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September 15, 2013

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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 tcnemanager@treblechorusne.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.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17

Family to Family Program, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Methuen. The free 12-week course is open to loved ones of persons who are affected with a serious mental illness. The course is taught by two trained volunteer family members from NAMI Massachusetts. Includes information on specific serious mental illnesses, coping skills for handling crisis and relapse, listening and communication skills, problem solving and limit setting, rehabilitation, empathy skills, self-care, new and older medications, community support, fighting stigma and discrimination. Class size is limited; registration is required. Call 781-938-4048 or email kgajera@namimass.org to register. Visit namimass.org for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

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 Veterans’ Director Tom Hargreaves’ monthly office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Bob Leblanc, candidate for city council. Music by DJ Dick Arsentault. 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 (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Annette Holba’s “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe or Did She?” Presentation, 7 p.m. at the Newton Town Hall, Main Street, Newton, N.H. Holba will review the facts and evidence of the case that some experts say prove Borden’s innocence, while others say it proves her guilt. Borden’s connections to New Hampshire will also be discussed. Presented by the Newton Historical Society and the NH Humanities Council. The public is welcome and admission is free.

Thursday, Sept. 19

KLAS presentation: “It’s Not About the Hike,” 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. With Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper. This presentation tells the adventures of two non-hikers who decided to climb the mountains of New England. Open to the public at no charge. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Comedy Night, 8 p.m. at The Roma, 29 Middlesex St., Haverhill. Features six of Boston’s best comics, with Bob Seibel, Dave Russo, Tony Moschetto, Dave Rattigan, Amy Tee, and Sal Votano. Proceeds will assist Matt Shirley in his battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Tickets are $20. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Call 978-609-1245.

Friday, Sept. 20

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

Saturday, Sept. 21

Children’s Program: “Peter & the Wolf,” 10 a.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. With Joyce Painter Rice, organist. English and Spanish narration. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Fall Artisan Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the First Calvary Baptist Church Hall, 586 Mass. Ave., North Andover. Sponsored by Quota International of Lawrence. Items include handmade gifts, jewelry, decorated flip-flops, pastries, creative finds, face painting tables, a drawing table/gifts, a luncheon cafe and more. Profits will go to the annual scholarship awards. Quota’s mission is to aid the speech and hearing impaired in the Merrimack Valley community. 978-689-0667.

Presentation of Mary Academy’s Giant Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dupre Center, located on the school grounds, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Cost is $25 for an 8-foot table. Email plaliberte@pmamethuen.org to reserve a table.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Music by Pete Saran – New Life. Cost is $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Golf “Fore” A Cure: Our Friends and Family Fighting MS, at the Merrimack Golf Club, 210 Howe St., Methuen. Fees are $125 per person or $500 per team. 978-973-9159.

Town-Wide Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Groveland. Sponsored by the Friends of Groveland Council on Aging (FGCOA). Rain or shine. For a $25 fee, the Friends will handle publicity, yard and area signs, and town maps showing the address, particulars and location of each yard sale. The maps will be available for pickup at the Town Hall on Sept. 20 and on Sept. 21. Those taking part simply hold the yard sale at their home or at a friend’s home in Groveland, and keep the proceeds. Deadline for registration, and to appear on the maps, is Sept. 16. 978-374-6253, 978-374-6225.

Brother Sun in concert, 8 p.m. at The New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Folk historian, Scott Alarik, will open the evening. Admission is $20, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may also be reserved in advance. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org, brothersunmusic.com.

Giant Book & Media Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Includes fiction and nonfiction books, paperbacks and magazines, children’s books, DVDs and audio books. Browse the white elephant table of unique items for sale. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

“A Night of Modern Tango” with Pablo Ziegler, 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover. Presented by Mistral, formerly Andover Chamber Music. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, free for students with ID. Call about group and family discounts. Order securely online at AndoverChambeMusic.org, email sales@andoverchambermusic.org, or call 978-474-6222.

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Upcoming dates are Oct. 19, Nov. 16, and Dec. 21. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

Annual Shish-Ka-Bob Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 8 Lowell St., Lawrence. Menu incudes fresh fruit, a salad bar, beef or chicken kabobs, hummus, rice pilaf, vegetables, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children. Call 978-685-4052.

