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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graves Hall is handicapped accessible.