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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.

Andover Community Events

  1. American History with Don Robb: The Civil War Era, 1850-1880

    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.

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  2. Network

    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.

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  3. Network

    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-winner offers a still timely look at the news/entertainment business.

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  4. The White House Documentary Screening is Cancelled

    October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall

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  5. Spotlight Playhouse Proudly Presents August: Osage County

    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.

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  6. Andover Farmers' Market at Andover Historical Society

    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.

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  7. Spotlight Playhouse Proudly Presents August: Osage County

    October 20, 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.

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  8. Andover 101/102

    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!

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  9. Hymn Festival

    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.

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  10. Every Drop Counts: Rain Garden Workshop with Trevor Smith is Cancelled

    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.

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  11. Memory Making Cafe

    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.

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  12. Walking Through Grief and Healing- Walking Group

    October 23, 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** NEW INFORMATION: 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 jacquie.marchand@amedisys.com Thank you so much!

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  13. Get a Jump on College Planning & Financial Aid is Cancelled

    October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ MHL - The Hall

    Parents and students are invited to free workshop offered by Jim Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist. He will cover how families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid, which colleges offer the best financial aid packages, how to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile, how private universities can cost less than state schools, and how students can receive more free money and fewer loans. Jim Femia is a Senior Financial Advisor at Apella Capital, LLC, an investment advisory firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  14. Contemporary Curiosities

    October 24, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts

    Amy Lee performs piano works by Toru Takemitsu, Giya Kancheli, Luciano Berio, Nicholas Vines and more! Join us in the Rogers Center lobby for a free light lunch and inspiring entertainment!

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  15. Addison Gallery Tour: Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs

    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.

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  16. Addison Gallery Tour: Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs

    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.

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  17. American History with Don Robb: The Civil War Era, 1850-1880

    October 25, 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.

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  18. Peek "Behind the Scenes" at the Andover Center for History & Culture

    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. Email inquiries info@andoverhistoryandculture.org

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  19. DOUBLE FEATURE: Night of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead

    October 25, 2018, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Rogers Center for the Arts

    Night of the Living Dead (1968): Panic ensues when a disparate group of people who've taken shelter in an abandoned house become prey for reanimated corpses. A true horror classic. Shaun of the Dead (2004): A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. Comedy.

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  20. Write Poetry with Andover's Poet Laureate is Cancelled

    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.

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  21. Trunk or Treat

    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!

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  22. Artist Talks: Starfield through Contemporary Lenses

    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.

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  23. Friends' Concert Series: The Squeezebox Stompers

    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.

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  24. New England Brass Band

    October 28, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Rogers Center for the Arts

    With a schedule of performances that continues to expand each year, The New England Brass Band (NEBB) returns to the Rogers Center for a special fall concert. This award-winning ensemble has participated in the North American Brass Band Association's National Championship (in Washington, D.C.) since 2001, and has graced stages in Boston, New York City, West Point, New Jersey and throughout the region. Under the direction of Stephen Bulla, the distinguished and talented former chief arranger of the U.S. Marine Band, NEBB has produced a series of acclaimed recordings. Don't miss this opportunity to experience brass band music at its finest.

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  25. Stories at the Center

    October 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Center at Punchard

    Join Ms. Beth for an inter-generational story time for preschoolers, their families and our older friends at The Center. Come ready to sing, move and listen to some 'spooky' Halloween fun! Sponsored by Memorial Hall Library and The Center at Punchard.

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  26. Foster Parenting Outreach Session is Cancelled

    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.

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  27. Walking Through Grief and Healing- Walking Group

    October 30, 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** NEW INFORMATION: 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 jacquie.marchand@amedisys.com Thank you so much!

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  28. Living While Dying: A Documentary

    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.

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  29. All Hallows, All Souls

    October 31, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM @ The Rogers Center for the Arts

    Marquis Victor, a poet, a photographer, and a spoken word artist, will share poems on remembrance and gratitude with us. Join us in the Rogers Center lobby for a free light lunch and inspiring words.

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Community Development & Planning Meetings

  1. Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees Meeting

    October 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Town Offices - 2nd Floor Conf Room

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  2. Board of Health Regular Meeting

    October 22, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Town Offices - 1st Floor Community Development & Planning Conf Room

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  3. Planning Board Meeting

    October 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)

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Main Calendar

  1. Housing Authority - see amended agenda

    October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM @ 256 North Main St., Andover, MA 01810 Frye Circle Community Room

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  2. Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

    October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Town Hall, 381 Main ST, West Newbury, MA

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  3. SC Meeting

    October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM @ School Admin - 2nd Floor School Committee Room

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  4. Economic Development Committee

    October 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)

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  5. Towle Fund

    October 22, 2018, 3:30 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room B (small)

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  6. Senior Center Renovation Public Information Meeting

    October 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Memorial Hall Library

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  7. Punchard Trust

    October 23, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Town Offices - 2nd Floor Conf Room

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  8. Andover Green Advisory Board

    October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room B (small)

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  9. Senior Center Renovation Public Information Meeting

    October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Center at Punchard

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  10. Finance Committee

    October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)

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  11. SC Subcommittee on Negotiations

    October 25, 2018, 3:00 PM @ School Administration Building

    Super's Conference Room and Conf Room A

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  12. Permanent Town Building Advisory Committee

    October 26, 2018, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)

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  13. SC Subcommittee on Negotiations

    October 26, 2018, 10:00 AM @ School Admin - 2nd Floor Conf Room A

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  14. Electronic Voting Committee

    October 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)

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