Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 9, 2014

Events Calendar


ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; gallery admission free. Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; 978-749-4000.

ALPERS FINE ART, “(Largely) Small Works,” end-of-year exhibit, through Jan. 12, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 978-760-1829,

ESSEX ART CENTER, “Every Place” by Allison Cekala and Sarah Pollman and “Enter the Void” by Elissa Salas in Chester F. Sidell Gallery; “Mostly Sunny, Scattered Clouds,” new work by Ellen Rich, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; Jan. 10 through Feb. 14, opening reception, Friday, Jan. 10, 5 to 7 p.m., with artist talk at 5 p.m.; free; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or;


AUDITIONS, Treble Chorus is holding auditions for the Spring 2014 season for its four choirs — training, ages 7 to 9; concert, ages 9 to 13; schola, ages 13 to 18 and My Own Voice for singers with special needs — Mondays, Jan. 13 and 20, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; contact Anna S. Choi, or 978-470-8263, to schedule an audition.


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Kinky Boots,” based on a true story about a drag queen who comes to the rescue of a son who inherits his father’s failing shoe factory, Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.; “Renoir,” a movie set on the French Riviera following the Renoir Clan, Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


PARENT TO PARENT, Jack Agati presents “Birth Order: How Your Place in the Family Affects Your View of the World,” Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m., West Middle School Auditorium, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover; hosted by Andover Parent to Parent; free;

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