Through Nov. 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.
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, email@example.com, addison.andover.edu/Pages/default.aspx.
Nov. 11, 18
Gam-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 57 Peters St., North Andover. The only requirement to attend is having been affected by someone else’s gambling. Other Greater Boston meetings take place in Newton and West Medford. Information: gam-anon.org/meeting-directory/us-meeting-directory/massachusets (note spelling!).
Nov. 18, 25
Conversational English,10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. For non-native speakers of English who have studied formal English and would like to practice their speaking and listening skills. New members welcome. To register, contact Carolyn Fantini at 978-475-4602.
Nov. 12, 19, 26
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. 26, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-623-5680; or Andover/North Andover Youth & Family Program Director, Stacey Consiglio, M. Ed, email@example.com, 978-685-0126, ext. 443.
Nov. 19; Dec. 3, 17
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 to. 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. (Registration closed; registration for Nov. 19 will begin Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at mhl.org.)
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.
“8,000 Days: An entire phase of your life waiting to be invented,” 10:30 a.m. at Brightview Senior Living, 1275 Turnpike St., North Andover. A panel of local experts will discuss planning the next 20+ years of your retirement. What does your retirement look like? Where will you live, who will take care of you, estate planning, how will you pay for it? Information: 978-686-1018, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, deathcafe.com.
Nov. 13, 20
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. 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 8-11, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Volunteer program. Junior Friends work together to plan program for younger children and do other projects to help the library. Contact Miss Kate at 978-623-8440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrimack Valley Camera Club meeting, 7:30 to 9 p.m. (socializing, 7 p.m.) at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. From beginners to professionals, its 150 members hail from the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, Southeastern and Seacoast areas of New Hampshire. The club holds frequent hands-on workshops, field trips — including some overnights, photo-related activities, presentations and competitions; most are open to the public. Information: mvcameraclub.org.
The Mother Connection 22nd annual Preschool Fair, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. An opportunity for families to meet representatives from several area preschools. Parents can pick up the TMC Preschool Fair Booklet. Co-sponsored by Memorial Hall Library and TMC. Information: 978-623-8430, mhl.org/calendar.
Nov. 7 to 10
NECC’s TopNotch Players presents “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” 4 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor or the Spurk Building on the Northern Essex Community College Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. In this comedy by Alan Ball, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids at an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. Tickets: $12, general audience; $10, students and seniors. Information: Brianne Beatrice, email@example.com.
Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Nov. 7, Dec. 5
Foot clinic with podiatrist Arthur Lynch, DPM, at the Citizen Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Cost: $30. Book appointments with Mary Connolly, RN, at 978-374-2390, ext. 3915.
Annual Fall Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe, 1280 Boston Road (Route 125), Haverhill. Armenian cuisine — lamb, chicken, losh kebab and kheyma dinners — served all day. Pastries, gift baskets, cash prizes. Information: 978-372-9227, hyepointearmenianchurch.org.
Nov. 8, 9
“The Man Who Came To Dinner,” 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, at Haverhill High School auditorium, 137 Monument St. The Fine Arts Academy and Haverhill High School’s Drama Club will present the three-act comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman set in the late 1930s in Mesalia, Ohio. Hilarity ensues as audience members view the recovery process of arrogant radio personality Sheridan Whiteside in the weeks leading to Christmas.Tickets: $5, students; $10, general admission, available at ticketstage.com or at the door.
Andover High School Marching Band Deposit Bottle Drive, 9 a.m. to noon at West Middle School, 70 Shawsheen Road (rain or shine). Support the AHS Marching Band by dropping off your redeemable bottles and cans. All proceeds benefit the Andover High School Marching Band.
Crossroads Music Series presents Evan Goodrow Band, 8 p.m. at 190 Academy Road, North Andover. American singer-songwriter-guitarist who has written and produced 14 recordings of original soul, funk, blues and rock music. He’s won the Boston Blues Award, played concerts for Marines on NATO bases in Europe and even jammed with Jimmy Buffet multiple occasions in the Caribbean. played multiple shows with B.B. King and even sang for the Yardbirds (technically making him the youngest Yardbird, ever). Tickets: $21, available at crossroadsmusicseries.org/events/evan-goodrow-band.
Nov. 9, Dec. 7
Legomania for ages 5 and older, 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.
Nov. 9, 30; Dec. 14, 28
Dads and Donuts, Ages 2 to 5 at 9:30 a.m. (new time), 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 donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St. With flu season here, the American Red Cross needs your help spreading the word that healthy blood donors are needed now. At the same time, you can also help bust the myth that the flu vaccine makes donors temporarily ineligible to give. 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.
Autumn Leaf Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover, rain or shine. A fall outdoor adventure for children ages 4 to 7 and their caregivers. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the gardens, nature journaling and story time on the lawn, collect leaves for making celebratory fall crowns to take home. Cost: Trustee member family, $5; nonmember family, $10. Pre-registration requested. Information: thetrustees.org/things-to-do.
Nov. 10, 17
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.
Veterans Day Ceremonies, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village, 4 Gleason St. Veterans Day festivities include a military fife and drum solo and a veterans pinning ceremony. All are welcome. Free. Information: 978-685-2220.
Kingston Veterans Club annual Veterans Day Celebration, 5 p.m. (annual group photo), 5:30 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (general monthly meeting), at 36 Church St. All veterans in the area are invited to celebrate this special day. For more information, membership or dues collection for 2019 and 2020, call 642-3419 and visit kingstonveteransclubinc.org.
In-Be-Tweens: Card Making for Grades 4 and 5, 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library Activity Room, 2 No. Main St., Andover. 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 email@example.com.
Registration deadline for two-part workshop on Grief and the Holidays, to take place 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 in Andover. The holiday season can be extremely stressful for those who have lost a loved one. Many dread the holidays feeling overwhelmed on how to cope with the holiday season. Learn coping strategies, how to deal with family members, and maintaining or creating new traditions during the holiday season. Offered as a free service to the community. Information/registration: Lu Bonanno or Jacquie Marchand at 978-837-3333.
Andover Health Division Community Family Flu Clinic for residents to receive their annual flu vaccination, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Center at Punchard (Senior Center), 20 Whittier Court. For persons 2 years of age and older. High-dose vaccine, for ages 65 and older; Flumist, for children ages 2 through 18, as well as seasonal Quadrivalent vaccine will all be offered this year. No out-of-pocket charge regardless of health care coverage, although providing insurance information will allow the town to be reimbursed for the costs incurred. Forms are available at the Senior Center, town offices and library; or visit the Health Division website at andoverma.gov/health/ to download forms and vaccine-specific information. Further information: 978-623-8640.
Writers Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Open to new members. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 14, Dec. 12
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
Around the World, 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. 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, explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room. Information: 978-623-8430, mhl.org.
Nov. 15, Dec. 20
Musical Morning with Peter Sheridan, 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. A children’s musician for 20 years, Peter 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.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Andover Middle School Gym, 495 Main St. With flu season here, the American Red Cross needs your help spreading the word that healthy blood donors are needed now. At the same time, you can also help bust the myth that the flu vaccine makes donors temporarily ineligible to give. 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.