beef, Krueger Flatbread, Positive Images Gallery, Rogers Spring Hill Garden Center, Sweet Things Bakery - Café©, Wicked Big Café© and Willow Spring Vineyard. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Handtub House. 978-374-2119.

Machine Knitting Club, 9 a.m. to noon in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Methuen Rail Trail walk, 8 a.m. to noon at the depot building. The Methuen Rail Trail Alliance invites the public to take a walk on the newly surfaced trail. Sign up for membership at the information table. Tours are free. Membership is $10 and offers discounts to some local vendors. Email tim65@comcast.net.

Sixth annual Fishing Derby, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Cochichewick in North Andover. Proceeds support the Timothy P. Roberts "Reeling in a Dream" Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Participants may fish from the shore of Brooks School beginning at 9 a.m. for $10 per person, or by boat (electric motor only) at 7 a.m. for $25 per person. Trophies will be awarded and all children will receive a participation medal. Pre-registration is encouraged at Treadwell's Ice Cream at Smolak Farms or online at reelinginadream.org.

29th Annual Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Windham High School, London Bridge Road. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham (F.L.O.W.). Music, entertainment, books, games, food, raffles, and homemade strawberry shortcake. flowwindham.org.

"The Immigrants Speak," 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Everett Mill, Floor 6, 15 Union St., Lawrence. The living history performance is about America's Jewish immigrants and the birth of the garment industry. Part of Jacqueline Cooper's exhibit, "Follow The Thread," on view at the Everett Mill, Floor 6, through June 30. Hosted by the Lawrence History Center, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, and funded in part by Massachusetts Humanities. Free, but donations are appreciated. 413-628-0262, 978 281-9763.

Sunday, June 3

Fourth Annual Krit Classic 5K Race/Walk, 9:30 a.m. beginning at Andover High School, Shawsheen Road. New this year: Chip Timing and a Kids' Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Register on-line at baystateevents.com, kritkearinsclassic.com.

Free Introduction to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Andover. Learn the principles of alignment, breathing guidelines, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. Drop-ins welcome. 978-376-1100, unionstudioyoga.com.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Elks Lodge No. 165, 24 Summer St., Haverhill. Proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Mediumship, psychic tarot, and oracle card readings $20. Vendors and craft tables will be set up. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Tuesday, June 5

U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty's Colonial Brass Quintet, 7 p.m. at the Nevins memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, these musicians delight audiences of all ages with performances ranging from Baroque to Broadway. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

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

Jocko's Jazz: The Mark Poniatowski Sextet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, June 6

2012 Organ Recital Series with Christian Lane, 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.

Thursday, June 7

Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. "Smash Cut" by Sandra Brown will be discussed. Stop in to pick up a copy. 603-382-6733.

Lawrence High School Alumni Association scholarship banquet, 6 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria. All alumni are invited. RSVP by May 25. 978-722-8481, email chris@lhsaa.com.

Friday, June 8

Spotlight Playhouse's dinner theater event, 7 p.m. at Maria's Restaurant, 83 Essex St., Haverhill. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will be performed. Ticket price includes the meal, but drinks are not included. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Author Visit, 10 a.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Yana Barton will read from "SuperDad!" 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Saturday, June 9

Spotlight Playhouse's dinner theater event, 1 and 7 p.m. at Maria's Restaurant, 83 Essex St., Haverhill. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will be performed. Ticket price includes the meal, but drinks are not included. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Michael Amante Dinner & Show: "An Evening of Italian Romance," at the Wyndham Andover Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover. With guest artist/duet partner Marissa Famiglietti, soprano. Tickets $85. Cost includes dinner and show. 978-346-9496.

Sunday, June 10

Annual Spring "Dolly 'n' Me Princess Tea," 1 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features finger food and treats, tea and a visit with the Princess of Winnekenni Castle. A Genuine American Girl Doll will be raffled. Includes photo opportunities and activities. Doll clothes and other items will be available for sale. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Advance online tickets $20 for children, $25 for adults or $25 for children, $30 for adults at the door. Seating is limited. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Spotlight Playhouse's dinner theater event, 1 p.m. at Maria's Restaurant, 83 Essex St., Haverhill. "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will be performed. Ticket price includes the meal, but drinks are not included. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Sports Card & Bruins Autograph Show, 10 a.m. at the Gaythorne K of C hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Sports cards and memorabilia will be displayed for sale. Boston Bruins Normand Leveille will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $2 for adults, free for children under 9, $20 for autographs. 508-265-4440.

June 10-13

Spiritual Week with Evangelists Greg & Robyn Hubbard, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. Along with their ministry in church revivals, family camps and conventions across the county, the Hubbards also minister annually in several countries through the world. All are welcome. 978-688-8777, riversideag.com.

Tuesday, June 12

Friends of the Haverhill Public Library annual meeting, 7 p.m. in the Haverhill Public Library auditorium. Dr. Warren Kay will talk about his book, "Running — The Sacred Art," an exploration of running as an intentional spiritual practice.

Jocko's Jazz: Vocalist Nicolas King with The Mike Renzi Trio, 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, June 13

2012 Organ Recital Series with Faythe Freese, 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.

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

Friday, June 15

Sacred Hearts School's 20th annual Principal's Cup Golf Tournament, at the Bradford Country Club. Tournament fee of $140 includes golf and cart, lunch, dinner, a gift for each golfer, contests with prizes for the winners, auctions and raffle prizes. 978-372-5451, sacredheartsbradford.org.

"Red Hatters" — North Andover Socialites' annual renewal commitment, 1 p.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Entertainment by the Sunset Tappers of Andover. Tea and crumpets will be served.

Free Weight Loss Seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Holy Family Hospital auditorium, Methuen. Presented by Nicole Pecquex, MD, the lecture will explore surgical methods to help patients achieve weight loss goals. Registration requested. 978-687-0156, ext. 2555, steward.org.

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Saturday, June 16

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Pete Saran — New Life. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Free seminar "McClellan Takes Richmond! Really?," 9 a.m. to noon at the American College of History and Legal Studies, (ACHLS), 1 Stiles Road, Salem, N.H. Hosted by ACHLS and Massachusetts School of Law (MSL). Led by Prof. Michael Chesson, founding professor and dean of ACHLS, and former professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Open to the public. achls.org.

Monday, June 18

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Annual Golf Tournament, at Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road, Andover. Morning and afternoon flights available. Includes raffles, contests, an auction, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call or email to become a sponsor or reserve a foursome. 978-683-2747, ext. 128, email shogue@lawrencebgc.com.

Tuesday, June 19

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 fee. 978-983-8825.

Jocko's Jazz: Vocalist Giacomo Gates with The Tim Ray Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $12 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, June 20

2012 Organ Recital Series with John Robinson, 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.

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.

Saturday, June 23

"Golf "Fore" a Cure: Our Family & Friends Fighting MS," 1 p.m. shot gun start at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe St., Methuen. Cost is $125 per person, $500 per team. Includes green fees, cart, shirt, sandwich at the turn. A full buffet dinner will follow the tournament. Raffles, prizes and a car for a hole in one. Fees are due by June 15. 978-685-9717, 978-689-4628, nationalMSsociety.org.

Tuesday, June 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.

Jocko's Jazz: The Bill Vint 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.

Wednesday, June 27

2012 Organ Recital Series with David Carrier, 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.

Saturday, June 30

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

Wednesday, July 4

2012 Organ Recital Series with Brandon Santini, 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.

Wednesday, July 11

2012 Organ Recital Series with Barbara Bruns, 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.

Wednesday, July 18

2012 Organ Recital Series with Kevin Birch, 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.

Tuesday, July 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.

Wednesday, July 25

2012 Organ Recital Series with Nicole Keller, 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

2012 Organ Recital Series with Paul Murray, 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.

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Ingalls Court, Methuen. Free admission. 978-682-7611.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

2012 Organ Recital Series with Peter Kranefoed, 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

2012 Organ Recital Series with David Arcus, 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.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 3 to 4 p.m. at Methuen Village Assisted Living, 4 Gleason St., Methuen. Free admission. 978-685-2220.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

2012 Organ Recital Series with Anne Horsch, 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.

Pianist/vocalist Diane Dexter plays Gershwin, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free admission. 978-983-8825.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.