EXHIBITIONS

Phillips Andover’s Addison Gallery is closed during August. Information: 978-749-4015, addison@andover.edu, addison.andover.edu/Pages/default.aspx.

 

Through Aug. 15

Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence: NEO/ECO presents “Haala, Sanborn, Vosburg,” in the Chester F. Sidell Gallery. Works of Markus Haala, Karin Sanborn, and Dianna Vosburg, three artists who actively engage in the dialog of a collapsing nature-culture distinction. “Otra vez jugando con las memorias” (“Once again toying with memories”),in the Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery. Installation with sound and video by Ariadna Capasso, Gonzalo Macías, and María Patricia Tinajero. Using a large video projection and a collection of familiar yet unknown objects, the installation explores the moment of being forced to abandon home. Free. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: essexartcenter.com.

 

Aug. 16 to Sept. 27

Multi-Media Exhibit “Balik Kampung — A Village Return,” at Thagaste Gallery, Merrimack College’s Rogers Center for the Arts, Walsh Way, North Andover. The exhibition and opening event celebrate Emily Kearns’s year as an Andover high school American Field Service foreign exchange student living with a Muslim, Malay host family in a Malaysian village and the 40-plus year friendship love that continues. Kearns, who was raised as a Catholic, uses photos, film/family interview, mixed media, and spoken word to share the impact of the love and interfaith understanding. She will be joined at the reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, by her Malay host sister, Norlidah. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: merrimack.edu/academics/rogers/thagaste-gallery/ and balikkampung.org.

 

ONGOING

Haverhill Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26, at 51 Merrimack St. The market’s mission is to provide access to farm-fresh products and promote local agriculture, as well as serve as a social gathering place to encourage a vibrant and connected community. This family-friendly market also includes food demonstrations, local music and children’s activities. For questions, email haverhillfarmersmarket@teamhaverhill.org.

Vera Wang VIP Bridal Experience contest for military and first-responder couples. Win an invitation to be fitted for Wang-designed gowns and tuxedos at Vera Wang New York City headquarters in October, and receive bridal party attire, as well as many other items. To qualify, applicants must be active members of the military or first responders (fire, police, emergency response), or active within the last five years. Eligibility, contest rules and applications are available at bridesacrossamerica.com/events/landing/vera-wang-vip-bridal-experience.

Tickets on sale for NECC fundraiser EagleMania, to take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Collins Center, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Proceeds support the NECC Foundation Endowment. Cost: $50; available by calling Lori Smerdon, 978-556-3789 or lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu or online at mvarts.info. Information: necc.mass.edu/engage/community-events/signature-event, eaglemaniaband.com.

 

EVENTS

Sunday, Aug. 11

Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Andover/North Andover YMCA, 165 Haverhill St., Andover. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

Snuggle with Kittens to Save Lives, 10 a.m. to noon at the Rogers Family Education & Training Room, MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen. Come play with kittens! A 20-minute small-group socialization session with the MSPCA's litter of young kittens is just $25 per person and will help shape these kittens into confident, social, friendly cats. What’s even better is that every dollar raised will go directly to the lifesaving Angels for Animals fund, which helps the MSPCA meet the extraordinary medical needs of animals at Nevins Farm. Sign up for 20-minute sessions online at mspca.org/events/kitten-cuddle-time/

“Wags and Woofles” Pet Adoption Event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MVCU Seabrook branch, Seabrook Commons Plaza (Walmart), 700 Lafayette Road. One Tail at a Time of Haverhill and MSCPA Nevins Farm in Methuen will be on hand with adoptable dogs and small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. Everyone will be treated to a “Woofle” cone from the ice cream truck. Information: mvcu.com/wags.

 

Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24

Pick Your Own Bouquet from the Cutting Garden, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Picking is only available during PYO hours, and there is a fee. Stop by the tent to pick up scissors, cup, and water before starting your 10-stem bouquet. Registration not required. Cost: Trustees member, $5; nonmember, $10. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace.

 

Aug. 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1

Sunday Night Ballroom Dancing, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Relief’s In Function Hall, 1 Market St., Lawrence. Come Alive After Five has been running this dance for singles and couples for more than 30 years. All ages welcome. $13 admission includes coffee and pastry at 8:30 p.m. Free parking. Information: 603-382-8964.

