Community Calendar

  • Please let us know if you would like your community information posted. Richard Strong Publisher The Andover Guide 978-317-3513


  • The Fourth Annual Step Up for Colleen 5K, in memory of beloved teacher Colleen Ritzer, will be held in Andover on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit college scholarships awarded to graduating Andover, Danvers and Nashoba Regional High School seniors who plan to pursue a teaching career after college. Online registration is now open at Contact: Nina Caron at 978.494.4435 or


  •  Andover Coalition for Education To support major, multi-year, curricula-enhancing initiatives at all grade levels throughout the district through private funding.  These initiatives would not otherwise be funded through the traditional school budget.

Addison Gallery of American Art

  • The Addison Gallery of American Art is home to a world-class collection of American art, offers a vital and adventurous exhibitions program, and is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that serves diverse audiences. The museum’s exhibitions are carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media. EXHIBITIONS: Winter 2017
  • Throwing Up Bunnies: The Irreverent Interlopings of Triple Candie, 2001–2016 is the first US museum survey on Triple Candie, a research-oriented, independent curatorial agency run by art historians Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett (Phillips Academy Class of 1984).
  • January 21–April 2, 2017
  • Manzanar: Photographs by Ansel Adams debuts a recent acquisition of fifty photographs by Ansel Adams documenting the Manzanar War Relocation Center in Inyo County, California.
  • Through March 5, 2017
  • Taking Shape: Sculpture at the Addison presents a selection of works in wood, bronze, ceramic, marble, stone, and mixed media from the museum’s sculpture collection.
  • Through March 19, 2017
  • Eye on the Collection exhibits paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media objects drawn from the Addison’s permanent collection.
  • Through March 19, 2017
  • PUBLIC PROGRAMS: Winter 2017
  • Opening Reception for Throwing Up Bunnies: The Irreverent Interlopings of Triple Candie, 2001–2016 Take a stroll through the galleries and enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat with Addison staff, friends, and Triple Candie. Free and open to the public. Friday, January 20, 6:00–8:00 pm
  • February Vacation Drop-In Family Day Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Addison and how exhibitions come together through demonstrations and hands-on activities. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 am–12:30 pm
  • Tour of Taking Shape: Sculpture at the Addison with Curator Susan Faxon. This program has been organized with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library. The event is free, but space is limited; please register online at or call 978.623.8401 x31. Thursday, March 2, 11:00 am
  • Gallery Tour and Reception with Triple Candie Join Triple Candie for a walk-through and discussion of Throwing Up Bunnies, followed by a reception in the Museum Learning Center. Free and open to the public. Saturday, March 4, 4:00 pm
  • Beer Tasting and Talk Join Lauren Clark, author of Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, for a discussion of the long and illustrious history of local brewing, followed by a tasting courtesy of Ipswich Ale Brewery. The event is free; participants must be over 21. Space is limited; please contact Anna Gesing at or 978.749.4023 for reservations. By reservation: Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 pm
  • Pajama Story Time Wear your favorite pajamas and join us for a story featuring bunnies, followed by family-friendly conversations about Throwing Up Bunnies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, March 15, 5:30–6:30 pm
  • Tuesday–Saturday 10–5 (Wednesday 10–9, through May 31, 2017) Sunday 1–5 Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August. The museum is wheelchair accessible. The Addison is open to the public and free of charge.
  • Addison Gallery of American Art | Phillips Academy 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 978.749.4015


  • The Center At Punchard events
  • Karen Payne-Taylor, Program Coordinator The Center at Punchard/BoomerVenture 30 Whittier Court, Andover, MA  01810 (978)623-8321
  •  Please pre-register for all classes by calling (978)623-8321. Visit us at or come by at 30 Whittier Court to see our complete offerings.
  • Community Drum Circle                                                                                                                    Thursday, January 26 from 7- to 8 p.m. $7.  Snow date in February. Drum in the New Year and shake off those winter blues!  A variety of percussion instruments, West African and Japanese drums will be available for you to use.  No prior experience necessary.  Join us to have fun and reduce stress in this fabulous uplifting event.  Monique  Morimoto of SoullWorksRhythm will facilitate.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Developing a Plan Friday, February 3; 9:30 am The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a  well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving other emergencies. Be prepared by evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan. Joanne Belanger of the Andover Health Department will present.
  •  Ask the Lawyer – Personalized Legal Guidance Wednesday, February 8; 9:30 am; FREE Local attorney, Kimberly Butler, is holding office hours for one-on-one consultations (approximately 10-15 minutes each) to answer basic legal questions and refer our seniors to the appropriate resources. First come, first serve on the day of the clinic; however, ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 978-623-8320 to pre-register.
  •  Happy Birthday to You! Friday, February 10; 11:30 am. This is part of the congregate lunch, so be sure to sign up for lunch. Please join us in celebrating your birthday (and those of your friends!). Let us know at the front desk if this is your birthday month, and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize. (You must be in attendance to win.) Starting at 11:45 pm,  Mark West, pianist, will be our entertainment, courtesy of the Andover Senior Community FRIENDS Inc.
  •  Intergenerational Literacy Project with Wood Hill Middle School Thursday, February 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at The Center at Punchard. Please pre-register and come by to pick up your individual letters. We are looking for 40 seniors to meet with sixth-grade students from Wood Hill Middle School as they embark on a literacy program to learn about developing community. As part of that program, they have written letters to 40 individuals and want to meet with us to share “artifacts” from their life and ours. In April we are invited to enjoy a tea party and share their work at Wood Hill Middle School. Please help us support the curriculum  in our local school!
  • Chinese New Year Lunch and Chinese performance Friday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Townhouse:. Cost $7 per ticket advance purchase only.

Firsts in Boston and Massachusetts – Friday Speaker Series

  • Friday, February 24; 8:30 a.m. $4 includes breakfast.
  • Because Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, many of our nation’s “firsts” occurred here; such as the first newspaper, automobile, chocolate factory, and many more. Come discover more from our speaker, Jim Healey, who is the History Officer at the Boston Duck Tours.


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