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 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - November 3, 2019, 4:00 PM @ McCoy Gallery, Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
The Fall Student Visual Arts Exhibition is presented in the McCoy Gallery.
October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Andover Public Safety Center, 32 North Main Street, Andover
All are welcome to the Andover Fire Rescue Open House. Activities include: Fire Awareness Safety Trailer, Kids Activities, TRIAD, Police Department, Demonstrations, Fire Prevention Information, Glucose and Blood Pressure Screenings, exhibits and more!
New this year - Side By Side Sprinkler Demonstration Trailer!
October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ The Pike School
Join us for the musical stylings of child favorite, Peter Sheridan! This event is open to the public - all are welcome. (Appropriate for children age 6 and under - big siblings are always welcome!) Please note: there will be food (coffee, juice, nut-free muffins & fresh fruit) at this event.
October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
A dark comedy by Jen Silverman. Directed by Kathleen Sills. Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a play about love, desperation and visibility. “Acerbic, funny [...] brilliant stuff. The Moors is first-rate entertainment.” – New Haven Review. “Truly clever and intelligent. You really ought to see this.” – New York Times. A Department of Visual and Performing Arts Production.
October 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy
Family Weekend is always a particularly special time at Phillips Academy and the Music Department endeavors to make the weekend even more memorable. Performances, which take place all weekend, include the academy orchestras, bands, and choruses. All concerts are free and open to the public.
On Saturday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, Abbey Siegfried will lead the Academy Chorus and Fidelio Society in a concert entitled, “Words Matter.” All the music to be performed has been composed by living composers.
October 19, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Andover Center for History & Culture
Andover 102 at the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St. at 1:00pm. Andover 102 is a decidedly unstuffy introduction to the history of some of Andover's special places! From beaches to boxing and academies to agriculture, Andover's special places have fascinating, interesting, and surprising stories to tell. Please join us as we share these stories and more in a fun and lively presentation that includes historic maps, photographs, and cultural artifacts from Andover's past.
Andover 102 programs are one hour. Program fees are $5 (members); $8 (nonmembers). Registration is required and spaces fill quickly, so early registration is recommended. For information and registration please call 978-475-2236 or visit andoverhistoryandculture.org/andover-102
October 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Enjoy an afternoon of 'Vintage Vocals' performed by the a cappella group, Peking and the Mystics. Formed by alumni of Tufts University and its a cappella singing group, the Beelzebubs, Peking and the Mystics has toured nationally and internationally, including trips to the Far East and South America. They've recorded four albums, appeared on television and radio, and in print media. The group's eclectic repertoire, comprising original arrangements by PATM members themselves, features vintage vocals from such genres as swing, jazz, doo wop and pop music, representing every decade from the 1930s to the 2000s. The members are Gene Blake, of Andover, on tenor 2; Andrew Cranin, of Brewster, on baritone 1; Chris Parker, of Ipswich, on bass; David Pratt, of Wellesley, on tenor 1, and Tim Vaill, of Andover, on baritone 2.
October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Catholic sacramental records can be genealogical gems as they identify important moments, places, times and cultural information about your ancestors. Board-certified genealogical researcher, Margaret Fortier, CG will discuss exciting developments in online Catholic records availability. Parish records for the United States and international Catholic communities will be covered. The presentation will address what the records mean, what they contain, and how to find them online and offline. Attendees will receive a locator chart for online Catholic records worldwide.
October 23, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
The Atrium Performance Series returns on Wednesdays, for another season of FREE events by local professional musicians and our own talented students and staff.
October 16: Matt Jaskot, classical piano
October 23: Crosson Ensemble, harp, violin, cello
October 30: Gerry Johnston, guitar
November 6: Matt and Shannon Heaton, Irish duo
November 13: Jessica McCormick (soprano) - Shakespeare in Song
November 20: Mike Semonelli and Griffin Ostrowski performing Alice’s Restaurant and Other Songs of Mass Destruction
For the latest updates on performers, contact our Box Office at 978-837-5355, sign up for our e-mail newsletter, or visit our website at merrimack.edu/rogers
October 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Bob Frishman of Bell-Time Clocks has been collecting fine art images which have a clock for many years. From Van Gogh to Dali, Titian, Homer, Magritte, Hopper and Rockwell, these artworks are often familiar to art lovers but have not often been viewed from this perspective. Bob will show images from the past 500 years and discuss the history of clocks. Bob has repaired, restored and sold antique clocks for more than thirty-eight years. In 1992, he founded Bell-Time Clocks, named after a Harper's Weekly engraving by Winslow Homer depicting New England mill buildings and workers. Having scaled back his repair and selling activities, he now devotes most of his time to research, writing, lecturing, and conference organizing. He created and organized the 2017 Horology in Art symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All are welcome to attend the Town of Andover's Purple Heart Community Ceremony on Thursday October 24, 2019 at 6 PM. Featuring the Hal McIntyre Orchestra. Please enjoy light refreshments at the conclusion of the ceremony. You will also be able to meet some of Andover’s Purple Heart Recipients.
