Lawrence Chess Club, 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, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
Thursday, Sept. 20
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.
Informational Health Talk: Brown Bag medication check, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Walgreens Pharmacy. 978-983-8825.
Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild meeting, 7 p.m. at Holy Angels Church Hall, Plaistow. Patty Sawyer will give a talk on being a quilt judge. Quilters of all levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome. $5 for guests. mvquilters.wordpress.com.
“A Journey to Historic Armenia II,” 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Edward and Mary Ann Kazanjian will present in pictures, video, and music their 2,000 mile return journey to Armenian lands in modern-day Turkey. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library and the Knights of Vartan. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.
Author Visit, 7 p.m.
at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Eric Jay Dolin will present his latest work, “When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs and Money in the Age of Sail.” Free and open to the public. 978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.
Sept. 20 & 27
Reiki Level I Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Reiki offers relaxation and healing. $85 fee includes certificate. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.
Friday, Sept. 21
Film screening: “Between the Folds,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, Route 114, North Andover. Includes a reception for the Peabody Award winning filmmaker, Vanessa Gould. An origami/paper folding demonstration will follow the one-hour film. Free admission. origamido.com.