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October 19, 2012

Community Calendar


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Children’s Halloween Costume Party, noon to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes games, treats, activities by Little Sprouts. Rain date is Oct. 28. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Solstice Sackbuts performance, 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. David Lindsey, Alan Johnson, and Leslie Havens on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass trombones. Supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Free Introduction to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The free one-hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, registered yoga teacher. 978-886-7944, unionstudioyoga.com.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 200 Broadway, Methuen. Sponsored by the Methuen American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Post 122, in their efforts to support the Haverhill Veterans’ Outreach Program. Free admission. Psychic tarot and oracle card readers, as well as a medium, will offer readings for $20. Several vendor and craft tables will be set up. Additional vendors/crafters needed. 978 771-2718.

Walk for Awareness, 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Park. The walk will begin in the Lincoln Avenue parking lot. Registration and sign in starts at 1 p.m. This is a dog and family friendly fundraiser to support children in the dialysis unit at Children’s Hospital Boston and to raise organ transplant awareness. 978-521-5659.

A Methuen Historical Society Event, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tenney Grammar School, 75 Pleasant St., Methuen. Daniel Tenney III will give a talk on the Tenney family. Refreshments to follow. methuenhistoricalsociety.org.

Annual Celebrations Expo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Free admission. Meet some of the area’s party specialists who can help make one’s event a success. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Ecumenical Taize Service, 7 p.m. at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. The candlelight meditation service is modeled on the services held at the Taize community in France. It involves singing and listening to the word of God in an atmosphere of silence and peace. 978-372-3463, grovelanducc.org.

“Lithuanians in the Lawrence Strike of 1912,” 1 p.m. in the Lawrence State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St. Features the third victim of the strike, Jonas Smolskas. Also includes Lithuanian refreshments and music. 978-685-4478.

Methuen rail Trail Cleanup, 8:30 a.m. in the paved area behind the New England Shed Co., off of Union Street. The committee will be cutting back growth on both sides of the trail going south. Get a little exercise and meet the people who maintain the trail. Coffee and snacks will be provided. methuenrailtrail.org.

Pot Luck Supper, 2 to 5 p.m. at the East Parish Meeting House, Middle Road, Haverhill. Neighbors can get together and share recipes. A silent auction will be held to raise monies for a $500 scholarship to be given to a Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School senior at graduation to use toward his/her field of study. Membership dues will be collected at this time, $10 for families, $5 for singles. Everyone is asked to bring a pot luck meal. Standard items on the menu each year are Swedish meatballs, baked beans, mulled cider, chicken/broccoli casserole, squash and desserts. All are welcome. 978-372-2652.

“Italy in Song,” 2:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 34 Common St., Lawrence. Features Italian musician Ferdinando Argenti, vocals and piano. Presented by Lawrence Ladies Lodge No. 2026, Order Sons of Italy in America. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Rolling Thunder MA1’s POW/MIA dedication ceremony, noon at Sal’s Restaurant, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. A seat at Sal’s Restaurant will be dedicated to the country’s missing soldiers and will remain empty in honor of each and every one. rollingthuderma1.org.

“Landscape painting in textile” demonstration with artist Carol Dearborn, 2 p.m. at the East Mill Art Space, 21 High St., North Andover. Hosted by the Andovers Artists Guild. Free for members, $5 for guests. andoversartistsguild.org.

Concert to benefit Family Promise, 2 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, Derry. Presented by “Let’s Play Music,” a group of area music teachers. Donations will be accepted and proceeds from refreshments and raffle items will go to Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County, a network of churches that feed, house, and help homeless families.

Heritage Sunday program, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Old Burial Ground, Academy Road at Court Street, North Andover. See a map of all the gravestones. Explore the burying ground where the first church was located in 1645. Learn about gravestone restoration. Meet the Fannins, the gravestone preservation specialists who have documented, reset and restored many of the stones. Free. Call the North Andover Historical Society in the event of bad weather. 978-686-4035.

Oct. 21 & 28

“The Art of Icon Painting” workshops, 1 to 4 p.m. at Nichols Village, 54 Main St., Groveland. With Marina Forbes, Russian icon maker, teacher and lecturer. The hands-on studio workshop is for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons. The program will include a discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making. Students will create their own icons using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. No painting experience is required. Experienced artists are also welcome. 603-332-2255, email marina@anylanguage.org, MarinaForbes.com.

