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August 18, 2013

Community Calendar


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Sunday Morning Meditation, 8 a.m. at 85 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Offers meditations of healing, kindness, goodwill and spiritual development. The nonsectarian meditations cleanse, relieve stress, energize, heal, and activate inner potential. 978-457-6900.

Sundays through October

Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake St., Salem, N.H. Vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Live entertainment. Rain or Shine. A winter market is planned. 603-339-8424, email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net, salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Monday, Aug. 19

Ice Cream Social, noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Enjoy ice cream sundaes and musical entertainment by Scott Andrew. Call to reserve a spot. 978-372-1101.

Free Legal Help, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With Atty. Elaine Dalton. Call for a free 15-minute appointment. 978-372-1101.

Mondays

Adult Knit-A-Bitters, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Join other knitters for a bit of knitting and a bit of chat. All levels welcome. Open to all community members. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

“Time to Clay” – Paint your own ice cream bowl, 9:45 or 11 a.m. at Windham Town Hall. For ages 2 and up. Cost is $12 for one child, $22 for two children, $32 for three children. Registration deadline is July 19, unless spaces fill prior. Late registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, as space allows. Choose your own colors and design your own bowl. After your masterpiece is complete, the Time to Clay staff will glaze and fire your bowl so you can display it. All colors used are non-toxic and wash off clothing. Pottery will be returned to the Recreation Department within seven to ten days. Specify time when registering. windhamnewhampshire.com.

“Low/No Cost Footwear for Diabetics,” 10 a.m. to noon in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. A representative from Ace Medical Supply will present the available options. Ace will handle all of the paperwork. Sample footwear with multiple sizes will be available to order. Sign-up by July 20. 978-372-1101.

Free Summer Concert Series presents The B-Siders — favorites from the 1960s to 1990s, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park, Hampstead. Tribute to John Penny. Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. 603-329-6047.

Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. The theme will be “Paint, Splatter and Mess!” Teachers from Little Sprouts and Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds. Activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme. Some activities will be outside. The program is recommended for ages 2 and up. Cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required. winnekenni.com, imajinethat.com.

Jocko’s Jazz: Guitarists Howard Alden & Jack Wilkins with Jon Wheatley, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $15 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Coffee Time with Councillor Ron Marsan, 9:30 to 11 a.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. Cost is $25. 978-983-8825.

“Awaken Your Senses: Scenes from the Past,” 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the Haverhill Public Library auditorium, 99 Main St. Discover what Haverhill High School was like 34 years ago. The heARTs alive branch, The Vine, in partnership with the library, will show a screening of Haverhill High, a documentary filmed in collaboration with students during Abraham Ravett’s 1978-1979 Artist in Residency. A discussion will follow the screening, and refreshments will be available. 978-377-0359, email maggie_gauvin@y​ahoo.com.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

2013 Organ Recital Series — Yun Kyong Kim, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Windham Community Band in Concert, 6 p.m. on the Village Green, in front of the library, police station and town hall, 6 Village Green, Pelham. In conjunction with the Southern NH Festival of Trees kick-off. Sign up to decorate a tree. Free admission. Bring the family, friends, chairs, blankets and sunscreen. Food and drinks will be sold. Concession proceeds will benefit Pelham VFW John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722. PelhamCommunitySpirit.org or email info@PelhamCommunitySpirit.org.

“Whim: A Summer Dining Experience,” 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m. dinner at Smolak Farms, North Andover. With Chef Kevin O’Donnell of The Salty Pig in Boston. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a seated three-course dinner under the tent in the pine grove. Tickets $69. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Wine, beer and soda will be available for purchase on site. Held rain or shine. smolakfarms.com.

Wednesday Night Book Club, 6:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. “End of Your Life Book Club” by William Schwalbe will be discussed. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Film screening of “Inherit the Wind,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Commentary will begin at 6:30 p.m. The film is sponsored by the Tambakos Fund, created by George Furth in memory of Merrimack alum Peter Tambakos. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Methuen, Andover, and North Andover Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This event is subject to change. Free admission. 978-837-5355.

Haverhill Community Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. All presenting donors in August will receive a coupon for a free 24 pack of Nice! Spring Water. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.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.

“Dance Caliente!” Interactive Dance Demonstration, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council. All are invited. 978-983-8825.

Lawrence Chess Club meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. Meetings are free to attend and held on the third Wednesday of each month. Bring a friend and a chess set. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Red Cross Training course for babysitting, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. For ages 11 and up. The course is designed to teach caregivers to respond to emergencies with first aid and rescue breathing, make good decisions under pressure, communicate effectively with parents, recognize safety and hygiene issues, and feed, diaper and care for infants. The course is $85 per child (made out to the American Red Cross) and must be paid in advance at the library. Registration is required. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Aug. 21 & 28

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Canobie Talent Search, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Thursdays

Free outdoor Latin Dance Event, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Campagnone Common Park, Lawrence. The mission is to provide free and safe entertainment to the community. Sponsored by the City of Lawrence.