Bridal Bash Dash Wedding Gown Sale Fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15 Union St., (rear), Lawrence. Hosted by the Priceless Prom Gown Program. Includes wedding gowns from those previously loved (vintage to brand new with tags) and dresses for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom. Funds raised will go to high school students who cannot afford to go to their senior proms, and to assist families with young ladies facing their Sweet 16 and Quinceneras. Wedding gowns will start out at $25 for very simple/plain styles and go up to no more than $250 for very embellished, oldest vintage (1930s-1940s) cathedral forms. Dresses for mother of the bride, mother of the groom and bridesmaids will start at $35 and up. Visit pricelesspromgownprogram.com.

Sept. 21 & 22

Seventh Annual Kingston Fall Classic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Greenwood Pond, behind the Kingston Children’s Center, 12 Church St., Kingston. Hosted by the South Shore Outboard Association. Both days are filled with fast-paced racing in several outboard classes. Food and beverages will be on sale. Meet the drivers and watch the races. Bring the whole family. KCC is a local nonprofit that provides child care and early education in the greater Kingston area, including those with special needs. All proceeds will benefit KCC. Free admission. Call 603-642-3200 or email office@kccnh.org.

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, Sept. 22

Haverhill Inner City Boxing Fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m. at Archie’s Little River Ale House, 27 Lafayette Square, Haverhill. Includes music, food and raffles. Free admission. 978-914-2116.

Tattersall Farm Day, noon to 5 p.m. on the farm, 542 North Broadway, Haverhill. This event celebrates the city’s agricultural heritage through a variety of demonstrations and activities. The Trustees of Tattersall Farm are seeking vendors, artists, craftsmen, agricultural demonstrators, and environmentalists/conservationists to participate in the event. Vendor spaces are approximately 12- by 12-feet. Cost for artisans and vendors is $25 per space. Commercial and/or larger spaces negotiated upon request. Commercial vendors wares should be relative to farming, the environment or conservation. Rain date is Sept. 29. 978-374-2390, ext. 11, email kbresnahan@cityofhaverhill.com.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Osgood Landing & Ozzy Properties, 1600 Osgood St., North Andover. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Way, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at King of Grace Church, 28 Chadwick St., Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: “Gumbo” (New Orleans Funk & Blues), 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Children’s Art Series: Absolutely Awesome Abstraction, 3:15 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For children in grades 1-5. Features the art of Wassily Kandinsky. Participants will create their own “abstractive” painting. Registration is required as space is limited. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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.

“Fahrenheit 451,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Performed by the Aquila Theatre Company. Tickets $25; advance tickets $20; advance seniors, students, college employees $18. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Baby Story Time, 9:15 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 9-24 months and caregivers. Designed to stimulate the baby’s mind and prepare him/her for future reading experiences. Registration is required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Just 2’s Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For two 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.

Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. For ages 4-6. Offers an opportunity to share songs, movement activities, finger rhymes, and books. Children are expected be able to attend without a parent or caregiver. Space is limited, registration required. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

Book Group, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Facilitated by Joan Fardella. “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford will be discussed. Copies are available at the library. New members are always welcome. 603-898-7064, kelleylibrary.org.

“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.

Sept. 27-30

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.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Keith Lockhart & Friends, 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School. This event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation, Inc., the Women of NECC, and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund. Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. Tickets are $35. 978-556-3870, mvarts.info, necc.mass.edu.

Essex Heritage Trails & Sails events, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Methuen Rail Trail. All events will start at the depot parking area. Includes a free trail race (2 1/2 miles) through the scenic bird sanctuary, past the Nevins Farm and the heron rookery to the state line and back. Flat and fast course. Water and snacks will be provided at the end of the race. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a scavenger hunt for ages 5-13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Complete the hunt and return to the Depot for a prize. There will also be guided tours of the rail trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Self guided tours can be taken as well. Methuen Rail Trail items, such as T-shirts and patches, will be available for sale. A raffle will be held to support volunteer efforts. 978-685-3639.

Sunday, Sept. 29

2013 ConvenientMD 10K, 8:30 a.m. beginning at the Windham Depot, 6 Depot Road. Food and refreshments will be served after the race. Includes a $100 cash prize to the top male and female, as well as age group awards. The race will start and finish at the Windham Depot. This is a paved rail trail that is generally shaded and passes along wetlands, through ledges and has no road crossings. Registration required. roadracerunner.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s, beginning and ending at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. The money raised will help to provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Volunteers are needed to help with pre-walk preparations, help hang posters or distribute flyers. alzwalkMANH.org.

