Through Oct. 26

“Off the Clock,” Phillips Academy Art Dept. Faculty Exhibit, at the Gelb Exhibition Gallery, George Washington Hall, Phillips Academy, 5 Chapel Ave., Andover. Works by artists Diamond Gray, Rafael Kelman, Hector Membreno-Canales, Emily Trespas and Therese Zemlin. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: Emily Trespas, etrespas@andover.edu, 978-886-1005.

 

Through July 31, 2020

Phillips Andover’s Addison Gallery exhibitions: “The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast,” through Nov. 15; “George Washington: American Icon,” through Dec. 15; “A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America,” through July 31, 2020, at Addison Gallery of American Art, 180 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday (while school is in session); 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, national holidays, Dec. 24 and the month of August. Free; donations appreciated. Information: 978-749-4015, addison@andover.edu, addison.andover.edu/Pages/default.aspx.

 

Oct. 13, 20

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Ballard Vale United Church, 23 Clark Road, Andover. Is food a problem for you? Overeaters Anonymous can help. Information: 781-641-2303, oambi.org.

 

Oct. 16, 23, 29

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Donors of all blood types are needed to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. Help by donating blood and alerting other donors that their donation is needed now to ensure patients don’t experience delays in critical treatments. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org

 

Oct. 15, 22

Andover Toastmasters Club meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Morse Conference room at Raytheon IDS, Essex Building, 350 Lowell St., Andover. Need to improve your speaking, presentation, or leadership skills? Need to overcome your fear of public speaking? Guests are always welcome. Information: andovertoastmastersclub, toastmastersclubs.org.

 

Nontraditional therapeutic group for teens, Youth Exploring Supports, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 25, at Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. This group will connect teens to their community through activity-based weekly meetings. Teens will develop a strong sense of self and learn life skills to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Free for all; those interested must first meet with one of the coordinators. To schedule a family intake meeting, contact Andover Community Support Coordinator, Sobhan Namvar, LICSW, snam@andoverps.net, 978-623-5680; or Andover/North Andover Youth & Family Program Director, Stacey Consiglio, M. Ed, sconsiglio@mvymca.org, 978-685-0126, ext. 443.

 

Make It Take It Tuesdays for ages 3 and up, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. With an adult. Drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

 

Oct. 22; Nov. 5, 19

Reading with Annie, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. For children able to read on their own. Annie is a therapy dog who loves to be read too. The sessions are 15 minutes long, and only the child who is reading is allowed in the room with Annie and her handler. Register at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Dementia Dialogues, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at at Memorial Hall Library, Alcove 2 on Level G, 2 N. Main St., Andover. A monthly discussion group for anyone and everyone wanting to discuss dementia, including caregivers/care partners and people living with dementia. Facilitated by Emily Kearns, PhD, MBA, RMT, who is committed to change-making, including innovative programming and community education, so that individuals living with dementia may continue to live well, experiencing joy and meaningful engagement in communities that support and celebrate them and the life they choose. Information: Emily Kearns, 978-604-0830; Reference Desk, 978-623-8430 or rdesk@mhl.org.

 

Oct. 17

Northern Essex Community College Transfer Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill (Oct. 9) and Atrium of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence (Oct. 17). Students and interested community members can check in and make sure they are taking the appropriate courses they will need to transfer once they graduate. Representatives from 35 public and private colleges will provide information on program offerings, transfer requirements, financial aid, scholarships and other topics. Students are encouraged to bring an unofficial copy of their transcript for on-the spot-admissions or just to discuss their status as transfer students. Information: 978-556-3719, msunday@necc.mass.edu

 

Oct. 16, 23, 30

Revive and Thrive — Dementia and Memory-Supportive Fitness Program, 11 a.m. to noon, at Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. Emily Kearns, PhD will facilitate this weekly program. Information: 978-604-0830.

 

We Walk the Woods hike, 10 a.m. to noon, at Harold Parker State Forest Park Headquarters, 305 Middleton Road, North Andover. Rain cancels the event. Appropriate for children 6 and up (up to age 12 must be accompanied by adult). Join the park interpreter and the Friends of Harold Parker for a moderate-paced walk through the forest, each week a different part, in a series of 12 hikes. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars and camera. Free, open to all Information: 978-475-7972, mass.gov/locations/harold-parker-state-forest.

