Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 6, 2014

OUT & ABOUT


The Andover Townsman

---- — ‘Unleashed’ benefit for Andover Dog Park on Saturday

“Unleashed,” a fundraiser to support the construction of a dog park in Andover, will be held Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Andover Country Club. Hosted by the Friends of the Andover Dog Park, the event will include silent and live auctions, raffles, appetizers, drinks, desserts and live entertainment.

Proceeds will go toward the completion of an outdoor recreation area for dogs, their owners and anyone who enjoys the company of dogs. The town has approved a parcel of land near the Bald Hill Conservation property on High Plain Road for use as a public dog park. The Friends of the Dog Park, a group of private individuals, is currently raising funds to complete the park infrastructure. They hope to start construction this spring.

Tickets for “Unleashed” are $50 and available online at www.AndoverDogParkMa.com, or at several local businesses. Visit https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofAndoverDogPark or www.AndoverDogParkMa.com for more.

Bruins Sanderson en route to Andover

Former Boston Bruins great Derek Sanderson highlights his autobiography, “Crossing the Line: The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original,” on Saturday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St., Andover.

Admission is the price of one book — $25.95 hardcover — which Sanderson will autograph.

His appearance is hosted by Andover Bookstore, but being held at the church to accommodate a larger crowd. The venue seats 110 guests; additional standing room may be available. No memorabilia beyond Sanderson’s book will be signed at the event.

For more information or a ticket, call the bookstore at 978-475-0143 or stop by the shop at 89 Main St.

Priceless Prom Gown spring boutiques

The Priceless Prom Gown Program that originally started in Andover in 2007 — first at Greater Lawrence Technical High School and later expanding to Olde Andover Village in 2009 and 2010 — will hold its 2014 boutiques on March 15 and 29, April 12 and May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the Everett Mill in the historic Stone Mill at 15 Union St. in Lawrence.

Now in its eighth year, the nonprofit organization gives financially challenged teenagers from the region the opportunity to select the perfect prom gown and accessories for a nominal donation of $10. The organization also has a few tuxedos or dark formal suits available for boys.

The program is supported through donations from businesses and the community, with the assistance of volunteers. Visit www.pricelesspromgownprogram.com or email carol@pricelesspromgownprogram.com.