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November 30, 2013

Community Calendar


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---- — Sunday, Dec. 1

Sports Cards & Bruins Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes 40 dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Two-time Stanley Cup Champion John Bucyk will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, $15 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

Free Holiday Concert featuring the Timberlane Band, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Castleberry Faire Arts & Craft Festival, at the Shriner’s Auditorium. Features American-made arts, crafts, specialty food sampling and live holiday music. Admission is $8 for adults, free for ages under 14. Call 603-332-2616 or visit castleberryfairs.com.

Sundays

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. Call 978-457-6900.

Monday, Dec. 2

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Creative Café, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Grab craft supplies for a monthly craft night. Meet other crafters and work on projects. Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook and create other portable crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Dec. 2, 9 & 16

Conversational English meetings, 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For non-native speakers of English who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members are welcome. Call 978-475-4602 to register.

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. No knitting on Nov. 11. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

Mondays

Music Academy for Homeschool & Preschoolers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Classes on the recorder, guitar, music and movement, drumming, music theory, rock/jazz ensemble and beginning winds/brass. Email vwalton@mvmusicschool.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Senior Lunch Presentation — “Memory Loss & Dementia,” at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. With Mary Richardson, community liaison for Steward Health Care and former co-host of the WCVB Channel 5 show Chronicle. Richardson will interview Neuropsychologist Dr. Buck H. Woo and Patricia Lavoie, LICSW from Merrimack Valley Hospital’s Adult Behavioral Medicine Center, and take questions from the audience. The luncheon is from 1 to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s first floor auditorium. The $5 fee includes a full dinner and the presentation. The menu includes meat lasagna, whole green beans, garlic bread, Caesar salad with choice of dressings, dessert, coffee and tea. Registration is required. Call 978-521-8140.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Roberts Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

The Beehive: Artist Rob Crooker, 10 to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. MHL’s January 2014 artist of the month will demonstrate “Painting Mist and Fog with Acrylics.” Starting with partially painted scenes, he will demonstrate how to apply the paint to complete the scene with misty or foggy backgrounds or foregrounds. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

The Beehive: eBook How-To, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Learn how to download free best-selling titles to read on one’s computer, iPhone, Android, Kindle, or other compatible eBook reader. Bring an eBook reader, USB cord, library card, and questions for a hands-on session with Overdrive. If using a Kindle, bring the Amazon login and password. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesday, Dec. 4

The Don Campbell Band’s Second Annual Free Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Middle School. Suggested admission fee is items for the local food pantry and donations to the Military Support Club (puzzle books, hard candy, phone cards, etc.). Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. Call 603-329-6047.

The Beehive: Holiday Recipe Swap, 10 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Bring a favorite holiday recipe and share the story behind it. Enjoy cookies and cider and trade ideas for ways to make the holidays more fun and less stressful. Leave with copies of the recipes. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

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. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Wednesdays

Line Dancing Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Methuen VFW, River Street. Cost is $3 per class. Call 603-329-5904.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Salem Lions Club’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Common, located at the corner of Bridge and Main Streets, Salem, N.H.

Career Networking Group — Holiday Job Search/Networking, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join this free group to expand one’s network of business contacts, share ideas and learn about effective job search strategies. Facilitated by certified career coach, Arleen Bradley. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Author Peggy Rambach to visit, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Rambach will read from and discuss the process of writing her newest book, “The Lons.” Rambach was twice awarded the Massachusetts Individual Artist Grant, and was a fellow at the MacDowell and Yaddo artist colonies. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

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. Call 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. Call 978-682-4215.

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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Fuel Assistance application help, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. Call 978-983-8825.

Annual Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baker-Katz Rehab and Nursing Center, 194 Boardman St., Haverhill. Features baked goods, holiday decorations raffles and other surprises.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Danville Community Center, 169 Main St. During December, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Annual Christmas Cheer, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lawrence Elks, 652 Andover St. There will be extra prize drawings for those present as well as complimentary hot dogs throughout the evening. There will also be games. Raffle tickets are available at Lawrence Elks and may be purchased right up to the drawing times. Free admission. Call 978-687-7274, ext. 9.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Holiday Book Sale & Portrait Silhouettes, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Features books and media, including children’s books, fiction and nonfiction, “coffee table” books, sets, and collections. Jean Comerford of Portraits in Silhouette will be on hand to create silhouette portraits. Nonrefundable prepayment of $30 sitting fee is due upon reservation. Fundraiser for the Friends of MHL. To schedule portrait appointments, call 978-623-8401, ext. 38 or email straina@mhl.org.

Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Salem United Methodist Church, 389 North Main St., Salem, N.H. Features handmade items by local crafters, jewelry, crocheted items and more. There will also be homemade soups and baked goods.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Entertainment by Pete Saran — New Life. Cost is $9. Call 978-983-8825.

Holiday Tree & Christmas Feast for the Horses, 4:30 p.m. at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway Methuen. Enjoy light refreshments and music, peruse the raffle table and tour the adoption center and barn. Children can bring carrots, apples and peppermints to help fill the horses’ stockings and the family can gather together on the lawn to look at the tree, decorated in ornaments honoring donors’ pets. Santa will make an appearance, led by some of the adoptable horses. Guests are invited to bring their own cameras and complete the evening with a picture with Santa. Dog friendly dogs are welcome to attend. Call 978-687-7453, ext. 6161 or email Jpesek@mspca.org.

Lantern Walk with Father Christmas, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. Make a lantern craft and enjoy a small winter hike with Santa Claus. Free photos with Santa as well as hot cocoa and s’mores by the firepit. Family dance after the hike. Dress warmly. Appropriate for all ages. Free, but bring a new unwrapped toy or nonperishable food item for a local family. Call 978-685-3541.

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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.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, Dec. 8

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Holiday Concert & 12th Annual Silent Auction, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., (Route 114), North Andover. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $5 for children ages 4-12. Seating is general admission. Tickets will be available at the door and online at mvpomusic.org or at MKtix.com/mvpo.

“Coming Home” with Sandi Bedrosian & The John Hyde Quintet, 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Vocal artist Sandi Bedrosian and her pianist/accordionist husband John Hyde and their band will perform classic jazz standards combined with R&B, Euro, Latin, and Armenian rhythms. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in St. Monica’s school hall on Lawrence Street in Methuen. Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. Give letters to Santa. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12, free for children under 2. All proceeds from the pancake breakfast will benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. at the Newton Historical Society Headquarters/Museum, 22 South Main St., Route 108, Newton, N.H. Children can place their decorations on the Christmas tree beginning at 5:30 p.m. and visit with Santa. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available for the children. Children can drop in at the Gale Library, 16 South Main St., on Monday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., to participate in making environmentally friendly decorations and ornaments.

Merrimack Valley String Orchestra Winter Concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Universalist-Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Includes Rutter’s “Suite for Strings,” Golterman’s “Serenade for Four Cellos,” plus arrangements from Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Mozart’s “Overture to the Magic Flute,” Handel’s “Gavotte in D,” Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, “Two French Carols,” “Fiddle Like the Dickens!,” “Winter Wonderland” and “O Channukah.” Robin Bronson will narrate “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Free admission. Call 978-372-9158.

Monday, Dec. 9

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 111 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 to 8 p.m. at Haverhill High School, 130 Monument Ave. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Financial Aid Night for Parents of College Bound Seniors, 6:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School (TRHS), Room 614, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Open to parents of college bound seniors. The Center for College Planning at the NHHEAF Network Organization has provided Valerie Castonguay to facilitate the evening, along with Barry Choolijian, director of guidance at TRHS. The financial aid process will be discussed and questions pertaining to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be answered. Sponsored by the Guidance Department. Call 603-382-6541, ext. 3922.

Holiday Music & Singing Program, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by the students of the Marsh School. Free. All are invited. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Cost is $2 per person. Sign up in the office. Call 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Annual Holiday Open House & Christmas Concert, 9 a.m. coffee hour at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The day will include a performance by the Happy Hearts Choral Group at 1 p.m. and an all-day jewelry sale. Donations of nonperishable food or monetary donations for Lazarus House Ministries will serve as the cost of admission. Call 978-983-8825.

10th annual Holiday Stroll & Silent Auction, at Greystone Farm, 242 Main St., Salem, N.H. Proceeds will benefit American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63.

Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. This group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew Church, 2 Searles Road, Windham. During December, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Thursday Night Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Elks, 652 Andover St. Dinner includes bruschetta, pasta, salad, sausage and meatballs, ice cream, coffee and tea. Tickets are $7.50 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door. Call 978-687-7274, ext. 9.

Friday, Dec. 13

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party, at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Atkinson. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m., followed by a four-course dinner at 8 p.m. DJ and dancing until midnight. Cost is $50 per person. Drink tickets and wine service available. Pre-paid event, seating is limited. Call 603-362-8700 or visit atkinsonresort.com.

