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'https://' : 'http://')+"www.localendar.com/docs/display/lc"); view_window.title = "FAQ"; view_window.focus(); } function AddEvent(eventDate){ var target = "/elsie?DAM=EventEditor"; if (eventDate!=null){ target+="&eventDate="+eventDate; } window.location.href= target; } function Preferences(){ window.location.href="/elsie?JSP=PreferencesGeneral" } function Search(){ window.location.href="/elsie?JSP=Search" } function PublicEventDetail(m, calendar_id,event_id,more_info,exportDate,category) { if (eventWindow){ eventWindow.close(); } var dualScreenLeft = window.screenLeft != undefined ? window.screenLeft : screen.left; var dualScreenTop = window.screenTop != undefined ? window.screenTop : screen.top; var left = ((screen.width / 2) - (400 / 2)) + dualScreenLeft; var top = ((screen.height / 2) - (510 / 2)) + dualScreenTop; eventWindow = window.open(('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://')+"localendar.com/event?DAM=PublishedEvent&m="+m+"&event_id="+event_id+"&calendar_id="+calendar_id+"&more_info="+more_info+"&export_date="+exportDate+"&category="+category, "previewevent", "scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=400, height=510, top=" + top + ", left=" + left); if (window.focus) { eventWindow.focus(); } } function zipSearchSubmit(lcform) { var c = lcform.city.value; if (c.length < 3) { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please enter at least the first 3 characters of the city", { 'type': 'warning', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Insufficient Information' }); return false; } return true; } function checkAdvSearch(lcform) { var addressOK = ""; addressOK = $('#member_lat').val(); if (addressOK==null || addressOK=="" || addressOK=="null"){ $.Zebra_Dialog("Please provide a valid geographic location for searching", { 'type': 'warning', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Insufficient Information' }); return false; } else { return true; } } function prefsGeneralSubmit(lcform) { if (checkDayViewRange(lcform)) return true; else return false; } function isNumber(data) { var numStr = "0123456789"; for (i = 0; i < data.length; i++) { thisChar = data.charAt(i); if (numStr.indexOf(thisChar) == -1) return false; } return true; } function checkCountry(lcform) { if (lcform.country.value=="---"){ $.Zebra_Dialog("Please select your country", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); return false; } else return true; } function checkTimezone(lcform) { if (lcform.timezone.value=="---"){ $.Zebra_Dialog("Please select your timezone", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); return false; } else return true; } function checkZip(lcform) { var zipcode = lcform.zip.value; if (zipcode!="00000"&& ((!isNumber(zipcode)) || zipcode == "" || zipcode.length != 5) ) { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please enter a valid 5 digit zipcode", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.zip.focus(); return false; } return true; } function checkDayViewRange(lcform) { var dayStart = lcform.dayStart.selectedIndex+1; var dayEnd = lcform.dayEnd.selectedIndex+1; if (dayEnd<=dayStart) { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please make sure the day-view 'To:' hour is later than the 'From:' hour.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.dayStart.focus(); return false; } return true; } // if you put one space in then it passes function checkSubject(lcform) { var subject = lcform.event_title.value; if (subject == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("You must supply a title for this event", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.event_title.select(); return false; } return true; } function checkChangeMemberLogon(lcform) { var str = lcform.username.value; // Return false if characters are not a-z, A-Z, or 1-9. for (var i = 0; i < str.length; i++) { var ch = str.substring(i, i + 1); if (((ch < "a" || "z" < ch) && (ch < "A" || "Z" < ch) && (ch < "0" || "9" < ch)) || ch ==' ' && ch != '.') { if (ch!='_' && ch!='-') { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Account name may only consist of letters & numbers (spaces are not allowed).

Please change your Account name.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.username.select(); lcform.username.focus(); return false; } } } return true; } function isName(lcform) { var str = lcform.username.value; // Return false if name field is blank. if (str == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Account Name is blank.

Please enter your Account name.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.username.focus(); return false; } return checkChangeMemberLogon(lcform); } function isEmail(lcform) { // Return false if e-mail field is blank. var str = lcform.email.value; if (str == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Email Address is blank.

Please enter your email address.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.email.focus(); return false; } // Return false if e-mail field does not contain a '@' and '.' . if (str.indexOf ('@',0) == -1 || str.indexOf ('.',0) == -1){ $.Zebra_Dialog("Please enter a valid email address.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.email.select(); lcform.email.focus(); return false; } return true; } function isLocation(lcform) { // Return false if e-mail field is blank. var str = lcform.member_location_desc.value; if (str == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please enter a valid location.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.member_phys_address.focus(); return false; } return true; } function checkPassword(lcform) { var pw1 = lcform.password.value; var pw2 = lcform.confirmpw.value; // Return false if pw don't match. if (lcform.password.value == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Password field is blank.

Please enter your password.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.password.focus(); return false; } if (lcform.confirmpw.value == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Re-Enter Password field is blank.

Please enter your password again in the Re-Enter Password field.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.confirmpw.focus(); return false; } if (pw1 != pw2) { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Passwords you entered do not match.

Please check your entries.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.password.select(); lcform.password.focus(); return false; } if (pw1.length<6) { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please enter a password that is at least 6 characters long.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.password.select(); lcform.password.focus(); return false; } // Return false if characters are not '0-9' or '.' . for (var i = 0; i < pw1.length; i++) { var ch = pw1.substring(i, i + 1); if (((ch < "a" || "z" < ch) && (ch < "A" || "Z" < ch) && (ch < "0" || "9" < ch)) || ch ==' ' && ch != '.') { if (ch!='_' && ch!='-') { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Password field only accepts letters & numbers (spaces are not allowed).

Please change your password.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.password.select(); lcform.password.focus(); return false; } } } return true; } function checkChangePassword(lcform) { var old_pw = lcform.password.value; var new_pw1 = lcform.newpassword.value; var new_pw2 = lcform.confirmpw.value; if (old_pw == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Password field is blank.

Please enter your password.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.password.focus(); return false; } if (new_pw2 == "") { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Confirm Password field is blank.

Please enter your password again in the Confirm Password field.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.confirmpw.focus(); return false; } if (new_pw1 != new_pw2) { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Passwords you entered do not match.

Please check your entries.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.newpassword.select(); lcform.newpassword.focus(); return false; } if (new_pw1.length<6) { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please enter a password that is at least 6 characters long.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.password.select(); lcform.password.focus(); return false; } // Return false if characters are not '0-9' or '.' . for (var i = 0; i < new_pw1.length; i++) { var ch = new_pw1.substring(i, i + 1); if (((ch < "a" || "z" < ch) && (ch < "A" || "Z" < ch) && (ch < "0" || "9" < ch)) || ch ==' ' && ch != '.') { if (ch!='_' && ch!='-') { $.Zebra_Dialog("The Password field only accepts letters & numbers (spaces are not allowed).

Please change your password.", { 'type': 'error', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Validation Error' }); lcform.newpassword.select(); lcform.newpassword.focus(); return false; } } } return true; } function checkAgree(lcform) { if (!lcform.agree.checked) { $.Zebra_Dialog("Please indicate that you accept the Terms of Service", { 'type': 'warning', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Message' }); lcform.agree.focus(); return false; } return true; } function EditEvent(event_id,event_public,repeatsCode,eventDate) { if (repeatsCode!=null && repeatsCode!="N") { $.Zebra_Dialog('This is a repeating event. Do you want to edit the series, or just this occurrence?', { 'type': 'question', 'overlay_opacity': .5, 'title': 'Edit Repeating Event', 'buttons': ['Edit the Series','Edit this Occurrence'], 'onClose': function(caption) { if (caption=="Edit the Series") window.location.href="/elsie?DAM=EventEditor&event_id="+event_id+"&public_event="+event_public; else if (caption=="Edit this Occurrence") window.location.href="/elsie?DAM=EventEditor&event_id="+event_id+"&public_event="+event_public+"&occur=Y&odate="+eventDate; } }); } else window.location.href="/elsie?DAM=EventEditor&event_id="+event_id+"&public_event="+event_public; } function getRestaurants(zipcode) { var view_window; view_window = window.open("http://www.usrg.com/script/nearzip.asp?ZIP="+zipcode,"localendar","width=800,height=500,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes"); view_window.focus(); } function trim(strValue) { var intLoop=0; for(intLoop=0; intLoop=0; intLoop=strValue.length-1) { if(strValue.charAt(intLoop)==" ") strValue=strValue.substring(0,intLoop); else break; } return strValue; } function AnonAddInfo() { var view_window; view_window = window.open("/elsie?JSP=AnonAddInfo", "localendar", "width=475,height=565,scrollbars=no,resizable=yes"); view_window.focus(); } // Geo-Encoding functions function hideGeoAlerts(panel){ var prefix = ""; if (panel==0){ // Event Location prefix="event"; } else if (panel==1){ // Weather Location prefix="weather"; } else if (panel==2){ // Member Location prefix="member" } $("#"+prefix+"_location_chooser").hide(); $("#"+prefix+"_location_valid").hide(); $("#"+prefix+"_location_invalid").hide(); $("#"+prefix+"_location_none").hide(); $("#"+prefix+"_lat").val(""); $("#"+prefix+"_long").val(""); $("#"+prefix+"_location_desc").val(""); } function geocodeAddress(panel){ var prefix = ""; if (panel==0){ // Event Location prefix="event"; } else if (panel==1){ // Weather Location prefix="weather"; } else if (panel==2){ // Member Location prefix="member" } hideGeoAlerts(panel); $("#"+prefix+"_geoList").empty(); var address = $("#"+prefix+"_phys_address").val(); jQuery.support.cors = true; $.getJSON("https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json",{address:address,sensor:"false"}, function(data) { if (data.results.length>0) { geoData = data; if (geoData.results.length>1){ $("#"+prefix+"_geoList").append($("") .attr("value",-1) .text("-- Please select --") ); } for (i=0;i") .attr("value",i) .text(data.results[i].formatted_address) ); } } else { geoData=null; } if (geoData==null){ $("#"+prefix+"_location_none").show(); } else if (geoData.results.length==1){ storeLatLong({value:"0"},panel) $("#"+prefix+"_location_valid").show(); } else if (geoData.results.length>1) { $("#"+prefix+"_location_chooser").show(); } }); } function storeLatLong(obj,panel){ var prefix = ""; if (panel==0){ // Event Location prefix="event"; } else if (panel==1){ // Weather Location prefix="weather"; } else if (panel==2){ // Member Location prefix="member" } if (obj.value==-1){ $("#"+prefix+"_location_valid").hide(); $("#"+prefix+"_lat").val(""); $("#"+prefix+"_long").val(""); $("#"+prefix+"_location_desc").val(""); } else { $("#"+prefix+"_lat").val(geoData.results[obj.value].geometry.location.lat); $("#"+prefix+"_long").val(geoData.results[obj.value].geometry.location.lng); var desc = $("#"+prefix+"_geoList option:selected").text(); if (""==desc){ desc = $("#"+prefix+"_phys_address").val(); } $("#"+prefix+"_location_desc").val(desc); $("#"+prefix+"_location_valid").html("Location valid
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    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Monday Oct 16
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

  • MON
    16

    Encuentro de Colores

    Monday Oct 16
    10 am - 6 pm

    Essex Art Center

    Encuentro de Colores

    Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier.

     

    Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries.

    The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country.

     

    For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343.

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center

    Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6

    FREE and open to the public

    www.essexartcenter.com

    Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840

  • MON
    16
    Caregiver support group at Bridges by EPOCH at Westford

    Monday Oct 16
    4 pm - 6 pm

    Bridges by EPOCH at Westford

    Bridges by EPOCH at Westford will host its monthly caregiver support groups on Monday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. Join us to share your caregiving story while also hearing the stories of others facing similar experiences.

    You are welcome to bring your loved one to enjoy a delicious meal with our residents while you attend the support group. For more information or to RSVP, call 978-692-9541. Bridges by EPOCH at Westford is a memory care assisted living community located at 108 Littleton Road.

