ANDOVER — The Andover Green Advisory Board and Sustainable Andover will host a forum Friday at the Old Town Hall as part of the town's "Being Green Made Easy" week.

The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., will give people an opportunity to learn from specialists on how to be more environmentally green. It will also include examples of improvements from fellow Andover residents and glimpses into what the "green teams" at the various schools around town are doing. There will be door prizes, which include a recycling bin filled with go-green products and a free energy audit.

Greg Sebasky, chairman of Andover Green Advisory Board, will give a presentation called "What Andover Is Doing."

The other green and sustainable events in Andover this week include:

Invasive species lecture: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library

Green tours: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bringing groups on tours of green homes, businesses and schools.

Andover Farmers Market: Saturday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St. This will be the final farmers market of the season.

For more information of "Being Green Made Easy" week visit

Citizenship, English classes are open

LAWRENCE — Applications are being accepted for citizenship classes Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings at the Asian Center of Merrimack Valley, 1 Ballard Way.

Classes are open to anyone preparing to become a citizen of the United states. They will cover U.S. government, history and practice questions for the citizenship interview.

The 10-week program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the morning session is $50. There is no charge for the evening classes as it is funded through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Asian Center is also taking registration for English for Speakers of Other Languages and preschool classes.

To sign up, call 978-683-7316 Ext. 11.

Thousands of flags to be placed on graves

ANDOVER — Some 3,600 American flags adorning the graves of veterans buried in Spring Grove Cemetery will be replaced Oct. 10.

At 11 a.m., veterans groups, boy and girls scout troops and others will undertake the task in the Abbot Street cemetery. The work will take about 90 minutes and affords an opportunity to see parts of Andover's history up close.

In the event of inclement weather, the flags will be placed Sunday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. Call the Veterans Office at 978-623-8218 for more information.

Open house at Lawrence FD

LAWRENCE — The Lawrence Fire Department will host an open house this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Fire Station on Lowell Street.

Volunteers sought to conduct workshops

LAWRENCE — Elder Services of Merrimack Valley is looking for volunteers who want to become trained leaders and conduct healthy aging workshops in the area.

For details, contact Susan Poludniak at 978-946-1355.

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