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October 24, 2018, 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM @ Addison Gallery of American Art
Join the Addison in participating in the country’s largest public art project. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, For Freedoms? projects use art as vehicle for participation to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values. Drop by the Addison to create and publicly display your own definitions of freedom by completing statements on lawn signs that begin with “Freedom of,” “Freedom to,” “Freedom for,” and "Freedom from.” The event is free and all materials will be provided. After the kickoff event, signs will continue to be available at the Visitor Services desk until they run out. As they are completed, the signs will be displayed outside the Addison through Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.
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!
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.
October 24, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Church
Join in the musical fun at the community jam presented by the Merrimack Valley Community Music School. Show tunes, jazz, folk, blues and more - please bring lead/music sheets if you have them and your instrument and/or your voice. Lots of fun in an easy going, friendly atmosphere. Please join us for this enjoyable musical evening.
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
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 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, 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.
October 25, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy
Do educators have a responsibility to create and sustain a campus environment of open discourse and rigorous examination of a range of viewpoints? How can schools prepare students to engage as active, curious, respectful citizens? In an era when speakers are being heckled or disinvited by campus groups whose perspectives differ, how can schools emphasize a culture of open-minded listening and vigorous debate? Under President Zimmer, an advocate of free expression as an essential element of American education, the University of Chicago has articulated a commitment to “free, robust, and uninhibited debate and deliberation among all members of the University’s community.” John Palfrey will interview President Zimmer about The Chicago Principles, the importance of academic freedom to our society, the relationship between free expression and privilege, and the future of free speech on American campuses before opening the floor to questions and comments from the audience.
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 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.
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.
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
**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 email@example.com
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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.
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.