Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


July 26, 2012

Events Calendar


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.


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.


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,, 978.356.4351.




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


Start & End at Bancroft School

How to Register?

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

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