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September 30, 2012

Community Calendar


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---- — Tuesday, Oct. 2

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

“Let’s Create: Mosaics,” 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join mosaic and stained glass artist Leslie Doherty for a hands-on lesson with glass tile mosaics. Participants will create a trivet or small wall plaque to keep. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

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

Andover Garden Club Membership Meeting, 10 a.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Tony Todesco, owner of One Main Street Studio in Stow, will present the floral design program, “What’s New in Design.” Free for members, $10 for guests. Includes refreshments. 978-470-2627, email bettychapman@verizon.net.

Read to Dixie, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign up for one 15-minute session with Dixie the READ dog. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

“Ready — Set — Go!” School Readiness Workshop, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church community center, 171 Zion Hill Road, Salem, N.H. Hosted by Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 in collaboration with the Salem School District. Barbara Adams, who provides occupational therapy for the Salem School District, will present tips on early writing skills and learning at home to prepare children for school. Free admission. Children are welcome. Childcare will be available. 603-898-5493, email info@salemfamilyresources.org, salemfamilyresources.org.

Free Yoga Class, 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Features non-impact exercises that are beneficial for men and women, teens and adults. Participants move at their own pace, sitting, standing, or using a chair for support. The instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Teen Writers Group, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. For ages 12-18. The group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. Bring a current manuscript and a pen. Come to brainstorm, share and write. 978-373-1586, ext. 650.

Merrimack Valley Idol Auditions, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts. Quota International is seeking singing talent, ages 14 and up, who live in the Merrimack Valley to perform at a fundraising evening this fall. Email vccoco@aol.com to register and to obtain an audition form to be brought to the audition.

Tuesdays

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Registration required. Limited to 10 children. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. This month’s title will be “The Codex” by Douglas Preston. Copies are available through the library. 603-898-7064.

Methuen Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. in the Nevins Memorial Library Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Bill Fitzgerald, owner of Mann Orchards, will speak on the history of the orchard and their use of solar power. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Mystery & a Cup of Tea Book Discussion, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Groveland Town Hall. “Farewell, My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler will be discussed.

Through Oct. 20

Ag & Arts Juried Art Exhibition, at the Sage Art Gallery, 136 Washington St., Haverhill. Presented by the Agriculture and Arts Project. The project’s mission is to increase the awareness and understanding of agriculture and farmland preservation while showcasing and promoting local artists through the visual arts. sageartgallery.com.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Happy Hearts Choral Group’s “Rock Around the Clock” Show, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tickets $5. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. 978-983-8825.

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. “Networking” will be presented. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

“Los Valientes,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College campus, intersection of Routes 114 and 125, North Andover. Presented by the Core Ensemble. Features songs and concert/vernacular music by Latin American composers. Tickets $12. Wheelchair accessible. merrimack.edu.

Casino Night, 6 to 10 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Proceeds will benefit Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Methuen Senior Center. Free admission, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Salem Republican Committee meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Movie Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “House of the Seven Gables” will be screened. Part of the month-long One Book, One Community program. Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it will also be part of the Book to Movie discussion later this month. 603-898-7064.

Thursday’s Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah’s Fall Kickoff dinner, 6 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover. Shalhavit-Simcha Cohen, from the Harvard Happiness Project, will present “What Makes Us Happy?” The evening will continue the celebration of Hadassah’s centennial, with a send off for members attending the October convention in Israel. Cost is $36. Reservations required. Email HadassahMV@gmail.com.

KML Productions’ annual Fashion Show & Shoppers Event, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. All proceeds will go to Supportive Care, a local multi-service agency that helps abused women and their families.

Presentation: “The Power of Listening,” 8 to 9 a.m. at Ashland Farm at North Andover, 700 Chickering Road. Registration and breakfast from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Offered to nurses, social workers and certified case managers for CEU credit. Registration required.

978-683-1300, email nbergeron@benchmarkquality.com.

Friday, Oct. 5

Performance by pianist Scot Andrews, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Andrews will play the music of Fats Waller and Scott Joplin. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Presentation on Local Ballot Question No. 4, 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Admission to the voter information forum is free. 978-689-2874.