Thursdays

Gentle Yoga Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and all fitness levels welcome. Stretch and relax the mind. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Mats are available to use for those who don’t own one. $5 drop in fee. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Thursdays

Bridge Group, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Experienced players are encouraged to join the group. Stop in, have fun and make new friends. 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Children’s Community Choir, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. 978-682-4215.

Friday, Aug. 23

Friday Night Dance Party, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Adult Scrabble, 10:30 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. Weather permitting. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

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

eReader Class, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Learn the basics of how to use the eReader. Nook users can bring their Nooks and learn how to download eBooks from the library for free. Register online or call the library with any questions. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Aug. 24 & 25

Pentucket Players audition “King & I,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, second floor, 1 Jackson St. Auditions for children ages 6-12, including the role of Louis Leonowens and the King’s children, will be on Saturday. Auditions for teens and adults, including the role of Prince Chulalongkorn, will be held on Sunday. The show is being directed by John Buzzell and produced by Marie Bliven. Pentucket Players Inc., now in its 20th anniversary season, is hoping for a cast of 50, including 20 children. The production will be presented at the Rogers Center for the Arts in November. 978-521-9259, pentucketplayers.org.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Armenian Church at Hye Pointe’s annual picnic, noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St., Haverhill. The event will feature music by the Jason Naroian Ensemble, with Jason Naroian on dumbeg/vocals, John Arzigian on accordion and vocals, Leon Janikian on clarinet, Greg Takvorian on oud and vocals, Michael Naroian on dumbeg and Paul Mooradian on tambourine. The menu will feature shish, losh and chicken kebab dinners; kheyma, pilaf, pastries and beverages. Raffles for cash prizes and gift certificates will be held. Bring lawn chairs and tavloo boards. 978-372-9227, hyepintechurch.org.

Monday, Aug. 26

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Parental Guidance” will be screened. Call to reserve a spot. 978-372-1101.

“Short Skirts — Oh My!: The Evolution of the Women’s Movement,” at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by Anne Barrett. In celebration of Women’s Equality Day. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Aug. 26-31

Book Sale, in the Hampstead Public Library’s second floor meeting room, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Books for children and adults, both fiction and nonfiction, plus audio books and DVDs, will be on sale. All will be sold for low prices. There will be a “Pre-Sale” on Aug. 23 and 24, for Hampstead library cardholders only. Then the sale will open to the general public Monday through Saturday. The sale will be held during normal business hours. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Dave Zinno 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.

River Pines Book Club, 2 p.m. in the River Pines Community Room, Groveland. “The Finest Hours” by Michael Tougias will be discussed. Free and open to the public. Register online or call the library with any questions. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Registration for ESOL/Citizenship & Preschool Classes, 9 a.m. to noon in the Asian Center’s classroom building, 1 Ballard Way, Lawrence. Morning and evening classes available. Call or go online to sign up. 978-683-7316, asiancentermv.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

2013 Organ Recital Series — Michael S. Murray, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Mark Dirksen - Keller Williams Realty. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Facilitated by Joan Fardella, the group will discuss “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are always welcome. kelleylibrary.org.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Councilors Jennifer Kannan, Lisa Yarid-Ferry, Sean Fountain and Joyce Campagnone. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Canobie Talent Search, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Hospital Survival Guide, 12:30 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. With The Elder Insider. Learn about what to expect, quality assurance and proper navigation during a hospital stay. Coffee and dessert will be provided by The Elder Insider. Reservations are required. 978-372-1101.

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Aug. 30

Friday Night Dance Party, at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Winn Residential, Loft Five 50, 550 Broadway, Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. at Canobie Lake Park, 85 North Policy St., Salem, N.H. Weather permitting. 603-893-3506, canobie.com.

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

Vintage Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Victoria Inn, 430 High St., Hampton. Vintage and antique merchandise will be offered by regional dealers under the pavilion. Furniture will be on display as well as clothing, collectibles, sewing notions, kitchenware, mirrors, art work, glassware, jewelry, home decor and more. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Dan Healy’s Heroes program. Admission is $3 and will be used towards a purchase. Early bird admission is $5 at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, again to be used towards a purchase. Discount to show dealers and customers is 15 percent for one night; 20 percent for two nights. Porters will be available to help with purchases. 603-793-2620, email vintageatvictoriainn@gmail.com, thevictoriainn.com.

Aug. 30, 31 & Sept. 1

90th Anniversary of the Feast of the Three Saints, in Lawrence. Hosted by the St. Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino Society. Highlights include the Torch Light Parade and fireworks, live music, Italian food on Saturday; 10 a.m. Mass celebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley at the Holy Rosary Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday followed at 3 p.m. with the procession of the Alfio, Filadelfo and Cirino statues through the streets. 508-839-5728.

