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October 13, 2013

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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. Call 978-373-3408, 978-376-8289, email ickylabrode@verizon.net, yankeetiming.com/Bbell.

“Tip Your Bartender” a fundraiser for Bobby Riordan, 4 to 10 p.m. at Dylan’s Bar and Grill, 18 Park St., Andover. Mr. Riordan will be undergoing surgery for the treatment of his cancer and will be out of work for 10 weeks. “Tips” at the door will be a minimum of $10, all going directly to Mr. Riordan.

Author talk, 10 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill. Stuart Tower will discuss his latest book, “Branko.” Breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. Admission and breakfast are free. The program is open to all. Call 978-373-3861 or email nancy@templeemanu-el.org.

Sundays

Sunday Morning Meditation, 8 a.m. at 85 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Offers meditations of healing, kindness, goodwill and spiritual development. The nonsectarian meditations cleanse, relieve stress, energize, heal, and activate inner potential. Call 978-457-6900.

Sundays through October

Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake St., Salem, N.H. Vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants, dairy, maple, baked goods, meat, crafts. Live entertainment. Rain or Shine. A winter market is planned. Call 603-339-8424, email salemfarmersmarket@comcast.net or visit salemnhfarmersmarket.com.

Weekends in October

Annual Family Pumpkin Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chris’ Farm Stand, 436 Salem St., Haverhill. Children’s activities include face painting, a hay maze, hay rides, barbecue. Free admission.

Mondays

Adult Knit-A-Bitters, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. Join other knitters for a bit of knitting and a bit of chat. All levels welcome. Open to all community members. Call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org.

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.

Book Talk, 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover. Presentation and discussion of new book by award-winning historian Dr. Eliga Gould. Free admission. Call 603-458-5145, ext. 10.

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Ray Santisi 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.

Women’s City Club of Haverhill meeting, at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St., Haverhill. Coffee hour will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. The program, titled “One Billion Rising/Dance” will begin at 2:15 p.m. One Billion Rising is a worldwide anti-violence movement whose hope is to get one billion women across the globe to take a stand against violence. A song titled “Break the Chain” and a choreographed routine were developed to send a message loud and clear that the violence must stop. On Valentine’s Day, people gathered together around the world at the same exact time to dance to the same choreographed routine, to sing the same music to send the message that violence, especially the abuse of women in many parts of the world, must stop.

Medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Medical Group, 6 to 7 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s ground floor auditorium, 70 East St., Methuen. General Surgeon Robert Moore, MD will present “Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery: We Can, But Does That Mean We Should?” Attendees will be able to understand the advantages and misconceptions of laparoscopic surgery, and describe the types of technology that will help advance laparoscopic surgery in the future. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing. Call 978-687-0156, ext. 4697 or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org to register.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Through October

“One for the Girls” Bra Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Ruth’s House Thrift Shop, 111 Lafayette Square, Haverhill. Ruth’s House, which clothes the needy, is working with the public, area community groups and service clubs to collect bras. Bras can be new or in good wearable condition. Call 978-521-5575, email MaryEllen@RuthsHouse.org or visit RuthsHouse.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.

“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.

Presentation about Integrated Pest Management (IPM), 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church’s Hadley Hall, Main Street, Hampstead. Hosted by the Hampstead Garden Club. Rachel Maccini, a professional entomologist from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will present on the local species issues as well as the possible invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Refreshments will be served. Call 603-382-5177, email pleocha@gmail.com or visit hampsteadgarden.org.

COA Board of Directors meeting, 9 a.m. in the Police Station Conference Room, Groveland. All are welcome. Call 978-372-1101.

Basic rights training for parents of students with special needs, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Special Education Office, 45 Fountain St. This monthly meeting of the Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is open to all parents, caregivers and professionals who work with children and teens in Haverhill. Free admission. Call 978-374-3435, visit haverhillsepac.org.

Foot Care Clinic, 1:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25 fee. Call 978-983-8825.

Line Dancing Class, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Methuen VFW, River Street. Cost is $3 per class. Call 603-329-5904.

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.