North Andover Merchants Association’s Third Annual Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St. Offers an opportunity for small businesses to promote themselves, their services and products. The festival will include craft exhibitors, music, children’s games and activities, a bounce house, a beer and wine tent, and more. Applications are now being accepted for food vendors, merchants and crafters. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for NAMA members, $75 for nonmembers. Food vendor fee is $50 for NAMA members, $100 for nonmembers. A food permit is required from the Town of North Andover. Rain or shine. northandovermerchants.org, email sylf19@comcast.net or patroche375@comcast.net.

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, starting from Brickstone Square in Andover. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Join Team Donna (Daycare Site Director) for a healthy and relaxing walk or make a donation. The event will offer snacks and water, entertainment, a promise garden, remembrance ceremony, children’s activities and exhibitors. 978-686-2807.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 30

Ballroom Dance Lessons, offered by the Andover Department of Community Services. These lessons are open to everyone, with levels from beginner to advanced. Call 978-623-8276 to register. For questions about the program, call Tom Webster, the instructor, at 978-501-4847.

Sept. 30 or Oct. 7

“Autumn Harvest in New England” Cooking Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Whittier Vocational School, Haverhill. This hands-on class will incorporate seasonal recipes, classic cooking techniques, and local farm foods to create a harvest dinner to be savored by all. The class includes instruction, printed recipes, and dinner at the end of the evening. Cost is $60. Space is limited. Registration requested. 978-994-1692, carolynsfarmkitchen.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.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.

Friday, Oct. 4

American Training’s 16th annual LIFE Matters Awards Gala, 6 to 11 p.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Cocktails and entertainment at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $50. 978-685-2151, ext. 6806, email marketing@americantraininginc.com, AmericanTrainingInc.com/gala.

Saturday, Oct. 5

TEAMWORK TRIVIA NIGHT WITH DJ ED, 7 to 11 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, 71 Chandler Road, Andover. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pizza and dessert. Cost is $25 per person for games, pizza and dessert. Reservations only. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 21. Adults only. Put together a team of 10 people per table/team or be added to a team. 978-314-0528, 978-475-4330, teamworktrivia.andoverorthodox.org.

Merrimack Valley/Haverhill Out of the Darkness Walk, at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), proceeds will benefit communities in the Merrimack Valley area. AFSP provides educational programming for high school and college students, teachers and staff to learn the signs of depression and provides support to families who have lost a loved one to suicide. AFSP also works to advocate and educate leaders in Massachusetts to continue funding and support for returning veterans and their families. Email HaverhillMerrimackWalk@gmail.com if interested in participating as a walker or volunteer. 978-764-8525.

Penny Sale Fundraiser, in the Chester Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Hosted by the Chester Congregational and Baptist Church. Tickets are $1 for 25 tickets and raffle tickets for larger items are $1 each. Tickets will go on sale at noon and doors will open at 2 p.m. to start putting tickets in the containers for the items attendees wish to take a chance to win. Drawing begins at 7 p.m. Patrons must be present to win. Tickets will be drawn until a winning ticket holder comes forward. Various household, toy and gift items will be available to win along with gift certificates from local businesses. Families welcome. All proceeds will benefit the church. 603-887-4799, email chesterchurchoffice@gsinet.net, chesternhchurch.org.

Marching Band Competition, 4 p.m. at North Andover High School, 430 Osgood St. Seventeen high school marching bands will compete. There will also be a performance by the Boston University Marching Band. Concessions will be available. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students. Call 978-681-9915.

Parson Barnard House Tours, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 179 Osgood St., North Andover. Includes tours, the herb and wildlife gardens and local history. Free admission. 978-590-4388.

Sunday, Oct. 6

21st Annual “Trot for Special Tots,” 10 a.m. starting at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood St., Andover. Registration begins at 9 a.m. TheProfessionalCenter.org.

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Esther Ning-Yau and Eleanor Perrone will perform piano duets featuring the music of Bach, Dvorak, Gluck, Gottschalk, and Rachmaninov. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. A reception will follow the concert. 978-683-8222.

