The Andover Townsman
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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. www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx.
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, www.mhl.org.
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; www.newenglandcivicballet.org, 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; www.newenglandclassical.org, 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 email@example.com, to schedule audition; www.treblechorusne.org.
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; www.smolakfarms.com, 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, www.iagb.org.
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; www.andoverchambermusic.org, sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org, 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, www.mvarts.info, www.necc.mass.edu/signature-event.
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; www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers, 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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