 

Aug. 11, Sept. 8

Paint the Gardens, 1 to 3 p.m. Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Ana Smyth and Francisco Colom provide expert step-by-step instruction on painting en plein air to participants at all levels. Rotating garden settings, weather permitting; inside the greenhouse or the estate during inclement weather. Art supplies, aprons and instruction provided; simply show up, ready to paint. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Cost: Trustees member, $36; nonmember, $45. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, at thetrustees.org/things-to-do/. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/

 

Monday, Aug. 12

NECC Information Session for Athletes Who Still Haven’t Made College Plans, 9:45 a.m. to noon in Room 106, Behrakis Student Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill. Interested students can learn about enrolling at the college and applying for financial aid, fill out an application, tour the campus, meet with NECC athletic director Dan Blair, and tour the Wellness Center, and are invited to stay and complete the academic assessment test at noon. NECC offers baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and track and field for men and basketball, cross country, softball, track & field, and volleyball for women, as well as golf and esports for both men and women. Sessions are open to athletes who have attended other colleges. Sign up in advance by completing a form at necc.mass.edu/athletic-info. More information: Meredith Gagnon-Dube, 978 556-3441, mgagnondube@necc.mass.edu.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 to 6:30 a.m. Haverhill Elks Lodge, 24 Summer St., After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

Computer Users Group: “Selling on eBay & Craigslist, 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Topic: Strategies for backing up your data. Facilitated by MHL librarians. A collaboration of MHL and the Center at Punchard. Information: Reference Desk, 978-623-8430, rdesk@mhl.org.

 

 

 

Aug. 13, 20, 27

Maker Morning @MHL for Adults, 10 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. on Tuesdays. Come and learn to use MHL’s 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer and more. Meet at the Reference Desk. Register at mhl.org/calendar. Information: 978-623-8430, mhl.org.

Make It Take It Tuesdays for Ages 3 & Up With Adult, 5:45-6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.

 

Aug. 14

Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sandown Public Library, 305 Main St. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

Nashua Humane Society Presents the Wags to Whiskers Festival, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Anheuser Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack. Returning this year are the Granite State Disc Dogs; new this year, BARK Fly Ball; dog demos sponsored by Good Mojo University; Pup Cup safe skills challenge; dog-friendly vendors; Kitty City and Smallsville for other furry friends. Raffle, kids fun zone, free caricatures, dogs and puppies for adoption. Cost: $10; tickets available online at hsfn.org/shelter-events/wags-whiskers-festival/ or at the festival.

Kids Night Out, 5 to 8 p.m. at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Pack a picnic and head to The Stevens-Coolidge gardens for some old-fashioned nighttime fun with the neighborhood. Play lawn games and flashlight tag, enjoy story times about nature at night and, of course, no summer evening would be complete without a firepit and s’mores. Cost: Trustees family, $9; nonmember family, $15. Pre-registration is recommended, at thetrustees.org/things-to-do/. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/

Free Concerts in The Park, 6 to 8 p.m. at The Park, Chestnut and Bartlet streets, Andover (rain date, Aug. 21). Mystic River Band will perform a mix of classic rock, contemporary covers, blues, jazz and original music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. FInformation: andoverrec.com/events/concerts_in_the_park_2019.

Andover’s 15th 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.

Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack Valley, 7:30 at Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Road (Route 1), Salisbury (next to Salisbury Fire Department). Tom Giuseppe will present a discussion on “The Red River Campaign.” Free, open to anyone interested in the Civil War. Information: Gail Stuart, 978-376-6509; cwrtmerrimack.org.Pelham Kids Track and Field for Ages 5-12, 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at Harris Family Track, 61 Marsh Road, Pelham. Final session. Events will include the 50-, 100- and 200-yard dash as well as 4 x 100 relay races. Participation awards will be given out at the end of the program. Open to residents and nonresidents. Cost: $45. Information: pelhamweb.com/recreation.