Sundays through Nov. 18

Free Running Clinic, 8 a.m. at Starbucks, 14 Main St., Andover. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Striders. For individuals and families to get ready for the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race. Trainees will get a T-shirt. Email lanappv27@gmail.com.

Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 9

Free Intro to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. For those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The one hour class will teach the principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, RYT. 978-886-7944, email contact@unionstudioyoga.com, unionstudioyoga.com.

Oct. 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28

“CASTLE of FEAR,” after dark at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Coupons online. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Monday, Oct. 22

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Zion Bible College, 320 South Main St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“Fostering Animals: A Way to Connect as a Family,” 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For all Ages. Michael and Kelly McDermott and Danielle Raftery will talk about fostering dogs and cats. They will address concerns, share stories of animals they’ve fostered, and the benefits of helping animals as a family. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Presidential Series, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Video features President William Henry Harrison. 978-983-8825.

Oct. 22 & 23

Senior Flu Clinics, 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday and 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Town Hall Center Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. For ages 60 and over. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

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.

Oct. 22 & 29

Learn to Draw with Frank Sadowski, 10 a.m. at the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 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.

“Let’s Create: Cards,” at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Learn how to create handmade cards for the season. Create several cards using rubber stamps, coordinating papers, and embellishments. Presented by Diane Giarrusso, librarian and Stampin’ Up demonstrator. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Harry Allen 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.

International Film Series: “Leolo,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Hosted by the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Haverhill Chapter and Knights of Columbus Council 202. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Ladies’ Tea, 1 p.m. at the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Gus Reusch will speak about Norman Rockwell. Call to sign up. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Coffee Time with Ron Marsan & Paul Iannuccillo, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Informational Talk: Question 2 Forum, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The talk will provide information on physician assisted suicide. 978-983-8825.

COOKING CLASS: “Root Vegetables...Autumn Dinner,” 6:15 p.m. at Veasey Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. Prepare a harvest meal using farm-fresh local vegetables. The 2 1/2 hour hands-on class includes instruction, recipes, and a meal at the end of the evening. $55. Pre-registration required. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

Visit by author Michael Tougias, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Tougias will give a narrated slide presentation titled, “400 Miles Down the Connecticut River.” The program is based on the author’s book, “River Days: Exploring the Connecticut River from Source to Sea.” A question and answer period and book signing will follow. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org, michaeltougias.com.

Pumpkin Story Time, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Read a pumpkin story or two, do some pumpkin explorations and experiments and then get to work carving the library’s pumpkin. Participants may bring a simple, favorite fall snack to share. Cider will be provided. For all ages. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Tuesdays Oct. 23 through Dec. 4

Tai Chi Classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. $75. No class Nov. 6. Practice this gentle motion sequence to reduce stress, improve health, balance, digestion, concentration, immune function, increase energy and bone density. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

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.

Oct. 23, 24, 30 & 31

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

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Tambakos Film Series: “The Tempest,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

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.

Meet & Greet with Candidate for Register of Deeds Brian Corrigan, 9 to 10 a.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St.

“Weird Science,” 4 to 5 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Make slime, ooblik, invisible ink, and more. For children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Participants should be prepared to experiment, get messy, and be amazed. Registration is not required. 603-329-6411, email pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Free caregivers event, 5 to 8 p.m. at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., 360 Merrimack St., Building 5, third floor, Lawrence. The program is called “Rewarding Our Caregivers: Relax, Refuel and Refresh.” The keynote speaker will be Joanne Fontaine, a geriatric care manager of Pro–Active Eldercare. This event’s goal is for caregivers to take a break, relax and reenergize themselves with free activities such as reflexology, chair massages, polarity and yoga demonstrations. A reality room will also be available for caregivers to experience the Virtual Dementia Tour designed and led by Right at Home. Includes dinner and dessert, door prizes, raffles, relaxing activities and the opportunity to meet caregivers and professionals alike. Registration required. 978-946-1433, email bsisson@esmv.org.

Methuen Scholarship Foundation annual meeting, in Sanborn Hall, Quinn Building, Methuen. Open to the public. New members welcome. Free. 978-683-9486.

Open House & Annual Meeting, 4 to 7 p.m. at Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc., 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence. Light refreshments will be available from 4 to 5:30 p.m., when the business part of the annual meeting will begin. Registration requested. 978-687-4288, email kfarrell@nilp.org.

Merrimack Valley Quilter’s Guild meeting, 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Read to Dixie, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign-up for one 15-minute session with Dixie the READ dog. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Farrel, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H.

