Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 15, 2014

Out & About: An ode to 16th century Spanish music


Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. For more information, call 978-749-4015, or visit

Goods times rolling for American Training

The sounds of John Lennon and Paul McCartney will fill Andover Country Club this weekend as the Beatles tribute band 4EverFab entertains guests at American Training’s annual Good Times Gala.

This year’s London-themed event is set for Friday, May 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the country club, 60 Canterbury St. It will feature dancing, live music, awards, food and a custom-built cupcake tower from Rudy’s Catering and Confection in Haverhill. Visits from the Spice Girls, James Bond, Harry Potter and even Adele, or their look-alikes, will add to the fun and NRG Entertainment will keep guests on the dance floor.

Based on Campanelli Drive in Andover, American Training, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been providing workforce development, day habilitation, and work and residential programs since 1979. It serves hundreds of residents in the greater Merrimack Valley, including people with disabilities, youths, youths at risk, the unemployed, underemployed, lifelong adult learners, and those looking to get the most out of life. To learn more, visit

Piano Showcase, with honors, by local students

The Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association presents an honors recital featuring its piano students on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St. For more, contact the library at 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, or visit

Season-ending ‘Pops’ for Reading Symphony

“An All Star Pops” is the theme of the Reading Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season on Sunday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Parker Middle School Auditorium, 45 Temple St., Reading.

The program was compiled based on the recommendations of the symphony orchestra’s regular patrons and audience members and will feature hits from the classical to the contemporary, with pieces by Strauss, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Copland and Sousa plus several Broadway favorites planned.

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