  • MON
    16
    Choose Your Adventure Reading and Discussion Group

    Monday Oct 16
    6 pm - 7 pm

    Chaos Bookery @ The Hearing Room

    Come celebrate the joy of reading.

     

    Chaos Bookery is creating a regular reading group to occur Monday nights at The Hearing Room.

     

    Discuss what you have read and why you enjoy it. Engage literature like never before make the words come to life by discussing themes and connections with an audience.

     

    The group is going to be self organizing but while we grow our membership we are going to start out with quick group activity reads such as Choose Your Own Adventure books and other Interactive Fiction endeavors.

     

    Read to yourself, read to a group, read to kids, read like no one is watching.

  • MON
    16

    Pumpkin Decorating Workshop

    Monday Oct 16
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Country Lane Garden Club in Chelmsford Ma will be holding a pumpkin decorating workshop on Monday, October 16 at 7pm at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Chelmsford Center. BYOP - bring your own pumpkin. It helps if the pumpkin is small and wide. We will be using succulents, mosses and other interesting things.  There will be a $15 materials fee for non Club members. Refreshments will be served. There is free parking next to the Church.

  • MON
    16
    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Monday Oct 16
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

  • MON
    16

    Mondo Monday Comedy at The Luna Theater

    Monday Oct 16
    7:35 pm - 8:50 pm

    The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5

    The Luna Theater and Boggis Comedy present Mondo Monday Comedy with headliner Marty Caproni, appeared at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and the Funny Bone. Marty's smooth crowd work and every man thoughts are worth seeing.

    Also appearing Kristine Blinn, a regular at Nick's Comedy Stop and The Comedy Scene at Gillette Stadium.

    Special guest, Boston's rascally wiseguy,  Joe Flynn.

    Hosting is NH's Hippo Magazine's honorable mention of comedy Greg Boggis.

    Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the door or on line at:

    http://www.lunalowell.com/

     

  • MON
    16
    Joe Musella Group Performs Physical Graffiti

    Monday Oct 16
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Berklee Performance Center

    Joe Musella B.M. '89 is a guitarist and music educator who is active in the Boston music scene. His band, the Joe Musella Group, performs internationally. His recent collaborations include recording with Joe Vitale and David Santos, drummer and bass player, respectively, for Crosby, Stills & Nash. Other guitar work includes playing for theater productions, as well as with bands Freestyle and the GinaMark Band.

    As assistant professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music, Musella developed and teaches the popular Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin course, and is developing a course on Eric Clapton.

    Admission:  $8 in advance / $12 day of show

  • MON
    16

    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Monday Oct 16
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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  • TUE
    17
    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Tuesday Oct 17
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

  • TUE
    17
    Habitat for Humanity 'Change for Homes'

    Tuesday Oct 17
    (All Day)

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is spearheading a 'Change for Homes' Spare Change Drive ongoing this Fall! Any business, local residents, students, and families wishing to contribute to the campaing supporting the Juniper Hill Build Project in Westford may drop off their spare change at any of these locations:

    ALL Westford Public Schools K-12 as well as the Superintendents Office located at Administration Building, 25 Depot St, Westford

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Rd, Westford

    Habitat Lowell ReStore, 440 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro

    Habitat Lowell Main Office, 124 Main St, Westford

  • TUE
    17

    MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection

    Tuesday Oct 17
    (All Day)

    Museum of Russian Icons

    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.

    The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.

    Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.

    Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. 

  • TUE
    17

    Encuentro de Colores

    Tuesday Oct 17
    10 am - 6 pm

    Essex Art Center

    Encuentro de Colores

    Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier.

     

    Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries.

    The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country.

     

    For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343.

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center

    Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6

    FREE and open to the public

    www.essexartcenter.com

    Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840

  • TUE
    17
    "Places": An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover

    Tuesday Oct 17
    10 am - 4 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Andover’s special places are as diverse as the community itself. The Places juried art show, on exhibit September 9 through December 22, 2017, at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street, Andover, features original works of art inspired by Andover’s many special places.

    A Meet the Artists Reception will be held Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:00pm. Thirty-five original works of art by 20 artists from Andover and as far away as Acton and Dunstable were selected for the show. Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings will be on display along with works in decoupage and clay.

    Places is supported by Andover Historical Society, Andover Cultural Council, Andover Artists Guild, Essex Art Center, Andover PK-12 Visual & Performing Arts Department, artists and community members.

  • TUE
    17
    Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

    Tuesday Oct 17
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Invisible Citings is a collaborative project by Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne—two artists who happen to be longtime friends and avid readers. This exhibition joins Reichek’s embroidery and Silverthorne’s sculpture with literature in an exploration of their shared interest in text and notions of invisibility. As the so-called Gutenberg age gives way to glowing screens, this exhibition celebrates writing as material and medium and looks to the printed page to consider invisibility. Compiling and reading diverse texts and then painstakingly translating them into compelling works of art, the artists address themes such as the legible and obscured, word and image, illumination and luminescence, archiving and discarding.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

  • TUE
    17
    Seen and Unseen

    Tuesday Oct 17
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Inspired by Invisible Citings, this exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the collection explores the relationship between word and image as well as the concept of invisibility. Representing a wide range of artistic approaches, these objects attest to the poignant, subversive, and sometimes humorous expressions generated by the dynamic dialogue between art and language.

    Photographers Dawoud Bey and Wendy Ewald pair portraits with texts to reveal the inner and unseen selves of their subjects. Glenn Ligon provocatively pushes the limits of legibility to comment both on language and its ability to communicate and invisibility as it relates to issues of identity, race, and gender. Sandow Birk incorporates historical documents into satirical drawings that expose the gaps between national rhetoric and reality. Separating word and image, Sarah Charlesworth’s Herald Tribune includes appropriated newspaper front pages from which all text has been removed. Leaving only the masthead and images intact, the artist exposes the subtle ways in which ideas are conveyed and power structures are perpetuated by pictures.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

  • TUE
    17
    Eye on the Collection

    Tuesday Oct 17
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Always present but ever-changing, the Addison’s permanent collection is reinstalled several times a year as a way for varied audiences to experience anew the wealth of the holdings of American art. With the collection now numbering more than 17,000 objects and growing, the museum is committed to displaying a wide range of works, both those well-known and those lesserknown, for discovery and appreciation by all visitors. This season the Addison presents paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries by artists such as Arthur Wesley Dow, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Sheeler.

    September 1, 2017 - March 2018

    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24.

  • TUE
    17
    Backyard and Beyond: Upcycling

    Tuesday Oct 17
    3 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Discovery Museums

    Upcycling is a fun way to make useful things out of materials that may otherwise be thrown away!  The best part is coming up with a fun idea.  In this program, we'll be upcycling Discovery Museums t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. Supplies are limited, location may be changed due to weather. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

    http://discoverymuseums.org/calendar/day/2017-10-17

  • TUE
    17
    Open Mic

    Tuesday Oct 17
    6:30 pm - 10 pm

    The Hearing Room

    Sign up at 6:30 PM, performances begin at 7:00 PM. Music, poetry, storytelling, comedy, etc. Originals encouraged but not required ! $5, bring your own refreshments. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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    FALL AUTHOR SERIES: Stephen Puleo ('American Treasures')

    Tuesday Oct 17
    7 pm - 8 pm

    Author Stephen Puleo will discuss his latest book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts To Save The Declaration Of Independence, The Constitution And The Gettysburg Address.

    About The Book: On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place.

    American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire - from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII - crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy.

    About The Author: Stephen Puleo is the author of several books, including Dark TideDue to Enemy Action; and The Caning. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter, he is a contributor to American History magazine, among other publications. He holds a master's degree in history and has taught history at Suffolk University in Boston. 

    Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Tuesday Oct 17
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

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    Guitar Night: Jazz and Blues

    Tuesday Oct 17
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Berklee Performance Center

    Berklee's Guitar Department faculty Tim Miller and Julien Kasper host the annual Guitar Night Jazz and Blues concert. The concert features student-led ensembles showcasing the best jazz and blues guitarists at Berklee.

     

    Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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    America's #1 Bon Jovi Tribute In Concert

    Tuesday Oct 17
    8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    On Saturday, October 17th live at LLD's in Tyngsborough, MA, Living On A Bad Name will be bringing their national act to the great stage at LL D's. Tickets are $10 at the door capacity crowd expected don't be late. This is the band that replaced the real Bon Jovi at the 2013 New York State Fair! Featuring World renowned Guitarist Ethan Brosh.


     


     

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    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Tuesday Oct 17
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Wednesday Oct 18
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

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    Habitat for Humanity 'Change for Homes'

    Wednesday Oct 18
    (All Day)

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is spearheading a 'Change for Homes' Spare Change Drive ongoing this Fall! Any business, local residents, students, and families wishing to contribute to the campaing supporting the Juniper Hill Build Project in Westford may drop off their spare change at any of these locations:

    ALL Westford Public Schools K-12 as well as the Superintendents Office located at Administration Building, 25 Depot St, Westford

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Rd, Westford

    Habitat Lowell ReStore, 440 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro

    Habitat Lowell Main Office, 124 Main St, Westford

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    Friends of the Dracut Library Fall Raffle

    Wednesday Oct 18
    (All Day)

    M.G. Parker Memorial Library

    Take your chance on an assortment of baskets nad other raffle items.  All proceds benefit the M.G. Parker Memorial Library.

    October 18 - 28, 2017

    Tickets are 4 for $1.00 & 25 for $5.00.  Tickets will be sold during regular library hours.

     

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    MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection

    Wednesday Oct 18
    (All Day)

    Museum of Russian Icons

    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.

    The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.

    Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.

    Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. 

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    Junior League of Boston Designer Show House

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 am - 5 pm

    William Flagg Homer House

    Junior League of Boston 2017 Show House, October 7 – November 5, 2017. The Junior League of Boston hosts their annual Designer Show House, which will feature the creative talents of the Boston area’s top designers and landscapers. This year, renowned designers will transform more than 20 rooms in the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, currently the home of the Belmont Woman’s Club, located at 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA. The house will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after October 7th. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bostonshowhouse.org or call (617) 536-9640.

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    Encuentro de Colores

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 am - 6 pm

    Essex Art Center

    Encuentro de Colores

    Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier.

     

    Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries.

    The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country.

     

    For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343.

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center

    Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6

    FREE and open to the public

    www.essexartcenter.com

    Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840

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    "Places": An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 am - 4 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Andover’s special places are as diverse as the community itself. The Places juried art show, on exhibit September 9 through December 22, 2017, at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street, Andover, features original works of art inspired by Andover’s many special places.

    A Meet the Artists Reception will be held Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:00pm. Thirty-five original works of art by 20 artists from Andover and as far away as Acton and Dunstable were selected for the show. Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings will be on display along with works in decoupage and clay.

    Places is supported by Andover Historical Society, Andover Cultural Council, Andover Artists Guild, Essex Art Center, Andover PK-12 Visual & Performing Arts Department, artists and community members.

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    Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Invisible Citings is a collaborative project by Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne—two artists who happen to be longtime friends and avid readers. This exhibition joins Reichek’s embroidery and Silverthorne’s sculpture with literature in an exploration of their shared interest in text and notions of invisibility. As the so-called Gutenberg age gives way to glowing screens, this exhibition celebrates writing as material and medium and looks to the printed page to consider invisibility. Compiling and reading diverse texts and then painstakingly translating them into compelling works of art, the artists address themes such as the legible and obscured, word and image, illumination and luminescence, archiving and discarding.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Seen and Unseen

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Inspired by Invisible Citings, this exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the collection explores the relationship between word and image as well as the concept of invisibility. Representing a wide range of artistic approaches, these objects attest to the poignant, subversive, and sometimes humorous expressions generated by the dynamic dialogue between art and language.

