Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 7, 2013

News in brief: Short news items from around region


To register or for more information, call Richard Morrissette at 978-657-7291.


Organizations can sign up for Trails & Sails weekends

The Essex National Heritage Commission has issued a call to all area non-profit and community organizations, as well as recreation- and heritage tourism-based businesses, to participate as site hosts for the 12th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water, to be held Sept. 20-22 and Sept. 27-29.

“Join over 100 other sites to showcase the best of the region. Trails & Sails is the region’s premier partnership event, organized by Essex Heritage to promote and sustain the region’s heritage resources,” encourages a release from the commission. “Popular events offered in previous years include guided hikes, walks, sails, paddles, as well as historical tours and behind-the-scenes adventures for all ages, skill levels and interests. Showcase your site – organize a unique, fun and free event to build public awareness and audience for your cause, mission and organization, and further enhance your visibility on the North Shore.”

Trails & Sails event submission begins online this month, March. Those interested in hosting an activity, demonstration, lecture, or any other type of historic, cultural or outdoors event, can learn more about Trails & Sails online at or contact Essex Heritage at 978-740-0444 to add an organization to the event host line-up.


Andover Choral Society seeks singers

The Andover Choral Society invites new members to join it for its final concert of the group’s 83rd season.

A gala performance of arias, choruses, and ensembles from favorite operas will be presented on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College. Professional Boston-area soloists will add to the festivities.

The rehearsals are Mondays at 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St. in Andover. For more information call 603-893-5636. The Andover Choral Society is sponsored in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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