Farrel, author of “A List of ‘Miracles’ and Daring to Tell,” will share her insights into nature and how she came to be a writer. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. 603-898-7064.

Oct. 24 through Nov. 3

“Art at the Library,” 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. An artist reception will be held on Oct. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Buy original fine art, fine crafts, prints, cards in support of the library’s annual scholarship fund. 978-686-4080, nevinslibrary.org.

Wednesdays Oct. 24 through Nov. 21

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maternal Health & Fitness, 7 Hodges St., North Andover. The class will teach the phases and stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and labor support. 978-738-8080, maternalhealthandfitness.com.

Oct. 24 & 31

Zumba Gold, 10:30 a.m. at the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. $5 per class. Open to all. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Fuel Assistance Forum, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Mayor Steve Zanni. Speakers include Linda Soucy of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc, Veterans Agent Tom Hargreaves and representatives from National Grid and Columbia Gas. Learn about the different public and private programs that are available to reduce energy costs and provide payment assistance. While primarily focused on programs for seniors, all homeowners are invited. 978-983-8506.

“Paid Up Supper,” 6 p.m. cocktails, dinner at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Hosted by the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel of Andover. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Free Senior Supper, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Paul Iannuccillo, candidate for register of deeds. Space is limited. Reservations are required and must be made by Oct. 19. Tickets are available in the office. 978-983-8825.

Zumba plus (slower pace), 1 p.m. at the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Includes a variety of dance music and styles for seniors. All are welcome. $4. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Methuen Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Restaurant, Methuen. Includes dinner, business meeting, project plans and guest speakers. Those interested in discovering more about eye research and services for the visually impaired are invited to attend. Email methuenlionsclub@gmail.com.

“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. The monthly Book Chats also feature author-talk alerts, e-reader demonstrations, staff picks, and more. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Greater Salem Artists Association, 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

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

Oct. 25 & Nov. 14

Municipal training workshops, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission offices, 160 Main St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and Citizen Planner Training Collaborative. “Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards: Part 2” will be on Oct. 25. “Special Permits & Variances” will be on Nov. 14. Atty. Pamela Brown of Brown & Brown, PC, will be the instructor. Cost is $30 per workshop and attendees will earn MIIA credits. On-line registration available. 413-545-2188, umass.edu/masscptc, email nlavallee@mvpc.org.

Friday, Oct. 26

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital: John Scott, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features works by Bach, Schumann and Widor. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

A Moment in Time presents “A Tribute to Benny Goodman,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Features the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra and Ken Peplowski. Tickets $35 at the door, $30 in advance, $25 for seniors and students in advance. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Sports Club, 307 Lowell St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley YMCA, 129 Haverhill St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Adult Scrabble, 10:30 a.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Yoga with Mary Van Abs, 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Includes chair exercises, gentle stretching and mats. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Meet the Candidate Pasta Dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe St., Methuen. Hosted by Kathleen O’Connor Ives, candidate for State Senate in the First Essex District. All are welcome to enjoy a free family-style dinner, meet the candidate and discuss issues facing the Merrimack Valley.

Oct. 26-28

“Willy Wonka,” 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Saturday, Oct. 27

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

Second Annual Harvest Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Attendees will be treated to tables of handmade crafts by local artisans, gifts and treasures for sale, a Country Kitchen, Grammy’s Attic/Chic Boutique, and a sit-down meal at the Delicious Diner. Take a family photo in the pumpkin patch. Free admission. 978-994-1447.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whittier Rehab Hospital, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Annual Fall Fair, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Jaffarian Hall, St. Gregory Armenian Church of the Merrimack Valley, 158 Main St., North Andover. Features a country store, Armenian pastries, an Armenian gift table, raffles and a white elephant table. The menu includes shish, losh or chicken kebabs, a kheyma plate made to order, salad and vegetarian plates. Eat in or take out. Children 10 and under wearing a Halloween costume will receive a prize. 978-685-5038.

Tag Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Refreshment/light lunch will be available for a nominal fee. Sponsored by the Board of Missions.

Northern Essex Community College Open House, 10 a.m. to noon in the Hartleb Technology Center, TC-103A/B, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Visitors can take a tour of the campus, learn about financial aid, and explore the college’s more than 70 academic programs. Topics to be discussed will include transfer options after graduating, support services available, and the many clubs, sports, and other opportunities available. Geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their families as well as adult students who are considering returning to school. 978-556-3700, email admissions@necc.mass.edu, necc.mass.edu.

