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January 13, 2013

Community Calendar


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Boston Black Catholic Choir, 3 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Meyer Chambers has brought together members of the local black Catholic community to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Over their 20-year ministry, the choir has traveled nationally and internationally. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Lynne Lynch & the Classics, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Jan. 13 & 14

“Annie!” Auditions, 6:30 p.m. at the Spotlight Playhouse rehearsal space, 24 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. Performance dates: April 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., April 28 at 3 p.m. Children and adults are encouraged to audition and should prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show (but not a song from the show). A piano player will be provided, so auditioners should bring sheet music for their chosen song, and should also be ready to show their ability to move. 978-380-8509, email info@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Monday, Jan. 14

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

Mahjong, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Relay For Life Kick Off event, 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 37 Main St., Salem, N.H. Includes guest speaker, Dr. Juliann Chmielecki of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Dr. Chmielecki is actively researching the causes and potential cures for various cancers. Her work is funded by a post-doctoral research fellowship funded by the American Cancer Society. The funds for her research come directly from events such as the Relay For Life of Salem. Free admission. 1-800-227-2345.

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

Jan. 14 & 21

Treble Chorus of New England auditions, at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Auditions are for the Spring Season: Training (ages 7-9), Concert (ages 9-13), and Schola (ages 13-18). Regular rehearsals are held on Mondays; Training, 5 to 6 p.m., Concert 6 to 7:30 p.m., Schola, 6 to 8 p.m. There is also a free optional music theory class for the choristers for 30 minutes before each rehearsal. Call or email to schedule an audition. 978-470-TCNE, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.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.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Presentation by Charlie Appelstein, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main St., Salem, N.H. Hosted by Salem Family Resources-Success By 6. Appelstein’s presentation, “Responding Versus Reacting to Your Kids: Key Principles and Techniques for Effective Parenting,” includes strategies to help parents stay calm under pressure, communicate, how, why and when to use incentives and consequences to motivate behavior and tips to prevent problem behaviors. Open to the public. Professional development certificates will be awarded. $15 for advance reservation, $20 at the door. 603-898-5493, email info@salemfamilyresources.org, salemfamilyresources.org.

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

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

Red Cross Community Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments reduce one’s waiting time. 1-800-RED CROSS, redcrossblood.org, templeemanuel.net, 978-470-1356.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Foot Care Clinic, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25 fee. 978-983-8825.

Scrabble/Dominoes & other games, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Board Game Convention, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, Room 260, E Building, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Hosted by the college’s student club, Bacon Board Gamers. Open to everyone who enjoys board games. The college has a large selection of board games and those attending are also invited to bring their own games. The club meets every third Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Haverhill campus. 978-556-3362.

Lunch Time Knitting Group, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

“Maximizing your Child’s Health Potential” talk, 7 p.m. in the Milhender Room, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Dr. Tria Sykes will lead this workshop on how to create a wellness lifestyle that children can pass down from generation to generation. Free, but registration requested. haverhillpl.org, HealthyEdgeChiropractic.com.

Ladies’ Tea, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Stacey Fraser-deHaan will present “Our Native American Women in the 17th Century and Earlier.” $4. Reservations required. 978-372-1101.

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.

Tuesdays through Feb. 12

Free Chronic Pain Workshop, 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Participants will learn to control pain; deal with depression, frustration, isolation and poor sleep patterns; eat well, begin an exercise program, handle stress, relax, and increase energy levels. Workshops are run by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley. Registration requested. 978-946-1211.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Lawrence Chess Club meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, corner of Haverhill and Lawrence streets. Free. Bring a friend and a chess set. All ages and abilities welcome.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Andover Health Department, 1600 Osgood St., No. 20. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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.

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Appointment required; 15-minute maximum. 978-983-8825.

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

Preschool Crafts, 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 3-5. Registration requested. 603-898-7064.

Drumming For Joy, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover. Led by storyteller/drummer Jane Gossard. Drumming from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with dessert and coffee to follow. Drumming experience is not necessary. Drums will be supplied, or bring them from home. $20. rollingridge.org.

TRIAD meeting, 11 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Light refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Jan. 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.

Thursday, Jan. 17

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

Third Thursday Book Group meeting, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Nick Bantock’s trilogy “Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence” will be discussed. Copies are at the front desk. Newcomers are welcome. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

“Exploring Art: Silly Sentence Art,” 3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Children in grades 2-5 are invited to explore composition and drawing skills. Participants will take a silly sentence and create a hilarious drawing. Space is limited. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

Kelley Library Adult Series, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Nature writer and photographer Eric Pinder will present “Mount Washington: Home of the world’s worst weather.” Free and open to the public. Copies of Pinder’s books will be available for signing and purchase. 603-898-7064.

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School Enrollment Information Session, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the school, 75 Foundation Ave., Ward Hill Business Park, Haverhill. The public, tuition-free school offers a public Montessori educational option to the Haverhill community. The school opened in 2004 and currently enrolls 306 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers full-day kindergarten, an extended school day and childcare. The public lottery will be held on Feb. 7, 3:30 p.m. 978-521-2616.

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

“The New Year’s Fitness Resolution” talk, 6 p.m. at the Healthy Edge Wellness Center, 46 Beechwood Drive, North Andover. Presented by Tom Lavigne of the Haverhill YMCA. Learn where to start with one’s fitness resolution and how to stay motivated to continue. Free, but registration requested by Jan. 15. 978-794-8100, HealthyEdgeChiropractic.com.

Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild meeting, 7 p.m. in the Holy Angels Church gym, Plaistow. The Quilted Acorn Shop will have a trunk show on wool applique penny rugs and other folk art quilts. All are welcome. $5 for guests. mvquilters.wordpress.com.

Friday, Jan. 18

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

Preschool Crafts, 9:30 to 10 a.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 3-5. Registration requested. 603-898-7064.

Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

Scrapbooking with Melissa, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. 978-372-1101.

Saturday, Jan. 19

How Men Think (Or Do They)? All-Male Stand-up Comedy Show, 8:30 p.m. at Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Dinner 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. for show only tickets. Cash bar. Tickets $40 (includes dinner), $20 (for show only). 978-291-0220, email email events@DrinkwaterProductions.com, drinkwaterproductions.com.

“Books for Breakfast,” 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This event is designed to give families a chance to spend time together and enjoy books, crafts, hot drinks and breakfast. 603-329-6411.

Cliff Eberhardt in concert, 8 p.m. at The New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Enjoy the show, fair trade coffee, and desserts. Bring a mug from home and the coffee is $1 for the evening. The New Moon Coffeehouse is participating in UMass Boston’s Golden Key Society’s “Share the Warmth” clothing drive. Winter outerwear (coats, hats, mittens, sweaters, boots, etc.), will be collected at the concert. Tickets $20, $10 for ages 18 and under. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org.

Faculty Piano Recital with Stephen Porter, 7:30 p.m. in the Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, Andover. Porter will perform the works of Debussy and Chopin. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible. 978-749-4260, email music@andover.edu.

Sons of the Union meeting, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Jan. 19, Feb. 9, March 2, 9 & 16

Haverhill Senior Baseball sign-ups, 10 a.m. to noon at the Haverhill YMCA. For anyone in the Haverhill area. There will be one division for 13 year olds and one division for 14-15 year olds. All home games will be played on the JV field behind Trinity Stadium. Applications are available online. 978-373-6982, 978-807-5068, haverhillseniorbaseball.com.

Saturdays

Meat Raffle, 2 to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Hosted by the Methuen Ladies Auxiliary. Open to the public.

Monday, Jan. 21

Non-Fiction Book Group meeting, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson will be discussed. Copies are at the front desk. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to help choose future books for the group to read and discuss. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

“Donate To Skate” event, noon to 2 p.m. at the Haverhilll Veteran’s Memorial Arena, behind Haverhill High School. Hosted by the Ice Skating Academy. This event will be a free skate for the public held in honor of National Ice Skating Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme is “Making Dreams Come True.” The Ice Skating Academy asks for attendees to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Somebody Cares New England for entrance into the event. Also includes free ice rentals provided by the City of Haverhill courtesy of Vincent Ouellette, recreation director, DJ, and free snacks donated by The Ice Skating Academy and free instruction to those who would like it by ISA professionals, directed by Jill Pignatiello. theiceskatingacademy.us.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

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

Scrabble/Dominoes & other games, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Fourth annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 7:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Presented by jazz saxophonist and vocalist Lance Bryant. Also features pianist George Russell Jr., drummer Ron Savage, bassist David Clark, and vocalists Brigette Bryant and Caylen Bryant. Tickets $10. lancebryant.com, jockosjazz.com.

“Saving & Spending,” 3 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by TD Bank. For grades K-1. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

“Saving & Spending,” 3:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by TD Bank. For grades 2-3. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

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

Community Pie Making & Tasting Contest, 2 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. In honor of National Pie Day. Pies will be judged by librarians, Council On Aging, and other members of the community. The winner will be rewarded. Bring pies and appetites. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover Member Dinner & Business Meeting, 7 p.m. at the Andover Historical Society. lwv-andovers.org.

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

An Evening with the Author: Patrick LeClerc, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. LeClerc will present his first book “Out of Nowhere.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. 603-898-7064.

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.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Performance by guitarist & Irish drummer Paul Carroll, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Friday, Jan. 25

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

Roomful of Blues in concert, 8 p.m. at Windham High School, 64 London Bridge Road. Proceeds will benefit the Windham High School Music Department. Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for students. 603-537-2400, ticketstage.com.

Learn Origami, 3:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. With local author and origami artist, Michael Lafosse. For grades 6-12. Registration requested. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

Saturday, Jan. 26

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

Boston Irish Comedy Night, check for show time at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive. Buffet dinner show tickets $55, tickets only $30. Reserved seating for tables of 8-12. Assigned seating for non-reserved. 603-362-8700, atkinsonresort.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With The Fred Manzi Trio. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School Enrollment Information Session, 10 a.m. at the school, 75 Foundation Ave., Ward Hill Business Park, Haverhill. The public, tuition-free school offers a public Montessori educational option to the Haverhill community. The school opened in 2004 and currently enrolls 306 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers full-day kindergarten, an extended school day and childcare. The public lottery will be held on Feb. 7, 3:30 p.m. 978-521-2616.

Sunday, Jan. 27

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

Temple Emanuel of Andover Brotherhood Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. For Brotherhood members. Nonmembers may join that morning. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

St. Joseph School Open House, 10 a.m. at the school, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Includes breakfast. 978-521-4256.

Israeli Folk Dancing in the Merrimack Valley — Beginner’s Night, 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Osgood Landing, 1580 Osgood St., North Andover. Learn the basics and have fun. Open to all ages and levels. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $2 per person. 781-942-3659, email anne.israelidancer@gmail.com.

Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Plaistow Fish and Game Club, 18 May Ray Ave. Breakfast is $1 per person. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Hosted by the Plaistow Lions Club.

Monday, Jan. 28

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

“From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Music,” 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Presented by NECC professor Kevin Comtois. 978-372-1732, langleyadamslib.org.

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

Nonfiction Book Discussion, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson will be discussed. Copies are available at the front desk. Newcomers are always welcome. 603-329-6411.

Mahjong, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Music of the Jazz Age, 6:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The library has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present “A Sound Track for The Great Gatsby: Music of the Jazz Age.” With professional musician Paul Combs. Free and open to the public. Mocktail martinis will be served. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Scrabble/Dominoes & other games, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

“Getting Started with Cross Stitch” workshop, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Get to know this needlework art on a beginner’s level by stitching a project that will be completed in one session. Find out how to prepare material and threads. Learn to center and begin one’s design, as well as how to stitch in different directions. Stitches learned will be cross stitch and backstitch. All cross stitch materials and handouts will be included. Bring a small pair of scissors and a magnifier if needed. Registration requested. Snow date is Jan. 31, 1 p.m. 603-329-6411, email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Parent Information Night, 6:30 p.m. in the Timberlane Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center. For incoming ninth graders (class of 2017). Hosted by the high school guidance department and school administration. All parents/guardians of next year’s freshmen class are encouraged to attend. Questions will be answered regarding the transition from eighth to ninth grade, course selections, graduation requirements and other concerns.

Perkins Braille & Talking Book, 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Gayle Yarnall will demonstrate the free, easy to use digital player and explain how the services can be delivered to one’s home at no cost. 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett will be discussed. New members welcome. 603-898-7064.

Thursday, Jan. 31

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

Drop-In Craft: “Making Bird Feeders,” any time after 3:30 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Make a simple bird feeder for one’s yard. For those who would like to make a bottle bird feeder, bring an empty 16 ounce water or soda bottle. There will also be a couple of other simple feeders for participants to make. Free and open to all ages. 603-635-7581.

