---- — ANDOVER - The town’s Health Department has scheduled a series of Senior Mini Health Clinics for the year. Six are planned this month.
The January schedule is:
Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2 to 3 p.m., Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court
Monday, Jan. 13, 2 to 3 p.m., Andover Commons, 30 Railroad St.
Monday, Jan. 27, 1 to 2 p.m., Frye Circle
No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Health Department at 978-623-8295.
Donors sought for Red Cross blood drives
ANDOER - The American Red Cross is holding three community blood drives this month in town.
Donors are needed every day to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give.
The blood drives are scheduled for .
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road
Thursday, Jan. 23, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Saint Augustine Church, 35 Essex St.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CBRE Richard Ellis, One Tech Drive
To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.
NAMI Family to Family course
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is sponsoring the Family to Family education program for loved ones of individuals living with serious mental illness starting next week in Middleton.
The free, 12-week course will begin on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The course will be taught by trained family member volunteers. It will cover information about schizophrenia, bipolar, major depression, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills for crisis and relapse, basic information on medications, listening and communication skills, problem solving, recovery and rehabilitation, and self-care.
For more information or to register, call or email Sheila at 978-304-0146 or ShePowGir45@gmail.com.
Pelham GOP meets tonight
PELHAM — The Republican Committee meets at 7 p.m. today at the VFW Building, 6 Main St.
Grassroots politics and fundraising will be discussed.
Matinee is for the whole family
HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library will show a free family matinee showing of “Despicable Me 2” on Saturday at noon.
The library will provide some refreshments, but all are welcome to bring their own lunch or snack.
For more information, call the library at 329-6411.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
ANDOVER - Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, a free 12-step recovery program, is open to anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia,
Meetings are held in Andover on Saturdays at 7:45 a.m. at Christ Church at 33 Central St. and on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Education Center at 35 Essex St.
For more information or a list of meetings elsewhere, call 781-932-6300 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
Woman’s Club meets Wednesday
WINDHAM — The Woman’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Town Hall.
Call 889-0578 for more information.
Get healthy with new classes
WINDHAM — Windham Recreation is hosting a wellness class beginning Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Windham High.
The cost is $60. For more information, call 965-1208 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers sought for suicide help line
LAWRENCE The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley is looking for volunteers who can answer its suicide crisis help line.
Most people who call the help line are not suicidal, they need someone to talk to and listen to them. Volunteers are trained to offer emotional support for those who are dealing with life stressors and need befriending.
The next volunteer training will be Feb. 1 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, 430 N. Canal St. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Attendance at both sessions is required.
The Samaritans of Merrimack Valley is a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley. For more information and receive a volunteer packet, email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 978-327-6671.
Network open house for job seekers
ANDOVER - Temple Emanuel and its Brotherhood are hosting a networking open house Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the temple, 7 Haggetts Pond Road.
In addition to networking, meet and greet, there will be a speaker. The session is open for professionals in-between jobs, those reentering the work force and others who are searching a new career path. For more information, call the temple at 978-470-1356.
Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop offered
HAVERHILL - Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley will present a free diabetes self-management workshop with free nutritional assessments at Merrimack Valley Hospital. The workshop runs for six weeks and will be held on Tuesdays from Jan. 28 to March 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave. A complimentary lunch will be provided by the hospital. More information is available from Kathryn at 978-946-1260.
Date set for dog park fundraiser
ANDOVER - A fundraiser has been planned for March 8 to raise money for the Andover Dog Park.
Supporters need to raise about $50,000, which will be handed over to the town to hire a contractor.
The town has donated about a half-acre of land near Bald Hill Conservation Trails as space for the dog park. Volunteers have cleared it, but now need someone to prepare the site, build a fence and parking lot, and put up whatever other amenities are called for in the final design.
The fundraiser will be held at Andover Country Club from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and will include a silent auction, appetizers and drinks, and entertainment. Tickets are $50 and are available at River Road Veterinary Hospital, Groom Town Boutique & Spa, Blue Dog Academy, Learning Express and Cakes by Design.
For more information or to make an online donation, visit andoverdogparkma.com.