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 firstname.lastname@example.org.