Art Exploration: Leaf Collage, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. For ages 3-5. Make creations inspired by Lois Ehlert’s Leaf Man. Be prepared to get messy. 978-373-1586, ext. 626.

Oct. 5 & 15

Flu Shot Clinics, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy. Call for an appointment. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Oct. 6

“Rhythms of Grace,” 2 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,187 East Road, Hampstead. Hear a bible story, interact in therapeutic arts and crafts projects and share gluten-free communion in a child-friendly environment. Designed to meet the spiritual needs of children and their families (parents and siblings) living with autism-spectrum disorders and other special needs. Non-denominational. Staffed by trained volunteers. Ongoing services will be held on the first Saturday of the month. Handicapped accessible. 603-329-4674, email nhrhythmsofgrace@gmail.com, saintcs.org.

Mad Hatter Day, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cavalarro Room, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Make a Mad Hatter hat. For ages 5 and up. 978-373-1586.

Star Wars Reads Day, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Activities include a character guessing game, movie trivia, costume contest, LEGO Star Wars and more. 978-373-1586.

“Little Red Riding Hood,” 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Church, 396 Main St., North Andover. Presented by the Fairy Tale Players Children’s Theater. Performances combine energetic storytelling, audience participation, live music, improvisation and stagecraft education to introduce children to the performing arts. Tickets $5. Doors open 15 minutes before the show. fairytaleplayers.org.

Merrimack Valley Special Needs Resource Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Merrimack College’s Sakowich Center, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Offers an opportunity for parents and professionals to explore the local resources available for the Special Needs community. Exhibitors include medical and therapeutic services, educational supports, assistive technology, social skills programs, financial planning, horseback riding, and more. Vendor tables are available for $20. Call to register. 781-316-6040, merrimackspecialneedsresourcefair.eventbrite.com.

Free fire safety open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Water Street Fire Station, Haverhill. Learn about fire prevention and safety tips and enjoy free pizza with Haverhill Fire Department. 978-373-8460.

Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28

“CASTLE of FEAR,” after dark at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Coupons online. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Saturdays through Oct. 27

Haverhill Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40 Bailey Blvd., Haverhill. Offers local food and artisan vendors supplying fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, baked goods and more. Music and children’s activities. haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

Saturdays through November

Open Houses, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Methuen Village Assisted Living. The building’s model apartment, community amenities and supportive services geared to help seniors remain independent will be showcased. The public is invited to drop in for a tour or book a private appointment. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Happy Hearts Choral Group’s “Rock Around the Clock” Show, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tickets $5. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. 978-983-8825.

Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor’s Association (MICCA) Performance Festival, 1 p.m. on the Andover High School field. Hosted by the Andover Marching Band, under the direction of Joseph Wright. Five bands and their color guards, from the surrounding region, will compete and demonstrate their performance skills. Open to the public. Support the AHS Marching Band. Refreshments will be available.

Free Classical Music Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Lynne Wilby and Christine Petrucci will give a four-hands piano performance featuring the music of Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak and Debussy. A reception will follow. Presented by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library and supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. 978-683-8222.

Third annual car show & craft fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Amvets Post No. 147, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Features door prizes, give-aways, raffles, music and food. Rain date is Oct. 14. Free admission, free coffee and cocoa and free flags while they last. Tables for the craft fair that will be held in the upstairs hall are $25 each. Call 978-914-4817 to reserve a table. Proceeds benefit veterans charities sponsored by the Sons of Amvets. 978-374-9807.

Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28

“The Art of Icon Painting” workshops, 1 to 4 p.m. at Nichols Village, 54 Main St., Groveland. With Marina Forbes, Russian icon maker, teacher and lecturer. The hands-on studio workshop is for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons. The program will include a discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making. Students will create their own icons using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. No painting experience is required. Experienced artists are also welcome. 603-332-2255, email marina@anylanguage.org, MarinaForbes.com.

Monday, Oct. 8

Shawsheen Village Woman’s Club meeting, 1 p.m. at Atria Marland Place, Stevens St., Andover. Includes English tea and crumpets. 978-475-2645.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

“Let’s Create: Zentangle,” 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Create artwork through repetitive patterns. Presented by Emily Classon, librarian and certified Zentangle teacher. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

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

Performance by guitarist Paul Wayne, 10 a.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Wayne will play the music of Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffett. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Foxwoods Resort Casino trip, 7 a.m. departure from the VFW Post 8349 parking lot, 26 River St., Methuen. Return at 7 p.m. $30 per person. Includes a buffet food voucher, Keno voucher. Payment must be received by Sept. 26. Call to reserve a seat. 978-688-6647.

