THURSDAY, APRIL 25
NEW EXHIBITS OPEN, The Addison Gallery of American Art, located on the campus of Phillips Academy, opens a series of new exhibitions, including “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” through July 31.
CRAFT FAIR, students and staff will be selling their creations, including handmade jewelry, original photography, headbands, sewing creations, knitted pieces, ceramics, baskets, hats, denim accessories, gift boxes, veggie seedlings, potted plants, leaf skeleton origami, furniture, sea glass jewelry, handmade soaps, recycled items, beaded mobiles, ornaments, decoupage frames, glasses and more, 5 to 8 p.m., Wood Hill Middle School, 11 Cross St., Andover.
AFTER-SCHOOL HISTORY, series kick off with “A Lesson in Victorian Etiquette,” Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St.; 978-475-2236.
FREE AUTHOR READING, Elizabeth Graver and Hester Kaplan read from their latest novels, “The End of the Point” and “The Tell,” 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
BESTSELLING AUTHOR TALK, Michele McPhee, a true crime author, Emmy-nominated investigative reporter, radio show host and award-winning columnist, speaks at the Rotary Club of Andover regular meeting, 7:30 a.m., Lanam Club, 260 North Main St., Andover. Breakfast fee $15; public welcome.
VOLUNTEER RECEPTION, hosted by The Center at Punchard, 2 to 4 p.m., The Town House on Main Street. More than 100 seniors from The Center’s volunteer program will be honored; 978-623-8321.
SIMPLY SINATRA, starring Steve Lippia who interprets some of the most well-known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits; 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, North Andover; $35 door, $30 advance, $25 seniors/students; 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
EXHIBIT OPENS, The Mark T. Fowler Exhibition, through Sept. 7; reception tonight, 6 to 8; The Museum of Printing, 800 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover.
DANCE CELEBRATION, Northern Essex Community College’s “Stillpoint Dance XL” celebrates 40 years of dance with student and faculty choreographed pieces, 8 p.m., Sport and Fitness Center, Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Also happening April 27. Tickets at the door $7 adults, $5 students and seniors, $3 children under 12; Michelle Deane, NECC dance program coordinator, email@example.com.
EXHIBIT OPENS, “Cephalophoric Smugglers,” through June 7; opening reception tonight, 5 to 7 with artist talk by Paul Endres at 5 p.m. Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence; 978-685-2343, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE MOVIE, Screening of “The Garden” in honor of Earth Day, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6 Locke St., Andover; 978-475-4454. Popcorn provided, bring a portable chair.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
VALE TRAIL DEDICATION, MBTA Ballardvale parking lot, 2 p.m., hosted by Andover Village Improvement Society; public invited, free.
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover, $7 to $9.
WORLD TAI CHI DAY, annual event held worldwide the last Saturday in April, 10 a.m., parking lot behind Yang’s Fitness Center, 5 Dundee Park; public invited, no experience required; visit www.worldtaichiday.org.
COOKIE SALE, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Andover Baptist Church, 7 Central St., containers are $5, fill with cookies.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
CAMP OPEN HOUSE, Camp Maude Eaton in Andover invites girls in grades 1 to 10 who want to spend their summer swimming, canoeing and singing around the campfire, 1 to 4 p.m. Camp tours and program information available. hercamp.org, 617-350-8335. Free bus pick-up this summer at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road and Shawsheen Plaza. Open house also on May 19.
LIVE ORGAN MUSIC, Guest artist will be internationally acclaimed organ soloist Douglas Major, 4 p.m., Christ Church, Central Street; $15 adults, $10 seniors/students.
LIVE MUSIC, Andover Choral Society presents “An Afternoon at the Opera,” 3 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, North Andover, $20; 978-682-4050, andoverchoral.org.
LIVE BALLET, Dance Prism presents “Don Quixote” at the Collins Center in Andover, 2:30 p.m., $24 adults, $18 children and seniors; danceprism.com, 978-371-1038.
SPRING FLING DANCE, Dance instruction by Dance New England and music provided by DB’s Orchestra; complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar; 6 to 11 p.m., Town House, 20 Main St., $10 advance, $15 door for singles, $25 couple; tickets in advance at The Center and The Andover Bookstore; 978-623-8321.
MONDAY, APRIL 29
COLLEGE FAIR, Phillips Academy’s annual college fair featuring more than 140 colleges and universities, 5 to 7 p.m., Case Memorial Cage, 5 Highland Road, Andover; 978-749-4155, email@example.com.
EXERCISE TALK, Exercise For Energy with Dr. Eric O’Connell of HealthSource, 6:30 p.m., HealthSource, 63 Park St, Andover; 978-474-1700.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
MUDDY WOMEN EXHIBIT, a culmination of years of work by Barbara Guilmet and Samantha Tucker (aka The Muddy Girls), presented by Muddy Girls Studio, through May 26; artist reception Saturday, May 4, 5 to 7 p.m., The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
AFTER-SCHOOL HISTORY, a workshop on architecture; become an expert on one of the many unique and interesting buildings of Main Street after taking a walking tour; Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St.; 978 475-2236.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
DANCE-A-THON BENEFIT, for Homes For Our Troops, 7 to 9 p.m.; follow-up event to the Troop Challenge and Run For the Troops 5K, led by local dance instructors; $25 donation requested for participants and spectators; Yang’s Fitness & Wellness Center, 5 Dundee Park, 978.475.2020, YangsFitnessCenter.com.