2012 NEW ENGLAND ThinkFest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) at this hands-on festival. Engage in designing CD cars, wind sail rafts, water dams and towers. Perform science experiments, solve math puzzles, and explore how trebuchet catapults work. Create designs to win prizes through hands-on challenges. Meet engineers and scientists as they aid participants in design challenges. Features demonstrations from the Boston Museum of Science. Sponsored by the college and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. Families are welcome to bring their elementary and middle school children. Register on-line or at the door. Free admission. Email reynoldsj@merrimack, merrimack.edu.

Food Drive, 8 a.m. to noon at Timberlane Plate Glass, 108 Main St., Plaistow. Hosted by the Plaistow Lions Club. The club will accept all non-perishable food items. Donations will go directly to the Holy Angels Food Pantry.

COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DAY, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wakefield-Vette, 33 Bridge St., Pelham. For all ages. Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest, 1 to 1:30 p.m. Prizes for first, second and third place. Also includes a moon walk house, plant tours, music, raffles, prizes. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs, snacks, popcorn, cotton candy, apples, cider and candy will be offered.

Saturdays through November

Open Houses, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Methuen Village Assisted Living. The building’s model apartment, community amenities and supportive services geared to help seniors remain independent will be showcased. The public is invited to drop in for a tour or book a private appointment. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Sunday, Oct. 28

“Let’s Create: Mandalas,” 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Work with colors, shapes, and patterns to create mandalas using pen, pastel, colored pencil, and collage. Presented by Karen Beaver. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

BRUINS ALUMNI BENEFIT GAME, 4 p.m. at The Rinks at Exeter. Boston Bruins alumni will take on the Sanborn Indians, which include players from the new Sanborn ice hockey team, parents and friends. Advance tickets can be purchased at Sanborn Regional High School or at the ice rink. Sanborn ice hockey players will also have tickets for sale. If tickets are not sold out by game day, then they will be sold at the door. Tickets $10, free for children under 4. The money raised will be used to fund the new Sanborn Regional High School ice hockey program. Raffles and Bruins memorabilia will be sold. Email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Ultimate 5K All-Terrain Ghost Run, 9 a.m. at the Sandlots, 55 North Road, Sandown. Dress like a ghost or in white. Color will be added along the run. Be sure to protect one’s hair. The all-terrain 5K run includes sand dunes, woods, water, mud and grass. Free T-shirt to everyone who finishes. Cost is $25 per person, $75 for teams of four, $50 for families in advance. Add $5 to registration fee on race day. Heats will start 20 minutes apart. All proceeds will go to Ultimate Cheer to cover competition fees and expenses. Go on-line to sign up. Email ultimatectc@hotmail.com, eteamz.com/deesultimatecheer.

Eighth annual Ghoul School, noon to 3 p.m. at the North Andover High School. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea!” Features a magic show with magician B.J. Hickman, Winelda the Witch, a cookie walk, games, fortune tellers, entertainment and refreshments. Tickets $10 per child, free for adults. Sponsored by the North Andover Rotary Club. All proceeds will benefit the club’s charitable programs, including scholarships for North Andover students, the Bike Bank, Rotary Youth Exchange and international relief projects.

Monday, Oct. 29

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in The Eagle-Tribune’s Education Center, 100 Turnpike St., North Andover. Positive ID required. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“Haunted Lighthouses,” 6 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Jeremy D’Entremont will share stories of spooky, spine-tingling lighthouse experiences and photography. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Movie afternoon, 12:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. “My Week with Marilyn” will be screened. Call to reserve a seat. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Halloween Pizza & Bingo Party, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Shaun Toohey, candidate for State Senate and City Councilor Jeanne Pappalardo. Wear a costume to win prizes. 978-983-8825.

Meet the Candidate Pasta Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. Hosted by Kathleen O’Connor Ives, candidate for State Senate in the First Essex District. All are welcome to enjoy a free family-style dinner, meet the candidate and discuss issues facing the Merrimack Valley.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

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

Jocko’s Jazz: The Kenny Hadley 16-piece Big Band, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

“How to Go to College...Without Going Broke,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chateau Restaurant, 131 River Road, Andover. College Planning Services will present a free dinner seminar on college financing. Reservations required. 978-462-1666, CollegePlanningServices.org.

