Sunday, July 29

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Free Concert, 2 to 4 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave. (Route 110), Havehill. The '60s Invasion Band will perform selections from Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. The band will also feature music and trivia from television shows of the 1960s. Don't miss this history of rock, information, trivia and music from as far back as 1910 to the 1960s. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, parasols, sun screen, family and friends. Food and refreshments will be available, including hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade and root beer floats. For more information, visit sixtiesinvasion.com or winnekenni.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Ballard Vale United Church, 23 Clark Road, Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Monday, July 30

Second annual Rodney Cronin Memorial Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, Function Hall, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, New Hampshire. Donors can save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass ahead of time and answering some pre-donation, health history questions. Use the sponsor code "RODNEYCRONINMEMORIAL" or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. "Wonder," starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

"Sweet Sounds Rock," 6:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Come to a celebratory ice cream social for the summer reading participants and guests and enjoy the sweet summer sounds of the NH Recorder Consort. Summer reading participants will have first dibs on the sundae line before the music begins, and then other guests are welcome to join them. Then sit in the courtyard for some music and learn a little about the recorder as an instrument. If the concert is outside, then bring blankets to sit on or beach chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the meeting room. Register all ages planning to attend. Go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234 to register or for details.

Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Tuesday, July 31

Jocko’s Jazz: The Gilson Schachnik Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

The B Street Bombers in concert, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park, 11 Main St., Hampstead. This group has been providing industrial strength R&B, rock, soul and funk for more than 35 years. They also have a rich history of headlining major events in the New England area. The free concert is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable Television. Donations for those serving in the military will be accepted, as well as monetary donations to help defray the cost of shipping. The rain venue is Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St. For details, call 603-560-5069.

45’s Tournament, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $3 per person. To learn more, call 978-983-8825.

Local Author Fair, 4 to 8 p.m. at The Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill, 723 Osgood St., North Andover. Local authors will be on hand to meet the community, answer questions, and sell their books. Join the Stevens Memorial Library in supporting the arts in North Andover. Admission is free and all are welcome. For details, check out stevensmemlib.org.

Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Organ Recital: Margaret Harper, 8 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. The Summer Scholarship Fund organ recital will feature works by Bach and Liszt. The recital is sponsored by William H. Drury. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

Mystery Book Club, 10:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Members will gather to discuss "The Crossing Places" by Elly Griffiths. The meetings are co-hosted by the COA and Sue Nakanishi, a librarian at the Langley-Adams Library. Refreshments will be served. Newcomers are asked to call the library at 978-372-1732 to ensure they receive a copy of the book.

Manchester Community Music School Summer Band, 2 p.m. at the Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet’s Way, Salem, New Hampshire. The performance is part of the band's free summer concert series. Conducted by Ed Doyle, this intergenerational ensemble is made up of community members from 10 years old to 90 years young, from the amateur to the maestro. Grab a blanket, family and friends for a music-filled summer afternoon. For a full list of concert dates and times or for more information, visit mcmusicschool.org or call 603-644-4548.

Magic for the Non-believer with Peter Boie, 6:30 p.m. in Kimball Library's courtyard, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Boie will present a belief-challenging, wonderment-enhancing, imagination-inducing, harmonica-appearing, reality-altering, destiny-predicting and ghost-contacting magic show that will make the audience gasp in awe, laugh 'til it hurts and inspire the imagination. Sponsored by The Friends of Kimball Library. The show will be held at Atkinson Academy in case of inclement weather. Register all ages. Go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234 to register or for details.

Magic Rocks Workshop, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Magician Peter Boie will teach simple magic tricks to help increase confidence and improve communication skills. This hour-long, hands-on workshop is confined to ages 9 to 19. Sponsored by The Friends of Kimball Library. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information and to sign up, go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234. 

Thursday, Aug. 2

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail, 7 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Sam Ducharme will share images and stories of trail towns, mountaintops and wildlife from Georgia to Maine. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit stevensmemlib.org.

COA Social Hour, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Come for an informal, casual get-together. Stop in for coffee, conversation, and a chance to meet new people. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30

Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Friday, Aug. 3

Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament, at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe St., Methuen. Greater Lawrence Technical School will hold its third annual golf tournament and encourages players to register. This year, the GLTS Alumni Association will honor state Rep. Frank Moran, Class of 1989. GLTS will also raise money through a silent auction, raffle and prizes. Individuals can participate by golfing, becoming a sponsor or donating a prize. All proceeds will be used for student programs and scholarships. Tournament fees are $150 per golfer and include greens fee, golf cart, golfer's gift, coffee and pastries, and buffet lunch. Make checks payable to GLTS Alumni Association. Registration is at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. To register for the tournament, call 978-686-0194, ext. 2074 or email lcontreras@glts.netdbabib@glts.net.

Aug. 4 through Sept. 1

"Objects & Projects: Handmade in Haverhill," at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. The exhibit explores a select history and current trends of the artisans who put the "hand" in handmade in the greater Haverhill region. These "makers" comprise a cultural juggernaut that spans four centuries making Haverhill an inspiration and a destination for trade and commerce. The exhibit compares artifacts from the museum’s collection with contemporary objects and projects created by 17 local makers working in similar materials and disciplines. "Handmade in Haverhill" is guest-curated by David Zoffoli, a Bradford resident whose proposal won the museum’s annual Guest Curator Contest. The Maker’s Opening Gala will be held Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The gala will feature a live auction of fine arts/crafts and design services to benefit the museum, as well as a live performance from soprano Aliana de la Guardia and coffee from Battle Grounds Coffee Co. Visit buttonwoods.org for more information.

Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Overeaters Anonymous, 8 a.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Little Tree Huggers, 1 to 3 p.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Using Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" and Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree" as inspiration, children and their caregivers will create their very own giving tree in the gardens, enjoy truffula tree snacks, complete a scavenger hunt based on events in the stories, and do it all while wearing a Lorax mustache of their own creation. The cost is $5 for children of Trustees members, $10 for children of nonmembers and free for adults. Preregistration is encouraged. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information.

Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Ballard Vale United Church, 23 Clark Road, Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Monday, Aug. 6

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. See Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland in "The Leisure Seeker." Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

Annual Golf Tournament, 12:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. Lunch and registration at 11 a.m.; scramble format. Dress in Irish golf attire. A dinner and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. For sponsorship opportunities, call 978-374-6171, 978-204-0620 or email kpruett@haverhillbgc.org. Register online at haverhillbgc.org

Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Jocko’s Jazz: The Bijon Watson Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Book Sale, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway. The large collection of young reader books will be half price and all books will be half price for teachers for this back-to-school sale. Hosted by the Friends of the Derry Libraries.

