Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

October 22, 2013

Events Calendar

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

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.

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    FILE PHOTO Casey McQuillen, seen here performing at an Andover Youth Services Valentine's Day Dance, is hoping for clearer skies Thursday night for her Concert in The Park.

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    PHOTO CUTLINE: The cast of the Actor's Company will perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, a joyful comedy full of mischief, deception and ultimately love, will be performed for free on the North Andover Town Common, Friday, August 22, 6 pm. (Pictured Autumn Buhl as Hero, James T. Turner, III as Claudio, Kerry Anne Kilkelly as Beatrice and and J.T. Turner as Benedick) For details contact Linda Greenstein, 978-352-7315

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    PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo Volunteer Martha Owen of Andover works in the perennial garden at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover. A dedicated group of local residents recently restored the perennial beds, which were established at the estate in 1907.

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