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

Interactive Forum on Voting, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Mayor Steve Zanni and City Clerk Tina Touma-Conway. Topics include how to register to vote, voting by absentee ballot, and upcoming deadlines. Following the presentation, Touma-Conway will accept questions from residents. 978-983-8506.

“Strong Families Create Strong Communities” Seminar, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Presented by Family Ministries. Learn about the current influences affecting today’s families and how parents can implement strategies to create a strong and healthy family. Free and open to the public. A donation is suggested to support the ministry. familyministriesofnewvineyard.org.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Open to writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. The group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Meet The Mooseman, 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. For moose and nature lovers. Rick Libbey (aka Mooseman), a photographer of moose wildlife and habits, will share his nature travel tales. For a preview of Libbey’s work, visit moosemannaturephotos.com. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Oct. 11, 12 & 13

“Macbeth,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Tickets $15, $10, $5. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Greg Greenway in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. 978-397-9453, crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features Boots & Co. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Annual Black Cat Benefit Bash, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Hosted by the Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley (ARMV), the silent auction/fundraiser benefits the area’s homeless animals. Features psychic readings, live music, entertainment, food prepared by local chefs, raffles. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds help ARMV purchase food, provide medical care and fund sterilization clinics for the many feral, stray, and foster cats in its care. 978-374-7233, armv.org.

Flag Decommission & Disposal Ceremony, noon to 1 p.m. at the Upper Village Hall, East Derry Road, East Derry. Presented by Molly Reid Chapter DAR. Bring old torn, faded American flags.

Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Menu includes clove-studded glazed ham, homemade, slow-cooked baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and pies. $7 for adults, $4 for children 4-10, free for children 3 and under. Proceeds will fund the church’s “Thanksgiving For All” ministry, which provides Thanksgiving meals for families in the Merrimack Valley. Sponsored by the First-Calvary Baptist Church Board of Deacons.

“The Great New Hampshire CPR & Barbecue-a-thon,” 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. courses at The Live Free or Diner, 5 Plaistow Road, Plaistow. Participate in the diner’s attempt to break the NH record and certify 100 people in CPR and AED. Then enjoy a free cookout. Email donna.stevens@redcross.org or Jim.LiveFreeOrDiner@gmail.com.

“Books for Breakfast,” 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Designed to give families more time together. Crafts, books to share and breakfast foods will be offered. Miss Laura and Miss Gloria from the Hazel Drive Early Childhood Center will have play dough activities for the children. Books for Breakfast is held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Attendees will have a chance to win a prize. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Annual Community Health Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. Includes a free barbecue, music, Essex County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit demonstrations, Curious Creatures, martial arts demonstrations, fitness demonstrations, free bicycle helmets (while they last), face painting, sand art, giveaways and dozens of health-related displays. Health-related organizations and businesses are invited to reserve a free table. 978-521-8140.

Saturdays Oct. 13 through March 16

Methuen Youth Hockey (MYHA) Learn-to-Skate Program, 8:30 a.m. at the Methuen High School ice rink, 1 Ranger Road. No classes Dec. 22 and 29. Open to children ages 4 and up. Cost is $150 for the full 21-week session. Skating fundamentals will be taught. A HECC-approved helmet is required and valid 2012-2013 USA Hockey registration. Email clerk@myha.com, myha.com.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Sports Cards & Bruins Autograph show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne Knights of Columbus Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Boston Bruins legend, Gilles Gilbert, will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Dealer tables with sports card memorabilia will be on display for sale. $2 admission, $15 for autographs. 508-265-4440.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

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

Foot Care Clinic, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25. 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.

