Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 21, 2013

Town Talk

Summer Theatre off to Neverland

Sorry, Belle. The managers of the Summer Theatre Ensemble - a local summer camp for young thespians - just couldn’t secure the rights to a junior production of your famous “Beauty and the Beast” story as planned. So, Peter Pan has replaced you.

The boy who can fly will indeed fly at the STE’s summer production at the Collins Center. Auditions are next week for kids in grades six to 12.

“We have a professional flying company coming in to train us,” said Manager Ellie Seavey of Andover. “It’s going to be a great family-friendly show.”

Auditions for Peter Pan are Monday, March 25 and Thursday, March 28 after school at the Collins Center at Andover High on Shawsheen Road. Call Seavey at 978-475-3319 to book an audition time.

STE is in its 15th year.

— Judy Wakefield

Buy your groceries, AND support TIP March 27

Shopping at Whole Foods on Railroad Street this coming Wednesday, March 27 will do more than stock your pantry: it will also help families facing life-changing emergencies.

Five percent of all sales at the supermarket on that day will benefit Trauma Intervention Program of Merrimack Valley, an Andover-based, volunteer-driven program that sends people to emergencies so that they can provide emotional support to those who need it most.

“We need to add to our core. We need to increase our volunteer team, and we’ll be holding a volunteer training academy this June,” TIP founder Jayan Landry said. “It is costly to train volunteers, and this donation will help offset some of the costs of the civilian training academy.”

While the supermarket regularly offers a portion of its sales revenue to area non-profits, including the Andover Youth Foundation later this year, March 27’s event will be the first of its kind for TIP, according to Landry.

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