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December 9, 2012

Community Calendar


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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Cambridge College, 60 Island St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

“Antiques in the Attic,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by Ron Wackowski. Participants are invited to bring one item for examination; learn its origin and other facts. Learn how to view antiques and be able to discern the real things. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Sheryl Bailey/Joshua Breakstone 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.

Edwardian Tea & Ornament Making Workshop, noon to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Rita Parisi. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council. All are invited. 978-983-8825.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road. Sponsored by the Londonderry Lions Club. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“Wreath for Dreams” exhibition, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and cookies while viewing decorated wreaths. Raffle tickets to win the wreaths will be available at the reception desk. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds benefit Penacook’s Tree of Dreams program. RSVP, 978-374-0707, ext. 148.

Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Main Street Fire Station Meal Site. Includes a presentation by John Russell, “Essex County Sheriff’s Department.” $4. Reservations required. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday through Saturday, through Dec. 29

“Tree Time,” at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St., Andover. Features a collection of Christmas trees, decorated by individuals, groups, and businesses from the Andover community. Each of the trees is inspired by a unique historical object displayed in the historical society’s “Andover Top 40 Exhibit.” $8 for adults, $5 for members, seniors, and children under 12. 978-475-2236.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. 978-983-8825.

Drumming For Joy, 7 to 9 p.m. at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover. The monthly drumming circle is led by storyteller/drummer Jane Gossard. Drumming is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with dessert and coffee to follow. Drumming experience is not necessary. $20. rollingridge.org.

American Legion (Nathan Webster Post 248) meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, Groveland. 978-360-8107.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Annual Holiday Open House, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes a performance by the Happy Hearts at 1 p.m. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for Lazarus House Ministries. 978-983-8825.

Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series’ first winter concert, 6 p.m. at Hampstead Middle School. The Don Campbell Band will present a blend of holiday and country crossover music. The performance is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Committee. Suggested cost of admission for the free concert is a food item for the St. Anne food pantry or an item for the Military Support Club at Hampstead Middle School, to be sent to the troops. Suggestions include, puzzle books, M&Ms, hard candy and phone cards. 603-329-6047.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Bell Choir Performance, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library. The newly donated Conifer tree on the Village Green is courtesy of the garden club. Also includes hot cocoa and a performance by the Pelham Congregational Church Bell Choir at 6:30 p.m. Baked goods will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Free and open to the public. pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Belly Dancer Sufiya from Shimmy Express, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Sufiya will belly dance for the Middle East celebration. Advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Dec. 13, 14 & 15

“A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday in Haverhill High School’s auditorium, 137 Monument St. Presented by the high school’s chorus and drama club. Tickets $8 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.

Friday, Dec. 14

Fuel Assistance registration., 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. 978-983-8825.

Annual Chanukah Night of Music: “Chanukah — New Orleans Style,” 6 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Temple vocal groups will perform along with The Jazzlanders with Music of New Orleans: Jazz and Swing. The finale will be a menorah lighting. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

“Scrapbooking with Melissa,” 9 to 11 a.m. in the Groveland Council On Aging Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With The Fred Manzi Trio. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

“Faith A Mother’s Story,” 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Parish, 43 Essex St., Andover. Presented by Olivia Woodford, founder of Healing Theatre and a professional actress, the one-woman performance includes the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. in St. Rita’s Hall (below the church). Free. All are welcome. Recommended for all adults and teens. 978-475-0050.

Treble Chorus of New England’s Holiday Concert: “Make a Joyful Noise,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Features the three choirs: Training (ages 7-9), Concert (ages 9-13), and Schola (ages 13-18), and a variety of instrumentalists. Tickets $16 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. 978-470-TCNE (8263), email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

Horse-Drawn Hay Rides, noon to 2 p.m. at The Loop, Methuen. Meet in the courtyard in front of AMC Loews Theatres. Cash and food donations will be accepted for the Lazarus House Food Pantry.

Cookie Walk, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem, N.H.

From festive sugar cookies to chocolate chip, a wide variety of homemade cookies and confections will be available. Proceeds will go to The Scott Marino Fund to help upgrade the church’s back entrance to be handicap accessible. Christmas items will also be raffled off. 603-893-3421, FCC-Salem.org.

“Wreaths Across America” ceremony, noon in Veterans Memorial Park, in front of the town offices, Hampstead. In observance of Pearl Harbor Day, the town will lay a wreath of remembrance on the World War II monument. Anyone wishing to lay a wreath at any of the monuments are welcome to join in. 603-329-4288.