    Photographers Dawoud Bey and Wendy Ewald pair portraits with texts to reveal the inner and unseen selves of their subjects. Glenn Ligon provocatively pushes the limits of legibility to comment both on language and its ability to communicate and invisibility as it relates to issues of identity, race, and gender. Sandow Birk incorporates historical documents into satirical drawings that expose the gaps between national rhetoric and reality. Separating word and image, Sarah Charlesworth’s Herald Tribune includes appropriated newspaper front pages from which all text has been removed. Leaving only the masthead and images intact, the artist exposes the subtle ways in which ideas are conveyed and power structures are perpetuated by pictures.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Eye on the Collection

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Always present but ever-changing, the Addison’s permanent collection is reinstalled several times a year as a way for varied audiences to experience anew the wealth of the holdings of American art. With the collection now numbering more than 17,000 objects and growing, the museum is committed to displaying a wide range of works, both those well-known and those lesserknown, for discovery and appreciation by all visitors. This season the Addison presents paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries by artists such as Arthur Wesley Dow, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Sheeler.

    September 1, 2017 - March 2018

    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24.

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    Friends of Tyler Park Spaghetti Supper benefit

    Wednesday Oct 18
    6 pm - 8 pm

    FOTP Fifth Annual Spaghetti Supper Scholarship benefit, Wednesday, October 18 at Mt Pleasant Golf Club, 6-8 pm. Family tickets $25.00, single tickets $8.00. Email friendsoftylerpark@gmail for tickets. Tickets are also available at the door. Guest, Dick Howe Jr., will be selling his books (with a book signing) about Lowell, MA ,with 50% of profits going toward the FOTP.

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    8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) - Woburn, MA

    Wednesday Oct 18
    6:30 pm - 9 pm

    Skin to Soul

    Wednesday Evenings September 27 – November 15 6:30 - 9:00pm Is stress affecting your life? Would you like to learn easily accessible methods of increasing well-being and decreasing stress? The world-renowned MBSR program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 9-session program, led by Cindy Gittleman, Certified MBSR teacher and founder of Sunrise Mindfulness, includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices and concepts, gentle mindful stretching, group discussions, daily home practice assignments and materials, including four guided mindfulness practice recordings. Program includes an all-day session on Sunday, August 20th, from 9:00am-4:00pm. For further information and to register, please visit www.sunrisemindfulness.com.

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    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Wednesday Oct 18
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

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    Endicott College presents: Waiting for Godot by, Samuel Beckett

    Wednesday Oct 18
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tia's Theater, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College

    In Samuel Beckett’s  tragicomedy in two acts, a pair of lost souls named Vladimir and Estragon wait by a lonely tree on a barren stretch of road to meet up with an enigmatic figure called Godot . Inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness, the result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Vladimir and Estragon hope that Godot will change their lives for the better, but instead two eccentric travelers arrive, one on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece which has become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater. Directed by Penny Singh.

    Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation

    Contact Information:

    Rebecca Kenneally

    Chair of Performing Arts, Endicott College

    rkenneal@endicott.edu

    978.232.2397

     

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    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Wednesday Oct 18
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Thursday Oct 19
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

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    Boston International Fine Art Show

    Thursday Oct 19
    (All Day)

    the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston, MA – The Boston International Fine Art Show returns for the 21st year to uphold its legacy as New England's Premier Annual Show and Sale of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art. From October 19-22, 2017 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts in the South End, galleries from the United States and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works for sale, ranging from affordable pieces created by today’s most promising artists to museum quality masterpieces from Old Masters to the present. Each year the show offers fresh, exciting discoveries and the opportunity to peruse the exceptional collections of 40 galleries and special programs, all under one roof. Gala preview takes place on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 to 8:30pm, buy your tickets here. Weekend hours are Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 Free, tickets available at the door. For details, visit www.FineArtBoston.com or call 617.363.0405.

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    Habitat for Humanity 'Change for Homes'

    Thursday Oct 19
    (All Day)

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is spearheading a 'Change for Homes' Spare Change Drive ongoing this Fall! Any business, local residents, students, and families wishing to contribute to the campaing supporting the Juniper Hill Build Project in Westford may drop off their spare change at any of these locations:

    ALL Westford Public Schools K-12 as well as the Superintendents Office located at Administration Building, 25 Depot St, Westford

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Rd, Westford

    Habitat Lowell ReStore, 440 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro

    Habitat Lowell Main Office, 124 Main St, Westford

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    MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection

    Thursday Oct 19
    (All Day)

    Museum of Russian Icons

    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.

    The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.

    Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.

    Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. 

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    Junior League of Boston Designer Show House

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 am - 5 pm

    William Flagg Homer House

    Junior League of Boston 2017 Show House, October 7 – November 5, 2017. The Junior League of Boston hosts their annual Designer Show House, which will feature the creative talents of the Boston area’s top designers and landscapers. This year, renowned designers will transform more than 20 rooms in the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, currently the home of the Belmont Woman’s Club, located at 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA. The house will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after October 7th. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bostonshowhouse.org or call (617) 536-9640.

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    Encuentro de Colores

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 am - 6 pm

    Essex Art Center

    Encuentro de Colores

    Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier.

     

    Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries.

    The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country.

     

    For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343.

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center

    Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6

    FREE and open to the public

    www.essexartcenter.com

    Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840

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    "Places": An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 am - 4 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Andover’s special places are as diverse as the community itself. The Places juried art show, on exhibit September 9 through December 22, 2017, at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street, Andover, features original works of art inspired by Andover’s many special places.

    A Meet the Artists Reception will be held Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:00pm. Thirty-five original works of art by 20 artists from Andover and as far away as Acton and Dunstable were selected for the show. Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings will be on display along with works in decoupage and clay.

    Places is supported by Andover Historical Society, Andover Cultural Council, Andover Artists Guild, Essex Art Center, Andover PK-12 Visual & Performing Arts Department, artists and community members.

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    Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Invisible Citings is a collaborative project by Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne—two artists who happen to be longtime friends and avid readers. This exhibition joins Reichek’s embroidery and Silverthorne’s sculpture with literature in an exploration of their shared interest in text and notions of invisibility. As the so-called Gutenberg age gives way to glowing screens, this exhibition celebrates writing as material and medium and looks to the printed page to consider invisibility. Compiling and reading diverse texts and then painstakingly translating them into compelling works of art, the artists address themes such as the legible and obscured, word and image, illumination and luminescence, archiving and discarding.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Seen and Unseen

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Inspired by Invisible Citings, this exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the collection explores the relationship between word and image as well as the concept of invisibility. Representing a wide range of artistic approaches, these objects attest to the poignant, subversive, and sometimes humorous expressions generated by the dynamic dialogue between art and language.

    Photographers Dawoud Bey and Wendy Ewald pair portraits with texts to reveal the inner and unseen selves of their subjects. Glenn Ligon provocatively pushes the limits of legibility to comment both on language and its ability to communicate and invisibility as it relates to issues of identity, race, and gender. Sandow Birk incorporates historical documents into satirical drawings that expose the gaps between national rhetoric and reality. Separating word and image, Sarah Charlesworth’s Herald Tribune includes appropriated newspaper front pages from which all text has been removed. Leaving only the masthead and images intact, the artist exposes the subtle ways in which ideas are conveyed and power structures are perpetuated by pictures.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Eye on the Collection

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Always present but ever-changing, the Addison’s permanent collection is reinstalled several times a year as a way for varied audiences to experience anew the wealth of the holdings of American art. With the collection now numbering more than 17,000 objects and growing, the museum is committed to displaying a wide range of works, both those well-known and those lesserknown, for discovery and appreciation by all visitors. This season the Addison presents paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries by artists such as Arthur Wesley Dow, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Sheeler.

    September 1, 2017 - March 2018

    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24.

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    Andover Chamber of Commerce “Toast to Andover” Event To Benefit the Andover Community Trust, Inc.

    Thursday Oct 19
    5:30 pm - 8 pm

    Andover Town House

    Thursday, October 19, 5:30-8:00 p.m., the Andover Chamber of Commerce will host a special Toast to Andover event at the Andover Town House, 20 Main Street. The event is open to members of the general public and attendees are encouraged to invite friends, colleagues, and family. There is no need to be a Chamber member or business owner or representative.

    The event is an opportunity for the Andover public to gather after work in the iconic old town hall (the Andover Town House); meet Andover community and business leaders and raise money for an Andover charity just by doing so.  Tickets are $10 each. They can be purchased at the door or online in advance of the event at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce website (www.merrimackvalleychamber.com).

    Toast to Andover will include hors d'oeuvres and wine, beer, soda, and water served in an “open bar” manner. Entertainment will be provided. The event would not be possible without the generous support and sponsorships of Karma Restaurant, Merrimack College, Enterprise Bank, Orthopaedics Northeast , P.C., Pentucket Medical Associates, Lawrence General Hospital, Entegra Development & Investment/Holt Hill Audio and The Savings Bank (Gold Sponsors); Phillips Academy, Ozzy Properties, Inc. and Morris, Rossi & Hayes (Silver Sponsors); and Merrimack Engineering Services, Inc. and Johnson & Borenstein (Bronze Sponsors).

    All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Andover Community Trust, Inc. (http://www.andoverclt.org/).  Andover Community Trust was organized in 1992 as a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to developing and promoting permanently affordable housing in the Town of Andover.  Founded upon the beliefs that economic diversity enhances the lives of Andover residents and the strength of the community, Andover Community Trust works to convey decent, affordable housing to persons who might otherwise be denied such opportunities because of limited financial resources.  By doing so, Andover Community Trust enables home ownership for persons of low and moderate income within Andover; promotes rehabilitation of housing to counteract community deterioration; protects the natural environment and makes Andover stronger.   

    The Andover Chamber of Commerce is a division of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.

     

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    Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark

    Thursday Oct 19
    6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Starting September 29thth, 2017, Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Mass, operates every Thursday through Sunday night in October, through Halloween. Featuring 2016’s “Best Scare” Vampire Passage, New England's Premier Haunted Hayride, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, Jack O' Lantern Jamboree, Killer Thriller Stage Show, Carnival Rides and Games, there is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $37 and sold from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Scary savings for groups of 15 or more! Park stays open until the last visitor has left the park. For more info call 978-692-3033 or go to www.witchswoods.com.

     

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    Ghost Ship Harbor

    Thursday Oct 19
    7 pm - 11 pm

    United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & USS Salem

    Ghost Ship Harbor will return to the USS Salem in the Quincy Shipyard for another season of sheer terror.   Produced by Boston-based Immersive Productions, this immersive Halloween attraction will horrify, petrify and force you to confront your fears with a series of interactive and twisted experiences aboard a well-documented haunted venue. 

    Visitors to the ship are coming in hopes of finding refuge from the terrible plague that has consumed civilization on land.  Through radio transmissions they have learned that this old decommissioned battleship is being commissioned to save everyone who is left.  You must get to the ship before October 31st or it will be gone and you will be left to fend for yourself on land.  It’s the only safe place left….or is it?  

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature four distinct attractions.  Returning this year will be Contagion, where visitors will go through an extensive decontamination process and a visit to the infirmaries where there is secretive testing being conducted on what looks to be people who are sick; Plague, where chaos ensues you quickly realize that the ship is not safe from the virus and the only life forms are zombies and a few people left fighting for their lives; and Paranormal Ghost Ship, an upgraded VIP experience that will explore the truly haunted  history of the ship.

    New this year to Ghost Ship Harbor is Fear No Evil, where visitors will enter the dreams of a little girl named Isabelle. Faced with nightmares of epic proportions. Fear no Evil will push your limits, confronting all the nightmares that Isabelle has been having.   You will literally be living this nightmares from you jump from clowns, spiders, claustrophobia, snakes and other evils.

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature 3 new scare zones and a macabre food village. Ghoulish professional actors, intense costumes and props are designed to shock and frighten all who dare to visit, providing an experience of sheer terror from start to finish. 

    The USS Salem is a historic, iconic and creepy location already well documented as a haunted destination. The ship, often called, “The Sea Witch” once served as a hospital and morgue following the 1953 Ionian Earthquake where it is documented that over 400 souls lost their life on this ship. Today, many believe spirits have lingered onboard ever since and hundreds of ghost sightings have been documented. The USS Salem was featured on the television show Ghost Hunters and has been featured in books about haunted locations in Massachusetts. The ship was also featured in the 2016 film The Finest Hours produced by Walt Disney Studios.