Service of Dedication, 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 61 Main St., Hampstead. In celebration of the installation of an additional set of organ pipes, an 8-foot Oboe, to the church’s pipe organ. The new stop will improve weekly Sunday services, organ literature, weddings and commemorative services by providing additional color, depth and enhance tonal resonance. Organist and Choir Director Stephen Laurie-Hermes will play organ music of J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Charles Marie-Widor. There will be vocal solo music of Cesar Franck, hymns for congregation and choir, and the church choir will sing a festival anthem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The public is most cordially invited to attend. A reception of light refreshments will follow the service.

Sports Cards and Bruins Autograph Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne K of C Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Includes dealer tables of sports cards and memorabilia for sale. Two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Ken Hodge, will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $2, $12 for autographs. Call 508-265-4440.

Monday, Oct. 7

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

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

eBooks & eReaders Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library. Learn how to download library eBooks to one’s eReader using the OverDrive Media Console App. This class is open to people with eReaders that have “App” capability. For patrons with other eReaders, the library is offering one-on-one classes. Classes are limited to eight people. Registration will open on Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. Call 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Robert’s Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at Northpoint Bible College, 320 South Main St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 52 Franklin St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Oct. 12

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

Sunday, Oct. 13

27th Annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk, at the Lasting Room Grille, 122 Washington St., Haverhill. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the race at 11 a.m. Fee is $25 for pre-entry and $30 post entry. Free T-shirts to the first 70 walker entries and first 260 runner entries. Numerous awards in various age, weight, and specialty categories. Gender graded scoring. A huge buffet will follow along with a DJ, and raffle prizes. The event benefits two local scholarships, the Haverhill Police Auxiliaries, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289, email ickylabrode@verizon.net, yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mary Immaculate Healthcare Services, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Oct. 17

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

Friday, Oct. 18

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features organist Hector Olivera. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Crafters must be age 60 or older, and all items must be handmade. There is no table fee for qualified participants. 978-374-2390.

Boy Scout Troop One plans 100th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m. at Northpoint Bible College, 320 South Main St., Bradford. Troop One Haverhill is the oldest troop in the Yankee Clipper Council. There will be a program with a guest speaker followed by dinner. Tickets are $20 per person. 978-373-4310.

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Upcoming dates are Nov. 16, and Dec. 21. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

“Medical Practices in the Civil War and How They Led Us to Today,” 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nevins Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Dr. Ira Spar, a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons, will present a discussion on the life and times in a Civil War hospital. He will also cover how the returning Civil War Union soldiers received health care through the auspices of the federal government. He is the author of the new book, “New Haven’s Civil War Hospital.” Books will be available. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

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.

Annual Ladies’ Shopping Night, 6 p.m. at Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge, 355 South Broadway, Salem, N.H. Interested vendors and customers are welcome. Visit jocelynsrestaurant.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

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

Thursday, Oct. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Rite-Aid, 256 Pleasant St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St., Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Thursday, Oct. 31

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CBRE Richard Ellis, 1 Tech Drive, Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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

Friday, Nov. 1

Silent Movie: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Chandler Noyes, organ accompanist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Sponsored by Norm Jacob. 978-685-0693, mmmh.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.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Free Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Joel Moerschel, cellist, and Lisa Caliri, pianist, will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven, and Schumann. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. A reception will follow the concert. 978-683-8222.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 9

150th Anniversary Concert, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Diane Meredith Belcher, David Carrier, Douglas Major, Rosalind Mohnsen, Abbey Siegfried, and Peter Sykes, organists. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. The next event will be on Dec. 21. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

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.

Friday, Dec. 6

Holiday Open House & Shopping Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music on the organ, arts and crafts, displays, raffles and light refreshments. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Dec. 7 & 8

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organist and brass. Reserved tickets are $20, non-reserved tickets are $15, $5 for children. Call 603-893-1544 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by the DeMoulas Foundation, Christopher Morss, and Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Free Dinner & a Movie, 4 p.m. at the Portland Street Baptist Church, 29 Portland St., Haverhill. A free home cooked meal will follow the movie. All are welcome. Fun for the whole family. Held on the third Saturday of the month. Handicapped accessible. Call 978-372-4206.

Sunday, May 4

Free Concert, 4 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence. The New England Classical Singers, joined by the Lawrence High Girls Ensemble, will present “The Seven Last Words Of Christ” by Dubois. Barbara Kilduff, a renowned soprano, will be among the soloists. The free concert is supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust. 978-683-8222.