National Night Out, 5 to 8 p.m. at Swasey Field, Blaisdell Street, Haverhill. This free event is open to all residents and will feature free hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by members of the police department, face painting, Phil the Magician, live music by Be Imagine, music by DJ Al, Kona Ice, inflatable amusements, a dunk tank, basketball games, a smoke house and a water park. Get to know local police while enjoying some great food. This community-police partnership has been held the first Tuesday of every August since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The event aims to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, and other anti-crime efforts.

MARK209 Concert, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park, 11 Main St., Hampstead. The Nashville-based quartet will perform family-friendly country music that will please all ages. The free event is part of the summer concert series sponsored by Hampstead Cable Television. Concertgoers are asked to bring donations for those serving overseas, as well as monetary donations to help defray the cost of shipping. The rain venue is Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St. For information about other MARK209 concerts, call 603-329-6047.

Aug. 7, 9 and 14

First-time Homebuyer Classes, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford. The classes are offered through Community Action, Inc.'s First Time Homebuyer Education Program. Housing professionals will provide participants with comprehensive information on individual household mortgage pre-qualification, foreclosure sales, affordable housing lotteries, buyer broker services, down payment assistance programs and reduced interest loans. A Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative-approved certificate will be awarded after completion of the three-night course. The program is approved by MassHousing. The cost is $60 per household. There are no income requirements to take the training. For more information, call 978-373-1971 or 978-317-8998.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Organ Recital: John Robinson, 8 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Works by Bach, de Grigny, Howells, Webber, Franck, Vierne and Dupré will be presented. The recital is sponsored by Dick Kenney. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

American Legion (Nathan Webster Post 248) meeting, 7 p.m. at Veasey Memorial Park, 201 Washington St., Groveland. For more information, call 978-360-8107.

Aug. 8 and 9

The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach. Tickets are $79, $69, $49, $39 and $29. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit casinoballroom.com.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Birthday Barbecue, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. The Groveland COA will serve wraps or lobster rolls. Guests can enjoy cake, raffles and entertainment by Paul Wayne. Reservations are needed by Aug. 8. Call 978-372-1101 for the cost and to make a reservation.

Author Visit, 7 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Kate Clifford Larson will discuss her book "Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter," which portrays Rosemary's secret life. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit stevensmemlib.org.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Saturday Night Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Dance the night away to the music of The Entertainers. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

"The QWERTY Festival," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill. Join the museum in celebrating the history of the typewriter. The free event will feature one of the first typewriters ever made, the 1874 Sholes-Glidden typewriter, which will be on display along with 40 antique typewriters, including the smallest typewriter ever made. In addition to displays, there will be two lectures: Greg Fudacz will present "A Quick History of the Typewriter" at 11 a.m., and Frank Romano will present "The Linotype Exists Because of the Typewriter" at 1 p.m. Both talks are 45 minutes in length. For more information, email info@museumofprinting.org.

Community Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St. This free event is held on the second Saturday of every month. Bring a friend, a neighbor or come alone. All are welcome. To learn more, visit grovelanducc.org

Sunday, Aug. 12

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Hidden City: Poetry and Nature for Kids with the Author, at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join author Sarah Grace Tuttle in the gardens. Written by Tuttle with illustrations by Amy Schimler-Safford, "Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife," reminds readers to notice and care about their environment. The day will be split into three distinct program sections: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 9; and 1:30 to 3 p.m. for ages 10 to 13. Tuttle will offer readings and activities geared toward the specific age groups. Each timed section is $9 for children of Trustees members, $15 for nonmember children, and free for adults. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information.

Paint the Gardens, 1 to 3 p.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Ana Smyth and Francisco Colom will provide expert step-by-step instruction on painting en plein air to all participants, novice and seasoned alike. By the end of the class, each participant will have created a beautiful painting to take home, inspired by the estate and its gardens. Weather permitting, the event will be held outside in rotating garden settings. During inclement weather, the class will be held in the greenhouse or in the estate. All art supplies, aprons and instruction will be provided. This class is suitable for all skill levels and recommended for ages 14 and up. The cost is $36 for Trustees members and $45 for nonmembers. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information.

Monday, Aug. 13

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. See "Crooked House" starring Gillian Anderson and Christina Hendricks. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Giacomo Gates, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Organ Recital: Alexander Pattavina, 8 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Works by Reger, Elgar, Vierne, Bach, Mendelssohn and Messiaen will be performed. The recital is sponsored by Nashoba Analytical, LLC. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

Thursday, Aug. 16

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School's second annual Golf Tournament, at Bradford Country Club, 201 Chadwick Road. In addition to a round on the 18-hole course, the tournament will feature a hole-in-one contest, a golf cannon and putting competition. The $125 single golfer rate and $500 per foursome includes a day of golf, lunch and prizes. Those who cannot attend or do not wish to golf are invited to support Whittier students by becoming a Tee Sponsor or Special Event Sponsor. Spectators and guests can also join family and friends for a steak and chicken buffet for $30, and bid on a large selection of prizes. All proceeds will go to The Whittier Tech Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to provide resources to improve student achievement and learning opportunities. For more information or to register, visit foundation.whittiertech.org.

Mt. Washington Observatory, 7 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Hear tales of the world's worst weather with Will Broussard. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit stevensmemlib.org.

Annual Senior Picnic, noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Attendees can enjoy a complete fried chicken dinner, courtesy of The Chicken Connection, and dance to the music of DJ Dick Arsenault. Tickets to this city-sponsored event are $8 for Methuen seniors and must be purchased no later than Aug. 9. Tickets are $15 for the general public, subject to availability. Parking is not permitted on Barker Street. To purchase tickets, or for details, call 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Aug. 18

Gospel Block Party, noon to 5 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 13 Ashland St., Haverhill. All are welcome. The event will include a back-to-school backpack give-away. Visit calvarybaptist-haverhill.org for details.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Wet Meadow Walk, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Join naturalist and wetland scientist John Dick to explore the lesser traveled parts of the property — the wet meadows. Discover pollinators and their native host plants in this unusual habitat. Come to the Good Day Cafe at 19 High St. in downtown North Andover at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and then head for the meadows around 9:15 a.m. The cost is $9 for Trustees members and $15 for nonmembers. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information.

Aug. 19 and Sept. 23

Artisan Market at the Mills, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Mill, 50 High St., North Andover. This monthly craft fair is a collaboration of the North Andover Merchants Association, the North Andover Farmers Market, and the East and West Mills. Shoppers will find fine jewelry, original creations in glass, wood, photography, home décor, and more, all done by local artisan crafters. Yoga demonstrations, chair massage, children’s activities and wine tasting, provided by business tenants of the East and West Mills, will also be part of the event. The artisan market is a short walk from the North Andover Farmers Market on First and Main and admission is free. For a list of exhibiting crafters, visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/artisanmarketatthemills.