Free Movie Screening, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “Dark Shadows,” starring Johnny Depp, will be shown. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Oct. 30 & Nov. 1

Auditions for “The Full Monty,” 7 p.m. at ACT Andover’s rehearsal space, 250 Canal St., fourth floor, Lawrence. Email charlesgracey@actandover.com, actandover.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Tambakos Film Series: “The Phantom of the Opera,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CBRE Richard Ellis, 1 Tech Drive, Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Buffet Luncheon with Sing Along, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Jack Wilson, candidate for register of deeds. 978-983-8825.

Book Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Joan Fardella will lead a discussion on “House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 603-898-7064.

Thursday, Nov. 1

“Do It Yourself Part D” Workshop, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University, 25 Pelham Road, Room 311, third floor, Salem, N.H. Hosted by Rockingham County ServiceLink. Learn how to enter one’s own medications, compare Medicare drug plans and enroll in a drug plan using the Medicare Plan Finder. Participants are requested to bring a list of their medications with dosage and frequency information and their Medicare card. Enrollment for both sessions is limited. Call to register. 603-893-9769.

Coffee Time with Kathleen O’Connor Ives, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. 978-374-2388.

Friday, Nov. 2

Fall Wine Tasting & Silent Auction event, at Elks Lodge, 652 Andover St., Lawrence. Hosted by ACT Andover. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Features, live entertainment, wine, and food and desserts from local restaurants and caterers. Open to the public, but space is limited. Call for tickets. 978-276-9568.

An evening with Julie Silver, at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Beginning with a shortened Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. with the Junior Choir and the Religious School Chorus. After the service, Silver will perform some contemporary Jewish music. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Fall Book Sale, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Includes a silent auction and sale of select books, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library. Hardcover, paperback and children’s books will be for sale, as well as VHS videos, DVDs, CDs and audio books; priced from $.25 to $5. Free admission. 978-686-1557.

Nov. 2 & 3

“Hansel & Gretel,” 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Doherty Middle School, 50 Barlet St., Andover. Presented by Treble Chorus of New England and its choristers. Tickets $16 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. 978-794-4600, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

Nov. 2 & 8

Adult Flu Clinics, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Town Hall Center Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. For ages 19 and up. A pediatric vaccine will not be given this year. 978-372-1101, GrovelandMA.com.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Seventh annual Wine & Art Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. in the Main Building, Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. The event is a fundraiser for the park. Price includes all food, drink and live entertainment by the Pentucket Jazz Band. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Must be over 21. 978-521-9345, wineandartreception.org.

Annual Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features assorted crafts, a raffle, a luncheon snack bar, pastry shop, jewelry table, hourly drawings and a gift shop table. Free admission. 978-983-8825.

Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Hosted by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library. Hardcover, paperback and children’s books will be for sale, as well as VHS videos, DVDs, CDs and audio books; priced from $.25 to $5. Free admission. 978-686-1557.

Fall Open House, 10 a.m. to noon at The Andover School of Montessori (ASM), 400 South Main St., Andover. ASM is a pre-K through grade 8 school. 978-475-2299, ext. 33, andovermontessori.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Wine & Art Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. Come and support the park. Includes wine, food and art by over 40 artists will be on view and for sale. Live music by the Pentucket Jazz Band. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 978-521-9345.

Eli Hops “Playing for Hope” event, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Haverhill Amvets’ Function Room, 575 Primrose St. Vendors and set-up start at 9:30 a.m. Eli Hops is a group that was founded in December 2010 by David Herrera to raise awareness and funds for Autism and other special needs causes. The fundraiser will benefit Family & Community Connections: Special Needs and Community Pre-Educational Playgroups. Attendees are asked for a donation at the door of which 100 percent goes to the cause. All of the day’s activities are at no cost to the attendee and include yo-yo and top instruction and demonstrations, face painting, live music, martial arts demonstrations, dance performances, juggling/acrobatics, story time, and more. Everyone is welcome to attend. 978-374-2198, 978-994-3848, email elihopsforhope@gmail.com, facebook.com/elihopsforhope.

Nov. 3 & 4

Christmas Wreath & Decoration Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Tenney Gate House, 37 Pleasant St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Historical Society. Decorated Christmas wreathes and decorations will be on sale in the historic building. 978-683-2252.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library Fall Book Sale, noon to 3 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Hosted by the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library. Hardcover, paperback and children’s books will be for sale, as well as VHS videos, DVDs, CDs and audio books; priced from $.25 to $5. Free admission. 978-686-1557.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanu–El, 514 Main St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Free Piano Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m. in Northern Essex Community College’s Technology Center, Haverhill campus. Offered by NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich. Piano players will have the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. necc.mass.edu.

