Hello Andover! Here's your daily rundown of everything happening in town for Saturday, May 13, courtesy of Andover News.

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Elm Square Safety Fix Delayed By Studies, Traffic Concerns

Andover officials were just beginning a study Elm Square safety concerns when a truck hit and killed a five-year-old Sidney Olson.

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Elm Square Safety Fix Delayed By Studies, Traffic Concerns
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A.M. Briefing

Four Things To DO Today
The weather is going to be great this weekend, and there are several things happening in Andover that will let you out and enjoy the sun:
  1. Head down to Andover's 47th Annual Crafts in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (more info).
  2. Andover Recreation and Andover Trails are partnering on a free community paddling event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, which will let you explore the Shawsheen River. You don't need a canoe, kayak or any paddling experience (more info).
  3. Read aloud to Gracie the therapy dog from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Memorial Hall Library.
  4. Find a hammock or nice park bench and read Andover Center for History & Culture's two part series on the history of West Elementary School.
  5. Andover Animal Control has some great advice on what to do if you find a baby bird while you're out and about this weekend.
Sports: Thursday's Scores
  • Visiting St. John's Prep beat AHS boys' tennis 5-0.
Results compiled from Boston Globe, AHS Athletics and other media reports.

Weather: Picture Perfect
  • Today: Blue skies with a few passing clouds, high of 79. Clear at night, low of 47.
  • Tomorrow: Cooler, low of 67 under mostly sunny skies. Low of 45 at night.
  • Monday: A few afternoon clouds, otherwise sunny. High of 76. Cloudy at night, low of 56.
Check here for the latest Andover forecast.

- Compiled by Dave Copeland

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Former Selectman Wants Fireworks, Special Town Meeting

An amended article at last week's Annual Town Meeting is threatening to cancel this year's Jerry Silverman Fourth of July Fireworks.

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This Week In Andover, May 14-21

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Here’s the Andover News weekly rundown of government meetings, events and activities happening in Andover.

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Happening today:

    8:30 am-12 pm: Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive for Lazarus House!

    Charity Events
    9 am-1pm: Andover Vocal Music Association Spring Car Wash
    5pm: Merrimack Valley YMCA 2023 Legacy Gala
    6 pm: Voices of Hope Dinner Cabaret

    Arts/Performing Arts
    10 am-4 pm: Andover Crafts In The Park
    7 pm: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays

    At Memorial Hall Library
    10 am: Saturday Stories
    2 pm: STEAM Lab

    8 am: AHS boys’ and girls’ track Andover Booster Meet

    Happening tomorrow:
    Happy Mother’s Day!
    No listings.

    Happening Monday
    6 pm: Board of Health
    7 pm: Finance Committee
    7 pm: Select Board

    Youth Services
    3:30 pm: Music Mondays – Jam Session

    Memorial Hall Library
    10 am: Meet-Up Monday
    10:30 am: Morning Book Discussion Group
    3 pm: Teen Weekly Activity: Guerilla Positivity
    5 pm: Create & Chill
    6 pm: Fiber Arts Club
    7 pm: Jedi Mind Tricks to Fight Anxiety

    At the Robb Center
    9 am: Ask The Lawyer
    9 am: Sunrise Singers
    9 am: Quilting Group
    10 am: Nonfiction Book Group
    1 pm: Matinee
    1 pm: Ping-Pong
    1 pm: Caregiver
    (see the Robb Center newsletter for more info)

    Virtual Events
    5 pm: In the Newsroom with NBC10Boston/NECN’s Susan Tran
    7 pm: Discover India: Beyond Chicken Tikka

    4 pm: Boston Latin at AHS girls’ tennis
    4:30 pm: AHS baseball at Central Catholic
    4:30 pm: North Andover at AHS softball
    5 pm: Billerica at AHS boys’ volleyball
    (see AHS Athletic for schedule changes, locations and more info)

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