THURSDAY, MARCH 28
FREE AUTHOR READING, Christopher Castellani and Randy Susan Meyers read from their latest novels, All This Talk of Love and The Comfort of Lies, 7 p.m at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
ANIMAL RIGHTS DAY, topical animal issues presented by animal rights experts, combined with animal tricks and demonstrations, will highlight the Massachusetts School of Law’s Seventh Annual Animal Rights Day, starting at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. A complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. will kick off the event; a complimentary lunch will also be provided. Although not required, MSL organizers request an e-mail from anyone interested in attending. The e-mail should be sent to email@example.com, with “Plan to Attend” in the subject line. The event will take place at MSL, located at 500 Federal St., Andover; 978-681-0800.
STORY TIME IN SIGN LANGUAGE, Quota International of Andover hosts, for children ages 4-10, at the North Andover Stevens Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon; wesharefoundation.org. To learn more about Quota International of Andover, contact Elke Kappeler, membership chairwoman, Ekeppler@comcast.net.
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
“THE FRAGRANT GARDEN” TALK, with Kim Smith, proprietor of Kim Smith Designs and author of Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! who specializes in connecting the home to the outside and in creating gardens for people and pollinators, with a focus on native trees and shrubs, wildflowers, and fragrant plants. Hosted by The Andover Garden Club, 10 a.m. to noon, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Admission: $10 for guests (includes refreshments); free to members; Betty Chapman, 978-470-2627, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE COLLEGE PLANNING, Planning Services will present a free dinner seminar on college financing at the Chateau Restaurant, 131 River Road, Andover, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At this dinner seminar you will learn tips on how to maximize your free scholarship money and which colleges have the most scholarship money to distribute. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please sign up at CollegePlanningServices.org or call John DeLorey of College Planning Services, 978-462-1666.