FRIDAY, JAN. 25
MILITARY CHALLENGE, first annual townwide Troop Challenge to benefit the Run for Troops 5k/Homes for Troops, 7 to 9 p.m., Yang’s Fitness Center, 5 Dundee Park. Do you have what it takes to compete in a military showdown? Come compete or cheer. $25 per person, registration and tickets are on sale now; YangsFitnessCenter.com, 978-475-2020.
FREE MOVIE, “Happy,” 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover, 6 Locke St.; 978-475-4454, uuandover.org. The screening will be followed by a discussion. Please feel free to bring a portable chair (e.g., a lawnchair) for more comfortable seating.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TALK, Holocaust survivor Leo Ullman will speak at 8 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium at Phillips Academy. His presentation will be based on his recently published book, “From a hidden child in occupied Amsterdam to a “Preppy” at Andover—surviving the Holocaust.” The event, which takes place on National Holocaust Remembrance Day, is free and open to the public.
MOVIE NIGHT, 5 to 8 p.m., $15/child, adults are free, includes playtime, movie ticket, snack & craft; Imajine That.
NEW EXHIBIT, The Conant Gallery, Lowell, presents the mixed media art of Westford’s Margot Stage. The exhibit, titled “What’s Left Behind,” explores memory, legacy, and the cycles of life, through Feb. 28.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
TASTES & TREASURES BENEFIT, this auction supports local schools learning town history, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Town House, 20 Main St., Andover. Tickets are $35 and sponsorship opportunities range from $50 to $500; Andover Historical Society, 978-475-2236.
LIVE MUSIC, the Phillips Academy Music Department will present senior students performing in seven concertos with piano accompaniment. This concert, free and open to the public, will take place in the Cochran Chapel on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St., Andover. Cochran Chapel is handicapped accessible; 978-749-4260, email@example.com.
LIVE MUSIC, the Ivy Chord Coffee House located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St., Reading, presents an evening with internationally acclaimed John Gorka, $25, seniors or students $23. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. (open seating); uureading.org/concerts.