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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, www.rotaryandover.org.
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, 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.
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, www.northandovergardenclub.com.
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, email@example.com or 603-458-5145, ext. 10.