The Andover Townsman
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ANDOVER BOOKSTORE. Neil Swidey, “Trapped Under the Sea,” Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.; David Christopher, “The Holy Universe,” Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m; Gayle Suzanne, “It’s In The Little Things,” Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m.; free; Andover Village Square, 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, http://hugobookstores.com/andover.
HOCKEY ORIGINAL. Boston Bruins great Derek Sanderson discusses his autobiography, “Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original,” Saturday, March 8, 3 p.m.,Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St., Andover; hosted by Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St.; admission one hardcover book, $25.95; 978-475-0143, http://hugobookstores.com/andover.
LIBRARY TALKS, Bill and Katharine Dalton, authors of “Legendary Locals of Andover,” stories of people who helped create Andover, Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.; journalist Ted Reinstein, author of “A New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories,” Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.; Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St.; free, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, www.mhl.org; 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32.
SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Una Noche,” with Spanish subtitles, Thursday, March 6; “The Hunt,” with Danish subtitles, Thursday, March 13; “The Angel’s Share,” Thursday, March 20; all films at 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.
CENTENNIAL KICKOFF, Spring Extravaganza, St. Augustine School annual fundraiser featuring dinner, auction and raffles, Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m., Wyndham Andover, Old River Road; tickets $75; proceeds support Centennial Gym construction, www.sas100.org.
UNLEASHED, Friends of Andover Dog Park fundraiser featuring silent and live auctions, raffles, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m.. Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.; tickets $50, proceeds support construction of a dog park in town; www.AndoverDogParkMa.com.
AMERICAN SAMPLER, New England Classical Singers presents “An American Sampler: Songs of Love and Nature,” featuring Ronald Perera’s “Why I Wake Early,” Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m.; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 groups of 10, children and students with ID free; www.newenglandclassical.org, 978-474-6090.
AMSTERDAM DUO, Cellist Douw Fonda and classical guitarist Martin Kaaij perform Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover; doors open at 7 p.m.; part of Music at Christ Church series; tickets $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $35 maximum family; reception for artists following concert in Parish Hall.
MUSICAL MADNESS. Winter concert and Italian dinner, featuring bell choirs and more, Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 360 South Main St.; $10 donation suggested; www.faith-andover.org, 978-475-4059.
YOUTH ORCHESTRA, Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, featuring several local musicians, perform Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 57 Peters St., North Andover; free; 978-309-9833, www.nmyo.org.
MUSICAL GENESIS, “Children of Eden,” presented by South Church Players, Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m., South Church, 41 Central St., Andover; tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door, family maximum $40 in advance, $48 day of show; to benefit Neighbors in Need; 978-475-0321.
LIT HOP. Canadian rap troubadour Baba (Dirk Murray) Brinkman Jr. performs “The Canterbury Tales Remixed,” linking hip-hop lyrics with Geoffrey Chaucer’s tales, Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., Writers House, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., Andover; free. www.merrimack.edu/academics/the-writers-house/
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