Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 11, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Judy Wakefield


LIVE THEATER, The Onstagers at Merrimack College present “The Producers,” Rogers Center, North Andover; tickets $12, seniors/students, $10; 978-837-5355,

FREE AUTHOR READING, Joan Wickersham reads from her latest book, “The News From Spain,” 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.

FREE ART MAKING, hosted by Essex Art Center, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Essex Art Center Mill Building, 56 Island St., Lawrence. Experience all the art opportunities EAC has available; demonstrations by Venezuelan sculptor Hector Diaz, Methuen painter/illustrator Dennis Hart, Andover sculptor Peter Wood and Methuen potter Diane Collier; 978-685-2343,


POETRY READING, featuring award-winning poet Tony Hoagland, presented by the Department of English at Phillips Academy, 7 p.m., Kemper Auditorium, 5 Chapel Ave.; free, open to the public. Hoagland is a professor of creative writing at the University of Houston and this year’s Isham Fellow and the author of four volumes of poetry.

ARTHRITIS TALK, Dr. Chris Condon from Health Source of Andover hosts a talk on arthritis, 9:30 a.m., Andover Senior Center, 36 Bartlet St.


LIVE MUSIC, Ivy Chord Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Church in Reading presents Matt and Shannon Heaton singing timeless Irish ballads and traditional and updated Irish music with vocals, Irish flute, accordion, guitar and bouzouki; doors open at 7:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. 239 Woburn St., handicapped accessible. Tickets $16 and $14, purchased at or at the door.


FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING, Northern Essex Community College’s fifth annual Electronics Recycling Event, Haverhill campus, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, David Hartleb Technology Center parking lot, 100 Elliott St. ACT Secured Recycling of Lawrence will collect outdated personal computers, laptops, fax machines, cell phones, electronics, copiers, wires and cables. No televisions, projection screens or household appliances accepted.


LIVE MUSIC, Phillips Academy Music Department presents Kayden guest artist Cantus, 6:30 p.m., Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy campus. Tickets at door $5 students and seniors, $10 adults. Funded by the generosity of the Bernard & Mildred Kayden Fund, established by the Kayden family to bring distinguished artists to Phillips Academy. 978-749-4260,


GENEALOGY TALK, Getting Started in Genealogy presented by genealogist Rhonda McClure, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, for those who are new to genealogy as well as those with some experience but would like to make sure they haven’t missed anything. Register at, 978-623-8401, ext. 31.

FREE AUTHOR READING, Jennifer Haigh reads from her latest book, “News From Heaven,” 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.


LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC, Perry performs spring concert at Merrimack College showcasing the band’s hit singles, “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “Better Dig Two,” 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; tickets $30; public invited. Lawler Arena, Athletic Center, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets at

CARD & GAME PARTY, Shawsheen Village Women’s Club presents a Scholarship Card and Game Party, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Atria Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover. Admission $25, includes lunch; 978-475-4481.

LIVE THEATER, Spotlight Playhouse presents “Annie!,” 7 p.m., Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill; tickets $20, $18 seniors; 978-380-8509, Performances also on April 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., April 28 at 3 p.m.


AUTHOR READING, Ellen Spector Platt presents her latest book, “Artful Collage From Found Objects,” 2 p.m.,free. Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.

MAGIC & COMEDY SHOW, Master mentalist Jon Stetson mixes the power of mind reading, magic and comedy, Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility, Lawrence, dinner 7 to 8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.; $45, includes dinner buffet;, 855-255-5750.

JAPANESE EXHIBIT, featuring works by one of Japan’s visionary landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata, through Oct. 6, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem;, 978-745-9500.


CLASSICAL MUSIC, Soprano Wendy Heckman and pianist Carolyn Skelton, 1:30 p.m., featuring classical vocal selections by Purcell, Handel and Mozart along with arrangements of traditional folk songs, spirituals and Broadway show tunes. Pieces by Haydn and Brahms will be featured as piano solos. Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; $5, registration required, 978-623-8321.

