THURSDAY, JUNE 28
LOCAL ART EXHIBIT, "Heat," 42 original paintings by 11 artists on display at Paul Fragala & Associates, Ameriprise Financial, 76 Main St., Andover, in cooperation with Alpers Fine Art through Aug. 16. Browsing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; other times by appointment; 978-474-9904, alpersfineartonline.com.
FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell opens, with Island Castaways (Jimmy Buffet Tribute), 6 to 8 p.m., on the back lawn of the Tsongas Center along the Merrimack River, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at each show, every Thursday through Aug. 23.
LIVE MUSIC, with 3 Swank Bastard, 7 p.m. to midnight, Surfside5 deck at Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury; Surfside5.com, 978-463-9222.
FRIDAY, June 29
SINGLES DANCE, at ANGELICA'S, 49 South Main St., Middleton (Rte. 114), complimentary buffet, music, 8:30 p.m. to midnight; se-4u.com, 978-750-4900.
LIVE MUSIC, with Maneater, 7 p.m. to midnight, deck at Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury; Surfside5.com, 978-463-9222.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
Andover Farmers' Market OPENS, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., through Oct. 6, on the lawn of the Andover Historical Society at 97 Main St. Full details at andoverhistorical.org/market.
LOCAL photo safari, Lawrence Heritage State Park & North Canal Historic District, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence. Essex Heritage and Hunt's Photo & Video host, 8 a.m. to noon, open to the public, reservations required, $45; EssexHeritage.org/photosafari, 978-740-0444.
Paddle Race, on Salisbury Beach, 10 a.m., a double-header paddle board competition. Hosted by the nonprofit Atlantic Paddle Boarding Association (APBA), and presented by REVO Sunglasses; atlanticpaddleassoc.org, boardliving.com (on-site registration day of races is also available).
home-grown wine TASTING, The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover, 1 to 5 p.m.; tasting is complimentary; Must be 21+.
DJ DANCE PARTY & FIREWORKS, 9 p.m., Surfside deck at Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury; Surfside5.com, 978-463-9222.
YARD SALE, Ballardvale Preschool, 23 Clark Road, Andover, 8 a.m.; 978-470-2033.
SUNDAY, JULY 1
LIVE REGGAE MUSIC, 4 to 8 p.m., Surfside deck at Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury; Surfside5.com, 978-463-9222.
TUESDAY, JULY 3
FIREWORKS, town of Andover hosts, dusk, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road, free.
LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC, with The Tom Dixon Band, 7 p.m., Surfside deck at Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury; Surfside5.com, 978-463-9222.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
4th OF JULY CELEBRATION, town of Andover hosts, 8 a.m. to noon, activities in The Park, Chestnut and Bartlet streets, pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., Horribles parade at 9:30 a.m.; Department of Community Services; andoverma.gov/dcs.
THURSDAY, JULY 5
LIVE PIANO MUSIC, WITH HONKY CATS, 7 to 11 p.m., Surfside deck at Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury; Surfside5.com, 978-463-9222.
OPENING RECEPTION, for a 75-piece photography exhibit titled "Body of Light," featuring the works of Northern Essex Community College students in the Basic Photography and Beyond Basic Photography continuing education classes, reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library; Jennifer Lyons, 978-373-1586, ext. 617.
SUNDAY, JULY 8
OUTDOOR POPS CONCERT, The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual Summer Pops Concert at Shedd Park Pavilion, light classical, pops, and patriotic favorites, bring chairs, and a picnic, 3 to 5 p.m., 433 Rogers St, Lowell,(Rt 38, 1 mile north of I-495), free, $10 suggested donation, park at the Pavilion, along Knapp Ave or Boylston Street; lowellphilharmonic.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Bruce Marshall Group, 6 to 8 p.m., on the back lawn of the Tsongas Center along the Merrimack River, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, every Thursday through Aug. 23.
SATURDAY, JULY 14
live music, Dan Kirouac & Dorette Weld, Acoustic rock, pop, and country, Samuel's Restaurant at the Andover Inn, 4 Chapel Ave., 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover.