Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 26, 2012

Events Calendar

Compiled by Judy Wakefield
jwakefield@andovertownsman.com

THURSDAY, JULY 26

LIVE Latin music & picnic, Grupo Fantasia will perform at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 7 to 9 p.m. Their repertoire includes the Merengue, Salsa, Mariachi, Cuban and Latin jazz dance music and more. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only—$30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3 p.m. concert-day; thetrustees.org, 978-356-4351.

DUELING PIANOS WITH HONKY CATs, 7 to 11 p.m., a high-energy, interactive and all-request driven rock & roll event featuring Jon Abrahms from the Billy Joel-inspired Broadway play "Movin' Out" and pianist extraordinaire Bill Conner, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

LIVE MUSIC, former lead-singer of the Temptations and Spinners and Grammy-winner, G.C. Cameron. With four singers and a live band, audiences will be grooving to Motown hits such as The Way You Do the Things You Do, My Girl and Get Ready, 8 p.m., Stoneham Theater, Main Street, Stoneham; 781-279-2200, stonehamtheatre.org.

LIVE BANDS ON THE DECK, featuring Mugsy, 9 p.m., Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Don White Live, 8 p.m., Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St., Gloucester, $15 (members $12.50): capeanncinema.wordpress.com/978-309-8448.

LIVE MUSIC, former lead-singer of the Temptations and Spinners and Grammy-winner, G.C. Cameron, 3 and 8 p.m., see July 27 listing.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

CAR SHOW, the North Shore Concours d'Elegance, some of the most unique automobiles and motorcycles in the country with brands such as Duesenberg, Packard, Delahaye, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, etc., Misselwood, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; concours@endicott.edu.

LIVE MUSIC, former lead-singer of the Temptations and Spinners and Grammy-winner, G.C. Cameron, 2 p.m., see July 27 listing.

TUESDAY, JULY 31

TALK ON Financial Freedom, are your finances freeing you or tying you down? We'll hear from someone who had it all - and lost it - and we'll learn strategies for financial freedom, 7:15 p.m., at A Different Christian Voice, a place where people gather in a beautiful coffee house sanctuary for conversations about life and faith. Admission is free, and snacks and beverages are served. 189 North Main St. (Route 114) in Middleton; adifferentchristianvoice.org.

COUNTRY MUSIC, with The Tom Dixon Band, 7 to 10 p.m., Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC, the Department of Community Services offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays in July and August, 6 to 8 p.m. with Ben Rudnick & Friends (bluegrass). Residents are invited to stop by with their picnic suppers, chairs or blankets, held in the Park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In the event of rain on Wednesday, the concert will be rescheduled. Call the DCS information line for weather updates after 3 p.m.; 978-623-8279.

FREE MOVIE, "The Glenn Miller Story," commentary at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m., the Rogers Center, Merrimack College; 978-837-5355.

Family Paddle, Pomp's Pond, 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by Shawsheen Watershed Committee and Department of Commununity Services, slight fee, register with DCS.

FREE MOVIE, "Queen Kelly," set in Kronberg, Ruritania, it is the story of the planned wedding of Queen Regina and Prince Wolfram being halted when the prince falls in love with Patricia Kelly, a beautiful orphan at the convent, commentary at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., the Rogers Center, Merrimack College; 978-837-5355.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

LIVE MUSIC & PICNIC, The BaHa Brothers, Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 7 to 9 p.m. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only - $30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3 p.m. concert-day, thetrustees.org, 978-356-4351.

FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Ripchord, 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.

DUELING PIANOS WITH HONKY CATS, 7 to 11 p.m. Honky Cats Dueling Pianos show is a high-energy, interactive and all-request driven rock & roll event featuring Jon Abrahms from the Billy Joel-inspired Broadway play "Movin' Out" and pianist extraordinaire Bill Conner, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3

LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m., featuring Maneater, an upbeat, vocal driven, blue-eyed rock and soul band. Maneater features sax player Deric Dyer who has toured nationally with Tina Turner's and Joe Cocker's bands, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION, "Summer in the City," the exhibit ranges from paintings to fiber, sculpture to jewelry and mixed media to ceramics, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell, through Aug. 26. Opening reception is Saturday, Aug. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.; theloadingdockgallery.com, 978-710-8605.

DJ DANCE PARTY & FIREWORKS, 9 p.m., with Good Vibes DJ Koko P, Flex and others, fireworks over the ocean at 10 p.m. (weather permitting), Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.

SUNDAY, AUG. 5

LIVE REGGAE, with Hot Like Fire, 4 to 8 p.m., on the oceanfront deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.

MONDAY, AUG. 6

AUDITIONS, Treble Chorus of New England, for their three choirs, also for their summer opera production, for children ages 10 and up; Anna S. Choi at tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, 978.794.4600 to schedule an audition. For more information, treblechorusne.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8

LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC, the Department of Community Services offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays in July and August, 6 to 8 p.m. with Fab4Ever (Beatles). Residents are invited to stop by with their picnic suppers, chairs or blankets, held in the Park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In the event of rain on Wednesday, the concert will be rescheduled. Call the DCS information line for weather updates after 3 p.m.: 978-623-8279.

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

LIVE MUSIC & PICNIC, Beantown Swing Orchestra (Big Band Swing), Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 7 to 9 p.m. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only - $30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3 p.m. concert-day, thetrustees.org, 978.356.4351.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

Lowell Quilt Festival, through Sept. 15. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios, 256 Market St., Lowell.

TUESDAY, AUG. 14

If Only: Living with Regret, Conversation Cafe, 7:15 p.m., A Different Christian Voice, 189 N. Main St., Middleton; adifferentchristianvoice.org, 978-973-2466.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15

LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC, the Department of Community Services offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays in July and August, 6 to 8 p.m. with Brian Corcoran (acoustic, old standards). Residents are invited to stop by with their picnic suppers, chairs or blankets, held in the Park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In the event of rain on Wednesday, the concert will be rescheduled. Call the DCS information line for weather updates after 3 p.m.: 978-623-8279.

FREE MOVIE, "Winchester 73," commentary at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.,, Rogers Center, Merrimack College. About the journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another and a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive; 978-837-5000.

MEETING, The Merrimack Valley Tea Party will be holding a Candidates Night, 7 p.m., at the VFW Hall, 32 Park St., North Andover. Candidates vying for office in the US Congress, MA State Senate, and MA House representing the Merrimack Valley will be speaking; Ted Tripp, 978-725-6509.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

LIVE REGGAE MUSIC & PICNIC, with Inner Visions (Authentic Caribbean Reggae), Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 7 to 9 p.m. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only - $30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3 p.m. concert-day, thetrustees.org, 978.356.4351.

FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones, 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.

Wednesday, AUG. 22

FREE MOVIE, "The Kid," commentary at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.,, Rogers Center, Merrimack College. Movie is a 1921 American silent dramedy film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin's first full-length movie. It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; 978-837-5000.

thursday, AUG. 23

LIVE MUSIC & PICNIC, with Entrain (Rock funk jam band), Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 7 to 9 p.m. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only - $30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3 p.m. concert-day, thetrustees.org, 978.356.4351.

FREE LIVE MUSIC, final show, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, 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.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29

FREE MOVIE, "Anatomy of a Murder," commentary at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m.,, Rogers Center, Merrimack College. Movie is a 1959 American courtroom crime drama film. Paul Biegler a laid back, southern lawyer defends a short-tempered Army Lieutenant who is accused of murdering his wife's rapist; 978-837-5000.

THURSDAY, AUG. 30

LIVE MUSIC & PICNIC, with Orville Giddings Band—Boogie Blues, Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 7 to 9 p.m. The Castle Hill gates will open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Space is limited and the gates will close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only - $30/car or $20/car for members of The Trustees of Reservations. There is a 6 person per car maximum; each additional passenger will be charged $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. Weather cancellations (if necessary) will be announced by 3 p.m. concert-day, thetrustees.org, 978.356.4351.

SEPT 15

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27

Bancroft Elementary PTO is sponsoring the second annual "Book it to the Finish" road race promoting fitness for all ages in a family friendly community event. Participants are encouraged to dress up and run/walk in Halloween costumes. Proceeds will benefit the playground equipment for the new Bancroft Elementary School.

When is it?

October 27, 2012

1k race starts at 2:30

5k race starts at 3:00

Where?

Start & End at Bancroft School

How to Register?

Register online at www.bookittothefinish.com T-shirts will be given to the first 200 participants registered before 9/5/12. Prizes, games and refreshments will be available.

To Learn More

Visit bookittothefinish.com