Visit by author Terry Farish, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Farish will join the library’s book group to discuss her novel, “The Good Braider.” All are welcome to attend this event; it is not necessary to be a member of the book group. Free. No advance registration is required. Call 603-329-6411 or visit HampsteadLibrary.org.

Lawrence Knights of Columbus Council #67 Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at 1 Market St., Lawrence. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. For members and those wishing to join. Call 978-609-6420.

Author talk, 2 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Author Dale Stanten will discuss her memoir “The Hooker’s Daughter.” Part of the college’s Life Long Learning Program. Admission is $2. Copies of her book will be available for purchase. Call 978-659-1225 or email cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Oct. 17, 18 & 19

“True West,” 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Directed by Merrimack College Associate Professor Kathleen Sills, the play will feature Merrimack students Nathaniel Vilandre, Matt McCormick, Josh Canner, and Kali Tudisco. Tickets are $10, $5 for all students and college employees. Buy tickets at merrimack.edu/community/rogers or call 978-837-5355.

Thursdays

Free outdoor Latin Dance Event, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Campagnone Common Park, Lawrence. The mission is to provide free and safe entertainment to the community. Sponsored by the City of Lawrence.

Gentle Yoga Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and all fitness levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Mats are available to use for those who don’t own one. $5 drop in fee. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Bridge Group, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Experienced players are encouraged to join the group. Stop in, have fun and make new friends. Call 978-983-8825.

Children’s Community Choir, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 163 East Haverhill St., Lawrence. For ages 7-14. Free admission. Call 978-682-4215.

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 alleviate some of the financial burden for 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.

Reception to re-elect Joyce Campagnone, 6 to 8 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 27 River St., Methuen. Donation $25.

Informational Session, 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Mayor Zanni will presents “Energy Assistance.” 978-983-8825.

Memory Workshop (Collage) with Melissa, 9 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call 978-372-1101.

Veterans and their families invited to presentation, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway, Haverhill. Veterans and their families are invited to join church members for food, friendship, care and information. Speaker will be Chaplain Phil Meher, who deployed with Task Force 3-197th of the 197th Fires Brigade to Kuwait. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Pastor Dale at dalebrown3@me.com or call 978-373-3034. Visit westchurch.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. Call 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. Call 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. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

Lions Club sponsored Community Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children, $20 for families. Open to the public. Call 978-983-8825.

Gently Used Clothing Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. The sale is sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Women and will feature fall and winter clothes. Call 603-329-6047.

The Jammin’ Divas in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Opening act is guitarist/vocalist and songwriter David Dodson. Admission is $20, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved prior to the show by visiting newmooncoffeehouse.org or by calling 978-459-5134.

Second Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 8 to 11 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Anchor of Hope Diaper Bank which provides diapers to partnering agencies that in turn distribute them to low income families they work with. The meal will include pancakes, bacon, coffee, tea, milk, juice and a pancake toppings bar. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door, free to children ages 2 and under. Call 978-372-0335 to reserve tickets. Visit aohdiaperbank.org.

Halloween dance in memory of Kaden Lafontaine, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Amvets Hall, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. The event, for ages 18 and over, will feature a disc jockey, raffles, a costume contest with prizes, door prizes and snacks. This event is being held in memory of Heather Lafontaine’s infant son, Kaden, and for all infants who lost their lives to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Those who plan to attend the event are invited to share photos and a short story of a good memory they have of their child to be included on a memory board at the event. Send photos and stories as well as ticket requests to HNL1973@comcast.net and include “Fundraiser” in the subject line. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $15 each or two for $25. All proceeds will benefit the Kaden Lafontaine Memorial Fund and the First Candle organization. He would have been 10 on Oct. 8.

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, Oct. 20

Psychic Fair Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 200 Broadway, Methuen. Sponsored by the Methuen American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 122 to help send a local high school student to Girls State. Psychic Tarot readers and mediums will offer readings for $20. There will be five readers at this event. Several vendor and craft tables will be set up. Call 978-771-2718.

New England Association of College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) Fair, 2 to 4 p.m. in Northern Essex Community College’s Sports and Fitness Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Approximately 150 colleges and universities from around the country will participate. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be co-hosted by the Greater Newburyport College Night Association. For a list of colleges and universities that are scheduled to participate, visit necc.mass.edu. Call 978-556-3735 or email admissions@necc.mass.edu.

