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September 1, 2013

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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.

Sunday, 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.

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.

Monday, Sept. 2

29th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival, noon to 6 p.m. on the Common in Lawrence. The free, one-day open air celebration is for the whole family. Features performances by Marcia Ball, Bread and Puppet (political puppet theater company), Odaiko New England (Taiko drummers), Emma’s Revolution, Ten Tumbao (an Afro-Latin-Caribbean band), Charlie King and Karen Brandow (musical storytellers and political satirists), Jose Luis Rodriguez and Guillermo Ortiz and more. The festival will also include a celebration at the 1912 Textile Workers’ Strike Monument at 2 p.m. and the Lawrence History Live speakers’ tent, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. breadandrosesheritage.org.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The George Russell Jr. 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.

Talk on Diabetic Neuropathy, 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Michael Kutka, MD, will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy during a senior lunch presentation. Dr. Kutka, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is a member of the team at Merrimack Valley Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. The cost of $5 includes a full dinner. Menu includes marinated chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable medley, cranberry sauce, salad, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea. Registration is required. 978-521-8140.

Padre Pio Prayer Group meeting, 6:30 p.m. at St. Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen. September is the month that the Most Holy Name of Mary, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and many other Saints are honored. Padre Pio is also honored during this month. Bring a friend for an early celebration of Saint Pio’s Feast Day. A relic of Saint Pio will be available for veneration. 978-683-1193.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 3 through Jan. 24

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, 2:15 p.m. on Thursdays at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Reduce the risk of falls in this evidence-based program. Thirty-six classes for $65. Call for specific requirements to participate. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Methuen Garden Club Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Master Gardener Gretel Anspach will present “Pruning 101.” Anspach is a past president of the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association. Learn about the science behind when and how to prune woody plants, which plants can be pruned by a home gardener and which require the services of a professional. Refreshments will be available. Visitors are always welcome.

Salem NH Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club, 7:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “2312” by Kim Stanley Robinson will be discussed. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are always welcome. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Wednesdays, Sept. 4 through Nov. 13

Great Courses: Life Lessons from the Great Books, 10 a.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Cost is $22 or $3 for drop-in with advance reservation. Begin a journey of the mind exploring six themes: the unconquerable human spirit; youth and old age; love; courage; laughter and irony as well as patriotism. View a 30 minute DVD of the books that made history and join in a guided discussion of central questions that each lesson provokes. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.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.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Grill Night, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Late summer outdoor barbecue and BoomerVenture Screening Room movie at 7 p.m. Entertainment by Tom O’Brien, pianist. Advance purchase is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.

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.

The History of Ragtime, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Pianist and composer Deborrah Windham will play selections of ragtime on the piano as she shares this fascinating music. Listen to the history of ragtime, the nation’s first “pop” music. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Fridays starting in September

Speaking English, 2 to 2:45 p.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Major Gao will lead an English conversational drop-in group for the Chinese community. Learn basic phrases for everyday life. Free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.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.

Mushroom Walk, 1 p.m. in the Fremont Road parking area of the Sandown Town Forest. Sponsored by the Sandown Garden Club. The walk will be led by mycophile Ross Huntington, who has more than 25 years experience in hunting for, identifying and harvesting edible wild mushrooms. According to the Northeast Forage Cast, approximately 10 varieties of mushrooms can be found growing in the wild in this area that have culinary or medicinal value. Rain date is Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. Participants should bring a basket or paper bag and a knife for harvesting. sandowngardenclub.org.

Rubber Duck Regatta, when 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Merrimack River in Haverhill from the Comeau Bridge. Hosted by the Haverhill Rotary Club. One “lucky duck” will win $10,000, donated by Rockingham Toyota/Honda/Scion of Salem, N.H. Other prizes include a New England weekend get-away donated by Pentucket Bank, golf foursomes donated by the Haverhill Country Club and Apple Hill Golf Club, and more. This year’s Rubber Duck Regatta will be held in conjunction with the downtown River Ruckus, a festival presented by Team Haverhill. adoptaducktoday.com.

