Through Sept. 27
TRAILS & SAILS: ESSEX NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, 10 days of free events throughout Essex County. Discover special places in your backyard: be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Some local events are listed below. Comfortable walking shoes, bug repellent and drinking water are recommended for outdoor events. For more information, including a complete schedule, visit trailsandsails.org. DIY events require no registration. Many outdoor events are dog friendly.
Sept. 24, Oct. 20
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 7 High St., Andover. Urgent need for blood. All blood product donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies, providing insight into possible past exposure to this coronavirus. Only those feeling healthy and well should present to donate, and appointments are strongly encouraged. Information and appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.
TRAILS & SAILS: VIRTUAL ANDOVER 101 AND 102, 2 to 3 p.m. Unstuffy introduction to Andover’s history: 101: 6,000 years of Andover history in less than 60 minutes (45 minutes; 15 minutes Q&A) . Enjoy stories and images about people and events that contributed to the Andover we know today. Register at events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xk5w98yab&oeidk=a07ehazkam7acaad42d. 102: 30 miles of history in one hour. From beaches to boxing and academies to agriculture, Andover’s special places have fascinating, interesting, and surprising stories to tell. Register at events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xk5w98yab&oeidk=a07eha7cszb472e6d1b. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit andovercenterforhistoryandculture.org.
ANDOVER CHORAL SOCIETY INVITES SINGERS TO FREE VIRTUAL REHEARSALS FOR VIRTUAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM, 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, ACS invites all who enjoy singing classical choral music to join the chorus this fall in preparing a virtual holiday concert. Virtual, 90-minute rehearsals begin via Zoom on Monday, Sept. 21 and 28, which will be free and open to all who pre-register at eventbrite.com/e/andover-choral-society-virtual-rehearsals-tickets-120340316125. Prospective members are not auditioned, but an ability to match pitch is a prerequisite. The fee for the remaining sessions, which end Dec. 7, is $50. For more information, email email@example.com or go visit andoverchoralsociety.org.
Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14
MERRIMACK VALLEY CAMERA CLUB VIRTUAL MEETING, 7:30 p.m. The club, which meets almost every Wednesday evening, holds frequent workshops, field trips, activities, presentations and competitions. For the remainder of 2020, until further notice and due to the pandemic, the club cannot hold in-person meetings. All meetings will be held online via Zoom. Members will be provided with the Zoom invitation on a per-meeting basis. See the calendar of events, directions, membership, competition information and more at mvcameraclub.org.
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