Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 9, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Judy Wakefield

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COMEDY FUNDRAISER, Priceless Prom Gown program hosts a comedy night featuring three comedians, 7 to 8 p.m., Gallaria at Maria’s Restaurant, Haverhill, includes appetizers and raffle; proceeds support the organization that collects and distributes prom gowns to high school students in need through its dress-give-a-way boutiques.

SACRED MUSIC & DANCE, Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing featuring traditional Tibetan instruments; $25 door, $22 advance, $18 seniors; 978-837-5355.

AFTER-SCHOOL HISTORY, learn about life in Andover during the World Wars. Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St.; 978-475-2236.


LIVE MUSIC, Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 to 10 p.m., Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road, Lowell; $10 suggested donation;


CRAFTS IN THE PARK, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Park, Bartlet and Chestnut streets, Andover, free admission.

LANTERN FESTIVAL, West Parish Garden Cemetery hosts event based on ancient Asian tradition to honor living friends and family and honor those who have departed; hosts, 6 to 8 p.m, West Parish Garden Cemetery pond, 129 Reservation Road, Andover;

LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s Scholar Choir “Music of the Americas” concert, 7:30 p.m., Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover; tickets $16 adults, $10 students and seniors; Anna S. Choi at, 978-470-TCNE.

LIVE MUSIC, the period-instrument ensemble Les Bostonades with guests performs double concertos by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann, 3 p.m. Chapel at West Parish, 129 Reservation Road Andover. Tickets $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, 17 and under free;


WINE & MUSIC, “Candlelight, Cabernet, Ballades & Brie,” benefits Andover Chamber Music, 6 to 8 p.m., 64 Bartlet St., Andover; space is limited; reserve by emailing or call 978-474-6222.

LIVE MUSIC, the Phillips Academy Music Department will present a spring concert featuring The Fidelio Society, a select a cappella choir, 4 p.m., Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover; free; 978-749-4260 or email


PLANT TALK, North Andover Garden Club hosts landscape designer Adriana O’Sullivan presenting “Tough Plants for Tough Places,” 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover;, Lisa at 978/689-9318.

JULIA CHILD EVENT, The Beloved French Chef, performance by Delvena Theatre Company featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child; 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St.; register at or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31.


HABITAT MANAGEMENT, Andover Conservation Commission presents guest speaker Russell Hopping, ecology program director for The Trustees of Reservations, on “Habitat Management in the Andovers,” 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., third floor; sandwiches, refreshments will be served followed by brief meeting, guest speaker and time for questions; public welcome, call commissioner Kevin Porter, 978-470-0671.


LIVE MUSIC, Emma’s Revolution, the duo of award-winning activist musicians Pat Humphries and Sandy O, with opener Meg Rayne of Newburyport.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill; $20; $10 ages 18 and under;, 978-459-5134.


PLANT SALE, North Andover Garden Club offers proven perennial plans from their gardens and annuals from Paisley’s in Boxford plus fresh produce from Gaouette Farm of North Andover, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stevens Memorial Library front lawn, Main Street, North Andover, rain or shine;, or Lisa at 978/689-9318.

LIVE MUSIC, The Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, resident orchestra of the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, featuring pianist Yukiko Sekino; 2:30 p.m., Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St. (Route 114), North Andover; adults $20, seniors and students $15. children ages 4 to 12 $5; online at

MUSICAL HISTORY, music from the last 500 years performed by Northern Essex Community College Chorus, 2 p.m., Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill campus; admission $5;

SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL, 41st annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old North Andover Common, free shuttle from the Franklin and Middle schools; Joan at 978-685-5320 or Jeff at 978-682-5212.

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