Psychic Fair Fundraiser & Vendor Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 6 Main St., Pelham. Fair will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Free admission. Psychic tarot and oracle card readers as well as a medium, will offer readings for $20. Vendor and craft tables will be set up. Additional vendors/crafters needed. 978-771-2718.

Monday, Nov. 5

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.

Shawsheen Village Woman’s Club meeting, 1 p.m. at Tactician Corporation, 305 North Main St., Andover. The topic will be “Andover History.” 978-475-4481.

Coffee Time with Kathleen O’Connor Ives, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Informational Talk: Medicare 2013, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by Susan Cripps of Elder Services’ SHINE program. 978-983-8825.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Meet Mariposa’s renowned artist/designer/sculptor Michael Updike, 5 to 8 p.m. at Rose & Dove, 579 Chickering Road, North Andover. 978-689-4141.

Nov. 8, 9 & 10

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Presented by the Onstagers Dramatic Society of Merrimack College. Tickets $10. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Friday, Nov. 9

Seventh Annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in St. Lucy’s Church Hall, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Hosted by Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley, the event will benefit local foster children. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. Buy tickets at the Giordano Family Methuen Karate Association, 76 Bonanno Court, Methuen. Donations are welcome in lieu of tickets. 978-683-2220, fosterkidsmv.org.

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

Nov. 9 & 10

Snowflake Fair, 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Groveland Congregational Church, junction of Main and King streets. A roast beef dinner and prize drawing will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the fair or by phone. Includes homemade baked goods and treats, handmade crafts, jewelry, and more. Local artisan crafters will also offer handmade items. Meals will be available throughout both days. 978-372-3463.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Janis Ian in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $30. 978-397-9453, crossroadscoffeehouse.org, JanisIan.com.

Indoor Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Reserve a 6 foot table for $15 or an 8 foot table for $25. 978-686-4445.

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.

“Night of Cigars,” 6 p.m. to midnight at the Plaistow Fish and Game, 18 May Ray Ave. Presented by the Plaistow Lions Club and sponsored by Cigars Etc. and Perdomo Cigars. Attendees will be handed a bag of cigars, three tickets to sample various whiskeys or scotch. A steak tip and chicken dinner will be provided by the Chicken Connection. Also includes give-a-ways and a silent sports auction. Tickets $100. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will go toward the club’s charitable projects such as Thanksgiving baskets and the Santa Fund. 617-270-3803, 603-498-8266, email plaistownh.lions@gmail.com.

66th Annual Turkey Raffle, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Atkinson Fire Station, 1 Academy Ave. Hosted by the Atkinson Firefighters Association. Area businesses have donated many goods and services that will be included in the auction. The public is invited to an evening of raffles and refreshments. Proceeds generated from this event will be used to purchase much needed life safety equipment for the fire department.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Timberlane Youth Soccer League’s (TYSL) annual election of officers, 6:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, Room 2. The quarterly board meeting will follow the election. Elected officer positions include president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. In 2013, officers will meet every second Sunday (with the exception of July and December) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sandown Town Hall. Write a short summary of qualifications and email nhtysl@timberlaneyouthsoccer.org if planning to run for a position.

Israeli Folk Dance Workshop, 7 to 10 p.m. at Osgood Landing, 1580 Osgood St., North Andover. Presented by Ira Weisburd, internationally recognized dance choreographer and teacher. Open to the public. Admission is $10 with pre-registration before Nov. 7 or $12 at the door. The program, geared for dancers of all ages, has been arranged by the Merrimack Valley Israeli dance group. It is co-sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation. Both circle and line dances will be taught, so no partner is needed. 978-388-6995, email arlineferguson@gmail.com.

Third Annual Veterans’ Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Reliefs’ Inn, The Firefighters Club, (former Knights of Columbus), 1 Market St., Lawrence. Hosted by Lawrence City Councilor-At-Large Roger Twomey. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham, muffins, doughnuts, fruit, coffee, tea, juice and more. $5 donation per person, free for veterans.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

New Suffolk University president to meet with alumni, 6 p.m. at the Andover Country Club, Trumpeter Room, 60 Canterbury St. President James McCarthy will hold a reception to meet with alumni in the North Shore/Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire areas. Free admission. RSVP, email acoletta@suffolk.edu.