Monday, Aug. 20

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. See "Chappaquiddick," starring Jason Clarke and Kate Mara. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

14th annual Golf Tournament, at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Lane. The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport will hold its "Tee Off for The Arc." Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. A shotgun start, scramble format, is at 12:30 p.m. Dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Fees are $200 for a single player and $750 for a foursome. This event is sponsored by Haverhill Bank. To register for the tournament or for more information, visit thearcofhn.org or call 978-373-0552.

Aug. 20, 21, 23 and 25

“Escape the Tide Pool,” at the Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. The lower-level meeting room will be transformed into a seaside lair. Solve all riddles and puzzles within the 60-minute timeframe to escape the tide pool or be swept out to sea. Groups of four to six adult participants (ages 18 and older) will follow clues to investigate the tide pool, conquer the kelp forest, hunt for treasure, battle the surf, and more. All participants will win a prize from the treasure chest. Admission is free and open to adult library cardholders. Adults without a library card can also participate by providing a valid driver’s license. Advance registration is required and available on a first come, first served basis. Smaller groups may need to be combined for scheduling purposes. For more information or to register for a time slot, call 603-432-1132.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Jocko’s Jazz: The Mark Lewis Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Victorian Customs, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the North Andover Historical Society, 153 Academy Road. Spend the day learning about Victorian America. Participants will explore secret languages of the time and create their own Fairy Garden. This event is open to ages 8 to 13. There will be a supervised lunch period, so children should bring their own food. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information, visit northandoverhistoricalsociety.org or call 978-686-4035.

Organ Recital: Dong-ill Shin, 8 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. The program will include works by Messiaen, Bach, Dupré and Elgar. The recital is sponsored by Campbell Steward. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

An Evening of Mahjong, at Brightview North Andover, 1275 Turnpike St. (Route 114). The program will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception of wine and appetizers, vendors and a silent auction. Guests can then enjoy a game of skill, strategy and competition from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The second annual fundraiser will benefit Alzheimer's research and treatment. Admission is a $20 donation. Make checks payable to MV Hadassah and mail to Merrimack Valley Hadassah, P.O. Box 531, Andover, MA 01810. All proceeds will be split between Hadassah's Alzheimer's Research Program and Brightview sponsorship of the Alzheimer's Association. Registration is requested by Aug. 15. For more information, email sherrycomerchero@yahoo.com.

"Real IDs," 10:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Michele Ellicks, from the Registry of Motor Vehicles, will lead the presentation. A Q&A will follow and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Call 978-372-1101 to sign up.

Free Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. American Family Care (AFC) will sponsor the event and DJ Dick Arsenault will provide the music. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Fourth annual Blues Festival for Veterans, noon to 4 p.m. at the Londonderry Commons. The festival will feature the Deep Fried Blues Band at noon, L&M Rhythm Kings at 1:15 p.m., and the Dr. Harp Blues Revue Band at 2:15 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Queen City Chapter 18 in Manchester.

From Garden to Vase Workshop, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Florist Mary Beth Hayes, of Semper Virens, will lead this creative flower arranging workshop. Beginning with a guided tour of the cutting garden and an introduction to creating and maintaining a cut-flower garden, participants will select 10 to 12 stems to add to their arrangements. This workshop will cover best practices for harvesting and conditioning flowers for maximum vase life, as well as simple design principles. Each participant will create a seasonal flower arrangement to take home. Additional cut flowers, greens and a vase will be provided. Registrants are encouraged to bring their own clippers. The cost is $32 for Trustees members, $40 for nonmembers. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information.

Aug. 25, Sept. 29 and Oct. 20

Open Houses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Full house tours will be held every half hour, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on a first come, first served basis. The last tour will begin around 1:30 p.m. These guided tours bring visitors through two floors of beautiful architecture, artifacts from around the world, and relate the story of Helen and John Coolidge as they transformed Helen’s multi-generation family farm into a gentleman's summer estate fit for the most avid Colonial Revival enthusiasts. Guided tours of the gardens are also available at no additional fee and will leave from the back patio at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for Trustees members, $10 for nonmembers and free for children under 13. Preregistration is encouraged. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Annual Armenian Picnic, noon to 5 p.m. at the Family Life & Cultural Center, 1280 Boston Road, Haverhill. The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe will hold its annual picnic. The menu will include shish (lamb) kebab, chicken-kebab, losh (beef) kebab and kheyma served with rice pilaf, salad and pita bread. Hot dog plates for children will be available all day. A variety of Armenian pastries including paklava, nut and cream khadeyif, choereg (Armenian sweet rolls), and spinach pies will be available for purchase along with beverages. Combo meal selections will also be offered. Live Armenian music will be provided by the Jason Naroian ensemble. Raffle prizes, free parking, free admission, free coffee. The church accepts most credit cards. For more information, visit hyepointearmenianchurch.org or call 978-372-9227.

Monday, Aug. 27

Monday Movie, noon in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. See "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," starring Denzel Washington and Carmen Ejogo. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Jocko’s Jazz: Vocalist Nedelka Prescod, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets or reservations, call 603-898-1591, 978-683-9200 or visit jockosjazz.com.

Information Session: "Real ID — Real Answers," 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Michele Ellicks, community outreach for the Registry of Motor Vehicles, will present information about the new changes for license and ID renewals. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Attendees will receive two complimentary passes for an exercise class of their choice. All are encouraged to attend. To learn more, call 978-983-8825. 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Organ Recital: Colin Lynch, 8 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Works by Widor, Wright, Gammes, Parry and Duruflé will be presented. The recital is sponsored by Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

Thursday, Aug. 30

Friends of Groveland COA meeting, 3 p.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Members will discuss plans for the yard sale.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sept. 7 and 8

Sandown Old Home Days Fall Festival, at the Recreation Center, 25 Pheasant Run Drive. This two-day event is filled with fun for adults and families. Friday night's festivities, for adults 21 and over, will include a beer and wine tent, live music, and chili and "chowda" contests. Saturday's events, which will kick off with a parade on Main Street, will include a craft fair, food, auto show, live demonstrations, music, free contests, and drawings. All happenings will be held behind the recreation building, and then move to the Sandlot on North Road on Saturday night for free live music and fireworks. Admission and parking are free. Email pgulla@sandown.us for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Saturday Night Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Dance the night away to the music of Pete Saran. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Sept. 8 and 9

"The Pirates of Penzance," at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Methuen Young People's Theatre will present the Gilbert and Sullivan production at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. To place orders for advance tickets, make checks payable to MYPT and mail to Mrs. Janet Jaber, 205 Forest St., Methuen, MA 01844-2333. Orders will be accepted after Aug. 1. When ordering, specify if tickets are to be held at the door or mailed back. A stamped return envelop is appreciated. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Tattersall Farm Day, noon to 5 p.m. at the farm, 542 N. Broadway, Haverhill. The New England-style cultural and educational event is for people of all ages. Activities will include beekeeping, animal and farming demonstrations, crafts, artwork, pony rides, hay rides and antique tractors. Live entertainment will also be part of the event, along with food and beverages. The rain date is Sept. 16. For more information, visit tattersallfarm.org.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, at Brickstone Square, Andover. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the Promise Garden Ceremony at 9:40 a.m., and the walk at 10 a.m. Nearly 3,500 people from northeastern Massachusetts are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Annual Prayer Shawl Tea, 2 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Communities Together is hosting the tea to say thank you to all those who knit/crochet shawls to console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill, and bring hope to those in despair. Through prayers, support and donations, the organization can remain strong in its conviction to respond to the needs of individuals in the Lawrence area. For more information, visit communitiestogetherinc.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

COA Board of Directors meeting, 9:30 a.m. in the Groveland Police Station Conference Room. All are welcome to attend. Call 978-372-1101 if there are any questions.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Saturday Night Halloween Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Dance the night away to the music of The Entertainers. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Annual NECC Campus Classic 5K and Fun Run, 10 a.m., beginning at Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. The USATF-certified course will wind through the rural campus and surrounding residential neighborhood. Competitive runners — as well as novices and walkers — are invited to participate. Online registration is now open. Proceeds will benefit the NECC Fund, which provides support for student scholarships and academic programs. Covanta is the Platinum Sponsor. For more information, visit campusclassic5k.com or email lgraham@necc.mass.edu.

Fourth annual Timothy M. Englehardt Memorial Golf Tournament, noon to 7 p.m. at the Bradford Country Club. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Dinner and prizes will be held at 5 p.m. The cost is $125 per player or $500 for a foursome (includes golf and dinner). Tim was a lifelong Haverhill resident who was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated in 2010 from Haverhill High School. While attending Haverhill High, he excelled in both academics and athletics. At the time of his death, Tim was a senior attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, with the hope of pursuing a career in broadcast meteorology, where he received numerous awards. The tournament will benefit several scholarships, including one that is awarded each year to a graduating senior at Haverhill High. For more information, call 508-662-6327, 978-387-4365, or 978-373-7128 or email timenglehardtgolftourney@gmail.com.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturdays through Oct. 20

Andover Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Amos Blanchard House and Barn, 97 Main St. Since 2007, the Andover Center for History & Culture has welcomed the community to the lawn to socialize while buying fresh, locally grown food.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Friday, Oct. 26

Fall Scholarship Fund Organ Recital, 8 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Hector Olivera will perform works by Vierne, Jongen, Rabey, Lefébure-Wély, Handel and Bach. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and will be sold at the door. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Salem Five Charitable Foundation, the Methuen Memorial Music Hall board of trustees extends its appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Leon-Diego Fernandez for his partial funding of this recital. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Saturday Night Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Dance the night away to the music of Bob Drinkwater. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 30

Christmas Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. The event will feature the Fidelio Society, an a cappella choir, as well as seasonal music on the "Great Organ." Christmas carol sing-alongs, raffles and light refreshments will also be part of the evening. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and will go to the Organ Restoration Fund. For more information, visit mmmh.org.

Dec. 1 and 2

"A Merry Music Hall Christmas," at Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway. Featured performers will include Ray Cornils, organ, and Robinson Pyle and Greg Gettel, trumpets. The festivities will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. Information on advance ticket sales will be posted at mmmh.org after Nov. 1.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Saturday Night Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Dance the night away to the music of Pete Saran. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 30

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Ongoing

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

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Ballardvale United Church, 23 Clark St., Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303. 

Sundays

Mosaic Christian Movement’s fellowship/worship meeting, 5 p.m. at the North Boston Korean United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall, 244 Lowell St., Andover. Everyone is welcome to enjoy food, fellowship and a relaxed worship service. Registration is requested. To register for the meeting, email aaronkrue@gmail.com.

Sundays

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief's In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. Dance the night away to live music every week. All ages are welcome. The $13 admission fee includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Call 781-451-7872 for more information.

Sundays

Journey Through the Word, 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Island Pond Baptist Church, 26 N. Salem Road, Hampstead. Join the church’s small adult study group and journey through the Word together. The group is open to everyone and there is no charge. For more information, visit islandpondbc.com or call 603-329-5959.

Sundays and Tuesdays

Al-Anon, 7 to 8 p.m. on Sundays at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 90 Broadway, Methuen; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd., Methuen. Members share their experiences, strength and hope when dealing with a relative or friend whose drinking is worrisome. Park in the back. For more information, call 978-258-3464.

Sundays and Wednesdays

Outside in Hampstead: mountain bike outings, 9 a.m. on Sundays from the Nelson Drive cul-de-sac; and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning at the West Road parking lot. The Sunday outings will be lead by Brent Ebner and the Wednesday outings will be lead by Dr. Kevin Arling. All ability levels are welcome. Call 603-382-1375 or email bebner0963@comcast.net if planning on going on a Sunday outing; or call 603-327-7171 or email kevchirolcwc@live.com to go on a Wednesday outing.

Second Sunday of each month

Second Sunday Soup, noon to 2 p.m. at Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High St. (corner of River Road), Merrimac. The free event is open to all; join others for food and fellowship. Call 978-346-8818.

Mondays

Lecture Series, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Andover Senior Center, 120 R Main St. People from different backgrounds, professions or interests give presentations and offer insight into a variety of subjects. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit northandoverma.gov/senior-center-elder-services.

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.

Mondays

Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. These fun-filled 30-minute interactive sessions use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers (infants to age 2). Choose only one class to register for. Stay after the session to allow for playtime and socializing for all ages. Check the calendar for details. Register online at kimballlibrary.com or call the library at 603-362-5234.

Mondays

Nar-Anon Support Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Street Union Church, 15 Forest St., Methuen. Based on the 12-Steps program, this support group is for families and friends of those who have a drug addiction. Call 978-258-3464 for more information.

Mondays

Chair Yoga, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Mondays

Bridge Club, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Mondays

Tai Chi, 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. A $1 donation is requested. For more information or to sign up, call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Mondays

Line Dancing with Jason, 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. The cost is $3 per class. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up or for details.

