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.
“Celebrating New England — Stories & Songs for Everyone,” 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With singer and storyteller Davis Bates. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Methuen Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. All are invited to attend. Call 978-983-8825.
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. Call 978-983-8825.
Methuen Veterans Director Tom Hargreaves’ office hours, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.
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.
Film Discussion of “Suleyman the Magnificent,” 7 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Presented by a professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History at the University of New Hampshire. Part of the program “Bridging Cultures: Understanding the Middle East and What it Means Today.” The series is made possible by grants from the American Library Association and National Endowment for the Humanities and from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Free admission. Call 603-642-3521.
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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.
Brenda (Pierro) Savary Benefit, 7 p.m. to midnight at Relief’s In, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Savary, a North Andover resident, suffered severe head trauma after a fall at her home and has been hospitalized ever since. Event will offer raffles, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. This fundraiser will help alleviate some of the financial burden imposed on her family. Tickets are $20. Those unable to attend, but who would like to donate, may send checks to Joe Pierro, 63 Woodstock Road, North Andover, MA 01845. Raffle items are also appreciated. Tickets, 978-682-1078, 978-918-4441, 978-685-4464, 978-685-3699. More information at carepages.com (BrendasFriends) or at facebook.com/brenda.savary.