North Andover Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church Parish Hall, 196 Main St., North Andover. Julie McIntosh Shapiro, Harvard University Herbaria, will present “Compost: The Sweet Smell of Success.” She will discuss her methods of composting, how to recycle lots of things with a backyard composter, and how to prevent one’s compost pile from having unpleasant odors. Free and open to the public. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

“A Shopping Boutique,” 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover Hotel. Vendors will display and sell jewelry, make-up, skin care, books, handbags, clothing, Pampered Chef items and more. There will also be product demonstrations, a cash bar and raffles. Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door on the night of the event, but will be three for $10 if purchased in advance. Presented by Merrimack Valley Partners in Service (MVPS). The money raised will go toward the MVPS Scholarship Fund. Email mvpsinc@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

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.

Meet with Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Musical performance by Ruth Harcovitz, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Harcovitz will sing “The Sunny Skies of Italy.” Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

“Grab Your Passports! Destination: Germany,” 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Dave Caponigro will stroll with his accordion as part of the evening. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Topic includes “Library resources for job seekers.” 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

“Genealogy: Myths & Legends,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Michael Brophy will explain and debunk some of the popular fiction about genealogy and family history. Free admission. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

“Meet & Greet Coffee Hour,” 9:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Brian Corrigan, candidate for Registrar of Deeds. All are welcome. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hall of St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Crafters needed. Space includes an 8-ft. table for $30. 978-685-8818.

Second Annual Knights on the Run 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Run, at North Andover High School. Sponsored by the North Andover Athletic Association (NAAA). The Kids’ Run (for ages under 12) begins at 9 a.m. The 5K race starts at 9:30 a.m. For runners and walkers of all ages. Awards will be given to first and second place winners in each age category. Registration fees: $25 for preregistered runners/walkers, $30 for walk-in registrations, $5 for Kids’ Run. Online registration deadline is Oct. 18. Free T-shirt for the first 150 5K registrations. knightsrun5K.com.

Andover Marching Band Redeemable Bottle Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the West Middle School parking lot, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Start saving bottles and cans now.

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Includes demonstrations by The Eagle-Tribune’s “Pat’s Kitchen” columnist, Pat Altomare, 9 a.m. to noon. Shop a variety of homemade crafts. There will be raffle prize drawings every hour. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be available. There will also be a book sale.

Second annual Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the old Town Hall, Main Street, Andover. Hosted by the Greater Lawrence Italian Women’s Club.

The Rockaholics Perform, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. The band will play classic music from the 1960’s and beyond. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Fall Festival & Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Presentation of Mary Academy campus, Dupre Center, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Includes children’s activities (games, face painting and make-your-own crafts table), a penny social, holiday table, a white elephant table, grab bags and food. Children dressed in Halloween costumes will get a surprise treat. pmamethuen.org.

Park cleanup in preparation of Veterans Day ceremonies, 9 to 11 a.m. at Patriots Memorial Park, North Andover. Bring shovels, rakes, pruners. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. 978-683-9282.

Colored Pencil Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Presented by area artist and teacher, Ann Perkins. Open to beginners and experienced artists. Bring paper and colored pencils. For adults and children aged 13 and up. Registration required. 603-329-6411, email programsHPL@gmail.com, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Jez Lowe in concert, 8 p.m. at the New Moon Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. Local duo Bennett and Perkins will open the show. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and under. Tickets will be available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 978-459-5134, newmooncoffeehouse.org, jezlowe.com.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Children’s Halloween Costume Party, noon to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes games, treats, activities by Little Sprouts. Rain date is Oct. 28. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Solstice Sackbuts performance, 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. David Lindsey, Alan Johnson, and Leslie Havens on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass trombones. Supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Free Introduction to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The free one-hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, registered yoga teacher. 978-886-7944, unionstudioyoga.com.

Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 9

Free Intro to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. For those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The one hour class will teach the principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, RYT. 978-886-7944, email contact@unionstudioyoga.com, unionstudioyoga.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

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.

