AVIS (Andover Village Improvement Society) 125th celebration events
Breathing Places, an exhibit about AVIS at the Andover Center for History and Culture (ACHC) http://andoverhistoryandculture.org/ open until Aug. 29. ACHC is continuing to seek AVIS memorabilia for the exhibit. To send photos to ACHC, email email@example.com
Men’s Hiking Group at The Center at Punchard is offering hikes on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Many are on AVIS Reservations.
G.O.R.P. - The Great Outdoor Reading Program at Memorial Hall Library. Check out favorite reads from the AVIS community and MHL librarians. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. See https://mhl.org/avis-mhl-great-outdoors-reading-program
Tuesdays with AVIS: Hike Vale Reservation & Shawsheen River Reservation with our leader David Dargie (978-996-4475) (email@example.com). Parking at the end of Dale St. 9:30a - 12:00p
The AVIS Burns Reservation, an ecosystem reborn: Andover botanist Richard Barry has been a co-warden for the AVIS Burns Reservation in Ballardvale for less than four years, but during that time, he has transformed the property from an invasives-choked tangle to a gem of a neighborhood nature preserve. Native wildlife is flourishing, and visitors have a tranquil setting to enjoy. Richard will speak about what he has done to bring about this transformation. Come enjoy a local success story and learn a few techniques you can use on your own property! Memorial Hall Library, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Beaver Hike: Join Educator Naturalist Dan Holbrook of North Shore Nature Programs on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to explore the Vale reservation in search of beavers. We will look for scent mounds, canals, and beaver chews in search of our furry friends. Meet at the end of Dale Street in Andover and please leave pets at home. This is a family event, all are welcome to walk and enjoy nature!
Skug River Reservation Hike: This hike will take in the Hammond and Skug River Reservations. Highlights include a glacial erratic, soapstone quarries, and the remains of a 19th-century grist mill. Hike Leader, Jeff LaFountain. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. -- meet at the Skug River Reservation parking lot at 315 Salem St., Andover.
Native Wild Edibles with Russ Cohen: Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 60-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to your own landscape, or nibbling on as you encounter them in other locales. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Library, Register at mhl.org.
Tuesdays with AVIS: Hike the Wilkinson Reservation with our leader David Dargie (978-996-4475) (firstname.lastname@example.org). Parking at Woburn Street on left just past Rattlesnake Hill Road.
Wild Edible Walk with Russ Cohen: Peggy Keck Reservation, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. See AVISAndover.org for more information.
Rafton Reservation Hike: Join AVIS and Andover Trails in a collaborative event with Essex County Greenbelt Association, as we hike through the Virginia Hammond and Harold Rafton Reservations. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at the parking lot opposite the town compost site on High Plain Road. Hike Leader, Jeff LaFountain.
Please check the AVIS website: avisandover.org for up-to-date information on these and more