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April 21, 2013

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“Brigadoon,” 2 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Presented by Pentucket Players Inc. Tickets are $24. 978-521-9259, MVArts.info.

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. 978-457-6900.

Through April 28

“Spring Brunch” Cooking Classes, offered at several different locations. The brunch menu celebrates all of the fresh foods and flavors of the spring season. The hands-on cooking class includes instruction and recipes, followed by a meal. Online registration and class schedules available. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

Monday, April 22

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 111 Merrimack St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Monday Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Argo” will be screened. Call to reserve a seat. 978-372-1101.

“Free Legal Monday” with Atty. Elaine Dalton, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call to make a 15-minute appointment. 978-372-1101.

Informational Session: Department of Transitional Assistance Listening Tour, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. All are welcome. 978-983-8825.

“Stewards of the Earth: Hadassah & Israel“ Presentation, 7:15 to 9 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 501 South Main St., Andover. Hadassah New England hosts Barbara Goldstein, who will make the presentation. Free, but registration requested. 781-455-9055.

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.

“Greenscaping,” 7 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Learn how to reduce outdoor water use with effective yard care and landscaping practices, rain gardens, native plant gardens with drought-tolerate plants, and alternatives to pesticides and herbicides. Sponsored by the Andover Department of Public Works and Greenscapes North Shore. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Eugene Maslov Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Ladies’ Tea, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Features the program “Scams and Fraud — Better Business Bureau” with Amy Schram. Cost is $4. Reservations are required. 978-372-1101.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children together. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Class is geared toward ages 3-6. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Wednesday, April 24

Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Training, 4 to 7 p.m. St. Ann’s Home and School, 100A Haverhill St., Methuen. Special Education Surrogate Parents volunteer to make education decisions for students whose parents are unable to do so. Federal education law requires that a student’s parents or guardians be included in the special education decision-making process. However, children in state custody whose parents are unknown or unavailable may not have anyone to fill that role. To serve these students, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has contracted with the Federation for Children with Special Needs and the EDCO Collaborative to implement the Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP). Registration required. Email one’s full name, phone number and the training date to rtsc@fcsn.org or call 617-399-8342. fcsn.org.

Intergenerational Prom, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by the Adopt-A-Grandparent Program. All are welcome. 978-983-8825.

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

Spring 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.

Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. ”Fasting, Feasting” by Anita Desai will be discussed. New members are welcome. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Kayden Guest Artist — Time for Three, 6:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, Andover. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the door; no advance ticket sales. Handicapped accessible. 978-749-4260, email music@andover.edu.

Division 8 — Lawrence Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians fundraiser, 5 to 10 p.m. at the Muddy Waters Pub and Restaurant, 940 Riverside Drive, Methuen. muddywaterspubandrestaurant.com.

“Planet Hunter” Program, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. An educator from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present an entertaining and interactive multi-media program. Free and open to the public. 603-329-6411.

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, April 25

Visit by local author, 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Titus Plomaritis will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Titus.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

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

Free Author Reading, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Elizabeth Graver and Hester Kaplan will read from their latest novels, “The End of the Point” and “The Tell.” Q&A and book signing to follow. 978-475-0143.

Grand re-opening of the Billiards Room, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

Student-run Spring Craft Fair, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Hill Middle School, 11 Cross St., Andover. Students and staff will be selling their creations. Purchase a gift, treat or decoration for the home. Items include handmade jewelry, original photography, air plants, headbands, clips, sewn creations, knitted creations, ceramics, baskets, hats, denim accessories, gift boxes, vegetable seedlings, potted plants, leaf skeleton origami, furniture. seaglass jewelry, handmade soaps, recycled items, beaded mobiles, ornaments, decoupage frames, glasses and more. No admission fee for shoppers.

Lawrence Catholic Academy Open House & Registration, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, 101 Parker St., Lawrence. For nursery through grade 8 students. Faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer any questions about school programs. Bring family and friends to tour the school, enjoy refreshments, win a door prize or take a stroll down memory lane. 978-683-5822, email jlicciardi@lawrencecatholicacademy.org.

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, through June 27

Alpha Course, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the DeClerck Gallery, 92 Newton Road, Plaistow. Explore the Christian faith. Includes a meal and discussion. Free admission. 603-490-4124.

Friday, April 26

“Simply Sinatra,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Starring Steve Lippia. All tickets are $35 at the door, $30 in advance, $25 in advance for seniors and students. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cedardale Health and Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Spring 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.

April 26, 27 & 28

“Annie,” 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St. Presented by Spotlight Playhouse. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Saturday, April 27

Annual Spring Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 390 Main St., North Andover. The $2-Bag Sale will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Bakery and light lunches will be available. 978-683-0671.