 

Aug. 14, 21, 28

Monarch Story Hour for Children Ages 2-5, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Come sing and read stories about butterflies in the gardens, act out the caterpillar life cycle and end the morning with a hunt for monarch caterpillars. Cost: Trustees family, $5; nonmember family, $10. Pre-registration recommended, at thetrustees.org/things-to-do/. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/

 

Thursday, Aug. 15

Learn to Play the Ukulele for Kids 6 and up, 11 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Julie Stepanek will lead this workshop; instruments included. Sign up at mhl.org/calendar. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., at Groveland Town Hall, 183 Main St. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

ScienceTellers: Aliens!, 2:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall Library, Memorial Hall, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Be part of an action-packed and educational alien adventure from outer space, using science experiments for special effects. Two curious kids are pursued by a crazy space scientist, risking everything to rescue a family of aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late. Register online beginning Aug. 1 at mhl.org/calendar, the family name and how many adults and children will be attending the program.

“Close Encounters — Footlights and Fire Trucks,” 4 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 an artist and so much more, and a dedicated fire chief. Space is limited. Cost: members, $7; nonmembers, $15. Registration required. Information: 978-475-2236, andoverhistoryandculture.org/close-encounters.

 

Friday, Aug. 16

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.Opening O

Opening reception, “A Village Return,” Balik Kampung Mixed-Media art Installation Opening Reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Merrimack College’s Rogers Center for the Arts, Thagaste Gallery, Walsh Way, North Andover. Celebrating Emily Kearns’ year in 1977 as an Andover high school American Field Service foreign exchange student living with her Muslim Malay host family in a Malaysian village and the 40-plus-year friendship and deep love that continues. Kearns’s Malay host sister, Norlidah, will join her. Information: balikkampung.org, merrimack.edu/academics/rogers/thagaste-gallery/.

Paul Prue Presents the 12th Annual Bradford Common Out-Door Music Series Featuring the Julie Dougherty Band, 6 (opening act, Michael Feltz), 7 (featured band) to 8:15 p.m., Bradford Common, Route 125, S. Main St. Folk music. Local musicians perform Friday nights, weather permitting, through Aug. 16 (rain date, Aug. 23). Sponsored by the Haverhill Cultural Council and the First Church of Christ. Information: 978-590-2119.

 

Aug. 16, 23, 30, Sept. 6

Yoga in the Gardens, 9 a.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place gardens (inside in case of inclement weather), 137 Andover St., North Andover. Learn breathing techniques to calm your mind, postures to balance and stretch your body, and relaxation to soothe your soul with instructor Molly Gring. No prior experience necessary. Bring a large towel or yoga mat. Cost: Trustees member, $5; nonmember, $10, nonmember. Pre-registration encouraged, at thetrustees.org/things-to-do/. Membership information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

“Stop the Draft! How to Weather Strip Your Windows,” 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Old Newbury, 98 High St., Newburyport. Alison Hardy, “The Window Woman of New England,” will kick off a new bimonthly series, “Applied History,” hosted by Blanchette Homes of Keller Williams, which will feature a local preservation expert who will discuss feasible ways to preserve, restore, and rebuild antique homes. Hardy will demonstrate several practical ways to make original windows on antique houses more energy efficient, followed by Q&A. Cost: $20, at the door. Information: Matthew Blanchette, 978-697-5135.

“An Herbalist’s Approach: Fertility,” 2 to 4 p.m. at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Trying to conceive? Using traditional herbal knowledge and the latest scientific research, clinical herbalist Liane Moccia combines herbs with lifestyle and dietary changes to help bring the body back into balance and optimize fertility naturally. Cost: members, $9; nonmembers, $15. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, at thetrustees.org/things-to-do/. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/.

 

 

Aug. 17 and 31

Workouts on the Boardwalk, with Empowered Body, 8 a.m. at Harbor Place Plaza, 2 Merrimack St., Haverhill. Hosted by Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. For all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel, water and bug spray. Free, open to all. Next workout, Aug. 24, Bootcamp Class, with The Movement Strength & Conditioning. Information: info@haverhillchamber.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 18

Concerts on the Common Presents Stoney’s Wicked Din, 6 p.m., North Andover Town Common. Ten-piece band playing a variety of jazz, swing, soul and blues. North Andover Youth & Recreation Services presents concerts Sundays through Aug. 25.