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

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

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.

Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Friday, Sept. 6

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Latitude Sports Club, 116 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Sept. 7

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

Sept. 7 & 8

Gilbert & Sullivan: “Iolanthe,” 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. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets, mail order with check payable to MYPT (after Aug. 1), to Janet Jaber, 205 Forest St., Methuen, MA 01844-2333. Specify if tickets are to be held at the door or mailed back. Stamped return envelopes appreciated. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sept. 7 & Oct. 5

Parson Barnard House Tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 179 Osgood St., North Andover. Includes tours, the herb and wildlife gardens and local history. Free admission. 978-590-4388.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Picnic Festival, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Gregory Armenian Church, 158 Main St., North Andover. Features Armenian music by Leon Janikian, Jason Naroian, Joe Kouyoumjian, John Arzigian, along with the Siroun Dance Group, Armenian food and pastries. saintgregory.org.

Fifth Annual Walk for Animals, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Methuen. Includes contests and prizes, food and music, children’s activities, canine demonstrations and other animal antics, there is something for everyone. Form a team, walk with one’s family and friends, and help raise money to help animals. walkforanimals.com.

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Michael Rosenbloom, violinist, and Rebecca Plummer, pianist, will perform music by Mozart, Brahms, and Leonard Bernstein. 978-683-8222.

Monday, Sept. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Free workshop on downloading eBooks, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Learn how to download library eBooks to the eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App. This class is open to anyone with eReaders that have “App” capability. The library is offering one-on-one classes for patrons with other eReaders. Classes are limited to eight people. Registration will open on Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Coffee Time with Councillor Ron Marsan, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Sept. 12

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Friday, Sept. 13

Fall Scholarship Fund Organ & Piano Concert, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Bruce Adami and Brian Jones. Sponsored by Georgetown Bank and Methuen Federal Credit Union. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Old Home Day, in Pelham. Sponsored by The First Congregational Church. Activities include a craft fair, auction, 5K Race and Walk, the Doll Carriage and Bike Parade, pie contest, church supper, children’s games, a White Elephant Table, the Grand Parade and Pet Parade, live entertainment and demonstrations, Country Store, raffles, food and more. Email pelhamoldhomeday@yahoo.com.

Hampstead Civic Club Junior Olympics, 8 a.m. at the Depot Road field complex, Hampstead. Offered free of charge to Hampstead residents, ages 6 to 17, and includes several track and field events. All athletes must wear sneakers. The names of previous medal winners and town record holders for each event will be published in the annual Greater Hampstead Civic Club town guide. Rain day is Sept. 15, at noon. Sign up forms will be available at the schools or online. 603-329-4844, hampsteadcivicclub.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whittier Rehab Hospital, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Charity benefit with Comedian/Impersonator/Singing Impressionist “Joey Voices,” 7 to 10 p.m. at Ocean Gaming Casino, 81 Ocean Blvd., Hampton. Hosted by Wings & Hooves. The evening includes appetizers, dinner, show and a 50/50 raffle. Reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Early bird registration is $30 through Aug. 23, $35 after Aug. 23. All proceeds will support the students, horses and programs of Wings & Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. 603-642-3722, wingsandhooves.org.

Sunday, Sept. 15

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.

Division 8 Hibernian Family & Friends Cookout, noon to 4 p.m. at Greater Lawrence Community Boating, 1 Eaton St., South Lawrence. Menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, rolls, salad, corn on the cob, potato chips, soft drinks and water. Activities and games for children. Held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 8-12, free for ages under 8. Last day for tickets is Sept. 11. All are welcome. 978-390-3400, 978-682-4875.

Monday, Sept. 16

“Look Good Feel Better,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing or have recently concluded cancer treatment. Receive a free cosmetic kit valued at over $200. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. 978-683-4000, ext. 8090.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Veterans’ Benefits Information Program, 6 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Learn what’s available, who’s eligible, and how to apply with Michael Ingham, veterans’ agent. 978-372-1101.

Tuesdays, Sept. 17 through Nov. 5

Free Eight-week Workshop: “A Matter Of Balance,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Registration is requested. 978-946-1260.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

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.

Methuen Veterans’ Director Tom Hargreaves’ monthly office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Bob Leblanc, candidate for city council. Music by DJ Dick Arsentault. 978-983-8825.

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.

Friday, Sept. 20

Scrapbooking with Melissa, 9 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Children’s Program: “Peter & the Wolf,” 10 a.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. With Joyce Painter Rice, organist. English and Spanish narration. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Fall Artisan Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Calvary Baptist Church Hall, 586 Mass. Ave., North Andover. Sponsored by Quota International of Lawrence. Vendors and crafters are needed. 978-689-0667.