Line Dancing, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

“Holiday Arrangements from your Yard,” 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. Hosted by the North Andover Garden Club. Betty Sanders, master gardener, will give the presentation. Learn how to make evergreens into the basis of decorative arrangements. All of the arrangements made by Sanders will be raffled off to audience members. This meeting is shared with the Village Garden Club of Andover. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

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.

Zumba Gold, 10:30 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Stephanie Smith. 978-372-1101.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

“How to Conduct Oral Interviews & Connect With the Living Past,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Lori Lyn Price, a professional genealogical speaker, will focus on connecting with ancestors via social history, an aspect of genealogy that brings ancestors’ traditions and culture to life. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

Zumba Plus, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

Friday, Nov. 16

Silent Movie Night, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Two comedies will be screened: “The Mystery of the Leaping Fish” and “A Sailor-Made Man.” With organ accompanist, Peter Edwin Krasinski. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Lee W. Malone and Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Yoga, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Mary Van Abs. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Merrimack Valley Idol, 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover. Hosted by Quota International of Andover. The singing competition will feature a dinner, silent and live auctions, a wine raffle and a cash bar. For tickets, email lhadad@comcast.net.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Advent Christian Church of Haverhill, 160 Carleton St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Sunday, Nov. 18

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Masons, 43 Jackson St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Monday, Nov. 19

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. in Presentation of Mary’s Dupre Center, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Learn to Draw with Frank Sadowski, 10 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Line Dancing, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Zumba Gold, 10:30 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Stephanie Smith. 978-372-1101.

Thursday, Nov. 22

25th Annual Feaster Five Road Race, Kid’s Fun Run at 7:45 a.m., 5 Mile/5K at 8:30 a.m. on Main street at the corner of Route 133 and Route 28 in Andover. The race will end at Brickstone Square. Proceeds will benefit the Merrimack Valley YMCA, and will support the Andover/North Andover YMCA expansion project. Registration closes on Nov. 17 or when the field size limit reaches 10,000. Register on-line, feasterfive.com.

Friday, Nov. 23

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 (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Nov. 24 & 25

Sanborn Ice Hockey Holiday Craft Fair, at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston. Crafters wanted. Reserve an 8-ft. table now for $50. Make checks payable to Sanborn Athletics and mail to Dena Bouzianis, 9 Maple St., Kingston, NH 03848. Include name, address, email, phone number and brief description of the items. 207-351-5338, email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Monday, Nov. 26

Learn to Draw with Frank Sadowski, 10 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. 978-372-1101.

Movie Afternoon, 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. “The Vow” will be screened. 978-372-1101.

Tuesday, Nov. 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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Rite–Aid, 176 Haverhill St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Line Dancing, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Senior Knitting & Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Offers an opportunity for knitters and crafters to sell their items and for holiday shoppers to purchase handmade items. 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

Informational Talk: Learn about the Medicare Program, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Presented by MassPro. 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 (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Zumba Gold, 10:30 a.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Stephanie Smith. 978-372-1101.

Thursday, Nov. 29

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

Zumba Plus, 1 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Susan Tribble. 978-372-1101.

Friday, Nov. 30

Tony Kenny’s “Christmas Time in Ireland,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $30 at the door, $25 in advance, $22 in advance for seniors and students. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Yoga, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Groveland Council on Aging, Town Hall, 183 Main St. With instructor, Mary Van Abs. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cocoa with Santa, 9 a.m. noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes activities by Little Sprouts, treats, and cocoa. $7 for children, $5 for adults. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Fourth Annual Christmas Carnival & Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Activities include games, prizes, sweet shop, raffle baskets and a visit by Santa. Presented by the parish’s PTO. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the school’s Snack Shack. The goal is to make this area a place for the students to sell products and food items. Call if interested in making a donation or renting a table. 978-457-3455.

St. James Parish Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. James School, 415 Primrose St., Haverhill. Many vendors, crafts, food and Santa.

Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 1-29

“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.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features “Music Maximus.” A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Emmaus, Inc. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music and displays. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Kristen Miller in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.org, kristenmillermusic.com.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organ, Betty Rines and John Schnell, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved $15, children $5. Call 781-593-5039 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by Appleton Eye Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Haverhill Rotary, Methuen Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Offers artisans, crafters, vendors, gift items, door prizes and more. Admission $2 per person. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.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.

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.