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.