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George Washington: American Icon
George Washington, political leader, military general, statesman, Founding Father, planter, denture wearer, cherry-tree chopper, first president of the United States is perhaps the first multi-hyphenate celebrity. Washington was also a prolific slaveholder who, at the time of his death in 1799, owned 317 men, women, and children. Drawn from the Addison's collection of Washingtoniana, this exhibition, presented in the Museum Learning Center as a complement to Men of Steel, Women of Wonder?, explores the complex and often contradictory image of George Washington in American culture.

When: Sep 1, 2019 12am to Nov 15, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America
??"It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such." - Henry David Thoreau, Journal IX, 1856 Henry David Thoreau's midcentury clarion call offers a concise distillation of a prevailing, paradoxical, European American conception of the environment as other, a foil for the reason and civility of man, at times an adversary, at others an asset. From the Puritans' 17th century "errand into the wilderness" to the present, the dichotomy between man and nature has defined the European American experience in the "New World." Focusing on the 19th century, an era that witnessed both the extreme and violent exploitation of the land and its peoples and the birth of a modern conservation movement, this exhibition will unfold chronologically and move from New England to the West. Paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, and decorative arts by artists both familiar and unknown from the Addison's collection will enter into dialogue with a selection of objects from the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology and compelling natural history specimens generously lent by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to bear witness to the complex histories and persistent impacts of the 19th-century European American relationship with the natural world.?

When: Sep 1, 2019 12am to Jul 31, 2020 12am in Andover, MA
The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast
The works in this exhibition speak to the complexity and ambiguity of artistic identity in the British colonies of northeastern North America during the long 18th century and to the difficulty of defining the boundaries of American art. Separated from their English homeland by the vast Atlantic Ocean, colonists nevertheless participated in a dynamic economic and cultural network that connected them with the peoples of Europe, West Africa, and South America. As British North America grew increasingly prosperous, affluent new Americans emulated the refinement and gentility of their mother country by commissioning artists to create works that expressed both colonial desires for prestige and status and the hybridity of artistic production in early America. ?

When: Sep 1, 2019 12am to Dec 15, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Welcome to OAKtoberfest 2019! Location: Oak & Iron Brewing Co. Date:  September 21 Time:  1PM - 10PM Parking: Dundee Park (handicapped parking available at the brewery) OAKtoberfest is an all family event. Everyone is welcome including pets (no animals except service animals will be allowed in the brewery).  Events this year include:  Blessing of the Beer The first keg of OAKtoberfest Music: Mad Bavarian Brass Band 1- 6:00, Derrick and Dave 7- 9:30 Kids activities:  Face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides Beer Stein holding contests and hop picking Beer:  We'll launch our ice cold, fresh and flavorful Oak & Iron OAKoberfest Lager. We will also have our full portfolio available in 20 oz pours. Food:  Brats, potato salad, sauerkraut, burgers, hotdogs, Bavarian pretzels, German chocolate cake, sodas etc. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 21 yo +:  The ticket price is $17.00 plus MA meals tax, Eventbrite fee.  The ticket includes one (1) 20 oz pour of any available Oak & Iron brew, one (1) meal ticket, and a wrist band. A valid ID is mandatory for all that wish to purchase a wrist band.  Meal tickets include: - German Brats, sauerkraut, potato salad, or Burgers, potato salad / chips, and pickle Under 21 is free What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free general admission parking at Dundee Park on Essex St.  If heading towards Oak & Iron from Shawsheen Road, turn left at the three way intersection and continue up the hill to before the train tracks and turn right into Dundee Park. If heading towards Oak & Iron from Red Spring Road, after passing the Brewery, turn right at the intersection. Signs will designate parking. Handicap parking - All non-handicap parking will be at Dundee Park.  What can I bring into the event? You should only need to bring clothing to fit the weather conditions. Growlers are not allowed at the event. All pours will be twenty (20) ounce pours. We will not fill growlers or flights  at the 2019 Oaktoberfest. What's the refund policy? There will be no refunds. The event will take place September 21st rain or shine. There will be ample coverage in the event of rain to keep customers dry. Do I have to bring my receipt to the event? YES!  You must bring your receipt (printed or on your phone) along with your ID to the event. An Oak & Iron staff member will check your receipt and ID and provide you a glass, beer ticket, and wristband.  Buying a ticket online does not guarantee a wristband. Only a receipt with a valid form of Identification will be given a wristband. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? No. The person who purchased the ticket will be given all products associated with Oaktoberfest  Is it ok if the name on my receipt doesn't match the person who attends? The name on the ticket must match the purchaser of the ticket. The purchaser may buy tickets for a group but every individual in the group must provide a valid form of identification with age for a wristband.

When: Sep 21, 2019 1pm in Andover, MA
Sold Out - Hike & Hops New England

We'll meet at the trail head and hike at one of New England's most iconic destinations. After hiking about 4 miles we'll head over to a nearby bar for a drink and appetizers the first round is on us. Must be 21+ to attend with valid I.D.

When: Sep 21, 2019 1pm to Sep 21, 2019 5pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 69.0 - 89.0 USD
10th Annual Chocolate Fair
Join in a great night of fabulous desserts and fundraising at the 10th Annual West Parish Chocolate Fair! An amazing buffet of sweets including red velvet whoopie pies, tiramisu, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-bacon mini cupcakes, chocolate orange slices, chocolate mummies, smores on a stick, the original chocolate chip cookies, chocolate dipped potato chips - om Yummy!, tie-dye chocolate bark, chocolate covered pretzels and so much more!And if Chocolate isn't your thing....don't worry! We have lots of delectable non-chocolate treats including cannolis, coconut macaroons, vermont maple leafs, blonde brownies, churro cookies with caramel cream, cheesecake and more! Hungry now?In addition to the incredible array of sweets, we'll have a large variety of donated items for our Raffle and Silent Auction. Each of these items has been very generously donated by local and national businesses!We cannot thank these businesses enough for their generous donations - thank you!!!! Tickets: $5 Under 5, $8 Students, $10 Adults100% of the proceeds will go to the College Scholarships for the Greater Lawrence Boys and Girls Club which will be awarded in June 2020.

When: Sep 21, 2019 6:30PM in Andover, MA
EagleMania...The world's greatest Eagles Tribute Band
Join Us and see EagleMania perform the Eagles' greatest hits. To purchase tickets ($50) call the Northern Essex Community College events line at 978-556-3870 or go online at www.mktix.com

When: Sep 21, 2019 7pm to Sep 21, 2019 9:30PMin Andover, MA
Gallery Tour: A Wildness Distant from Ourselves
In collaboration with Andover's Memorial Hall Library, Addison curator Gordon Wilkins will lead a tour of A Wildness Distant from Ourselves, offering a discussion of the works and themes presented. The tour is free, but space is limited. Please register online at www.mhl.org/events or call 978.623.8430.

When: Sep 24, 2019 12am to Sep 24, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions
Join us in celebrating the opening of our new shows. Enjoy great company, refreshments, and the best of American art!

When: Oct 4, 2019 12am to Oct 4, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Men of Steel, Women of Wonder
Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most beloved icons in American pop culture. Created in times of economic adversity and war, these characters quickly emerged as beacons of American morality, representing the ideals of truth, justice, and the American way. Men of Steel, Women of Wonder examines art world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today's contemporary artist interpretations. The exhibition includes over 70 paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more by a wide range of artists, exploring national identity, American values, social politics, and the concept of humanity. Men of Steel, Women of Wonder is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

When: Oct 5, 2019 12am to Jan 5, 2020 12am in Andover, MA