THURSDAY, MARCH 7
POET LECTURES, Mayda del Valle, acclaimed poet and spoken word artist, will present a White Fund Lecture titled “The Passion of Poetry and the Power of Artistic Expression “ in partnership with Northern Essex Community College, at Lawrence High School, 70-72 North Parish Road, Lawrence, 8:45 to 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public; 978-738-7403, necc.mass.edu/whitefund.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
IRELAND EXHIBIT OPENS, Lorica Artworks presents “Ireland in Real Time,” an art exhibition created by a diverse group of contemporary artists from Ireland and New England, opening with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., through April 13, at Lorica Artworks, 96 Main St., Andover; Mia Guerrera at 978-470-1829 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also at loricaartworks.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
LIVE MUSIC, Session America, Crossroads Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $15. Crossroads Coffeehouse of the North Parish UU Church is located at 3 Great Pond Road, 2nd floor, in North Andover, doors open 7:30 p.m.; crossroads-coffeehouse.org via PayPal. If not sold out, tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the concert. Crossroads is an all age, alcohol-free venue; home baked desserts, coffee and teas are sold before the show and at intermission, crossroadscoffeehouse.org, 978-687-3960.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
FREE IRISH MUSIC, with Brian Corcoran of Andover, well-known Irish singer, 2 p.m., Chapel at West Parish Garden Cemetery, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; 978-475-3902. Donations go to the continued restoration of the cemetery.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
GARDEN TALK, “Gardens to Visit in New England,” 7 to 9 p.m., St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, No. Andover. Laura Eisener, owner of Laura D. Eisener Landscape Design, and Mass. editor for “People, Places, and Plants”, teaches at the Arnold Arboretum Landscape Design Institute at Harvard will talk on publicly accessible gardens - arboreta, botanical, historic house, horticultural testing, and nursery display gardens, hosted by The North Andover Garden Club; email@example.com, Lisa at 978-689-9318.