WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2
WALK IN THE WOODS, every Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., free, Harold Parker State Forest, meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Road; wear appropriate footwear, hiking footwear is best, no sneakers. Feel free to bring snowshoes/skis on days with snow. This is a moderate hike appropriate for all ages. Children are welcome. Cancelled only in the event of heavy rain; 617-828-1728, mass.gov/dcr.
EXHIBIT OPENS, "50 Under 50," Loading Dock Gallery at Western Ave Studios, Lowell. This collaborative gallery of 50 artists proudly presents hidden gems of work each well-priced at under $50, through Jan. 27, with an opening reception to be held on Saturday Jan. 5, 5 to 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, JAN. 6
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, Family Cooperative Preschool, 565 Osgood St., on Edgewood Farm in North Andover, 1 to 2 p.m. Meet the director and teachers, tour school house, and rural setting; 978-682-4012, familycoop.org.
BALLET AUDITIONS, for Cinderella by New England Civic Ballet, for all dancers ages 10 and up from any dance studio for spring production of Prokofiev's Cinderella Ballet. Audition times are by age and will begin at 10 a.m. at NECB studios, 4 Dracut St, Lawrence; newenglandcivicballet.org, 978-975-0289, $15 audition fee.
MONDAY, JAN. 7
BALLARDVALE PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP, for toddlers (18-33 months) and parents, meet on Monday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., $130 for session or $10 per class, includes activities, snack and playground time, 23 Clark Road, Andover; 978-470-2033, Ballardvalepreschool.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALLING CRAFTERS, Creative Café meets, 7 p.m. Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts, Memorial Hall Library; mhl.org.
ENGLISH CLASS, Conversational English Group Winter session begins, 10 a.m. to noon, Memorial Hall Library. Weekly sessions for students who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. To register, contact Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602.
CHOIR AUDITIONS, Treble Chorus of New England will be holding auditions for three choirs; Training, age 7-9, Concert, age 9-13 and Schola, age 13-18. Auditions will be held on Mondays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Training, 5 to 6 p.m., concert, 6 to 7:30 p.m., schola, 6 to 8 p.m. free optional music theory class for the choristers for 30 minutes before each rehearsal; Anna S. Choi at 978-470-TCNE, email@example.com to schedule an audition.
TUESDAY, JAN. 8
OPEN HOUSE, Andover School of Montessori Open House, 9 to 11 a.m. An independent, accredited Pre-K through 8th-grade Montessori school, 400 South Main St., Andover; Admissions Director Yvonne Howard, 978-475-2299.