Mondays

Zumba Gold Class, noon to 1 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The exercise/dance routines are for active mature adults who want to have a good time while getting the benefit of exercise. Linda DiMauro is the instructor and the Atkinson Recreation Department is sponsoring the class. Participants do not need to know how to dance, simply follow the instructor’s lead; wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. The cost is $5 per class. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up.

Mondays

Aerobics, 9:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Mondays

Tai Chi Stretch and Tone with Susan Tribble, 8:30 a.m. in the Center Room at Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. Participants will learn new ways to maintain their strength and lead a more active, healthy lifestyle. The cost is $5 per class. Drop-ins are always welcome. Call 978-372-1101 to learn more.

Mondays

Advanced Art with Frank Sadowski, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Town Hall, 183 Main St., Groveland. The cost is $5 per drop-in class. Call 978-372-1101.

Mondays

KidsKnit, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Tweens and teens, ages 9 to 19, may stop by after school to learn how to knit. Kids may arrive at different times and stay for some or all of the time allotted. Two adults who know how to knit/crochet will be on hand to help. One adult, who is a complete novice, will be learning along with the group. Participants need to bring their own supplies of yarn and needles. Anyone who already knows how to knit (or crochet) may bring a project from home to work on. For more information, call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com.

Mondays

Mother Goose on the Loose, 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. This story time is geared toward infants to age 2 and their caregivers. The 30-minute interactive sessions use rhymes, songs, puppets and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Call 603-329-6411 if there are any questions.

First Monday of the month

Young Onset Parkinson’s support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Every other month, the group integrates guest speakers and the opposite month Parkinson’s patients and caregivers discuss how this disease is affecting them. Each member shares their experiences, asks questions and is a support for one another. Newcomers are always welcome to join the support group. Registration is not necessary; just show up. Questions may be directed to Susan Mollohan at mrsshanley@yahoo.com or Diane Cole at donaco6@aol.com.

Mondays and Wednesdays 

AARP Tax Help, 9 a.m. to noon at the Vic Geary Drop-in Senior Center, 18 Greenough Road, Plaistow. AARP tax aide volunteers will be available to offer assistance with taxes. These IRS-certified volunteers can answer questions, help individuals complete most tax forms, and electronically file returns on site for free. Make sure to bring a photo ID, Social Security card, all tax documents, last year's return, and a check/checkbook (for electronic deposit information). An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 603-382-9276.

Mondays and Thursdays

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. on Mondays and 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Mondays and Thursdays

Chair Yoga, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 to learn more.

Mondays and Thursdays

Pentucket Walking Club, 10:45 a.m., starting from Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Participants will be picked up at town hall and taken to the high school, as parking is not permitted on the property. Walk through the halls and stairways, if desired, of the high school. The walks take place rain or shine. Stop by the COA beforehand to fill out a release/registration form. For more information, call 978-372-1101.

Mondays and Saturdays

Overeaters Anonymous, at the North Andover Senior Center, 120 Main St. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 8 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 781-641-2303.

Fourth Monday of each month

Sen. Barbara L’Italien’s office hours, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Andover Senior Center, 36 Bartlet St. Sen. L’Italien represents Andover, Lawrence, Tewksbury and Dracut. Lawrence residents can come to the district office at Lawrence City Hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents are also welcome to contact the senator’s office at 617-722-1612.

Fourth Monday of the month

The Gathering Café, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Edgewood Retirement Community, 575 Osgood St., North Andover. At the Gathering Café, individuals with memory loss and their caregivers can enjoy a social, supportive and relaxing afternoon, filled with memories, melodies and more. Refreshments will be served. The group meets in the Edgewood Club House on the fourth Monday of the month, with the exception of Christmas Day. This is a free service to the community. Call 978-738-6441 one week prior to the Monday program to make a reservation.

Tuesdays

KnitWits to meet, 10:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Anyone with a passion for knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting or another form of needle work is welcome to join. Although not a class, all experience levels and ages are welcome. This in an informal gathering to finish those projects started or perhaps get some ideas for beginning some new ones. Attendees should bring their own supplies. Go to kimballlibrary.com for details or call 603-362-5234.

Tuesdays

Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Teen Room of the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For teens in grades six through 12. For more information, visit mhl.org.

Tuesdays

3 B Fitness, 8 to 9 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

Free Music Concerts, 6 p.m. at Meetinghouse Park in Hampstead. Sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board. Held rain or shine; rain venues are planned. Items suitable to send to those in the military are accepted for admission. For more information, visit meetinghousepark.org or call 603-560-5069.

Tuesdays

Drop-in Wii for Adults, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Tuesdays

Mother Goose on the Loose, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Tuesdays

Tai Chi Class, 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This ancient Chinese martial art form connects mind and body through gentle flowing movements designed to reduce stress and improve health, balance and flexibility. Allan Drelick is the instructor. The cost is $2 per class. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Tuesdays

Line Dancing Class, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. Call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

Chair Yoga with Mary Krikorian, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. Yoga is a gentle way to stretch, strengthen, build muscular endurance and flexibility, and relieve stress. Participants will learn poses, meditation techniques, and how to focus on breath work. All abilities and fitness levels are encouraged to attend; $5 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. For more information or to sign up, call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Tuesdays

Blood Pressure Clinic, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This is a free service, but donations are always welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. New members are always welcome. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Tuesdays

Cruise Nights, 6 p.m. to dusk at the Derry Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, New Hampshire. View antique and classic cars while enjoying food and music. Held rain or shine. For more information, go to bpoe2226.org.

Tuesdays

Grief Support Group for Men, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Griffin-White meeting room at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill. This support group is designed to provide a safe and a supportive environment for men who are grieving a loss to share their experiences and feelings, and to learn about the grieving process. It will be led by specially trained facilitators, Michael Cooper and Richard Davis, and will focus on the issues specific to men who have lost a loved one. For more information or to register, call 978-552-4510. For a full list of all support groups offered by Merrimack Valley Hospice, visit merrimackvalleyhospice.org/bereavement-support.

Tuesdays

Bitty Books, 10:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Children ages 2 to 3, along with their caregivers, are invited for stories, rhymes, finger plays or songs, and a simple craft. This is a simplified story time for children who are already 2 years old, but it’s also a good fit for older children who have a hard time paying attention to more than one story per class. Registration is required. Register online at kimballlibrary.com or call the library at 603-362-5234.

Tuesdays

CCC: Coloring, Coffee and Conversation, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Enjoy coffee and conversation while coloring beautiful images. Everyone is welcome to join this relaxing, stress reducing exercise. To learn more, call 978-983-8825.

