Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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June 5, 2014

Out & About: Shopping bonanza at Giant Yard Sale

The Andover Department of Community Services hosts one of its popular community-wide yard sales in The Park on Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sale will feature more than 120 participants displaying their wares on tables, blankets and more all across The Park at Chestnut and Bartlet streets.

The event offers a chance to support the planet by turning someone’s unwanted objects into newfound treasures. Participants pay $10 for their 10-by-10-foot spots, with proceeds benefiting DCS.

Admission to the public is free. For more information, call 978-623-8279 or stop by the DCS office at 36 Bartlet St.

AHS Music Dept. staging its annual Pops in The Park

The Andover High School Music Department is rounding up its favorite hits from today and yesteryear for its annual free concert in The Park on Saturday, June 7, at 6 p.m.

About 15 groups of talented high school students, including the award-winning show choirs, will be performing the free show by the gazebo in The Park at Chestnut and Bartlet streets.

The program, under the direction of high school choral director Mark Mercer, is designed to appeal to young and old and will feature plenty of singing and dancing.

Audience-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and sit back and enjoy. Lady Jayne’s Gourmet Popcorn Truck will be making an appearance as well.

Village Garden Club digging up annual plant sale

The Village Garden Club of Andover presents its annual plant sale on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 170 Elm St., Andover.

Guests will have time to stroll through a lovely garden for inspiration before choosing from a wide selection of perennials and potted plants from club members’ gardens. Members will be available to answer gardening questions as well.

Proceeds from the plant sale will support the Village Garden Club’s civic beautification projects. The sale goes off rain or shine; severe weather only will postpone it one day, until Sunday at the same time or place.

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