Greycourt Family Outing, noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Methuen’s Greycourt State Park. In celebration of the Festival of Trees’ 20th anniversary. Free admission. Includes food, entertainment, games, bouncy houses, a bike parade contest, demonstration, balloons and more. Rain date is Sept. 8. methuenfestivaloftrees.com.

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.

Sept. 7 & 8

25th annual Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Haverhill’s Plug Pond Recreational Area. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness and the city’s Recreation Department. Learn about the Native American culture while experiencing the foods, music, dance, arts and crafts, storytelling and other traditions that are part of this cultural and educational event. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and MCNAA members, $3 for children ages 4 to 14, free for children 3 and younger. Parking is free. 617-642-1683, email mcnaa@aol.com, mcnaa.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, 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.

Open Auditions For Nutcracker Ballet, 10 a.m. at the New England Civic Ballet (NECB) studio, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence. Call or go online for age levels and times as well as proper dress attire. Arrive early for the time slot to register and warm-up. All dancers, ages 8 to adult, are invited to audition regardless of one’s dance school affiliation. Rehearsals will mainly be on Sundays, except for the week of production. There is a $15 registration fee but no production fee. Selected dancers will dance in all four performances, Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts on the Merrimack College Campus, North Andover. Class times in all areas of dance starting on Sept. 4. 978-975-0289, newenglandcivicballet.org.

Nevins Farm Dog Walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Rail Trail section that goes through the Nevins farm property, Methuen. Vendors, food, and activities for the family. Bring the dog and enjoy a walk on the trail. 978-685-3639.

Sports Cards and Red Sox Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Tommy Harper will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, $12 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

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.

Sandown Garden Club presentation, 7 p.m. in the Rec Center on Pheasant Run Drive. Sandown resident, Mark Traeger, a member of the Conservation Commission and a Covert’s Cooperator, will present “The Nature of New Hampshire: Natural Communities of the Granite State.” With photos of rare and special plant communities throughout the state, attendees will learn new ways to look at the natural landscape and find places to visit. There will be light refreshments and a door prize. The Sandown Garden Club is a nonprofit organization. Donations are appreciated. 603-382-3703, sandowngardenclub.org.

Salem (N.H.) Kiwanis Club meeting, 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. Includes elections of new officers. Call 603-893-5051 or email wbmb93@gmail.com.

Sept. 9 & 16

Treble Chorus of New England (TCNE) Fall Auditions, by appointment at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Auditions are for three choirs: Training (ages 6-9), Concert (ages 9-13) and Schola (ages 13-18). Additional dates may be available. 978-470-8263, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

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.

Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 7

Drawing & Painting Landscapes, 1 p.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Learn to paint a country or small town landscape, a seascape, a desert or high country landscape, and a cityscape. Bring supplies. Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.

Mondays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 4

Beginning Bridge, 10 a.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. For those who have never played before or those who want a basic bidding refresher. Cost is $139. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.

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.

Timberlane-Hampstead-Sanborn Retired Educators Association (THS-REA) meeting, 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 120 Main St., Plaistow. “Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England”will be the theme of Dr. Jo Radner’s presentation. This presentation is open to the public and donations are welcome. Members of local historical societies, DAR, and community organizations are especially invited to attend this presentation. 603-362-6424, email hkayg@yahoo.com.

Computer Aggravations, 1:15 p.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Miklos Jako, author of “Computer How-To for Normal People,” will give a one hour presentation on solving 20 common computer aggravations. Cost is $3. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Rebecca Parris with The Brad Hatfield 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.

Spinning with Wool and Knitting with Yarn, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Miss Amy and Miss Shirley will bring in some of the tools and tricks to show attendees the art of spinning wool into yarn and then taking that yarn and making it into cloth. These accomplished artists will share the experience of taking wool from the sheep and bringing it all the way to a finished garment or blanket. They will also have on hand some finished pieces of their own work. Free and open to the public. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Topics will include the upcoming Essex Heritage weekend, events and trail sponsorships. 978-685-3639.