    “Last year, Ghost Ship Harbor brought the first haunted destination in the Boston area for many years, bringing with it the fear and fun people look for during this season,” said Matt DiRoberto, founder of Immersive Productions and Ghost Ship Harbor.” “This year, we’ve improved on last year’s event tenfold, added additional attractions and upped the scare factor, ensuring that once again, Ghost Ship Harbor will be a destination event for people seeking fear across New England.  We look forward to to scaring the ship out of you.”  

    Ghost Ship Harbor runs 18 nights from September 29, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Tickets are on-sale now and advance purchases begin at $29.99 with Fast Pass and VIP Experiences also available. Tickets at the Box Office onsite will begin at $34.99. Not appropriate for children under age 12. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit http://www.ghostshipharbor.com/ 

     

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    Witch Andover, Which Andover?

    Thursday Oct 19
    7 pm - 8 pm

    Memorial Hall Library

    Local Historian Char Lyons will explore the history and lasting consequences of the Witch Trials and how they shaped Andover as we know it today.  This event is a collaboration between the Andover Historical Society and our colleagues from the North Andover Historical Society.

    http://www.andoverhistorical.org/bewitched-in-andover

    Registration required.  Free and open to the public.

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    MOSTLY ACOUSTIC JAM/SONG PARTY

    Thursday Oct 19
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Every Thursday

    All genres of music, all ages, all skill levels

    Hosed by Mark Aleo

    $5 Suggested Donation

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    MOSTLY ACOUSTIC JAM

    Thursday Oct 19
    7 pm - 10 pm

    The Hearing Room

    All genres of music, all ages, all skill levels

    Hosed by Mark Aleo

    $5 Suggested Donation

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    FALL PARANORMAL SERIES: New England's Most Haunted Hotels with Sam Baltrusis

    Thursday Oct 19
    7 pm - 8 pm

    Tewksbury Public Library

    Author Sam Baltrusis will discuss his new book, 13 Most Haunted Hotels & Inns in New England.

    About The Book: From the Witch City's Hawthrone Hotel in Salem to the spectacular Biltmore in Providence to the blood-stained Lizzie Borden bed & breakfast in Fall River, travel all over New England in search of the 13 most haunted hotels.

    About The Author: Sam Baltrusis, author of Ghosts of Boston and Ghosts of Salem, has eight historical-based ghost books. He has been featured on several national TV shows, including Destination America's "Haunted Towns" on Salem, and served as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's "Haunted Encounters." Baltrusis moonlights as a tour guide and successfully launched several ghost tours, including "Boston Haunts" and "the Wicked Salem Tour." 

    Q&A and book selling and signing after the event for those interested. Limited to 75 seats. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Thursday Oct 19
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

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    Endicott College presents: Waiting for Godot by, Samuel Beckett

    Thursday Oct 19
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tia's Theater, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College

    In Samuel Beckett’s  tragicomedy in two acts, a pair of lost souls named Vladimir and Estragon wait by a lonely tree on a barren stretch of road to meet up with an enigmatic figure called Godot . Inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness, the result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Vladimir and Estragon hope that Godot will change their lives for the better, but instead two eccentric travelers arrive, one on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece which has become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater. Directed by Penny Singh.

    Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation

    Contact Information:

    Rebecca Kenneally

    Chair of Performing Arts, Endicott College

    rkenneal@endicott.edu

    978.232.2397

     

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    Michael Gibbs Directs the Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra

    Thursday Oct 19
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Berklee Performance Center

    Celebrated composer and arranger Michael Gibbs '63 has worked with Pat Metheny '96H, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, John Scofield, Michael Mantler, Whitney Houston, and Peter Gabriel, in addition to releasing a series of trailblazing recordings under his own name. As a faculty member at Berklee in the 1970s, he led a groundbreaking ensemble—the Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra—that has influenced composers and performers for generations. Longtime associates Gary Burton '62 '89H, Bill Frisell B.M. '77, and Jim Odgren'75 are featured performers on this career-spanning concert with Greg Hopkins and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra.

    Admission: 

    $8, $14, and $24 in advance / $12, $18, and $30 day of show

     

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    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Thursday Oct 19
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Friday Oct 20
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

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    Boston International Fine Art Show

    Friday Oct 20
    (All Day)

    the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston, MA – The Boston International Fine Art Show returns for the 21st year to uphold its legacy as New England's Premier Annual Show and Sale of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art. From October 19-22, 2017 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts in the South End, galleries from the United States and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works for sale, ranging from affordable pieces created by today’s most promising artists to museum quality masterpieces from Old Masters to the present. Each year the show offers fresh, exciting discoveries and the opportunity to peruse the exceptional collections of 40 galleries and special programs, all under one roof. Gala preview takes place on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 to 8:30pm, buy your tickets here. Weekend hours are Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 Free, tickets available at the door. For details, visit www.FineArtBoston.com or call 617.363.0405.

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    Habitat for Humanity 'Change for Homes'

    Friday Oct 20
    (All Day)

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is spearheading a 'Change for Homes' Spare Change Drive ongoing this Fall! Any business, local residents, students, and families wishing to contribute to the campaing supporting the Juniper Hill Build Project in Westford may drop off their spare change at any of these locations:

    ALL Westford Public Schools K-12 as well as the Superintendents Office located at Administration Building, 25 Depot St, Westford

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Rd, Westford

    Habitat Lowell ReStore, 440 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro

    Habitat Lowell Main Office, 124 Main St, Westford

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    MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection

    Friday Oct 20
    (All Day)

    Museum of Russian Icons

    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.

    The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.

    Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.

    Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. 

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    West Chelmsford United Methodist Church

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 2 pm

    West Chelmsford United Methodist Church

    Annual Rummage Sale at: The West Chelmsford United Methodist Church

    242 Main Street, N. Chelmsford on Friday, October 20, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 21, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday's Rummage sale is $2 per bag! (bags are provided)  Fine gently used clothing, linens, home decor, dishes, small appliances, books, toys, games and more. Don't Miss out on this Great Sale! For more information call - 978-251-4834 or email office@wcumc.us

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    Junior League of Boston Designer Show House

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 5 pm

    William Flagg Homer House

    Junior League of Boston 2017 Show House, October 7 – November 5, 2017. The Junior League of Boston hosts their annual Designer Show House, which will feature the creative talents of the Boston area’s top designers and landscapers. This year, renowned designers will transform more than 20 rooms in the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, currently the home of the Belmont Woman’s Club, located at 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA. The house will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after October 7th. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bostonshowhouse.org or call (617) 536-9640.

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    Encuentro de Colores

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 6 pm

    Essex Art Center

    Encuentro de Colores

    Exhibition dates:  September 8 – October 20, 2017 Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 5-7 pm

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Encuentro de Colores, features passion of color of Colombian artists and most recent work by Beatriz Correa López, Angela Maria Santacruz Ordoñez and Luz Piedad Curran Gauthier.

     

    Beatriz Correa, Angela Santacruz and Luz Piedad Curran all use their native country as inspiration for their artwork. They all studied in Colombia and have had exhibits in their native land, the United States and other countries.

    The exhibit is part of the Essex Art Center series showcasing works by artists who come directly from Latin America. Colombia was chosen this year to coincide with the International Book Fair, which is held in Lawrence, MA every fall. It highlights the writers and poets of the South American country.

     

    For additional information about this exhibition or to receive high resolution digital images for publication, please contact Sara Hidalgo via email sara@essexartcenter.org  or  at 978-685-2343.

     

    The Chester Sidell Gallery is located on the first floor of Essex Art Center

    Gallery Hours: M-F  10-6

    FREE and open to the public

    www.essexartcenter.com

    Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, MA  01840

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    "Places": An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 4 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Andover’s special places are as diverse as the community itself. The Places juried art show, on exhibit September 9 through December 22, 2017, at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street, Andover, features original works of art inspired by Andover’s many special places.

    A Meet the Artists Reception will be held Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:00pm. Thirty-five original works of art by 20 artists from Andover and as far away as Acton and Dunstable were selected for the show. Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings will be on display along with works in decoupage and clay.

    Places is supported by Andover Historical Society, Andover Cultural Council, Andover Artists Guild, Essex Art Center, Andover PK-12 Visual & Performing Arts Department, artists and community members.

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    Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Invisible Citings is a collaborative project by Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne—two artists who happen to be longtime friends and avid readers. This exhibition joins Reichek’s embroidery and Silverthorne’s sculpture with literature in an exploration of their shared interest in text and notions of invisibility. As the so-called Gutenberg age gives way to glowing screens, this exhibition celebrates writing as material and medium and looks to the printed page to consider invisibility. Compiling and reading diverse texts and then painstakingly translating them into compelling works of art, the artists address themes such as the legible and obscured, word and image, illumination and luminescence, archiving and discarding.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Seen and Unseen

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Inspired by Invisible Citings, this exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the collection explores the relationship between word and image as well as the concept of invisibility. Representing a wide range of artistic approaches, these objects attest to the poignant, subversive, and sometimes humorous expressions generated by the dynamic dialogue between art and language.

    Photographers Dawoud Bey and Wendy Ewald pair portraits with texts to reveal the inner and unseen selves of their subjects. Glenn Ligon provocatively pushes the limits of legibility to comment both on language and its ability to communicate and invisibility as it relates to issues of identity, race, and gender. Sandow Birk incorporates historical documents into satirical drawings that expose the gaps between national rhetoric and reality. Separating word and image, Sarah Charlesworth’s Herald Tribune includes appropriated newspaper front pages from which all text has been removed. Leaving only the masthead and images intact, the artist exposes the subtle ways in which ideas are conveyed and power structures are perpetuated by pictures.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Eye on the Collection

    Friday Oct 20
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Always present but ever-changing, the Addison’s permanent collection is reinstalled several times a year as a way for varied audiences to experience anew the wealth of the holdings of American art. With the collection now numbering more than 17,000 objects and growing, the museum is committed to displaying a wide range of works, both those well-known and those lesserknown, for discovery and appreciation by all visitors. This season the Addison presents paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries by artists such as Arthur Wesley Dow, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Sheeler.

    September 1, 2017 - March 2018

    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24.

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    Take Aparts Art!

    Friday Oct 20
    2 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Discovery Museums

    Get ready to turn trash into treasure! We've been collecting some of the interesting inner workings discovered inside electronics during our popular monthly Take Aparts program. We'll combine these with other recycled and repurposed materials to make one-of-a-kind sculptures and collages.

    http://discoverymuseums.org/calendar/day/2017-10-20

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    Fall Rummage Sale at Aldersgate UMC

    Friday Oct 20
    4 pm - 8 pm

    Aldersgate United Methodist Church

    Aldersgate United Methodist Church hosts its fall rummage sale on Friday, October 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Clothes, books, toys, household goods, and other items will be available for purchase.  All proceeds from the sale benefit Aldersgate's outreach ministries.

    Aldersgate UMC is located at 242 Boston Road (Rt. 4) in Chelmsford.  For more information, contact the church office at (978)256-9400 or aldersgatechelmsford@verizon.net, or visit us online at www.aldersgateumc.us or www.facebook.com/aldersgateumc.chelms.

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    Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark

    Friday Oct 20
    6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Starting September 29thth, 2017, Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Mass, operates every Thursday through Sunday night in October, through Halloween. Featuring 2016’s “Best Scare” Vampire Passage, New England's Premier Haunted Hayride, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, Jack O' Lantern Jamboree, Killer Thriller Stage Show, Carnival Rides and Games, there is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $37 and sold from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Scary savings for groups of 15 or more! Park stays open until the last visitor has left the park. For more info call 978-692-3033 or go to www.witchswoods.com.

     

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    Trivia Night at the Library!

    Friday Oct 20
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Chelmsford Public LIbrary

    Do you have what it takes to rule the Library? Gather your crew and join us for this after-hours Trivia Night at the Library! Drinks and snacks will be available for all; beer and wine will be available for $5. Register your team of up to six people online or by calling 978-256-5521.

