THURSDAY, FEB. 14
SWEET TREATS, 1:30 p.m., $8 with advance purchase only, indulge as you dip fresh fruit into the flowing chocolate fountain, eat German chocolate cake and from a large assortment of decadent chocolates, the Center at Punchard, Whittier Court; 978-623-8321.
LIVE THEATER, “Red” opens, written by John Logan and directed by Charles Towers, a fiery and fiercely funny Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) through March 10, tickets start at $20 and are on sale now thru MRT.org or by calling 978-654-4678.
NEW EXHIBIT, Boston artist Dana Clancy is currently exhibiting nearly a dozen of her paintings through Feb. 23, at the ArtSpace in the Harold Bentley Library at Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.. ArtSpace hours are Monday through Thursday 2 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Sunday; email@example.com.
PAINTING DISPLAY, an oil canvas, painted by NECC professor of art and design Marc Mannheimer, featuring the railroad bridge traversing the Merrimack River in Haverhill is currently on display in the Harold Bentley Library on the Haverhill campus. The 144 x 24 inch painting is titled “The Death of Savonarola.” Girolamo Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance, Florence and known for his prophecies of civic glory and calls for Christian renewal. He was condemned, hanged and burned in the main square of Florence for heresy. Limited edition, signed & numbered prints, [10” x 41”] of the painting are available through the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16
HAM & BEAN SUPPER, West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover, hosts, 5 to 6:30 p.m., meal will include Carando spiral ham, navy & kidney beans, mac & cheese, cole slaw, hot dogs, bread and dessert. Adult $10/Child $5. All proceeds to benefit a scholarship for a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.