Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 3, 2014

Out & About: Dig in for spring vegetable gardening primer


Previously, the program committee of the Andover Sister Towns Association of Andover/North Andover organized a members’ tour of the Whistler House Museum in Lowell as part of the group’s ongoing activities. For more information, call Fred Snell, president, at 978-686-3647, or email

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 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 Flower Committee for the Museum of Fine Arts’ 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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