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    MONSTER BASH

    Friday Oct 20
    7 pm - 9 pm

    Nara Park

    MONSTER BASH

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm       (NO RAIN DATE)

    NARA PARK IS LOCATED AT 25 LEDGE ROCK WAY, ACTON, MA 01720

    TICKETS - $5.00 PER PERSON -  ALL AGES -  

    BLACK LIGHT DJ DANCE PARTY

    FUN & GAMES

    FLASHLIGHT CANDY HUNT (BRING YOUR OWN FLASHLIGHT)

    COSTUMES OPTIONAL

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    Ghost Ship Harbor

    Friday Oct 20
    7 pm - 11 pm

    United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & USS Salem

    Ghost Ship Harbor will return to the USS Salem in the Quincy Shipyard for another season of sheer terror.   Produced by Boston-based Immersive Productions, this immersive Halloween attraction will horrify, petrify and force you to confront your fears with a series of interactive and twisted experiences aboard a well-documented haunted venue. 

    Visitors to the ship are coming in hopes of finding refuge from the terrible plague that has consumed civilization on land.  Through radio transmissions they have learned that this old decommissioned battleship is being commissioned to save everyone who is left.  You must get to the ship before October 31st or it will be gone and you will be left to fend for yourself on land.  It’s the only safe place left….or is it?  

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature four distinct attractions.  Returning this year will be Contagion, where visitors will go through an extensive decontamination process and a visit to the infirmaries where there is secretive testing being conducted on what looks to be people who are sick; Plague, where chaos ensues you quickly realize that the ship is not safe from the virus and the only life forms are zombies and a few people left fighting for their lives; and Paranormal Ghost Ship, an upgraded VIP experience that will explore the truly haunted  history of the ship.

    New this year to Ghost Ship Harbor is Fear No Evil, where visitors will enter the dreams of a little girl named Isabelle. Faced with nightmares of epic proportions. Fear no Evil will push your limits, confronting all the nightmares that Isabelle has been having.   You will literally be living this nightmares from you jump from clowns, spiders, claustrophobia, snakes and other evils.

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature 3 new scare zones and a macabre food village. Ghoulish professional actors, intense costumes and props are designed to shock and frighten all who dare to visit, providing an experience of sheer terror from start to finish. 

    The USS Salem is a historic, iconic and creepy location already well documented as a haunted destination. The ship, often called, “The Sea Witch” once served as a hospital and morgue following the 1953 Ionian Earthquake where it is documented that over 400 souls lost their life on this ship. Today, many believe spirits have lingered onboard ever since and hundreds of ghost sightings have been documented. The USS Salem was featured on the television show Ghost Hunters and has been featured in books about haunted locations in Massachusetts. The ship was also featured in the 2016 film The Finest Hours produced by Walt Disney Studios.

    “Last year, Ghost Ship Harbor brought the first haunted destination in the Boston area for many years, bringing with it the fear and fun people look for during this season,” said Matt DiRoberto, founder of Immersive Productions and Ghost Ship Harbor.” “This year, we’ve improved on last year’s event tenfold, added additional attractions and upped the scare factor, ensuring that once again, Ghost Ship Harbor will be a destination event for people seeking fear across New England.  We look forward to to scaring the ship out of you.”  

    Ghost Ship Harbor runs 18 nights from September 29, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Tickets are on-sale now and advance purchases begin at $29.99 with Fast Pass and VIP Experiences also available. Tickets at the Box Office onsite will begin at $34.99. Not appropriate for children under age 12. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit http://www.ghostshipharbor.com/ 

     

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    MONTHLY ACOUSTIC BLUEGRASS JAM

    Friday Oct 20
    7 pm - 10 pm

    The Hearing Room

    Acoustic Jam (highlighting, but not limited to bluegrass)

    Bring your Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, Dobro, Harp (all types), Mandolin, Bones, Spoons, etc.. and come and enjoy a night of bluegrass music.

    Acoustic instruments only!

    Pass the hat event 

    Bring your own refreshments.

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    SILVERTONES Big Band Dance

    Friday Oct 20
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Tewksbury Senior Ctr.

    October 20 and every "3rd Friday" of the month 

    Live music and vocalist by 20 musicians for listening  and dancing 

    7-10 pm  $10 pp. BYOB and munchies.Free ice, cake, coffee.

    Tewksbury Senior Center 175 Chandler St. Tewksbury 978-640-4480

     

    Thank you, Barbara Flanagan, clarinetist and Band manager 

    978-851-7580 

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    Live Music. SilverTones

    Friday Oct 20
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Tewksbury Senior Center

    SilverTones Swing 20 piece Band begins its 17th year at Tewksbury Senior Center on new dance floor. Vocalist B.B. Braxten Fri. 10/20, 7-10 pm. BYOB. $10. Singles and couples, for listening and dancing.  175 Chandler St. Handicapped accessible, large parking lot. 

     

    Thank you, 

    Barbara Flanagan, mgr. 978-851-7580

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    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Friday Oct 20
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

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    Acoustic Open Mic at Gallery Z

    Friday Oct 20
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Gallery Z

    Acoustic Open Mic at Gallery Z 167 Market St Downtown Lowell every 3rd Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 pm Hosted by Arthur Terembula

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    Stop the Clock! A Steampunk Party at Witch Hill

    Friday Oct 20
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Peirce Farm at Witch Hill

    Wind your clock back to the Gilded Age at the gentleman farm of railroad tycoon T.W. Peirce for an unforgettable night! Dress in your favorite steampunk gear and dance the night away with Commonwealth Vintage Dancers. Strike a pose in a Victorian themed photo booth sponsored by the Topsfield Fair. Signature cocktails (one included per guest) devised and donated by Deacon Giles Distillery. Cash bar (beer & wine).  Get your tickets before time runs out! 

    • Essex Heritage Member: $40
    • Non-Member:$50

    Visit EssexHeritage.org/StopTheClock for more information and to purchase tickets.

    This is a fun friend-raiser for Essex Heritage, now celebrating 20 years of preserving and enhancing the unique natural, cultural, and historic places of the region for the benefit of all who live, work, and visit.

    About Essex Heritage and the Essex National Heritage Area

    Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA. For more information, visit www.EssexHeritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.

    About Peirce Farm at Witch Hill

    In addition to having been the country estate of T.W.Peirce, this property was once the home of Salem Witch Trial victim Mary Easty’s son, and the summer home of sea captain Benjamin Crowninshield. 

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    Endicott College presents: Waiting for Godot by, Samuel Beckett

    Friday Oct 20
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tia's Theater, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College

    In Samuel Beckett’s  tragicomedy in two acts, a pair of lost souls named Vladimir and Estragon wait by a lonely tree on a barren stretch of road to meet up with an enigmatic figure called Godot . Inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness, the result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Vladimir and Estragon hope that Godot will change their lives for the better, but instead two eccentric travelers arrive, one on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece which has become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater. Directed by Penny Singh.

    Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation

    Contact Information:

    Rebecca Kenneally

    Chair of Performing Arts, Endicott College

    rkenneal@endicott.edu

    978.232.2397

     

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    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Friday Oct 20
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Saturday Oct 21
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

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    Boston International Fine Art Show

    Saturday Oct 21
    (All Day)

    the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston, MA – The Boston International Fine Art Show returns for the 21st year to uphold its legacy as New England's Premier Annual Show and Sale of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art. From October 19-22, 2017 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts in the South End, galleries from the United States and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works for sale, ranging from affordable pieces created by today’s most promising artists to museum quality masterpieces from Old Masters to the present. Each year the show offers fresh, exciting discoveries and the opportunity to peruse the exceptional collections of 40 galleries and special programs, all under one roof. Gala preview takes place on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 to 8:30pm, buy your tickets here. Weekend hours are Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 Free, tickets available at the door. For details, visit www.FineArtBoston.com or call 617.363.0405.

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    Habitat for Humanity 'Change for Homes'

    Saturday Oct 21
    (All Day)

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is spearheading a 'Change for Homes' Spare Change Drive ongoing this Fall! Any business, local residents, students, and families wishing to contribute to the campaing supporting the Juniper Hill Build Project in Westford may drop off their spare change at any of these locations:

    ALL Westford Public Schools K-12 as well as the Superintendents Office located at Administration Building, 25 Depot St, Westford

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Rd, Westford

    Habitat Lowell ReStore, 440 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro

    Habitat Lowell Main Office, 124 Main St, Westford

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    MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection

    Saturday Oct 21
    (All Day)

    Museum of Russian Icons

    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.

    The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.

    Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.

    Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. 

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    Tyngsborough Library Fall Book & Bake Sale

    Saturday Oct 21
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Tyngsborough Town Hall

     The Fall USED BOOK & BAKE SALE at the Tyngsborough Public Library will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 25 Bryant Lane in Tyngsborough from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.  Books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, Halloween costumes, etc. will be sold as well as new and gently used jewelry and fashion scarves.  Freshly baked goods go fast so come early.  Saturday's book sale is open to the public so bring your friends and family and enjoy!

    The sale is organized by the FRIENDS OF THE TYNGSBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY, a nonprofit organization of volunteers which raises funds to support various library program throughout the year.  You may join the Friends now or during the Book Sale.  Member of the Friends may attend the preview sale on Friday evening, October 20, 7 - 9 p.m.  Stop by the Library to pick up a brochure/membership application or call 978-649-7361 to request one to be mailed to you.

    http://www.tynglib.org/index.php/friends-of-library

     https://www.facebook.com/FOTPL

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    INDOOR YARD SALE

    Saturday Oct 21
    8:30 am - 1 pm

    First-Calvary Baptist Church, ABC

    Indoor yard sale being held rain or shine in the Church hall.

    Ample off street free parking.

    Handicapped accessable, no stairs.

    Refreshments / light lunch available for a nominal fee.

    Church is located at the (traffic light) intersection of Mass. Route's 125 & 133 with Massachusetts Ave. in North Andover, MA. or approx. 1.5 miles east of Mass. Ave exit from I-495.

    PHONE: 978-685-1502

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    Harvest Fair

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 3 pm

    Saint Theresa Parish Hall

    Saint Theresa Women's Club Presents their 31ST Harvest Fair.  Free Admission, crafters, food, raffles.  Come join us for the day.

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    Cows and Robots - Do They Go Together?

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 3 pm

    Great Brook Farm Park

    Great Brook Farm at 165 North Rd, Carlisle will be the site of a workshop for teachers on Saturday, October 21, 9:00-3:00 presented by Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom and Massachusetts Farm to School. Students drink milk every day.   Do they know why dairy products are healthy foods?   Do they realize what other foods are made from milk?  You will leave this workshop with lessons for health/wellness, math, science, economics, literature, and art.  Learn about the life of a dairy farmer and how innovative machinery can make the dairy more productive and a little less work.  See the cows milk themselves!

    Teachers will leave with practical lessons to use in their classroom. Although planned for teachers, other interested adults are always welcome to attend. Cost is $50.00 which includes a farm-fresh lunch and the opportunity to receive 10 PDP’s at no further charge. Register at www.aginclassroom.org by October 16.

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    Hand Planes & Wireless Routers: Traditional Hand Woodworking Course

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 12 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Hand Planes & Wireless Routers is a six-week traditional hand woodworking class designed to meet the needs of woodworkers from the novice to the advanced craftsman. Tools used in the class are 19th century, non-electric, and human powered.    The small class size and location create unique learning opportunity. With instruction from expert craftsman Stephen Anthony, students can make a basic, introductory project, such as a foot stool or candle box, from pre-milled stock. Novices will learn from the instructor and the more advanced students as everyone gets to use the antique tools and machinery.   Hand Planes & Wireless Routers is offered every Spring and Fall.   Fee:  $60 for members, $70 for non-members, $40 for students age 17+. Class limit: 6 students   Saturdays, 9AM to 12PM: October 14, 21 & 28, November 4 & 25, December 2 & 9 

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    Fall Rummage Sale at Aldersgate UMC

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 12 pm

    Aldersgate United Methodist Church

    Aldersgate United Methodist Church hosts its fall rummage sale on Friday, October 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Clothes, books, toys, household goods, and other items will be available for purchase.  All proceeds from the sale benefit Aldersgate's outreach ministries.

