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February 3, 2013

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---- — Sunday, Feb. 3

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

Feb. 3, March 10, April 14 & May 19

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

Monday, Feb. 4

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

Shawsheen Village Woman’s Club meeting, 1 p.m. at Tactician Corporation, 305 North Main St., Andover. Muriel Dyas will present “Women in History: Catherine the Great.” 978-475-4481.

Methuen Relay For Life Kick Off Event, 7 p.m. in the Marsh Grammar School auditorium, 309 Pelham St., Methuen. Serves to introduce the relay to new members and to kick off the fundraising season for the June event. 978-621-9497.

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.

Parent Orientation Night, 6:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional School District, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Parents of children residing in Danville and Sandown whose children are eligible to enroll in the Timberlane Regional School District, are urged to call their local elementary school to register them for school. Call before the end of January for information on orientation and registration. Danville residents, call 603-382-5554; Sandown residents, call 603-887-8505. Children who are 6 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are required by law to attend school. Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible to attend public kindergarten in September 2013.

Free Chair Yoga Class, 3 to 3:45 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This monthly class features non-impact exercises that are beneficial for men and women, teens and adults. Participants move at their own pace, sitting, standing, or using a chair for support. With instructor, Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room. 603-329-6411.

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

Andover Garden Club Luncheon & “Greening Our Campuses” Program, 10 a.m. at Salvatore’s (Sal’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant), 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. The meeting will begin with refreshments, then speaker Marc Fournier will discuss implementing sustainable operations to achieve the goals of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Lunch will follow the presentation. $15 fee includes refreshments and lunch. Reservations required. 978-475-7119, email pianopasta@comcast.net.

Women’s City Club of Haverhill meeting, 2 p.m. at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St., Haverhill. Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m. The program will feature the documentary film “Conflagration of 1882 in Haverhill” by local attorney Jay Cleary. This program was selected as the best documentary film by the Alliance for Community Media in 2010.

Families First Lecture titled “Social Media Netiquette 101,” 7 to 8 p.m. at the St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Free and open to the public. Children, from grade five and up, are welcome and are encouraged to attend. 978-521-4256, sjshav.com.

Professional Networking Open House, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Lauren Day, an executive recruiter with EMC Corporation, will present “Neuro Linguistic Programming.” Attendees will learn the subtle nuances of interviewing including reading body language, personality profiling and neuro linguistic programming (the study of the eye movement). Free and open to the public. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Tuesdays

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

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, 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.

Parent Orientation Night, 6:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional School District, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Parents of children residing in Atkinson and Plaistow whose children are eligible to enroll in the Timberlane Regional School District, are urged to call their local elementary school to register them for school. Call before the end of January for information on orientation and registration. Atkinson residents, call 603-362-5521; Plaistow residents call 603-382-7146. Children who are 6 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are required by law to attend school. Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible to attend public kindergarten in September 2013.

10th Annual Interfaith Celebration: Offering Abrahamic Hospitality to All God’s Children,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Cascia Hall, Merrimack College, North Andover. Free and open to the public. Cascia Hall is wheelchair accessible. 978-837-5156, email demarcom@merrimack.edu.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Traveling Boutique, 1 to 5 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. High fashion and accessories will be available for purchase with deep discounts. Free admission, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Merrimack College Sakowich Center, Turnpike Street, North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Newton (NH) Baseball Softball Association’s 2013 Player Registration, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newton Town Hall. NewtonBSA.com.

“Nutrition for Seniors,” noon to 2 p.m. Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Hosted by the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel. Join a nutritionist to learn about selecting the best foods. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Feb. 7 & 9

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity Information Meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday or 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Lawrence Catholic Academy, 101 Parker St., Lawrence. 978-681-8858.

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.

“For the Love of Chocolate: An Evening in the Stacks” Gala Event, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Presented by the Friends of the Library. Includes chocolate treats from a variety of pastry chefs and bakeries and a chocolate fountain will be some of the choices in the dessert buffet. Live entertainment with classical guitarist Charlie Christos. Local Pelham authors will be honored and on hand to talk about and display their books. There will also be raffles. Proceeds will benefit library programing. Tickets $15. pelhampubliclibrary.org.

White Fund lecture: “Homeland Security in 2013: An Overview,” on, at 8:45 a.m. at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road. Presented by Christopher Martinez, assistant Special Agent in Charge with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations. Held in partnership with Northern Essex Community College. Free and open to the public. 978-738-7403, necc.mass.edu.

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

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.

