Bundle up, Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Friday, Feb. 3, courtesy of Andover News.
Above: The state champion Andover High School field hockey team toured the state house this week (Photo: AHS Assistant Field Hockey Coach Coach Beauchesne/Twitter) The team was invited by Andover's state delegation. More photos on state Rep. Tram Nguyen's Twitter page.

A.M. Briefing

3 Things To Know Today:
  1. It's dangerously cold today. There is a wind-chill warning in effect through 1 p.m. tomorrow, with the coldest weather tonight (more details in "Weather," below). Check the Town of Andover's Storm Information Center and Andover News for updates as they become available. If you have pets, Andover Animal Control has tips for keeping them safe during the cold snap. MORE COVERAGE.
  2. J.P. Licks in Andover is looking for a visiting artist, who can show and sell their art -- commission free -- for four months (more info).
  3. Ends tomorrow: Get a 10 percent discount on new, one-year and family plan subscriptions. Enter the code WINTER at check-out to get 10% off the regular annual subscription price. Offer expires Saturday, Feb. 4.
Sports: Central Catholic eked out a 39-34 win over AHS wrestling Wednesday...The AHS girls basketball team (14-0) remained #1 in the Boston Globe rankings released Thursday. The Warriors host Central Catholic at 7 p.m. tonight (compiled from Boston Globe sports, AHS Athletic Department and other media reports).

Weather: Dangerously cold with a high of just 18 and a low of -8. Winds in the high teens/low 20s with the potential for gusts up to 30 MPH. The wind chill warning will be in effect until 1 p.m.tomorrow. Wind chills could go as low as -30, with the coldest weather tonight. MORE COVERAGE.

Warmer weather returns on Sunday and Monday, with partly to mostly cloud skies and highs of 47 on both days. Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

Today's Top Stories

Andover Braces For Bitter Cold

Andover Public Schools was urging families to drive kids to school, and the town was monitoring the cold snap in case it needs to set up warming shelters.

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selective focus of frozen tree twigs

Downtown Business Closes - For Now

A specialty food store born in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic in downtown Andover has closed, but hopes to reopen in a new location.

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Downtown Business Closes - For Now

Lawrence Man Accused Of Andover Car Break-Ins

Andover police believe the 25-year-old acted alone in a string of reported garage and car break-ins in recent weeks.

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Lawrence Man Accused Of Andover Car Break-Ins

Happening today:

10 pm: Office Hours with State Rep. Tram Nguyen

At Memorial Hall Library
9-4:30 pm: Friends of Memorial Hall Library Book Sale
10 am: Movers & Shakers

At the Robb Center
8 am-8pm: Fitness Center Open
8:30 am: French Conversation Group
9 am: Nature Walk
10 am: English Listening Skills for Chinese Speakers
12 pm: Congregate Lunch
1 pm: 45’s Card Game
1 pm: Social Bridge
4-8 pm: Ping Pong
4 pm: Yoga for Older Guys and Girls

7 pm: Central Catholic at AHS girls basketball
7 pm: AHS boys basketball at Central Catholic

Other events:
5 pm: St. Augustine Church’s mass to celebrate Father Art Johnson’s 60 years as a priest.

Happening tomorrow:
7 pm: Lunar New Year Celebration

At Memorial Hall Library
9-4:30 pm: Friends of Memorial Hall Library Book Sale
10 am: Saturday Stories
3:30 pm: Sensory Saturday

9 am: AHS wrestling at Haverhill
5:20 pm: AHS boys hockey vs. Central Catholic (Breakaway Ice Center)

Happening Sunday:
At Memorial Hall Library
1-4 pm: Friends’ Winter Book Sale Bag Sale Day

Performing Arts
3 pm: Andover Choral Society concert at West Middle School
4 pm: Duo Amie concert at Faith Luther Church

5 pm: AHS girls gymnastics vs. Lowell (Shriners Auditorium)

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