New Black Eagle Jazz Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Open seating. Tickets are $25 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Spring 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.

Earth Day Cleanup Event, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Campagnone Common, Lawrence. Free. 978-974-0770.

Mike O’Sullivan in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

Priceless Prom Gown Program Boutique Day, noon to 5 p.m. in the Stone Mill behind the Everett Mill, 15 Union St., Lawrence. Local financially-challenged students are encouraged to pick out the perfect prom gown and accessories for a $10 donation. 617-719-3328, pricelesspromgownprogram.com.

Dinner & entertainment night with Jerry Valley — Captivating Stage Hypnotist, 6:30 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show at Saint Patrick’s Parish Center, 11 East Kingston St., Lawrence. Hosted by Lawrence Catholic Academy, the show will benefit educational programs at the school. Tickets are $25 each. Includes dinner, raffles, door prizes. Doors will open at 6 p.m. 978-683-5822, ext. 19, lawrencecatholicacademy.net.

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, April 28

Andover Choral Society Concert, 3 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. “An Opera Gala” with arias, choruses, and ensembles from favorite operas will be performed. Tickets $20. Sponsored in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Handicapped accessible. 978-682-4050, andoverchoral.org.

Merrimack Chapter of Hadassah’s Champagne fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover Hotel, 63 River Bend Road. Egypt Expert and Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Eric Trager, will speak on the topic of “The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s Islamic Future.” Donations from the event will support the ongoing work of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel. RSVP by April 14. Email HadassahMV@gmail.com.

Spring 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.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, at the Methuen American Legion Hall, 200 Broadway. Sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary Post 122 to benefit K-9 for combat veterans. Mediumship, oracle and tarot card readings for $20. Bring photos of loved ones who have died to have a reading by a medium. There will also be several vendor tables for Mother’s Day shopping. 978-771-2718.

Monday, April 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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 April 29

Beginner’s Genealogy 101 Class, noon to 2 p.m. in Library Building A, Pailes Room, Northern Essex Community College. Cost is $30. Learn how to trace one’s ancestors and family history. 978-659-1225.

Tuesday, April 30

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Greg Hopkins Nonet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

“NASA & Alan Shepard” Presentation, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Presented by Dr. Mark McConnell, professor and chair of the physics department at the University of New Hampshire. Free. 603-329-6411.

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, May 2

Free Author Reading, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Lauren Scheuer will read from her memoir, “Once Upon a Flock.” Q&A and book signing to follow. 978-475-0143.

Friday, May 3

Special Lottery for grades 3-5, 11 a.m. at Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School, 675 Washington St., Haverhill. The lottery is for grades 3, 4 and 5 only. Applications are available at the school. All applications must be submitted to the school on or before April 30, in order to be included in the process. 978-374-3448.

MSPCA Hair of the Dog Wine Tasting & Art Show, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence. Sample wines and beers, food from Whole Foods, and enjoy the art work. The ninth annual event benefits MSPCA animals at Nevins Farm. Tickets are available online, at Shawsheen Village Liquors, Noble Family Adoption Center. Tickets are $25 per person, $30 at the door. 978-687-7453, ext. 6101, mspca.org.

Saturday, May 4

Los Sugar Kings in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, Old Center Hall, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Tickets $15. Open to all ages. crossroadscoffehouse.org.

Pop Farmers in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

“Rose Tea,” 1 to 3 p.m. at Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. A $15 donation is requested. 978-374-6253.

Sunday, May 5

Blue Mass honoring all public safety personnel in Greater Haverhill, 2 p.m. at All Saints Parish in Haverhill. A banquet will follow in the church hall. Awards and prizes will be offered in recognition of service. Family and friends are invited. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 202 in Haverhill. RSVP by April 5. 978-973-0437, email razorsedge1970@aol.com.

Annual Free Spring Concert, 3 p.m. at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Presented by the Training and Concert Choirs of the Treble Chorus of New England. The children will perform a variety of pieces. 978-470-TCNE, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

May 5 & June 2

Pancake Breakfasts, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 37 Main St., Salem, N.H. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis of Salem. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Salem. The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, sausages and beans. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, $12 for a family of three or more.

Tuesday, May 7

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

“Creative Feast” Edible Landscaping Program & Luncheon, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Part of the Andover Garden Club’s annual meeting. Liz Barbour of Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast will take attendees on a visual tour of her cottage-sized gardens to show how every inch can be used to maximize beauty and bounty with herbs, edible flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Following the slide presentation, Barbour will prepare luncheon dishes with fresh, healthy ingredients. Recipes will be provided. Free for members, $20 for guests $20 (includes refreshments and lunch). Reservations must be made by April 19. 978-475-7119, email pianopasta@comcast.net, thecreativefeast.com.

