ANDOVER - In honor of Alzheimer's Action day today, Whole Foods Market in Andover will donate 5 percent of the day's net sales to the Alzheimer's Association. Last year, the event raised more than $3,000 for the organization.

The event will take place between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. The store is located at 40 Railroad St.

Volunteers from the Alzheimer's Association will also be on hand at Whole Foods to answer questions and provide information about this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's taking place at Brickstone Square in Andover on Oct. 2.

Candidate's comedy fund-raiser

METHUEN - Jamie Atkinson, a candidate for the Central District Council seat, will host a campaign fund-raiser Sept. 29. It will be a comedy night held at The Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence. Comics include Methuen's Mac Livingston and Dave Rattigan and other surprise guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Suggestion donation is $20. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 978-394-7912 or obtain tickets through the mail at The Committee to Elect Jamie Atkinson, 17 Central St., Methuen, Mass. 01844

Cello recital at Phillips

ANDOVER — The Phillips Academy Music Department will present a guest cello recital featuring Junko Simons on cello and Steve Lantner on piano performing works by Prokofiev, Schumann, Webern, and improvisations by Lantner and Simons. The performance will take place in the Timken Room at Graves Hall on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert, free and open to the public, will take place in the Cochran Chapel. For more information call Phillips Academy at (978) 749-4263 or e-mail to

City Hall After Hours

LAWRENCE - The next City Hall after hours entitled "Green Jobs/Sustainable Economic Development" will be Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Terra Luna Cafe, 225 Essex St. For more information, call 978-747-7989.

North Andover council seeks funding ideas

NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to council spokesperson Edward Wang, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in North Andover, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

The North Andover Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the North Andover Cultural Council will distribute about $4,470 in grants. Previously funded projects include performances at Stevens Memorial Library and other poetry, music, and visual arts programs throughout the town.

For specific guidelines and complete information on the North Andover Cultural Council, contact Edward Wang at 978-683-6621 or at Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at

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