THURSDAY, APRIL 7

BOOK TALK, "Team of Rivals," 1 to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St. Bring a brown bag lunch, desserts provided. Register at mhl.org (calendar of events), 978-623-8401, ext. 31.

"Farewell My Subaru" AUTHOR TALK, journalist Doug Fine talks about reducing your carbon footprint, 1:30 p.m., free, Northern Essex Community College's Haverhill Campus, Lecture Hall A, the Spurk Building, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill: karford@necc.mass.edu,978 556-3353.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP, free, with Deanna Czarniecki, an independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator from Tewksbury, on creating a scrapbook page, 7 p.m., Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., North Reading. Participants are asked to bring 3-5 photos with the same theme. They can also bring their paper cutter, if they have one. Deanna will supply scrapbook paper, paper cutters, adhesives and embellishments. Registration is required, 978-664-4942.

LIVE THEATER, Pippin, Endicott College, 7:30 p.m., the Rose Performance Hall in the Center for the Arts at Endicott College, Beverly, $15; endicott.edu/centerforthearts, 978-998-7700, Becca Kenneally, Chair of the Endicott College Performing Arts Department, rkenneal@endicott.edu. May not be suitable for young audiences due to strong language and adult content. Shows also on April 8, 7:30 p.m., April 9, 2 p.m.

Friday, APRIL 8

SPELLING BEE, Andover Fund for Education, West Middle School, 7 p.m. Fun family event featuring adult teams from schools, local businesses and community organizations. Free admission.

TALk on Immigration Crisis, with Pulitzer Prize-Winning author and journalist Sonia Nazario. Nazario, who has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently worked for the Los Angeles Times, noon, in the Technology Center on Northern Essex Community College's Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill; Niurka Aybar, 978-738-7437, naybar@necc.mass.edu.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

EASTER EGG HUNT, epartment of Community Services hosts, for kids ages 2 to 10, games, prizes, pictures with the Spring Bunny and egg decorating, 10-11:30 a.m., Recreation Park. Pre-registration required, fee is $10/child; 978-623-8274, andoverma.gov/dcs.

COFFEE HOUSE, young people show talents in various art forms, Andover Baptist Church, 4 to 6 p.m.; Alicia Darnell, 919-368-5764.

2011 Spring Sing, All-Town Chorus Concert, choruses from the Andover High School, the middle schools and select elementary schools present a musical celebration of voices; two shows, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; West Middle School, Shawsheen Road; free, but tickets are required as space is limited. Tickets available by contacting mmercer@aps1.net or through chorus members.

LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, Claire Lynch, winner of two International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year awards, 8 p.m., Crossroads Coffeehouse of the North Parish UU Church, Old Center Hall, second floor, 3 Great Pond Road, North Andover, $20; crossroadscoffeehouse.org using PayPal, and at Fabulous Findz at 85 Main St., North Andover and at the door; 978-687-3960, or call 978-687-7948 on concert nights after 5:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC, family concert with John Korajck, who plays clarinet and saxophone and is an award-winning band and jazz ensemble teacher in the Lowell schools, 3 to 4 p.m., recommended for children ages 5 and up, instrument petting zoo follows, Flint Memorial Library, Park St., North Reading; flintmemoriallibrary.org.

sunday, APRIL 10

5K ROAD RACE, hosted by ABC of Andover, starts at 34 Main St., Andover, 9:30 a.m., (rain or shine), $20, part of the funds raised go to the tsunami relief efforts in Japan; abc5krun@gmail.com with your name, contact information, T-shirt size.

Spring Fling, Crystal Ballroom series continues, Town House, 20 Main St., Andover, 6 p.m. Dance instruction from 6 to 7 p.m., dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Ballroom, swing, Latin and line dancing. Live band, cash bar and refreshments, partnership between the Senior Center and the Andovers Village at Home (TAVAH), $10 single, $18 couple for advance tickets at TAVAH (978-623-0070) or the Senior Center, door is $12 single, $20 couple.

LIVE FOLK MUSIC, WomenSong, 4 p.m., North Parish Church in North Andover's Old Center. Program features folk songs that celebrate cultures from five continents, including a diverse range of material, from a joyful Bosnian dance, a haunting lullaby from Estonia, and a lively harvest anthem from Senegal to a hand-clapping set of American spirituals, a playful French Canadian love song and the spicy tale of a young South American woman, $10; womensong.org.

LIVE MUSIC, Phillips Academy hosts the Filipino Apostolate Children's Choir and Dance Troupe of the Archdiocese of Boston. They will give a public performance/concert and will be a part of the music at the campus Catholic Mass at 6:45 p.m., Cochran Chapel, free.

