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Andover Community Events

  1. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 21, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  2. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 21, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  3. AVIS Spring Hikes for Families - Kids 4-7

    April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ West Parish Meadow

    What: It’s Spring and everything is waking up! A one-hour naturalist-led hike for little kids (4-7) with a grownup. Rain date, April 22nd. We will meet at the West Parish Church parking lot, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. We will take a peek at the children’s garden to see if any spring flowers are blooming yet. Then we’ll walk along the trail to West Parish Meadow and look for signs of spring: nests, animal foods, footprints, bird calls, special smells, eggshells, and other surprises our young detectives can find. This will be a fun short hike at an easy pace. Questions? Contact amy.janovsky@gmail.com

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  4. Estate Planning For All

    April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Center at Punchard

    In partnership with Andover Recreation and the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council. Listed on Andover Recreation website. Thank you. Dianne Brand President, MVEPC

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  5. Greenscapes 101: Create a Healthier Landscape at Home

    April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ MHL - The Hall

    Learn how to transform your lawn and gardens into “Greenscapes” which, once established, have plants and turf with deep roots, and are naturally resistant to drought, weeds, and disease. The presenter is Robert (Rusty) Russell, Merrimack River Watershed Council. A collaboration of the Andover Municipal Services Dept. & MHL.

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  6. AVIS Spring Hike for Families - Kids 8-12

    April 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ AVIS Deer Jump Reservation

    What: Scavenger hunt for older kids (8-12) A one-hour naturalist-led hike for older kids with an adult. We’ll meet at the AVIS trailhead at 9 Nollett Drive, Andover. Rain date is April 22nd. We will walk through the hemlock grove, cross a small creek, and stroll along the beautiful Deer Jump trail along the Merrimack River. We’ll have lists of special things to find that will help us hone our skills at looking for animal signs and listening carefully to the critters who live in this special reservation. Questions? Contact amy.janovsky@gmail.com

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  7. An Afternoon with Author Sandy Stott

    April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

    A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp—and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains. He is a PA graduate (1967), longtime English teacher and a lifelong wanderer in the White Mountains. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

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  8. Phillips Academy Presents Senior David Cohen, double bass, in Recital

    April 21, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Graves Hall, Phillips Academy

    On Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Phillips Academy Department of Music will present David Cohen, double bass in recital. Cohen will perform works by Fryba, Eccles, Rachmaninoff, and Koussevitsky. This concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Timken Room at Graves Hall. For more information call the Academy at (978) 749-4260 or e-mail to music@andover.edu. Graves Hall is handicapped accessible.

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  9. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 22, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  10. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 22, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  11. 2018 Run/Walk for the Troops 5K

    April 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Starts at Bartlet Street

    2018 Run for the Troops is a 5K walk/run. This event honors our military as we raise funds to address the needs of injured soldiers. Certified 3.1 miles starting at Bartlet Street, looping through Andover's beautiful downtown neighborhoods. Up to 4,000 runners and walkers, with many more supporters cheering on the sidelines. Opening Ceremony including Flyover and Color Guard & Bag Pipe Band, Food Table, Photo Booths, Bands, Team Tents and More.

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  12. One Neighborhood, Two Towns: How a part of Andover became South Lawrence

    April 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM @ Andover Historical Society

    Join Andover Historical Society and members of the Lawrence History Center as we explore an area of Andover that was purchased in the 1840’s by the Essex Company and became part of what is now South Lawrence. Learn more about the sale of property in the mid-nineteenth century and how both Andover and South Lawrence were affected by the construction of Interstate 495. We’re excited to have Lawrence City Councilor Marc LaPlante, and former Lawrence resident and long-time Lawrence History Center volunteer Rick Wentmore join us for this new collaborative neighborhood program.

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  13. Phillips Academy Presents Senior Junping Tang, piano, in Recital

    April 22, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Graves Hall, Phillips Academy

    On Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m., the Phillips Academy Department of Music will present Junping Tang, piano in recital. Tang will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Chopin. This concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Timken Room at Graves Hall. For more information call the Academy at (978) 749-4260 or e-mail to music@andover.edu. Graves Hall is handicapped accessible.

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  14. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 23, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  15. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 23, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  16. Weekly Silent Hike

    April 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Goldsmith Woodlands

    Join the Andover Trails Committee in a guided silent hike (also know as walking meditation) of the Goldsmith Woodlands every Monday from 9-10 am. Start the week right with a hike out to Bessie’s Point in this beautiful and serene AVIS reservation. Please wear footwear appropriate for the woods and bring water or coffee. Because this hike series is focused on the quiet enjoyment of nature, we are respectfully requesting not to bring dogs or children under 10. Please contact Jeff LaFountain at jefflaf@comcast.net for questions.

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  17. Memory Making Cafe

    April 23, 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.