 

Junior Friends of Memorial Hall Library, for ages 8 to 11, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Contact Miss Kate at 978-623-8440 or kdugan@mhl.org

 

Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 7

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall Library Ground Level Alcove 1, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Expand your network of business contacts, share ideas, and learn about effective job search strategies. Facilitated by certified career coach Arleen Bradley. Information: 978-623-8430, rdesk@mhl.orgm, mhl.calendar.org.

Picture Book Pals for ages 4 and 5. 1:30 to 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. With a favorite adult. Join Miss Kim as she reads a new picture book, followed by a fun activity. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 11

Flu Clinic, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Walgreens Pharmacy. Pre-registration required. Information: 978-983-8825.

 

Creature Catch, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Harold Parker State Forest campground, 133 Jenkins Road, Andover. Rain cancels the event. Appropriate for all ages; children up to age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Frye Pond Beach. From fish and frogs, to snakes and salamanders, discover what lives in New England ponds. Nets and buckets provided for this potentially wet and muddy activity. Bringing water, binoculars and camera, wear insect repellent and sunscreen, Free, open to all. Information: 978-475-7972, mass.gov/locations/harold-parker-state-forest.

 

Phillips Academy Music Department recital, 7:30 p.m. at Phillips Andover Academy’s Timken Room of Graves Hall, 180 Main St., Andover. Sara Su Jones, PA’91, violin, and Tatyana Stepanova, pianist, will present an eclectic hour-long program of rarely heard works by Gliere, Schnittke, Shchedrin, Elgar, Dinicu, and Abbot Academy alumna Gwyneth Walker, ‘64. Free. Information: 978-749-4260, music@andover.edu.

 

Oct. 12

Andover High School Class of 1974's 45th year reunion, 6 to 11 p.m. at Holiday Inn Andover, 4 Highwood Drive, Tewksbury. Food stations, music, dancing, cash bar, time to catch up. Cost: $75 in advance or at the door. Checks payable AHS Class of 1974 can be sent to: David Dargie, 491 South Main St., Andover, MA 01810 (David@Dargie.com, 978-996-4475) or Patty Healy-Osborne, 1 Old Nashua Road, Amherst, NH 03031 (Heals74@gmail.com, 603-930-8295, Venmo: Patty-Healy-Osborne; PayPal: Heals74@gmail.com). Accommodations: call 978-640-9000 and mention “AHS Class of ‘74.”

 

 

Oct. 12, 19

Family Yoga, for walkers to age 5 with an adult and kids 6-11, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. A lively form of yoga that involves child-friendly yoga poses, games, stories, songs and mini-relaxation to end the class. Teaches breathing techniques and stretching. Register at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9

Dads and Donuts, Ages 2 to 5 at 10 a.m., at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. A story time for preschoolers and their families. After stories and a craft, share coffee, juice, and doughnuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.

 

Oct. 12, Nov. 9

Legomania for ages 5 and up., 2 to 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Share a story, then build with Legos and share the creation with the group. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 14

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St. Andover. Donors of all blood types are needed to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. Help by donating blood and alerting other donors that their donation is needed now to ensure patients don’t experience delays in critical treatments. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

 

Oct. 15

Make@MHL: Intro to 3D Design with Tinkercad on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. - Curious about 3D design for 3D printing? We’ll get you started by showing you the basics on Tinkercad, a free online 3D design platform. Learn how to manipulate and combine shapes to create 3D designs which can later be 3D printed. Attendees should have familiarity with basic computer functions and a sense of what 3D printing is. Due to the nature of 3D printing, any designs created during the program that are to be printed will be printed by staff and can be picked up later at the Reference Desk. Space is limited. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.

 

Navigating College Financial Aid, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Certified College Planning Specialist Jim Femia will discuss how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid, which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile, and other information. Parents and students are welcome. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 15, 29; Nov. 5, 19

Device Advice for Adults, 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Bring your technology questions to the Reference Desk. Get help with the basics for iPads, cellphones, laptops, Kindles and other e-readers. Bring your chargers, usernames and passwords. If you’re unable to attend, stop by the Reference Desk anytime for device assistance. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.

 

Oct. 16

“Close Encounters” 10 to 11 p.m. at the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St. Join a small group of curious people, don curatorial gloves, and have a close encounter with collection treasures and stories from Andover’s past. Hear about a noted designer and architect of the Arts and Crafts era and a former-slave-turned-ice-cream-businessman. Space is limited. Program repeats at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27. Cost: members, $7; nonmembers, $15. Registration required. Information: 978-475-2236, andoverhistoryandculture.org/close-encounters.

