Sunday, May 18
Andover Garden Club to present “Petals & Palettes on a Sunday Afternoon,” noon to 5 p.m. at the Essex Art Center, Lower Level, 56 Island St., Lawrence. The event will feature artists, floral design, live music, art for sale, as well as appetizers and beverages. More than 70 pieces will be displayed, including sculpture, watercolor, oil painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, and fiber arts. Select pieces will be interpreted in floral arrangements “Art in Bloom.” Much of the artwork will be offered for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the work of the Andover Garden Club. For tickets call 978-475-7119, email email@example.com or visit andovergardenclub.org. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Tuesday, May 20
Author visit, 7 p.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Julia Glass will discuss “And the Dark Sacred Night.” Call 978-475-0143 or visit hugobookstores.com/andover.
Monday, May 26
Andover’s Annual Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. with the route leading from the intersection of Elm Street and Florence Street to Main Street, to Punchard Avenue, Bartlet Street and ending at The Park. There will be a collation in the Doherty Middle School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. for all parade participants. No political activity can be accommodated in and during the parade. Any civic, patriotic or fraternal organization that would like to march in the parade should call the Veterans’ Services Office at 978-623-8218. In the event of heavy rain, all observances will be held inside the Memorial Auditorium.
Tuesday, May 27
Merrimack Valley Pflag/Transgender Chapter Meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Call 781-891-5966, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gbpflag.org.
Saturday, May 31
Department of Safety’s Boating Education Class, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windham Fire Department, 3 Fellows Road. New Hampshire has a mandatory boating education law. Everyone 16 years of age and older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters must have a boating education certificate. This program is designed to assist the boating public in having a safer, more enjoyable experience on the water through boating education. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 603-293-2037 or 888-254-2125.