 

Monday, Aug. 19

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., at Haverhill Community TV, 60 Elm St. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., at Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. Speed your way through the donation process with “Rapid Pass”; information at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins welcome. To volunteer as a greeter, call Scott Campbell at 603-382-6011. Appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.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.

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Kindergarten Kickoff, 10 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. Is your child heading off to kindergarten this fall? Join staff from the Children’s Room for an hour of fun activities and friendship as they give you and your child a little taste of what kindergarten will be like, with activities centered around kindergarten readiness, including a raffle for a backpack full of goodies. Children may also meet their new school librarian and principal. Register online at mhl.org/calendar.

Family-Friendly Off-Beat Andover Tour — Main Street, 10 a.m. outside the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St. 5:45 p.m., behind Memorial Hall Library, 2 N. Main St., Andover. This walking tour will highlight architecture, history, and fun facts about Andover’s Main Street in a fast-paced and highly participatory way including interactive games and humorous challenges. Space is limited. Cost: members, $7; nonmembers, $15. Registration required. Information: 978-475-2236, andoverhistoryandculture.org/off-beat-andover-tour.

 

Summer Concert — All Summer Long, 6 to 8 p.m. at Village Green, Pelham. Beach Boys tribute band. No rain date. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, leave the dog at home.

 

 

Aug. 21, 27, 28

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

Plein Air Painting Meetup, 9 to 11 a.m. at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Join local painting enthusiast and nature lover Marge Burt in the gardens for a morning of plein air painting and friendly conversation. All skill levels welcome. Gentle critique optional. Weather dependent. Not a formal workshop or class; painters should bring their own supplies. Free, registration not necessary. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/

Big Brother Big Sister Foundation Donations Pickup at Salem, N.H., Homes. Big Brother Big Sister Foundation collects gently worn clothing and selected household items, including record albums and toys, converts them into cash and distributes the proceeds to mentoring programs supporting more than 30,000 “Littles” and “Bigs” across Massachusetts. Information, including a complete list of acceptable items: 800-483-5503, bbbsfoundation.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 6 Church St., Kingston. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

 

Friday, Aug. 23

Second Annual Haverhill’s Restaurant Week, various locations around Haverhill. More than 20 Haverhill restaurants will be offering special menu items at special prices and . Pick up a free dining passport at a participating restaurant for a chance to win a raffle basket. Every time a diner visits a participating restaurant, he/she receives a sticker, and for every sticker collected, earns a chance to win a raffle basket at the end of the week. Information: melissa@haverhillchamber.org, haverhillsrestaurantweek.com/.

 

Aug. 24, Sept. 7, 21

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 donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room. Information: 978-623-8440, mhl.org.

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

“An Herbalist’s Approach: Stress,” 2 to 4 p.m. at Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Stressed out? Using traditional herbal knowledge and the latest scientific research, clinical herbalist Liane Moccia, who specializes in stress, energy and mental clarity, mood, and healthy sleep, combines herbs with lifestyle and dietary changes to help bring the body back into balance. Cost: members, $9; nonmembers, $15. Space is limited. Pre-registration required, at thetrustees.org/things-to-do/. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/.

Concerts on the Common Presents Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band, 6 p.m., North Andover Town Common. Oktoberfest band performing old standards and latest hits from Germany. North Andover Youth & Recreation Services presents concerts Sundays through Aug. 25.

 

Monday, Aug. 26

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Merrimac Public Library, 86 W. Main St. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Georgetown VFW, 435 Andover St. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

 

Thursday, Aug. 29

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at Edgewood Retirement Community Center, 575 Osgood St., North.Andover. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at St. Augustine Church, 35 Essex St., Andover. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

 

Friday, Aug. 30

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., at St. Augustine Church, 35 Essex St., Andover. After issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors in early July, the American Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage. With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those donating through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. 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.

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover. Step back into the 1920s during this season’s monthly Open Houses. Full house tours offered every half hour from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on first-come, first-served basis. Two floors of beautiful architecture, artifacts from around the world. Guided garden tours also available at no additional fee, leaving from back patio at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Throughout the day, the gardens and grounds are open for exploring, lawn games. Borrow a blanket to lounge under a tree. Cost: member adult, $5; nonmember adult, $10; children 12 and under, free. Information: kbibeau@thetrustees.org, facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/.

 

 

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