Tuesdays

Cribbage, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Join other fans of this game. Call 978-983-8825 for more information.

First Tuesday of the month

Greater Salem/Derry Brain Injury Support Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Crossroads, 8 Commerce Drive, Atkinson. Open to survivors, families and caregivers. Call the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 for more information.

First Tuesday of the month

Support Group for Grieving Parents, at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. (Route 121). The death of a child at any age from any circumstance is one of the cruelest blows that one can experience. The journey through this grief is a very long, dark, difficult and painful one for bereaved parents. Through this support group, attendees can find understanding and ways to deal with their thoughts and the devastating change that has occurred. Parents, grandparents and older siblings in Rockingham and Essex counties are welcome. For more information, email bethschool@comcast.net or GBrady6@aol.com.

First Tuesday of the month

Chair Yoga, 3 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held September through June. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Second Tuesday of the month

Brain Injury Support Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, Seminar Room, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. The support group provides survivors and caregivers the opportunity to share experiences, learn strategies, and find resources for help with living with a brain injury as an aging person. The support group is hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA). To register or for more information, call 1-800-242-0030, ext. 13, 978-469-1453 or visit whittierhealth.com.

Every other Tuesday

Music and Movement Class, 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held every other Tuesday, children, ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers, will explore songs, dances and instruments. The program is designed to improve gross motor skills and spark creativity while developing the mind and body. Email dvancuren@hampsteadlibrary.org for details.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Story Times, 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Chester Public Library, 3 Chester St., Chester. Hear Miss Diane read some stories and make some crafts. Call 603-887-3404, email chesterpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit chesterlibrary.com.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Jacki’s Aerobic Dance with Rosemary Graham, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. All of the routines are choreographed by Jacki Sorensen, Vertifirm, and include core work, cardio dance, and stretching; $7 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up or for details.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Bone Builders classes, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Proper strength training causes muscles to put tension on bones, which stimulates bone cell growth and increases bone density. RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) Bone Builders is based on this simple bodily response. It uses no-impact, weight bearing exercises that increase muscular strength, bone density, and protect against fractures, which helps prevent falls. Fully trained RSVP volunteers will lead the free classes; donations are gratefully accepted. Participants may join a class at any time. Participants must complete a release form and physician release form. Forms are available at the library or can be picked up from an RSVP instructor. Call 603-362-5234 for more information or visit kimballlibrary.com.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Overeaters Anonymous, 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. For more information, call 781-641-2303. 

Tuesdays and Fridays

Gentle Yoga with Sybil, at the Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. Chair yoga is an option as well. The program is offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and 10 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. A $5 donation is suggested for each session. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Plaistow Library and will be used toward museum passes, special programs and future events. To learn more, call 603-382-6011 or visit plaistowlibrary.com.

First and third Tuesdays

Grief Support for Loss of Adult Child, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at High Pointe House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Hospice will offer this free bereavement support group through Dec. 18. The sessions are tailored to meet the group’s needs and will cover many different topics including grief, loss and healing. The program is co-sponsored by HL Farmer & Sons Aftercare. For more information or to register, call 978-374-9257.

Second and fourth Tuesdays

Surviving Suicide Loss: Safe Place Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Michael Parish, 196 North Main St., North Andover. The Safe Place support group is run by the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, a program of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley. Safe Place is for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. It is a safe place to talk, listen, cry, be silent, grieve, be accepted, be understood, and offer acceptance and understanding to someone else in need. The confidential and free support group is led by a trained suicide survivor. Contact Dhelms@fsmv.org for more information.

Tuesdays or Fridays

Kiddie Lit, at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Crafts, music, new friends and adventures into literacy abound. Classes meet Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., or Fridays at either 10:15 or 11:30 a.m. Most often multiple books are read and accompanying activities are provided to go along with the theme. Caretakers may stay and listen or relax in another part of the library. Registration is required. Go to kimballlibrary.com to register online or call 603-362-5234.

Third Tuesday of the month

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Support Group, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Northeast Independent Living (NILP), 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence. Elders and their families, caregivers are welcome to share their experiences, learn strategies, and find resources. For more information, call 1-844-839-7154.

Wednesdays

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

Wednesdays

Meat Raffle, 6 p.m. at the French Social, Railroad Street, Methuen.

Wednesdays

Zumba Fitness, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Offered by the Chester Recreation Department. The cost is $55 for 10 classes, $90 for 20 classes and $6 to drop in per class. Join anytime. For a free one-time guest pass, email sharon@chesternhrec.org or call 603-887-5773.

Wednesdays

Music Academy for Homeschool and Preschoolers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Classes on the recorder, guitar, music and movement, drumming, music theory, rock/jazz ensemble and beginning winds/brass. Email vwalton@mvmusicschool.org.

Wednesdays

Junior Friends, 3:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. For ages 8 to 11. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit mhl.org or call 978-623-8401, ext. 39.

Wednesdays

Zumba, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. This fast-paced exercise program incorporates dance moves to a lively, rhythmic beat that provides a more aerobic, calorie burning workout. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Wednesdays

Free Grief Support for a Substance Related Loss, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Griffin-White conference room at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Hospice is offering the support group for those who are coping with the loss of a loved one due to drugs, alcohol or other substance. Participants will share their experience and learn from each other in an environment of support, understanding and compassion. Sessions are tailored to meet the group’s needs and will help participants understand and process their emotions so they can begin healing. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 978-552-4537 or visit merrimackvalleyhospice.org.

Wednesdays

Tai Chi Stretch and Tone Class, 10:30 a.m. at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. Join Susan Tribble to learn new ways to tone, maintain strength, and lead a more active, healthy lifestyle. Drop-ins are always welcome. For details, call 978-372-1101.

Wednesdays

Cardio/Aerobics, 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Wednesdays

Needle Crafters to meet, 10:15 a.m. at the Kimball Library, in the Atkinson Room, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Those who enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting or another form of needle work are invited to join this informal group. Finish those projects started or perhaps get some ideas for beginning new ones. Participants must bring their own supplies. All experience levels and ages are welcome. Open to Atkinson residents and nonresidents. Registration is requested. Go to kimballlibrary.com for details or call 603-362-5234.

Wednesdays

Sensory Story Time, 11:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. This class is just right for 2- and 3-year-olds who are almost ready for a full story time, but may still be challenged by so much structure. Children will be able to engage their tactile senses through sensory activities such as using play dough. Toddlers and preschoolers can practice sitting and listening for a short amount of time. The class will include a teacher-led story and child-directed exploration of the hands-on sensory stations. Participants' adult caregivers will be needed to help keep them sitting and listening to the story. They will all be rewarded with the freedom to explore the activities afterward. Registration is required; once registered, participants are signed up for the remainder of the school year. Check the calendar for cancellations and other events. Call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com to sign up or for more information.

