Will casino night be jackpot for tennis-court effort?
A group looking to improve the town’s tennis courts is betting on a casino night to put it over the top.
The Friends of Andover Tennis will host a casino night auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m., in downtown Andover at the Town House, also known as Old Town Hall, in support of the proposed Andover High tennis-court renovation project.
The casual-attire event will feature a silent auction, casino games for door prizes, fun attractions, a cash bar, light catered food, live music, and entertainment by comedian Tony V, according to the group.
Event details are available at friendsofandovertennis.org under “October Auction Fundraiser.” People can register and make a $50 or more ticket donation through the secure website link to the drop-down menu of charitable funds sponsored by ECCF, according to a release from the group. Amounts beyond $25 are tax deductible for this event.
“The Friends of Andover Tennis are raising $40,000, which we will gift to the town of Andover together with corporate and grant-based assistance. We will partner with the town in order to reach the $300,000 it will cost to renovate the AHS tennis courts in 2013,” said a release from the Friends.
married in her church
Saturday, Oct. 6 was a special day at Christ Church, as the Rt. Rev. Bud Cederholm, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts, officiated at the marriage of the Andover church’s Assistant Rector Kit Lonergan and Chris Kowaleski.
forum Oct. 27
The League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover hosts a State Ballot Question Forum on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Andover Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will explore two state ballot questions, Prescribing Medication to End Life and Medical Use of Marijuana, from three perspectives.
Andover High School students, and instructor Mary Robb, will present information about the ballot questions in a debate format. A separate panel of experts will then defend both sides of each ballot question. Finally, the audience will have the opportunity to join the discussion with comments and questions from the floor, according to the League.
The event is free and open to the public.
The League of Women Voters describes itself as “a nonpartisan, grassroots, volunteer organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate; it is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after members study them and reach agreement.”
The LWV of Andover/North Andover welcomes new members. Interested? Visit lwv-andovers.org.
The Andovers Artists Guild is hosting a “landscape painting in textile” demonstration by Salem, Mass. artist Carol Dearborn, this Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., at the East Mill Art Space in the Davis and Furber complex, 21 High St. North Andover.
Guest are welcome for a $5 donation. The event is free to Andovers Artists Guild members. For more information visit andoversartistsguild.org.
Day of Service
Call it the Saturday of Service.
South Church will once again reach out in the community to do good for others on Nov. 3.
“As we have for the last 12 years, on Saturday, Nov. 3, South Church of Andover is hosting a day of service event. It is a chance for everyone to get outside this fall and help their community through a variety of projects,” the chuch announced in an email. “All are welcome. Please come join us.”
Residents can visit southchurch.com/dayofservice.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.