Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 19, 2012

Events Calendar

Compiled by Judy Wakefield
jwakefield@andovertownsman.com

THURSDAY, JULY 19

FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Jilly Martin, 6 to 8 p.m., on the back lawn of the Tsongas Center along the Merrimack River, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at each show, every Thursday through Aug. 23.

DUELING PIANOS WITH HONKY CATs, 7 to 11 p.m., a high-energy, interactive and all-request driven rock & roll event featuring Jon Abrahms from the Billy Joel-inspired Broadway play "Movin' Out" and pianist extraordinaire Bill Conner, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

music show for kids, Imajine That, every Friday through Aug. 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Paying Ages: 1 & up, Members, $8/child, $3/adult; Non-Members, $12/child, $6/adult (Includes admission into Imajine That).

LIVE BANDS ON THE DECK, featuring Boston Common, 9 p.m., Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

BEACHHEAT DJ DANCE PARTY, with Good Vibes DJ Koko P, Flex and others 9 p.m., Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

LIVE REGGAE, with Hot Like Fire, on the oceanfront deck at Salisbury Beach, 4 to 8 p.m.,

MONDAY, JULY 23

BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT, for Melmark New England, Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.

Hike and Lecture, "My Merrimack: Eat Wild," 6 to 8 p.m., Den Rock Park, Lawrence, Registration required; 978-655-4742, info@merrimack.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Talk on A Gift of Dreams, "Growing Up in Essex in the 1950's," with Robert Benjamin, Essex Shipbuilding Museum 7:30 p. m., at Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Rear 66 Main St., Essex, $8 members, $10 nonmembers; info@essexshipbuildingmuseum, 978-768-7541.

LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC, 7 to 10 p.m. Arrive early and drop in on a free country line dance lesson, on the oceanfront deck at Salisbury Beach,

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC, the Department of Community Services offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays in July and August, 6 to 8 p.m. with 4 Guys in Tuxes (requests). Residents are invited to stop by with their picnic suppers, chairs or blankets, held in the Park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In the event of rain on Wednesday, the concert will be rescheduled. Call the DCS information line for weather updates after 3 p.m.: 978-623-8279.

BEACH BLANKET SURF PARTY, with Beach-Combovers Beachheat DJ Dance Party, 7 p.m. to midnight, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

ELING PIANOS WITH HONKY CATs, 7 to 11 p.m., a high-energy, interactive and all-request driven rock & roll event featuring Jon Abrahms from the Billy Joel-inspired Broadway play "Movin' Out" and pianist extraordinaire Bill Conner, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

LIVE MUSIC, former lead-singer of the Temptations and Spinners and Grammy-winner, G.C. Cameron. With four singers and a live band, audiences will be grooving to Motown hits such as The Way You Do the Things You Do, My Girl and Get Ready, 8 p.m., Stoneham Theater, Main Street, Stoneham; 781-279-2200, stonehamtheatre.org.

LIVE BANDS ON THE DECK, featuring Mugsy, 9 p.m., Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

LIVE MUSIC, former lead-singer of the Temptations and Spinners and Grammy-winner, G.C. Cameron, 3 and 8 p.m., see July 27 listing.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

CAR SHOW, the North Shore Concours d'Elegance, some of the most unique automobiles and motorcycles in the country with brands such as Duesenberg, Packard, Delahaye, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, etc., Misselwood, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; concours@endicott.edu.

LIVE MUSIC, former lead-singer of the Temptations and Spinners and Grammy-winner, G.C. Cameron, 2 p.m., see July 27 listing.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

COUNTRY MUSIC, with The Tom Dixon Band, 7 to 10 p.m., Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC, the Department of Community Services offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. with Ben Rudnick & Friends (bluegrass). Residents are invited to stop by with their picnic suppers, chairs or blankets, held in the Park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In the event of rain on Wednesday, the concert will be rescheduled.

Call the DCS information line for weather updates after 3 p.m.: 978-623-8279.

FREE MOVIE, "The Glenn Miller Story," commentary at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m., the Rogers Center, Merrimack College; 978-837-5355.

Family Paddle, Pomp's Pond, 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by Shawsheen Watershed Committee and Department of Commununity Services, slight fee, register with DCS.

FREE MOVIE, "Queen Kelly," set in Kronberg, Ruritania, it is the story of the planned wedding of Queen Regina and Prince Wolfram being halted when the prince falls in love with Patricia Kelly, a beautiful orphan at the convent, commentary at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., the Rogers Center, Merrimack College; 978-837-5355.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Ripchord, 6 to 8 p.m., on the back lawn of the Tsongas Center along the Merrimack River, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at each show, every Thursday through Aug. 23.