Classic Car Show, 4 to 8 p.m. at 80 Andover St., Andover. Features, a 50/50 raffle, giveaways, music, food and ice cream. Rain date will be the following Tuesday. All proceeds will benefit the One Fund. 978-470-3434, ext. 5227.

Family Services EAP — Tuesday Talk, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Family Services, 430 North Canal St., Lawrence. The seminar is for professionals on “Change.” Topics will include stages of change, common responses to change, and the effects of workplace change. The importance of self-care, self-talk, and mindfulness in embracing change, along with other coping techniques will also be presented. Free for EAP clients, $10 for the public. Call 978-327-6666.

Tuesdays

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

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Nonfiction Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe will be discussed. New members are always welcome. Copies are available at the library. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Performing and Fine Arts High School “Back to School” Open House, 5 to 7 p.m. on the Lawrence High School Campus, 70-71 North Parish Road. All parents are invited to attend. Call 978-946-0766.

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.

Grill Night, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover. Late summer outdoor barbecue and BoomerVenture Screening Room movie at 7 p.m. Entertainment by The Jazz Disciples. Advance purchase is required. Space is limited. Open to the entire community, pending space. 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.

“Night of Cigars” with the Plaistow Lions Club, 6 p.m. to midnight at Buccos Tavern, 143 Main St., Kingston. Enjoy a bag of cigars and sample various scotches or whiskeys. A steak tip and chicken dinner will be provided by the Chicken Connection. There will be give-a-ways and a silent sports auction. Tickets are $100. Proceeds will go to various Plaistow Lions Club charitable projects including Thanksgiving baskets for those in need during the holidays. This event is being sponsored by Cigars Etc., and Altadis Premium Cigars. 617-270-3803, 603-498-8266, 339-223-7310, email plaistownh.lions@gmail.com, plaistow.nhlions.org.

Hyla Brook Reading Series, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Road, Route 28, Derry. Includes readings by Alfred Nicol, this year’s recipient of the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, and Hyla Brook poet, Melissa Juchniewicz. The program will conclude with an Open Mike from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. The Hyla Brook Reading Series runs annually from May through September. Email bobik9@aol.com, facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets.

Thursday Night Family Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence ELKS, 652 Andover St. Menu includes roast pork, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $7.50 per person. Call 978-687-7274.

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, 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.

Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “Forrest Gump” will be shown. Free and open to the public. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.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. Registration is $35. All proceeds will support the students, horses and programs of Wings & Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. 603-642-3722, wingsandhooves.org.

Haverhill Girl Scouts fall sign-up, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St. Membership fee is $25 for 2013-2014. hergirlscouts.org.

Comedy Night, 8 p.m. at the Claddagh Pub, Lawrence. Local comedians will come together to help Team Brainfreeze in their efforts to raise money for the National Brain Tumor Walk on Oct. 6, in Boston. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 978-771-2795, 978-423-2060, 978-360-3152.

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.

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

New Retirement Planning Strategies, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational speakers bureau. Comprised of various professionals (financial, tax, real estate, mortgage, wellness, and estate planning) SOFA provides overall financial education to various individuals and organizations. Through workshops and seminars, SOFA introduces keys to a successful and wealthy future. Workshops also help people to become aware of risk management, investment opportunities, and tax savings. Free and open to the public. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

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.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17

Family to Family Program, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Methuen. The free 12-week course is open to loved ones of persons who are affected with a serious mental illness. The course is taught by two trained volunteer family members from NAMI Massachusetts. Includes information on specific serious mental illnesses, coping skills for handling crisis and relapse, listening and communication skills, problem solving and limit setting, rehabilitation, empathy skills, self-care, new and older medications, community support, fighting stigma and discrimination. Class size is limited; registration is required. Call 781-938-4048 or email kgajera@namimass.org to register. Visit namimass.org for more information.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 19

