Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 7, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman


ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Laura van den Berg, author of “The Isle of Youth,” Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143,


SPIRIT OF GIVING, Ironstone Farm hosts Speakeasy Gala, 1920s-inspired evening to benefit Challenge Unlimited, featuring dinner, music, auction led by Susan Wornick and games of chance; Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:15 p.m., Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.; tickets $125, 978-475-4056,

YOUTH CENTER BENEFITS, Yang’s Fitness Center hosts a Dance-a-Thon, Friday, Nov. 15, 7 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m., and Spin-a-Thon, Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, featuring DJ and refreshments; registrations and minimum $25 donation required by Nov. 13; sponsored by the Andover Youth Foundation to support construction of Andover Youth Center; 5 Dundee Park, Andover;


ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Anne Broyles and Jane Sutton, author of “Arturo and the Navidad Birds” and “Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster,” reading Saturday, Nov. 9, noon; free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143,


HOLIDAY FAIRE, Creative Living Inc.’s ninth annual Holiday Faire Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St. free; 978-470-3165,


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “No,” a Spanish drama based on a true story, Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.; “Quartet,” directed by Dustin Hoffman following the relationships of four opera singers, Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Marc Fleury, covers, acoustic, blues, Thursday, Nov. 7; singer-songwriter Adam Payne, soul, acoustic, Friday, Nov. 8; singer-songwriter Alex Raven, folk rock, indie, pop, Wednesday, Nov. 13; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover;

CONCERT FOR A CAUSE, Liz Longley, accompanied by Annalise Emmerick and Gus Berry, perform Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., to benefit programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders; Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 1820 Turnpike St., North Andover; $25 in advance, $35 at door; 978-712-1162, or

LOWELL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA,”Shakespeare & Company,” Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road, Lowell; $10 suggested donation; refreshments and raffles;

MERRIMACK VALLEY IDOL, Singing competition finals featuring nine of the region’s top vocalists, dinner, silent and live auctions, cash bar, presented by Quota International of Andover, Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 10 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover; tickets $80; Louise Hadad, or Elaine Pescatore, 978-470-3515,

PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras perform Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m.; Music Department presents the Academy Concert Bands and ensembles, Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; both events free and open to public; Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover; 978-749-4260 or e-mail


DISNEY JR. “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” presented by Andover Youth Services TheatreWorks, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., World War I Auditorium at Doherty Middle School, 50 Bartlet St., Andover; tickets $10 at Learning Express, 32 Park St., Andover; Andover Youth Services, 37 Pearson St.; or by emailing Kim Sousa at

ROCK MUSICAL, Merrimack College Onstagers Dramatic Society presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; general admission $12; seniors, students, employees, $10;, 978-837-5355.

SHAKESPEARE, Northern Essex Community College’s Top Notch Players performs William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” Thursday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m.; Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater, Spurk Building, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill; tickets $10, $8 students/senior citizens,


GARDEN TRELLIS, Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Andover monthly meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., featuring social gathering and workshop and instruction on how to construct a garden trellis; West Parish Church Hall, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; public invited; 978-681-1890.

HAM AND BEAN SUPPER, West Parish Church hosts a Ham and Bean Supper, Saturday, Nov. 9, 5 to 6:30 p.m.,129 Reservation Road, Andover; suggested donation $10 adults, $5 children; 978-475-3528.


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