Presentation of Mary Academy’s Giant Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dupre Center, located on the school grounds, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Cost is $25 for an 8-foot table. Email plaliberte@pmamethuen.org to reserve a table.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Music by Pete Saran – New Life. Cost is $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Monday, Sept. 23

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Osgood Landing & Ozzy Properties, 1600 Osgood St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Way, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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.

“Fahrenheit 451,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Performed by the Aquila Theatre Company. Tickets $25; advance tickets $20; advance seniors, students, college employees $18. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 26

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Sept. 27-30

Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, at the library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Donate used books to help stock the sale. Books in good condition (no musty or moldy volumes) will be accepted up until the evening of Sept. 26. DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles and gently used, clean Halloween costumes for all ages will also be accepted. The Friends of the Nevins Library are also seeking volunteers to help sort and organize before, and clean up after the sale. 978-686-4080, ext. 31.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Keith Lockhart & Friends, 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School. This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. Tickets are $35. 978-556-3870, mvarts.info, necc.mass.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 29

2013 ConvenientMD 10K, 8:30 a.m. beginning at the Windham Depot, 6 Depot Road. Food and refreshments will be served after the race. Includes a $100 cash prize to the top male and female, as well as age group awards. The race will start and finish at the Windham Depot. This is a paved rail trail that is generally shaded and passes along wetlands, through ledges and has no road crossings. Registration required. roadracerunner.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s, beginning and ending at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. The money raised will help to provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-walk preparations, help hang posters or distribute flyers. alzwalkMANH.org.

North Andover Merchants Association’s Third Annual Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St. Offers an opportunity for small businesses to promote themselves, their services and products. The festival will include craft exhibitors, music, children’s games and activities, a bounce house, a beer and wine tent, and more. Applications are now being accepted for food vendors, merchants and crafters. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for NAMA members, $75 for nonmembers. Food vendor fee is $50 for NAMA members, $100 for nonmembers. A food permit is required from the Town of North Andover. Rain or shine. northandovermerchants.org, email sylf19@comcast.net or patroche375@comcast.net.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Friday, Oct. 4

American Training’s 16th annual LIFE Matters Awards Gala, 6 to 11 p.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Cocktails and entertainment at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $50. 978-685-2151, ext. 6806, email marketing@americantraininginc.com, AmericanTrainingInc.com/gala.

Saturday, Oct. 5

TEAMWORK TRIVIA NIGHT WITH DJ ED, 7 to 11 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pizza and dessert. Cost is $25 per person for games, pizza and dessert. Reservations only. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 21. Adults only. Put together a team of 10 people per table/team or be added to a team. 978-314-0528, 978-475-4330, teamworktrivia.andoverorthodox.org.

Merrimack Valley/Haverhill Out of the Darkness Walk, at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), proceeds will benefit communities in the Merrimack Valley area. AFSP provides educational programming for high school and college students, teachers and staff to learn the signs of depression and provides support to families who have lost a loved one to suicide. AFSP also works to advocate and educate leaders in Massachusetts to continue funding and support for returning veterans and their families. Email HaverhillMerrimackWalk@gmail.com if interested in participating as a walker or volunteer. 978-764-8525.

Sunday, Oct. 6

21st Annual “Trot for Special Tots,” 10 a.m. starting at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood St., Andover. Registration begins at 9 a.m. TheProfessionalCenter.org.

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Esther Ning-Yau and Eleanor Perrone will perform piano duets featuring the music of Bach, Dvorak, Gluck, Gottschalk, and Rachmaninov. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. A reception will follow the concert. 978-683-8222.

Friday, Oct. 18

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features organist Hector Olivera. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.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.

Friday, Nov. 1

Silent Movie: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Chandler Noyes, organ accompanist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Sponsored by Norm Jacob. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Nov. 4

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Joel Moerschel, cellist, and Lisa Caliri, pianist, will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven, and Schumann. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. A reception will follow the concert. 978-683-8222.

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Saturday, Nov. 9

150th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Diane Meredith Belcher, David Carrier, Douglas Major, Rosalind Mohnsen, Abbey Siegfried, and Peter Sykes, organists. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Nov. 18

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

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.

Dec. 4, 11 & 18

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Friday, Dec. 6

Holiday Open House & Shopping Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music on the organ, arts and crafts, displays, raffles and light refreshments. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Dec. 7 & 8

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organist and brass. Reserved tickets are $20, non-reserved tickets are $15, $5 for children. Call 603-893-1544 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by the DeMoulas Foundation, Christopher Morss, and Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Dec. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Dec. 16

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

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.

Sunday, May 4

Free Concert, 4 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. The New England Classical Singers, joined by the Lawrence High Girls Ensemble, will present “The Seven Last Words Of Christ” by Dubois. Barbara Kilduff, a renowned soprano, will be among the soloists. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust. 978-683-8222.