THURSDAY, MARCH 7
PASSOVER COOKING DEMO, the Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel will host its Seniors for a Passover cooking demonstration, noon to 2 p.m. Learn new Ashkenazi and Sephardic recipes. A buffet lunch will be served, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover; templeemanuel.net, 978-470-1356.
NORTH READING READS PROGRAM, the Flint Memorial Library, 7 p.m., Joseph Gallo talks about his book, Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us; 978-664-4942.
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.
LIVE THEATER, South Cooperative Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., 7 p.m., at West Middle School. Tickets are $9 per person, available at Learning Express, The Andover Bookstore, Sweet Mimi’s, at the door; 978-623-8833 x1260. Also, performances on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m.
LOVE LETTERS TALK, guests of the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum will be transported back in time, and will see John and Abigail Adams come to life to share their most personal thoughts in a presentation of “Love Letters: the intimate correspondence of John and Abigail Adams,” 7:30 p.m., the First Congregational Church, 39 Main St., Essex; chocolate buffet featuring Winfrey’s fudge and chocolate will follow the performance; tickets available online at Essexshipbuildingmuseum.org or by calling 978-768-7541. $10 per person advance sale, $15 at the door and $5 students.
EXHIBIT OPENS, Liz Nofzinger, a Boston-based video and installation artist, interprets the history of Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus in an exhibit titled “Resource,” through Saturday, April 6. An opening reception is 3 to 5 p.m. in the ArtSpace in the Harold Bentley Library on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. This event is free and open to the public; Marc Mannheimer,email@example.com