Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

News in brief: Shorter news items from the region

Cub Scouts Pack 79 recruitment night

The annual recruitment night for Andover Cub Scouts Pack 79 will coincide with the group’s March Pack meeting tonight, Thursday, March 21.

Pack 79 will have a Civil War memorabilia presentation as part of the event at Saint Bellarmine Church, 198 Haggetts Pond Road in Andover, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. People should use the side entrance located to the right of the church.

Celebrity bartender night for Boys & Girls Club

The Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence will look to raise money for the organization by raising a few toasts.

The group will host a celebrity bartender night at Andolini’s, 19 Essex St. in Andover next Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In a release the Friends said they “invite you to join them to meet and greet its guest celebrity bartenders, as well as the club’s directors and members of the 1897 Club, to learn about the successful programs provided to thousands of children each year.”

The event includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Donations are welcome. Guests are asked to bring goggles or a new swimsuit of any size to the event to support the Boys & Girls Club’s summer swim program.

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence says its mission “is to maintain a club for all youth without distinction to race, gender, color or creed, to provide behavior guidance and to promote the health, social, educational, vocational, and character development for all of its members.” For more information, visit

Family of veterans support group

Samaritans of Merrimack Valley hosts a support group for individuals who have or have had a veteran in their family on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Methuen Village, 4 Gleason St., Methuen.

The purpose of the group is to offer emotional support, to foster connectedness with other veteran families, and to provide a safe and welcoming place to share experiences.

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