Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

January 2, 2014

Out & About: A spot of tea for 'Downton Abbey'

Memorial Hall Library is celebrating the release of season 4 of “Downton Abbey” with a tea party on Friday, Jan. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library, 2 North Main St., Andover.

Festivities are planned in advance of Sunday’s anticipated arrival of the fourth season of the popular series. Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun.

For more information, contact Brooke at the library at 978-623-8400, ext. 32, or bshoostine@mhl.org.

Quota welcoming NECC president

Quota International of Andover hosts Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn in a free program on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover.

Glenn will discuss “Top Ten Trends in Higher Education: How Do We Prepare Students for Careers & Life.” He says that by the year 2018, 68 percent of Massachusetts’ jobs will require postsecondary education. Today, only 50 percent of the state’s 3.5 million working-age adults hold at least a two-year degree.

He will share his ideas on how more local residents can receive a college education, ways to control the spiraling cost of college and rising student debt and how higher education can partner with employers to be sure students graduate with marketable skills.

This is the third year that Quota of Andover has hosted a free guest speaker open to the public. Quota International of Andover is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support, time and resources to help meet the needs of disadvantaged women and children and to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in the Merrimack Valley. For more information, contact Marie Flynn at mhflynn.net@gmail.com.

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