The Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel is active in many programs benefitting the local and global communities. It sponsors Share the Light in which temple families and individuals support local families and children in need at the holidays as well as other collections and drives and coordinates and sponsors a variety of activities and programs a temple. For more information, visit www.templeemanuel.net.
Spring dance twirls into Ballroom
The Andover Senior Community Friends host a Welcome Spring! dance at The Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, April 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Town House (Old Town Hall), 20 Main St., Andover.
D.B.’s Orchestra will supply the music for guests’ listening and dancing pleasure starting at 7 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m., dance teacher Tom Webster of Dance New England will warm everyone up with some practice steps and instruction.
Complimentary refreshments and soda will be provided; no outside food or beverages is allowed, per order of the Andover Health Department. Free parking will be available behind Old Town Hall.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple in advance; all tickets at the door are $15. Proceeds support the activities of the Center at Punchard, formerly the senior center. Tickets may be purchased in advance at The Center on Whittier Court and Andover Bookstore on Main Street.
Folk ensemble to commemorate Armenian genocide
Area Armenians will commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with a program featuring a performance by the Arev Armenian Folk Ensemble on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at North Andover High School.
The musical troupe that presents Armenia’s traditions through traditional instruments such as the duduk, zurna, dhol and oud will be the highlight of the program with its performance titled “Weaving Armenia’s Story through Music.”
Presented by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Merrimack Valley, the program will be dedicated to the memory of 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide that began in 1915 and extended through 1923.