Chinese Buffet, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chief Wok Restaurant & Lounge, 224 North Broadway, Route 28, Salem, N.H. Join the extended Sherry family team to help fight cancer. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Salem. Suggested donation is $20 for adults, $1 per year of age for those under 18. chiefwok.com, main.acsevents.org/goto/sluggers2013.

Wednesday, May 8

Free Author Reading, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Local author, Domenica Ruta, will read from her memoir, “With or Without You.” Q&A and book signing to follow. 978-475-0143.

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

Thursday, May 9

“The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Robed in costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing. All tickets are $25 at the door, $22 in advance, $18 in advance for seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Free Author Reading, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. William Craig will read from his book, “Yankee Come Home.” Q&A and book signing to follow. 978-475-0143.

Free Home Buying Seminar, 6:30 p.m. at 280 Merrimack St., Unit B, Methuen. Meet with experts in the home buying process to learn and understand the steps of purchasing a home in today’s market. The seminar will be presented by realtors, a lender, an attorney and a home inspector. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call to reserve a seat. 978-835-9859, email cdibiasio@cocoearly.com.

Annual Arts/Crafts & Music Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes a craft exhibit, a jewelry table and lunch. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, May 11

The New England Tenors, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. All tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Colm O’Brien in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

Berkeley Retirement Home’s Annual May Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in First Calvary Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, corner of Route 125 and Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover. Jewelry, gifts, silent auction, baked goods, plants, books, and more will be available for purchase. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the residents of the Berkeley Retirement Home and Nursing Center.

Spring concert — “Music of the Americas,” 7:30 p.m. at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. Presented by My Own Voice, Concert and Schola Choirs of the Treble Chorus of New England. Includes music from Argentina, Haiti, North America, Mexico and more. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. 978-470-TCNE (8263), email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

Monday, May 13

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

Free eBook & eReader Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Learn how to download library eBooks to an eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App. This class is open to people with eReaders that have App capability. For patrons with other eReaders, the library is offering one-on-one classes. These classes are limited to eight people. Registration will open on April 29, at 9 a.m. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Tuesday, May 14

Participate in a Regional Community Conversation, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Sanborn Regional High School cafeteria, 17 Danville Road, Kingston. Sign in and enjoy refreshments at 6 p.m. UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Listens have been asked by NH’s nine regional planning commissions to design and host an opportunity for neighbors to talk with neighbors to identify local assets, local needs, and ways to effectively use limited government resources. Be a part of the conversation. On-site childcare will be available. This free event is open to all members of the greater Kingston area. Registration required. 603-862-0692, email michele.holt-shannon@unh.edu, nhlistens.org.

Thursday, May 16

Free Senior Supper, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 4 to 6 p.m. 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Police Department. Guest speaker, Maurice Pratt, will discuss senior bullying. Menu includes ziti and meatballs, bread, cake and coffee. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, May 18

Chris Haugh and Matt Ryan in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

Sunday, May 19

21st Greater Hampstead/Plaistow CROP Hunger Walk, 1 p.m. step-off ceremony beginning at Hampstead Congregational Church, 61 Main St. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate in the 1 mile or 10K walk around Sunset Lake. Held rain or shine. The goal is to reach $21,000 and take on the challenge grant from Feinstein that ends on April 30. Participating congregations/churches include: Hampstead Congregational Church, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church of Plaistow, Holy Angels Catholic Church, Atkinson Congregational Church, and Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church. Email amlake@comcast.net.

41st annual Sheep Shearing Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Old North Andover Common. Crafters are needed. 978-685-5320, 978-682-5212.

Free Intro to Yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into their first class. This free one hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor Connie Glore, RYT. 978-761-3433.

Monday, May 20

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

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Rep. Linda Dean-Campbell. 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, May 21

Exchange Club of Haverhill’s second annual Recognition Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. This annual event celebrates education, community, patriotism and partnerships and is exclusively sponsored by Pentucket Bank. Names of the award winners will be announced in April. Tickets are $20 per person. Includes hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, presentations and award ceremonies. Tickets will be on sale in early April. 978-373-5663, email jen@haverhillchamber.com, HaverhillExchangeClub.com.

Wednesday, May 22

2013 Organ Recital Series — Susan Ferré, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by The Savings Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Singer Tommy Rull will perform, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Council. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, May 23

Free Author Reading, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Kathryn Miles will read from her book, “All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship.” Q&A and book signing to follow. 978-475-0143.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. in Andover. The route will lead from the intersection of Elm and Florence streets to Main Street, to Punchard Avenue, Bartlet Street and end at The Park. There will be a collation in the Doherty Middle School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. for all parade participants. No political activity can be accommodated in and during the parade. In case of heavy rain, all observances will be held inside the Memorial Auditorium. Any civic, patriotic or fraternal organization wishing to march should call the Veterans’ Services Office, 978-623-8218.

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.

Wednesday, May 29

2013 Organ Recital Series — Karen Electra Christianson, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Edward and Susie Rowland. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

June 1-2

Fifth Annual Relay For Life Methuen/Merrimack Valley, 2 p.m. at the Methuen High School track. The overnight relay event raises money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. To participate, donate, start or join a team, visit main.acsevents.org. A registration fee is required to participate, but can be paid on the day of the relay. 781-314-2643.

Wednesday, June 5

2013 Organ Recital Series — K. Bryan Kirk, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by William H. Drury. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

June 5, 12, 19 & 26

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, June 6

Free Author Reading, 7 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Judith Schwartz will read from her book, “Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth.” Q&A and book signing to follow. 978-475-0143.

Saturday, June 8

The Locals in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

Monday, June 10

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

Wednesday, June 12

2013 Organ Recital Series — Stephen Hamilton, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Randy Steere. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, June 15

Colm O’Brien in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

Monday, June 17

“Look Good Feel Better,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing or have recently concluded cancer treatment. Receive a free cosmetic kit valued at over $200. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. 978-683-4000, ext. 8090.

Wednesday, June 19

2013 Organ Recital Series — William Ness, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Tallman Eye Associates. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, June 22

Chris Haugh and Matt Ryan in concert, at The Peddler’s Daughter, 45 Wingate St., Haverhill. No cover charge. 978-372-9555, thepeddlersdaughter.com.

Monday, June 24

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

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.

Wednesday, June 26

2013 Organ Recital Series — Frederick Hohman, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Willoughby Frederick and Emma Jacobson Watts Memorial Organ Recital. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, July 3

2013 Organ Recital Series — Leslie C.S. Teardo, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Broadhurst Tabit LLP. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Thursday, July 4

Free Concert, “Red, White and Blue Festival,” 2 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, July 8

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

Wednesday, July 10

2013 Organ Recital Series — Margaret Irwin-Brandon, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Kenneth T. Morse Memorial Organ Recital. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, July 11

Kenneth T. Morse Memorial Organ Recital: Margaret Irwin-Brandon, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, July 17

2013 Organ Recital Series — Peter Latona, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Salem Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, July 22

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

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.

Wednesday, July 24

2013 Organ Recital Series — Harry Lyn Huff, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Richard A. Kenney. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, July 31

2013 Organ Recital Series — Jung-A Lee, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. C. Marshall Caras Memorial Organ Recital. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Concert by organist Chandler Noyes, 3 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

2013 Organ Recital Series — David Enlow, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Campbell Steward. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Aug. 7, 14, 21 & 28

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Monday, Aug. 12

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

Wednesday, Aug. 14

2013 Organ Recital Series — Martin Schmeding, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Enterprise Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

2013 Organ Recital Series — Yun Kyong Kim, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Aug. 26

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

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

2013 Organ Recital Series — Michael S. Murray, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sponsored by Mark Dirksen - Keller Williams Realty. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Sept. 7 & 8

Gilbert & Sullivan: “Iolanthe,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Presented by the Methuen Young People’s Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets, mail order with check payable to MYPT (after Aug. 1), to Janet Jaber, 205 Forest St., Methuen, MA 01844-2333. Specify if tickets are to be held at the door or mailed back. Stamped return envelopes appreciated. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Sept. 9

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

Friday, Sept. 13

Fall Scholarship Fund Organ & Piano Concert, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Bruce Adami and Brian Jones. Sponsored by Georgetown Bank and Methuen Federal Credit Union. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Sept. 16

“Look Good Feel Better,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing or have recently concluded cancer treatment. Receive a free cosmetic kit valued at over $200. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. 978-683-4000, ext. 8090.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Children’s Program: “Peter & the Wolf,” 10 a.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. With Joyce Painter Rice, organist. English and Spanish narration. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Sept. 23

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

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.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Keith Lockhart & Friends, 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School. This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. Tickets are $35. 978-556-3870, mvarts.info, necc.mass.edu.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Friday, Oct. 18

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features organist Hector Olivera. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.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.

Friday, Nov. 1

Silent Movie: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Chandler Noyes, organ accompanist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Sponsored by Norm Jacob. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Nov. 4

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

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Mini Clinics, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center. No appointment necessary. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

Saturday, Nov. 9

150th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Diane Meredith Belcher, David Carrier, Douglas Major, Rosalind Mohnsen, Abbey Siegfried, and Peter Sykes, organists. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Nov. 18

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

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.

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. 978-623-8295, andoverma.gov.

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. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

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. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Monday, Dec. 9

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

Monday, Dec. 16

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

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.