Aug. 1 - Aug. 8 - Fab4Ever (Beatles)

Aug. 15 - Brian Corcoran (acoustic, old standards)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 7:00pm - midnight - BEACH BLANKET SURF PARTY with 9TH WAVE - Hot rod surf

Celebrate the legacy of the 1960s surf scene at the East Coast's coolest surf dance party at SurfSide5! No time machine is needed to get your go-go on in 60s tradition with the sandy beach-infused sounds of the Northeast's hippest live surf bands. These dance parties also feature a retro fix from the 16mm movie vault, go-go dancers and craft cocktails. Each week features a unique theme-from Lucile Ball to Gilligan's Island. Prizes are awarded for the best themed outfits, or just dress to impress in go-go boots, mini skirts, Nehru jackets and skinny ties!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM - DUELING PIANOS WITH HONKY CATS

Honky Cats Dueling Pianos show is a high-energy, interactive and all-request driven rock & roll event featuring Jon Abrahms from the Billy Joel-inspired Broadway play "Movin' Out" and pianist extraordinaire Bill Conner. No two shows are the same because no two audiences are the same. From Bon Jovi or Billy Joel to your favorite "guilty-pleasure," request a song and sing-a-long. Lots of fun, lots of music and lots of laughs!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 9:00 PM - LIVE BANDS ON THE DECK FEATURING MANEATER

Maneater is an upbeat, vocal driven, blue-eyed rock and soul band. Come dance and enjoy this amazing band performing the music the way it is supposed to be played! Maneater features sax player Deric Dyer who has toured nationally with Tina Turner's and Joe Cocker's bands.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 9:00PM - BEACH HEAT DJ DANCE PARTY & FIREWORKS

Good Vibes DJ Koko P, Flex and others spin your favorite hits at Beach Heat, the coolest dance party on the seacoast. Meet the Cuervo Girls or Captain Morgan on alternating Saturday nights and sample cool summer drinks. See and hear thebeachfront concert series music from on the deck's 8 ft. screen and new surround sound system, then get the best viewing of spectacular fireworks over the ocean at 10pm (weather permitting)!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 4:00PM - 8:00PM - REGGAE SUNDAY WITH HOT LIKE FIRE

Super popular 'Reggae Sundays' at SurfSide5 features Hot Like Fire performing on the oceanfront deck every Sunday from 4:00-8:00 pm, rain or shine. The East Coast's most sought after authentic reggae band, Hot Like Fire has been wowing audiences from Martha's Vineyard to coastal Maine for over 20 years. The 2011 winner of the NE Urban Music Award for Best Caribbean Band with a new CD coming out this summer,Hot Like Fire draws hundreds of fans to the SurfSide5 deck each week. New England Performer magazine says the band is "energetic, upbeat and highly addictive" - people are always dancin' when Hot Like Fire is jammin'!

Wednesday, August 15

"Winchester 73"

Commentary at 6:30 p.m. Screening at 7:00 p.m.

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another and a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Wednesday, August 22

"The Kid"

Commentary at 6:30pm Screening at 7:00 p.m.

The Kid is a 1921 American silent dramedy film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin's first full-length movie. It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Wednesday, August 29

"Anatomy of a Murder"

Commentary at 6:30pm Screening at 7:00pm

Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 American courtroom crime drama film. Paul Biegler a laid back, southern lawyer defends a short-tempered Army Lieutenant who is accused of murdering his wife's rapist.

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FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Jilly Martin, 6 to 8 p.m., on the back lawn of the Tsongas Center along the Merrimack River, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at each show, every Thursday through Aug. 23.

Aug. 2 - Aug. 16 - Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones

Aug. 23 - Merrimack

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EXHIBIT OPENS, "Summer in the City," during the months of July and August. The exhibit ranges from paintings to fiber, sculpture to jewelry and mixed media to ceramics, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell, through Aug. 26. Opening reception is Saturday, Aug. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.; theloadingdockgallery.com, 978-710-8605.

Treble Chorus of New England

978.794.4600

www.treblechorusne.org

The Treble Chorus of New England is now holding auditions for their three choirs; Training, age 7-9, Concert, ages 9-13 and Schola, ages 13-18 for the 2012-2013 season. In addition, TCNE is auditioning for their summer "Hands on Opera" Production of "Hansel and Gretel" that has two components: 1) An Intro to Opera Program which introduces children ages 10 and up to all the components of putting on an opera including performing in the Opera! And 2) an actual role in the production which involves an increased commitment to produce the Opera in the Fall as well. Tuition for the Opera program ranges from $100 for the Intro to Opera program, dates are August 13-17th, 2:30-5 pm with a performance on Friday, August 17th and the option to continue in the Opera program in the Fall, or $465 for the full Opera program, dates are August 6-17th, a performance on Friday, August 17th and additional Saturdays rehearsals and performances in November, 2012, dates TBD Please contact Anna S. Choi at tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org or call 978.794.4600 to schedule an audition. For more information, please go to www.treblechorusne.org.

