All dresses are cleaned by Anton’s free of charge as a community service. In mid-April, a boutique takes place at Simmons College in Boston, where the gymnasium is transformed into the ultimate prom dress “shopping” experience.
Last year, close to 2,000 dresses in a variety of colors, styles and sizes were displayed. Over 400 girls attended the boutique.
[A similar and unrelated event, the Priceless Prom Gown Program, is offered closer to home, in Lawrence, and is in its seventh year.
This year the Priceless Prom Gown Program will be held March 2 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and April 6 and 27 from noon to 5 p.m. It helps local high school students attend prom who otherwise might not be able to do so due to financial hardship or extenuating family circumstances. This boutique program is located behind the Everett Mill in the historic Stone Mill at 15 Union St. in Lawrence. For more information visit the website pricelesspromgownprogram.com.]
Join an 83-year tradition
The Andover Choral Society is inviting new members to join it for the group’s final concert of its 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.
Brasserie 28 Chef-owner Matthew Morello is one of 17 chefs serving gourmet sweet and savory selections at the Ellie Fund’s 17th annual Oscar Experience Boston. It’s a celebration to fight breast cancer and is officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
On Oscar day, Sunday, Feb. 24, Morello will serve what’s described as a savory mosaic of winter mushrooms with black truffle, pinot noir pearls and petite kale salad.
The event will be held at the State Room, 60 State St., Boston. See elliefund.org/oscars2013 or call 781-449-0100 for tickets.