Sept. 14 & 28
Needlework Socials, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. For all who enjoy needlework. No sign-up necessary. New participants are welcome to drop in. Bring a current project. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.
Saturday, Sept. 15
Third annual Oktoberfest Celebration, noon to 9 p.m. in Rockingham Park’s Sports Room, Salem, N.H. Hosted by the Greater Salem Rotary Club. Features authentic German food and beverages, the Oberlaender Hofbrau Band, and the Exile Motorsports Car Show. Also includes a family-friendly “Kids’ Zone” with face painting, balloons, games and prizes. $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Sponsors welcome. 603-894-6386.
Flea Market/Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St.
Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 90 Broadway, Methuen. Furniture, household items, tools, shoes and pocketbooks will be available. Soup, hot dogs, and baked goods will also be for sale.
Rail Trail Walk, 8 to 10 a.m. beginning at the depot parking area on Railroad Street. Rail Trail members will be on hand to answer questions and point out areas of interest. T-shirts and membership forms will be available for purchase. T-shirts are $5, membership is $10 for the year. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 978-685-3639, email email@example.com.
Shish Kabob Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 8 Lowell St., Lawrence. Choice of chicken or beef kabobs with fruit cup, salad bar, hummus, rice pilaf, vegetables, beverage, and dessert. $15 for adults, $9 for children. Tickets available at the door. 978-685-4052.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. The Anchor of Hope Diaper Bank is hosting the event in celebration of National Diaper Need Awareness Week. Admission is $5 per person or one package of diapers per person. There is a large need for diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6, but all donations are appreciated. Call the Precious Gems Learning Center at 978-372-0335 to reserve a spot. 978-372-7721, email firstname.lastname@example.org.