 

Andover Senior Community Friends' Member-Friend Gathering, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Center at Punchard (senior center), 30 Whittier Court. The purpose of the event is to say thank you to its members and to welcome anyone who would like to find out more about the Friends. Light refreshments. All are welcome.

 

An Evening with Retired FBI Special Agent Michael R. McGowan, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Sylvester Stallone has optioned film rights to Groveland resident McGowan’s 2018 memoir, “GHOST – My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent.” McGowan worked more than 50 undercover cases, an unusually large number in FBI circles, against some of the most dangerous, sophisticated, and notorious criminal organizations and individuals in the world. He infiltrated groups at home and abroad, assembled teams to create the myths he lived. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 16; Nov. 6, 20

Bilingual representative from Rep. Lori Trahan’s office, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Vladimir Saldana, regional director for Trahan, will meet with constituents on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Whether you have a comment or a question on a federal program or issue, Vladimir or Jorge will be available.

 

Oct. 17

Addison Gallery Tour: “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder,” 11 a.m. at Addison Gallery of American Art Lobby, on the campus of Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Special tour of art world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s contemporary artist interpretations. Exhibition includes over 70 paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more by a wide range of artists, exploring national identity, American values, social politics, and the concept of humanity. A collaboration of MHLand the Addison Gallery. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

“Every Drop Counts: A Rain Garden Workshop,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Learn simple methods to capture, reuse and slow storm water and runoff. Trevor Smith of Land Escapes Design will discuss rain harvesting and rain gardens as ways to make the most of every drop. A program of the Andover Seed Library Lecture Series, funded by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Author Ames Sheldon book reading/signing, 6:30 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 74 Main St. Sheldon’s new historical novel, “Don’t Put the Boats Away,” is the sequel to her award-winning novel “Eleanor’s Wars.” Published by She Writes Press, the book takes place in the early years following World War II and includes a scene at Phillips Academy as well as chapters set throughout Cape Ann. The book will be available for purchase. Information: 978-475-0143.

 

Oct. 17, 31; Nov. 14

Toastmasters Ballardvale Club Meeting, noon to 1 p.m. at OSRAM, 200 Ballardvale St., Wilmington, second and fourth Thursday of each month. Meet at visitors’ desk in the lobby of Entrance 2. Free parking. Memberships is open to individuals looking to improve their speaking, presentations and leadership skills, and to overcome their fear of public speaking. Guests are welcome. Information: Ellen Fan, 617-447-3505, ellen.fan@smith-nephew.com.

 

Oct. 17, Nov. 21

Thinking Thursday, for ages 5 to 8, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Combines stories and science and a craft to bring home. Register at mhl.org/calendar

 

Oct. 18

Musical Mornings with Peter Sheridan, 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall Public Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. A children’s musician for 20 years, Sheridan performs at many libraries, day care centers and schools. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and other instruments and uses puppets and books in his program. No registration needed. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.

 

Oct. 19

Third annual Samaritans of Merrimack Valley Walk for Hope 1.5K Walk, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. (registration), 9:15 to 9:30 a.m (keynote speakers), 9:30 a.m. (walk). Help raise awareness of mental healthy challenges and suicide prevention locally. The money the Samaritans have raised in the last two years have enabled them to add a part-time staff member to reach and educate more communities about suicide prevention, as well as to expand some of their other services, including loss survivor services and improvements to their crisis help line. Information: samaritansusa.org/merrimack; hotlines: 978-327-6607, 866-912-HOPE, 978-688-TEEN (Teenline), 877-870-HOPE statewide).

 

Seventh annual Hye Kef 5 with the Vosbikian Band, 7 p.m. to midnight at DoubleTree Hilton, 123 Old River Road, Andover. Presented by the Armenian Friends of America to benefit Armenian churches of the Merrimack Valley. First organized Armenian band in the U.S., founded in 1939. Tickets: $75, $65 for students 21 and younger; include dance, full buffet and five raffle tickets if purchased before Friday, Sept. 13 (they sell quickly); cash bar only. advance purchase only; call John Arzigian, 603-560-3826; Lucy Sirmaian, 978-683-9121; Mary Ann Janigian, 603-770-3375; Sharke Der Apkarian, 978-808-0598; Kathy Geyer, 978-475-8309.