“Tour de Pooch & Pals Spin for Animals,” at Cedardale Health and Fitness of Haverhill, Latitude Sports Club of Methuen, Latitude Sports Club of Andover, and Latitude Sports Club of Bradford. The tenth annual event will benefit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen. Help homeless, sick, or neglected animals while getting into shape. Spin for one, two or three hours and raise pledges. Raise over $100 and receive a MSPCA stainless steel water bottle. Times may vary by location. mspca.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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

Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Riverside Assembly of God Church, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. For couples. Cost is $30 per couple (pre-paid). 978-688-8777.

Celebrity Show, 2 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium on the second floor of the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. A group of Haverhill High School students will impersonate a variety of celebrities. The show is free and open to all Haverhill residents over the age of 12. Enjoy an array of “star” performances in a two-hour show featuring students impersonating celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Brittany Spears and others. 978-373-1586, ext. 650, haverhillpl.org.

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.

Feb. 9 & 16

Samaritans of Merrimack Valley training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Family Service, Inc., 430 North Canal St., Lawrence. Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Service, Inc., is a suicide prevention center. Volunteers are needed to reach out to help people who call the confidential crisis help lines. Volunteers will be trained to offer support and caring for those who are lonely, despairing or suicidal. Attendance at both sessions is required. 978-327-6671, email dhelms@familyserviceinc.com.

Feb. 9 & 23

Fiction Writers’ Group meeting, 9:15 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Local writers share their work, help each other by talking about their process, and offer editorial suggestions to each other. If interested in attending a meeting, email HampFicWriters@comcast.net.

Saturdays

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

Sunday, 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.

“Portraits of Genius: Brahms & Schumann” Concert, 3 p.m. at the West Parish Church, Andover. Performed by Andover Chamber Music. The program includes Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro” for cello and piano, “Rose, Meer und Sonne” for mezzo and piano, and excerpts from his “Piano Works, Opus 85,” for four hands, and Brahms’ “Two Songs for Contralto, Piano and Viola, Opus 91,” “Clarinet Sonata No. 2,” and “Piano Quartet in C Minor.” Tickets $30. Group and student discounts available. 978-474-6222, email sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org, AndoverChamberMusic.org.

Winter Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m. at Ward Reservation, Prospect Road, Andover. Enjoy guided hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hot chocolate, refreshments and a warming fire. Hosted by Ward Property Committee, Andover Trails Committee, and Friends of North Andover Trails. Email arollfs@ttor.org, thetrustees.org.

Pelham Robotics Tournament — Robotopia, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road. Hosted by the Pelham Public Library. Features First Lego League (FLL) teams from Pelham and the surrounding area. Each year FLL selects a theme for teams and this year the focus is on creating solutions to make the lives of seniors easier. The library team will demonstrate their robot and accomplish the FLL missions along with two other FLL teams from New Hampshire. Open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Twisted Magic Show, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Elks Hall, 24 Summer St., Haverhill. Presented by the Haverhill Lions Club. There will also be balloon twisting for children in attendance. A donation of $5 per person is requested and tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will benefit Lions Club charities. 978-372-8322.

Deli Dinner & Movie Discussion Night, 5 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. “The Lemon Tree” will be screened. Watch and then discuss the movie while enjoying a deli supper. $15 per person. Reservations/checks must be received by Feb. 7. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

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.

“Living the Eucharist” six-week program, starting the week of Feb. 11, at St. Anne Church, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead. 603-661-0396.

Johnny Claude the Listener Dog, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. He is a certified therapy dog who loves to listen to children read, tell stories, or act out a book. This program is terrific for reluctant readers of any age. Sign up for a 15-minute session at the front desk. Adults are also welcome to visit with Johnny Claude. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.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, 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.

Idle Hands Craft Group, 6 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. This Pintrest-inspired craft group will make artfully decorated candy jars with craft tape and mason jars. $2 registration fee. Space is limited. Open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

Mardi Gras performance by Dave Caponigro & his jazz band, 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

North Andover Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover. Gail Anderson will present “Beautiful Blooms, Fabulous Foliage.” Anderson will demonstrate the artistic elements of garden photography and give examples of how composition can make or break a photo. Free and open to all. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

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

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Includes nomination of officers and projects for the year. Email tim65@comcast.net.

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.

Lecture on Head Injuries/Concussion, 4:30 p.m. at Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus Center, Murray Lounge, North Andover. Presented by Dr. Ann McKee, director of Neuropathology at New England Veterans Health Care System and professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. Free and open to the public.

