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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit andovergardenclub.org. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
42nd Annual Sheep Shearing Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Old North Andover Common. Activities include sheep shearing and herding demonstrations, pony rides, craft fair, food vendors, hayrides, and cow pie bingo. There will also be a free shuttle from the Franklin and Middle Schools. Call 978-490-6505.
The Fidelio Society’s spring concert, 2 p.m. in Cochran Chapel, on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St., Andover. The a cappella choir of 18 voices will include works by Weelkes, Wilbye, Monteverdi, Pärt, Poulenc, Lennon/McCartney and others. The Fidelio Society is the oldest musical organization on Andover Hill. The chapel is handicapped accessible. Call 978-749-4260 or email email@example.com.
Healthy Kids Running Series, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at AVIS-West Parish Meadow, off Reservation Road, Andover. Pre-K will do the 50 yard dash, kindergarten and first grade will do the 1/4 mile, second and third graders will do the 1/2 mile, fourth and fifth graders and middle school students will do the one mile race. Top placers in each race will receive points based on their finish. The boy and girl racer with the most points at the end of the series will win a trophy and a prize. Medals will be awarded to every racer after the last race in the series. Gift bags will be distributed to all participants. Cost is $30 for the series, $10 per race. All races will be the same distances each week. Snacks and beverages for participants. Call 978-886-6506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at healthykidsrunningseries.org.