    Aldersgate UMC is located at 242 Boston Road (Rt. 4) in Chelmsford.  For more information, contact the church office at (978)256-9400 or aldersgatechelmsford@verizon.net, or visit us online at www.aldersgateumc.us or www.facebook.com/aldersgateumc.chelms.

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    Harvest Fair ~ Vendors, Artisans, Crafts, Jewelry, Antiques, Raffles!

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 3 pm

    Westford Senior Center

    Get in the spirit of early holiday shopping at the gala annual Harvest Fair, sponsored by Friends of the Cameron Senior Center, Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 9 a.m.  Admission and parking are free, so bring a friend. 

    Shoppers will find a variety of delightful treasures including: handmade crafts, quilted and knitted items, wood carvings, artisan creations, gift baskets, jewelry and bling, antiques/vintage items, "home goods" corner, baked goods ~ a myriad of raffles, silent auction, plus snack bar with refreshments.  All proceeds from the fair support the programs, activities and outreach services of the Senior Center.  

    For more info, call 978-692-5523.

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    North Billerica Baptist Church Fall Fair

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 2 pm

    North Billerica Baptist Church

    It's time for our Annual Fall Fair! It will be held on October 21st from 9am to 2pm. There will be craft times, home made baked goods, a luncheon featuring fish chowder, and vendors such as Mary Kay. You can also check out our website nbiillericabaptistchurch.org.

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    Hike through East Richardson Preserve

    Saturday Oct 21
    9 am - 10:30 am

    Corner of East Richardson Road and Macintosh Drive

    Join the Dracut Open Space Committee for a hike through this town-owned parcel.

    Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk in the woods.

    Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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    Andover Farmers' Market 2017

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 2 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Andover Historical Society announces the 11th season of the Andover Farmers’ Market. Back in 2007, the Andover Farmers' Market took its first few steps out into the world, inspired by a farmers’ market at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Now Andover Historical is getting ready to host the 11th season of the Andover Farmers' Market. The 2017 season will run Saturdays, June 24 through October 21 on the South Lawn of the Andover Historical Society at 97 Main Street. Some favorite Farmers’ Market vendors will return again this year including Gaouette Farms, Swiss Bakers, White Gates Farm, Honey Pot Maple Farm and Deano’s Pasta. Some new vendors to the market this year include Tanuta San Pietro- Olive Oil, Tea is the Way, and a variety of craft artisans. Andover Farmers’ Market products are locally grown and made in New England and allow consumers to purchase healthier alternatives to the manufactured foods and products used in many modern foods today. In addition, the Market also includes local community nonprofits, entertainment, activities for the kids and a lovely community atmosphere located next to the Blanchard House and Barn. We want to thank the following companies for partially sponsoring the 2017 market season: Sunrun- Market Partner and Pentucket Medical and RevoluSun- Market Supporters. For more information about the Andover Farmers’ Market visit  http://andoverhistorical.org/farmer-s-market-2017

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    Junior League of Boston Designer Show House

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 5 pm

    William Flagg Homer House

    Junior League of Boston 2017 Show House, October 7 – November 5, 2017. The Junior League of Boston hosts their annual Designer Show House, which will feature the creative talents of the Boston area’s top designers and landscapers. This year, renowned designers will transform more than 20 rooms in the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, currently the home of the Belmont Woman’s Club, located at 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA. The house will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after October 7th. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bostonshowhouse.org or call (617) 536-9640.

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    "Places": An Art Exhibit Inspired by Andover

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 4 pm

    Andover Historical Society

    Andover’s special places are as diverse as the community itself. The Places juried art show, on exhibit September 9 through December 22, 2017, at the Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street, Andover, features original works of art inspired by Andover’s many special places.

    A Meet the Artists Reception will be held Friday, September 8, 6:00-8:00pm. Thirty-five original works of art by 20 artists from Andover and as far away as Acton and Dunstable were selected for the show. Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings will be on display along with works in decoupage and clay.

    Places is supported by Andover Historical Society, Andover Cultural Council, Andover Artists Guild, Essex Art Center, Andover PK-12 Visual & Performing Arts Department, artists and community members.

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    Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Invisible Citings is a collaborative project by Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne—two artists who happen to be longtime friends and avid readers. This exhibition joins Reichek’s embroidery and Silverthorne’s sculpture with literature in an exploration of their shared interest in text and notions of invisibility. As the so-called Gutenberg age gives way to glowing screens, this exhibition celebrates writing as material and medium and looks to the printed page to consider invisibility. Compiling and reading diverse texts and then painstakingly translating them into compelling works of art, the artists address themes such as the legible and obscured, word and image, illumination and luminescence, archiving and discarding.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Seen and Unseen

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Inspired by Invisible Citings, this exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the collection explores the relationship between word and image as well as the concept of invisibility. Representing a wide range of artistic approaches, these objects attest to the poignant, subversive, and sometimes humorous expressions generated by the dynamic dialogue between art and language.

    Photographers Dawoud Bey and Wendy Ewald pair portraits with texts to reveal the inner and unseen selves of their subjects. Glenn Ligon provocatively pushes the limits of legibility to comment both on language and its ability to communicate and invisibility as it relates to issues of identity, race, and gender. Sandow Birk incorporates historical documents into satirical drawings that expose the gaps between national rhetoric and reality. Separating word and image, Sarah Charlesworth’s Herald Tribune includes appropriated newspaper front pages from which all text has been removed. Leaving only the masthead and images intact, the artist exposes the subtle ways in which ideas are conveyed and power structures are perpetuated by pictures.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Eye on the Collection

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Always present but ever-changing, the Addison’s permanent collection is reinstalled several times a year as a way for varied audiences to experience anew the wealth of the holdings of American art. With the collection now numbering more than 17,000 objects and growing, the museum is committed to displaying a wide range of works, both those well-known and those lesserknown, for discovery and appreciation by all visitors. This season the Addison presents paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries by artists such as Arthur Wesley Dow, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Sheeler.

    September 1, 2017 - March 2018

    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24.

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    Polish Food Fest

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 3 pm

    St. Casimir's Parish Center

    Polish Food Fest, Saturday, Oct 21, 10 am-3 pm St. Casimir's Parish Hall, 268 Lakeview Ave., Lowell, MA featuring homemade Polish Foods for purchase.  Free admission. Dine-in lunch. Raffles. All welcome. 

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    Annual Pumpkin Painting at Griggs Farm

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 am - 3 pm

    Grigg Farm

    Join us on 10/21/17 for Pumpkin Painting, fun for all ages and abilities! Griggs Farm will provide all of the supplies needed (minus cost of pumpkin), plus free popcorn, coffee, goodies, more. Just bring your creative spirit and enjoy! Plus -- all of the pumpkins are grown on the farm, so you will be supporting your local farm! Hope to see you there!

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    Stone Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

    Saturday Oct 21
    11 am - 3 pm

    Stone Zoo

    Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail, while other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch many of the animals receive pumpkins.

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    Oktacofest - Cold Beer, Tacos, Music & More!

    Saturday Oct 21
    12 pm - 8 pm

    Underground at Ink Block

    How do you like your tacos Boston? Presented by Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, join us at Underground at Ink Block on Saturday October 21st between 12 pm - 8 pm for cold beer, tacos and music all day long! We've got a DJ onsite for dancing and other family friendly entertainment at Boston's newest art park. 

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    The Delvina Theater Company Presents: Salem Witch Hysteria

    Saturday Oct 21
    2 pm - 4 pm

    M.G. Parker Memorial Library

    Witch history comes alive with these fascinating dramatizations of the true stories of the Salem witch hysteria.

    The setting is Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, a year in which, of the approximately 168 men and women accused of practicing witchcraft, 20 were executed.

    Let's see how things go in 2017, when audience members become the jury in the trial of Savannah Martin. You will have the opportunnity to question the defendant and form your own opinion as to her guilt or innocence. Following the performance, the cast will open the floor to discussion.

    Join us for this inspiring and interactive performance!

    Registration opens on October 2, 107.  Please register by clicking here.

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    Tales from the Crypt

    Saturday Oct 21
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Spring Grove Cemetery

    Gather in the old crypt at Spring Grove Cemetery to hear favorite ghost stories, led by Gail Ralston, cemetery trustee - maybe share one of your own. Due to “scariness factor,” attendees must be 18 or older.

    http://www.andoverhistorical.org/bewitched-in-andover

    Members: Free, Non-members: $5

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    St. John's Ham & Bean Supper

    Saturday Oct 21
    5 pm - 7 pm

    THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to a Ham & Bean Dinner Sat. Oct 21, 2017 held in our Dining Hall 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA.

    Doors open at 5pm for a dinner of Carved Ham in Raisin & Pineapple Sauce. Also offered a side of Beans with pulled pork, Potato Salad and Cole Slaw and assorted rolls and corn bread. Finish off the dinner with our coffee/tea service and a dessert table full of assorted homemade pies. Dinner tickets will be entered into a free door prize drawing.

    Adult tickets for $13 each are sold in advance. Sale deadline is Oct 15. Available at the rectory on 115 Middlesex St or in the church after all weekend Masses. You can also purchase online by credit card at www.saintjohnchelmsford.org 

    For more information call the rectory (978) 251-8571 or Jane (978) 649-3404

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    Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark

    Saturday Oct 21
    6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Starting September 29thth, 2017, Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Mass, operates every Thursday through Sunday night in October, through Halloween. Featuring 2016’s “Best Scare” Vampire Passage, New England's Premier Haunted Hayride, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, Jack O' Lantern Jamboree, Killer Thriller Stage Show, Carnival Rides and Games, there is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $37 and sold from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Scary savings for groups of 15 or more! Park stays open until the last visitor has left the park. For more info call 978-692-3033 or go to www.witchswoods.com.

     

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    Ghost Ship Harbor

    Saturday Oct 21
    7 pm - 11 pm

    United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & USS Salem

    Ghost Ship Harbor will return to the USS Salem in the Quincy Shipyard for another season of sheer terror.   Produced by Boston-based Immersive Productions, this immersive Halloween attraction will horrify, petrify and force you to confront your fears with a series of interactive and twisted experiences aboard a well-documented haunted venue. 

    Visitors to the ship are coming in hopes of finding refuge from the terrible plague that has consumed civilization on land.  Through radio transmissions they have learned that this old decommissioned battleship is being commissioned to save everyone who is left.  You must get to the ship before October 31st or it will be gone and you will be left to fend for yourself on land.  It’s the only safe place left….or is it?  

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature four distinct attractions.  Returning this year will be Contagion, where visitors will go through an extensive decontamination process and a visit to the infirmaries where there is secretive testing being conducted on what looks to be people who are sick; Plague, where chaos ensues you quickly realize that the ship is not safe from the virus and the only life forms are zombies and a few people left fighting for their lives; and Paranormal Ghost Ship, an upgraded VIP experience that will explore the truly haunted  history of the ship.

    New this year to Ghost Ship Harbor is Fear No Evil, where visitors will enter the dreams of a little girl named Isabelle. Faced with nightmares of epic proportions. Fear no Evil will push your limits, confronting all the nightmares that Isabelle has been having.   You will literally be living this nightmares from you jump from clowns, spiders, claustrophobia, snakes and other evils.

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature 3 new scare zones and a macabre food village. Ghoulish professional actors, intense costumes and props are designed to shock and frighten all who dare to visit, providing an experience of sheer terror from start to finish. 

    The USS Salem is a historic, iconic and creepy location already well documented as a haunted destination. The ship, often called, “The Sea Witch” once served as a hospital and morgue following the 1953 Ionian Earthquake where it is documented that over 400 souls lost their life on this ship. Today, many believe spirits have lingered onboard ever since and hundreds of ghost sightings have been documented. The USS Salem was featured on the television show Ghost Hunters and has been featured in books about haunted locations in Massachusetts. The ship was also featured in the 2016 film The Finest Hours produced by Walt Disney Studios.

    “Last year, Ghost Ship Harbor brought the first haunted destination in the Boston area for many years, bringing with it the fear and fun people look for during this season,” said Matt DiRoberto, founder of Immersive Productions and Ghost Ship Harbor.” “This year, we’ve improved on last year’s event tenfold, added additional attractions and upped the scare factor, ensuring that once again, Ghost Ship Harbor will be a destination event for people seeking fear across New England.  We look forward to to scaring the ship out of you.”  

