ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Andre Dubus III, author of “Dirty Love,” Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman discusses “Survival Lessons,” a crash course in perspective and how to take control of one’s world emotionally, Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.; presented by Friends of Memorial Hall Library and Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah; Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; register at mhl.org/eventcalendar or 978-623-8401, ext. 31.
SPIRIT OF GIVING, Ironstone Farm hosts Speakeasy Gala, 1920s-inspired evening to benefit Challenge Unlimited, with dinner, music, auction led by Susan Wornick and games of chance, Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:15 p.m., Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.; tickets $125; 978-475-4056, email@example.com.
YOUTH CENTER FUNDRAISERS, Yang’s Fitness Center hosts a Dance-a-Thon Friday, Nov. 15, 7 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m., and Spin-a-Thon, Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, featuring DJ and refreshments; minimum $25 donation required; sponsored by the Andover Youth Foundation to support construction of Andover Youth Center; 5 Dundee Park, Andover; www.YangsFitness.com.
ARTSMART 2013, Bright Horizons at Brickstone presents ArtSmart 2013 Showcase, featuring the original works of children from ages 6 months to 6 years old, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 3 to 6 p.m., 400 Brickstone Square, Andover; www.brighthorizons.com/brickstone, 978-475-7122.
HANUKKAH STORY HOUR, Andover Bookstore presents Rivka Leah and guests in a holiday celebration for ages 2.9 to 6 featuring a reading of “Lots of Latkes” by Sandy Lanton, songs, Hanukkah craft and treats, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 to 11 a.m., Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St., Andover; reservations requested, e-mail Eddirector @BethIsraelMV.org or call 978-474-0540.
SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Quartet,” directed by Dustin Hoffman following the relationships of four opera singers, Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, andoverseniorcenter.org.