Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 3, 2014

' Make Way for (new) Ducklings'


Her visit to Andover is sponsored by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. It is open to the public; a $5 donation is requested. For more information, call Neal Sanders at 508-359-9453.

Focus on ‘Gardeners and Climate Change’

The Andover Department of Municipal Services and Greenscapes North Shore present “Gardeners and Climate Change: Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time” on Monday, April 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover

Led by Gardens by Demetra of Reading, the conversation will explore how gardeners can adapt to and fight climate change in their own back (and front) yards and make the most of their outdoors. For more information, visit

‘Art in Bloom’ inspiration for garden clubs

The Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Andover, in conjunction with the Village Garden Club, will be featuring an “Art in Bloom Road Show” at its next general meeting on Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at West Parish Church Hall, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.

The featured speaker will discuss a work of art and the flower arranger will demonstrate the creation of a floral arrangement to complement the piece. Both the speaker and the floral arranger are longtime members of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Flower Committee for its annual “Art in Bloom” event.

The public is invited. Call 978-681-1890 for more information.

A model open house for railroad club

The Boston Metro Hi-Railers, an O-gauge model railroad club based at 5 Waltham St. in Wilmington, is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will showcase a large operating setup for children and their families, including parents and grandparents, to operate. The main layout will feature a display of trains used for presidential travel, including trains from the Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy eras as well as the model inaugural train that carried President Obama to Washington for his swearing-in ceremony.

Admission is $10 for families, $5 for individual adults; children 5 and under are free. Call Robert Hilliard 781-944-1794 or email for more information.


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