Dec. 15 & 16

Dance Prism presents “The Nutcracker,” 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at The Collins Center, Andover. Tickets $22 for adults, $18 for children and seniors. Group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved. Handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. 978-371-1038, danceprism.com.

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. 16

Holiday Concert with the Timberlane Community Band, 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Free and open to the public. 978-983-8825.

Gamer Fun with “Games2U,” noon to 3 p.m. at The Loop, Methuen. Challenge friends in this climate controlled, mobile game theater featuring surround sound audio and laser light effects. Meet in the courtyard in front of AMC Loews Theatres. Cash and food donations will be accepted for the Lazarus House Food Pantry.

Seventh Annual Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Windham High School. Performed by the Windham Community Bands. New this year will be a Christmas sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus. Starting at 1:30 p.m., the nine-member Windham Flute Ensemble will perform in the lobby and during intermission. Holiday tunes swing-style will be served up by the Windham Swing Band. Refreshments and desserts will be available during intermission. The concert will conclude with the Windham Concert Band. $5 for adults, free for children and students. 603-965-3842, email musicandcats@comcast.net.

Monday, Dec. 17

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. at the Groveland Council On Aging Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St. “A Christmas Carol” (Alistair Sim) will be screened. Call to reserve a seat. 978-372-1101.

Mondays

“Holy Yoga,” 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 346 Broadway, Haverhill. Led by Amanda Souliotis, whose ministry incorporates prayer, meditation, and Bible reading with yoga. Open to the public. The program benefits men and women. No experience necessary. A free will offering will gratefully be accepted. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a friend. 978-374-8029, FirstPresbyterianHaverhill.org.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Registration required. Limited to 10 children. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

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: Donna Byrne/Tim Ray Duo, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. at Heritage Place, 439 South Union St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Free movie screenings of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

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

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

Wednesday, Dec. 19

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.

Lawrence Chess Club meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. Free. Bring a friend and a chess set. All ages and abilities welcome.

Haverhill High School’s third annual Madrigal Dinner, 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The comic recreation of a medieval feast celebrating the 12 days of Christmas is being presented by the high school’s chorus, band, drama club and art club. Includes old English carols, holiday band music, and a skit involving knights, a dragon and Halley’s Comet. Tables will be set up in the pit and tickets are limited to 80 people. Tickets are being sold in advance for $10 each. The meal will be supplied by the Chicken Connection.

Groveland Council On Aging Board of Directors meeting, 9 a.m. in the Police Station Conference Room. 978-372-1101.

Holiday Party, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Groveland Council On Aging Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St. Enjoy coffee and goodies. Music provided by Pentucket High School music students. Raffle. Refreshments courtesy of the Groveland Police Association. 978-372-1101.

Meet with Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Dec. 20

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

Friday, Dec. 21

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Retirement Community Center, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Best Western Suites, 401 Lowell Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Guitarist & harmonica player Bill Foley will perform, 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Saturday, Dec. 22

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.

Pan Loco Holiday Steel Band, 1 to 3 p.m. at The Loop, Methuen. Also includes face painting. Meet in the courtyard in front of AMC Loews Theatres. Cash and food donations will be accepted for the Lazarus House Food Pantry.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Horse-Drawn Hay Rides with help from Jack Frost, 1 to 3 p.m. at The Loop, Methuen. Meet in the courtyard in front of AMC Loews Theatres. Cash and food donations will be accepted for the Lazarus House Food Pantry.

Monday, Dec. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Loop, 90 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road. Sponsored by the Londonderry Lions Club. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

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.

Presidential Series Video, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Methuen Senior Activity Center’s main lobby, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Dec. 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Joseph School, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Prime rib dinner at 7 p.m., dancing with music by Boots & Co. from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Also includes favors and champagne. Tickets $50 per person. Deadline to purchase tickets is Dec. 17. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Jan. 19

How Men Think (Or Do They)? All-Male Stand-up Comedy Show, 8:30 p.m. at Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Dinner 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. for show only tickets. Cash bar. Tickets $40 (includes dinner), $20 (for show only). 978-291-0220, email email events@DrinkwaterProductions.com, drinkwaterproductions.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 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.

Tuesday, March 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.

Tuesday, April 23

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.

Tuesday, May 28

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.

Tuesday, June 25

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.

Tuesday, July 23

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.