Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 12, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman


ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12, 2014; “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between,” incorporating natural history painting with contemporary influences, through Jan. 5, 2014; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” photography and video exploring notion of family in 21st century, through Jan. 5; 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.

ESSEX ART CENTER, “Good Fences,” site-specific installation exploring contemporary boundaries and borders, by Jamal Thorne, through Dec. 19, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or;

ALPERS FINE ART, “(Largely) Small Works,” end of year exhibit featuring a variety of pieces, through Dec. 24 and Jan. 9 to 12. Gallery hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 96 Main St., Andover; 978-760-1829,


TREE TIME, Tree time at the Andover Historical Society, featuring more than 30 Christmas trees decorated in historical fashion, through Dec. 29; open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., Blanchard House, 97 Main St., Andover; admission $8, $5 members, seniors and children, free kids under 5;

SOLSTICE SUNSET, Winter solstice celebration featuring short hike prior to solstice sunset ritual Saturday, Dec. 21, 3 to 5 p.m., Harold Parker State Forest, 1951 Turnpike St., North Andover; free, sponsored by Friends of Harold Parker and state Department of Conservation and Recreation; 617-828-1728,

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, Fourth annual Shawsheen River Watershed Association Winter Solstice Celebration, featuring short presentation, entertainment by local musicians and campfire to roast marshmallows, Sunday, Dec. 22, 5 to 7 p.m., Serio’s Grove, 47 Lowell Junction Road, Andover; meet/park in field at 5 p.m. for short walk to pavilion; free, bring refreshments (no alcoholic drinks allowed); bring bells to ring for the raising of Oak King banner; Bob Rauseo, 978-684-2459.


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Unfinished Song,” starring Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.; “Herb and Dorothy,” documentary on art collecting, Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., free; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


PIANO SHOWCASE, Honors piano students of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association perform a piano showcase Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; free; 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32;


MYTH BUSTERS, Global Spectrum presents “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage from the hit TV show “MythBusters,” Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 Merrimack St., Lowell; tickets starting at $40, VIP package $150, includes meet and greet with Jamie and Adam;, 866-722-8780.

— Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco