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December 15, 2012

Community Calendar


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---- — 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.

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.

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.

Through Dec. 17

HOLIDAY COOKING CLASS — “Homemade Food Gifts,” call for class dates, locations or to register. Learn how to make treats for holiday gift-giving. Participants can take items home. The class also includes dinner. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

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.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Annual Winter Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. in the Pelham Memorial School gymnasium. Performed by Pelham Memorial School’s jazz band, seventh and eighth grade band, seventh and eighth grade chorus, brass ensemble, sixth grade band and sixth grade chorus. Donations of $3 for adults and $2 for students will be accepted at the door. 603-635-2321.

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 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. 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.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

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.

“Crazy Cards,” 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Part of the Exploring Art Series. Children will make cards using their best artistic techniques and creativity. For grades 2-5. Registration required. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

Thursday’s Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Quiet Study Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

The Pontine Theater’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064, salem.lib.nh.us.

North Andover High School’s Winter Band & Chorus Concert, 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Attendees are asked to bring their no longer used elementary school recorders. A box will be available. Ms. Carroll, Spanish teacher and conductor of the newly forming flute choir at the high school, will travel to Costa Rica to donate recorders to an elementary school.

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.

That’s A Wrap, 3 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library, drink hot cocoa and wrap presents. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

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.

“Books for Breakfast,” 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This event is designed to give families a chance to spend time together. Enjoy books, crafts, hot drinks and breakfast for free. Those who attend will be entered in a raffle to win a prize. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

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.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

30th Annual Christmas Dinner, noon in the John Hancock Lodge Hall, 275 Broadway, Methuen. Hosted by the Masons of John Hancock Lodge. Those who are alone on Christmas Day or who find themselves short of funds are welcome to enjoy a turkey dinner. Santa may also make a call. 603-490-3316.

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.

Teen Coffee House, 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Talented teens are wanted. Artists, singers, musicians and poets are encouraged to perform. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Thursday, Dec. 27

“Book Chat,” 10 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Hear which new fiction and nonfiction titles are getting the best reviews and share with the group. Also features author-talk alerts, e-reader demonstrations, staff picks, and more. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

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.

Visit by local author Frank Paolini, 11 a.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. Paolini will sign copies of his new children’s book, “Gustov and Me.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. 603-382-6733.

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.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 3

Mystery & Suspense Book Club meeting, 7 p.m. at the Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, Danville. M.C. Beaton’s “Kissing Christmas Goodbye” will be discussed. 603-382-6733.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Open House, 1 to 2 p.m. at Family Cooperative Preschool, 565 Osgood St., on Edgewood Farm, North Andover. Meet the director and teachers, tour the school house, and enjoy the rural setting with opportunities for nature exploration. 978-682-4012, familycoop.org.

Monday, Jan. 7

Creative Cafe — Monthly Craft Night, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Meet other crafters and work on projects. Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts. The group meets on the first open Monday of each month. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Conversational English Group Winter session, 10 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Weekly sessions for students who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. Registration requested. 978-475-4602.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

“Designing with House Plants,” 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. Presented by the North Andover Garden Club. Master gardener Donna Lane, owner of Lane Interiors and Gardens in Norwood, will demonstrate different ways of displaying plants in the home. Grouping, scale, location, and presentation techniques will also be discussed. Some plants will be raffled to audience members. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

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 info@salemfamilyresources.org, 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 info@salemfamilyresources.org, salemfamilyresources.org.

“The Great Penguin Rescue,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. With local penguin expert and award-winning author Dyan deNapoli, and author, naturalist, and photographer John Rockwood. Registration requested. Snow date is Jan. 29. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Topic will be “Interviews.” Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

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.

“Winter Birds of New England,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Presented by John Rockwood, professional photographer, naturalist, lecturer, and published author. Registration requested. Snow date is Jan. 29. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Winter Book Sale Preview Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. $20 admission per person, free for Friends members. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Friday, Jan. 25

Winter Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Winter Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Winter Book Sale, 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Monday, Jan. 28

Monday Movie Night, 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD after watching it. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Topic will be “Follow-Up Interviews.” Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Los Sugar Kings in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.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.