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Yard Sale: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Mass Ave., North Andover. The following will be on sale: quilting supplies, hoops, fat quarters, clothing, baseball cards, jewelry, collectibles, knitting materials, dinnerware, antiques, furniture, crocheting supplies and more. This yard sale will benefit mission outreach projects. A light luncheon will be available. No admission fee. For information: 978-685-1502.


Spring Cleanup at Veteran’s Memorial Park: 9-11 a.m. April 29, Veteran’s Memorial Park, North Andover. Residents are invited to participate in the upcoming spring clean-up for Veterans Memorial Park at the library in North Andover. Though the DPW does mow the lawn and prune large trees, mulching, weeding and care for the shrubs are handled by a small group of volunteers. Coffee, doughnuts and water will be provided.

Celebrity Tasting — Spring Flour with Joanne Chang: 1-5 p.m. April 29, The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover. Award-winning chef and restaurateur Joanne Chang will join The Wine ConneXtion for a seasonal celebrity tasting event. A 2016 James Beard Award winner, Joanne Chang opened Flour in 2000 and has since been featured in Gourmet, Food Wine, Bon Appétit, the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler, as well as receiving several “Best of Boston” awards. At this event Chang will serve Sticky Bun Kouign Amann with caramel goo, whipped cream and pecans, which will be paired with a selection of wines from The Wine ConneXtion. All tastings are complimentary and open to the public, guests must be age 21 or older to attend. For information: http://wineconnextion.com.

North Andover Earth Day Town-wide Cleanup: noon to 4 p.m. April 30, North Andover DPW, 384 Osgood St., North Andover. Help keep the community clean and green on April 30 by volunteering for the town-wide cleanup. Check-in is at the DPW office. Upon check-in, volunteers will be provided gloves, trash bags and grabbers. The DPW will be available to pick up the filled trash bags. Students will receive community service hours for volunteering. Sponsored by Wheelabrator. For information: northandoversc@gmail.com; http://northandoverma.gov/Pages/index/.

Blood donation opportunity: 2-7 p.m. May 2, Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover; 2-7 p.m. May 3, North Andover Masonic Lodge, 19 Johnson St. All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood — donors can give red blood cells through either a regular whole blood donation or a Power Red donation, where available. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor. Donors can use the Red Cross Blood Donor App to schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards. Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass before coming to their appointments. For information: 800-733-2767; http://redcrossblood.org.

Masons’ Spring Indoor Flea Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6, Cochichewick Lodge, 19 Johnson St., North Andover. The public is invited to the Spring Indoor Flea Market, hosted by the Masons in the center of old North Andover. The event will feature bargains at dealer tables. Lunch will also be served. Eight-foot dealer tables are still available, at $20 each. For information or table reservations: 978-683-6875.

Run for the Rosés: 1-5 p.m. May 6, The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover. This will be the first of two rosé tastings. Ladies, don the elaborate, and gentlemen, break out the pastels because The Wine ConneXtion will once again bringing the Kentucky Derby to North Andover. At this tasting The Wine ConneXtion will celebrate the annual Run for the Roses with a complimentary wine tasting of domestic rosés. For information: http://wineconnextion.com.

Andover Sportsmen’s Club 68th annual Fishing Derby: 6 p.m. May 6, Sudden Pond on Middleton Road, Harold Parker State Forest. The Andover Sportsmen’s Club will host our 68th annual Fishing Derby. The Derby will be held at Sudden Pond. Anglers ages 15 and younger are invited to participate. There is no entry fee. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. Each participating child will receive a raffle ticket for new fishing gear. Refreshments will be served and will be free for participants ages 15 and younger. Volunteers will be on hand to assist any child with baiting their hooks. For information: http://andoversportsmensclub.org/.

Rosés International: 1-5 p.m. May 13, The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover. At the second tasting of rosés, The Wine Connextion will pour a variety of imported rosés from all around the world. The heartland of rosé is the Côtes de Provence in France, although rosés from Spain, Portugal, Austria and New Zealand have become increasingly popular and in this complimentary tasting, guests are invited to savor the fresh, dry and vibrant taste of rosés. For information: http://wineconnextion.com.

Terrific Twelves: 1-5 p.m. May 20, The Wine ConneXtion, 117 Main St., North Andover. Join The Wine ConneXtion for a tasting of the most popular picks that won’t break the bank. With everything priced at $12 or under, this afternoon will be a great source of wine education, highlighting the flavor, aroma and color differences between top sellers. For information: http://wineconnextion.com.

Ongoing

Young Adults Safe Place Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, beginning April 6, Trinitarian Congregational Church of North Andover, Scouts Cabin, 72 Elm Street, North Andover. Young Adults Safe Place is a group for young adults who have lost a loved one to suicide to get together and grieve their losses. Safe Place allows survivors to talk, listen, cry, be silent, grieve, be accepted, be understood, and offer support to someone else in need in the wake of a suicide death. Meetings are facilitated by a peer suicide survivor and are confidential and free. For information: apeicott@fsmv.org.

Jazz at Salvatore’s: 6-9 p.m. every other Thursday, Salvatore’s, 345 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Fans of Salvatore’s Italian cuisine now have the option of dinner and a show. “Days of Our Lives” television star and national recording artist Steve Blackwood sings jazz standards and bluesy originals every other Thursday evening, evoking the spirits of Gershwin, Sinatra and more. Parking is free and there is no cover. For information: http://salvatoreslawrence.com/lawrence.

Andover Historical collecting election and Women’s March memorabilia: through May 10, Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Andover Historical is collecting memorabilia, images, stories, and oral histories from recent events such as the Inauguration and Women’s March History is happening every day. Andover Historical gathers and shares stories from the town and its people, preserving history for today and the future. All material will be considered for the permanent collection and temporary exhibition. To share memorabilia and stories, people are encouraged to contact the history center at 978-475-2236; info@andoverhistorical.org; andoverhistorical.org/gathering-stories.

Youth writing workshop: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Merrimack Valley Immigrant and Education Center, 439 S. Union St. building 2 level B, Lawrence. Robert Largess will lead a youth writing workshop, during which students will write short stories, poems, essays and reports and learn about stories from other cultures. Fee: $10 per class. For information and registration: 978-683-7316; mviec.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, North Andover Senior Center, 120 R. Main St., North Andover; 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 196 Main St., North Andover. Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step support program for those with eating disorders. Free. For information: 781-641-2303.

Merrimack Valley Networking Group: 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Atria Marland Place, 15 Steven St., Andover. Merrimack Valley Networking Group is a free business networking group. Local business owners are welcome to attend. For information: 978-609-6420; pdllaw@comcast.net.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting: 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 7-Dec. 30, Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free 12-step program, like AA, for those struggling with issues surrounding food, weight, body image and eating. This group meets from 8-9:30 a.m. every Saturday Jan. 7-Dec. 30. Come hear from members with recovery ranging from 90 days to over 25 years share their stories of experience, strength and hope and learn more about what the FA program offers. For information: 978-475-0529.

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