    Ghost Ship Harbor runs 18 nights from September 29, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Tickets are on-sale now and advance purchases begin at $29.99 with Fast Pass and VIP Experiences also available. Tickets at the Box Office onsite will begin at $34.99. Not appropriate for children under age 12. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit http://www.ghostshipharbor.com/ 

     

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    Merrimack Valley Playwrights presents Common Ground

    Saturday Oct 21
    7 pm - 10 pm

    The Hearing Room

    Common Ground 

    written and directed by Cynthia Arsenault

    Featuring Jerry Bisantz, Olivia Echteler, Amy Talcott, Ray Arsenault

     

    www.mvplaywrights.com

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    Chelmsford Monthly Dance

    Saturday Oct 21
    7 pm - 10 pm

    Ballroom Dancing

    Live Band: Music by Bob Drinkwater Trio

    Raffle & Prizes/Coffee and Dessert

    $10 per person

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    Panic at the Pond Haunted Trail

    Saturday Oct 21
    7 pm - 9 pm

    VFW

    The annual Panic at the Pond Haunted Trail, with the theme "Frightful Forest Fairy Tales" will take place at the VFW Pond, 491 Main St., in West Townsend Oct. 21, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $7, $6 with a canned good donation for Townsend Ecumenical Outreach.      Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Townsend Library and the  VFW Auxiliary-Townsend. Cherry Hill Too will be providing a free kiddie cone certificate to the first 100 children. Strobes will be in use. Good walking shoes are a must.     Yes, it is scary!

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    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Saturday Oct 21
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

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    Ballroom Dancing Every Sunday Night

    Saturday Oct 21
    7:30 pm - 11 pm

    RELIEF'S IN FUNCTION HALL

    BALLROOM DANCING EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT at RELIEF'S IN Function Hall, 1 Market Street, Lawrence, MA. on the North Andover line. Take the Mass. Ave. exit from 495. 7:30 to 11 PM   Singles and Couples all welcome. Live Bands. Wood Floor. Bar service. Dessert and coffee at 8:30. Admission $13. Run by 'Come Alive After Five' group for over 30 years.  Bring your dancing shoes!

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    Evan Goodrow Band at the PCA in Westford!

    Saturday Oct 21
    7:30 pm - 11 pm

    PCA on the Westford Town Common

    The incomparable Evan Goodrow Band returns to the PCA, 10 Lincoln St., Westford on Saturday, October 21.   Evan, a Boston native singer-songwriter-guitarist has released 11 studio albums and 3 live albums of soul, funk, blues, rock and R&B.  His unique and diverse history includes winning the Boston Blues award, playing funk concerts for Marines on Nato bases, and jamming with Jimmy Buffet in the Caribbean. He's played multiple shows with B.B. King.

    The PCA is one of the region's premier live music venues...a hidden gem with great acoustics, and room to dance!

    Reserve your tickets now, as this show will sell out!  Show time is 8-11 PM, door open at 7:30 PM.  Caberet style seating, BYOB.  $20 PCA members, $22 non-members.  www.westford.org/pca.  For more info call 978-692-6333 or email pca@westford.org. 

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    Endicott College presents: Waiting for Godot by, Samuel Beckett

    Saturday Oct 21
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tia's Theater, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College

    In Samuel Beckett’s  tragicomedy in two acts, a pair of lost souls named Vladimir and Estragon wait by a lonely tree on a barren stretch of road to meet up with an enigmatic figure called Godot . Inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness, the result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Vladimir and Estragon hope that Godot will change their lives for the better, but instead two eccentric travelers arrive, one on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece which has become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater. Directed by Penny Singh.

    Funded in part by the van Otterloo Family Foundation

    Contact Information:

    Rebecca Kenneally

    Chair of Performing Arts, Endicott College

    rkenneal@endicott.edu

    978.232.2397

     

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    Joan Watson-Jones at the Cabaret Café

    Saturday Oct 21
    8 pm - 10 pm

    Chelmsford Center for the Arts

    Oct. 21st at 8:00 pm $15 Cover Ticket HERE or at the CCA, Cash Bar Joan Watson-Jones returns to the Cabaret Cafe with Frank Wilkins on piano, Dave Zox on bass, and Alvin Terry on drums.  Joan is a very expressive vocalist who burns quietly with inner intensity when she sings. She has deep understanding of the words she interprets, and has a natural sense of swing. She brings an energy to her Jazz that would appeal to new listeners and long time jazz fans.

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    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Saturday Oct 21
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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    Andover Historical Launches New Mobile VIRTUAL ANDOVER App

    Sunday Oct 22
    (All Day)

    Today Andover Historical launched Virtual Andover, a new app that invites people to explore Andover’s many stories where they happened. The mobile guide to Andover’s stories is free and available for iPhone and Android devices through andoverhistorical.org/app. “Virtual Andover is a pocket-sized, personal guide to the town’s history and stories, accessible anywhere and everywhere,” said Executive Director Elaine Clements, “It’s fun and interactive and full of surprising stories. It connects people to Andover through its stories…where they happened. Through Virtual Andover, you can explore the fun, off-beat, and unexpected stories that happened all around town.” Downtown Main Street Andover and Off Main Street – East are the first tours on the app, with more under development. “As we finish a street or area, we upload the stories right to the app,” Clements said, “and add fun features like videos. Look for them on the Elm Street tour!” Future tours include Essex Street, Dundee Park, and the Historic Mill District. Events, maps, memberships, and more are also features of the app. The app is designed to be used as a walking tour, complete with walking directions and maps that pinpoint where stories took place. “By launching Virtual Andover with Main Street stories, we’re hoping to encourage people to visit, explore, and linger in beautiful downtown Andover,” Clements said, “You can sit in a restaurant and explore stories that happened in that location years ago.” The app was designed in collaboration with Cuseum, a Boston-based technology design firm that focuses on creating mobile apps and other digital experiences for cultural institutions. The first year of Virtual Andover was funded with thanks to a local donor and the Rotary Club of Andover. The app includes opportunities to donate and become a member, as well as business sponsorship opportunities. About the Andover Historical Society Andover Historical inspires and deepens community engagement by connecting people to each other and their community through Andover’s stories – preserving the past, educating for the future, connecting to our community. For more information, visit andoverhistorical.org.

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    Boston International Fine Art Show

    Sunday Oct 22
    (All Day)

    the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston, MA – The Boston International Fine Art Show returns for the 21st year to uphold its legacy as New England's Premier Annual Show and Sale of Contemporary and Traditional Fine Art. From October 19-22, 2017 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for The Arts in the South End, galleries from the United States and Europe will offer more than 3,000 original works for sale, ranging from affordable pieces created by today’s most promising artists to museum quality masterpieces from Old Masters to the present. Each year the show offers fresh, exciting discoveries and the opportunity to peruse the exceptional collections of 40 galleries and special programs, all under one roof. Gala preview takes place on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 to 8:30pm, buy your tickets here. Weekend hours are Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Weekend admission is $15, under 12 Free, tickets available at the door. For details, visit www.FineArtBoston.com or call 617.363.0405.

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    Habitat for Humanity 'Change for Homes'

    Sunday Oct 22
    (All Day)

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is spearheading a 'Change for Homes' Spare Change Drive ongoing this Fall! Any business, local residents, students, and families wishing to contribute to the campaing supporting the Juniper Hill Build Project in Westford may drop off their spare change at any of these locations:

    ALL Westford Public Schools K-12 as well as the Superintendents Office located at Administration Building, 25 Depot St, Westford

    Nashoba Valley Technical High School, 100 Littleton Rd, Westford

    Habitat Lowell ReStore, 440 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsboro

    Habitat Lowell Main Office, 124 Main St, Westford

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    MIGRATION + MEMORY: JEWISH ARTISTS OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET EMPIRES from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection

    Sunday Oct 22
    (All Day)

    Museum of Russian Icons

    This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein.

    The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists: paintings, drawings, prints, posters and illustrated books, as well as three-dimensional objects, some created within the territory of Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union, and some created after the artists had emigrated to Europe or the United States.

    Vladimir and Vera Torchilin moved to the US in the early 1990’s, and after the fall of the Soviet Union were successful in bringing out a large portion of their collection, to which they have continued to add voraciously. Their collection is primarily focused on Russian and Soviet artists–not all of Jewish heritage–but also includes works by Europeans and Americans.

    Anna Winestein is an historian of art and theater, an independent curator, and a cultural entrepreneur. She is Executive Director and co-founder of Ballets Russes Arts Initiative (BRAI), and previously served as Creative Director for the Hermitage Museum Foundation. 

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    Harvest Fair

    Sunday Oct 22
    9 am - 3 pm

    Saint Theresa Parish Hall

    Saint Theresa Women's Club Presents their 31ST Harvest Fair.  Free Admission, crafters, food, raffles.  Come join us for the day.

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    Junior League of Boston Designer Show House

    Sunday Oct 22
    10 am - 5 pm

    William Flagg Homer House

    Junior League of Boston 2017 Show House, October 7 – November 5, 2017. The Junior League of Boston hosts their annual Designer Show House, which will feature the creative talents of the Boston area’s top designers and landscapers. This year, renowned designers will transform more than 20 rooms in the historic 1853 William Flagg Homer House, currently the home of the Belmont Woman’s Club, located at 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA. The house will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after October 7th. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.bostonshowhouse.org or call (617) 536-9640.

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    Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

    Sunday Oct 22
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Invisible Citings is a collaborative project by Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne—two artists who happen to be longtime friends and avid readers. This exhibition joins Reichek’s embroidery and Silverthorne’s sculpture with literature in an exploration of their shared interest in text and notions of invisibility. As the so-called Gutenberg age gives way to glowing screens, this exhibition celebrates writing as material and medium and looks to the printed page to consider invisibility. Compiling and reading diverse texts and then painstakingly translating them into compelling works of art, the artists address themes such as the legible and obscured, word and image, illumination and luminescence, archiving and discarding.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Seen and Unseen

    Sunday Oct 22
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Inspired by Invisible Citings, this exhibition of contemporary works drawn from the collection explores the relationship between word and image as well as the concept of invisibility. Representing a wide range of artistic approaches, these objects attest to the poignant, subversive, and sometimes humorous expressions generated by the dynamic dialogue between art and language.

    Photographers Dawoud Bey and Wendy Ewald pair portraits with texts to reveal the inner and unseen selves of their subjects. Glenn Ligon provocatively pushes the limits of legibility to comment both on language and its ability to communicate and invisibility as it relates to issues of identity, race, and gender. Sandow Birk incorporates historical documents into satirical drawings that expose the gaps between national rhetoric and reality. Separating word and image, Sarah Charlesworth’s Herald Tribune includes appropriated newspaper front pages from which all text has been removed. Leaving only the masthead and images intact, the artist exposes the subtle ways in which ideas are conveyed and power structures are perpetuated by pictures.

    September 1 - December 31, 2017

    Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24. 

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    Eye on the Collection

    Sunday Oct 22
    10 am - 5 pm

    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

    Always present but ever-changing, the Addison’s permanent collection is reinstalled several times a year as a way for varied audiences to experience anew the wealth of the holdings of American art. With the collection now numbering more than 17,000 objects and growing, the museum is committed to displaying a wide range of works, both those well-known and those lesserknown, for discovery and appreciation by all visitors. This season the Addison presents paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries by artists such as Arthur Wesley Dow, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Sheeler.

    September 1, 2017 - March 2018

    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. Closed Mondays, national holidays, and December 24.

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    Stone Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

    Sunday Oct 22
    11 am - 3 pm

    Stone Zoo

    Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail, while other haunted happenings include creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, and a haunted maze! Throughout the day, guests can learn about the importance of enrichment as they watch many of the animals receive pumpkins.

