THURSDAY, OCT. 18
CHEFS WITH CLASS, four local chefs, Jay Duffley of Joe Fish & The Loft, Billy Morin of Tuscan Kitchen, Elvis Jimenez-Chaves and Bethany Sullivan of Simply Elegant Catering, cook at this benefit for CLASS, helping those with disabilities for over 36 years in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, 6 p.m., Merrimack Valley Golf Club, Methuen. Guests will learn how to prepare, will join wine connoisseur Steve Smith of Dover Wine Company, to share their expertise with guests of CLASS. Guests will learn how to prepare the Chefs signature dishes and share in a food and wine tasting while enjoying a buffet dinner, and bid on special auction items with MC Al Getler of the Eagle Tribune Publishing.; Nancy Kieran, Director of Development, 978-975-8587 Ext. 1227, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART SHOW OPENS, 6 to 8 p.m., Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., North Reading. Paintings and Mixed Media by Dot Carpenito and Maureen DeSisto from Methuen, Shirley J. D’Agati from Andover, Laureen Luszcz from Wakefield and Nancy Varnum from North Andover. Floral arrangements from N. Reading Garden Club also on display. Refreshments and free door prizes, through October; 978-664-4942.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
CASTLE OF FEAR, open Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights through Oct. 28, $18, $10/ kids age 12 & under. Special: $40 for 2 adults & 2 kids under 12. Not recommended for children under 8. Event features a haunted Maze of Mystery and the expanded Haunted Castle; winnekinnicastle.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
CASINO NIGHT BENEFIT, the Friends of Andover Tennis host, 7 to 10 p.m., Town House, 20 Main St., Andover, in support of the AHS tennis court renovation project. The occasion will feature a silent auction, several ‘casino’ themed games with door prizes, a cash bar, light catered food, and informal musical entertainment.
LIVE MUSIC, Jez Lowe, at the New Moon Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 16 Ashland St, Haverhill, $20, $10 for those ages 18 and under; 978-459-5134. Social activist and member of the English band, The Bad Pennies, Jez Lowe sings both traditional working class songs and originals. He pens pointed, poignant, and powerful songs about life in his native North East England and delivers his music with guitar, cittern, mandolin and harmonica.