Public television composer Tim Janis will perform live, 7:30 p.m. at the Dupre Center at Presentation of Mary Academy, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. This year, Janis will present his newest holiday production, “A Winter’s Eve.” Tickets are $20 per person and include desserts served table-side. Concert seating will be at tables of four or six. Guests do not need to reserve an entire table. Include the names of any guests in one’s party with the order. Call 978-682-9391, ext. 112 or visit pmamethuen.org.

The Beehive: For the Love of Shorts, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. This group will delve into short stories, classic and contemporary, and explore how writers create a whole world in just a few pages. Beginners and more experienced writers are welcome. Facilitated by award-winning short story writer, L.E. Miller. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Granite Statesmen Chorus in Concert, 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Bradford. Some of the featured Christmas songs include “Winter Wonderland,” “Secret of Christmas,” “First Noel,” “Sleigh Ride,” “I Saw Three Ships,” “Mary Had a Baby,” “Joy to the World,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Free admission.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Folk singer Catie Curtis in concert, 8 p.m. at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Part of the Crossroads Coffeehouse’s Monthly Music Series, run by North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. The all age venue will offer desserts, coffee, and tea for purchase. Admission is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only, starting at 7:30 p.m. Pay in advance at crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Piano Showcase, 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Enjoy an afternoon of piano music performed by honors piano students of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association. Registration requested. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Monthly Meat Raffle, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Elks, 652 Andover St. Packages of meat products including bags of chicken items, a cookout, Sunday breakfast, a “piggy” special and “Sunday Afternoon” prizes will be raffled. Free admission. Call 978-687-7274, ext. 9.

Monday, Dec. 16

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. in the Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

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

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. An appointment is required; 15-minute maximum. Call 978-983-8825.

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

Foot Care Clinic, 1:30 p.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. Cost is $25. Call 978-983-8825.

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

Thursday, Dec. 19

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Andover Town House, 20 Main St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Career Networking Group — Social Media, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join this free group to expand one’s network of business contacts, share ideas and learn about effective job search strategies. Facilitated by certified career coach, Arleen Bradley. Visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.

Friday, Dec. 20

Cahal Dunne’s “Wonderful World of Christmas,” 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief’s In, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Tickets are $20. Bring snacks. There will be a cash bar. Call 978-794-0911 or 978-682-4875 for tickets.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandown Town Hall, 320 Main St. During December, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

Saturday Night ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Entertainment by The Mel-Tones. Cost is $9. Call 978-983-8825.

Treble Chorus of New England’s “Ring in the Holidays” Concert, 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Features guest artists the Polymnia Choral Society of Melrose and a variety of holiday instrumentalists. Enjoy “The Canticle of Lights” by Bob Chilcott as well as “Jingle Bells,” “In the Bleak Mid Winter” and the Hallelujah Chorus. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 978-470-8263 or visit treblechorusne.org.

Monday, Dec. 23

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Dec. 26

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shaw’s Supermarket, 92 Cluff Crossing, Salem, N.H. During December, all presenting donors will receive a commemorative, long-sleeve T-shirt. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Friday, Dec. 27

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Dec. 28

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Advent Christian Church of Haverhill, 160 Carleton St. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Dec. 30

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion, 1314 Main St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The evening will include a complete dinner catered by The Party Connection (sorbet, garden salad, rolls and butter, prime rib, oven roasted potatoes and vegetables, strawberry shortcake, coffee and tea), dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with music by the Fred Manzi Trio. BYOB. Favors and champagne. Tickets are $50 per person. No Refunds. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Public invited. Space is limited. Call 978-983-8825 to reserve tickets.

New Year’s Eve Party, 7 p.m. appetizers, 7:45 p.m. dinner at the Lawrence Elks, 652 Andover St. Celebrate the New Year with an evening of dining and dancing. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu, mixed vegetables, potatoes, dessert and coffee or tea. Catered by Chefs of the Old World. Music by Rick DeLuca. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $35 per person at the door. Call 978-305-7912.

Jan. 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19

Disney On Ice presents “Princesses & Heroes,” 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester. Tickets are $26, $60, $80. Additional fees may apply. Call 1-800-745-3000 or visit verizonwirelessarena.com, ticketmaster.com or disneyonice.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Feb. 26 through April 2

Healthy Living Center of Excellence Chronic Pain Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. in Lawrence General Hospital’s Kurth Auditorium, One General St. Attendees will learn how to control their pain; deal with depression, frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; eat well; start an exercise program; and increase their energy level. Free, but registration is required. Call 978-946-1260 or visit healthyliving4me.org.

Tuesday, March 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, April 22

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit 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. Call 978-683-8222.

Tuesday, May 27

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, June 24

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, July 22

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.org.