Wednesdays

Garrison Senior Golf Clinic, 10 a.m. at the Garrison Golf Center, 654 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. Seniors of all golfing abilities are invited to participate. The cost is $12 per person, and participants do not need to register in advance. 

First Wednesday of the month

Salem TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Support Group, 5 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, in the Administrative Conference Room, 70 Butler St., Salem, New Hampshire. Call the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 for more information.

First Wednesday of the month

Caregivers Support Group, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire. Caregivers or supporters of loved ones with neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s are welcome to attend for sharing and support. More information is available by calling the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 or send an email to sarah@tbicaregiversupport.com.

Second Wednesday of the month

Salem Mild Brain Injury Support Group, 5 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Rehab Hospital, 70 Butler St., Salem, New Hampshire. The receptionist will direct visitors to the room. Call the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire (BIANH) at 603-225-8400 for more information.

Third Wednesday of the month

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Memory Loss, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s first floor atrium, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill. The meetings are facilitated by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW and light refreshments are served. For more information, email patricia.lavoie@steward.org or call 978-420-1162.

Third Wednesday of every month

Financial Education Class, 5 p.m. at the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed St., Haverhill. Sue Katz, of the American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), will conduct the class. Topics will include budgeting, credit repair, building credit, tax information, investing and other requested topics. Individual counseling is available after the group class. Although the classes are open to everyone, Katz has specific experience with veterans’ issues. Classes are ongoing and available on a drop-in basis. Call 978-372-3626 for more information.

Third Wednesday and second Thursday of the month

Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services, offers two support groups for those caring for loved ones challenged by memory loss. On the third Wednesday of every month, family and/or friends caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias are invited to the Country Kitchen at Marguerite’s House Assisted Living at Mary Immaculate, 189 Maple St., Lawrence. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and the sessions are conducted in English. A Latino support group is held on the second Thursday of each month on the second floor of the MI Adult Day Health Center, also at 189 Maple St., Lawrence. This program begins at 4 p.m. Both sessions focus on ways to safely care for a loved one with memory loss issues. They are free and open to the public. To register for the session held in English, call 978-620-1492 or 978-620-1494 for the Spanish-speaking session.

Last Wednesday of each month

Bingo for Veterans, 6 p.m. at the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed St., Haverhill. All veterans are invited to play Bingo. Cards are free and prizes are awarded for each game. This veterans only program is sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and VNOC. Veterans who are not enrolled with VNOC services are asked to bring identification of veteran status. Call 978-372-3626 for more information.

Wednesdays and Sundays

Free Adult Co-Ed Pick-up Volleyball, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays in the Multi-Purpose Room, 84 Chester St., Chester. Offered by the Chester Recreation Department. Open to all. Call 603-887-5773 or email sharon@chesternhrec.org.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Strength and Conditioning Program for Active Adults by Vanessa Underwood, 8:35 to 9:35 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. This class will combine weight training, balance, core, flexibility, and Zumba dance moves to improve cardio capacity. All levels are welcome; $6 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. For more information or to sign up, call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov.

Thursdays

Gentle Yoga Flow Class, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Find a sense of inner peace through gentle stretches, body awareness, and mindful breathing. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Email terryisme@verizon.net for more information.

Thursdays

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.

Thursdays

Dabblers, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Beginners, intermediate and advanced painters are welcome to join the group. Bring projects and paint supplies to work on in an informal setting with other art enthusiasts or get help with watercolor, oils, acrylic or drawing. Registration is not necessary and non-residents are welcome. For more information or a list of upcoming programs, visit kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234 or email staff@kimballlibrary.com.

Thursdays

Fitness Class, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Thursdays

Senior Drop-in Center, 9 a.m. noon at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Thursdays

Yoga Class, 6 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 1088, 93 Route 125, Kingston. The yoga sessions are taught by Maggie Grace, owner and instructor at the Yoga Room in Hampstead. The class is open to the whole community, veterans and non-veterans alike, and it’s never too late to join the group. Learn some techniques for mobilization and centering of the mind. The first class is free and each additional class is $12. For details, call 978-912-0868 or email skfabc@yahoo.com.

Thursdays

ZENgevity Fitness with Judy Smith, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St. The safe and gentle movement program combines dance, yoga, weight training, balance and brain fitness to increase physical fitness, happiness and social contact; $3 per class. The class is offered through the Atkinson Recreation Department. Call 603-362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to sign up or for details.

Thursdays

Adult Coloring and Painting, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. This current form of recreation is not only fun but healthy as well. Some common therapeutic outcomes associated with adult coloring are: stress reduction, enhanced relaxation and increased concentration. Adult coloring provides a creative outlet, regardless of one’s artistic abilities and experience. Class participants must bring their own paint and supplies for coloring, as there will be a limited amount of coloring books and supplies on hand. Registration is required; for ages 18 and up. Go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234 to register or for more information.

Thursdays

Bingo, 6 p.m. at the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem. The public is welcome. Doors open early. To learn more, check out bpoe2226.org.

Thursdays

Basic Flow Yoga, 1 p.m. at the Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Lane. Ariana Doccola will lead the beginner-friendly class, with the opportunity for advancement. Doccola is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) who has taught Hatha-based yoga in a variety of settings around New Hampshire. She employs the belief that yoga can be tailored to every individual’s needs within a group setting by welcoming practitioners of all ages and abilities. Accommodations can be made available to those with pre-existing conditions. The class is free; registration is not required. For details, visit kingston-library.org or call 603-642-3521.

Thursdays

Drop-in Technology Sessions, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. The adult services librarian will be available to assist with computers or other personal communication devices, as well as help set up or access hardware and software. Visitors may also stop in for a little refresher guidance on commonly used applications such as Kindles, Microsoft Office, internet browsing, video chat, Facebook and other types of social media. There is no fee for this service. Check out pelhampubliclibrary.org for details or call 603-635-7581 if there are any questions.

Thursdays

Learn to Cope meetings, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sacred Hearts Parish Hall, 165 So. Main St., Bradford. The peer-led support organization is for parents and family members coping with a loved one struggling with addiction. This confidential group provides education, resources, support and hope. Members also receive overdose prevention and Narcan training. Visit learn2cope.org or call 508-245-1050 for more information.