 

“Andover 102,” 1 to 2 p.m. at the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St. Andover 102 is a decidedly unstuffy introduction to the history of some of Andover’s special places. From beaches to boxing and academies to agriculture, Andover’s special places have fascinating, interesting, and surprising stories to tell.The fun and lively presentation includes historic maps, photographs, and cultural artifacts from Andover’s past. Space is limited. Cost: members, $5; nonmembers, $8. Registration required. Information: 978-475-2236, andoverhistoryandculture.org/andover-102.

 

Oct. 20

Friends of Memorial Hall Library Concert Series, 2:30 p.m. Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Featuring a cappella group Peking and the Mystics, composed of alumni of Tufts University’s Beelzebubs. The group has toured extensively, including international performances, and recorded four albums. Known for their innovative arrangements, their eclectic repertoire features vintage vocals from swing, jazz, doo wop and pop music, from the 1930s to the 2000s. Its members include Gene Blake and Tim Vaill of Andover. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 21

In-Be-Tweens: Halloween Craft for grades 4 and 5, 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Register at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Learn How You Can Become a Foster Parent, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library Activity Room, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Children come into care almost every single day in the Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover area. Hear from a foster parent and social worker about how you can make a significant, positive influence in their lives. You can be single, married, partnered, divorced, or widowed. You can rent or own a home. Time spent with you in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal. Sponsored by Massachusetts DCF and MHL.

 

Oct. 22

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Roberts Bellarmine Parish, 198 Haggets Pond Road, Andover. Donors of all blood types are needed to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. Help by donating blood and alerting other donors that their donation is needed now to ensure patients don’t experience delays in critical treatments. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

 

A Whole New World of Catholic Records, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Are you researching your family’s history? Catholic sacramental records can be genealogical gems as they identify important moments, places, times and cultural information about your ancestors. Board-certified genealogical researcher Margaret Fortier, CG will discuss developments in online Catholic records availability. Parish records for the United States and international Catholic communities will be covered. Attendees will receive a locator chart for online Catholic records worldwide. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 23

The Clock in the Painting, 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library Activity Room, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Local resident Bob Frishman of Bell-Time Clocks, who has repaired, restored and sold antique clocks for more than 38 years, has been collecting fine art images containing clocks for many years. From Van Gogh to Dali, these works are often familiar to art lovers but have not often been viewed from this perspective. Frishman created and organized the 2017 Museum of Fine Arts symposium “Horology in Art.” Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Oct. 24

Courageous Conversations: “White Fragility,” 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library Activity Room, 2 N. Main St., Andover. A discussion of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” the groundbreaking book by antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, “white fragility” is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. The program will include a short video of DiAngelo talking about white fragility, followed by a facilitated discussion led by Gail Forsyth-Vail of the Unitarian Universalist Association. All are welcome, even if they haven’t read the book. A collaboration of MHL, Courageous Conversations, North Parish Racial Justice Team and Showing Up for Racial Justice. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar

 

Oct. 25

Around the World, 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Fun event to explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games, whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

 

Rep. Tram Nguyen’s October office hours, 10 to 11 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Library Reeve Room, 345 Main St., North Andover; 11 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library Activity Room, 2 N. Main St., Andover.

 

American Training 40th Anniversary Life Matters Awards Gala, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St., Andover. “Circus” theme to celebrate the work of American Training, and provide a fun, entertaining evening to celebrate its guests, whom it serves through its programs, and to present the Life Matters Award to Raymond DiFiore, longtime public works director and member of the business community, who exemplifies the mission of American Training. Catherine Hickland to emcee. Tickets: $75; eight for $500, contact HiediKeefer@AmericanTrainingInc.com.

 

Oct. 26

Jr. Green Gatherings for children ages 4 to 8, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. The Andover Garden Club, in collaboration with the Memorial Hall Library Children’s Room, will host a book reading and related activities to learn more about nature and gardening. This month’s theme is Seed Saving. Parents are also welcome. Information: Erin Taylor, erintaylor@erinsbotanical.com. Register at mhl.org/calendar.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem, N.H. Donors of all blood types are needed to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. Help by donating blood and alerting other donors that their donation is needed now to ensure patients don’t experience delays in critical treatments. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

 

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Tenth annual In Pink Brunch and Comedy Show, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St. Honoring Dianne Anderson, president and CEO, Lawrence General Hospital; featuring comedienne and motivational speaker Loretta LaRoche. Proceeds will go toward improving women’s health care, particularly for the undeserved. Brunch, silent auction, raffles, signature cocktails. Tickets: $55 per person through Sunday, Sept. 1; $65 thereafter. Resrevations: biddingforgood.com/auction/event/event.action?auctionId=341693651.