WINE TASTING BENEFIT, ninth annual “Hair of the Dog” Wine Tasting & Art Show, featuring more than 50 wines and beers from around the world and artwork by local artists, to benefit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 6 to 9 p.m., Shawsheen Liquors, Andover; tickets $25.
LIVE MUSIC, Los Sugar Kings, Boston-based quartet, Crossroads Coffeehouse of the North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m, tickets $15, at crossroads-coffeehouse.org;
SATURDAY, MAY 4
SPRING BREAKFAST, 7 to 10 a.m., West Parish Church, Fellowship Hall, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; tickets $7, children over 4 $4.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
ROAD RACE BENEFIT, second annual “Book it to the Finish” features 5K trail run on Phillips Academy’s cross-country course or 1K Family Fun Run with a student book swap where participants can drop and swap books; costumes showcasing favorite storybook characters encouraged; check-in 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the great lawn of Phillips Academy; bookittothefinish.com.
FREE LIVE MUSIC, annual spring concert featuring “The Fauré Requiem” performed by the New England Classical Singers along with the Lawrence High School Girls Ensemble; sponsored by Cathrine McCarthy Memorial Trust, Corpus Christi Holy Rosary Church, Lawrence; 978-683-8222.
OPEN HOUSE, The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, 11 a.m., with lawn games, May pole dance, Montserrat College of Art student sculpture exhibit, family treasure hunt and more; Castle Hill’s 59-room mansion Great House open for self-guided tours and refreshments; bring a picnic; thetrustees.org, 978.356.4351.
FILM FESTIVAL, Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation’s annual Jewish Film Festival, 3:30 p.m., featuring two films, “The Other Son” and “Hava Nagila;” Osgood Landing, 1580 Osgood St., North Andover; $18; 978-688-0466, mvjf.org.
LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s annual Training and Concert Choir, 3 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.
TUESDAY, MAY 7
CREATIVE GARDEN TALK, Liz Barbour of Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast offers a visual tour of her cottage-sized gardens filled with herbs, edible flowers, fruits and vegetables, followed by Barbour preparing luncheon dishes featuring fresh, healthy ingredients; hosted by Andover Garden Club, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., South Church, 41 Central St.; guests $20 (includes refreshments and lunch), members free; reservations required; Anne Feeney, 978-475-7119, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
TOP CHEF VISIT, celebrity chef Kristen Kish of Boston prepares a dish, discusses techniques and takes questions to benefit Emmaus in Haverhill; 7:30 to 9 p.m.; tickets $25; $75 with a VIP reception beginning at 6:15; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; Donna Capodelupo, 978-994-3450, email@example.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 9
COMEDY FUNDRAISER, Priceless Prom Gown program hosts a comedy night featuring three comedians, Gallaria at Maria’s Restaurant, Haverhill, 7 to 8 p.m.; includes appetizers and raffle; proceeds support the organization that collects and distributes prom gowns to high school students in need through its dress-give-a-way boutiques.
SACRED MUSIC & DANCE, Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing featuring traditional Tibetan instruments; $25 door, $22 advance, $18 seniors; 978-837-5355.
AFTER-SCHOOL HISTORY, learn about life in Andover during the World Wars. Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St.; 978 475 2236.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
LIVE MUSIC, Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 to 10 p.m., Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road, Lowell; $10 suggested donation; lowellphilharmonic.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 11
LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s Scholar Choir “Music of the Americas” concert, 7:30 p.m., Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover; tickets $16 adults, $10 students and seniors; Anna S. Choi at firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-470-TCNE.
SUNDAY, MAY 12
WINE & MUSIC, “Candlelight, Cabernet, Ballades & Brie,” benefits Andover Chamber Music, 6 to 8 p.m., 64 Bartlet St., Andover; space is limited; reserve by emailing sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org or call 978-474-6222.
TUESDAY, MAY 14
PLANT TALK, The North Andover Garden Club hosts landscape designer Adriana O’Sullivan presenting “Tough Plants for Tough Places,” 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main Street, North Andover; northandovergardenclub.com, Lisa at 978/689-9318.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
LIVE MUSIC, Emma’s Revolution, the duo of award-winning activist musicians Pat Humphries and Sandy O, with opener Meg Rayne of Newburyport.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill; $20; $10 for ages 18 and under; newmooncoffeehouse.org, 978-459-5134.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL, 41st annual North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old North Andover Common; Joan at 978-685-5320 or Jeff at 978-682-5212.
PLANT SALE, North Andover Garden Club offers proven perennial plans from their gardens and annuals from Paisley’s in Boxford plus fresh produce from Gaouette Farm of North Andover, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stevens Memorial Library front lawn, Main Street, North Andover, rain or shine; northandovergardenclub.com, or Lisa at 978/689-9318.