“Let’s Create: Cards,” at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Learn how to create handmade cards for the season. Create several cards using rubber stamps, coordinating papers, and embellishments. Presented by Diane Giarrusso, librarian and Stampin’ Up demonstrator. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

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

International Film Series: “Leolo,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Tuesdays Oct. 23 through Dec. 4

Tai Chi Classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. $75. No class Nov. 6. Practice this gentle motion sequence to reduce stress, improve health, balance, digestion, concentration, immune function, increase energy and bone density. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Tambakos Film Series: “The Tempest,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Wednesdays Oct. 24 through Nov. 21

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Maternal Health & Fitness, 7 Hodges St., North Andover. The class will teach the phases and stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and labor support. 978-738-8080, maternalhealthandfitness.com.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Fuel Assistance Forum, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Mayor Steve Zanni. Speakers include Linda Soucy of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc, Veterans Agent Tom Hargreaves and representatives from National Grid and Columbia Gas. Learn about the different public and private programs that are available to reduce energy costs and provide payment assistance. While primarily focused on programs for seniors, all homeowners are invited. 978-983-8506.

Friday, Oct. 26

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital: John Scott, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

A Moment in Time presents “A Tribute to Benny Goodman,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Features the Capitol Center Jazz Orchestra and Ken Peplowski. Tickets $35 at the door, $30 in advance, $25 for seniors and students in advance. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Oct. 26-28

“Willy Wonka,” check for show times at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Free Breakfast for Methuen seniors, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Bill Manzi. 978-983-8825.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features The Mel-Tones. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Second Annual Harvest Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Attendees will be treated to tables of handmade crafts by local artisans, gifts and treasures for sale, a Country Kitchen, Grammy’s Attic/Chic Boutique, and a sit-down meal at the Delicious Diner. Take a family photo in the pumpkin patch. Free admission. 978-994-1447.

Sunday, Oct. 28

“Let’s Create: Mandalas,” 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Work with colors, shapes, and patterns to create mandalas using pen, pastel, colored pencil, and collage. Presented by Karen Beaver. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

BRUINS ALUMNI BENEFIT GAME, 4 p.m. at The Rinks at Exeter. Boston Bruins alumni will take on the Sanborn Indians, which include players from the new Sanborn ice hockey team, parents and friends. Advance tickets can be purchased at Sanborn Regional High School or at the ice rink. Sanborn ice hockey players will also have tickets for sale. If tickets are not sold out by game day, then they will be sold at the door. Tickets $10, free for children under 4. The money raised will be used to fund the new Sanborn Regional High School ice hockey program. Raffles and Bruins memorabilia will be sold. Email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Monday, Oct. 29

Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie, enter to win the DVD. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Music by DJ Dick Arsenault. Sponsored by Rep. Linda Dean Campbell. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Kenny Hadley 16-piece Big Band, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Tambakos Film Series: “The Phantom of the Opera,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Nov. 8, 9 & 10

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Presented by the Onstagers Dramatic Society of Merrimack College. Tickets $10. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Janis Ian in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $30. 978-397-9453, crossroadscoffeehouse.org, JanisIan.com.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Nov. 16

Silent Movie Night, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Two comedies will be screened: “The Mystery of the Leaping Fish” and “A Sailor-Made Man.” With organ accompanist, Peter Edwin Krasinski. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. Sponsored by Lee W. Malone and Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Merrimack Valley Idol, 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover. Hosted by Quota International of Andover. The singing competition will feature a dinner, silent and live auctions, a wine raffle and a cash bar. For tickets, email lhadad@comcast.net.

Nov. 24 & 25

Sanborn Ice Hockey Holiday Craft Fair, at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston. Crafters wanted. Reserve an 8-ft. table now for $50. Make checks payable to Sanborn Athletics and mail to Dena Bouzianis, 9 Maple St., Kingston, NH 03848. Include name, address, email, phone number and brief description of the items. 207-351-5338, email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Senior Knitting & Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Offers an opportunity for knitters and crafters to sell their items and for holiday shoppers to purchase handmade items. 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

Friday, Nov. 30

Tony Kenny’s “Christmas Time in Ireland,” 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Tickets $30 at the door, $25 in advance, $22 in advance for seniors and students. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cocoa with Santa, 9 a.m. noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes activities by Little Sprouts, treats, and cocoa. $7 for children, $5 for adults. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features “Music Maximus.” A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Emmaus, Inc. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music and displays. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Kristen Miller in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.org, kristenmillermusic.com.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organ, Betty Rines and John Schnell, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved $15, children $5. Call 781-593-5039 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by Appleton Eye Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Haverhill Rotary, Methuen Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Offers artisans, crafters, vendors, gift items, door prizes and more. Admission $2 per person. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.