Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 10, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman


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,” through Jan. 5, 2014; “Natural Selections,” through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” photography and video exploring 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.

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, Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by portrait artist 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,


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,


HUNGER IN AMERICA, Memorial Hall Library and Neighbors in Need present “A Place at the Table,” a documentary examining 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

SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Kon Tiki,” a recreation of Thor Heyerdahl’s raft voyage across the ocean, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.; “Sweetheart”, a French movie written by Andrew Coburn, local author and crime writer, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


EDIBLE LANDSCAPES, Garden historian John Forti explores how to eat locally and plant edible gardens and landscapes, co-sponsored by Village Garden Club of Andover and Friends of Memorial Hall Library, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, ext. 49;

PARANORMAL SCIENCE, Paranormal Research Association of Boston highlights paranormal activity, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., North Reading; free, recommended for teens and adults;, 978-664-4942.

PARENT TO PARENT, Vicki Hoefle, author of “Duct Tape Parenting,” presents “How Parents Can Help Children to Resolve Their Own Dilemmas Independently,” Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Pike School Auditorium, Andover; Michael Thompson, Ph.D., presents “Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood,” Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m., North Andover High School auditorium; presented by Andover Parent to Parent; free, open to public;


BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons, acoustic covers, Thursday, Oct. 10; Marc Fleury, acoustic country, blues, Friday, Oct. 11; Joey Vellucci, blues, rock, Motown, Wednesday, Oct. 16; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover;

CABARET, Andover High School Choral Department presents fifth annual Cabaret, a night of Broadway memories old and new featuring 100 performers, Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 students;, 978-623-8616.

HAPPY HARVEST, Friends of Memorial Hall Library concert series kick-off featuring Áine Minogue on the harp singing songs of the fall season, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, ext. 38.

PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Recital featuring pianist Gabriel Chodos, Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Orchestra and Band Concert, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; Vocal and Choral Concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.; presented by Phillips Academy Music Department, Cochran Chapel, 180 Main St.; free, 978-749-4260,


ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Maryanne O’Hara, author of “Cascade,” Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.; Daphne Kalotay, author of “Sight Reading,” Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.; free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143,


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,” 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 students/employees;, 978-837-5355.


BAZAAR, Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Bazaar featuring crafts, raffles, baked goods and refreshments, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 360 South Main St., Andover; 978-475-4059.

BOUTIQUE SHOWCASE, “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 Merrimack Valley Partners in Service Scholarship Fund;,

COSTUME WORKSHOP, DYI costume workshop using method published in 1920s, led by Andover Historical Society exhibit curator Angela McBrien, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 97 Main St., Andover; sewing machine, fabric and basic sewing kit required; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; 978-475-2236.


To submit an item for the Events Calendar, email