Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

August 29, 2013

Events Calendar

The Andover Townsman


ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” presented on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, opening Sept. 1 through Jan. 12, 2014; “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between,” incorporating natural history painting with more contemporary influences, opening Sept. 1 through Jan. 5, 2014; gallery admission free. Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; 978-749-4000.

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by hooked rug artist Happy DiFranza of North Reading, through Aug. 31. Coming Sept. 1 through 30, “Soaring,” featuring works by students from seven local elementary schools, first floor; Zentangle art by community services librarian Emily Classon, second-floor display case; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401,


BALLET, New England Civic Ballet open auditions for “The Nutcracker,” Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m., NECB studios, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence; ages 8 to adult welcome; $15 registration fee, no production fee; performances will be Dec. 13 to 15 at Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover;, 978-975-0289.

CHORAL SINGERS, New England Classical Singers’ open rehearsal, singers with prior choral experience and music reading ability welcome; Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., South Church, 41 Central St., Andover;, 978-474-6090.

TREBLE CHORUS, Treble Chorus of New England fall auditions for three choirs — Training, ages 6 to 9; Concert, ages 9 to 13; and Schola, ages 13 to 18 — Monday evenings, Sept. 9 and 16, West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; additional dates may be available; Anna Choi, 978-470-8263 or e-mail, to schedule audition;


APPLE PICKING, Smolak Farms apple orchard opening, Saturday, Aug. 31, and hosting fall festivals every weekend in September, featuring hay rides, kids activities, animals and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 315 South Bradford St., North Andover;, 978-682-6332.

INDIA DAY, India Association of Greater Boston hosts India Day 2013 featuring Indian food, musical performances and Bollywood dance, Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 to 8 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover High School; free,


SILENT FILM SERIES, Classic silent film series with musical accompaniment featuring “The Cameraman” (1928), Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.; “Nosferatu” (1922), Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; free, Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; 978-837-5355.


TO CATCH A THIEF, Anthony Amore, art crime expert and director of security at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, discusses famous art crimes Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; Emily Classon or Stefani Traina, 978-623-8401.


CHAMBER MUSIC, Mistral Music, formerly Andover Chamber Music, opens 17th season — “Wanderlust: Postcards from Around the World — with “A Night of Modern Tangos with Pablo Ziegler,” Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $30, $25 seniors;,, or 978-474-6222.

CLASSICAL CONCERT, Lawrence Public Library hosts concert featuring music by Mozart, Brahms and Leonard Bernstein with violinist Michael Rosenbloom and pianist Rebecca Plummer, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m., 51 Lawrence St., Lawrence; free; 978-683-8222.

POPS VISIT, Keith Lockhart and Friends present composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” a talk and performance to benefit Northern Essex Community College’s Endowment Fund, Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road; tickets $35; 978-556-3870,,


SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC, Aquila Theatre Company performs Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $25, $20 seniors, $18 college employees;, 978-837-5355.


CLASSIC CAR SERIES, Wingate Healthcare hosts classic car show with giveaways and raffles, music, food and ice cream, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4 to 8 p.m.; free admission, proceeds from sales support The One Fund Boston; 80 Andover St., Andover; Eric Brunette, 978-470-3434, ext. 5227.


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