October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ MHL - The Hall
In her groundbreaking and timely book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, antiracist educator, Robin DiAngelo, deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. The program will begin with a short video of Robin DiAngelo talking about white fragility, followed by a facilitated discussion led by Gail Forsyth-Vail of the Unitarian Universalist Association. All are welcome, even if they've not read the book. A collaboration of Memorial Hall Library, Courageous Conversations, North Parish Racial Justice Team and Showing Up for Racial Justice.
October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Congregation Beth Israel
Yosl Kurland will perform songs by the "sweatshop" poets, as well as his own compositions reflecting the Jewish experience in calling for justice for both workers and refugees. Yosl is a singer, composer, and founding member of the Wholesale Klezmer Band, who sang about peace and justice at the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall, at the invitation of Pete Seeger. Join us!
October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Rd, Andover
What: CASINO NIGHT
Food & Drinks
Where: Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Rd, Andover
When: Saturday, October 26th
Why: To raise funds for community activities sponsored by Temple Emanuel
Tickets are $50 per person and include appetizers, desserts, and one drink ticket.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2OlpGYS
October 29, 2019, 12:00 PM @ 8 Lupine Road
Andover Community Trust invites the public to a sneak peek of first 100% permanently affordable homeownership community in Andover. Come for a tour of the homes being built to hear innovative design elements and the opportunity to meet student builders, town leaders, our architect and board members
This construction site showcases the value of partnership among nonprofits, schools, the town and our religious community by bringing together ACT, Habitat for Humanity, the Town of Andover, South Church Andover and the Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS). ACT purchased a 1 acre site from South Church Andover, designed three duplexes of affordable three bedroom ownership units and partnered with Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity to build the project. Approximately 200 GLTS students will be part of this construction and will be trained in trades of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC and GLTSs newly instituted landscape program.
October 29, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Andover Center for History & Culture
Close Encounters at the Andover Center for History & Culture, 97 Main St. at 5:00pm. Get Your Hands on the Past! Join a small group of curious people, don curatorial gloves, and have a close encounter with collection treasures and stories from Andover’s past. Be ready to be surprised! On October 29th come encounter creepy items and stories from our collection.
Close Encounters programs are one hour and are limited to 2 to 10 people. Fees are $7 (members); $15 (nonmembers). Registration is required. Please go to andoverhistoryandculture.org/close-encounters or call 978-475-2236.
October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ LaRosa's Restaurant
Join members of the Rotary Club of Andover for their monthly Rotary Means Business event on Tuesday, October 29th from 6 – 7:30 PM at LaRosa’s Restaurant, 7 Barnard Street, Andover.
Rotary Means Business is an exceptional networking event with the Rotary Club of Andover, where Doing Good is Serious Fun. Rotary Means Business features networking, speakers, and professional development to support business in the region and professional development. Each meeting features a great keynote speaker, along with a local charity to support.
This month's Keynote Speaker will be Paul LaRosa the owner of LaRosa’s Restaurant and the anticipated La Fina Restaurant here in downtown Andover. Paul will be speaking to members of Rotary and interested business owners and residents about Andover business development.
October 30, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
October 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Addison Gallery of American Art
Hillary Chute (PA 1994), Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern University, explores the theme of justice through the lens of comics and graphic novels. This program will be presented in Kemper Auditorium.
October 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ MHL - The Hall
Come for a guided tour of the beautiful Waterfalls of the White Mountains with author Bruce Bolnick, including photo visits to popular favorites, roadside gems, backcountry treasures, great swimming holes, and other scenic treasures of the north country. The presentation also features anecdotes about production of the book, plus hiking tips, and some fascinating history of the White Mountain region.
Bruce Bolnick is lead author of Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls. The recently released 3rd Edition (Countryman Press, 2019) is a major revision to the hiking guide that first came out in 1990. Aside from his professional work as an economist, Bruce has been hiking in the Whites for decades. He is also a Volunteer Naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club, and volunteer Nature Guide at Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
October 31, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind…”
In what is sure to be an inspiring evening of musical excellence, Cantus, one of the premier all-male a cappella groups in the country, will explore and celebrate the allure of upward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit. As one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus has grown in prominence with their distinctive approach to creating music. Having made their debut on the Boston Celebrity Series last year, the Rogers Center is honored to feature them in this year’s programming.
October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Town Offices - 1st Floor Community Development & Planning Conf Room
October 22, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 31, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Town Offices - 2nd Floor Conf Room
October 22, 2019, 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
October 22, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room B (small)
October 22, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 2nd Floor Conf Room
October 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Center at Punchard
October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Center at Punchard
October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ School Admin - 2nd Floor School Committee Room
October 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 29, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
October 30, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Offices - 2nd Floor Conf Room
October 30, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Second Floor Conference Room