GRAMMY WINNER VISIT, three-time Grammy Award winner Adam Ayan, a graduate of UMass Lowell’s sound recording technology program who has worked with Madonna, Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Pearl Jam, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, the Rolling Stones and Rascal Flatts, will give a presentation on album making, sponsored by Northern Essex Community College, 7 p.m., David Hartleb Technology Center, Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.; free, open to public.

GOOD HEALTH TALK, Dr. Chris Condon, from Health Source of Andover, in conjunction with the Andover YMCA, presents a free workshop on proper exercise, good posture and more; 978-685-3541 for location.


CRAFT FAIR, students and staff will be selling their creations including handmade jewelry, original photography, headbands, sewing creations, knitted pieces, ceramics, baskets, hats, denim accessories, gift boxes, veggie seedlings, potted plants, leaf skeleton origami, furniture, seaglass jewelry, handmade soaps, recycled items, beaded mobiles, ornaments, decoupage frames, glasses and more, 5 to 8 p.m., Wood Hill Middle School, 11 Cross St., Andover.

FREE AUTHOR READING, Elizabeth Graver and Hester Kaplan read from their latest novels, “The End of the Point” and “The Tell,” 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.


SIMPLY SINATRA, starring Steve Lippia who interprets some of the most well-known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits; $35 door, $30 advance, $25 seniors/students; 978-837-5355,


SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS, Supper at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover, 4:30 to 6 p.m., $7 to $9.


CAMP OPEN HOUSE, Camp Maude Eaton in Andover invites girls in grades 1 to 10 who want to spend their summer swimming, canoeing and singing around the campfire, 1 to 4 p.m. Camp tours and program information available., 617-350-8335. Free bus pick-up this summer at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road and Shawsheen Plaza. Open house also on May 19.


COLLEGE FAIR, Phillips Academy’s annual college fair, 5 to 7 p.m., Case Memorial Cage, 5 Highland Road, Andover. More than 140 colleges and universities will be represented; 978-749-4155,


LIVE THEATER, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” by ACT Theater Company, 7:30 p.m., McGrath Memorial Theater, Tewksbury High School; all seats reserved, $18 to $25, also on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m.;; box office, 978-276-9568.


ROAD RACE BENEFIT, second annual “Book it to the Finish” features a 5K trail run held on Phillips Academy’s cross-country course or a 1K Family Fun Run with a student book swap where participants can drop and swap books. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook characters; check-in 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the great lawn of Phillips Academy;

FILM FESTIVAL, Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation’s annual Jewish Film Festival starting at 3:30 p.m., featuring two films, “The Other Son” and “Hava Nagila;” Osgood Landing, 1580 Osgood St., North Andover; $18; 978-688-0466,

LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s annual Training and Concert Choir, 3 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.


TOP CHEF VISIT, celebrity chef Kristen Kish of Boston cooks to benefit Emmaus in Haverhill. Kish will prepare a dish, discuss her technique and take questions from the audience, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; tickets $25; $75 with a VIP reception beginning at 6:15; Rogers Center for the Arts on the campus of Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; Donna Capodelupo, 978-994-3450,


COMEDY FUNDRAISER, Priceless Prom Gown program hosts a comedy night featuring three comedians, Gallaria at Maria’s Restaurant, Haverhill, 7 to 8 p.m.; includes appetizers and raffle; proceeds support organization that collects and distributes prom gowns to high school students in need through its dress-give-a-way boutiques.

SACRED MUSIC & DANCE, The Mystical Arts of Tibet, 7:30 p.m., performance comprises selections believed to generate energies conducive to world healing. Robed in costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing, $25 door, $22 advance, $18 seniors; 978-837-5355.


LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s Scholar Choir “Music of the Americas” concert, 7:30 p.m., Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. Tickets $16 adults, $10 students and seniors; Anna S. Choi at, 978.470.TCNE.