“Second Taste of the Merrimack Valley,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Andover Town House (Old Town Hall), 20 Main St. Proceeds will benefit Youth Development Organization, Inc. (YDO Lawrence) in offering out-of-school enrichment programs for students in Lawrence. A variety of Merrimack Valley eateries will be showcased through tastings of specialty sample foods. It will also highlight local businesses through a raffle and silent auction of donated items. YDO Lawrence will provide entertainment with performances by its musical theatre group, a presentation by students who spent two weeks in India, and slideshows and video of other YDO activities. Tickets are $40 each, $60 for couples. For tickets, call 978-688-4300 or visit TasteforYDO.eventbrite.com, ydolawrence.org.
Thursday, Sept. 26
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
Thursday Night Family Dinner, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence ELKS, 652 Andover St. Menu includes roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Cost is $7.50 per person. Call 978-687-7274.
Life Long Learning Concert, 2 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill. Features the vocal artistry of Kasia Sokalla with Jim Seger on the keyboard. A few selections include “Hey Look Me Over” (Leigh/Coleman), “I Wonder as I Wander” (Appalachian, arr. J.J. Niles), “Sound of Music Medley” (Rogers/Hammerstein), and “America the Beautiful” (Ward). $2 admission. Visit KasiaMusic.com.
Friday, Sept. 27
Just 3’s Story Time, 9:15 a.m.at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For three year olds. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. A parent or caregiver must attend with the toddler. Space is limited, registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.
Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library Annual Book Sale, at the library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Donate used books to help stock the sale. Books in good condition (no musty or moldy volumes) will be accepted up until the evening of Sept. 26. DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles and gently used, clean Halloween costumes for all ages will also be accepted. The Friends of the Nevins Library are also seeking volunteers to help sort and organize before, and clean up after the sale. 978-686-4080, ext. 31.