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  18. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  19. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  20. Jane Taylor: Gardening by the Book--Plants Kids Love

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

    Discover how books can come alive using the garden as a story enhancer and create excitement to get outside. Jane will share suggestions of what to grow along with the books, some theme garden ideas and descriptions of plants kids love. . .especially the plants kids love to eat. A nationally renowned garden professional and educator, Jane Taylor is the founding curator of the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden and a consultant on children's gardens nationwide.

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  21. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 25, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  22. Park, Playstead, Municipal Complex Master Plan Public Kick-Off Meeting

    April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Center at Punchard

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  23. Phillips Academy Presents Senior Eric You, alto saxophone, in Recital

    April 25, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Graves Hall, Phillips Academy

    On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., the Phillips Academy Department of Music will present Eric You, alto saxophone in recital. You will perform works by Bach, Ibert, Bozza, Singelée, and Chopin. This concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Timken Room at Graves Hall. For more information call the Academy at (978) 749-4260 or e-mail to music@andover.edu. Graves Hall is handicapped accessible.

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  24. Monthly Community Jazz Session

    April 25, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Church

    Hosted by faculty of the Merrimack Valley Community Music School. Rock, jazz, blues, folk, pop, show tunes! All levels welcome. Bring your instrument and sit in or just come and listen! Bring copies of chord charts or lead sheets if you have them. All instruments and singers welcome! Guitarists - we supply the amps. The Jam is usually the last Wednesday of the month with some exceptions. Questions! Please contact Info@mvmusicschool.org to be put on the mailing list. 978 775 5447

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  25. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 26, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  26. Friends' Spring Book Sale Preview Night

    April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

    Shop for bargains and support the library.

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  27. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 27, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  28. Friends' Spring Book Sale

    April 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

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  29. The Wall Murals Art Expo

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Andover Town House

    Come vote for your favorite student designed artwork! The designs with the most votes will be used to create the Main Street Wall Murals. This is your chance to influence the look of Andover's largest mural. Can't make it to the event? No problem. Like your favorites on our Facebook page @thewallmurals. Artwork will be posted the last week of April. About the Murals project: This project is a community initiative to connect Downtown Main Street and the Historic Mill District by using hanging mural panels. “The Wall” refers to the large retaining wall located across from the Andover Safety Center. The final mural will be painted on segmented panels, and then hung on the wall rather than painted directly onto the wall. Student artists will be creating designs based on community feedback gathered at a public charrette held on January 31st at Memorial Hall Library.

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  30. A Look Back through the Andover Townsman of 1917 with Susan McKelliget

    April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Andover Historical Society

    Andover Historical Society Board President Susan McKelliget will take us on a journey through articles, advertisements, and announcements printed in the Andover Townsman during the year 1917. Get a glimpse of what life was like in Andover in the months leading up to and after the U.S. entered World War I.

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  31. Mackapella's 3rd Annual Intercollegiate A Cappella Invitational

    April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts

    Join us for a celebration of and by collegiate musicians from Merrimack College and student music groups from other invited institutions.

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  32. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 28, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  33. Friends' Spring Book Sale

    April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

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  34. Concert Band and Concert Choir Spring Performance

    April 28, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts

    Join us for a celebration of and by collegiate musicians from Merrimack College and student music groups from other invited institutions.

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  35. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 29, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  36. Friends' Spring Book Sale

    April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

    Fill a bag for $5 or $7. CDs and DVDs are 4/$1. Teachers welcome after 3:00pm to collect unsold books for their classrooms.

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  37. An Evening of Jazz with the Merrimack Jazz Ensemble

    April 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts

    Join us for a celebration of and by collegiate musicians from Merrimack College and student music groups from other invited institutions.

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  38. Shawsheen Greenway River Herring Count

    April 30, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Public pedestrian bridge between Atria Senior Living and Powermill Square.

    What? Watch the river for just 10 minutes to count river herring swimming upstream to spawn. With 2 dams removed from the river early last year, native river herring are once again able to return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn. As a result of the monitoring efforts of last year's 200+ volunteers, the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries estimates that more than 1,500 river herring spawned in the newly opened section of the river. How? First, sign up for one or more time slots (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448abae29abf58-shawsheen). There are 3 morning slots (7-11 am), 3 midday slots (11-3 pm), and 3 after school/work slots (3-7 pm) for every day of the spawning run. Show up any time during the period you sign up for and watch the river for just 10 minutes. The more counts we get, the better the estimate of the spawning run size will be.

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  39. Weekly Silent Hike

    April 30, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Goldsmith Woodlands

    Join the Andover Trails Committee in a guided silent hike (also know as walking meditation) of the Goldsmith Woodlands every Monday from 9-10 am. Start the week right with a hike out to Bessie’s Point in this beautiful and serene AVIS reservation. Please wear footwear appropriate for the woods and bring water or coffee. Because this hike series is focused on the quiet enjoyment of nature, we are respectfully requesting not to bring dogs or children under 10. Please contact Jeff LaFountain at jefflaf@comcast.net for questions.

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