Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

October 16, 2013

Events Calendar

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

FALL FESTIVAL, Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool hosts annual Fall Festival featuring pumpkin decorating, scarecrow building and more, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 400 Brickstone Square; free, 978-475-7122, brck@brighthorizons.com, www.brighthorizons.com/brickstone.

HALLOWEEN PARTY, Wicked History Kids Hallowe’en Party, for students in grades two through five, featuring games, crafts, spooky snacks; Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St.; costumes encouraged; $10 per child, register online; http://andoverhistorical.org/other-3/bewitched-in-andover/, 978-475-2236.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL, Andover Coalition for Education fall festival featuring scarecrows crafted by local students adorning downtown Andover Oct. 20 through 27, culminating with Festive Gathering with Andover High School vocal groups and refreshments Sunday, Oct. 27, noon, Old Town Hall, Main Street; free, with support from Andover Business Community Association; www.aceandover.org.

FILMS

HUNGER IN AMERICA, Memorial Hall Library and Neighbors in Need present “A Place at the Table,” a documentary examining the issue of hunger in America, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; food drive at library through October to benefit Neighbors in Need; 978-623-8401, ext. 38, or straina@mhl.org.

SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Sweetheart”, a French movie written by Andrew Coburn, local author and crime writer, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; “Amour,” a French Academy Award winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, special start time 6:30 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.

SILENT FILM SERIES, Classic silent film series with musical accompaniment featuring “Nosferatu” (1922), Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; free, Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; 978-837-5355.

LECTURES

EDIBLE LANDSCAPES, Garden historian and ethnobotanist John Forti explores how to eat locally and plant edible gardens and landscapes, co-sponsored by Village Garden Club of Andover and Friends of Memorial Hall Library, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, ext. 49; eclasson@mhl.org.

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