Pot Luck Supper, 2 to 5 p.m. at the East Parish Meeting House on Middle Road in Haverhill. Neighbors can get together and share recipes in the historic meeting house. There will also be a silent auction to raise monies for a $500 scholarship to be given to a Whittier Vo-Tech senior at graduation to use towards his or her field of study. Membership dues will also be collected at this time, $10 for families or $5 for individuals. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite pot luck meal. Standard items on the menu each year include Swedish meatballs, baked beans, mulled cider, chicken and broccoli casserole, squash as well as many desserts. All are welcome. Call 978-372-2652.

The Essex Chamber Music Players in concert, 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Features a program of Third Stream Music, a fusion between classical and jazz. Performers are Tom McKinley, piano; Bruce Gertz, bass; Jim Lattini, drums; Michael Finegold, flute, and Marc Rossi, piano. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors, $5 for students. Visit ecmp.org, call 978-470-1584 or email ECMP314@comcast.net.

Oct. 20 & Nov. 17

Master Piano Workshops, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Piano players will have an opportunity to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting. Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored with NECC music faculty member Christina Dietrich. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed. Students at all levels of playing ability are invited. Email cdietrich@necc.mass.edu.

Monday, Oct. 21

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “World War Z” will be shown. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Free Legal Help with Atty. Elaine Dalton, 10 to 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Call 978-372-1101 to schedule a free 15-minute appointment.

Rail Trail Mural dedication, 4 p.m. on the back of Arthur Sharp’s Hardware. The mural is a service learning project of the Access 21 after-school program at Haverhill High School. The Massachusetts Cultural Council helped fund this project and has invited State Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives, chair of the Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development Committee. Mayor James Fiorentini also plans to attend.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit 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.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Alain Mallet Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Public Forum in Atkinson, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Sponsored by the Atkinson Democratic Committee. Topics will include the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, money in politics and more. All members of the public are invited regardless of party.

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.

Pizza & a Movie, at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Ashland Farms Assisted Living. Space is limited; registration is required. 978-983-8825.

Oct. 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. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

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.

Coffee Time with Daniel Grayton Candidate for City Council at Large, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Presentation on rocks & minerals with Bill Hammond of Haverhill, 2 p.m. in Northern Essex Community College’s David Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Part of the college’s Life Long Learning Program, Hammond’s presentation will explore the earth and the world of rocks and minerals. Hammond has been mining for rocks and crystals in New England for over 30 years. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Admission is $2. Call 978-659-1225 or email cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Friday, Oct. 25

Halloween Party & Family Movie Night, 4:30 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library. Activities include face painting by Kimberly Connell from The Painted Pineta, trick-or-treating around the library with book characters and Halloween crafts. Bring some food, take some food at the Potluck Dinner. Also includes a screening of “ParaNorman” at 5:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring a spooky potluck dish for dinner. Email childrensprogram@kingston-library.org to sign up for potluck dishes. All ages are welcome. Free admission. Call 603-642-3521.

YMCA Family Halloween Dance Party, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. Music, dancing, ghoulish games and fortune telling. Costume contests for best family costume and kids’ costumes. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Pizza is $1 per slice. Desserts and drinks are free. Call 978-685-3541.

Oct. 25-27

Les Miserables, check for show times at the J. Everett Collins Center, Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Call 978-994-3358, email cara@acttheatercompany.com or visit acttheatercompany.com for tickets or more information.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Senior Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Jennifer Kannan, candidate for mayor. Call 978-983-8825.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Music by The Entertainers. Come in Halloween costumes to win prizes. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Self-Defense for Kids, noon at the Kingston Community Library. Join Master Kelly from Alpha Tae-Kwon-Do and Fitness for a lesson in self defense. Children will have a lesson in basic kicking, punching, stances, and self defense. Master Kelly and five of her students will demonstrate these techniques and all participants will have a go at breaking a board. Bring a water bottle and wear loose clothes. For ages 6-12. Free, but registration is required. Call 603-642-3521.

Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Menu includes clove-studded glazed ham, hotdogs, slow-cooked baked beans, homemade potato salad, cole slaw and baked desserts. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, free for children 3 and under. Proceeds will fund the church’s “Thanksgiving for All” ministry, feeding needy families in the Merrimack Valley.

“AYBS Spooktacular Halloween Fundraiser Party,” 7 to 11 p.m. at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club. The 21+ costume party will include a dinner buffet and dancing. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 617-388-9203.

Energy Savings for the Home Seminar, 10 a.m. to noon at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Join the Derry EEAC to learn about simple things people can do to save energy and money this winter by reducing heat loss due to air infiltration, inefficient windows and poor attic insulation. Free admission and free refreshments. Call 603-721-2994.

Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Includes a bakery, jewelry and book tables. There will be raffles and more. Dealers wanted; 9ft tables are $20. Call 978-886-2191.

Fall Festival, noon to 3 p.m. at Greycourt Park, Methuen. Come by and meet the Methuen Rail Trail. Raffle tickets, T-shirts and other items will be available for purchase to help fund efforts to move the trail forward. Informational handouts and membership applications will also be available. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

Sunday, Oct. 27

17th Annual Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Run or Walk 4 Mile Road Race, 11 a.m. beginning and ending at the Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration is $20, $25 on the day of the race. For race applications, email TheCooze14@yahoo.com.

Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Breakfast & Raffle, 9 a.m. to noon at the Lawrence Lodge of Elks, 650 Andover St. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 10. Tickets will be available at the door.

Trail maintenance, 8:30 a.m. beginning at the end of Pine Street, across from the central fire station. The Methuen Rail Trail will be working on the trails in the Nevins Bird Sanctuary. Bring gloves and loping shears or pruners. Snacks and water will be provided. Spend an hour and help keep the area, just off the trail, open and usable. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

Monday, Oct. 28

Monday Movie Afternoon, noon in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. “Iron Man 3” will be shown. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

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.

Coffee Time with City Councilor James Atkinson & School Committee Member Lynne Hajjar-Kumm, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Amanda Carr Group with Myanna, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Ladies Tea, 12:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 183 Main St., Groveland. Jim Edwards, from Collette Vacations, will present the program, “Travel Preview 2014.” Cost is $4 per person. Reservations are required. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

“Medicare 2014,” 10 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room, Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Presented by Susan Cripps, SHINE director at Elder Services of the MerrimacK Valley. Call 978-372-1101 to reserve a seat.

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Mayor Stephen Zanni. Call 978-983-8825.

Informational Session, noon to 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Mayor Zanni and a representative from the Department of Revenue will discuss the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. 978-983-8825.

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.

Coffee Time with City Councilor Joyce Campagnone, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Harvest Festival, 5 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 43 Atwood Road, Pelham. Try to win prizes at games of skill, bring goodie bags for “trunk or treating,” roast marshmallows at the bonfire and play on the bounce houses. Free for the entire family. Call 603-635-1556 or visit OurCrossroadsChurch.com.

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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Andover High School’s Golden Warrior Marching Band Fall Redeemable Bottle & Can Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Middle School, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Rain or shine. All proceeds will support the AHS Marching Band. Only redeemable bottles and cans will be accepted.

Wine & Art Reception, at Veasey Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. Local artists will offer their work for viewing and for sale. Guests will enjoy three hours of unlimited food and drink surrounded by art and artists. Also includes a live musical performance by “Don’t Call Me Shirley,” raffles, door prizes and other activities. Proceeds will support the operations of Veasey Park. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 978-521-9345.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North 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 the Saint Joseph School, 56 Oak Terrace, Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features assorted crafts, a raffle, luncheon snack bar and pastry shoppe, a jewelry table, hourly drawings, and a gift shop table. All crafters are invited to participate. Space is still available. Call 978-983-8825.

Trail Walk, 8:30 a.m. beginning in the IHOP parking area nearest the trail. The Methuen Rail Trail will be walking the brand new trail created in Salem, N.H. Come for a brisk fall walk. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

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. Call 978-683-8222.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Andover School of Montessori Open House, 1 to 3 p.m. at the school, 400 South Main St., Andover. The event will begin with a free musical concert by The Toe Jam Puppet Band at 12:30 p.m. Call 978-475-2299.

