Compiled by Judy Wakefield
---- — THURSDAY, MARCH 14
PSYCHIC FAIR, benefits the American Diabetes Association, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Hall, 6 Locke St., Andover, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Advertised to have psychic tarot readers, as well as a psychic medium who will offer readings for $20; free admission; 978-788-5201.
WILDLIFE REFUGE VOLUNTEER CALL, Volunteer Plover Wardens needed, open orientation to learn more, 9 a.m. to noon, for people who like talking to the public, helping wildlife, and being on the beach; orientation will teach you about the piping plovers and the mechanics of being a plover warden. No registration required. Attending the session does not obligate you to volunteer. Also on Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
SPRING CRAFT SALE, The Center at Punchard, Whittier Court, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., floral arrangements, jewelry, crafts; 978-623-8321.
WHAT’S IT WORTH EVENT, the Andover Historical Society will host “What’s it Worth” appraisal event with appraiser, auctioneer and owner of Royka’s Gallery in Boston, Paul Royka; 7 to 9 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St., Andover. Guests may bring one item to be appraised or come to listen and enjoy Royka’s entertaining and enlightening appraisals, $15 for Andover Historical Society members and $20 for non-members. Guests may bring items such as fine art, Chinese art, jewelry, art glass & Tiffany Studios items. For larger items, pictures will suffice. Firearms, coins and stamps will not be appraised at this event. To register, call the Historical Society 978-475-2236.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY, with a traditional corned beef and cabbage luncheon, Atria Marland Place invites the public to celebrate, noon, at Atria Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover; RSVP 978-475-4225.
LIVE IRISH MUSIC, Solas, an Irish-American band recording and touring in the U.S, Rogers Center, Merrimack College, 7:30 p.m., $25 door, $20 advance, seniors/students $18; Reservations and information 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
:LIVE THEATER, South Church Players present Annie, 5:30 p.m., $10 advance, $12 door; family maximum $40 / $48. South Church, 41 Central St., Andover; 978-475-0321. Proceeds benefit MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Also performed Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC, Ellis Paul, who has won 14 Boston Music Awards (only Aerosmith has earned more), New Moon Coffeehouse, 8 p.m. The coffeehouse is located in the Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St, Haverhill, $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under. Tickets available at the door starting around 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.; Tickets may be reserved prior to the show at newmooncoffeehouse.org, 978-459-5134.
MARIONETTE PUPPET SHOW, the National Marionette Theater and their production of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” Rogers Center, Merrimack College. Audiences of all ages will be entertained and thrilled by their craftsmanship and skill as they combine narration and orchestration to tell the story of Peter and his adventures, 3:30 p.m., $12, Family Four Pack $40; Reservations and Information: 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
LIVE MUSIC, trumpeter Richard Watson and organist Douglas Major, 4 p.m., the Unitarian Church, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. The program features works by Telemann, Tomasi, Hovanness, Damase and Major’s “St. Michael Concerto.” Suggested donations are $15, $10 for seniors, children and students free; frsuu.org or 978-465-0602 Ext. 401.
MIRIAM’S SEDER, the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation’s will celebrate its Bat Mitzvah (13th) year at this annual event, 3 to. 8 p.m., Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond, Andover. Miriam’s Seder is an annual intergeneration event that celebrates women in Jewish History. Mothers, aunts, grandmothers and girls over 8 are all welcome to attend. The event will begin with Kasbah style shopping and appetizers, followed by the Seder and dinner. Tickets are $39 or $35 seniors over 70; 978-688-0466, mvjf.org.
PAINTER TALK, artist Donald Jurney at the Newburyport Art Association for “An Evening with Donald Jurney,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sargent Gallery on the first floor, 65 Water St., Newburyport. Registration for NAA members is $20, $25 for non-members.
LIVE ORCHESTRA MUSIC, the Reading Symphony Orchestra, 3:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center of the Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road, Reading. Tickets at the door: adults $15, seniors and students $10, children 12 and under free; 978-664-5614.
PASTEL DEMONSTRATION, The Andovers Artists Guild hosts, by Robin Thornhill from Artists’ Muse Studios in Amesbury, 2 p.m., the East Mill Art Space, 21 High St., North Andover (Davis and Furber Complex). Guests are welcome for a $5 donation, free to Guild members; andoversartistsguild.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
IPAD TALK, Edward J. McFadden, of Glade Mountain Consulting, LLC, will present a workshop on how to get the most out of your iPad or iPad mini, 11 a.m., free, Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., North Reading; 978-664-4942 to register.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
ACCESSORIZING EVENT, “The Little Black Dress” event, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Atria Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover. The event is co-sponsored by Reading Co-Operative Bank in Andover. The program shows you how to accessorize your little black dress for every occasion using floral designs. Bill Graham, one of New England’s leading floral design professionals, will present the program. Graham is the owner of Beautiful Things Flowers and Gifts, Ltd, in Salem, Mass. He is recognized in the floral world as a professional designer, commentator, educator, lecturer and motivator. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To RSVP call 978-475-4225.