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.

Phil Porter “The Piano Man,” 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Valentine’s Day luncheon & dance, 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Music will be provided by A Goodtime DJ George Whitehouse. Lunch is by the Chicken Connection. Tickets $6 per person. 978-374-2390.

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.

Friday, Feb. 15

Basics of Microsoft Excel, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Learn more about the basics of creating spreadsheets and using functions. Free, but registration requested. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

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

Free Bodhi Meditation Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Hosted by NH Bodhi Meditation, a nonprofit organization. The refined and modernized product of Meditation Master JinBodhi’s 18 years of traditional meditation training, Bodhi Meditation enhances physical and psychological health. 603-425-2380, email bodhi.nh@gmail.com.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Second Annual Diaper Derby Event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Mall at Rockingham Park, Salem, N.H. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. The event is being held in conjunction with the regional sponsor WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program. The event will feature new crawlers up to 12 months old participating in a crawler contest. Vendor displays will allow local residents to see what stores, programs and products are offered throughout the community that could be beneficial for their families and children. 603-894-5526.

Newton (NH) Baseball Softball Association’s 2013 Player Registration, 9 a.m. to noon at the Newton Town Hall. NewtonBSA.com.

Haverhill Girls Softball League open registration, 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, Summer Street, Haverhill. For girls ages 5-16. haverhillgirlssoftball.org.

“Books for Breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Crafts, books to share, and breakfast foods will be provided. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Sunday, Feb. 17

95th Lithuanian Independence Day, 11 a.m. bilingual Mass at Corpus Christi Church (Lower Church), Essex and Union streets, Lawrence. Includes a Lithuanian dinner at 12:30 p.m. in the Church Hall, Common Street and a movie presentation of “The Other Dream Team.” Hosted by the American Lithuanian Council. 978-685-4478, email stundzia@hotmail.com.

Methuen Rail Trail walk, 8:30 a.m. beginning in the parking lot at IHOP near the trail. Email tim65@comcast.net.

Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Methuen American Legion Hall, 200 Broadway. The fundraiser will benefit the Methuen American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 122. Mediumship, oracle and tarot card readings $20. Vendor and craft tables. Refreshments available. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Monday, Feb. 18

Red Cross Babysitting Training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Red Cross chapter office, 177 Ward Hill Ave., Haverhill. The course costs $85 and includes all training materials. Registration required. 1-800-RED-CROSS, redcross.org.

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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Marshall Wood 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.

Movie night for adults, 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. The recent Clint Eastwood film in which he portrays Gus Lobel, one of the best scouts in baseball, will be shown. Free. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Wednesday, 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.

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

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.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Third Thursday Book Discussion, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Participants will discuss “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa. Newcomers are always welcome. 603-329-6411.

Guitarist & singer Paul Wayne, 10 a.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Mayor Stephen Zanni to present the annual “State of the City Address,” 6 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Board of Trade. 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.

Free Bodhi Meditation Group Practice, 10 a.m. to noon at the Asian Center of the Merrimack Valley, 1 Ballard Way, Lawrence. Hosted by NH Bodhi Meditation, a nonprofit organization. The refined and modernized product of Meditation Master JinBodhi’s 18 years of traditional meditation training, Bodhi Meditation enhances physical and psychological health. 603-425-2380, email bodhi.nh@gmail.com.

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.

Keep Sound Minds Comedy Night, 8:30 p.m. in the Lots of Laughs Comedy Lounge at China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover. Hosted by Johnny Pizzi. Cash bar and 50/50 raffle. The kitchen will be open during the show. Tickets $25. Purchase tickets at least four days in advance. KeepSoundMinds.org.

Purim Family Service & Megillah Reading, 6 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. A pizza dinner will be available prior to the services, beginning at 5 p.m. for a small fee. Bring a box of macaroni and cheese as a grogger. All boxes collected will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Foodbank. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Sunday, Feb. 24

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

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.

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

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

Feb. 25 through March 8

Free Direct Care Worker Training Program, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College through its Workforce Development and Community Education program at the Riverwalk in Lawrence. The 50-hour program to train personal and home care aides will be offered Monday through Friday. Students must attend all training days in order to successfully complete the program. This program is designed to teach students the skills that will support them in their role as a personal care attendant or homemaker. Fifteen students can be accommodated in this first session. Registration required. 978-659-1222, 978-659-1221.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Place, 439 South Union St., Lawrence. 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist April Hall with The Tim Ray 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Career Essentials: Job Search Strategies Series, 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The program is designed to help job seekers develop an effective search strategy. Learn tips on how to organize one’s search, where to look, and how to improve one’s odds in landing a job. Registration required. Session two of the series, led by Pam Duquette on March 7, at 6:30 p.m., will focus on resume creation. Free and open to the public. 603-635-7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.

