Sunday, Sept. 15
American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.
Division 8 Hibernian Family & Friends Cookout, noon to 4 p.m. at Greater Lawrence Community Boating, 1 Eaton St., South Lawrence. Menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, rolls, salad, corn on the cob, potato chips, soft drinks and water. Activities and games for children. Held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 8-12, free for ages under 8. Last day for tickets is Sept. 11. All are welcome. 978-390-3400, 978-682-4875.
Monday, Sept. 16
“Look Good Feel Better,” 4 to 6 p.m. at Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St. The program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing or have recently concluded cancer treatment. Receive a free cosmetic kit valued at over $200. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. 978-683-4000, ext. 8090.
Treble Chorus of New England (TCNE) Fall Auditions, by appointment at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Auditions are for three choirs: Training (ages 6-9), Concert (ages 9-13) and Schola (ages 13-18). Additional dates may be available. 978-470-8263, email firstname.lastname@example.org, treblechorusne.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Veterans’ Benefits Information Program, 6 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Learn what’s available, who’s eligible, and how to apply with Michael Ingham, veterans’ agent. 978-372-1101.
Jocko’s Jazz: The Mark Walker 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.
New Retirement Planning Strategies, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational speakers bureau. Comprised of various professionals (financial, tax, real estate, mortgage, wellness, and estate planning) SOFA provides overall financial education to various individuals and organizations. Through workshops and seminars, SOFA introduces keys to a successful and wealthy future. Workshops also help people to become aware of risk management, investment opportunities, and tax savings. Free and open to the public. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.