Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 25, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman

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ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12, 2014; “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between,” incorporating natural history painting with contemporary influences, through Jan. 5, 2014; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” photography and video exploring notion of family in 21st century, through Jan. 5; 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, “THIS to THAT,” gallery's opening exhibit, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and by appointment. 978-760-1829,,

ARTS INSTITUTE GROUP, "Hocuspocus," Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley's 12th annual show and sale of fine arts and crafts, Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Nov. 2, Nevins Memorial Library, The Great Hall, third floor, 350 Broadway, Methuen. Gallery hours Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free admission,; David Jones, 978-738-1924, or Gail Fuller, 617-510-5742.

ARTSPACE, “Banded/Cornered/Assembled," large-scale art installation by Paul Oberst, through Oct. 12, Bentley Library, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Gallery hours Monday through Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m; Patricia Kidney,, or Marc Mannheimer,

ESSEX ART CENTER, “One of these days ...” featuring paintings by Leon Elitov, Connie McCausland and Patricia Edmonds, through Oct. 18, Chester F. Sidell Gallery; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or;

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, “Soaring,” Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by local elementary school students, first floor; Zentangle art by community services librarian Emily Classon, second-floor display case; both exhibits through Sept. 30; Coming Oct. 1, Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by Steve DiFranza, first floor; watercolor artist Meg O’Hanlon specializing in food and recipe illustrations, second-floor display case; both exhibits through Oct. 31; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401,


SINGING COMPETITION, Merrimack Valley Idol auditions for ages 14 and up Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 to 8 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; Merrimack Valley Idol finals presented by Quota of Andover on Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 10 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover; Elaine Pescatore, 978-470-3515,


COMEDY NIGHT. Rotary Club of Andover's third annual Comedy Night fundraiser featuring Tony V, Kelly MacFarland and Steve Macone with host Dave Rattigan Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover; tickets $25,


STEVENS-COOLIDGE PLACE, Trails and Sails events Saturday, Sept. 28, open house, 10:30 a.m. to noon; garden tour, 11 a.m. (maximum 30 people); Sunday, Sept. 29, Stevens to Stevens Walk, noon to 1:30 p.m. (maximum 30 people); open house, 1 to 3 p.m.; Meet the Cows, 2 p.m.; 139 Andover St., North Andover; 978-682-3580.


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring "Mozart's Sister," a French drama about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's older sister, Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; "Searching for Sugar Man," documentary about an unlikely '70s musician, Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,

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.


GARDEN DECOR, North Andover Garden Club presents “Garden Ornaments with Ashley Rooney," Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Parish Hall, 196 Main St., North Andover; free, 978-689-9318,

HIGH TEA & HISTORY, South Church historian Charlotte Lyons discusses Andover's role in the infamous Salem witch trials of 1962 Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m., Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; limited space, RSVP required; 978-623-8321.

HISTORY TALK, Award-winning Historian Dr. Eliga Gould highlights his book, “Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire," Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover; free, RSVP by Oct. 11; Dr. Jessica Parr, or 603-458-5145, ext. 10.


CHEERLEADING FUNDRAISER, Zumba Fitness Class led by Kelli LaVita and Brian Considine to raise money for Andover High School cheerleaders Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 to 11 a.m., Andover High School field house, 80 Shawsheen Road; $10; Catherine Haut,

CHOCOLATE FAIR, West Parish Church's annual Chocolate Fair fundraiser featuring homemade treats, chocolate fountain and raffles, Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 129 Reservation Road, Andover; tickets $8 adults, $5 kids; proceeds support local food and fuel charities; 978-475-3902,

ROAD RACE, Professional Center for Child Development's 21st annual Trot for Special Tots 5K Road Race and Walk Sunday, Oct. 6, registration at 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m., 32 Osgood St., Andover; proceeds support programs and services for children with developmental delays, disabilities and complex medical conditions;

YMCA FUNDRAISER, "Fall Into Adelante," second annual Adelante Education Center Scholarship Fundraising Dinner hosted by Merrimack Valley YMCA, featuring silent auction and student presentations, Saturday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road, Andover; tickets $100, proceeds support private high school scholarships for students in the Adelante program; Kate Rozzi, 978-725-6681,


BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons, acoustic, Thursday, Sept. 26; singer-songwriter Adam Payne, soul and acoustic, Friday, Sept. 27; Ryan Flaherty, Americana, gypsy jazz, folk, Wednesday, Oct. 2; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover;

CLASSICAL CONCERT, Pianists Ealeanor Perrone and Esther Ning-Yaum present music by Bach, Dvorak, Gluck, Gottschalk and Rachmaninov Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St.; free, 978-683-8222.

PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Women of the World performing original and traditional folk music in more than 17 languages from across the globe, Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Trumpet and Piano Recital featuring Joseph Foley on trumpet and Bonnie Anderson on piano, Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 p.m.; Guest Piano Recital featuring pianist Gabriel Chodos, Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.; presented by Phillips Academy Music Department Cochran Chapel, 180 Main St.; free, 978-749-4260,

POPS VISIT, Keith Lockhart and Friends present composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” a talk and performance to benefit Northern Essex Community College’s Endowment Fund, Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road; tickets $35; 978-556-3870,,

TSONGAS CENTER, Global Spectrum presents country legend Hank Williams Jr. and his “Old School, New Rules” tour Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $39.50; Evolution 101.7 presents the Wicked Halloween Tour featuring electronic dance music superstar, Hardwell, Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $37; 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell;, 866-722-8881.

CROSSROADS COFFEEHOUSE, Girls, Guns and Glory, combining elements of early rock and roll, country and R&B, Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover; tickets $15, all ages welcome, alcohol-free;


ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Holly Robinson, author of "The Wishing Hill," Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143,

FAMILY BONDS, Marjan Kamali, author of “Together Tea," the story of a mother and daughter who return to Iran 15 years after their family escaped and fled to America, Sunday, Sept. 29, noon, Congregation Beth Israel, 501 South Main St., Andover; 978-474-0540.


ACT THEATER, "Les Miserables," featuring 80-plus cast, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $25 premium seating, $20 general admission;;, 978-994-3358.

SIBLING RIVALRY, Sam Shepard's "True West" featuring Nathaniel Vilandre, Matt McCormick, Josh Canner and Kali Tudisco, presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $10, $5 college students and employees;, 978-837-5355.


BALLROOM DANCE, Ballroom dance lessons led by Tom Webster and presented by Andover Department of Community Services, Mondays starting Sept. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; $140/couple for eight lessons; 978-623-8276.

BOUTIQUE SHOWCASE, Merrimack Valley Partners in Service presents "A Shopping Boutique," featuring vendors, product demonstrations and raffles, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover; tickets $5 or three for $10 in advance; proceeds support MVPS Scholarship Fund;,

GIANT TOWN YARD SALE, Andover Department of Community Services' Giant Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Park, Chestnut and Bartlet streets, Andover; rain date Sunday, Sept. 29; 978-623-8279.

HISTORIC CEMETERY WALK, West Parish Garden Cemetery hosts a tour rich in history, Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., rain or shine; 129 Reservation Road, meet inside arch of cemetery; reservations not required; 978-807-8264.

LASER SHOW, Boston chapter of Hindu faith-based nonprofit Sewa International USA presents 90-minute laser show to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 to 6 p.m, Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $25 to $75;

SAUSAGEFEST BATTLE, Brasserie 28 and Jack's Abby Brewing present Jack's Abby Oktoberfest Sausagefest battle to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 to 6 p.m., Brasserie 28, 2 Elm Square, Andover; admission is donation to the food bank at door; limited seating, RSVP at; 978-470-2228 or for more.

TEAMWORK TRIVIA, Sts. Constantine and Helen Church's Teamwork Trivia Night with DJ Mr. Ed, plus games, pizza and dessert, Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 to 11 p.m., 71 Chandler Road, Andover;; Lisa Primes, 978-314-0528, or Colleen Georgian, 978-475-4330.

WRESTLING WORLD TOUR, Global Spectrum hosts TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour, Sunday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m., Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack St.; tickets starting at $15 to $67 (includes autograph session with select wrestlers);, 866-722-8881.


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