Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 12
Free Chronic Pain Workshop, 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Participants will learn to control pain; deal with depression, frustration, isolation and poor sleep patterns; eat well, begin an exercise program, handle stress, relax, and increase energy levels. Workshops are run by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Registration requested. 978-946-1211.
Thursday, Jan. 10
Writers’ Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. The group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.
Friday, Jan. 11
“Ready — Set — Go!” School Readiness Workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church Community Center, 171 Zion Hill Road, Salem, N.H. Hosted by Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 in collaboration with the Salem School District. Information about the Special Education evaluation and identification process for young children (ages birth to 5) will be presented. Free. Children are welcome. Childcare with activities will be available. 603-898-5493, email email@example.com, salemfamilyresources.org.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Stephanie Corby & Brendan Hogan in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $15. For all ages. crossroadscoffeehouse.org.
Sunday, Jan. 13
Boston Black Catholic Choir, 3 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Meyer Chambers has brought together members of the local black Catholic community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Over their 20-year ministry, the choir has traveled nationally and internationally. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Presentation by Charlie Appelstein, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main St., Salem, N.H. Hosted by Salem Family Resources-Success By 6. Appelstein’s presentation, “Responding Versus Reacting to Your Kids: Key Principles and Techniques for Effective Parenting,” includes strategies to help parents stay calm under pressure, communicate, how, why and when to use incentives and consequences to motivate behavior and tips to prevent problem behaviors. Open to the public. Professional development certificates will be awarded. $15 for advance reservation, $20 at the door. 603-898-5493, email firstname.lastname@example.org, salemfamilyresources.org.