Oct. 7, 14, 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 email@example.com, MarinaForbes.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
“Let’s Create: Zentangle,” 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Create artwork through repetitive patterns. Presented by Emily Classon, librarian and certified Zentangle teacher. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.
Jocko’s Jazz: The Fred Buda Quintet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.
Performance by guitarist Paul Wayne, 10 a.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Wayne will play the music of Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffett. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Foxwoods Resort Casino trip, 7 a.m. departure from the VFW Post 8349 parking lot, 26 River St., Methuen. Return at 7 p.m. $30 per person. Includes a buffet food voucher, Keno voucher. Payment must be received by Sept. 26. Call to reserve a seat. 978-688-6647.
45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. All are welcome. Sign up in the office. 978-983-8825.
Interactive Forum on Voting, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Mayor Steve Zanni and City Clerk Tina Touma-Conway. Topics include how to register to vote, voting by absentee ballot, and upcoming deadlines. Following the presentation, Touma-Conway will accept questions from residents. 978-983-8506.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Open to writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. The group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.