Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 16, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman

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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.

PARANORMAL SCIENCE, Paranormal Research Association of Boston highlights paranormal activity and the methods used to locate and test it, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., North Reading; free, recommended for teens and adults; www.praofb.org/v2/, 978-664-4942.

MUSIC

BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Adam Payne, soul, acoustic, Thursday, Oct. 17; singer-song writer, Ryan Fitzsimmons, acoustic, covers, Friday, Oct. 18; Alex Raven, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, Wednesday, Oct. 23; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover; http://brasserie28.com.

CABARET, Andover High School Choral Department presents fifth annual Cabaret, a night of Broadway memories old and new featuring 100 performers, Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 students; http://ahsmusic.ticketleap.com/cabaret, 978-623-8616.

CHORAL EVENSONG, Christ Church Andover presents Service of Choral Evensong featuring choir of Christ Church Andover and Hamilton Wenham, conducted by John Russell, Sunday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m.; preceded by organ recital 4:30 p.m., Christ Church Andover, 33 Central St.; 978-475-0529.

HAPPY HARVEST, Friends of Memorial Hall Library concert series kick-off featuring Áine Minogue on the harp singing songs of the fall season, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, ext. 38.

MUSICAL FUSION, Essex Chamber Music Players, under artistic direction of Michael Finegold of Andover, presents Third Stream Music featuring two original compositions, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill; $15 general admission, $5 students; www.ecmp.org.

PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Orchestra and Band Concert, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; Vocal and Choral Concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.; presented by Phillips Academy Music Department, Cochran Chapel, 180 Main St.; free, 978-749-4260, music@andover.edu.

READINGS

ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Daphne Kalotay, author of “Sight Reading,” Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.; Peggy Rambach, author of “The Lons,” Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.

THEATER

ACT THEATER, “Les Miserables,” featuring 80-plus cast, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $25 premium seating, $20 general admission; www.acttheathercompany.com; cara@acttheatercompany.com, 978-994-3358.

SIBLING RIVALRY, Sam Shepard’s “True West,” presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $10, $5 students/employees; www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers, 978-837-5355.

ETC.

BAZAAR, Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Bazaar featuring crafts, raffles, baked goods and refreshments, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 360 South Main St., Andover; 978-475-4059.

DIY COSTUME, Costume workshop using method published in 1920s, led by Andover Historical Society exhibit curator Angela McBrien, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 97 Main St., Andover; sewing machine, fabric and basic sewing kit required; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; 978-475-2236.

FLEA MARKET, Trinitarian Congregational Church flea market featuring a bakery, jewelry and book tables and lunch, Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 72 Elm St., North Andover; Sarah, 978-886-2191.

HALLOWEEN GALA, History on Tap — A Vintage Halloween Party, featuring DJ Ted Teichert, Victorian fortune telling, photo booth, hors d’oeuvres, seasonal ales and more, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Andover Town House (Old Town Hall), Main Street; costumes/vintage attire encouraged; tickets $40, order online; http://andoverhistorical.org/other-3/bewitched-in-andover/, 978-475-2236.

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