Steve Lyons Memorial Rock Out & Cookout, noon at Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill. Features live music, games for all ages, food and more. All proceeds will benefit The Sad Café of Plaistow and Be Imagine Music Studio of Haverhill. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, free for children 12 and under, $50 maximum for families. Rain or shine. Tickets are available at The Sad Café, 148 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, and at the Haverhill Music Centre, 2 Washington St. 978-360-6283, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. For Hampstead Public Library cardholders only. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.
UNCENSORED Ventriloquist OTTO & GEORGE, 9 p.m. at Lots Of Laughs Comedy Lounge, China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets $20. 978-687-1789, lolcomedylounge.com.
Aug. 25 & 26
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. Saturday auditions will be for the roles of Joe, Max, Betty, Artie and the ensemble, which is made up of 35-50 roles ranging in age from 16 to 70+. Sunday 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.
Aug. 25 & 26
“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. 25, 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.