The locally made film “Boys,” produced by Daryl Silva, will be released on DVD on Thursday just in time for holiday shoppers. To promote the release, “Boys” will return to the big screen on Thursday night at 6:30 for a one night only event at The AMC Loews Theater at The Loop in Methuen.
The DVD will include a high resolution version of the film, a brand new trailer, a digital copy of the film, a director’s commentary and a behind the scenes look. Those who attend The Loop screening tomorrow night will each receive a complimentary DVD and additional copies can be purchased for $10, Silva said.
Advance tickets to the screening are $10 and can be purchased through Paypal by logging onto: www.boysmobmovie.com & clicking the “Buy Now” button.
Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:
Howe St. Superette - 163 Howe St. Methuen
Balducci’s Pizza & Wings - 419 S. Broadway Salem NH
Hayes Tavern - 167 S. Union St. Lawrence
SunnySide Diner - 639 Broadway Lawrence
Wicked Big Cafe - 19 Essex St. Haverhill
Heavenly Donuts - 50 Main St. North Andover
Author reads from baseball book Friday in North Andover
NORTH ANDOVER ––Ever dream of making it in the big leagues? In his new book, Lucas Mann details a year spent in hardscrabble dugouts, bars, and buses with players from the Lumber-Kings, an Iowa-based, Class A baseball team in the Seattle Mariners’ farm system.
Mann will read from “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere” on Friday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at Merrimack’s Writers House. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A and reception.
Mann earned his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was also the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. His essays and stories have appeared in Barrelhouse, New South, Wigleaf, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and journalism at the UMASS-Dartmouth.
His first book has been called “lyrical, intellectual and personal” by The Boston Globe. NPR writes: “Lucas Mann’s Class A earns a position in a lineup that already includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Natural, The Boys of Summer, Moneyball and The Art of Fielding because, remarkably, it offers a fresh, unexpected angle on this well-trodden game.”
A new initiative at Merrimack College, the Writers House is dedicated to creative writing, reading, and thinking, with a host of offerings for students, faculty, alumni, and the community at large. We are located in the Academic Innovation Center, which is part of the Volpe Athletic Center expansion on Cullen Ave.
For more information, see http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/the-writers-house/
Andover senior programs schedule set for November
ANDOVER - The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration required for all events and space is limited. Call for information: 978-623-8321. Or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org for our complete listings.
The following is a list of programs for the remainder of this month.
Men’s Breakfast: Model Cars and Planes: Friday, Nov. 15 at 8:30 a.m. $4. Go back to your childhood and enjoy the life-long hobby of model car and plane building.
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2014: Friday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. The 2014 Open Enrollment dates run from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. All Medicare beneficiaries can enroll or change plans during this time only.
Fuel Assistance: Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. Call for individual appointments to assist with Fuel Assistance Applications.
Thanksgiving Lunch: Thursday, Nov. 21 at noon. $4. Thanksgiving luncheon with all the trimmings.
Beginner’s Bridge: Mondays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. $139. Life Master Terry Kay Bargar instructs.
Addison Gallery: Thursday, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon. $9 for series. Join a private tour with lectures of the latest exhibits. Register here at The Center.
Annual Holiday Fair: Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Select hand-made holiday crafts, garden club arrangements, knitted and quilted items, live plants, vintage jewelry and a large baked goods table. Annual Fundraiser for the Center.
Men and Women’s Outdoor hikes: Nov. 20 – Deer Jump and Dec. 4 – Spicket River Greenway. Call for details.