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    Witch Trial Descendants tour of South Church Cemetery

    Sunday Oct 22
    1 pm - 2 pm

    South Church Cemetery

    South Church cemetery historian Char Lyons will highlight and discuss the graves of descendants of both the accused witches and accusers from Andover.

    http://www.andoverhistorical.org/bewitched-in-andover

    Members: Free; Non-Members $5

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    Spend the Afternoon with Puss in Boots!

    Sunday Oct 22
    2:20 pm - 4:05 pm

    Dance Prism’ presents Puss in Boots,

    The whimsical tale  of a poor boy, a beautiful princess, a shape-shifting ogre, & an incredibly devious cat! Fun for the whole family!

    At the Littleton Performing Arts Center October 22, 2:30 pm, at Sudbury’s Curtis MS Theater Oct. 28, 4:00 pm, and at The Collins Center, Andover October 29, 2:30 pm. 

    “Puss” will host  a complimentary reception following each performance. 

    More information and tickets at www.danceprism.com.

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    Carolyn Enger – The Mischlinge Exposé

    Sunday Oct 22
    3 pm - 4:30 pm

    Chelmsford Center for the Arts

    Tickets HERE or at the CCA $20 General, $15 Students, CCA Members The Chelmsford Center for the Arts is honored to have Carolyn Enger return to perform a program including the New England premiere of the piece she commissioned from acclaimed composer Bruce Adolphe, continuing her project entitled The Mischlinge Exposé. “I am thrilled to be commissioning a new 20-minute work from acclaimed composer Bruce Adolphe. Bruce’s piece will bring the emotional landscape of my family’s wartime experiences to life in the context of pre-war German Jewish culture, serving as the second generation to the pieces included in the project. It may sound like a private subject, but from the personal comes the universal. I hope that by setting one family’s story to music, this new work will offer a space for each listener to explore, finding room for their own stories of exclusion and inclusion, hardship and homecoming.”  – Carolyn Enger  

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    POPS FOR PIPES VIII - First Music Series - Organ Concert

    Sunday Oct 22
    4 pm - 6 pm

    The First Church Nashua

    NASHUA, NH 

    On Sunday October 22 at 4:00pm, The FIRST MUSIC Concert Series opens its 10th Anniversary season with rising star, concert organist Mary Dolch on Sunday October 22 at 4PM.

    Join us for a fantastic Season X – “Passion for Music” opener, as the First Music Concert Series pulls out all the stops on its historic 4000-pipe, Anderson Memorial Organ of The First Church: Austin Organs, Inc. - Opus 1406 from 1926.   

    The majesty of this symphonic instrument will transport the audience back in time with its lush and vibrant sounds, played by Mrs. Dolch, a New Hampshire Native. Including works of Bach, Duruflé, Elgar and others: the concert features the Juius Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm, considered to be one of the ultimate masterworks of organ literature!

    The First Church of Nashua (1 Concord Street) is proud to host this music outreach to the community, in a beautiful Romanesque-revival architectural setting. Ample parking is available behind the church, and handicap-accessibility is available between the old and new buildings.

    TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR or BY CALLING (603) 882-4861

    $15 Adults / $12 Seniors / $5 Under 21

    First Music has been Bringing the Joy of Music to the Gate City since their opening 2008-2009 season, and is known for an eclectic mix of musical offerings sure to please every taste. More information about the Series and October 22’s concert may be found under www.first-music.org or by sending an e-mail to info@first-music.org

     

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    9-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) - Natick, MA

    Sunday Oct 22
    6 pm - 8:30 pm

    Roots & Wings

    Sunday Evenings September 24 - November 19 6:00 – 8:30pm Is stress affecting your life? Would you like to learn easily accessible methods of increasing well-being and decreasing stress? The world-renowned MBSR program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 9-session program, led by Cindy Gittleman, Certified MBSR teacher and founder of Sunrise Mindfulness, includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices and concepts, gentle mindful stretching, group discussions, daily home practice assignments and materials, including four guided mindfulness practice recordings. Program includes an all-day session on Sunday, November 5, from 9:00am-4:00pm. For further information and to register, please visit www.sunrisemindfulness.com.

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    Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark

    Sunday Oct 22
    6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

    Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Starting September 29thth, 2017, Witch's Woods Haunted Hayride and Halloween Screampark at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Mass, operates every Thursday through Sunday night in October, through Halloween. Featuring 2016’s “Best Scare” Vampire Passage, New England's Premier Haunted Hayride, 3D Keeper's Crypt, Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid, Horrorwood Chamber of Chills, Jack O' Lantern Jamboree, Killer Thriller Stage Show, Carnival Rides and Games, there is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $37 and sold from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Scary savings for groups of 15 or more! Park stays open until the last visitor has left the park. For more info call 978-692-3033 or go to www.witchswoods.com.

     

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    Ghost Ship Harbor

    Sunday Oct 22
    7 pm - 11 pm

    United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & USS Salem

    Ghost Ship Harbor will return to the USS Salem in the Quincy Shipyard for another season of sheer terror.   Produced by Boston-based Immersive Productions, this immersive Halloween attraction will horrify, petrify and force you to confront your fears with a series of interactive and twisted experiences aboard a well-documented haunted venue. 

    Visitors to the ship are coming in hopes of finding refuge from the terrible plague that has consumed civilization on land.  Through radio transmissions they have learned that this old decommissioned battleship is being commissioned to save everyone who is left.  You must get to the ship before October 31st or it will be gone and you will be left to fend for yourself on land.  It’s the only safe place left….or is it?  

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature four distinct attractions.  Returning this year will be Contagion, where visitors will go through an extensive decontamination process and a visit to the infirmaries where there is secretive testing being conducted on what looks to be people who are sick; Plague, where chaos ensues you quickly realize that the ship is not safe from the virus and the only life forms are zombies and a few people left fighting for their lives; and Paranormal Ghost Ship, an upgraded VIP experience that will explore the truly haunted  history of the ship.

    New this year to Ghost Ship Harbor is Fear No Evil, where visitors will enter the dreams of a little girl named Isabelle. Faced with nightmares of epic proportions. Fear no Evil will push your limits, confronting all the nightmares that Isabelle has been having.   You will literally be living this nightmares from you jump from clowns, spiders, claustrophobia, snakes and other evils.

    Ghost Ship Harbor will feature 3 new scare zones and a macabre food village. Ghoulish professional actors, intense costumes and props are designed to shock and frighten all who dare to visit, providing an experience of sheer terror from start to finish. 

    The USS Salem is a historic, iconic and creepy location already well documented as a haunted destination. The ship, often called, “The Sea Witch” once served as a hospital and morgue following the 1953 Ionian Earthquake where it is documented that over 400 souls lost their life on this ship. Today, many believe spirits have lingered onboard ever since and hundreds of ghost sightings have been documented. The USS Salem was featured on the television show Ghost Hunters and has been featured in books about haunted locations in Massachusetts. The ship was also featured in the 2016 film The Finest Hours produced by Walt Disney Studios.

    “Last year, Ghost Ship Harbor brought the first haunted destination in the Boston area for many years, bringing with it the fear and fun people look for during this season,” said Matt DiRoberto, founder of Immersive Productions and Ghost Ship Harbor.” “This year, we’ve improved on last year’s event tenfold, added additional attractions and upped the scare factor, ensuring that once again, Ghost Ship Harbor will be a destination event for people seeking fear across New England.  We look forward to to scaring the ship out of you.”  

    Ghost Ship Harbor runs 18 nights from September 29, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Tickets are on-sale now and advance purchases begin at $29.99 with Fast Pass and VIP Experiences also available. Tickets at the Box Office onsite will begin at $34.99. Not appropriate for children under age 12. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit http://www.ghostshipharbor.com/ 

     

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    Chelmsford Stamp Club

    Sunday Oct 22
    7:30 pm - 9 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church

    Chelmsford Stamp Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month except July, August & December. We have speakers & show short films about various aspects of stamp colleting. Beginners welcome. Ample parking, wheelchair accessable.

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    Ballroom Dancing Every Sunday Night

    Sunday Oct 22
    7:30 pm - 11 pm

    RELIEF'S IN FUNCTION HALL

    BALLROOM DANCING EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT at RELIEF'S IN Function Hall, 1 Market Street, Lawrence, MA. on the North Andover line. Take the Mass. Ave. exit from 495. 7:30 to 11 PM   Singles and Couples all welcome. Live Bands. Wood Floor. Bar service. Dessert and coffee at 8:30. Admission $13. Run by 'Come Alive After Five' group for over 30 years.  Bring your dancing shoes!

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    String Masters Series: Gabriela Díaz and Yoko Hagino

    Sunday Oct 22
    8 pm - 9 pm

    Seully Hall

    Violinist Gabriela Díaz, one of Boston's musical treasures, is praised for her "indefatigably expressive" playing and is a fierce champion of new music. She will be joined by pianist and Boston Conservatory alumna Yoko Hagino (G.P.D. '05) in a program including works by Lili Boulanger, Mozart, Messiaen, and Rihm.

    Andrew Mark, artistic director

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    SONG SHARING WITH AARON TORNBERG

    Sunday Oct 22
    8 pm - 9 pm

    The Hearing Room

    Come sing and jam with your host Aaron Tornberg.  All ages and skill levels welcome!

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    Open Mic at the Thirsty First

    Sunday Oct 22
    10 pm - 1 am

    Thirsty First

    Weekly open mic at the Thirsty First Bar & Grill on 280 Central Street, Lowell MA. PA provided, no cover, all styles, genres, and talents are welcome! 10pm-1am, hosted by Andy Brink

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"); lc_jQuery(document).ready(function() { lc_jQuery.getJSON("//localendar.com/JSPScriptlets/IncludeLegendSync.jsp?calendar_id=433388&callback=?",function(json) {}); try { lc_jQuery("#d_"+today()).css("background","#ffcc33"); lc_jQuery("#d_"+today()+" a:first").css("color","#0000ff"); DD_belatedPNG.fix('.event_image'); } catch(err){} pinboard(); }); /*! jQuery Wookmark plugin 0.5 @name jquery.wookmark.js @author Christoph Ono (chri@sto.ph or @gbks) @version 0.5 @date 3/19/2012 @category jQuery plugin @copyright (c) 2009-2012 Christoph Ono (www.wookmark.com) @license Licensed under the MIT (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php) license. */ jQuery.fn.wookmark = function(options) { if(!this.wookmarkOptions) { this.wookmarkOptions = jQuery.extend( { container: jQuery('body'), offset: 2, autoResize: false, itemWidth: jQuery(this[0]).outerWidth(), resizeDelay: 50, autoShow: true //MEO }, options); } else if(options) { this.wookmarkOptions = jQuery.extend(this.wookmarkOptions, options); } // Layout variables. if(!this.wookmarkColumns) { this.wookmarkColumns = null; this.wookmarkContainerWidth = null; } // Main layout function. this.wookmarkLayout = function() { // Calculate basic layout parameters. var columnWidth = this.wookmarkOptions.itemWidth + this.wookmarkOptions.offset; var containerWidth = this.wookmarkOptions.container.width(); var columns = Math.floor((containerWidth+this.wookmarkOptions.offset)/columnWidth); var offset = Math.round((containerWidth - (columns*columnWidth-this.wookmarkOptions.offset))/2); // If container and column count hasn't changed, we can only update the columns. var bottom = 0; if(this.wookmarkColumns != null && this.wookmarkColumns.length == columns) { bottom = this.wookmarkLayoutColumns(columnWidth, offset); } else { bottom = this.wookmarkLayoutFull(columnWidth, columns, offset); } // Set container height to height of the grid. this.wookmarkOptions.container.css('height', bottom+'px'); }; /** * Perform a full layout update. */ this.wookmarkLayoutFull = function(columnWidth, columns, offset) { // Prepare Array to store height of columns. var heights = []; while(heights.length < columns) { heights.push(0); } // Store column data. this.wookmarkColumns = []; while(this.wookmarkColumns.length < columns) { this.wookmarkColumns.push([]); } // Loop over items. var item, top, left, i=0, k=0, length=this.length, shortest=null, shortestIndex=null, bottom = 0; for(; i350) item.css('height', '350px'); // Find the shortest column. shortest = null; shortestIndex = 0; for(k=0; k