 

Oct. 27

23rd annual Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Run or Walk 4-mile road race, 9 a.m. (registration), 10:30 a.m. (untimed 4-mile walk), 11 a.m. (4-mile race), at the Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence. Long-sleeved shirts for the first 250 to register, and post-race ziti dinner. Awards for overall male and female winners, and all age groups to 80, as well as veteran and Vietnam veteran categories. Registration fees: $22 in advance (plus cc fees) and $25 on race day. All proceeds go to support local scholarship funds and veterans organizations. Make check payable and mail to: Lawrence Vietnam Memorial, 19 Reservoir St., Methuen.

 

Halloween Organ and Light Show, 5 to 5:40 p.m., at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Family-friendly program of spooky Halloween music and light show. Wear a costume or come in your pajamas, bring stuffed animals and blankets. Suggested donation: $20/family. Co-sponsored by the MVAGO. Cathy Meyer & Maggie Marshall, organ. Information: Cathy Meyer, cathy@southchurch.com, southchurch.com.

 

Oct. 28

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at Merrimac Public Library, 86 W. Main St. Donors of all blood types are needed to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. Help by donating blood and alerting other donors that their donation is needed now to ensure patients don’t experience delays in critical treatments. Walk-ins welcome; appointments recommended. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

 

Oct. 28, Nov. 25

Memory-Making Cafe, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s Restaurant, 34 Park St., Andover. Educator and consultant Emily Kearns, PhD, will facilitate this ongoing dementia and memory-supportive community program. Information: 978-604-0830.

 

Oct. 29

“Close Encounters,” 5 to 6 p.m. at the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St. Join a small group of curious people, don curatorial gloves, and have a close encounter with collection treasures and stories from Andover’s past. At this session, encounter creepy items and stories from the center’s collection. Space is limited. Cost: members, $7; nonmembers, $15. Registration required. Information: 978-475-2236, andoverhistoryandculture.org/close-encounters.

 

Oct. 30

Junior Friends Halloween Party for children ages 3 and up, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 No. Main St., Andover. Join the Junior Friends for Halloween crafts and games. Kids may wear costumes, and there will be a costume parade. Information: 978-623-8440

Waterfalls of the White Mountains: An Evening with author Bruce Bolnick, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Includes photo visits to popular favorites, roadside gems, backcountry treasures, great swimming holes, and other scenic treasures of the North Country, as well as anecdotes about production of the book, hiking tips, and history of the White Mountain region. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar.

10th annual Andover Broadway Cabaret, 7 p.m. at J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Enjoy moments from both old and new Broadway musicals presented by the Andover High School Vocal Program. Solos, duets, small groups, and full show choir numbers. Tickets: adults, $12; students, $5; seniors, $8, available at ahsvocalmusic.ticketleap.com.

 

Nov. 1 to 25

Andover Business Stimulus program at People’s United Bank, 16 N. Main St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Business Networking International Andover Chapter is reaching out to all professionals, business owners, those seeking employment, and homeowners as part of the “Live Local, Stay Local” movement to help small businesses as well as the community. Various topics will be covered, from starting a business and expanding/growth opportunities, to eCommerce strategies and real estate trends. BNI’s Andover Chapter will donate money to Greater Lawrence Technical School as part of this overall stimulus/community outreach.

 

Nov. 6

Andover’s 16th Death Cafe, 6:30 p.m. (socializing and refreshments), 7 p.m. (event) at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. An evening of open, lively, and insightful discussion about death, for adults. While not a support group nor a venue for bereavement, a Death Cafe seeks to provide an unscripted, nonjudgmental platform for those wishing to explore the many facets of this often taboo subject. Come with an open mind, a healthy curiosity, and a willingness to share your thoughts, feelings, and questions with other like-minded individuals. Hosted by Andover resident Richard Davis. Register at mhl.org/calendar. Information: Stefani Traina, 978-623-8451, straina@mhl.org, deathcafe.com.

 

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