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Do You Have Plans for the Weekend?


If you don’t, here are some ideas!


  Amesbury Open Studios

takes place on Saturday and Sunday, featuring about 70 artists displaying and selling their artwork. Visit their studios, learn about their process, and purchase one-of-a-kind items.  The entire downtown Market Square will be alive with shopping, dining, history, art and culture.  The City Hall exhibition “Transitions” is setup in the front-hall gallery, and there will be many artists set up in the main auditorium, demonstrating and selling their art.  A free trolley will take you within walking distance of the studios.

Looking to start (or finish) your holiday shopping or pick up some decorative items?  ‘Tis the start of the season!  Mill 77 Trading Company in Amesbury is holding its annual Vintage Holiday Market on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The market will include a pet photo shoot, pop-up vendors, fabulous food, special events and special guests!  And of course you will be able to browse the unique items, antiques, collectibles, new, recycled and custom built furniture, home décor and consignments available in the 15,000 sq. ft. showroom and work space.


Want a more traditional holiday fair experience?  Head to the Boston Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  It’s the largest arts and crafts festival in New England! There will be over 350 pop up shops by American Artisans that come together once a year for 3 days only!  Find handmade, unique gifts, and specialty foods for everyone on your list,including your 4-legged friends.


Calling all Super Heroes and Super Hero Wannabes! It’s the North Shore Super Hero Expo on Sunday from 11:30-2:00 at the Knights of Columbus on Lynnfield Street in Lynn.   Kids can dress as their favorite hero, there will be contests, trivia games, super hero training, crafts, swag bags and more!

Opera Anyone?  That’s this Sunday’s presentation at the Cabot Theater in Beverly at 3:00.  The annual exploration of gems from the operatic stage will feature Arias, Overtures and Intermezzi from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and many more, performed by the Symphony by the Sea.

BSO Community Chamber Concert takes place on Sunday at 3:00 at the Memorial Music Hall in Methuen.  If you haven’t been to the hall, you’ll want to check it out, it’s absolutely beautiful!  The free concert lasts approximately one hour and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception for the audience and musicians.  Tickets and program info at

The Symphony and Chamber Music not your style?  How about a little Pink Floyd?  How about a laser show?  Check it out - Laser Floyd: The Wall at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science in Boston.  This 18+ show weaves Pink Floyd's classic 1979 epic about personal struggle into one of the most popular laser shows ever produced.  Friday and Saturday evenings.


Did you love “Little House on the Prairie” as a kid, or do you know someone who loves the books now?  Head to Cider Hill Farm for its annual Pioneer Day, an interactive day of family-friendly events, including a show featuring a Laura Ingalls Wilder reenactment.  The special day is a great lesson in the history and importance of farming, and how pioneers prepared for the winter.  Saturday from 8:30-1:30.


Have you been thinking of trying out a new restaurant in Newburyport, or maybe visiting one of your favorites?  You’re in luck, this is Newburyport Restaurant Week! Participating eateries will showcase unique fixed-price offerings.  Two course lunches will be available for $15.  Three courses dinners will be offered at both $20 and $30.  Start planning your dining experiences because whoever has the most visits at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week (November 10-14) wins two tickets to any Firehouse Center for the Arts production!


 Veterans Day Events


North Andover - there will be a Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 10:15 am. The parade starts at First and Main Plaza, followed by a ceremony immediately at the end of the parade at Patriots Memorial Park.

Andover - there will be three brief ceremonies for Veterans Day on Monday, followed by a luncheon at 1:00 pm at the Ballardvale United Church, 23 Clark Road, at 1:00 p.m. The ceremonies will be held at: West Parish Cemetery at 10:00 am, at Spring Grove Cemetery at 11:00 am and at Ballardvale Green at 12:00 pm. 

Merrimack College - Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Merrimack College is inviting local veterans to a ceremony and hockey game (against Northeastern) on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 pm. Contact Joe Gonthier a t978/284-3230, or


Open Houses: Sunday will be busy, with numerous open houses ready for your viewing pleasure! Let any of the members of The Carroll Group know if you’d like a list of open houses or would like to schedule a private showing of any property currently on the market.