For a fee of $25, the Friends will handle publicity, yard and area signs, and town maps showing the address, particulars and location of each yard sale. The maps will be available for pickup at Town Hall on Sept. 20 and on the day of the event.
Those taking part can simply hold a yard sale at their home or a friend’s home in Groveland and keep the proceeds. For more information and a registration form, contact Valerie Osborne at 978-374 6253 or JoAnna Donnelly at 978-374-6225. Deadline for registration and to appear on the maps is Sept. 16.
Lockhart returns to Merrimack Valley: There is still time to purchase tickets to see Keith Lockhart and Friends on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School in Andover.
The event is presented by the Northern Essex Community College Foundation Inc., the Women of NECC and the NECC Alumni Association. Proceeds will benefit NECC’s Endowment Fund.
Lockhart will present a talk on composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” illustrated by periodic interludes of music performed by a group of seven musicians. The 1918 theatrical Russian parable meant to be “read, played, and danced” tells the tale of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy.
Lockhart became the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. This is a return visit to the Merrimack Valley for the 53-year-old New York native. For tickets at $35 each call the NECC Institutional Advancement events line at 978-556-3870 or visit www.mvarts.info.
For more information or to request communication access, visit www.necc.mass.edu/signature-event. Discounts are available for students and groups.