SHOE TALK, meet designer Yeardley Smith and shop Marchez Vous’ Spring 2013 Footwear Collection, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., SoleAmour, 10 Post Office Ave., Andover; Sarah Hanna, email@example.com, 213-358-7619.
HEALTH TALK, “How To Raise A Healthy Child,” 7 p.m., at the Andover/North Andover YMCA. Healthy children don’t happen by chance. Dr. Christopher Condon will discuss the important keys to raising a happy, healthy infant, as well as the “Four Cornerstones” to your own health, that will help you do it; at the YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover; 978-685-3541.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
ADULT SPELLING BEE, The Andover Fund for Education (AFE) will host the 15th annual Andover Spelling Bee, which pits teams of four against each other to raise money for teachers’ special programs, at Wood Hill Middle School, 7 p.m.; Joan Cohen, AFE Co-President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVE THEATER, ACT Jr.’s spring performance of Seussical the Musical, 7 p.m., The Sullivan School, 150 Draper St., Lowell, Adults: $20, Children/Seniors: $15. All seating is assigned; actandover.com. Performances also on March 23 at 7 p.m., March 24 at 2 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
SPRING ART SHOW, Tewksbury Community of Artists, Tewksbury Public Library, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free and open to the public. The show encompasses all forms of art. Some artists will be demonstrating their technique or working on a current piece; tewksburycommunityofartists.com.
DOLL EVENT, 2 to 5 p.m., wisdom dolls and healing dolls, Kachinas, fertility dolls and voodoo dolls, create your own dolls using fabrics, sewing, wire and other media provided. Please bring beads, photographs, charms or other personal objects you might want to add to your doll. This workshop is limited to 10 adults, $15, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover.
MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE NIGHT, fundraiser for Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, featuring top belly dancers from all over New England, performing a wide variety of dance styles from Egyptian and Cabaret to Tribal and Sword, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Grog, 13 Middle Street Newbuyrport. Admission is $10, 21 plus; Maria at 978-388-4148 or email@example.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
LIVE CELTIC MUSIC, 2 p.m., the Lawrence Public Library will present a free concert featuring Andover musicians George and Terri Kelley performing Celtic Melodies for Voice and Piano. The concert includes a guest appearance by singer Larry Melia Jr. and a tribute to the late great Irish fiddle virtuoso, Larry Reynolds, who passed away last October. The one-hour concert is open to the public. There is a reception following the performance. This yearly event is sponsored by The Irish Foundation; 978 683 8222 Any publicity that you can give would be greatly appreciated.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
ANIMAL RIGHTS DAY, topical animal issues presented by animal rights experts, combined with animal tricks and demonstrations, will highlight the Massachusetts School of Law’s Seventh Annual Animal Rights Day, starting at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. A complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. will kick off the event; a complimentary lunch will also be provided. Although not required, MSL organizers request an e-mail from anyone interested in attending. The e-mail should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Plan to Attend” in the subject line. The event will take place at MSL, located at 500 Federal St., Andover; 978-681-0800.
STORY TIME IN SIGN LANGUAGE, Quota International of Andover hosts, for children ages 4-10, at the North Andover Steven’s Memorial Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon; wesharefoundation.org. To learn more about Quota International of Andover, contact Elke Kappeler, Membership Chair, Ekeppler@comcast.net.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
ART ROCK CONCERT, unique rock n’ roll revue created by audience favorite Billy McGuigan, audiences are given the opportunity to vote, through the power of their applause, for the songs and music they want to hear, $35 door, $30 advance, Seniors/Students $25; Reservations and Information: 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
LIVE THEATER, The Onstagers at Merrimack College present “The Producers,” Rogers Center, $12, seniors/students $10; Reservations and Information: 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC, with The Band Perry, performing the spring concert at the Merrimack College Lawler Arena, 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. The performance will showcase the band’s hit singles, “If I Die Young,” “You Lie,” and “Better Dig Two,” $30, open to the public, Lawler Arena, Volpe Athletic Center, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets at etix.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
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: $25; Reservations and Information: 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
THURSDAY, MAY 9
COMEDY FUNDRAISER, Priceless Prom Gown Program hosts a comedy night, at the Gallaria @ Maria’s Restaurant in Haverhill, with three comedians; appetizers 7 to 8 p.m., and a chance to win a grand raffle: Martha’s Vineyard for 3 days; gourmet meal for 8 people and photo session and 11x14 portrait. The organization collects and distributes prom gowns to young ladies in high school who can not afford a gown 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 magnificent 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.