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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.

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