KLAS presentation: “It’s Not About the Hike,” 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. With Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper. This presentation tells the adventures of two non-hikers who decided to climb the mountains of New England. Open to the public at no charge. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.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, a women’s professional organization since 1935. Items include handmade gifts, jewelry, decorated flip-flops, pastries, creative finds, face painting tables, a drawing table/gifts, a luncheon cafe and more. Profits will go to the annual scholarship awards that Quota gives out to deserving high school seniors and a Northern Essex Community College student who is pursuing deaf studies. Quota’s mission is to aid the speech and hearing impaired in the Merrimack Valley community. 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.

Golf “Fore” A Cure: Our Friends and Family Fighting MS, at the Merrimack Golf Club, 210 Howe St., Methuen. Fees are $125 per person or $500 per team. 978-973-9159.

Town-Wide Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Groveland. Sponsored by the Friends of Groveland Council on Aging (FGCOA). Rain or shine. For a $25 fee, the Friends will handle publicity, yard and area signs, and town maps showing the address, particulars and location of each yard sale. The maps will be available for pickup at Town Hall on Sept. 20 and on Sept. 21. Those taking part simply hold the yard sale at their home or at a friend’s home in Groveland, and keep the proceeds. Deadline for registration, and to appear on the maps, is Sept. 16. 978-374-6253, 978-374-6225.

Brother Sun in concert, 8 p.m. at The New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Folk historian, Scott Alarik, will open the evening. Admission is $20, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may also be reserved in advance. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org, brothersunmusic.com.

Giant Book & Media Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Includes fiction and nonfiction books, paperbacks and magazines, children’s books, DVDs and audio books. Browse the white elephant table of unique items for sale. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

“A Night of Modern Tango” with Pablo Ziegler, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover. Presented by Mistral, formerly Andover Chamber Music. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, free for students with ID. Call about group and family discounts. Order securely online at AndoverChambeMusic.org, email sales@andoverchambermusic.org, or call 978-474-6222.

Sunday, Sept. 22

Haverhill Inner City Boxing Fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m. at Archie’s Little River Ale House, 27 Lafayette Square, Haverhill. Includes music, food and raffles. Free admission. 978-914-2116.

Tattersall Farm Day, noon to 5 p.m. on the farm, 542 North Broadway, Haverhill. This event celebrates the city’s agricultural heritage through a variety of demonstrations and activities. The Trustees of Tattersall Farm are seeking vendors, artists, craftsmen, agricultural demonstrators, and environmentalists/conservationists to participate in the event. Vendor spaces are approximately 12- by 12-feet. Cost for artisans and vendors is $25 per space. Commercial and/or larger spaces negotiated upon request. Commercial vendors wares should be relative to farming, the environment or conservation. Rain date is Sept. 29. 978-374-2390, ext. 11, email kbresnahan@cityofhaverhill.com.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: “Gumbo” (New Orleans Funk & Blues), 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Children’s Art Series: Absolutely Awesome Abstraction, 3:15 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children in grades 1-5. Features the art of Wassily Kandinsky. Participants will create their own “abstractive” painting. Registration is required as space is limited. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.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.

Baby Story Time, 9:15 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 9-24 months and caregivers. Designed to stimulate the baby’s mind and prepare him/her for future reading experiences. Registration is required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Just 2’s Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For two year olds. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. A parent or caregiver must attend with the toddler. Space is limited, registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 4-6. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. Children are expected be able to attend without a parent or caregiver. Space is limited, registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Facilitated by Joan Fardella. “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford will be discussed. Copies are available at the library. New members are always welcome. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

“Second Taste of the Merrimack Valley,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Andover Town House (Old Town Hall), 20 Main St. Proceeds will benefit Youth Development Organization, Inc. (YDO Lawrence) in offering out-of-school enrichment programs for students in Lawrence. A variety of Merrimack Valley eateries will be showcased through tastings of specialty sample foods. It will also highlight local businesses through a raffle and silent auction of donated items. YDO Lawrence will provide entertainment with performances by its musical theatre group, a presentation by students who spent two weeks in India, and slideshows and video of other YDO activities. Tickets are $40 each, $60 for couples. For tickets, call 978-688-4300 or visit TasteforYDO.eventbrite.com, ydolawrence.org.