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Haven't made your plans for the summer yet? Then why not come and join the Treble Chorus of New England for our Season Orientation Program, the official start to our season! Experience movement and theory classes and join in the choral fun. The program will be held at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, MA. The dates are August 13-17th, 8:45-2:15 pm and the cost is $250 for the whole week including performing in a Friday night performance at the Rogers Center for the Arts! Please contact Anna S. Choi at the TCNE office for more information. Email: tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org or call 978.794.4600. Please visit our website www.treblechorusne.org for more information on our programs.

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Tuesday, August 14, 7:15 pm

If Only: Living with Regret

conversation cafe, "Financial Freedom," 7:15 p.m., A Different Christian Voice, 189 N. Main Street, Middleton; adifferentchristianvoice.org, 978-973-2466.

Wednesday, AUG. 1

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For Your Events Section:

A Reason to Live: A Story of Hope from Rwanda

John Gasangwa survived the horrors of starvation and war partly because he made a promise: If he finished his education, he'd serve his people. That promise gave John purpose, a reason to live. We'll hear his story and talk about finding hope and purpose in our lives on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:15 pm at A Different Christian Voice, a place where people gather in a beautiful coffee house sanctuary for video-based conversations about life and faith. Admission is free, and snacks and beverages are served. 189 North Main Street (Route 114) in Middleton. All are welcome - no exceptions! To learn more, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.adifferentchristianvoice.org" www.adifferentchristianvoice.org.

Financial Freedom

Are your finances freeing you or tying you down? We'll hear from someone who had it all - and lost it - and we'll learn strategies for financial freedom on Tuesday, July 31 at 7:15 pm at A Different Christian Voice, a place where people gather in a beautiful coffee house sanctuary for conversations about life and faith. Admission is free, and snacks and beverages are served. 189 North Main Street (Route 114) in Middleton. All are welcome - no exceptions! To learn more, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.adifferentchristianvoice.org" www.adifferentchristianvoice.org.

If Only: Living with Regret

We all have regrets about what we've done or left undone. This program offers practical steps to move past regrets and live happier, healthier lives. It will be held on Tuesday, August 14 at 7:15 pm and is part of A Different Christian Voice's Conversation Café© series where people gather to talk about life and faith in a casual, air-conditioned coffee house setting. Admission is free, and snacks and beverages will be served. 189 North Main Street (Route 114) in Middleton. All are welcome - no exceptions! To learn more, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.adifferentchristianvoice.org" www.adifferentchristianvoice.org.

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"Winchester 73" on Wednesday August 15th and "The Kid" on Wednesday August 22nd. The series comes to a conclusion on August 29th with "Anatomy of a Murder". All of the movies begin with a commentary at 6:30, followed by the film at 7:00 p.m.

7-Mile Road Race on Cape Ann in Massachusetts

Third annual New England road race, organized by DMSE Sports, set for August 19

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 30, 2012) - Online registration is now underway for the third annual Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, one of New England's most scenic road races set for Aug. 19 on Cape Ann.

Runners can register at www.rungloucester.com. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the famous Fisherman's Memorial statue on the historic Gloucester waterfront and takes runners along over five miles of picturesque ocean views, through downtown and back to the memorial. Last year, Jacob Barnett (38:32) of Medford, Mass., and Kyle Linn MacQueen (42:59) of Boston won the men's and women's titles.

The Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race is organized by Dave McGillivray, race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, and his team at DMSE, Inc. It is the third in a series of major New England road races in August - the TD Beach to Beacon in Maine (Aug. 4) and the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod (Aug. 12).

Bancroft Elementary PTO is sponsoring the second annual "Book it to the Finish" road race promoting fitness for all ages in a family friendly community event. Participants are encouraged to dress up and run/walk in Halloween costumes. Proceeds will benefit the playground equipment for the new Bancroft Elementary School.

When is it?

October 27, 2012

1k race starts at 2:30

5k race starts at 3:00

Where?

Start & End at Bancroft School

How to Register?

Register online at www.bookittothefinish.com T-shirts will be given to the first 200 participants registered before 9/5/12. Prizes, games and refreshments will be available.

To Learn More

Visit bookittothefinish.com