The Andover Townsman
---- — A visit from Julia Child courtesy of Delvena Theatre Company tops the highlights for May at Memorial Hall Library. The French Chef will visit the library at 2 North Main St. in Andover on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Lynne Moulton will portray Child in the live performance, offering a glimpse of her life from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food except for eating what the family’s private chef prepared to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will view Child on the set of her "The French Chef" TV show.
Delvena Theatre Company's past shows at MHL include "A Christmas Carol," "Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks" and "Where ‘Ya Been, Amelia?" The company was founded in 1992 and has performed at various venues, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The evening will include an hors d’oeuvre reception and a brief meeting of the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Register at www.mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31.
Also at MHL:
PIANO SHOWCASE: Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of piano music performed by honors piano students of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association. Registration requested.
GENEALOGY APPS FOR MOBILE PHONES: Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. Genealogist Dick Eastman of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter discusses genealogy apps. Eastman has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years and has been in the computer industry for four-plus decades. His newsletter is a weekly publication read by more than 75,000 genealogists around the world. Registration requested.
BOOKS IN BLOOM EXHIBIT: May 20 to 22. Members of Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Andover present an exhibit of fresh floral arrangements inspired by book covers.
CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH: Monday, May 13, 10 a.m. to noon. This group is for non-native speakers of English who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. Call Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602 to register.
MHL'S MONDAY MOVIE: Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. A free monthly movie night with a chance to win the DVD. For details and this month’s selection, visit mhl.org/mondaymovies.
All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Unless otherwise noted, visit www.mhl.org/eventcalendar or call 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, to register or for more information.