Thursdays

Discovering S.T.E.A.M., at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Preschoolers, who are at least 3 years old, are invited to explore nature, computers, building, art, numbers and more in this six-week program. Engaging stations will allow children to discover and learn at their own pace and interest level. Participants will come together at the end of class for a structured story or activity that fits into the theme. Registration is required. To sign up or for more information, go to kimballlibrary.com or call 603-362-5234.

Thursdays

Adult Bereavement Group, 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Julie Hall, behind St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire. The group meetings are free and open to anyone who is grieving due to the loss of a loved one. What is discussed during the meetings is confidential. Call 603-893-6061 for more information.

Thursdays

A Course In Miracles (ACIM), 7:30 p.m. at The Derry Friendship Center, 99 Railroad Ave., Derry. The study/discussion group is open to anyone who would like to reduce stress, fear, depression, anger, helplessness, and/or those who feel that they are alone. The goal of ACIM, according to the group's facilitator George Wallace, is to find the course to inner peace. For more information, visit welcomingpeace.com/ACIM-study-group.

Second and fourth Thursday of the month

The Merrimack Toastmasters Club, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Membership is open to individuals looking to improve their speaking, presentation and leadership skills, and to overcome their fear of public speaking. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit merrimack-toastmasters.org or email contact@merrimack-toastmasters.org.

Third Thursday of the month

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, 6 p.m. at the Methuen Village Assisted Living and Memory Support Community, 4 Gleason St., Methuen. Share personal experiences and learn proven strategies for communication with one’s loved one. This support group has been certified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Call 978-685-2220 if planning to attend or for more information.

First Friday of the month

State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell’s Bradford office hours, 9 to 10 a.m. at the Haverhill Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St. Rep. Campbell looks forward to meeting constituents and addressing the issues and concerns of the people of the Merrimack Valley and the 15th Essex District. Call her office at 617-722-2340 or email Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov with any questions or concerns.

First Friday of the month

Song Share, 7 p.m. at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, New Hampshire. All are invited to bring their voices, acoustic instruments and lyrics. Copies of the “Rise Up Singing” songbook will help inspire the group. Each person will select one song per round and participants will sing as a group. Learn new songs and delight in old favorites. Call 603-898-7064 or check out kelleylibrary.org for more information.

Fridays

Yoga Class, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Fridays

Coping with a Loved One’s Suicide, 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org for more of the library’s offerings and happenings.

Fridays

Council on Aging Meditation Group, 10 to to 11:30 a.m. in the Library Room at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. This group is free and open to all. Participants will be shown the hows and whys of meditation including Yoga, QiGong and breathing exercises to relax the body and mind.

Fridays

Weight Training, 8:15 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The cost is $2 per class. All are welcome. For more information, call 978-983-8825.

Fridays

Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. in the Center Meeting Room at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, call 978-372-1101.

Fridays

Fish Friday, for lunch and dinner, at Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge No. 902, 459 Merrimack St. Call 978-688-2258 to place an order or to find out what’s on the menu. For information about the Sons of Italy, check out methuensonsofitaly.com.

Fridays

State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell’s Methuen office hours, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Rep. Campbell looks forward to meeting constituents and addressing the issues and concerns of the people of the Merrimack Valley and the 15th Essex District. For more information, call her office at 617-722-2340 or email Linda.Campbell@mahouse.gov.

Fridays

Gentle Yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Call 978-983-8825 for details.

Fridays

Adult Craft: Paint and Color, 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. Unwind, de-stress and create. Dabble in painting, coloring or bring a creative craft to share. This is an open time so feel free to stay the entire time, leave early or come late. Be creative and have fun; experience is not necessary. Limited supplies will be available. Participants may bring their own supplies as well. Those who prefer to paint must bring their own supplies. Registration is appreciated but not required. Call 603-362-5234 or visit kimballlibrary.com to sign up.

Fridays

Yoga in the Gardens, 9 a.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Attendees will learn breathing and relaxation techniques, and postures to balance and stretch the body. Prior experience is not necessary. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a large towel or yoga mat. The class will move inside in case of inclement weather. The cost is $5 for Trustees members and $10 for nonmembers. Preregistration is encouraged. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do to register or for more information. 

Fridays and Saturdays

Flashlight Nights, 6 to 10 p.m. at Mann’s​ ​Orchards​, Riverside Farm, 445 Merrimack St., Methuen. Guests are invited to make their way through Mann’s Maze. Bring a flashlight or purchase one at the farm. Admission is $14 per person. For more information, call 978-683-0361 or check out mannorchards.com/riverside-farm.

Saturdays

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), 8 a.m. at Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover. Having trouble controlling the way you eat? FA is a program that addresses binge eating disorder, overeating, obesity, bulimia, undereating, and obsession with body size and exercise. The free meetings are held in the classroom building of the church. Visit foodaddicts.org for more information or attend a meeting.

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.

Saturdays

Roll-Off and Meat Raffle, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Amvets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Open to the public. Call 978-374-9807.

Saturdays

Poker Bingo, 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 200 Broadway, Methuen.

Saturdays

Saturday lunchtime Italian specialty, at Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge No. 902, 459 Merrimack St. Call 978-688-2258 to place an order or to find out what’s on the menu. More details can be found at methuensonsofitaly.com.

Saturdays

College to Career Bible Study, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 180 Plaistow Road, Plaistow. Attendees will discover the truth about what the Bible says and teaches and learn how to apply that truth and knowledge to their lives. The focused study group is geared for ages 18 to 26. All faiths, beliefs, denominations and intellectuals are welcome. For more information, call 603-382-1778 or 978-476-2739.

First Saturday of each month

Community Giving Tree’s Van, will be in the Penguin Park parking lot on Burnham Road in Andover from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations of gently used baby gear and in season children’s clothing will be collected. All donations will go to children in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore. At this time, there is an urgent need for infant clothing (0 to 3 months) and infant car seats under five years old. For a complete list of acceptable donations, visit communitygivingtree.org.

Saturdays and Sundays

Pick-your-own Bouquet, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. From mid-July to early October, visitors can cut and assemble their own bouquets in the Flower Fields Cutting Garden, for a fee. In addition to the zinnias, cosmos and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. Stop by the tent to pay, grab scissors, cup and water before making a bouquet. The garden is fun for all ages and there is always something new to learn. Explore the other gardens including a French Potager Garden, Rose Garden and recently restored Perennial Garden. Borrow a blanket and a book to read under a tree or play a game of checkers or tic-tac-toe. Presented by the Trustees. Bouquets are 10 stems each. The cost is $5 for Trustees members, $10 for nonmembers. Visit thetrustees.org/things-to-do for details.

 

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