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

Film Series: “Grandma’s Boy,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.

Hillie Youth Baseball Clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Stadium, 17 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Hosted by Haverhill High School. In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be held at the high school, 137 Monument St. For ages 5-13, the clinic will be lead by high school coaches and student athletes. Cost is $25, $20 if registered by Feb. 20. Checks, payable to HHS Baseball Boosters, can be sent to Haverhill Baseball, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01832. 978-374-5732, email tobrien@haverhill-ps.org.

Sunday, March 3

New England Classical Singers in concert, 3 p.m. at the Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher on the campus of Merrimack College. Music will consist of Bach’s Cantata No. 150, Pergolesi Magnificat, and Vivaldi Magnificat. Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for groups of 10 or more, free for students. newenglandclassical.org.

Three-hour Indoor Cycling Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to noon at Choice Fitness, 2 Water St., Haverhill. Event will benefit the American Cancer Society. Participants register for $25 in advance and can participate for one, two or three hours as an individual or as part of the team. 508-298-8397, email amy.beard@cancer.org, 1-800-227-2345, email nepedaltoendcancer@cancer.org, pedaltoendcancer.org.

Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Town Hall, 6 Main St., Pelham. The fundraising event will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Mediumship, oracle and tarot card readings $20. To have a reading done by a medium, bring photos of loved ones who have died. Free admission. 978-771-2718.

Annual Purim Carnival, 1 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Families welcome. Games, face painting and prizes. Hotdogs, chips and soda for lunch. The carnival is sponsored by TEMTY. 978-470-1356, templeemanuel.net.

Tuesday, March 5

Harlem Wizards basketball team vs. Sanborn Staff, 6:30 p.m. in the Sanborn Regional High School gymnasium, Kingston. Hosted by the Memorial Elementary PTO. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets will be available for purchase in mid-February. Dates and locations will be posted on-line. Local business owners interested in helping to sponsor this event are welcome. All proceeds will go directly to providing the students of Memorial Elementary with enrichment programs and funds for field trip assistance. Email jennstan21@msn.com, krad727@comcast.net, web.sau17.org.

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.

Tambakos Film Series: “To Have and Have Not,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

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.

Friday, March 8

Fifth annual Haverhill High School Comedy Night, at DiBurro’s Function Hall. Four professional comedians will perform. The event will include raffle items as well as silent and live auction items. All proceeds will benefit the Haverhill High School Athletic Program. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the high school, 137 Monument St. 978-374-5732.

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.

Wednesday, March 13

International Film Series: “Detained,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

Saturday, March 16

Annual Free Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. Hosted by The Vine, in partnership with Good Shepherd. Customers are given tickets to pay for purchases, but everything is free. The public is invited. A free bread and soup lunch will be served. The two organizations are looking for donations of household goods and clothing to make available for free to the Haverhill community. Televisions, computers or large pieces of furniture cannot be accepted. Donated items can be dropped off at the church on March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., and March 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. 603-203-4917, email zoomblaster@yahoo.com.

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.

March 22, 23 & 24

16th Annual Spring Craft & Specialty Food Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Rockingham Park Racetrack, Rockingham Park Boulevard, Salem, N.H. $7 for adults, free for ages under 12. One admission good for all three days. Ample free parking. castleberryfairs.com.

Saturday, March 23

Fourth annual Spring Fling Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Event organizers are seeking crafters to participate in this event. The fee is $30 for a 3- by 6-foot table with chairs. All proceeds support Riverside Memorial missions fund. 617-455-2792, email ms.renee1969@yahoo.com. Applications can be submitted online at thebusychickadees.com. Space is limited and the church ran out of tables last year so call early.

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.

Wednesday, March 27

Tambakos Film Series: “Meet Me in St. Louis,” 7 p.m. at the Roger Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Refreshments and expert commentary at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Subject to change. 978-837-5355.

Friday, March 29

Smooth Friday Music Series, 8 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, Haverhill. The Smoothies, a dynamic jazz-pop duo, features Matt Davis on trumpet, trombone, guitar and vocals, and Lee Lewis Machucca on vocals and tenor saxophone. The series will be held on the last Friday of each month. Free admission. 877-576-5092.

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 1-2

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

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.