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FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover
Why Go: Children 3-5 enjoy roughly 3 picture books together. Fingerplays and crafts enhance the experience for children.
Where/When: Friday, March 11, 10 a.m. at Andover Bookstore.
Why Go: Imaginative storyteller Susan Lenoe offers an storytelling experience for younger kids.
Where/When: Saturday, March 12, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers.
Why Go: St. John's Prep is honor its outgoing headmaster so it is throwing an auction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Danvers. It will have a "Back to the Future" theme and a $10,000 raffe for all ticket holders.
Pricing: $100 for 6 tickets, $50 for 3 tickets, and $25 for 1 ticket
Where/When: March 13, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. , Memorial Hall Library, Andover.
Why Go: The Memorial Hall Libary will be hosting the "World Winds Willow" Flute Ensemble at the library today. Enjoy some peaceful and soft flute compositions.
Where/When: Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Library on North Main Street in Andover.
Why Go: The library picks various movies for teens to watch each week and provides a place for them to watch it.