Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 22, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman

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SCARECROW FESTIVAL, Andover Coalition for Education fall festival featuring scarecrows crafted by local students adorning downtown Andover through Oct. 27, culminating with Festive Gathering Sunday, Oct. 27, noon, Old Town Hall, Main Street; free, with support from Andover Business Community Association; www.aceandover.org.

FAMILY CONCERT, Wood Hill Middle School PAC hosts Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band, Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; tickets $5; children must be with adult; proceeds support education programs at WHMS; 11 Cross St., Andover; contact Donna Robinson, donna_robinson@comcast.net.

MUSICAL OPEN HOUSE, Andover School of Montessori open house Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 to 3 p.m., featuring performance by Toe Jam Puppet Band at 12:30 p.m.; free, 400 South Main St., Andover; 978-475-2299, ext. 33.

STORY TIME, Ben Clanton, author of “The Table Sets Itself,” a fun story about helping with chores, and “Mo’s Mustache,” a story about a monster with a mustache, Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover; free; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.

FILMS

HUNGER IN AMERICA, Memorial Hall Library and Neighbors in Need present “A Place at the Table,” a documentary examining the issue of hunger in America, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; food drive at library through October to benefit Neighbors in Need; 978-623-8401, ext. 38, or straina@mhl.org.

SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Amour,” a French Academy Award winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.; “The Gatekeepers,” a documentary addressing when morality condones using violence for national security, Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.

SILENT FILM SERIES, Classic silent film series with musical accompaniment featuring “Nosferatu” (1922), Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; free, Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; 978-837-5355.

MUSIC

UP-TEMPO BLUES, Jumpin’ Juba, a blues and roots-rock music group, performs Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; free, 978-623-8400, www.mhl.org.

CHAMBER MUSIC, Mistral Music, formerly Andover Chamber Music, presents “American Voices,” all-American program spanning more than a century and a half, Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; tickets $30, seniors $25, students free with ID; www.MistralMusic.org, 978-474-6222.

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HALLOWEEN GALA, History on Tap — A Vintage Halloween Party, featuring DJ Ted Teichert, Victorian fortune telling, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, seasonal ales and more, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Andover Town House (Old Town Hall), Main Street; costumes/vintage attire encouraged; tickets $40, order online; http://andoverhistorical.org/other-3/bewitched-in-andover/, 978-475-2236.

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