Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 11, 2012

Town Talk


Crystal Ballroom masquerade

The new Andover Senior Community Friends group is sponsoring the Crystal Ballroom at The Town House in Andover’s Old Town Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 pm. This particular event will be a Masquerade Ball, to coincide with the Halloween season. Costumes are optional, but there will be many dancers adorned in masks.

Music of the big band era will play.

Advance tickets are $10 for singles and $18 for couples, are available from ASCF at the Andover Senior Center (978-623-8321) or the Andover Bookstore (978-475-0143). Limited tickets will be available at the door for $12 and $20.

Feaster Five anniversary this Thanksgiving

The Feaster Five Road Race is commemorating the 25th year for the popular Thanksgiving Day event in Andover by marketing everything from T-shirts to mugs at an online store.

Registration for the Nov. 22 Feaster Five, one of New England’s largest road races with a field of 10,000, is now open at

In addition to the online store, the Feaster Five website now features videos of the 5K and 5-mile courses as well as a training program for first-time runners provided by the Merrimack Valley Striders, according to a release from the running group.

The Feaster Five Road Race’s 5-mile and 5K races will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Kid’s Fun Run at 7:45 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22). All three races – which welcomes walkers as well – begin near Brickstone Square on Main Street at the corner of Routes 133 and 28.

The race offers a “family friendly” early entry discount fee of $30 for both the 5K and 5-mile races through Oct. 28 for entrants over 12 and $20 for youths under 12. The Kids Fun Run entry fee is $5, regardless of when sign up occurs.

The Feaster Five will again welcome New England running legends Joan Samuelson and Bill Rodgers at the 2012 Feaster Five Road Race with meet and greet opportunities at the Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Merrimack Valley Y.

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