LIVE CHAMBER MUSIC, Andover Chamber Music's Season Finale with highly imaginative work by acclaimed Boston Composer Michael Gandolfi - Pinnochio's Adventures in Funland, 4 p.m., West Parish Church, Andover; $30; AndoverChamberMusic.org, 978-474-6222.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

FREE HIKE, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Harold Parker State Forest, meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Road, North Andover. This is a moderately paced walk appropriate for all ages. Wear walking footwear; bring water and sunscreen as appropriate; 617-828-1728, mass.gov/dcr.

Board of Directors of Creative Living Inc., cordially invites the community to the 25th Annual Meeting, Sons of Italy Hall, 155 Marston St., Lawrence.

AUTHOR READING, Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah, award-winning writer Joan Leegant, of "Wherever You Go," that follows three Americans in Jerusalem, 7 to 9 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, Andover; hadassahmv@gmail.com.

LIVE THEATER, The Edwards Twins bring their new That 70s Show to Stoneham, through April 17, 7:30 p.m., $28-$32, Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham; 781-279-2200, stonehamtheatre.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

Card & Game Party Luncheon, sponsored by the Shawsheen Village Woman's, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Atria Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover, $20 admission, $5 Raffle Fee, lunch included; (978) 475-2645.

LIVE BIG BAND, In the Mood, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., features a 13-piece big band orchestra and 6 singer/swing dancers, $34.50 and up; ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Essex Society of Genealogists MEET, Walt Howe and Hope Tillman speak on Saving Data Online for Future Generations, social hour at noon, meeting and lecture 1 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, Summer Street, Lynnfield; esog.org.

LIVE FOLK MUSIC, with singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, New Moon Coffeehouse, Haverhill, 8 p.m., $20 general admission, $10 for kids 18 and under; newmooncoffeehouse.org.

ArtWalk, galleries walking tour, 3 to 7 p.m., Newburyport, features activities at participating galleries and studios including music, demonstrations, artist receptions, refreshments and more. Look for the blue and yellow balloons displayed at ArtWalk sites; newburyportartwalk.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

LENTEN EVENT, The Rev. Andre Patenaude, known as "Fr. Pat," will present a concert "At The Foot of The Cross, 2-5 p.m., Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St., Andover, $20 per person. Refreshments will be served; Fran Clevenger, 978-851-2186.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

SCHOOL VACATION wORKSHOP, The Essex Shipbuilding Museum will offer an April Vacation Program designed for 6 to 10 year olds on April 19, 20, 21, 1 to 4 p.m., $25 per session or $60 for all three days. Pre-registration required, 978-768-6441, education@essexshipbuildingmuseum.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

FREE HIKE, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Harold Parker State Forest, meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Road, North Andover. This is a moderately paced walk appropriate for all ages. Wear walking footwear; bring water and sunscreen as appropriate; (617) 828-1728, mass.gov/dcr.

Merrimack Valley Tea Party MEETS, 7 p.m., VFW Hall, 32 Park St., North Andover. Speakers will be Tom Weaver, who received his degree Nuclear Engineering from the Naval Academy, and will be speaking to the topic: Should Nuclear Power be part of our National Energy Policy? Sens. Bruce Tarr and Steven Baddour, Reps. Jim Lyons and Paul Adams will speak on the state of our State and pending legislative initiatives.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Village Garden Club of Andover, "Mysteries of the Monarch Butterfly," presented by Jackie Stone, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, Main Street, Andover, refreshments will be served; Helen Ann Knepper, haknepper@comcast.net, 978-409-1701.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

annual Good Friday walk, 8:30 a.m., begins at St. Augustine's Church, Essex St. Coffee and Hot cross buns will be served starting at 8:15 a.m. The walk is about 2 hours long stopping at 8 prayer points. Clergy from Andover Baptist, Ballardvale United, Christ Church, Faith Lutheran, Free Christian, St. Augustine's, St. Robert's and South Church will lead prayersat stops.

AUTHOR TALK, with Andre Dubus III, author of Townie-A Memoir, and the NY Times bestseller, House of Sand and Fog, noon, Library ArtSpace, Bentley Library, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill; agrandmaison@necc.mass.edu, 978 556-3426.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

FREE HIKE, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Harold Parker State Forest, meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Road, North Andover. This is a moderately paced walk appropriate for all ages. Wear walking footwear; bring water and sunscreen as appropriate; (617) 828-1728, mass.gov/dcr.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

FREE HIKE, 10-11:30 a.m., Harold Parker State Forest, meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Road, North Andover. This is a moderately paced walk appropriate for all ages. Wear walking footwear; bring water and sunscreen as appropriate; (617) 828-1728, mass.gov/dcr.

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