Brooklyn Rider, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25 at the Door, $20 in advance, $15 in advance for college employees, students and seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Friday, Feb. 1

Eighth Annual Potter’s Bowl, 5 to 8 p.m. at Promises to Keep, Route 28, Derry. Hosted by Community Caregivers of Greater Derry. The $35 entry fee includes a choice of a handmade pottery bowl to use and take home, all-you-can-eat soup, bread and dessert. Take away soup sold in last hour for $5. There will also be a silent auction. 603-432-0877, comcaregivers.org.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Hospice Volunteer Training, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fidelis Hospice office in Haverhill. Free and open to community members interested in becoming hospice volunteers or who would like to learn more about hospice care. Topics include “Hospice History and Philosophy,” “Care and Comfort,” “Communication Skills” and “Spirituality in Hospice.” Volunteers provide caring companionship to people with terminal illnesses. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Volunteers also need background and drug tests which will be provided at no cost. 855-816-4777, email robert.buckel@fidelishospice.com.

Child Find Check, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Central School. Sponsored by the Hampstead School District to screen children between the ages of birth and 6 for possible educational disabilities. The screening will be done by trained professionals. All results will be kept confidential and will only be released to other professionals, i.e. school system or physician with parental consent. Free to Hampstead residents. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Appointments are required. Call 603-329-6326, ext. 102 the week of Jan. 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Nutrition & Health — a medical Meet the Expert seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. With Steward Health Care physician William Ingram, MD. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Light refreshments. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. 978-420-1168, email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Mystery & a Cup of Tea, 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call the library for the title. Refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Feb. 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.

Friday, Feb. 8

“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. $25 at the door, $22 in advance, $18 in advance for seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 9

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

Saturday Night Ballroom Valentine’s Day Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The Queen of Hearts and her Court will be chosen. With Pete Saran – New Life. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Special Education Surrogate Parent Orientation Training, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, 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.

Methuen Ranger Band Parent Association’s Friends/Family Scholarship Fundraising Dinner & Auction, 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church Hall, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. For tickets, mail a check made payable to MHS Band, P.O. Box 21, Methuen, MA 01844. 508-361-4833, 978-681-1388, email president@methuenband.org.

National Marionette Theater’s production of Prokofiev’s “Peter & the Wolf,” 2 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $12, $40 for family four pack. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

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

Sunday, Feb. 10

Singer-songwriter & Grammy nominee Seth Glier, 2 p.m. at the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 1820 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the facility, which provides specialized daytime services for people in the Merrimack Valley with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. 978-712-1162, sethglier.com, spectrumdayprogram.org.

Monday, Feb. 11

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

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

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Men’s Breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Main Street Fire Station Meal Site, Groveland. Atty. Elaine Dalton will present “Estate Planning.” $4. Reservations required. 978-372-1101.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover board meeting, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, Andover. All members are welcome. lwv-andovers.org.

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

American Legion (Nathan Webster Post 248) meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. 978-360-8107.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day Dance, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the students of Presentation of Mary Academy. 978-983-8825.

Feb. 14-16

“Gruesome Playground Injuries,” check for show times in the Stevens Auditorium, Cushing Hall, Merrimack College, North Andover. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. $5 for general Admission Limited Seating. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Foot Care Clinic, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25 fee. 978-983-8825.

Digital Hearing, 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Learn how ears work, what causes hearing loss, how to protect one’s hearing, how to know if one has hearing loss and what solutions are available. Light refreshments will be served. 978-372-1101.

Monday, Feb. 20

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

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Appointment required; 15-minute maximum. 978-983-8825.

Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Friday, Feb. 22

Bridgman/Packer Dance Company presents “Voyeur,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. $25 at the door, $20 in advance, $15 in advance for seniors. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 23

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

Erban Lane, 9:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Free admission. For all ages. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Monday, Feb. 25

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

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.

Saturday, March 2

Windham Community Band’s 15th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser, 5:15 p.m. at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, Windham. This year’s musical theme is “As Time Goes By.” Includes a cocktail hour with music by the Flute Ensemble and concert band, dinner, raffle baskets, cash bar, and dancing to the Windham Swing Band. Tickets $50. Tickets will only be available in advance. 603-965-3842, email musicandcats@comcast.net.

Wednesday, March 6

Friends of the Groveland Council On Aging meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Fire Station Meeting Room. 978-372-1101.

March 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.

Monday, March 11

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

Sunday, March 17

Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra concert, 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover. Features selections from Gioacchino Rossini, John Rutter and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors. 978-685-3505, mvpomusic.org.

Monday, March 25

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

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.

April 3, 10, 17 & 24

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, April 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.