Monday, Nov. 4

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Presentation of Mary Dupre Center, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

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.

TRIAD Senior Safety meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

“Voices of a Forgotten Generation Remembered,” 6:30 p.m. in Sherburne Hall, located at the Pelham Town Hall. The Pelham Public Library will host a conversation with Richard Rubin, author of “The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten War.” This program is sponsored by the library and the Pelham John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722, Ladies Auxiliary, and an anonymous donor. Free and open to the public, books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 603-635-7581, visit PelhamPublicLibrary.org or richardrubinonline.com.

Informational Talk: Finances 50+ — Budgeting & Goal Setting, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

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. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Friday, Nov. 8

Harlem Wizards Exhibition Game, 7 p.m. in the Methuen High School Field House, 8 Ranger Road. Enjoy a night of basketball talent combined with comedy. Athleticism, tricks, teamwork and ball-handling wizardry, plus wild dunks not even seen in NBA games. Postgame interaction with the Wizards and autographs. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $13 for students and seniors, $15 for the general public. Call 978-688-6846.

eReaders 101, 10 a.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. For those who are new owners of eReader devices. Learn how to use the device and access e-books available through New Hampshire Downloadable Books. Bring the device to the class. Reservations are needed as space is limited. Must have a valid Pelham Library Card to sign up. Call 603-635-7581.

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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Girls Night Out Quartet in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Part of the Crossroads Coffeehouse’s Monthly Music Series, run by North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. The all age venue will offer desserts, coffee, and tea for purchase. Admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only, starting at 7:30 p.m. Pay in advance at crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

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.

Saturday Night ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With Boots & Co. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Monday, Nov. 11

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

“The Strike Heard Around the World” Bread & Roses 1912, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Methuen Rail Trail meeting, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. See what is being planned for next year’s projects and events. Call 978-685-3639, email tim.65@verizon.net or visit methuenrailtrail.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

“Mike Lowe & the JFK Experience,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Lowe will present aspects of Kennedy’s life and answer questions from the audience. Free and open to the public. Call 978-686-4080, ext. 12.

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Cost is $2 per person. Sign up in the office. Call 978-983-8825.

Informational Talk: Finances 50+ — Taking Charge of Credit & Debt, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Friday, Nov. 15

Fuel Assistance Application Help, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. Call 978-983-8825.

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.

Team Haverhill will hold its “All Aboard Auction Gala,” at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event will feature a live and silent auction to help Team Haverhill meet its goal of raising $25,000 to match Pentucket Bank’s $25,000 contribution towards the Art Walk at the Bradford Rail Trail. The Auction Gala, also sponsored by Pentucket Bank, will include a dinner and live entertainment by members of Spotlight Playhouse. Early bird tickets can be purchased for $40 each at teamhaverhill.org before Oct. 17. On Oct. 17, tickets are $50 each, while available. Email artwalkbrt@teamhaverhill.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

60’s Invasion, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Includes music from the 1960s, trivia, interaction and more. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Monday, Nov. 18

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

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.

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.

Informational Talk: Finances 50+ — Savings Plan & Protecting Assets, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825.

Friday, Nov. 22

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cedardale Health and Fitness, 931 Boston Road, Haverhill. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Saturday Night ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With The Fred Manzi Trio. Cost is $9 per person. Call 978-983-8825.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit gbpflag.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.

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. Call 978-623-8295 or visit 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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit 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. Call 978-685-0693 or visit mmmh.org.

Monday, Dec. 9

Mini Clinic, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Andover Commons. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit andoverma.gov.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Folk singer Catie Curtis in concert, 8 p.m. at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Part of the Crossroads Coffeehouse’s Monthly Music Series, run by North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. The all age venue will offer desserts, coffee, and tea for purchase. Admission is $20. Tickets may be purchased at the door, cash only, starting at 7:30 p.m. Pay in advance at crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

Monday, Dec. 16

Mini Clinic, 1 to 2 p.m. at Frye Circle. Hosted by the Town of Andover Health Department. Call 978-623-8295 or visit 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. Call 781-891-5966, email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com or visit 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. Call 978-683-8222.