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.

Thursday Night Family Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence ELKS, 652 Andover St. Menu includes roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $7.50 per person. Call 978-687-7274.

Friday, Sept. 27

Just 3’s Story Time, 9:15 a.m.at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For three year olds. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. A parent or caregiver must attend with the toddler. Space is limited, registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.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.

Essex Heritage Trails & Sails events, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Methuen Rail Trail. All events will start at the depot parking area. Includes a free trail race (2 1/2 miles) through the scenic bird sanctuary, past the Nevins Farm and the heron rookery to the state line and back. Flat and fast course. Water and snacks will be provided at the end of the race. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a scavenger hunt for ages 5-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complete the hunt and return to the Depot for a prize. There will also be guided tours of the rail trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Self guided tours can be taken as well. Methuen Rail Trail items, such as T-shirts and patches, will be available for sale. A raffle will be held to support volunteer efforts. 978-685-3639.

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.

Sept. 30 or Oct. 7

“Autumn Harvest in New England” Cooking Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Whittier Vocational School, Haverhill. This hands-on class will incorporate seasonal recipes, classic cooking techniques, and local farm foods to create a harvest dinner to be savored by all. The class includes instruction, printed recipes, and dinner at the end of the evening. Cost is $60. Space is limited. Registration requested. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

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.

Penny Sale Fundraiser, in the Chester Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Hosted by the Chester Congregational and Baptist Church. Tickets are $1 for 25 tickets and raffle tickets for larger items are $1 each. Tickets will go on sale at noon and doors will open at 2 p.m. to start putting tickets in the containers for the items attendees wish to take a chance to win. Drawing begins at 7 p.m. Patrons must be present to win. Tickets will be drawn until a winning ticket holder comes forward. Various household, toy and gift items will be available to win along with gift certificates from local businesses. Families welcome. All proceeds will benefit the church. 603-887-4799, email chesterchurchoffice@gsinet.net, chesternhchurch.org.

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.

Service of Dedication, 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead. In celebration of the installation of an additional set of organ pipes, an 8-foot Oboe, to the church’s pipe organ. The new stop will improve weekly Sunday services, organ literature, weddings and commemorative services by providing additional color, depth and enhance tonal resonance. Organist and Choir Director Stephen Laurie-Hermes will play organ music of J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Charles Marie-Widor. There will be vocal solo music of Cesar Franck, hymns for congregation and choir, and the church choir will sing a festival anthem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The public is most cordially invited to attend. A reception of light refreshments will follow the service.

Sports Cards and Bruins Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Ken Hodge, will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, $12 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

Sunday, Oct. 13

27th Annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk, at the Lasting Room Grille, 122 Washington St., Haverhill. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the race at 11 a.m. Fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 post entry. Free T-shirts to the first 70 walker entries and first 260 runner entries. Numerous awards in various age, weight, and specialty categories. Gender graded scoring. A huge buffet will follow along with a DJ, and raffle prizes. The event benefits two local scholarships, the Haverhill Police Auxiliaries, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289, email ickylabrode@verizon.net, yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Crafters must be age 60 or older, and all items must be handmade. There is no table fee for qualified participants. 978-374-2390.

Boy Scout Troop One plans 100th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m. at Northpoint Bible College, 320 South Main St., Bradford. Troop One Haverhill is the oldest troop in the Yankee Clipper Council. There will be a program with a guest speaker followed by dinner. Tickets are $20 per person. 978-373-4310.

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.