The Main Calendar and the Community Development & Planning Meetings Calendar show public meeting notices for Andover board, committee, commission, and council meetings. The Community Events Calendar is to publicize any event located in Andover sponsored by the Town, by a non-profit, or by a for-profit organization running a charitable fundraiser, where the general public is invited to attend. The Elder Services Calendar shows the dates and times of programs and events at the Senior Center at Punchard additional information about these programs may be found here. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar.
October 15, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Untreated hearing loss is a huge risk factor (500%) in the development of dementia. This program goes beyond hearing aids to cover cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, movie theater access, Bluetooth streaming, amplified and captioned phones, making your home more accessible and ways to keep your life vibrant. Presented by Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology Manager and Training Specialist for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
October 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Haggetts Pond Trail
**The previous Walking Through Grief and Healing walking group held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays was disbanded unfortunately but we are planning to restart it in September**
Join others who've experienced loss for a weekly stroll in the woods starting in September.
Where: Haggetts Pond trail Andover, MA
Please contact Jacquie Marchand, Bereavement Coordinator with questions or to register #978-837-3333 X106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much!
October 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Andolini's Restaurant
Bring a team and test your knowledge against questions developed by MHL librarians. $50 cash prize awarded to the winning team, courtesy of the Friends of MHL.
October 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy
On Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., the Phillips Academy Music Department will present Grammy®-winning Conspirare, an internationally acclaimed choir founded in Austin, Texas in 1991. As part of the Kayden Guest Artist Series, they will perform Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson, a three-part oratorio composed to be a thought provoking and compassionate response to the murder of Matthew Shepard. In 1998, Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die in a lonely field. The Washington Post calls the impact of this piece “immediate, profound and, at times, overwhelming.”
Conspirare’s mission is to engage the power of music to change lives. It has a reputation for “expanding the boundaries of choral performance” (Wall Street Journal).
This event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. The concert will take place in the Cochran Chapel located on the Phillips Academy campus.
Cochran Chapel is handicapped accessible.
October 18, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ MHL - The Hall
In 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy claimed to be fighting for freedom. Both used the same marching song, 'The Battle Cry of Freedom.' Join Andover historian, Don Robb, for a fascinating series and discover why compromise failed, the real causes of the war, why we remember battles such as Antietam, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania, how the war changed America, and what Reconstruction meant to African Americans and the South. Registration is required. Sign up at Memorial Hall Library or at the Senior Center. Room locations may vary.
October 18, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts
When a veteran news anchor is about to be put out to pasture, he threatens to shoot himself on live TV. Instead, he launches into a series of angry on-air rants, which generate huge ratings for the network. This Oscar-winning film offers a still timely look at the news/entertainment business.
October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
The documentary focuses on a personal artistic endeavor led by Ryan Mendoza, a Berlin-based American artist whose work often explores memory. An offbeat homage to Detroit, the award-winning film features Detroit musicians, urban activists, television personalities, artists, employers and many others who want to save their city from the ravages of urban decay and neglect. The film chronicles the moving of the facade of a family house where civil rights activist Rosa Parks once stayed. The house belonged to Rosa Parks’ brother and first caught the attention of Mendoza in 2016 in Detroit. The deconstructed facade was on exhibit in the Netherlands. Brown University offered to bring the exhibit to Providence, but subsequently canceled its support when the house became the subject of a family dispute. The film, directed by Fabia Mendoza, won an award at the 18th Beverly Hills International Film Festival and was a finalist at the 2018 Blowup Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival.
October 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ The Pike School
Spotlight Playhouse starts off their 11th season with the critically acclaimed show, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.
A Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play, August: Osage County keeps you at the edge of your seat. A dysfunctional family struggles with a set of events that unleash repressed truths and unsettling secrets. With their father missing, three sisters reunite at their family home in Oklahoma to navigate a whirlpool of events that shake the foundation of their world. Add in Violet, the acidic matriarch, and you have a deep and uproarious roller coaster that challenges the perception of the Modern American family.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit their website at Spotlightplayhouse.org.
Spotlight Playhouse is a nonprofit community theatre organization that has provided professional quality theater for over 10 years to the Merrimack Valley Community.
October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Andover Historical Society
The Andover Historical Society is pleased to host the 12th season of this popular outdoor market. Established in 2007, the Andover Farmers’ Market continues to promote healthy eating, local business, sustainability, and community spirit by providing fresh, local produce, baked and prepared foods, as well as
hand-crafted goods. Today the Andover Farmers’ Market is a regular community gathering spot and summer through fall destination in downtown Andover. The 2018 market season also marks the 200th birthday of the Amos Blanchard Barn, the centerpiece of the Andover Farmers' market and a testament to Andover's agricultural roots.
October 20, 2018, 7:00 PM @ The Pike School
October 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM @ Andover Center for History & Culture
Discover decidedly unstuffy history at the Andover Center for History & Culture.
At 1:00pm discover Andover 101: 10,000 years of history in 75 minutes. And at 3:00pm discover Andover 102: 30 miles of history in 60 minutes. Register on-line at andoverhistoryandculture.org/andover-101-102, or call 978-475-2236.
After selling out its popular Andover 101 program nearly a dozen times, and at the request of Andover 101 participants, Andover Center for History & Culture launched Andover 102. October 21, the center will run the two programs back-to-back. Come to one. Come to both. Register early as programs fill quickly!
October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ South Church in Andover
The Hymn Festival will be a special event, open to the community, for anyone who would like to come and celebrate the rich tradition of hymn-singing. Neighboring church choirs will present anthems based on hymn tunes and the entire congregation will join voices in singing hymns, ancient and modern.
October 22, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Water is both the stuff of mystery and an essential part of everyday life. In the face of climate change, water is becoming both too scarce and too plentiful. Water bans, flooding and erosion are increasingly common as this life-giving resource seems to turn against us. Get reacquainted with water and learn simple methods to capture, reuse and slow storm water and runoff. In this two-hour workshop, Trevor Smith of Land Escapes Design will discuss rain harvesting and rain gardens as ways to make the most of every drop. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.
October 22, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Salvatore's Restaurant
Join us for a free evening of engaging discussion, activity, and delicious pizza shared with those of us living with memory challenges and our care partners, family, and friends, in a relaxed environment free of stigma or judgement.
October 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Haggetts Pond Trail
October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Addison Gallery of American Art
Curator Allison Kemmerer will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in this exhibition, which features images of the American landscape, both natural and manmade, by photographers such as Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Marcia Resnick, and Katherine Wolkoff. Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. A collaboration of Memorial Hall Library & Addison Gallery.
Exhibition Curator Allison Kemmerer will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in the exhibition. The program will be offered twice. Organized with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, the events are free, but space is limited. Please register online at www.mhl.org/events? or call 978.623.8430.
October 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Addison Gallery of American Art
Curator Allison Kemmerer will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in this exhibition, which features images of the American landscape, both natural and manmade, by photographers such as Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Marcia Resnick, and Katherine Wolkoff. Meet in the lobby of the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
October 25, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ MHL - The Hall
October 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Andover Center for History & Culture
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Center for History & Culture.
Here’s your chance to give in to that irresistible urge to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs you always see in museums. What will you find? What treasures lie in store rooms and archives? As you tour the Blanchard house attics, closets, nooks and crannies, you’ll also hear stories about rarely seen collections items. The stories will change with every tour, so there will always be something new to learn.
Private Behind the Scenes” group tours are available by calling 978-475-2236.
Register online www.andoverhistoryandculture.org/behind-the-scenes.
Call 978-475-2236 to register by phone.
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October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ MHL - Activity Room
Try your hand at writing a poem or two. Linda Flaherty Haltmaier will guide you through exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Space is limited. Registration required.
October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parking lot of South Church in Andover
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to South Church for a fun and safe Halloween event! Open to the public!
October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Addison Gallery of American Art
Photographers Barbara Bosworth and S. Billie Mandle, two of the first Manship Artists Residency + Studios artists will discuss their work and their experiences exploring the estate of Paul Manship in Gloucester, MA.
October 28, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ MHL - The Hall
The Squeezebox Stompers will perform their spicy blend of Ragin' Cajun, Sizzlin' New Orleans music, and Stomper originals. Get ready for an afternoon of rousing music. Be ready to tap your feet, dance in your seat, and feel the sultry heat. Let the Good Times Roll! The band features Ralph Tufo on accordions, piano, and Anglo concertina. He founded the Boogaloo Swamis and helped introduce Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans music to New England. Guitarist Larry Plitt plays in the Piedmont and Delta blues styles, peppered with Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic and classical influences. Drummer Mike Migliozzi has appeared and recorded with numerous area musicians, including Louisiana legend, Jesse Lege. Harmonica player Geoff Wadsworth has played with Ben E. King, The Coasters, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, and the Boogaloo Swamis. Andy Solberg plays bass, fiddle and guitar and Steve Latanision plays many stringed instruments, including mandolin, fiddle, banjo and guitar.
October 29, 2018, 7:00 PM @ MHL - Activity Room
Foster Parenting is a service that allows people to assist needy children during times of crisis. 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.
The Massachusetts Department of Children & Families serves children of all ages — from infants to adolescents — from every community — who need a home. 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. The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable. Every Parent Makes a Difference. Sponsored by Massachusetts DCF and Memorial Hall Library.
October 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Haggetts Pond Trail
October 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
In a world that sees death as something to vanquish, the 45-minute documentary, Living While Dying, by filmmaker, Cathy Zheutlin, presents an alternative: people living with terminal illness who greet the inevitable with courage, humor, creativity and acceptance. Though the subject is difficult, the film is surprisingly uplifting. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.